Red Leader Standing By
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"Red leader standing by" (aka Red X standing by...) is a forum game that originated from Star Wars Episode IV. Users participate by posting something red and explaining that it is standing by.
In Star Wars, a New Hope (originally titled as just "Star Wars"), as the assault is launched on the Death Star, the leader says, “Red Leader Standing By”
The line is from the following exchange
Red Leader: “All wings check in.” Red 3: “Red 3 standing by.” Red 6: “Red 6 standing by.” Luke Skywalker: “Red 5 standing by”
Red Leader calls are popular on forums and various post threads.
- The Thread must start out with a picture of Red leader coupled with the phrase "Red leader standing by..." or "all wings report in..."
- All following posts must contain "red" in them (e.g. Red herring, Redd Foxx, Reddit, Red Foreman, etc...) followed by "standing by".
- All posts must include a picture of the object/person.
- The game ends when the thread 404's or when people stop posting in it to keep it alive.
Waning in popularity, but well known by experienced forum and message board users.
The Red Leader reminds you to stay on topic when posting in a forum