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Offline AnAlien

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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2014, 03:30:16 am »
When a forum gets popular enough, it ranks high in google searches so people register only to find answers and leave. I hope I'm not that type of noob. :D

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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2014, 03:47:24 am »
Somehow I like this video. I guess we need to educate people on how to efficiently post in a forum. Stickied, if you guys don't mind.

Unstickied. A set of guidelines is fine, and if anyone wants to draft one, I would be happy to pin it somewhere visible, but there are several issues with this thread.

  • The top comment is in the negative, score-wise. That should not be what new users see in a topic if they responsibly choose to look for posting guidelines.
  • The video is not clearly linked and would not be obvious to new users
  • Both the original post and the video are quite condescending. Being hostile towards new users is precisely the wrong way to introduce them to a forum.
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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2014, 04:06:40 am »
Enterrrr.... the moderator stickie war! Today: Juju VS Angelfish!
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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2014, 12:25:08 pm »
The main rule of thumb is searching the forum (especially the help sections+first few pages of topics) then if you need extra help, ask with proper spelling so people understand you. We are generally nice about it and will just recommend you to be careful, rather than yelling at you like on certain non-calc forums. Proper spelling is even more important on Omni, because a lot of non-English-speaking people use Google Translate since they don't speak English, and Google Translate can't detect typos and spelling errors:

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I cum to Omni 4 inspire help dumb-grading me clac end it bing dumb help
Try to translate the above to French ._.

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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2014, 02:34:41 am »
we all start like this, i remember my first posts like it was yesterday...

just give those guys some more time ;D
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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2014, 02:47:33 am »
Weirdly enough, my first posts were not so noobish. But then I became noob before getting what I am now O.O

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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2014, 12:00:02 pm »
so first you were a "not noob"
then you became a noob
and now you're not a noob anymore???

makes sense :P
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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2014, 12:18:33 pm »
I think some people are more careful at first, then when they feel comfortable around the place, they become more loose. :P
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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2014, 04:10:11 pm »
I was pretty stupid in the beginning too....
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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2014, 08:29:53 pm »
Lol, I was as well...  XD I deleted them sometime a few months ago, but I made some big necroposts.
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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2014, 12:31:46 am »
I was in middle school when I joined. Needless to say, I posted like one back then. :P Anyways, I think we need to give the new users a chance. They will no doubt make mistakes, but we should politely point them out/correct them instead of responding with hostility, and they will soon pick up on proper forum etiquette.

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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2014, 06:11:57 pm »
I was in middle school when I joined. Needless to say, I posted like one back then. :P Anyways, I think we need to give the new users a chance. They will no doubt make mistakes, but we should politely point them out/correct them instead of responding with hostility, and they will soon pick up on proper forum etiquette.

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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2014, 03:12:07 am »
please don't fuck with epileptic people anymore :P
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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2014, 12:27:40 pm »
You shouldn't have seen that one sig one of our 2006-07 member had. It was literally a bunch of blinking smileys (the smile face above and a darker emoticon) forming a rectangle, spelling his nickname.
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Re: A Note to all you new users.
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2014, 12:55:52 pm »
I wonder why thsoe epileptic smileys are in there at all O.O

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