TelaTowers is a fad that started in 2011. It is based on a made-up game where you have to climb the TelaTowers, which is supposed to have a nearly infinite amount of levels, all the way to the top to challenge Telamon (Shedletsky).
The fad generally died out in 2012, but has still been popping up occasionally ever since.
|It has recently been brought back from the dead on RT, and has crossed over to other subforums. The newer joke entails that there is a "premium" version of Teletowers, taking a jab at MMOs like World Of Warcraft, and it's Free To Play, Pay To Win model. This membership can seemingly affect text to be invisible to non premium Teletowers users.
When writing a thread of this type, the original poster writes something like "I'm stuck on level #" in the title, and then describes the problem. Other people are then supposed to respond with a solution to the said problem. While keeping the thread going, the original poster can either keep going on the level by adding in more problems or choose to 'move on to the next level' (in other words, end the thread).
The newer version is very up to interpretation. The gag usually goes like this: In reply to someone asking what TelaTowers is, or possibly asking for a link to TelaTowers, you would reply by saying, "[You must have a Telatowers™ platinum account to view this.]", frustrating the OP, until they eventually just give up. Other RTers have varied on this joke, like making entire threads about how Platinum Membership was the best purchase in their life, and then proceded to make a long winded post about TelaTowers membership, with several crucial parts cut out with the aforementioned invisible text. Some have even made their own memberships, going so far as to make T-Shirts to act as fake membership for Telatowers.