*runs screaming from the room*
No, but seriously - every poster on this board seems to use "mini-mal" to describe any middle-sized board, and "mal" for longboard, and always answers the question "What board should I start with?" with "mini-mal".
Mini-mal is a very specific board type. More generically, it would fall into "mini-longboard" (and malibu's are just one specific type of longboard). Funshapes/boards are more derived from shortboards (hybrids), so I don't think even mini-mal would fit in that grouping, as it's just a scaled-down malibu with sidebites versus taking any shortboard rail/rocker properties.
I'm probably just being a snob. But I'd like to see more board knowledge displayed, as I'm sure the people here *know* all that, but just tend to shortcut long winded explanations like this one by just throwing out "mini-mal" because in the end, it's just easier to say.