A contraction of the phrase "General M
ayhem"; an on-line spinoff forum which is the home of many of the Internet's most creative and unique personalities. GenMay is another contraction used
to describe the forum, which is based on Jelsoft Enterprises' vBulletin 3 forum software.
The forum mascot
is a creature
called a bunchie, which is a green llama-like creature that closely
resembles a phallus, or pen0s
, as that object is referred to by the denizens
of GenMay. Other forum mascots include a bipedal badger
and a creature named Varg.
The forum is a very
high-level place that should not be entered by a n00b
, and even
seasoned Internet (or intarweb
, as a GenMay'er would call it) forum dwellers
a hard time becoming part of the GenMay community. A favorite insult bestowed upon people who have
recently registered is to refer to them by the thousands
digit of their
vBulletin User ID. Therefore, if a n00b
who had just registered had a UID of 15104, the insult levied at him (or her) for any reason would be "15k." Insults
are usually levied in a six-digit range; the lowest insult used at the time of this
writing is "10k".
One of the most
interesting activities associated with the GenMay is the GenMay Meet, where forum
members meet face
at an agreed-upon location to socialize and have fun.
The slogan of the forum
is: "The Internet is Serious Business."