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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:49 am    Post subject: What does IMVU stand for? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually don't think it has been officially stated what IMVU stands for.

Threads asking this question have been popping up since 2006.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, IMVU really does stand for Instant Message Virtual Universe.
If you bothered to ever see any articles or news or on G4 it's always refered to that, even i think the boss stated it stands for that once.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really Psychopath. Last time this came up, a mod asked staff and reported back that it didn't stand for anything.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds weird to claim that an acronym doesn't stand for anything. Especially when "IMVU" is really not a word, either.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For whatever reason, CaryJay...whatever his name is in rl, refers to it as "Em-view" so it's a word. A weird word that sound awfuls and feels awful on the tongue, but a word that only a father could love.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strangely enough, it stands for none.
I used to say it "Ai Em Vee You", or "I M V U", then "Eem-Vee-You",
then for a VERY short time "Em-view", now I just call it "I M V U" again.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Psychopath wrote:
No, IMVU really does stand for Instant Message Virtual Universe.
If you bothered to ever see any articles or news or on G4 it's always refered to that, even i think the boss stated it stands for that once.

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And when has the media been known to check the facts?

*chuckles*

I did read that article too. And I laughed at that part.

There has not been any official statements about what it stands for, if anything.

I personally think there is some perverse pleasure derived from all the guessing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like to think it stands for I ENVY YOU Very Happy

and remember, its will that named the site, not cary jay Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard it being converted to a similar anagram.....>.>; Afraid to post it though.

Basically replace V with an F. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jamo wrote:
and remember, its will that named the site, not cary jay Very Happy


Exactly. I have a strong belief that it was originally IMVU = Instant Messenger Virtual Universe, but since Will left and Cary Jay came in, it's no longer I M V U (eye-em-vee-you) and became em-view. It's harder to push the em-view pronunciation on us if the letters of IMVU officially has a meaning then you're more likely to say IMVU letter-by-letter rather than a whole word.

So, not only is that my hypothesis, it's also a bit of conspiracy theory thrown in there too Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

an interesting theory there querty, im not sure i have the same one, i believe when it was origanally named it was pronounced i m v u for no real reason other than fun, but when cary came on in he because a little lazy, and does a half arsed crappy pronunciation of it, EM-VUE

i say em-vue not em-view as there is a crazy man who works in a local cinema (part of the vue chain) and as you arrive he will welcome you with EM VUE, WHAT FILM YOU WANA SEE?

yes it makes no sense, but he is rediculously stupid (dont mean to be nasty but its the fast) i believe he is supposed to say "Welcome to vue *smile* what motion picture are you interested in watching today sir"

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Will called it IMVU (as in pronouncing the four letters) then I stand behind him, if Cary is the reason for the "Em-view" ...crap.... then he's the father of it and only he loves it. I don't get "Em-view" when logic would lead one to think that a 3D chat client that uses avatars to augment the chat experience and uses I, M, V and U in that order in its name would call itself the Instant Messaging Virtual Universe, and thus IMVU....

Meh, Logic =/= IMVU -_- It's finally clicking Very Happy
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