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Where did the word 'DataLounge' come from?

Anyone know?

by Anonymousreply 2703/23/2013

If no one comes forward with an answer I'm willing to make something up.

by Anonymousreply 101/05/2013

I dont know but it's good question.

by Anonymousreply 201/05/2013

Better yet, is it pronounced like "date" or "dat"?

by Anonymousreply 301/05/2013


by Anonymousreply 401/05/2013

Way back when this site was more varied, gossip was just a small section.

It actually offered articles and info.....hence the data online place for gays to hang out and socialize virtually.

by Anonymousreply 501/05/2013

Sorry, but I think the gays pronounce it "The Dah Tah Lounge"

by Anonymousreply 601/05/2013

This gay doesn't, R6.

by Anonymousreply 701/05/2013

Oh HIIIIIIIIII to all girls data!!!!! Love the lounge D!!! HEE HEEE ! Have miss all moi prey girls on the Data L!!!! Love to all!! Just got back from the San Bvd. because some guy was throwing his trash out of his car an accident hit moi head with beer can!!!!! Moi head is a lit hurt so moi came back to moi boyfriends! Love to all and remember you are all prett in moi eyes!!!

by Anonymousreply 801/05/2013

Epic fail, r8.

by Anonymousreply 901/05/2013

A demented Grand Matron of the Eastern Star was out picking mushrooms and found gold plates and a magic Ben Wa ball that, when inserted, allowed her to read what had been scratched onto the plates with demonic flatware. She changed into a leather-wearing vampiric bitch-goddess in the process. When finished, the plates disappeared (or she hocked them at the Crunt Pawnshop in the Meatpacking District). Years passed as she slowly parlayed her wisdom into a career in disco, soft porn and, finally, secretarial work. She finally started a temp position with a small media company that operated out of the bathtub of a couple of clueless entrepreneurs. Seeing the opportunity to spread her gospel of bitchery across the planet, she took over their minds and began to have them build a web site of formidable occult power. She christened it "The DataLounge" in order to attract physicists and alcoholics, but in the end an altogether different group arrived. She transformed into The Webmistress, taking residence in the sub-basement cubicle of the new International Media Tower her minions built as a command center. From there she began taking over the minds and spirits of each person who happened into the site, like a spider catching flies. And each person carried her Message of Doom into their homes and communities, spreading a mania and despair upon which she fed, leading otherwise sane members of gaydom to spend endless hours constructing elaborate scenarios to answer simple questions posed by newcomers to the Horror, in hopes that somehow the neophytes will be driven off before the insidious taint takes over their minds and souls and they become servants of Her Majesty, trembling lest she arbitrarily cut them off from her Queendom, as is her Mysterious Wont.

by Anonymousreply 1001/05/2013 was already taken.

by Anonymousreply 1101/05/2013

[r10], ROTFLMAO!!!

by Anonymousreply 1201/05/2013

i thought maybe it had something to do with "DL" - "down low" (on the "down low")...?

by Anonymousreply 1301/06/2013

There used to be data here. Lots of categories - health, legislation, etc - all gay related.

So we would read the data. Then we would lounge in the forums discussing it all. Some of us wore togas.

That's my memory and I'm sticking to it.

by Anonymousreply 1401/06/2013

R8, thanks for the good imitation of Wund Girl. She popped up a couple of times last year. I hope she frequents this place more often in 2013.

by Anonymousreply 1501/06/2013

I think it was 2005 when the webitor stopped publishing a little editorial on the front page.

I enjoyed those.

by Anonymousreply 1601/06/2013

R6 is correct. You don't say DAY-TA, so why would you say DAY-TA Lounge?

by Anonymousreply 1701/06/2013

At times I call it Dental Lounge. I am not sure why other than the fact I have had many root canals.

by Anonymousreply 1801/06/2013

I say both day-ta and day-ta lounge. I'm sure Captain Piccard knew what he was saying when he called for Lieutenant Day-ta.

It is spelt as day-ta. Da-ta would be spelled datta.

by Anonymousreply 1901/06/2013

Actually R17, people do say Day-ta. That is the most common American pronunciation. The Dah-Ta pronunciation is an accepted alternative, but less common.

by Anonymousreply 2001/06/2013

Most Americans say "day-ta."

by Anonymousreply 2101/06/2013

Brits say dah-tuh.

by Anonymousreply 2201/06/2013


by Anonymousreply 2303/23/2013

What a dump!

by Anonymousreply 2403/23/2013

Cheryl opened her legs and gave a mighty push...

by Anonymousreply 2503/23/2013

Well, I wish I could take that much credit, R25. But I would like to remind everyone that we do not EVER question the Editor and his decisions, including the birthing name of Datalounge. He has his reasons.

by Anonymousreply 2603/23/2013

I was told there'd be donuts.

by Anonymousreply 2703/23/2013
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