90 Terms in Technical Stuff


9/9/09 Draik9/9/09 Draik
[naɪn naɪn oʊ naɪn dɹɛɪk ]
noun
A Draik that was created during a particular glitch a few years ago, which allowed them to be accessed through the normal pet-creation form rather than the usual hatching method. It's estimated that a few hundred of these Draiks were released into Neopia before the Neopets Team fixed the bug.
Example Usage:
"Wow! I love your pet! How did you ever afford a Draik Egg?"
"Oh, come on! I could never buy one of those! He's a 9/9/09 Draik."

See Also: Limited and Restricted Pets
Category: Technical Stuff

ABerABer
[ɛɪbiːəɹ]
noun
Abbreviation for "autobuyer".

(1) A computer program that buys items from the Neopian shops for you, without your having to click or type. Using one of these is very much against the rules and grounds for an immediate freezing.
(2) A person who uses such a program.
Example Usage:
"The Neopets Team try lots of different methods to crack down on ABers."
Category: Technical Stuff

Appeal FormAppeal Form
[æ'piːl fɔːm]
noun
The form that must be sent to the Neopets Team in order to recover a mistakenly frozen account.
Example Usage:
"Put as much information on the appeal form as you can remember. Detail is always good."
Category: Technical Stuff

AutobuyerAutobuyer
['ɔːtoʊbaɪjə ]
noun
(1) A computer program that buys items from the Neopian shops for you, without your having to click or type. Using one of these is very much against the rules and grounds for an immediate freezing.
(2) A person who uses such a program.
Example Usage:
"Man, that potion had only been in the shop half a second and it was gone. Did an autobuyer get it, or do I just have unlucky timing?"
Category: Technical Stuff

BetaBeta
['biːtæ]
noun
The testing stage a new feature or product goes through before it is certified as suitably un-glitchy to release properly. Members of the public may be asked to help with the testing.
Example Usage:
"This game is still in beta, so there's likely to be a few bugs. Please report them if you find any!"
Category: Technical Stuff

Bug ReportBug Report
[bʌg ɹɪ'pɔːt]
noun
A form that can be sent to TNT describing a technical problem you're having with the site. To access it, go to Help and click Submit a Ticket, then choose Bug Report from the dropdown menu.
Example Usage:
"When I put this hat on my Kougra, her nose disappears. Guess I'd better send a bug report."
Category: Technical Stuff

CGCG
[siːdʒiː]
verb
To use a special script called a "Cookie Grabber" to trick someone's web browser into sending you its stored data. While not as common or easy as it used to be, this is a well-known means of accessing other people's accounts illegally.
Example Usage:
"No, you can't get CGed just by reading a Neomail. If I ever find out who started that stupid rumour..."
See Also: Account Security
Category: Technical Stuff

CGerCGer
['siː'dʒiːəɹ]
noun
Abbreviation of "Cookie Grabber". A special type of script, hidden in a webpage, that tricks your computer into sending its "cookies", or stored website data, to an outside source. Web pages with cookie grabbers are often set up by malicious users who want to be able to access others' accounts, and are frequently disguised as giveaways or pages of "secrets".
Example Usage:
"My friend's account was stolen by a CGer, but TNT froze it for protection so nothing went missing."
See Also: Account Security
Category: Technical Stuff

CookieCookie
['kʊkiː]
noun
A piece of data stored on your computer that enables the site to remember details such as when you logged in and with what username and password.
(There is or was also a member of the Neopets Team named Cookie, who is unconnected to this definition.)
Example Usage:
"If you delete the cookies on your computer, you'll be logged out of Neopets and have to log in again."
Category: Technical Stuff

Cookie GrabberCookie Grabber
['kʊkiː 'gɹæbəɹ]
noun
A special type of script, hidden in a webpage, that tricks your computer into sending its "cookies", or stored website data, to an outside source. Web pages with cookie grabbers are often set up by malicious users who want to be able to access others' accounts, and are frequently disguised as giveaways or pages of "secrets".
Example Usage:
"He sent me a link to an offsite web page that he said was a special Neocash giveaway, but I was worried it might be a cookie grabber so I didn't click it."
See Also: Account Security
Category: Technical Stuff

COPPACOPPA
['kɒpə]
noun
An American real-world law, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, that deals with what sort of information younger users can and can't share online. This law is the reason why Neopets places so many restrictions on young players that don't apply to anyone else.
Example Usage:
"No, under-13s aren't allowed to edit their userlookups without parental permission. It's a COPPA thing."
Category: Technical Stuff

CSSCSS
[siːɛsɛs]
noun
Short for 'Cascading Style Sheets'. A web language that, when used alongside HTML, allows you to customise and enhance user-editable areas of the site. These include lookups, user shops and petpages.
Example Usage:
"I'd like my page to look something like yours, but I'm not that experienced with CSS. Can you help me?"
Category: Technical Stuff

DescriptionDescription
[dɪs'kɹɪpʃən]
noun
The user-editable text that appears on a Neopet's lookup. Usually used to introduce people to the pet's imagined personality and/or nickname, if he or she has one. There is a strict character limit.
Example Usage:
"You can edit your pet's description from the drop-down menu in Quick Ref."
Category: Technical Stuff

DFMDFM
['diːɛfɛm]
adjective
Abbreviation for the phrase "down for maintenance". Although individual games and features can and do get taken down, this phrase is most often used to refer to times when the entire Neopets site is offline and being fixed. The message "Neopets is Down For Maintenance" appears during such times, along with an image of a red Pteri.
Example Usage:
"Wow, I can't believe the site was DFM for two hours! I've been so bored!"
Category: Technical Stuff

Fake Login PageFake Login Page
[fɛɪk 'lɒgɪn pɛɪdʒ]
noun
A website that has been designed to look as much like Neopets as possible, in the hope that people will mistake it for the real thing and enter their usernames and passwords to try and log in. The usernames and passwords will then be sent to the owner of the site.
Example Usage:
"My best friend nearly fell for a fake login page! Good job I told him to double-check that he was on neopets.com before he logged in!"
See Also: Account Safety
Category: Technical Stuff

FlashFlash
[flæʃ]
noun
The Adobe Flash Player browser extension. Flash is a tool that lets your computer show video clips and certain types of image. If you don't have it, you won't be able to see several important things on Neopets, such as most games, plot comics, and newer maps of countries like Faerieland and the Haunted Woods.
Example Usage:
"I just got a new computer. I'll have to reinstall Flash so I can go back to playing Freaky Factory!"
See Also: Get Adobe Flash Player (link goes to Adobe's official site)
Category: Technical Stuff

Flash MapFlash Map
[flæʃ mæp]
noun
An image of a Neopian country or city that is displayed using the Adobe Flash plug-in, as opposed to being a normal picture. Most (but not all) Flash maps take advantage of this to include animation or some kind of mouseover effect. A few areas of Neopia are still represented by ordinary, non-moving pictures, but there are fewer and fewer of these as time goes on.
Example Usage:
"Apparently, Flash maps are easier for the artists to alter when a new shop or game has to be added."
Category: Technical Stuff

FrozenFrozen
['fɹoʊzən]
adjective
(1) Of a user; blocked from accessing the site.
(2) Of an account; unable to be logged into, either as a punishment or for security.
Example Usage:
(1) "Oh, good; that user who was harassing my friend is finally frozen."
(2) "My main account is frozen because a scammer got my password."

Category: Technical Stuff

Fun ImageFun Image
[fʌn 'ɪmɪdʒ]
noun
A graphic, usually animated, created by the Neopets Team's artists for people to use on their web pages.
Example Usage:
"I'd take a couple of the Fun Images out of the top part of that page, if I were you. They make it look a bit cluttered."
See Also: Fun Images at Dr. Sloth's Image Emporium
Category: Technical Stuff

GlendaleGlendale
['glɛndeɪl]
noun
The city, in real-world southern California, where the Neopets Team work. Often used as shorthand for the Neopets, Inc. headquarters.
Example Usage:
"Three days and nobody's solved this puzzle yet. I wonder if they're laughing at us in Glendale..."
Category: Technical Stuff

GlitchGlitch
[glɪtʃ]
noun
An error or technical problem with the site.
Example Usage:
"My Kougra is showing up with no ears again. Must be a glitch."
Category: Technical Stuff

GlitchedGlitched
[glɪtʃt]
adjective
Displaying or working improperly due to errors and technical problems with the site.
Example Usage:
"Unfortunately, that scarf is glitched right now. If you try to put it on an Eyrie, it hovers around the feet."
Category: Technical Stuff

GrandfatherGrandfather
['gɹændfaːðə]
verb
To make an exception to the usual site rules for a player because an important part of his/her account or Neopian identity, while breaking one or more rules, was created before those rules came into effect.
Example Usage:
"I got this username the year after Neopets started, and TNT have told me it's officially grandfathered. Don't bother reporting it, and PLEASE don't Neomail me to tell me that word isn't allowed on the site. I know!"
Category: Technical Stuff

HTMLHTML
[ɛɪtʃtːɛmɛl]
noun
Abbreviation for "Hypertext Markup Language". The basic web language used to create and customise user-editable pages, such as petpages, userlookups and shops.
Example Usage:
"Can anyone remember the HTML for making an image link somewhere when you click on it?"
Category: Technical Stuff

IceIce
[aɪst]
verb
A casual term for "freeze". To lock someone out of the site, usually due to persistently having broken the rules.
Example Usage:
"My sister's been iced because of what she said to that guy on the Neoboards."
Category: Technical Stuff

IcelandIceland
['aɪslænd]
noun
Nothing to do with the European country. A fan-made term for the space on the Neopets servers where frozen accounts are kept.
Example Usage:
"My account was frozen for protection when that scammer got in. I'll have to see what TNT can do to get my pets back from Iceland."
Category: Technical Stuff

JRJR
[dʒɛɪaː]
verb
To make a regular Neopets account into an account suitable for a player under the age of thirteen -- that is, to remove the ability to Neomail, edit pages, and post on the Neoboards. The Neopets Team will do this if they have reason to believe a player is under thirteen and lied about his or her age when signing up.
Example Usage:
"My little sister was bragging on the boards about being a brilliant Flash gamer when she was only eleven, and suddenly she got JRed. She's pretty mad, I can tell you."
Category: Technical Stuff

JSJS
['dʒɛɪɛs]
noun
Abbreviation for "JumpStart". Neopets' parent company since Year Sixteen; a video game company well-known for its range of educational games.
Example Usage:
"JS are quite keen on mobile gaming, so we might see more use made of that technology from now on."
Category: Technical Stuff

JumpStartJumpStart
['dʒʌmpstaːt ]
noun
The new parent company of Neopets since Year Sixteen. A video game company best known for their popular educational games.
Example Usage:
"What do you think has changed about the site since Neopets joined JumpStart?"
Category: Technical Stuff

LagLag
[læg]
noun, verb
(1) Delays and slowness caused either by the player's slow computer, or by unusually high stress on the Neopets servers.
(2) To run slowly, requiring users to wait longer than usual and/or repeat an action several times in order to get results.
Example Usage:
(1) "I always lose Key Quest because of the lag I experience during minigames. I can barely move my mouse before my opponent's won!"
(2) "The site is lagging so much this weekend. This is my third try at actually adding a post to this thread!"

Category: Technical Stuff
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