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Sarah_K_O_M 04-12-2008 11:09 AM

Forum Manners for Internet Spanners
 
Anyway, this isn't a Netiquette topic, but one on manners, which is different. I think.
Okay then!

Here's some things you should remember when joining a new forum community.


1: Lurking is good. Have a poke about, read some threads before you post.
Get familiar with the general layout and what goes where. It'll help you in the long run, promise.

2: Mods don't have to sit there and take abuse. Loads of people seem to think this, and it's whacked. We are not punching bags, folks, albeit the kind that punches back.

3: You're not the Queen Bee, or the Daddy Longlegs. You are not all powerful, and you're not that important.
So if you leave the forum after a huge hissyfit, we won't give a flying flip. Forums are like beehives, if one bee dies it doesn't make a difference to the beehive.
Plus, bees only kill themselves when they sting.

4: We! Are! Your! Friends! But only if we know you first. So before you click that Add Friend link on some random person's profile, remember this very important thing:
Would you be friends with some loon that walks up to you in the street and yells "HEY, WANNA BE BESTEST FRIENDS FOREVER?!!!!1!11?????"
Exactly.

5: Patience is a virtue. Forums are slow by nature, the opposite of IM's. So sit back, relax, get 7Up and a sandwich, play a flash game. Then check your messages.

6: Respect for authority is actually an okay thing.
People have actually sent PM's to MODS saying stuff like 'You stop punishing me for spamming/friend me right now or I won't stop posting stupid threads!'
In those cases, the Temp Ban Frying Pan is applied swiftly and painfully.

7: If you ask for help, don't complain about the advice.

8: Keep your personal info personal. There's nasty folks on the Internet, and some of them come here. You tell your personal info to all and sundry, you may as well go into a loonybin for the Criminally Insane butt naked. And that's how Freddy Krueger came to be. Well, sort of.
And don't tell other people's either. You'll get banned so fast you'll be knocked into the middle of next week next year.

9: At least try to to be funny, or at leats interesting. It won't kill you, honest.

10: ALL CAPS IS SERIOUSLY ANNOYING, OKAY? AS SI USNG CHATSP3AK AND EXC3SIEV PUNCTUATION!!1!! WTF WONT SOM3ONE THINK OF DA PUNCTUATION????!! OMG

11: Post count doesn't equal popularity, and it won't get you Modship. Only competence can do that. Though that does raise the question of why I was picked...


And that's all I have for now.

AaronShadows 04-12-2008 11:49 AM

*Lurks around*

I commend you on this Sarah.

Do people honestly go up to a mod and say: "You freind me or I'll go spamming!' Those should be slammed.

Bye the way, theres something that may fit here, just maybe, Wall'O'text's.

Did you know forums are regularly closed for stealing sections of the wall of china? It's when people do this:



Insert random example text here, Blahblahblahblahblahblah, Random, random,
Ect. Bleee random example text here, random example text here, insert noobish cripe as they are regularly responsible for walls made of text, so on, so on.Insert total random-ness here, more random-ness, Oh god
I'm getting bored.
Insert total random-ness here, more random-ness,
Oh god I'm getting bored.Insert total random-ness here, more random-ness, Oh god I'm getting bored.Insert total random-ness here, more random-ness,
Oh god I'm getting bored.
Insert total random-ness here, more random-ness,
Oh god I'm getting bored.Insert total random-ness here, more random-ness, Oh god I'm getting bored.Insert total random-ness here,
more random-ness, Oh god I'm getting bored.
Insert total random-ness here, more random-ness, Oh god I'm getting bored.
Insert total random-ness here, more random-ness, Oh god I'm getting bored.


Get the point?

Eccept usualy it's like a box, Here I've added too much grammer. -.-

Sarah_K_O_M 04-12-2008 11:59 AM

They do, honest. It's weird.

And that's usually referred to as 'Quote Pyramid' as far as I know. They're nto that common here though.

AaronShadows 04-12-2008 12:07 PM

The must be very fearless to say that to a Mod. -.- Ever see that show where they said fearlessness is a sign of insanity? XD

Thank god, imagine how cheap the forum would look if we had such blocky posts. >.<

Heavens I'm using a lot of smily's.

I wrote this big thingy, and called it 'Thedollpalace code of conduct' It's all messy though, so I'll clean it up and show it too you.

Miranda_ 04-12-2008 12:08 PM

It's not so much fearlessness as it is stupidity and lack of understanding of forum rules.

AaronShadows 04-12-2008 12:12 PM

I know that Miranda, But the point was a chanse to point out the nOOb's insanity, because we all want to do that. XD

Silent_Wolf 04-12-2008 01:23 PM

Sorry if this makes me sound stupid, but what's stealing the wall of china? O_o

delly1 04-12-2008 01:23 PM

my opinion:
I know new members may cause these problems but so do old members as well. I don't think its very nice to totally breath down the backs of our new members because we were all their once and yes their are members who don't know how to read or have good communication skills towards others and or superiors but we can't just blame it entirely on one group.

Miranda_ 04-12-2008 01:54 PM

We're not talking about newbies, Delly, but about NOOBS. As I and other people have explained thousands of times, there's a big difference.

And believe me, it's new people who commit a lot of these crimes; people aren't just new to this forum, but to ALL internet forums.

AaronShadows 04-12-2008 02:20 PM

Wolfie: Stealing the wall of china, means that you make a Wall of text, Like a box, and it's a sarcastic joke, asin, you put 'China called, they want their wall back' In your reply.


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