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Old 06-10-2003, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The Guide: "Posting on Forums"

So you've found a forum or newsgroup that seems to be very interesting to you, yet you've got no clue how to "break yourself in" and introduce yourself to the forums regulars that inhabit the place? Don't worry, just like in real life, when you've got to introduce yourself to an alcohol support group or the gang of thugs who are smashing your car to pieces, the first step is often the most difficult. Something Awful, realizing that some people need an online "icebreaker", has decided to list and describe all the popular "personalities" people use to fit in to the online world. We sincerely hope this helps in your quest for online acceptance.

The Guide: "Posting on Forums"
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Old 06-10-2003, 11:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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LOL







The Elite, Highly Advanced Forum Regular With 15 Million Posts

Many scientists can't quite figure out how the Elite, Highly Advanced Forum Regular With 15 Million Posts finds time to respond to every single thread while still being able to eat and sleep. In addition to being able to post his opinions on every single topic that enters the forum or newsgroup, the Elite, Highly Advanced Forum Regular With 15 Million Posts is able to insult all newbies and people with less posts than him (ie, everybody else). You see, a true measurement of how cool you are can be linked to your bulk number of posts, not the quality of those posts. Plus, nothing says "hip dude" quite like somebody who spends all their day refreshing a forum page and posting one-line replies just so they can watch their post count increase.

EXAMPLES. The Elite, Highly Advanced Forum Regular With 15 Million Posts will post the following messages:

Counter-Strike forum: "Oh great, another NEWBIE IDIOT."
Star Trek forum: "LOL"
Honda Civic forums: "Sure."


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Old 06-10-2003, 11:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Excellent. A must read for all newbies.

I wonder why the grumpy, old, cynical, opinionated guy isn't listed.
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Old 06-10-2003, 01:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok! Hands up! Who was picturing certain emmbers of the TFP while reading some of these descriptions?
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Old 06-10-2003, 05:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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hahaha that is all so true. great link
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Old 06-10-2003, 08:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Bullseye. Hole-in-one. Nuthin' but net. Gooooooaaaaaaallllll. Outa-da-park.
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