The history of 'Proval'

Anything and everything goes here... post away!

Moderators: EatMoreLead, Nad, Suck.

User avatar
K2
Administrator
Posts: 7116
Joined: Sep 14th, 2002 at 6:33 am

The history of 'Proval'

Postby K2 » Oct 10th, 2007 at 10:10 pm

It's about that time to make another entry into the 'info/rules' section, and while I was looking at it again, I noticed something was missing - how Proval came to be.

To all you old-schoolers out there who were around when HF was running the original CS in its heyday - post your story about Proval, to the best of your recollection, on how it came about, and why when I came back from wherever it is I was, ppl were chanting 'proval' on the server, and I had no idea why until it was explained to me.

Begin :D

User avatar
Suck.
Benefactor
Posts: 3146
Joined: Nov 13th, 2004 at 8:36 pm

Postby Suck. » Oct 10th, 2007 at 11:16 pm

Wouldn't that kinda take away from the mystique surrounding the proval?

Although I know how it came to be, it was before my time. The more people know about its origin, the less powerful it becomes.


-Grant.

User avatar
K2
Administrator
Posts: 7116
Joined: Sep 14th, 2002 at 6:33 am

Postby K2 » Oct 11th, 2007 at 1:18 am

I disagree. Hardly anyone knows what 'proval' is even... how can it hold power if no one even knows wtf it is?

User avatar
Mouser
Elite Member
Posts: 1633
Joined: Dec 12th, 2004 at 8:34 pm

Postby Mouser » Oct 11th, 2007 at 2:29 am

can't delete double posts?

User avatar
Mouser
Elite Member
Posts: 1633
Joined: Dec 12th, 2004 at 8:34 pm

Postby Mouser » Oct 11th, 2007 at 2:29 am

ap



mysterious :twisted:

User avatar
Oreo
l33t scr1pt0r
Posts: 1191
Joined: Jan 1st, 2005 at 3:49 pm

Postby Oreo » Oct 11th, 2007 at 5:33 am

I've been around for a long time and still.. do not know what Proval is.

I can hardly consider myself a regular now. :(

User avatar
Phoenix
Elite Member
Posts: 1980
Joined: Nov 24th, 2004 at 3:13 pm

Postby Phoenix » Oct 11th, 2007 at 6:51 am

Prior to my time here but I know the story. I dunno, part of me likes the fact that no one knows wtf it means but I suppose to help promote community we should let people in on it. That said I will let someone who was actually around when it happened tell the story.
Former HF clan member, server admin, all around troll

"You don't do things right once-in-a-while. You do them right all the time."- Vince Lombardi

User avatar
KillerClown
Senior Member
Posts: 759
Joined: Sep 14th, 2002 at 8:39 pm

Postby KillerClown » Oct 11th, 2007 at 9:12 am

Bitch, I invented proval. ! :D

Actually, K2 did indirectly....

It was a clear summer night, K2 and sX were having a warm cuddle in the backseat...
Oh wait wrong story.. :D

I dunno if I want to tell how proval. came about, even though as far as I can remember I was either the first or second person to actually start saying it all the time, though I think Sage initially started using it in the forums, I was never really too active in the forums until more recent years... :P

I can't even remember exactly what the whole line said. :P

And just to be clear, even though I seem to have forgotten until now, it is proval. (lowercase p and a period) Now I gotta go back and edit the HF group image for sure, dammit! :P
Last edited by KillerClown on Oct 11th, 2007 at 9:44 am, edited 1 time in total.
"Truth is treason in the empire of lies." - Ron Paul

User avatar
Maverick
Elite Member
Posts: 1944
Joined: Sep 14th, 2002 at 1:33 pm

Postby Maverick » Oct 11th, 2007 at 9:34 am

I'm not gonna tell the story of proval. I'm just gonna describe what I think it means to me.

My anecdote of "proval" is that it occurred during the height of the "All your base are belong to us" craze.

Just a perfect coincidence that you would see proval. periodically on the screen seemingly making no sense. Personally for me it tied in perfectly to the bad "engrish" translation of Zero Wing.

Thinking back it reminds me of that time. Most of us were in college or high school and we'd have these marathon late night CS sessions into the "weeeee!" :lol: hours of the night.

Good times.

proval.
Last edited by Maverick on Oct 11th, 2007 at 11:17 am, edited 3 times in total.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing..."
-Edmund Burke


Image

User avatar
EatMoreLead
Benefactor
Posts: 4406
Joined: Sep 17th, 2002 at 11:59 pm

Postby EatMoreLead » Oct 11th, 2007 at 11:07 am

The real story:

It began when K2 was having some issues with pronographic and racist sprays in CS, and one of the messages that spammed the server was something like "all sprays must be submitted to K2 for approval." The message was too long and split into 2 parts, the second part consisting of "proval." and nothing else.

the more you know...
EatMoreLead aka EML

User avatar
DocNsane
Moderator
Posts: 863
Joined: Sep 16th, 2002 at 9:20 pm

Postby DocNsane » Oct 11th, 2007 at 3:05 pm

A never ending testament to our beloved HardFought creator and his inability to be brief.
Image

User avatar
Suck.
Benefactor
Posts: 3146
Joined: Nov 13th, 2004 at 8:36 pm

Postby Suck. » Oct 11th, 2007 at 6:26 pm

EatMoreLead wrote:The message was too long and split into 2 parts, the second part consisting of "proval." and nothing else.

It's my understanding that at some point, K2 decided to remove the message, but missed the second part, thus leaving just "proval."


-Grant.

User avatar
Deleted User
*poof*
Posts: 7507
Joined: Jul 13th, 2006 at 3:41 am

Proval

Postby Deleted User » Oct 11th, 2007 at 11:15 pm

Howdy GUys! =)

Long time no see guys! =) The SPy-Man is back xD lol.... How is everyone from the ole days doing? Good i hope. Proval was started by a "Comment" as some would say in the Message of the day Part of th server... Oh what the hell EML already said it =) ...

So what's everyone been up to? I'v been working and practicing on my CS:S/1.6 Skills..
Dad's(Radman/Namdar) been playing WOrld of Gaycraft..... Supposedly him and Relic who's new Name is Proval ran into eachother on the same server.. Weird thing i suppose.
Well... what brought me onto the forums was me thinking about all the lan parties and all the good times we had... made me miss the ole days when i was what? 12? lol and annoying to most =) I'm a Changed man now =) 16 fixing to be 17 in the near future... working at Best Buy Gettin all the babes =) Still no vehicle... Dad's mad at me for my grades in school. all A's and B's except math... Hate math....Well guys.... IF the CS:S server is still up when i get ungrounded(fucking gay =)) i'll Talk to you guys later =)

and K2... Army aqll the way buddy =) in my 3rd year of ROTC going to do another 4 in College and start out as a 2nd ltnt. Nice talking to you guys....
I've been deleted!!

User avatar
KillerClown
Senior Member
Posts: 759
Joined: Sep 14th, 2002 at 8:39 pm

Postby KillerClown » Oct 12th, 2007 at 1:09 am

Suck. wrote:
EatMoreLead wrote:The message was too long and split into 2 parts, the second part consisting of "proval." and nothing else.

It's my understanding that at some point, K2 decided to remove the message, but missed the second part, thus leaving just "proval."


-Grant.


Hmm, I'm pretty sure EML has it right on this one, it has been a pretty long time, but I don't remember K2 deleting part of it. It definitely started out as one long message (ad) that was split into 2 pieces.
"Truth is treason in the empire of lies." - Ron Paul

User avatar
K2
Administrator
Posts: 7116
Joined: Sep 14th, 2002 at 6:33 am

Postby K2 » Oct 12th, 2007 at 1:49 am

It was a formatting error on my part when making that particular ad msg, so it displayed only 'proval.' :P And the whole gdamn reason it came about in the first place, was because of HaDeS. Remember her? My live-in gamer girlfriend at the time HF was born. She kept bitchin about all the porn sprays in CS, so to get her offa my back, I initiated that rule about the sprays.

User avatar
rekloose-[PUPPY]
Elite Member
Posts: 4182
Joined: Sep 14th, 2002 at 11:38 pm

Postby rekloose-[PUPPY] » Oct 13th, 2007 at 7:51 pm

so now with hades gone EML can use his boi on boi sprays?

User avatar
CyberPitz
Elite Member
Posts: 1538
Joined: Oct 11th, 2004 at 2:53 pm

Postby CyberPitz » Oct 14th, 2007 at 5:28 pm

My dad looked at me and said, "Proval". That's the first time I heard it, and it will always stay in my heart :)

User avatar
Suck.
Benefactor
Posts: 3146
Joined: Nov 13th, 2004 at 8:36 pm

Postby Suck. » Oct 16th, 2007 at 11:54 am

Something occurred to me as I was looking at KC's new HF avatar for the STEAM Community group: how is "proval." pronounced?

If you took it by its origin, it would be:

approval wrote:prōō'vəl


Really, you can break it down into its two syllables, "pro·val" so that you've got a few choices for each. Here's what I came up with:
        pro
  1. approval wrote:prōō'vəl
  2. pro wrote:prō
  3. professional wrote:prə
  4. probable wrote:prŏ
        ·
        val
  1. approval wrote:vəl
  2. vulture wrote:vŭl
  3. volley wrote:vŏl
  4. value wrote:vāl
You can put your thought into a pro#val# format, e.g. I've always thought it would sound like 22, for:

pro + vulture wrote:prō'vŭl


Discuss.


-Grant.

User avatar
Phoenix
Elite Member
Posts: 1980
Joined: Nov 24th, 2004 at 3:13 pm

Postby Phoenix » Oct 16th, 2007 at 1:20 pm

I was in fact wondering the same thing. I was thinking prōō'vəl as you said from its origin but as I first saw it I read it as pro·val.
Former HF clan member, server admin, all around troll

"You don't do things right once-in-a-while. You do them right all the time."- Vince Lombardi

User avatar
Maverick
Elite Member
Posts: 1944
Joined: Sep 14th, 2002 at 1:33 pm

Postby Maverick » Oct 16th, 2007 at 1:34 pm

It's "prew-vull" to me.

proval.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing..."
-Edmund Burke


Image

User avatar
Timmy
Moderator
Posts: 1324
Joined: Mar 18th, 2003 at 6:45 pm

Postby Timmy » Oct 16th, 2007 at 3:05 pm

dammit hit fuggin esc and have to type again......


K2 you sure it was Hades complaining? I played HF since like day one and can only remember her playing CS twice, or were there sprays in Quake? or whatever that "other" game was. I figured it was the ultra conservatives complaining or the babies who didn't like their l337 tags covered by me and DG, and Meats sick tags.


Tim~

User avatar
Jeng
Elite Member
Posts: 1360
Joined: Nov 16th, 2005 at 6:16 pm

Postby Jeng » Oct 16th, 2007 at 7:31 pm

Just cause she played like twice doesn't mean she didn't bitch about it.

Not that I remember. Or know who in the hell hades is, but well.......women.
I really need to change this sig

User avatar
Mouser
Elite Member
Posts: 1633
Joined: Dec 12th, 2004 at 8:34 pm

Postby Mouser » Oct 16th, 2007 at 8:47 pm

To me it's sounded pro-VAHL. ... distinct from the originating word.

User avatar
K2
Administrator
Posts: 7116
Joined: Sep 14th, 2002 at 6:33 am

Postby K2 » Oct 16th, 2007 at 11:50 pm

'Pro' as in pro football, etc, and 'val' as in pronouncing the word 'vault'.

proval :P

And yeah Timmy, it was HaDeS for sure, trust me... ugh. She played a lot more often than you all realized; she's usually go in under a diff name.

User avatar
KillerClown
Senior Member
Posts: 759
Joined: Sep 14th, 2002 at 8:39 pm

Postby KillerClown » Oct 17th, 2007 at 3:02 am

prooval.
You have to pronounce it as it would have been pronounced in the ad, IMO. :P

I remember seeing HaDeS quite a bit, closer to the beginning of my time at least.


BTW: What/When was the first day of Hardfought? I've been trying to remember exactly how long I've been a part of Hardfought, all I can say for sure is it was during CS 1.0, thinking something like Feb/Mar 2000 that I joined Hardfought's great community of people.

I was the 7th person to register on these forums, but wasn't there also an old forum before this one?
"Truth is treason in the empire of lies." - Ron Paul


Return to “General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests