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Add e13e7 as possible 'leet' variation[edit]

I motion that my username 'e13e7' is also a great example for a variation of 'leet' (given in the top-level summary), and distinctly adds value by suggesting that all instances of a single character do not have to be converted, even if adjacent. E13e7 (talk) 03:23, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Elite Typeface[edit]

I think it's just fortuitous happenstance that "Elite" was also the very common smaller typface used on typewriters and early printers. Nice resurfacing of the homonym. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.74.13.100 (talk) 12:07, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Winsauce[edit]

This page has a bunch of suffixes. I feel that the -sauce suffix is definitely associated with 1337. Is anyone with me on this?72.195.135.253 (talk) 07:26, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 7 November 2012[edit]

In the Orthography section, second paragraph.

"B1FF" links to this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIFF

When it is in fact referring to this use of the term: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B1ff BitCrafty (talk) 10:37, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Done Minor and uncontroversial. —KuyaBriBriTalk 19:30, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 29 November 2012[edit]

Are the first two notes necessary really? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.237.135.101 (talk) 07:42, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Kingston goes leet.[edit]

Kingston recently announced a 1 terabyte flash drive with an MSRP of $1337 USD. Perhaps someone at the company thinks they're being "with it" or even "hip".Bizzybody (talk) 09:29, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 28 January 2013[edit]

ALPHABET 1337

A = @ or |\ or 4 or ^ or /-\ B = |3 or ]3 or 8 or ß C = ( or © D = |) or ]) or Ð E = 3 or £ F = # or |= G = 9 H = |-| I = 1 or ! or ][ or ¡ J = _| K = |< or |{ L = |_ or | or 1 M = |\/| or /\/\ or ^^ N = |\| or /\/ O = () or 0 or ° or ¤ or • P = |D or þ or Þ Q = & or ¶ (dunno really about Q, anyone?) R = |2 or ® S = $ or 5 or § T = + or 7 U = |_| V = \/ W = |/\| or \/\/ or |/\/ or \/\| X = >< or × or }{ Y = ¥ or ý Z = 2

from url : http://www.gamerzplanet.net/forums/foreign-language-discussion/51040-1337-alphabet-and-translator.html 114.79.2.215 (talk) 17:59, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. —KuyaBriBriTalk 21:57, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 8 February 2013[edit]

It is wrong where is says that Koreans say "kekeke". Please change it to "kuhkuhkuh", which is the actual pronunciation. I am half-Korean and can read Korean, so I would know. :3 Rawwars (talk) 01:13, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made.- Happysailor (Talk) 20:36, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Isaak Asimov uses "1337" in 1954[edit]

Check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucker_Bait. Coincidence? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.6.155.0 (talk) 01:01, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 19 May 2013[edit]

This is probably one of the worst written articles I have read through in a while. Where the heck are you getting your sources from? This Anthony Mitchell guy just slapped together a silly "OPINION" piece which you have taken most of your information from. Also that it was written over 5 years ago.

Also, leet is just a word to describe elite, it is not the word to describe the act of manipulating language through symbols. That would be called "Leet Speak" and should have its own separate wiki page.

There are a lot of other issues with this article that I am not going to go through, but all because you are able to find sources it does not mean that those sources within themselves are accurate and could have been written by anyone.

Overall, this is a very misleading page.

Edit request on 10 June 2013[edit]

PLEASE!!! I HAVE NEW INFO 2 4DD 67.191.36.59 (talk) 04:03, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done - Unfortunately, you'll need to be specific about what information to add, and with what sources. If you wish to request unprotection, see Wikipedia:Requests for page protection.--Jasper Deng (talk) 04:09, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Mistake noticed[edit]

The vast majority of people who use the word "pwn" pronounce the 'P' when speaking it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.118.250.255 (talk) 22:29, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Character Limits are not covered in the article[edit]

A large part of what made leet convenient, especially in the days where character limits were more heavily imposed but still today, is how it can be used to condense words into very few characters. I.e. hacks->hax. -xor and such were more commonly making fun of the shorthand, and not all characterizations have to do much with this. b4 and omg are shorthand, but my username for example is not. This way of typing not only made typing shorter for beginners, it also introduced a quick way to get across ideas with character replacements which was especially important when limited to say 20 characters per line. P4wn4g3 (talk) 08:56, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Suggesting a different leet translator[edit]

I suggest to replace the leet translator in the links section by this one: http://cryptii.com/text/leetspeak
The given translator does not work for me, it shows lots of <?>s. Thanks. --195.37.142.72 (talk) 16:24, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Adding info to "origin of !!!!111!!111"[edit]

There was a discussion nine years ago that I just discovered in the archive discussion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Leet/Archive_1#origin_of_.21.21.21.21111.21.21111). I realize that this is insignificant, but in the interest of completeness I thought I'd weigh in on it.

It was posited in the Wikipedia article of that time that The Gonif was the inventor of writing "!!!!111!!111" (on the BBS The Adventurer's Tavern). I was The Gonif at this time, and while I certainly did type "!!1!" an awful lot, I doubt that I invented it. I recall a lot of us doing that as a natural satirical response to all the "new warez kids" who had just gotten their modems and either didn't type well or didn't care much for proofreading before posting. HawkeVIPER got that part exactly right.

That's all I wanted to say, except that I didn't change my name to "SchvartzGonif" as was also posted in that discussion.

79.143.82.250 (talk) 23:15, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Grammatical mistake[edit]

"Within Leet, the term n00b, and derivations thereof, is used extensively." should be "... are used ...".

82.42.106.231 (talk) 12:33, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

31337 and 313373 Prime numbers[edit]

I guess god was a hacker: 31337 and 313373 are prime numbers. Does anybody know whether this may have played a role in choosing the term Elite and 31337 as its Leetspeak equivalent, besides the similar looking characters?178.203.192.78 (talk) 23:41, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Lost Vikings 2 and l33t[edit]

Lost vikings 2's passwords are based on a form of l33t alphabet. To me, and to many others, I assume, it was a "first look" at l33t. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 46.173.4.68 (talk) 14:32, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

The image is bad[edit]

Hello, is "\_/1!>1P3[]14", the image is bad. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.161.245.21 (talk) 07:44, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

103.7 MHz[edit]

Just something that came to my mind today while listening to radio. In the standard FM broadcast band (87.5~108.0 MHz), the closest approximation to 1337 seems to be 103.7 MHz. If anyone thinks that this piece of trivia belongs to the article, please add it. I wonder if any of the many radio stations broadcasting at 103.7 has been launched at that frequency as a reference to leet... I guess not. 77.70.30.216 (talk) 01:04, 15 July 2014 (UTC)