What's this 'OT' thing?

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    What's this 'OT' thing?

    Hello,

    I'm asking because I'm curious, http://cboard.cprogramming.com/showgroups.php
    You'll see there is a 'OT' group, what is it? More importantly why is my name there? You'll probably notice your name there too! It seems to be the 'popular' people, I thought it was based on activity, but it seems there are a few people on there who haven't logged in at all this year... so I really have no idea what it is?

    My research has led me to believe, OT = Original Topic, or conversely, Off Topic.

    Thanks!

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    Look at your forum list... Close to the end of list there is a board this such acronim
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    Clearly, OT means OpenTransport. I have no idea where they are openly transporting you to, though.
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    > Clearly, OT means OpenTransport. I have no idea where they are openly transporting you to, though.
    Yes, clearly :\ -- I don't want to be transported away, I like it here

    > Look at your forum list... Close to the end of list there is a board this such acronim
    Do you mean, General discussion = Off topic = OT?
    Last edited by zacs7; 02-27-2008 at 03:27 AM.

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    Eh, when in doubt, ask Google. Google thinks the best choice for "OT" is Occupational Therapy.

    Which is pretty accurate, actually ...
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    Don't you know the rules about OT?

    You'll never get the GovtCheeze doll if you don't follow ALL the rules.

    1. Never mention that which shall not be mentioned.

    Dang, now we have to erase all your posts and you.....hold still now!
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    It's less of a question on what it is. More of what it can be. Possibilities are endless.

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    Only thing OT ever means to me is over time. And since most of my fav teams are terrible they still cannot win in OT, sometimes in double OT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Only thing OT ever means to me is over time. And since most of my fav teams are terrible they still cannot win in OT, sometimes in double OT.
    Oh, no. You mean it could mean that everyone on that list must post overtime?

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    My daughter gets OT every christmas, Im refering of course to the childhood condition 'Over Toyed'.
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    Hah! So they're the scientologists of the forums...

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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers View Post
    Hah! So they're the scientologists of the forums...
    Someone make sure I stay off the list permanently then.

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