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3 definitions by Mak Leto

 
1.
Pronunciation: Dan Sameelyan Rool Any policy or technology used by a website or other organization designed to prevent users from changing information previously entered (typically personal information).

So named for Dan Samiljan, who as a piece of web-based performance art changed his listed birthday to the current date for 43 days in a row on facebook, before facebook administrators caught on and implemented restrictions requiring him and anyone else from that point on to explain why they want to change their birthday.
"After my girlfriend threw a flipped her wig at me for posting the wrong anniversary date, I tried to go back and change it. Apparently the site has got some kind of Dan Samiljan rule though, and it wouldn't let me change it.
by Mak Leto February 04, 2010
 
2.
A culture of cookie-cutter ultra-commercialism. Derived from a short play, "Escape from Nemotex" by Paul Lavrakas. The play is a cheesy, over the top sci-fi play with a preachy moral about environmentalism; but lends itself as a useful term to describe places, television ads, products, decorating and graphic design styles, ways of speaking and thinking, and even people. In the fictional future land of Nemotex, all surviving members of humanity live in a giant, subterranean mall. All men are named Bob and women are named Jennifer, meals consist of a pill and people constantly chant the mantra, "BUY MORE! BUY MORE! THROW IT AWAY! THROW IT AWAY!" At the conclusion of the play a group of renegade teenagers climb to the barren surface of the world and discover the last remaining tree on earth.

Things, places, decor and people are Nemotex when they: have the appearance of high quality but are in truth plastic, when everyone in the area has the same thing with only slight variations and it begins to be creepy, or when a product is so unnecessary that it's only purpose is to keep the economy moving.
"Dallas has some really nice restaurants, but it's just too Nemotex for me to want to live there."

"I have to admit, I'm secretly tempted to buy that automatic egg-cracker, even though it's really Nemotex."

"Most people would probably say she's attractive, but her look just screams 'Nemotex' to me."

"You bought an 'As-Seen-On-TV' product? You know that's 'Nemotex, the Store'... Right?"

"Welcome to Nemotex!" -while entering a Wal-Mart
by Mak Leto December 07, 2010
 
3.
The Netflix Syndrome occurs when an organization changes its business model or key premise without consulting its customer base, taking a extremely successful business model down the tubes.

Refers to the changes in programming, pricing, and fundamental business model of Netflix; and how they experienced severe backlash from their customers, which ultimately broke the near monopoly Netflix had on the streaming video business.
"I think it's a bad idea to re-brand ourselves right now; we'll only experience Netflix Syndrome."
by Mak Leto February 01, 2012