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11.13. What's an obhack? An obquestion? An objoke?
Ob stands for obligatory. When someone posts a message to a
newsgroup or mailing list that is not particularly on the topic of that forum,
they sometimes will include an obligatory statement that is on topic.
For example, I might post a message about transcendental signifiers in
alt.internet.services, but end with the line:
ObInternet: Like Trivia? finger email@example.com !!
thereby absolving me of my sin of rambling off-topic.
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