For the benefit of people curious about the history of this great board, I thought we could start an encyclopedia highlighting many of the famous events/people/phrases that have existed. Post some information and I'll start creating entries,mmkay? Spider-Man Hype: The original incarnation of Superhero Hype,created as of a spin-off of ComingSooon.net by Mirko and Excelsior. It was created to discuss rumors and spoilers for the original "Spider-Man" film. Eventually it branched out to encompass all mediums of comic books. Avatar: Common in many internet forums, an avatar is a picture displayed under a user's name and title. It must be a certain size (though you can have slightly larger ones when you reach 3,000 and 6,000 posts), and can either be a regular picture, or a moving .gif. Many Hype members are known by their avatars, and certain others have become known for being avatar-making specialists. 'Avvy' is a common abbreviation. Bump: The act of adding a new post to a thread that had previously stopped getting attention, as a way of keeping a conversation going. Superhero forums: Created when a new comic adaptation is announced. If the film is successful, and sequels are planned, the forum stays open (see "Spider-Man", "Batman", "X-Men"). If the film bombs, the forum doesn't last far beyond the DVD release (see "Elektra", "LXG"). Sub-forums usually include general discussion, spoiler, comic book/source material discussion/products, sequel talk. Game forums were recently merged into the regular Gaming Forum. The Games Forum: A section of the hype that for a while went completely unmoderated. It developed it's own community, which would pull stunts a like invade an unused section, renaming it the "Spam forum". Most notable of the regulars there, was Don't Read This or "DRT", who happened to be several regulars, without anyone knowing. Political Forum: Forum existing only briefly during the summer of 2004.It was created to keep political discussions out of the Community boards,but was eventually deleted in early fall of that year. It is speculated that the reason behind the deletion was because the absence of political threads left community with mostly spam. Board FAQ's : A list of guidelines with information regarding the forum rules, and user maintenance. It is one of the least used features. http://forums.superherohype.com/faq.php Pwnd/Pwn/Pwn3d(verb): Variation of Owned/Own3d which recognizes a verbal and/or physical victory over an opponent. Organics suck: Reaction to the revelation that Spider-Man would not have synthetic web-shooters in the movie.See Organics debate CINO: Catwoman in name only.CINO was inspired by GINO. Godzilla In Name Only.As such, the suffix INO is now widely used to describe film or cartoon adaptations of comic book characters that are nothing like the source material. Teh: Leet term for the.It is often used in a variety of gramatically incorrect ways. Teh Puffy: A 'leet' term believed to have begun with fan reaction Christian Bale as Batman. Now generally used ironically. meh = Word expressing an uncaring emotion toward something. Similar to a shrug. w00t!/woot = Word expression immense enjoyment about something. Noob: 1.Someone who recently joined/began posting on the Hype. Often criticized for being naive and/or arrogant. 2. Term used with disparaging intent to describe any newcomer regardless of his or her behavior. See also 'newb', 'newbie', 'noobie'. Bale, Dammit!: Phrase that people would repeat to express their desire to see actor Christian Bale portray Bruce Wayne in the impending relaunch of the "Batman" movie series. Online support for Bale became extremely popular, and he was eventually casted as the lead in the Christopher Nolan-directed "Batman Begins", a 2005 hit that is considered one of the best comic book adaptations ever made. Man-Spider: A term used by detractors of the "Spider-Man" films on the Hype who do not believe that they portray their popular namesake hero, generally due to the fact that he has organic, as opposed to self-made, web-shooters.It is believed to have been coined by Bakerboy. Prep Time: The idea that a person (Most notably batman) can beat anyone with time to prepare and plan. People would often post "Batman w/ prep time" in every "VERSUS" thread, even if it didn't involve batman. Flame bait: A thread topic that appears to be well intentioned. Usually a discussion on God, the president, what you believe, and topics similar to these. But in reality, they become nothing more than board members yelling at each other, trying to prove how wrong the other is. A trollbait topic is the match that lights the fuse. Leet: Internet shorthand, commonly found in forums, chat rooms, and online game play. Known for abbreviations of words and phrases (example: 'Laughing out loud' = 'lol'; 'Right out ****ing loud' = 'rofl'). Letters are also frequently replaced by numbers ('E', for example, is often replaced by the number 3). Fittingly, 'leet' is frequently spelled '1337'. "Adult Swim" often references 'leet', and is credited with popularizing the phrase "teh s uck". A student once bet $1337 as his Final Jeopardy wager on a teen edition of Jeopardy. The Purge: In April of 2007, after many complaints and issues concerning massive lags and response times, it was decided that all threads that had not had responses in over a year were to be deleted to clear some space. Ultimately it did not make a difference, and the Hype acquired a new server a month later. Mr.Parker: An infamous poster long gone from the Hype. Founder of the original "Organics Suck!!!" thread. His constant claims that both Spider-Man movies were not in fact the character from which the films get their titles. It seemed to him that having a boy named Peter Parker who gets bitten my a spider, gains amazing abilities, fights a man named Norman Osborn who has become the Green Goblin after a lab accident was indeed "not Spider-Man, this is ManSpider". He also had an immense dislike of all Batman films. Often in league with a former poster Bakerboy who shared many of the same views as Mr.Parker. Bakerboy: A former member of the Hype. Often in league with Mr.Parker also formerly of the Hype. Much like Mr.Parker, Bakerboy also had a strong dislike of the Spider-Man films. Accusing those who liked them of being "untrue fans of spidey" and generally agreeing with most any anti-Spidey remark made by his aforementioned ally. Bakerboy had an immense love of actress Michelle Pfeiffer. It is thought his name comes from the film Michelle was in The Fabulous Bakerboys. He also thought Michelle should be cast in every movie, no matter what the role. He often called for Michelle to be cast as Mary Jane in the Spider-Man movies. Bakerboy had a knack for terrible spelling and a lack of basic grammar, even as he accused many Hypesters of being "untrue fans with bad grammar". Often clashed with Hype member Matt. Mr. Peg: The name given by longtime HYPE mod Hollow Wood Director to a series of supposedly "horrific" top-secret photos he claimed to have in his possession back around October of 2002. HWD started a thread describing the photos as being taken from a secret government experiment and asking for volunteers to sign a "disclaimer" absolving him and SHH of all responsibility if he were to PM this series of photos, which he claimed could result in hallucinations and paranoia after viewing them (somewhat similar to the concept seen in the then-current films The Ring, and Fear Dot Com). Several deadlines to send the PM's to the interested parties came and went, and after HWD went missing from the HYPE boards for a while there were frustrated questions as to what the point of the whole thing was -- a failed experiment? A drawn-out prank with no punchline? No one except the poster Speedin' Bullet ever claimed that they received the "Mr. Peg" pictures, and Speedin' Bullet made numerous rambling posts claiming to have seen hallucinations and even being arrested for attempting to attack a policeman with a sword. HWD later claimed to have erased the photos from his hard drive, and after the original Mr. Peg thread was finally locked to keep curious newbies from bumping it, that was that. While HWD's ultimate motives in the Mr. Peg incident have never been revealed, the name "Mr. Peg" pops up every now and then as a synonym for some imaginary horrible thing whose bark is worse than its bite. http://www.superherohype.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82442 http://www.superherohype.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118428 JPLaya2023: Spammer known for his obsessive loves of Batman and "Dragonball Z" hero Goku (he has, at different times, claimed both would defeat any opponent). Very adamant in his opinions. Has very limited spelling/grammar skills. There is a movement of Hype members who proudly boast having him on their ignore list. Amerikaz Most Wanted(AMW) and Kittykatr: Two very disturbed poster who acted as if they liked "Batman and Robin" and "Catwoman" for several months, than went crazy and posted a frightening insult post, lots of porn, and were subsequently banned. They even claimed that the time they spent on the Hype was all part of a sociology project. The Aunt Petunia Scandal: A supposed attractive female poster (who was known to post pictures of 'herself' was later revealed to be a male. The pictures were actually of another young woman on a different site.It was exposed when the actual girl he was posting pic's of showed up here through a friend of hers and called him on it, embarrassing the hell out of him and forcing to admit what he'd done. Aunt Petunia later became Franklin Richards and still posts,occasionally making jokes about the incident and the illicit private messages he received from various posters complimenting his believed appearance.(http://www.superherohype.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155260&highlight=Aunt+Petunia)(http://www.superherohype.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155356&highlight=Aunt+Petunia) http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/236/auntpetuniapm9.jpg Roy: A troll from the old CINO forums. He was a rather enthusiastic supporter of the film in the many months leading up to it's release, and was a rather vocal Halle Berry sycophant as well. He'd post off topic with some rant in support of the film or Halle (usually "Halle is hawt!"), had terrible spelling and grammar, and managed to get himself banned and then come back with a new username (usually something like "roy4Halle" or some other variation that included the name "roy" in it) well over 30 times. He got accused of being a studio plant by some of the CINO forum members and tried to play up to that. The reality is that he was too stupid to really be a studio plant, though. He was, however, the bane of TruthTeller's existence for awhile. GhostRider87: Infamous gangly, blonde and socially awkward Hype member known for being extremely naive in all things concerning relationships with women. GR87 met a young and cute waitress named Carmen at Hooters. Carmen flirted with him for tips and to get him to order from their outrageous a la carte menu. GR87 took this harmless flirting quite serious and decided that Carmen was in fact very much attracted to him. After writing fan fiction in which he developed a super-heroine based on this girl, he decided to follow up his encounter three months AFTER he met this waitress at Hooters by planning a return where he will give her his number and tell her "she SHOULD call him". However other Hype posters are suspect that he may be a stalker. The remains of the thread can be found here- http://www.superherohype.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9047694#post9047694 Also see I am saving up to go to Barranquilla Colombia entry below. He is also a die hard (almost to a fault) fan of the Chicago Cubs, and the Tennessee Titans. Political Threads: Threads created to debate politics, in some form or another. Often start out as reports of events, which are then debated/spun/lied about/ignored by the many far left/far right posters on the Hype. Though civil discourse has been known to last as much as five or six pages in a thread, depending on who is interested in the subject matter, they all eventually spiral into the same few talking points repeated ad nauseam. Great places to meet new friends. Hype Deathmatch: A series of polls started by Holly Goodhead in an attempt to see which hyper would win in a fictional fight to the death, out of selected individuals by Goodhead herself. DOG LIPS won the first one due to multiple accounts aiding him, and hosted the Second installment. The latest installment was hosted by Erzengel, and Lightning Strikez! was declared the winner. A Poll for the mature poster only please...: The infamous "do you shave your genitals" thread. This thread spawned 53 pages and has lasted around three years. The last post within the thread came around two weeks ago. It still lives on strong and will continue to draw many curious little boys and girls for years to come. http://www.superherohype.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34446&highlight=mature+posters The Gamma Lounge/Hype Lounge: Long-running thread in Community started by poster GammaMike, used for general discussion, as opposed to specific topics that would otherwise get their own threads, and often populated by former members of the Manties Squad and Batman movie enthusiasts. The original thread was closed and it continues on in a few incarnations before being renamed the Hype Lounge, with each thread being closed after occupying a certain amount of space. http://www.superherohype.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228414 I am saving up to go to Barranquilla Colombia: Is the name of a thread made in late June of 2007. The thread revealed to Hype posters that Hooter's Pimp, Ghostrider87(see Ghostrider87 entry), was at it again. This time, after watching E! specials featuring Sofia Vergera, he had decided to take a trip to her home town in Colombia. He claimed throughout the thread he would go there and "meet women, hug women, and dance with women". The thread progressed much the same as his Hooter's Pimp thread until posters began to suspect Ghostrider87 may actually be mildly ******ed. What followed would go down as one of the most memorable moments in SHH history. After refusing to apply logic encouraged by various members, Ghostrider87 began to change his tune. He continued to insult posters as usual, but this time he claimed himself to be very "successful with women". He proceeded to dazzle his audience with tales of "this chick I once talked to" and "times I hugged and kissed girls" and even "this one time a girl held my hand". After arguing with posters for nearly 10 pages he dropped a bombshell. There was a girl, Jill, who in the coming weeks would be his girlfriend. The story ended up being ten times better than any pathetic story imaginable. Jill was in fact a random girl he had met while viewing a movie alone. She was nice enough to talk to him and high-fived him when the villain in the movie (Hostel) was killed. Ghostrider87 did get her number and she told him to call her if he was going to be at the movies again, but when he called her again at her home she told him she "was moving and not to call her at that number again" without giving him any further contact information. The posters nicely tried to explain to GR87 that this girl had shot him down. However GR87 wouldn't hear it. He insisted the girl would "reunite" with him. He later attempted to back up his claim with a story of a waitress to whom he told his story. He said she told him he was adorable and that "God rewards good people". GR87 claims to be having been waiting 17 months to be reunited with Jill and expects to see her before the year is over. In his eyes, a consultation with an online psychic confirmed this. The thread has since been deleted.