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Old 2012-06-10, 20:51
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The Curse of the Newbies?

Hey all I couldn't help noticing the amount of moronic threads lately, so I'm just wondering if there's like something in that Terms and Conditions you check before joining the forums, something that says:

"1. On your behaviour in the forums:

1.1 Every goddamn newbie shall write in improper, bad grammar english, spewing nonsense everywhere, making little to no sense at all, bringing forth the most useless of discussions, irritate every veteran member possible and repeat threads before searching the forums for at least 6 months up to 3 or 4 YEARS or you shall be banned."

Any idea?
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Old 2012-06-10, 21:01
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Most of the newbies are spammers who post links about downloading free movies and TV from the internet. Did I miss any legendary newbie threads that I should be aware of SGK?
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Old 2012-06-10, 23:42
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Yeah, with newbies I meant not necessarily newly-registered people, but y'know... those "outsiders".

http://forum.magicball.net/showthread.php?t=16306
http://forum.magicball.net/showthread.php?t=16263
http://forum.magicball.net/showthread.php?t=16187
http://forum.magicball.net/showthread.php?t=16190
http://forum.magicball.net/showthread.php?t=16189

etc...
The list goes on...
Nothing legendary though, just dull.
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Old 2012-06-10, 23:44
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On particular this post, which topped them all.

http://forum.magicball.net/showpost....0&postcount=28
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Old 2012-06-10, 23:49
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I don't see the point of hand picking specific threads when this entire forum is currently one of the most boring, useless places on the web.
it's only out of difficulty to kick old habits (and my love for trolling) that i still come here. and i'm ashamed of it.

i hate every last one of you people. i really do
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Old 2012-06-11, 11:13
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Yeah, with newbies I meant not necessarily newly-registered people, but y'know... those "outsiders".

http://forum.magicball.net/showthread.php?t=16306
http://forum.magicball.net/showthread.php?t=16263
http://forum.magicball.net/showthread.php?t=16187
http://forum.magicball.net/showthread.php?t=16190
http://forum.magicball.net/showthread.php?t=16189

etc...
The list goes on...
Nothing legendary though, just dull.
If you find it boring, just ignore them.

Seems rather unfriendly to want to stop, say, someones attempt to discus funfrocks fights.
"outsiders" only become insiders by mutely participation after all.

Of course, a block paragraph of text isn't too pleasant to read.
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Old 2012-06-11, 13:02
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"Join date : Jun 2010" Okay, that might not be such a long time... "Discussion about the un-saveable zones" what ? It was very interesting, why would you think ? "Join date : Oct 2008" Now that was really some time ago, that member isn't really a newbie, so why ? *Discussion about which game you prefer where SGK had an argument about which game he prefers/which is the best*
Ah, I see...
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Old 2012-06-11, 16:46
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I don't see the point of hand picking specific threads when this entire forum is currently one of the most boring, useless places on the web.
it's only out of difficulty to kick old habits (and my love for trolling) that i still come here. and i'm ashamed of it.

i hate every last one of you people. i really do
The irony being that in the darkest days before there was even a whiff of legitimacy to a potential LBA 3, it was a clusterfuck of awesomeness.

Maybe all of us oldies are just too cynical now. Or just that...older. Can't spend as much time around the forum to engage in autoerotic pleasures.
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Old 2012-06-11, 19:17
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Oh come on i am no newbie, your just sore about before.
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Old 2012-06-11, 20:45
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Oh come on i am no newbie, your just sore about before.
Oh, a plot twist! Do tell!
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Old 2012-06-11, 21:41
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He is just sore he was disproven by everyone about his point and how his point can merely be condensed into the form of can't decide look it up in the lba brawl thread for details, i may have been a little childish however goading him like that 'XD.
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Old 2012-06-13, 14:57
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Well, Twinsan, actually there is a difference between "Can't decide" and "Have decided neither are better"- you really should have worded your poll better. Either way, you (and no one else) have proven nothing.
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Well, Twinsan, actually there is a difference between "Can't decide" and "Have decided neither are better"- you really should have worded your poll better. Either way, you (and no one else) have proven nothing.
doesn't deciding "neither are better" necessarily imply an inability to decide though?
i mean, if someone COULD decide that one is better than the other, he would surely not decide that neither are better.

stated formally,
one has decided that neither are better if and only if he can't decide which is better.


besides, i don't think it's fair to say that nobody probved anything.
personally i very much enjoyed the discussion on why lba 1 and 2 are like yin and yang. or something.
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Old 2012-06-13, 18:37
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Well, Twinsan, actually there is a difference between "Can't decide" and "Have decided neither are better"- you really should have worded your poll better. Either way, you (and no one else) have proven nothing.


OH MY GOD THERE'S STILL HOPE FOR THIS FORUM AFTERALL ! *phew*

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doesn't deciding "neither are better" necessarily imply an inability to decide though?
No.

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"Join date : Oct 2008" Now that was really some time ago, that member isn't really a newbie
Unfortunately, some people remain a newbie an entire lifetime. Others take years and years. Join date =/= growing up.

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If you find it boring, just ignore them.
That's what I normally do; but when I'm in a good mood and I decide to waste my time and not to ignore in an attempt to be nice to other supposed LBA fans, I expect some intelligence in the communication from the other part as well, otherwise it seems like we're talking with fans of pacman or tetris (nothing wrong with these games, but... y'know). And if threads are just meant to count numbers, what's the point? who cares if LBA 1 or 2 wins? will that change anything? who cares? not only this has been done a thousand times before, what matters are people's opinions, not the shitty poll's options, and I'm amazed how everyone is picky on that rather than what I'm actually saying. Including non-newbie members.

It seems clear to me now why members such as morshem, chaosfish, etc eventually faded away from the forums.
And I guess anakin's first post in this thread wasn't entirely ironic at all.
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Old 2012-06-13, 20:52
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Hm...
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new·bie (nb, ny-)n. Slang One that is new to something, especially a novice at using computer technology or the Internet.
"Newbie" has nothing to do with "mature"...
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Old 2012-06-13, 21:06
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I am aware of the definition of newbie, Polaris, thank you. What you fail to understand is that, even though he's not technically a newbie anymore, he still behaves like one.
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Old 2012-06-13, 22:25
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It seems clear to me now why members such as morshem, chaosfish, etc eventually faded away from the forums.
Id say its (aside from lack of time) down too a massive increase in people moaning about stuff vs posting stuff that isn't moaning.
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Old 2012-06-27, 16:54
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