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    I ain't no newbie redirekib's Avatar
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    New BF Members

    What's with all the hostility from the new members? I see a lot of users with join dates in Aug. and Sept. getting PO'd when they don't receive the answers they're looking for and also jumping all over other members for wisecracks or criticism.

    I haven't been here very long but these 'bootcamps' obviously missed Tom's sticky.
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    sock puppets maybe?
    cat 1.

    blog

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    as much as I love and agree with what your saying redirect.....this has to go to foo.

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    I've noticed it too...many newbs are very nice, tho.

    maybe it's the economy?
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    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    as much as I love and agree with what your saying redirect.....this has to go to foo.
    Do you really think foo needs this editorial remark? I don't.

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    if i was short, fat, bald, and lived on the south shore of long island, i'd be angry too.

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    In many cases this hostility also has to stem from the treatment the old members give the newbs... I am sure that what is often meant to be funny can easily get misconstrued due to this mediums lack of ability of transmitting all those important non verbal cues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    if i was short, fat, bald, and lived on the south shore of long island, i'd be angry too.
    You live on Long Island?

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    So what we should do is change this into a video forum. We all take a video of what we want to say, post it, and then we can convey the complete message instead of the just the words.

    Of course, the storage requirements for the forum would require about 500TB.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    if i was short, fat, bald, and lived in the south shore of long island, i'd be angry too.
    wait a minute... i'm not angry.
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    Damn.

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    I am not nice to anyone, old or new.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    Do you really think foo needs this editorial remark? I don't.
    Feel free to pm me if you have an issue. Just wait a couple of hours. I am going for a ride....

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    if i was short, fat, bald, and lived on the south shore of long island, i'd be angry too.
    Thank god for the North Shore! LI Sound FTW
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    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I am not nice to anyone, old or new.
    and that's why we love you so
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    In many cases this hostility also has to stem from the treatment the old members give the newbs... I am sure that what is often meant to be funny can easily get misconstrued due to this mediums lack of ability of transmitting all those important non verbal cues.
    You're right, of course, but I have seen some bizarre, knee-jerk flamings from out of nowhere...I can dig up the evidence if it helps to illustrate.
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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    Hey you said you wouldn't hold that against me.
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    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    In many cases this hostility also has to stem from the treatment the old members give the newbs... I am sure that what is often meant to be funny can easily get misconstrued due to this mediums lack of ability of transmitting all those important non verbal cues.
    But the existing members tend to assume that a noob has the good sense to spend some time getting to know the flavor and tone of the forums (and lacking a FAQ, perhaps using the search function a bit or, lord forbid, reading Tom's sticky in this case) before running off at the mouth or getting offended by 'normal' responses. I mean this has been a basic concerning online communities since online communities came into existence. RTFM!
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    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    Feel free to pm me if you have an issue. Just wait a couple of hours. I am going for a ride....
    Winds are out of the northeast, so if you ride that way you'll have a tailwind going home. Oh wait, I forgot, you can't swim.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    Feel free to pm me if you have an issue. Just wait a couple of hours. I am going for a ride....
    careful, there might be some meanies out there that don't wave at you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    careful, there might be some meanies out there that don't wave at you.
    Well, one of the meanies can't be me. Not only is my bike out of commission for a few days, I am on campus without said bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    They just haven't learned the BF culture

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    Well, one of the meanies can't be me. Not only is my bike out of commission for a few days, I am on campus without said bike.
    Dirty stinkin cager
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    You're right, of course, but I have seen some bizarre, knee-jerk flamings from out of nowhere...I can dig up the evidence if it helps to illustrate.
    I'm curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I'm curious.
    You quit Foo...GTFOH and go hob nob with your new Titanium buddies.
    (I'll see you over there)
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    But the existing members tend to assume that a noob has the good sense to spend some time getting to know the flavor and tone of the forums!
    I dont believe in that. Forums may have different 'flows' but if a member has a question they have a question. Who says you need to be initiated first?
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