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Title: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: WereVolvo on November 06, 2006, 05:20:52 pm
Ok, so lately, we've been having a bit of trouble with certain newer members of the forum pissing off the more established ones with displays of... blatant noobishness, for lack of a term to describe it better.
Me, I think this is a bit sad, because I always try to see the positive in each person and would like nothing better than to get along with everybody.
So, as a result of a discussion with futilité, iggMaN and StickyLizard over at the Random board, I decided to create this little brainstorming session.
The purpose of this thread is to come up with a few guidelines, hints, friendly advice and tips as to what is considered proper "etiquette" when frequenting these forums. Hopefully the collected results could then be added to the "NEWCOMERS READ THIS BEFORE POSTING" thread by a moderator (pretty please? :)).

Oh, and stay away from obvious and blatant advice as well as downright insulting ones like "GROW UP ASSHOLE" and "STFU NOOB". This is supposed to be a constructive thread, not a flamefest. Be civil, people.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: ~futilite~ on November 06, 2006, 05:50:35 pm
I tried to get something out of the thread where we planned this.

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I don't understand how you can keep complaining that some people don't like you when you try to annoy them on purpose...
=> Don't annoy people on purpose if they don't understand your sense of humour.

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Double posts do annoy some people.
=> Put all that you have to say into one post, don't make double posts if you know before your first post that you will write about different topics

Maybe...
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Don't use ridiculous types of writing.
=> like Caps Lock all the time (on occasion it is ok, but not all the time!) or MSN writing (same here: if you want to parody it once, ok...)
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Outboundlight on November 06, 2006, 05:52:32 pm
I tried to get something out of the thread where we planned this.


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Double posts do annoy some people.
=> Put all that you have to say into one post, don't make double posts if you know before your first post that you will write about different topics


Its not that hard to just edit the orginal post now is it?
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Warrior Bob on November 06, 2006, 06:42:38 pm
Noob checking in! 

The number one rule I follow on forums, which seems to go over pretty well, is "If I'm not really adding anything to the thread, then whatever I'm thinking of posting isn't worth it."

Unless I'm reading some chatty thread, I probably make one post for every 5 that I think of posting.  It helps stop me from saying stupid things all the time that everyone else has to read through.  Now I just say them some of the time :)
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Ant on November 06, 2006, 07:11:25 pm
Respect other forumers, also, it's nice to give encouraging words to everyone, even if it's constructive criticism, telling them they are shite is no way to behave
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Xhu on November 06, 2006, 07:48:05 pm
The way a post is typed helps...try to limit AOL/text talk, and paragraphs are generally welcomed for longer posts.

Oh, and last I checked, l33tsp34k was punishable by death.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: gaijin on November 06, 2006, 08:01:24 pm
Noob checking in! 

The number one rule I follow on forums, which seems to go over pretty well, is "If I'm not really adding anything to the thread, then whatever I'm thinking of posting isn't worth it."

Unless I'm reading some chatty thread, I probably make one post for every 5 that I think of posting.  It helps stop me from saying stupid things all the time that everyone else has to read through.  Now I just say them some of the time :)

Amen.

And please, try not to react too strongly to posts here, until you know the people who make them a bit. Had I not known what mumppis is like, he'd annoy the crap out of me with every post. No, wait, he does! Bad example. But you get my point, p'raps?
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Ant on November 06, 2006, 08:16:16 pm
Noob checking in! 

The number one rule I follow on forums, which seems to go over pretty well, is "If I'm not really adding anything to the thread, then whatever I'm thinking of posting isn't worth it."

Unless I'm reading some chatty thread, I probably make one post for every 5 that I think of posting.  It helps stop me from saying stupid things all the time that everyone else has to read through.  Now I just say them some of the time :)

Amen.

And please, try not to react too strongly to posts here, until you know the people who make them a bit. Had I not known what mumppis is like, he'd annoy the crap out of me with every post. No, wait, he does! Bad example. But you get my point, p'raps?

I think i get it, don't judge a book by its cover, second chances etc.

Or did you mean the bit where you find mumppis no matter what? :D
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Bates on November 06, 2006, 08:46:03 pm
I never fully grasped the concept of being loud, noisy and annoying on a forum or any other means of internet communication. I think that the way you post and the stuff you write reflects how you are in real life, e.g. whether a forumer is rather serious, has a fucked up humour (which is a good thing), likes or dislikes certain things and so on. So between the lines you can get a very good picture of the person. You can imagine what conclusions people draw from smiley-infested caps lock posts without any substance.

That doesn't mean anyone has to conform to any standards or act like people want them to, on the contrary. Just be yourself when posting and use some common sense.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: gaijin on November 06, 2006, 08:50:50 pm
Just be yourself when posting


AWwww, HELL NO.



;D
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: L'homme magique on November 06, 2006, 11:50:29 pm
^omg spam.

Anyway, here (http://www.mozilla.org/community/etiquette.html) is a nice thing for newbies to read. A lot of it doesn't apply, but the core does.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Cerapter on November 07, 2006, 12:44:01 am
Do not overrate yourself; know your place, so to say. Do not act against others in ways you are not entirely sure they will accept. At least, do not risk offending people because you think it might be funny. If you act too rashly, the other members will not understand, and they will not approve of your actions.

Do not try to humiliate or subjugate other members. It serves only your own ego, if even that.

If you don't understand the humor, do not guess and assume, you might be mistaken and end up on other members' blacklists.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on November 07, 2006, 01:07:14 am
Nobody ever got respect because they argued that they should. If for some reason you have been denigrated, the only way you can recover is to take it in stride, try to see the reasons for it, and address them if need be. On the other hand, if it seems reasonless or arbitrary or due solely to the fact that you're a "noob," you can either ignore the source of the belittlement or find a more suitable forum.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Ant on November 07, 2006, 01:11:12 am
Don't be a twat

that's another thing don't spam like a bastard (such as i did), don't reply with just "QFT" or i "lol'd" and don't keep referring to people in your post if they don't like you, it can be rather annoying
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Cerapter on November 07, 2006, 01:14:33 am
and don't keep referring to people in your post if they don't like you, it can be rather annoying

Related to that one; do not think or pretend others are playing or wanting to play your little game. It's awkward and you look very stupid.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on November 07, 2006, 01:17:42 am
Don't be a twat


You have a knack for paraphrasing...
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Ant on November 07, 2006, 01:20:04 am
Don't be a twat


You have a knack for paraphrasing...

I've always been told that by people..hey..was that sarcastic by any chance? ;D
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Jack Lupino on November 07, 2006, 01:21:31 am
Hrm.

/me lets you live
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Ant on November 07, 2006, 01:23:57 am
Hrm.

/me lets you live

Certainly good advice from Rad, infact, i think, this thread covers everything after that post...

but in seriousness, these comments can be fun sometimes, just don't over use them (not aimed at Rad or anyone in particular)
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Jack Lupino on November 07, 2006, 01:32:40 am
That's sort of what i meant ?

LOL
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: harvey danger on November 07, 2006, 01:35:30 am
Try not to spam anywhere that isn't the spam section. At least, not until we figure out if we're going to get rid of it or not.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Torp v2.0 on November 07, 2006, 02:09:56 am
One very important rule that has not been mentioned:

Worship the God-Priests of the Most Esoteric Order of Thomas.

That is, talhoffer and me.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Jack Lupino on November 07, 2006, 02:11:22 am
pld
 8)
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Bearfoot on November 07, 2006, 02:16:23 am
Punctuation is your friend.

'nuff said.

Things that rely on tone of voice to get across should be restricted until you are known.  Sarcasm and Irony just plain don't work in text.

(I put (sarcasm)  Or (Irony) after such things so that it's clear myself.  and anything with the :P smiley is not to be taken seriously.)

I'm not a "Spelling nazi."  that would be horribly hypocritcal of me, but at least try to keep things vaguely resembling english.

And as a personal pet peeve, using "Gay" to mean stupid is just not cool.

It's not a touchy subject, but my boyfriend isn't too keen on it.

Oh yah.. bashing lifestyles... I don't care if you don't like me because I"m bisexual and "Furry."  Just keep it off the forum.  Such things don't belong here, mmm'kay?
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: WereVolvo on November 07, 2006, 02:17:04 am
One very important rule that has not been mentioned:

Worship the God-Priests of the Most Esoteric Order of Thomas.

That is, talhoffer and me.

Well, perhaps not what I had in mind when I made this thread, though it certainly is an important requirement, too ;D

Edit: Lots of good contributions,people. Keep 'em coming! :) I'd post a few myself, but I'm too tired to think right now. Off to bed soon methinks...
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Ant on November 07, 2006, 02:18:23 am
Punctuation is your friend.

'nuff said.

Things that rely on tone of voice to get across should be restricted until you are known.  Sarcasm and Irony just plain don't work in text.

(I put (sarcasm)  Or (Irony) after such things so that it's clear myself.  and anything with the :P smiley is not to be taken seriously.)

I'm not a "Spelling nazi."  that would be horribly hypocritcal of me, but at least try to keep things vaguely resembling english.

And as a personal pet peeve, using "Gay" to mean stupid is just not cool.

It's not a touchy subject, but my boyfriend isn't too keen on it.

It seems it has become part of English culture that gay describes something stupid now, it use to describe the sexuality of someone, and before that it meant 'happy', i guess words can't really evolve when they are describing someone on a personal level
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: harvey danger on November 07, 2006, 02:21:07 am
pld
 8)

Don't make posts like these, either.  ;)
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Jack Lupino on November 07, 2006, 02:24:56 am
Smite.

Don't overdo it.


(i didn't smite you though ;) )
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: cloudstrifex on November 07, 2006, 02:50:15 am
Smite.

Don't overdo it.


(i didn't smite you though ;) )

If you're gonna smite someone, it might not be wise to say it first. ;)

*cloudstrfex smites Rad without telling him :D

Nah just kidding I wouldn't do that to you. :)
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Xhu on November 07, 2006, 02:51:17 am
To newbies; don't take karma *too* seriously. ;p
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Torp v2.0 on November 07, 2006, 02:53:45 am
Only Machinae Primes (and admin people, and anyone with a custom title) may make such posts.  ;D

I agree with what Bearfoot said, though. Try to keep your english resembling english. As subpoints of that, please don't use MSN speech, or other similar derivatives of english.

Good formatting of your post is even more important.

Wheil reding tis s kinda irritatin in teh long run, it s manegble. It meight b a probelm if u try to wreit Gravehill-steil posts, but if ur not, we cen manege.

reading something like this with no punctuation commas capital letters or paragraphs is a whole lot worse if you do it nobody will read your post and just ignore you i doubt most reading this post will actually bother to read the entire example but to make it a good one i will make it a long one fuck it is difficult to write like this i keep wanting to press both shift comma dot and enter but i must stop myself it would be no good to do so because it would fuck up the example i cant do that as you probably understand if you try to read the example my spelling is perfect or at least very good but its still a fucking nightmare to read dont write posts like this this is an extreme example but i see plenty of people not on this forum but on several others who lacks one of the things this wall of text has punctuation paragraphs or capital letters that is so please do as i say and use them all
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Xhu on November 07, 2006, 02:56:30 am
Quote
reading something like this with no punctuation commas capital letters or paragraphs is a whole lot worse if you do it nobody will read your post and just ignore you i doubt most reading this post will actually bother to read the entire example but to make it a good one i will make it a long one fuck it is difficult to write like this i keep wanting to press both shift comma dot and enter but i must stop myself it would be no good to do so because it would fuck up the example i cant do that as you probably understand if you try to read the example my spelling is perfect or at least very good but its still a fucking nightmare to read dont write posts like this this is an extreme example but i see plenty of people not on this forum but on several others who lacks one of the things this wall of text has punctuation paragraphs or capital letters that is so please do as i say and use them all

I could only make it to there...so yes. Good point.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Jack Lupino on November 07, 2006, 04:02:43 am
Amazingly i read the word "fuck" before i read your post.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: cloudstrifex on November 07, 2006, 04:06:14 am
Only Machinae Primes (and admin people, and anyone with a custom title) may make such posts.  ;D

I agree with what Bearfoot said, though. Try to keep your english resembling english. As subpoints of that, please don't use MSN speech, or other similar derivatives of english.

Good formatting of your post is even more important.

Wheil reding tis s kinda irritatin in teh long run, it s manegble. It meight b a probelm if u try to wreit Gravehill-steil posts, but if ur not, we cen manege.

reading something like this with no punctuation commas capital letters or paragraphs is a whole lot worse if you do it nobody will read your post and just ignore you i doubt most reading this post will actually bother to read the entire example but to make it a good one i will make it a long one fuck it is difficult to write like this i keep wanting to press both shift comma dot and enter but i must stop myself it would be no good to do so because it would fuck up the example i cant do that as you probably understand if you try to read the example my spelling is perfect or at least very good but its still a fucking nightmare to read dont write posts like this this is an extreme example but i see plenty of people not on this forum but on several others who lacks one of the things this wall of text has punctuation paragraphs or capital letters that is so please do as i say and use them all

lolz ther is a coma n taht sentnc joo failz at pnctuatin
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Ant on November 07, 2006, 04:08:35 am
The way i tackle commas etc. is i say it in my head first then i add punctuation to give the effect i want it to have :)
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Jack Lupino on November 07, 2006, 04:10:49 am
So that's something that's not appreciated here.


In general, just say what you want, without the message being disruptive in any matter.

Contributing, that's great !

Replying as well !

But don't overdo it.  We've all seen these Irc-convo-on-forum a million times, and i'm not waiting for that to happen all the gotdamn time.

They're not rules, just something you may want to keep in mind for your fellow poster.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: cloudstrifex on November 07, 2006, 04:11:22 am
The way i tackle commas etc. is i say it in my head first then i add punctuation to give the effect i want it to have :)

Yeah I do that with a lot of stuff, just to see if it makes sense. :P (Like that sentence lawl)
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Fallout on November 07, 2006, 04:13:55 am
Dont try too hard.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Jack Lupino on November 07, 2006, 04:17:42 am
Dont try too hard.
You tried too hard aswell, and you turned out fine, a bit spammy and random, but thats how we like em out here.

Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: cloudstrifex on November 07, 2006, 04:20:04 am
Dont try too hard.

You tried too hard writing that sentence. :D OH WAI-
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Ant on November 07, 2006, 04:21:43 am
Dont try too hard.

You tried too hard writing that sentence. :D OH WAI-

It's funny because fallout left a ' :D
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Fallout on November 07, 2006, 04:25:48 am
Dont try too hard.
You tried too hard aswell, and you turned out fine, a bit spammy and random, but thats how we like em out here.



Sure I did at first, back when I used to have 3249234 posts per second.

But as you can see, I've changed a lot since then. I'm always trying to work off my old, spammy self with good gestures and free beer.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Jack Lupino on November 07, 2006, 04:29:45 am
Very true ! and that brings us to :

Know when to stop, or know when it's enough.

Do not go ranting endlessly about a topic that's been discussed, revived and rediscussed, and rediscussed ten times over again.

Use the search button or ask away !
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: cloudstrifex on November 07, 2006, 04:33:44 am
Very true ! and that brings us to :

Know when to stop, or know when it's enough.

Do not go ranting endlessly about a topic that's been discussed, revived and rediscussed, and rediscussed ten times over again.

Use the search button or ask away !

You say that but when people ask they're usually mauled by people saying "OMG SEARCH OR DIE"
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Jack Lupino on November 07, 2006, 04:36:46 am
Yeah. But that's so much fun, now don't say it here, you'll spoil it.



 ;D
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Viherminttu on November 07, 2006, 01:23:35 pm
refrain from 'what do you think of me' topics. ive seen tons of them throughout different forums and they always turn out bad, so just dont do them.

no aimspeak.

being jokingly sexual to your friends is one thing, but doing it to someone you dont know is quite another.

dont write one word replies if you can possibly help it.

respect. treat people with respect. this is a forum, sure. on the internet. yep. but everyone has feelings and no one likes to be disrespected. try not to piss people off. try not to piss the mods off.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Smeagol on November 07, 2006, 11:19:04 pm
The fact that this thread is really needed is somewhat worrying. What happened to the days when this place used to moderate itself and newbies used to adapt or left? I've not been anywhere near as active as I used to be recently, but is the problem really so bad that we need to spell out how the recent influx of idiots newbies should behave?
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Xhu on November 07, 2006, 11:25:21 pm
Well, it's not for us current newbies alone...the board is gonna get a lot more popular soon, for better or worse. It's probably good to have this thread as a 'just in case' kind of thing?
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Cerapter on November 07, 2006, 11:33:53 pm
respect. treat people with respect. this is a forum, sure. on the internet. yep. but everyone has feelings and no one likes to be disrespected. try not to piss people off. try not to piss the mods off.
Quoted for emphasis.

Treating others with respect pretty much sums it all up.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Torp v2.0 on November 08, 2006, 12:06:38 am
Yes, Spike has a very important point. This might not really be needed now, but in, say, two months, when Machinae Supremacy is the new big name in music...
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Smeagol on November 08, 2006, 12:13:48 am
Yes, Spike has a very important point. This might not really be needed now, but in, say, two months, when Machinae Supremacy is the new big name in music...

A pint says it'll take longer than 2 months.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Jack Lupino on November 08, 2006, 12:15:56 am
Two pints, i want a piece of the action as well.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Warrior Bob on November 08, 2006, 01:14:34 am
Well, it's not for us current newbies alone...the board is gonna get a lot more popular soon, for better or worse. It's probably good to have this thread as a 'just in case' kind of thing?
I am generally of the opinion that the internet turns intelligent, interesting people into raving crazies.  Some of my real-life friends who are very nice, very smart people, write some some things online that make me question whether it was really them who wrote it.  So yeah, it never hurts to have some structure when a forum starts to get larger.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: cloudstrifex on November 08, 2006, 01:16:34 am
Well, it's not for us current newbies alone...the board is gonna get a lot more popular soon, for better or worse. It's probably good to have this thread as a 'just in case' kind of thing?
I am generally of the opinion that the internet turns intelligent, interesting people into raving crazies.  Some of my real-life friends who are very nice, very smart people, write some some things online that make me question whether it was really them who wrote it.  So yeah, it never hurts to have some structure when a forum starts to get larger.

You should look at my myspace comments. Here's one and I quote "hey wut u been to?" They just can't talk for the life of them. Sometimes I just wanna take a baseball bat and jdsakdjskal!!!!

*cloud takes his pills to calm down
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: gaijin on November 08, 2006, 01:57:34 am
Well, it's not for us current newbies alone...the board is gonna get a lot more popular soon, for better or worse. It's probably good to have this thread as a 'just in case' kind of thing?
I am generally of the opinion that the internet turns intelligent, interesting people into raving crazies.  Some of my real-life friends who are very nice, very smart people, write some some things online that make me question whether it was really them who wrote it.  So yeah, it never hurts to have some structure when a forum starts to get larger.

You should look at my myspace comments. Here's one and I quote "hey wut u been to?" They just can't talk for the life of them. Sometimes I just wanna take a baseball bat and jdsakdjskal!!!!

*cloud takes his pills to calm down


and.. fuxx0rrzz them upz0rrz!?
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Bearfoot on November 08, 2006, 02:12:12 am
The fact that this thread is really needed is somewhat worrying. What happened to the days when this place used to moderate itself and newbies used to adapt or left? I've not been anywhere near as active as I used to be recently, but is the problem really so bad that we need to spell out how the recent influx of idiots newbies should behave?

Um.. there was a time when there wasn't at least one goofball on the forums?

If so it's before my time.. :)
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: cloudstrifex on November 08, 2006, 02:18:51 am
Well, it's not for us current newbies alone...the board is gonna get a lot more popular soon, for better or worse. It's probably good to have this thread as a 'just in case' kind of thing?
I am generally of the opinion that the internet turns intelligent, interesting people into raving crazies.  Some of my real-life friends who are very nice, very smart people, write some some things online that make me question whether it was really them who wrote it.  So yeah, it never hurts to have some structure when a forum starts to get larger.

You should look at my myspace comments. Here's one and I quote "hey wut u been to?" They just can't talk for the life of them. Sometimes I just wanna take a baseball bat and jdsakdjskal!!!!

*cloud takes his pills to calm down


and.. fuxx0rrzz them upz0rrz!?

pr33ty much d00d. No but that talk I don't mind too much because it's 1337. This is just retard talk.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: harvey danger on November 08, 2006, 03:14:56 pm
pr33ty much d00d. No but that talk I don't mind too much because it's 1337. This is just retard talk.


... there's a difference?
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Smeagol on November 08, 2006, 08:36:17 pm
The fact that this thread is really needed is somewhat worrying. What happened to the days when this place used to moderate itself and newbies used to adapt or left? I've not been anywhere near as active as I used to be recently, but is the problem really so bad that we need to spell out how the recent influx of idiots newbies should behave?

Um.. there was a time when there wasn't at least one goofball on the forums?

If so it's before my time.. :)

There's a difference between 'off the wall humour' and 'being a complete goddamn moron'. Just a slight difference, mind.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Jack Lupino on November 08, 2006, 08:49:53 pm
Its called Fiindil or Radicz0r.

You do the math.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Irrationalist on November 08, 2006, 09:03:21 pm
Respect other forumers, also, it's nice to give encouraging words to everyone, even if it's constructive criticism, telling them they are shite is no way to behave

falllout == good for this reason.

Dimmy u said that everyone has feelings do you really believe that?!
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Torp v2.0 on November 08, 2006, 09:56:12 pm
Its called Fiindil or Radicz0r.

You do the math.


I'm not sure who's suppoosed not to be the complete goddamned moron...

 :P
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Smeagol on November 09, 2006, 12:24:20 am
I would really like to believe it's me. Because Rad is just mainland Eurotrash ;)
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: harvey danger on November 09, 2006, 02:01:04 am
I would really like to believe it's me. Because Rad is just mainland Eurotrash ;)

As opposed to islander eurotrash, right?  ;)
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Xhu on November 09, 2006, 02:30:50 am
Big difference. Trust me. ;p
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Bearfoot on November 09, 2006, 05:02:24 pm
Po-TAY-to, Po-THA-to.....
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Irrationalist on November 09, 2006, 08:27:03 pm
I would really like to believe it's me. Because Rad is just mainland Eurotrash ;)

As opposed to islander eurotrash, right?  ;)

I thought all Euros were trash? ??? jk ;)
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Smeagol on November 09, 2006, 08:43:56 pm
I would really like to believe it's me. Because Rad is just mainland Eurotrash ;)

As opposed to islander eurotrash, right?  ;)

Being on an island is great. You can fuck it up all you want, and it doesn't piss off those whiny Frenchies. Much.

Also, giant clock towers > red light districts. Clearly.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Irrationalist on November 09, 2006, 08:47:03 pm
lol, wise as always Fiindil.

Piss off Frenchies : $10,000,000,000
Fuck up an Island : $100,000,000,000
Fuckin up teh whole world : Priceless

Yay USA!
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Xhu on November 09, 2006, 08:48:29 pm
So, about the forum etiquette.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Cerapter on November 09, 2006, 08:57:10 pm
Good forum etiquette: learning from this thread.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Irrationalist on November 09, 2006, 09:08:03 pm
Good forum etiquette: learning from this thread.

lol, the anti-Iggman guide.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Cerapter on November 09, 2006, 09:15:45 pm
You're trying hard to become the lesser of two evils, it seems.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Ant on November 09, 2006, 10:39:59 pm
I would really like to believe it's me. Because Rad is just mainland Eurotrash ;)

As opposed to islander eurotrash, right?  ;)

I thought all Euros were trash? ??? jk ;)

And THAT is why your karma is less than the devils (don't feel superioritic(word?) about what i just said, i was not relating to the actual devil, i was just conveying just very bad evil)
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Smeagol on November 09, 2006, 11:16:20 pm
If the likes of LunarLoki were banned, the problem would solve itself.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Sul on November 10, 2006, 12:15:58 am
Eventually, the newbs will get the hint and leave or improve. It's just a matter of the good members sticking it out or the improving newbs taking the place of good oldies.

I've seen this sort of thing way too often at another forum and sadly the only ones who can change it are the ones causing the problem. :/
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Ant on November 10, 2006, 12:19:06 am
Eventually, the newbs will get the hint and leave or improve. It's just a matter of the good members sticking it out or the improving newbs taking the place of good oldies.

I've seen this sort of thing way too often at another forum and sadly the only ones who can change it are the ones causing the problem. :/

Welcome Sul...Republic? not everyone's perfect eh? ;D

Nah i'm just messing, welcome to the forums and have an awesome time here, let's hope your stay is more pleasant then the other forum you were talking about :F
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: ~futilite~ on November 10, 2006, 03:43:33 pm
I wondered if we have collected enough idea to make a real thread. I mean, this was supposed to be the brainstorming, wasn't it? Do we now make another thread with a summary of it, or do we do that later, or don't we do that at all?
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Lysix on November 10, 2006, 03:56:06 pm
We turn it into a book, and SELL IT!
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Smeagol on November 10, 2006, 08:30:07 pm
let's hope your stay is more pleasant then the other forum you were talking about :F

That's probably referring to the same forum I inhabit.

Hi Sul.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Xhu on November 10, 2006, 08:50:03 pm
I wondered if we have collected enough idea to make a real thread. I mean, this was supposed to be the brainstorming, wasn't it? Do we now make another thread with a summary of it, or do we do that later, or don't we do that at all?


This may be useful? (http://forum.machinaesupremacy.com/index.php/topic,2886.0.html)
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Viherminttu on November 11, 2006, 04:45:10 am
So, about the forum etiquette.

dont be a fuckwad in this thread. thats good forum etiquette. what do you think, ^Spike?
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Warrior Bob on November 11, 2006, 08:42:05 am
I wondered if we have collected enough idea to make a real thread. I mean, this was supposed to be the brainstorming, wasn't it? Do we now make another thread with a summary of it, or do we do that later, or don't we do that at all?
I frequently see threads like this edit the first post to include relevant information in one convenient place.  That other thread that futilité posted may also serve this purpose too though, it's kind of up to what the forum seems to want.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Xhu on November 11, 2006, 03:12:08 pm
So, about the forum etiquette.

dont be a fuckwad in this thread. thats good forum etiquette. what do you think, ^Spike?

Oops...I did something wrong, didn't I?

On the off-chance you aren't being sarcastic, then yes. Very good etiquette.
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Viherminttu on November 11, 2006, 03:52:07 pm
lol im not being sarcastic
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: Bates on November 12, 2006, 03:37:23 pm
We turn it into a book, and SELL IT!

That's my line.  :P
Title: Re: The "teach n00bs some proper forum etiquette" brainstorming thread
Post by: WereVolvo on November 13, 2006, 02:16:08 am
I wondered if we have collected enough idea to make a real thread. I mean, this was supposed to be the brainstorming, wasn't it? Do we now make another thread with a summary of it, or do we do that later, or don't we do that at all?
I frequently see threads like this edit the first post to include relevant information in one convenient place.  That other thread that futilité posted may also serve this purpose too though, it's kind of up to what the forum seems to want.

Will do, as soon as I get home and have the time to do it.