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(Originally posted on: 04-21-05 06:45:55 PM)
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Hey Newbies! I've noticed that most of you have had trouble figuring this place out. So rather than put up with incessant stupidity, I decided to post a guide to help you acclimate yourselves to the world of INTL. There are a few things that most of you havenít picked up on, even if you have read the faq, WHICH I ASSUME IS NONE OF YOU.

What right to I have to give you advice? Well none really, BUT! As I write this, my Karma is +38/-61. If you subtract the negative Karma I got from ridiculously stupid posts in my newbie days, my karma comes out at +38/-37. If I had actually made good posts instead of stupid ones, we could assume that my positive Karma would be significantly higher.

What gives me the right to post this is thus: Some of the mistakes Iím going to go over, are mistakes that I have made in the past. Iíve suffered the negative Karma, and if youíre smart, you wont have to.

So, take my advice, or donít. While ignorance is a curable affliction, stupid is forever.

Once Iím done, the other members of INTL might post a few suggestions of their own. Additions, or apendices to the guide if you will. That or insult me mercilessly. Ingrates.

Karma is Important First off, many of you think that Karma isnít important. In the grand scheme of things, karma will matter about this || much. However, as far as the world of INTL is concerned, it is moderately important, because it does determine basic reactions to you.

Our opinions do matter. If someone shoots you down, and you get the urge to post a "YEAH? WELL UR OPINION DOSINT MATTER CAUSE IM RITE OK?!!!111ONE" then dont post. Ever again. If your going to post your opinion to a marketplace of ideas, and then bitch when your idea is proven to be infintile and stupid, then you've got no place in an open forum.

Donít be stupid. If someone insults you, try coming back with a cutting insult, or some kind of funny remark; preferably something that fits your personality. If the words ďFuck you!Ē or ďShut up asshat, go away!Ē are all you can think of, then choosing to ignore the comments will probably be better than making an idiot of yourself. Making such comments will cause hilarity to ensueÖ at your expense. Your Karmaís expense tooÖ

This isnít high school. Despite the fact that many of our members are, in fact, attending high school, this place is not run like a high school. Sandamnit is not the evil, dictatorial, sex-deprived principal that everyone hates, and the moderators arenít fascist staff members. Despite the fact that INTL is not a democracy, we like the admin. Some of our members have actually achieved full adulthood, and are pursuing rewarding careers, such as the military, computer science, and prostitution. If you listen hard, and arenít a dumbass, you too can become successful members of society, just like us.

Spelling and Sentence structure REALLY DO MATTER. I know this was in the FAQ, but a few of you idjits obviously arenít reading it. If you have a word processor with a grammar/spellcheck on it, use it. Type your posts into Microsoft Word, and then copy/paste them into the forum window. This will generate a lot of respect for you, especially if you think coming from Missouri is a reason to be illiterate. Well, it wonít generate respect, but it will keep you from losing it.

Donít make an ass of yourself in B-B. Unless we know who you are, itís not wise to treat bitching battleground as a swear/flame-a-thon. Not only is flaming relatively pointless, but unless youíve earned the right to flame people by being witty, and becoming accepted large numbers of people might start flaming back. Or worse, adding you to the "Ignore" list.

The Mods are right. The moderators are usually moderators because theyíre well liked by most people on INTL. I know taking shots at the man in charge seems like fun, but it can get you permanently banned from INTL. What I do know is that Sandy is in Mosul, and Vervet is eye deep in Ivy League level schoolwork. If one of them attacks you for something, youíre probably wrong, theyíre probably right, and it's probably a bad idea to be an asshole to them, since one is in one of the most stressful situations any human could ever go through, and the other is in combat.

Having sex with moderators, and then having a very messy breakup is not recommended; Especially if you were the asshole in the situation. This has the tendency to cause lots of drama, and cause you to be resented by certain groups of people. I never got the opportunity to make this mistake, though I did see what went down when a mistake like this was made. It wasnít pretty.

You are not witty. I donít care if you make everyone at lunch laugh. I donít care if youíre Chris Rock. I donít care if you're Smokeyís Illegitimate love child. Until INTL has gotten to know your personality, we wonít notice if youíre joking, being sarcastic, being hilariously stupid, etc. because we donít know what a normal post from you sounds like, so weíve got no standard against which to judge your humor. Try being normal, and posting well thought out, intellectual statements. That way, when you start joking, weíll realize that it actually is a joke. We might even think itís funny.

Iím sure there are many things that Iíve missed. A good thing to do now would be to READ THE GODDAMNED FAQ; BECAUSE SANDAMNIT DIDNíT PUT ALL THAT WORK INTO IT FOR NOTHING YOU UNGREATFUL SCUMBAGS. [/whoring]
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Reply 1 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 06:54:29 PM)
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that was lame

It's like reading the sa frontpage
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Reply 2 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 06:57:00 PM)
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I attempted to do it without trolling or flaming, Surt. So quite a bit of lameness would be there. I'm just tired of the latest influx of idiots.

Edit: That.. and I kind of like the SA main page...
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Reply 3 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 07:11:16 PM)
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Damnit, I was planning on flying over and fucking Mingan's brains out until I tired of his perky pillow talk and then moving on to the next outrageously handsome Euro I could get my thighs on. Are you saying this would be bad for my karma? I guess i'll have to weigh the potential for forummer scorn against the great cardiovascular workouts that would ensue.
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Reply 4 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 07:13:10 PM)
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Damnit, I was planning on flying over and fucking Mingan's brains out until I tired of his perky pillow talk and then moving on to the next outrageously handsome Euro I could get my thighs on. Are you saying this would be bad for my karma?


No. Not at all.
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Reply 5 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 07:21:38 PM)
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Torgo thats too many words.MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS
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Reply 6 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 07:32:13 PM)
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Too long for newbies? MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS
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Reply 7 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 07:38:21 PM)
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who cares about what you say
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Reply 8 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 07:38:32 PM)
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However, as far as the world of INTL is concerned, it is moderately important, because it does determine basic reactions to you.

This is why it doesn't look very impressive when a guy with +38/-61 writes a big guide lecturing newbies on how to post properly.

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the next outrageously handsome Euro

Hey guys i think she's talking about me.
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Reply 9 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 07:56:51 PM)
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the second i saw this thread and who it was by, it instantly thought 'hall of shame'
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Reply 10 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 08:01:29 PM)
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Drah, Most of that negative Karma is from making stupid mistakes as a newbie. Hence, having gotten a significant amount of negative karma for being stupid, I am in a position to understand what kind of posts get negative karma. This is mostly a "Don't make my stupid mistakes." thread.

Make sense?
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Reply 11 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 08:08:43 PM)
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Damnit, I was planning on flying over and fucking Mingan's brains out
yes.
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Reply 12 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 08:46:25 PM)
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Drah, Most of that negative Karma is from making stupid mistakes as a newbie. Hence, having gotten a significant amount of negative karma for being stupid, I am in a position to understand what kind of posts get negative karma. This is mostly a "Don't make my stupid mistakes." thread.

Make sense?

Well sure, but your karma suggests that you've made far more unpopular posts than popular ones during your time here, and that you still haven't managed to make enough good posts to catch up with all that bad karma you got as a newbie.

So if karma does determine peoples reactions to you, like you said it does, then surely someone like you making a thread like this will look really bad to most of the people here.

That's all.
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Reply 13 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 08:54:30 PM)
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Drah, Most of that negative Karma is from making stupid mistakes as a newbie. Hence, having gotten a significant amount of negative karma for being stupid, I am in a position to understand what kind of posts get negative karma. This is mostly a "Don't make my stupid mistakes." thread.

Make sense?

Well sure, but your karma suggests that you've made far more unpopular posts than popular ones during your time here, and that you still haven't managed to make enough good posts to catch up with all that bad karma you got as a newbie.

So if karma does determine peoples reactions to you, like you said it does, then surely someone like you making a thread like this will look really bad to most of the people here.

That's all.


While that's a very, very good point, I don't think I posted anything outlandish or rediculous in the guide... did I? I mean, if there's a significant problem with this other than the fact that it's me that posted it, tell me.
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Reply 14 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 08:58:30 PM)
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While that's a very, very good point, I don't think I posted anything outlandish or rediculous in the guide... did I? I mean, if there's a significant problem with this other than the fact that it's me that posted it, tell me.

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Torgo thats too many words.MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS

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Reply 15 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 09:00:51 PM)
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While that's a very, very good point, I don't think I posted anything outlandish or rediculous in the guide... did I? I mean, if there's a significant problem with this other than the fact that it's me that posted it, tell me.

No, the content is alright, and i don't mind you posting it either.
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Reply 16 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 09:07:55 PM)
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Quoted from torgo:
While that's a very, very good point, I don't think I posted anything outlandish or rediculous in the guide... did I? I mean, if there's a significant problem with this other than the fact that it's me that posted it, tell me.

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Torgo thats too many words.MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS



big grin +k in two days. Remind me.

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While that's a very, very good point, I don't think I posted anything outlandish or rediculous in the guide... did I? I mean, if there's a significant problem with this other than the fact that it's me that posted it, tell me.

No, the content is alright, and i don't mind you posting it either.


Thanks for the advice, man. Your points make sense...
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Reply 17 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 10:14:43 PM)
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I still like Smokey's idea for a thread where we give shitty newbies negative karma.

If they are any good they will make it through the gauntlet.
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Reply 18 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 10:27:11 PM)
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Quoted from Mingan:
Quoted from Snowy:
Damnit, I was planning on flying over and fucking Mingan's brains out
yes.


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Reply 19 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 10:31:08 PM)
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If Sandamnit had made this thread then it would be witty.
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Reply 20 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 10:35:20 PM)
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Isn't there already a thread like this around here somewhere?

EDIT: http://forums.interestingnonetheless.net/display.php?tid=2239
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Reply 21 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 10:45:18 PM)
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Look at my Karma

then try and tell my karma means anything....I mean come on?
40/15?

I'm not that good by a long shot
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Reply 22 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 10:46:15 PM)
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Wait so are you trying to replace FA or what?
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Reply 23 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 10:47:07 PM)
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Quoted from Roger:
Isn't there already a thread like this around here somewhere?

EDIT: http://forums.interestingnonetheless.net/display.php?tid=2239


... Owned. MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS

LBH:

Nope, not trying to be FA. Didn't know that thread existed.
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Reply 24 of 36 (Originally posted on: 04-21-05 10:47:35 PM)
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I don't advocate this thread and I am HOS'ing it to avoid confusing any newbies in the future who are probably already confused enough.
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