= W =
[from the Usenet group alt.fan.warlord]
The act of excoriating a bloated, ugly, or derivative sig block. Common grounds for warlording include the presence of a
signature rendered in a BUAF, over-used or cliched sig quotes, ugly ASCII art, or simply excessive size. The
original `Warlord' was a B1FF-like newbie c.1991 who
featured in his sig a particularly large and obnoxious ASCII
graphic resembling the sword of Conan the Barbarian in the 1981
John Milius movie; the group name alt.fan.warlord was sarcasm,
and the characteristic mode of warlording is devastatingly
sarcastic praise. See also McQuary limit.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.