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''Definition'': Stands for BookBrainz - a new type Database concocted by reosearvok, leftmost cat and being coded by ocharles as a pet project (and some guys learning you a Haskell)
''Definition'': Stands for BookBrainz - a new type Database concocted by reosarevok, leftmost cat and being coded by ocharles as a pet project (and some guys learning you a Haskell)
''also see'': https://github.com/ocharles/BookBrainz  
''also see'': https://github.com/ocharles/BookBrainz  

Revision as of 21:55, 8 January 2012

Note: this vocabulary is mostly used in the IRC channel as this is where brainerz talk most laxly. Naturally, references to popular memes both old and new, such as HHTTG or AYBABTU and similar, are mentioned. Additionally, using words that the MBChatLogger is programmed to respond to, such as "TRM", "Obama", "SCO", "microsoft" and "gracenote" etc.

Slang used by the users in MusicBrainz


Definition: Lots of Abstain-votes on an edit. Analogue: Y-bomb for Yes-votes and N-bomb for No-votes.

Alternate Definition: a bomb full of the biological agent "adenine" which can cause a huge energy burst in all cells

Example: none known yet as it's a completely impractical bomb

Origin: <not yet clarified>

Origin of Alt. Definition: dseomn


Definition: Don't feel offended if someone calls you asshat. It just means they like you. :)

  • It certainly does not, asshat. --SenRepus

Origin: SenRepus


Definition: Stands for BookBrainz - a new type Database concocted by reosarevok, leftmost cat and being coded by ocharles as a pet project (and some guys learning you a Haskell)

also see: https://github.com/ocharles/BookBrainz


  • warp: what's BB?
  • Leftmost: Something amazing!
  • CatCat: BookBrainz

Origin: http://chatlogs.musicbrainz.org/musicbrainz/2011/2011-07/2011-07-08.html#T15-34-04-966426


Definition: Used to describe incorrect edits, albums, ...

Example: "This album is completely bogus!"

Origin: CatCat


Definition: something which is broken or not working

Example: ruaok: yes, if we bork the upgrade, we have 15 minutes to figure out what's wrong. :-)

Origin: Ruaok


Definition: users of Music BRAINZ are sometimes called "brainerz"

Origin: it was probably Ruaok or donredman or some guy like that


Definition: Most important thingy for the brainerz. Like a currency. Everyone wants it! Even the MB-group leader election on last.fm was decided on the chocolate issue.

Origin: Nikki


Definition: originating from AdultSwim Show Metalocalypse, this is used to denote when somethings sucks or ams dumb.

Example: "well, that's dildos"

Origin: CatCat


Definition: Meaning "Exactly!", "You got it!", "Good point!".

Origin: Ruaok


Definition: Something which is odd or not quite right. Also an alternative for bogus.

Origin: Nikki


Definition: Something that is wrong, stupid or borked. also see win below

Origin: it was muz or fauxfaux, I don't remember

grudge no-vote/no-voting

Definition: action to systematically NO vote someone else's edits for reasons entirely unrelated to the edits themselves, meant as some sort of punishment or revenge. Note this of course is considered extremely bad behavior :-) and no one serious about the database would ever engage into that.

Origin: dmppanda, to qualify some specially displeasing newcomer (or was TeleGUISE the first to use the term?)


Definition: Laugh On the Inside

Origin: from http://centraldigit.com/loi.html


Definition: Highly adorable creatures. Also used as a universal verb. The moose could be seen as the unofficial MusicBrainz mascot (see pictures below).


Origin: Muz


Definition: High amount of No-votes on an edit. Analogue: Y-bomb for Yes-votes and A-bomb for Abstain-votes.

Alternate Definition: Highly useless bomb made with high pressure nitrogen.

Example: "Drop the N-bomb please! [link to edit]" (in Chat)

Origin: SenRepus

Origin of Alt. Definition: dseomn

===NAT (plural: NATs)===

Definition: Acronym for "non-album track(s)"

Origin: CatCat

(depreciated, see "SAT" below)


Definition: Norwegian for "night".

Example: "natta all"

Origin: CaCat


Definition: Acronym for NextGenerationSchema, the new database schema.

Alternate Definition: "magic thing that solved everything someday in the past... oh wait"

Origin: <unknown>


Definition: The anti-moose. In fact, much better than moose in every way. More win. Cuter. Winner. Stronger. Winnerer.

Origin: FauxFaux


ponis == pony + penis ..don't ask.

Origin: also FauxFaux


Definition: to be win at something

Origin: FauxFaux again, also muz.


Definition: A phonetic way of saying PUID. mo hates it though, because he's a wonky Norwegian.

Origin: Muz

shake your head like inhouseuk

Definition: a statement of disbelief or bafflement, as performed in the manner of inhouseuk.

Example: * inhouseuk shakes his head
* mo shakes his head like inhouse

Origin: inhouseuk! Ruaok


Definition: stands for "Stand Alone Track" however since NGS happen, Stand Alone Recording is used (ergo SAR)

Origin: CatCat


Definition: You know... thingy!

Origin: Nikki


Definition: Form of greeting that came up because MB being an international project and the people contributing live in different time-zones so a daytime used as greetings does not apply for everyone.

Origin: Nikki


Definition: Name of the library used for tagging audio files ("Pimp my tunes" -> "Pimp my ride").

Origin: Ruaok

typing like mo

Definition: to bork your spelling or grammar up, similarly to how mo does all the time


  • ruaok: the idea that MB will ONLY have facutal metadata is going to change.
  • ruaok: its not longer factual.
  • * ruaok types like mo.

Origin: Ruaok

Waga waga klepto!

Definition: Nobody knows...

Example: * Quits: ruaok ("Waga waga klepto!")

Origin: Ruaok

Wiki Zen

Definition: WikiZens are the people regulary using this Wiki. When you are one with the WikiWikiWeb... you have achieved WikiZen.

Origin: WikiZen and WikiZens are terms coined on TheOriginalWiki. Probably imported by DonRedman, who gained his WikiZen by browsing this and other wikis (UseMod, MeatBall, etc.) .


Definition: The opposite of fail, something that is awesome

Origin: muz and faux


Definition: Lots of Yes-votes on an edit. Analogue: N-bomb for No-votes and A-bomb for Abstain-votes.

Alternate Definition: a bomb full of silvery, ductile metal which is moderately reactive and is capable of O(n) destruction where n is the amount of Y

Example: "y-bomb [link to edit] pls" (in Chat)

Origin: <not yet clarified>

Origin of Alt. Definition: dseomn


Definition Arms in the air, happy man, hugs, etcetra.

Example: "that was completely fail \o/"

Variations: /o\ arms down, _o/ waving, \o\ /o/ wave, dance.

Origin: warp