A contraction of the phrase "General Mayhem"; 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 will have 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 to face at an agreed-upon location to socialize and have fun.
The slogan of the forum is: "The Internet is Serious Business