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From us to you: Advice for Newbies from Oldbies

Discussion in 'Welcome New Users' started by Darth-Dispicable, Jan 10, 2004.

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  1. Darth-Dispicable

    Darth-Dispicable Jedi Master star 4

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    I thought this might be helpful for some of the other newbs around here.

    Oldbies: What is the single most important piece of advice you have that you would like to share with a newbie about the JC?

    Newbies: What questions do you have about the JC, utilize Oldbie experience and ask it here.

    Here is my advise:

    1) Never take snide comments personally.
     
  2. Evil Incarnate

    Evil Incarnate Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    whats a snide comment? ?[face_plain] :p
     
  3. Darth-Dispicable

    Darth-Dispicable Jedi Master star 4

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    Dangnabit I can't think of one. :mad:

    Now dish out some of your infinate wisdom for the newbs before I have to call in the thugs. 8-}
     
  4. Jedi_Benji

    Jedi_Benji Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Umm, I dont think this is a Good Idea, I can Imagine Oldbies coming in here saying things like 'Dont be a n00b'

    So for now im gunna Benji Lock This, unless you have approval of Morgaine :)

    Good Day
     
  5. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Think before you post. That is all. Think. Don't post just to do it, don't post to run up your post count. Think and post when you have something to say. That's not to say you always have to say something intelligent or anything like that. Just think. And read the thread in full before you post. Of course, if you take my advice and think, that will be obvious to you.

    Amazing.
     
  6. OBIX1

    OBIX1 Jedi Master star 6

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    Here's my advice to newbies,

    1.Don't take the boards too seriously.Our main thing here is to have fun talking about SW! :)

     
  7. BIG-D

    BIG-D Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 22, 2003
    Ok i won't take the boards seriously! ;)


    [hl=white]BIG-D Strikes Back! ;)[/hl]
     
  8. Mc-Lan

    Mc-Lan Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 4, 2003
    Don't type in computer speak.

    Like This:

    S^? Hw r u?

    I did at first and it really ticked people off.

    [hl=green]
    This post made possible by Mc-Lan :cool:
    [/hl]
     
  9. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    Don't post in several different colours! ;)

    I had to learn the hard way how to control myself on those, now I just do certian words, not everyother word 8-} .
     
  10. Jedi_Daniel

    Jedi_Daniel Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You will not be a true Newbie, until you grab the pebble from my hand...
     
  11. kingthlayer

    kingthlayer Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm no oldbie, but I suggest using proper spelling and grammar.

    [hl=purple]lumberjedi is a sex=goddess[/hl]
     
  12. BIG-D

    BIG-D Jedi Youngling

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    *grabs the pebble from Jedi_Daniel's hand, then grabs another pebble from his pther hand!*

    Ok! am i a newbie yet? :p
     
  13. Jedi_Daniel

    Jedi_Daniel Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes... but you took my cookie.
     
  14. DarthXan318

    DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Please.
     
  15. Cat_Orange

    Cat_Orange Jedi Knight star 6

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    I'm not an oldbie compared to other people around here but I've been here for a year or so and I've found that the boards are alot of fun. So just have fun and meet alot of new people whilst doing it! :D
     
  16. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    Also do not get caught into a "Benji Ban" 8-}
     
  17. Jedi_Benji

    Jedi_Benji Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Also do not get caught into a "Benji Ban"

    Ah Yes The Benj..

    *Benji Bans Strid*

    Mwa ha ha :D
     
  18. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    [face_shocked] BENJI!!!

    :( See, what I mean? :confused: :_|
     
  19. Morgaine

    Morgaine Ex-Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Stay on topic, guys. ;)

    Nice thread. Some good advice up there. :)

    One more: Take your time to get used to the forums. Don't start a lot of new threads when you're new, better reply to others to get a feel for the boards first.

    Oh, and follow our [link=http://boards.theforce.net/tos.asp]Terms of Service[/link], of course. But that should be a given. ;)
     
  20. Jedi_Benji

    Jedi_Benji Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Stay on topic, guys.

    Sorry Mum [face_blush]
     
  21. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    [hl=white]Morgaine[/hl]: "Stay on topic, guys. ;) "

    Yes'm... [face_blush] And if you Newbies wish to know another piece of advice, always listen to the forum Managers, and Moderators, tis be bad varmen if you go agianst the grain ;) .
     
  22. Darth-Dispicable

    Darth-Dispicable Jedi Master star 4

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    [voice=yoda]Yes, listen you should to Stridarius. Full of wisdom that one is.[/voice]

    Also, thanks to everyone who posted advice for us Newbs. It is hard to get used to the boards and hopefully this would make it easier for some of us, I know that a few comments already posted would have helped me about 6 months ago. :)
     
  23. Evil Incarnate

    Evil Incarnate Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    One thing you should never do!





















    Post like me! [face_mischief] :p
     
  24. bowieslefteye

    bowieslefteye Jedi Master star 4

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    Feb 11, 2003
    ^ oh but thats true!
     
  25. Jedi-Washington

    Jedi-Washington Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Rule number uno!: If you don't like what you see, there is a little button in the top corner to hit...it's an ejection button that will get you out.

    I think it's more n00bish to complain about the bad posters and horrible moderators and such then it is to post a little too much and be a little annoying. :)
     
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