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Suggestions on being remembered more easily.

How not to be 'just another newbie'.

Get an avatar and signature. Because if you don't, unless you post something memorable, or have an extremely memorable name where people can match your posts to your name, you just become 'another n00b'.

For an avatar: Get something that defines you, is funny, memorable, whatever; but do not make it to big or annoying or anything, otherwise people will just block it.

For a signature: Add a picture, a small picture. I can not tell you how many sites I had to block images from because the signature picture was just so huge and annoying. Add a quote, describe yourself, give advice, a funny link, whatever. Just if you have a lot of text, make it small-ish. (Like mine)

Anyone else have any other suggestions?

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
03-24-2008 09:07 AM
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Re: How not to be 'just another newbie'.

I've got one, make sure you know how to type! Using bad grammar/spelling pisses me off to know end, and I mostly just ignore posts that's hard to read, especially if the post is by someone new and I don't know them that well.
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Re: How not to be 'just another newbie'.

Suicidal-kun Wrote:Using bad grammar/spelling pisses me off to know end, and I mostly just ignore posts that's hard to read, especially if the post is by someone new and I don't know them that well.

LOL.

ED: It should be no, and it should be that are hard.

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Re: How not to be 'just another newbie'.

Learn the English language. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar is a must.
Contribute something either funny, intriguing or intelligent whenever possible.
Know what you're talking about.

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Re: How not to be 'just another newbie'.

darthmat Wrote:
Suicidal-kun Wrote:Using bad grammar/spelling pisses me off to know end, and I mostly just ignore posts that's hard to read, especially if the post is by someone new and I don't know them that well.

LOL.

ED: It should be no, and it should be that are hard.
Damn it! That's twice now that's happened to me, my grammar skills are going down!...maybe I'm catching someone's idiot or something, I might have to leave this site for a while, so that I can recover. Razz
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Re: How not to be 'just another newbie'.

Tempted to un-sticky this... cuz it gives the impression that a person can't just be himself around here.

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Re: How not to be 'just another newbie'.

SoulRiser Wrote:Tempted to un-sticky this... cuz it gives the impression that a person can't just be himself around here.
I didn't get that impression. To me it sounds like a (rather short) guide to not give a bad first impression.

But maybe I'm weird for thinking of it this way, so other opinions would probably be good.

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Re: How not to be 'just another newbie'.

SoulRiser Wrote:Tempted to un-sticky this... cuz it gives the impression that a person can't just be himself around here.
Not intended to do that, just giving a way to make you stick out, because with a flood of new members, I often forget people.

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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Re: How not to be 'just another newbie'.

Ah, ok. That makes sense. I edited the title to reflect that. Evil

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Re: How to stand out more so we will remember you more easily.

http://home.comcast.net/~benbrausen/Funny/Posting.swf

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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Re: How to stand out more so we will remember you more easily.

darthmat Wrote:http://home.comcast.net/~benbrausen/Funny/Posting.swf
Informative and funny. Laugh
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Re: How to stand out more so we will remember you more easily.

The only piece of advice you need: Act like me and everyone should love you. If you don't act like me act like darthmat did when he first came and make so many posts people can't ignore you.

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Probably Weswammy Wrote:The only piece of advice you need: Act like me and everyone should love you. If you don't act like me act like darthmat did when he first came and make so many posts people can't ignore you.

ONWARD WESWAMMEH! FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT!
Yeah....both horrible choices, horrible advice. Razz
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Re: How to stand out more so we will remember you more easily.

I got one. Don't erect an entire thread about yourself eg. "Does Bad_Engrish_Kid FTW?" It looked like a good idea at the time, but was a peice of utter FAIL.
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Re: How to stand out more so we will remember you more easily.

I got one.. pretend to like these people here and respect all their opinions so they will take it easy on you despite the fact that you think they are idiots. Biggrin

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I think this topic is stupid. People should behave how they want to.

<lordpie> Life sucks so much right now. It seems I'm spending all of it doing math.
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Re: How to stand out more so we will remember you more easily.

Just suggestions, nothing more.

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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No, but it sounds like you have to do this.

<lordpie> Life sucks so much right now. It seems I'm spending all of it doing math.
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Better?

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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I'd rather it not exist at all. Uhoh

<lordpie> Life sucks so much right now. It seems I'm spending all of it doing math.
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youvebeenthunderstruck Wrote:I'd rather it not exist at all. Uhoh
You really like to bitch a lot, dont'cha thunder? Razz
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Suicidal-kun Wrote:
youvebeenthunderstruck Wrote:I'd rather it not exist at all. Uhoh
You really like to bitch a lot, dont'cha thunder? Razz

If only you knew his level... Laugh

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Re: Suggestions on being remembered more easily.

I agree with thunder. I unstickied it...

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