Some helpful tips for new users

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Post by SothThe69th » Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:22 pm

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Anyhow-

Things that will help you out on RLF- Part one.
  1. Thick Skin- Don't take it personal. These are words on an internet forum. WORDS. INTERNET. WORDS. INTERNET.
  2. A sense of humor- And no, thinking RLC is funny doesn't count. If you can't crack a joke, take a joke, or at least understand when something is a joke, then you aren't a person who is wanted on the forums.
  3. Not making a "I'm leaving" thread- Really, most of the time, we just laugh at you.
  4. Knowing when to shut your piehole- If a thread discussing Topic A gets locked, this is not your cue to open a new thread about Topic A.
  5. Lurking- Take a few days to just poke around on RLF. Get a feel for the atmosphere and the dorks/nerds/blowhards/assholes you'll be dealing with. That way, when you post something and one of them replies, you won't be shocked by their reply. Protip: I'm one of the assholes. Collect the set!
  6. Coherency- Spelling. Grammar. Unless English isn't your first language, you've got no reason not to have a good grasp of both.
  7. Fanboys- No. No. NO. Unless you've got decent arguments as to why your item/ideal of choice is superior and can back them up, don't even start arguing about them.
  8. Furries- God hates furries, and so do I.
  9. SEMANTICS- SEMANTICS!!1111 (lawl forum in-joke)
  10. You want to ask a question about the forums or whatever? Do it! Message someone with a bunch of posts under their belt, they'll be happy to answer it.
  11. DO NOT MAKE THREADS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT GREG OWNS THE MASTER SWORD.
  12. Stop assuming that because you've been reading the comic for a gazillion years you're any less of a newbie on the forums. You ARE a newbie, suck it up and deal. (Contributed by Mandor.)
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Post by Deacon » Tue May 03, 2005 3:23 pm

Posted Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:24 am:

/me casts Thread Necromancy and tosses in Mouth To Mouth on Soth for the helluvit :glare:

Posted Tue May 03, 2005 10:22 am:

Please bear in mind one simple fact when posting to these boards, and you should be fine: this isn't AIM. Take the extra 0.4 seconds it takes to capitalize appropriately, include appropriate punctuation, and try to give at least a passing nod to spelling and grammar. If you take a little pride in your post (especially its presentation), it helps others perceive what you write as something worth reading rather than a tedious chore to decipher and tolerate.

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Post by wocket » Tue May 03, 2005 10:29 pm

Deacon wins. As usual.
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Post by AzraeL » Thu May 05, 2005 11:01 am

Nice grammar and capitalizing. A shining example.
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Post by Nekra » Thu May 26, 2005 11:18 am

On a side note, if you are a Gramma Nazi, remember not everyone gives as big a shit as you do about it. So instead of publically insulting them for their minor mistake, PM them instead and politely point it out. I know personnally I will try to correct mistakes I make, and when it hasn't come with a public humiliation try to learn from them. With the public humiliation my self righteous arrogance kicks in and i wont get off my high horse.
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Post by BtEO » Thu May 26, 2005 11:27 am

[quote="Nekra";p="500826"]I know personnally I will try to correct mistakes I make[/quote]

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Post by Arc Orion » Thu May 26, 2005 12:13 pm

Nekra, it's not quite "public humiliation" to have spelling and grammar errors pointed out. I make mistakes all the time, and if they are pointed out, I change them, or at least try not to repeat them. It's not as though people are going to think less of me if they point out an error or two.
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Re: Some helpful tips for new users

Post by luzagodom » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:22 am

Thank you for your helping.

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Re: Some helpful tips for new users

Post by Deacon » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:00 pm

HA! Apparently "Do not necro 5 year old threads without good reason" isn't on the list?
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