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jmickle66666666

Does AGM really stand for "Afterglow's Mom"?

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It's never been official, and it's never going to be so.

Just pretend it's Apple-Google-Microsoft.

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Subtle inside jokes are not compatible with the tenets of Free Software. Change this immediately or I *WILL* be contacting the Free Software Foundation.

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jmickle66666666 said:

How did such a childish joke just get a pass like that?

Different times, Freedoom was essentially just a bunch of teenage kids throwing some stuff together. In retrospect it's a stupid childish joke and I regret it.

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"Ancient Game Materials"

Because Doom's old. Geddit?

Yeah, I didn't like it as Afterglow's Mom back then and I haven't changed on that one. It just is, I guess.

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it shouldn't be too hard to just come up with a more fitting sci-fi esque acronym for the game, but i guess it's too much effort to be bothered with ATM/not a high priority as of now.

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Doomhuntress said:

too much effort to be bothered with ATM

Afterthrow's mom?

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In all likelihood it's probably far less than I've imagined in the past (I always imagined it as being prohibitively costly to change). If you want to replace it with something else then go right ahead. I thoroughly approve.

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I don't care what the origins are, AGM doesn't have to stand for anything, let alone "Afterglow's Mom".

I'd prefer to see it stay because the letter combination itself looks nice and sounds nice to say.

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I always disliked AGM since it is commonly used for "Annual General Meeting".

But coming up with a new TLA that both sounds good and is not used by *anything* is probably impossible now. The option of simply not having one at all should be considered.

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You could replace just one letter. I'm partial to HGM.

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Appliances, Gear and Materiel
Arms, Guns and Missiles
Advanced Gadgets and Machines
Assembly & General Manufacturing
Aerospace, Genetics & Mechanics
Alliance of Global Megacorps
Airboeing Grumman Martin
Astronautical Geriatric Medicine
Apostles of God's Mission
Agony, Grief and Misery

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Fredrik said:

Aerospace, Genetics & Mechanics
Alliance of Global Megacorps

I like these two suggestions the most.

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Alliance of Global Megacorps is eerily plausible.

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I'm fairly certain there's a thread out there with dozens of AGM acronyms. I remember seeing it not that long ago...

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I'd rather pick a new acronym and excise the childish joke from the project entirely. Anyone care to make some suggestions that aren't "AGM"?

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fraggle said:

I'd rather pick a new acronym and excise the childish joke from the project entirely. Anyone care to make some suggestions that aren't "AGM"?

Jayextee said:

FDM for FreeDooM or Federal District of Mars.

I dunno.


Semi-serious with this one. FDM doesn't even have to stand for anything, really. People will likely look at it and think 'FreeDooM', or at least I'd presume they would.

Let's just paint the bikeshed with whatever's lying around.

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Jayextee said:

Semi-serious with this one. FDM doesn't even have to stand for anything, really.

"Franklin Delano Moosevelt"

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