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Entry: Esperanto Style
originally posted by rotten peach

First coined in April '05 by famed Atlanta explorer DjMalign, the phrase 'esperanto style' (taken from Hard Knocks -Esperanto where it was initially observed) refers to doors that appear to be secured but are, in fact, not.

The appearance of security derives from the following: door pairs often have holes cut/drilled through them so that from the outside of the building a chain can be threaded into one door's hole, pass behind the doors, and be threaded back out the other door's hole, leaving the chain ends outside and secured with a lock. This closed loop prevents the doors from opening beyond the size of the loop.

Appearances are deceiving, however, when on closer inspection the interior portion of the chain loop has been broken or cut and the new, interior chain ends are either hanging down loosely inside the building or have been weakly joined with twine or wire or whatever was at hand.

By sliding/rotating a given chain loop through the holes, it can be determined whether or not the chain loop is intact or merely 'esperanto style'.

Use appropriate caution as esperanto style security usually indicates an actively squatted facility.
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