Why is Olympus called Olympus?

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Re: Why is Olympus called Olympus?

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Cap'n Refsmmat wrote: I know Olympus is "one hell of a hill to climb," but I also recall reading that its base is so wide that you would hardly even notice as you climbed up...


Personally I wouldn't even wanna walk 80 or so kilometers. (rough estimate)
Let alone Climb it.
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Re: Why is Olympus called Olympus?

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Thanks for the Reply SHS`, so now I can spend my time searching through 7 pages of announcements to find what I am looking for. :roll:

Of course, I would expect to find the meaning behind why they call phpBB3 'Olympus' on the phpBB2 Announcement forums. :roll:
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Re: Why is Olympus called Olympus?

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I remember a post by psoTFX on Area51.. Ah, here it is:
psoTFX wrote: Well, wibblewackle, erphrumple, digglebotty and tampydoodah just didn't sound right so we decided to use a more "standard" nomenclature. I should add I can't think of any projects which use as their codename scheme the mountains of Mars ...

Next versions will be called after these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mountains_on_Mars" target="_blank
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Re: Why is Olympus called Olympus?

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Good enough for me...
Thanks spambot. ;)

So there was no real "reason" as opposed to just giving it a good name.
That's what I thought, but I was not sure.
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Re: Why is Olympus called Olympus?

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And..:
Over a year ago, [url=http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=105377#p105377]psoTFX[/url] wrote: I went with Olympus because as I said to the teams ... "It's been one hell of a hill to climb" :)
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Re: Why is Olympus called Olympus?

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Close enough.
The metaphore remains intact :P.
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Re: Why is Olympus called Olympus?

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I wasn't correcting you, just pointing Highway of Life to the source of your wisdom ;)
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Re: Why is Olympus called Olympus?

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spambot wrote: I remember a post by psoTFX on Area51.. Ah, here it is:
psoTFX wrote: Well, wibblewackle, erphrumple, digglebotty and tampydoodah just didn't sound right so we decided to use a more "standard" nomenclature. I should add I can't think of any projects which use as their codename scheme the mountains of Mars ...

Next versions will be called after these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mountains_on_Mars" target="_blank


Why? Anything else and you'd be going downhill.
And I'm pretty sure thats not where we want phpBB to be heading ;)
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The biggest mountain has been conquered, and won't be unconquered.. Smaller revisions (mountains) just mean expansion of phpBB's martian territory. :)
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Re: Why is Olympus called Olympus?

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Unfortunately my suggestion of german Kaisers was not considered. :(

Apparently phpBB 3.0 Karl did not sound as hot as expected. But I was pretty sure that my NATO code names for Soviet block aircraft (phpBB 3.0 Flanker) or Jazz subgenres (phpBB 3.0 Hard bop) ideas were going to make it until subBlue came along with his stupid Martian mountains. :(
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