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Bad_Engrish_Whatever's Handy Guide for newcomers
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Bad_Engrish_Whatever's Handy Guide for newcomers

What with the forums in decline, I thought up this little guide in 5 mins to educate newfags in the wonders of SS. Note that you don't have to follow these rules, but if you don't I'll come over to your house and force you to watch all three High School Musicals at gunpoint.

Tip #1: Please type in plain english.

srsly no 1 wants 2 wade thru 3 lines of bullsh1t.
Typing like people on Myspace is fastest way to alienate people here. It only takes a few more seconds to type in proper English, and it just makes life easier.

Tip #2: DON'T GET BUTTHURT

The last time someone got butthurt, IE: they got banned from IRC; and got annoyed and started complaining in a loud voice. It drew the forum into a stupid fight over nothing, distracting us all from the proper enemy:
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Tip #3: Try Make your posts meaningful

Don't post something like "i agree lol" or a post which only consists of a smiley, and especially, TL;DR. On that note, don't deliberatly derail topics, AND DON'T RESPOND TO TROLLS! Demonater10 (a troll) derailed many interesting topics, simply because people couldn't ingore it. Simply use the ignore function on trolls, so you can't see their posts. Simple as that!

Tip# 4: Don't post spam

Or at least, if you absolutely have to, start cancer threads in the recycle bin. It's what it's there for. If you have to flame somone, do it in the Frag Arena. The recycle bin is meant for people to empty their spleens, so do it there, not on the forums.

And uh, try to make your posts interesting. That's about it.

If you think this guide sucks, well, why not keep it to yourself!
01-24-2009 11:44 PM
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Re: Bad_Engrish_Whatever's Handy Guide for newcomers

I don't think the guide is informative for newcomers. There's a lot of references to people a newcomer has no clue about: Sefam, Demonater10, and so on. They don't really work well as examples, because a newcomer has no fucking clue what happened.

Don't take life so seriously, it isn't permanent.
01-25-2009 10:06 AM
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Ah. Good point.
01-25-2009 09:47 PM
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Re: Bad_Engrish_Whatever's Handy Guide for newcomers

when i turned up i had no idea what a troll was. or a newfag. we need a dictionary...

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"A 'no' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
-Ben Franklin

"when I was a kid I used to pray for a bicycle. then I realized that god doesn't work that way. so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness."
"I would rather die for something I believe in than live for anything else."
"What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored." – F W Nietzsche
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^^ that
01-26-2009 05:04 AM
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they're not 'newfags' just because they're new, call them 'newcomers' or 'newbies' or 'newbs' for short (remember theres a difference between 'newbs' and 'noobs', 'noobs' are the bad kind)

other than that, looks good

Hidden stuff:
TRIGGER WARNING: THIS TRIGGER WARNING CONTAINS TRIGGER WARNINGS!

Dear Tumblrites: Despite your wrongly self-diagnosed PTSD, no line of scientific evidence suggests people can be triggered over the internet. Triggering works through the senses (i.e. smell, taste, touch, vision, hearing.) but it goes through real time; if you're not experiencing it in real life as it's ACTUALLY HAPPENING in your ACTUAL life, you CANNOT be triggered. The only exception to this is if you have a seizure, but then again, that's triggered by epilepsy (i.e. rapidly-changing flashing lights) NOT PTSD. Remembering a bad incident is NOT the same thing as having a flashback. When you remember, you think; when you flashback, you feel.

#HashTagsAreForIdiots

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Max Stirnir Wrote:"In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies -- an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself." The Ego and Its Own, pg. 15
Charles Manson Wrote:“Look down at me and you see a fool;
look up at me and you see a god;
look straight at me and you see yourself”
HeartofShadows Wrote:"Life is nothing more than a druggie trying to get their quick fix of happiness while dealing with the harsh withdrawal of reality"
Osip Mandelstam Wrote:"I divide all of world literature into authorized and unauthorized works. The former are all trash; the latter--stolen air. I want to spit in the face of every writer who first obtains permission and then writes." The Fourth Prose, 1930.
Lukas Foss Wrote:That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
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Re: Bad_Engrish_Whatever's Handy Guide for newcomers

Im very sorry - but did you just dig this up to post that? Which we had already covered? But meh, thats your perogative.

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"A 'no' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
-Ben Franklin

"when I was a kid I used to pray for a bicycle. then I realized that god doesn't work that way. so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness."
"I would rather die for something I believe in than live for anything else."
"What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored." – F W Nietzsche
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Re: Bad_Engrish_Whatever's Handy Guide for newcomers

sure

Hidden stuff:
TRIGGER WARNING: THIS TRIGGER WARNING CONTAINS TRIGGER WARNINGS!

Dear Tumblrites: Despite your wrongly self-diagnosed PTSD, no line of scientific evidence suggests people can be triggered over the internet. Triggering works through the senses (i.e. smell, taste, touch, vision, hearing.) but it goes through real time; if you're not experiencing it in real life as it's ACTUALLY HAPPENING in your ACTUAL life, you CANNOT be triggered. The only exception to this is if you have a seizure, but then again, that's triggered by epilepsy (i.e. rapidly-changing flashing lights) NOT PTSD. Remembering a bad incident is NOT the same thing as having a flashback. When you remember, you think; when you flashback, you feel.

#HashTagsAreForIdiots

[Image: violator_blackbg_110x32.gif]
Max Stirnir Wrote:"In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies -- an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself." The Ego and Its Own, pg. 15
Charles Manson Wrote:“Look down at me and you see a fool;
look up at me and you see a god;
look straight at me and you see yourself”
HeartofShadows Wrote:"Life is nothing more than a druggie trying to get their quick fix of happiness while dealing with the harsh withdrawal of reality"
Osip Mandelstam Wrote:"I divide all of world literature into authorized and unauthorized works. The former are all trash; the latter--stolen air. I want to spit in the face of every writer who first obtains permission and then writes." The Fourth Prose, 1930.
Lukas Foss Wrote:That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
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