Dear New Users,

Drop by and talk about anything you want. This is where all cheese-related discussions should go
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Dear New Users,

Postby AlexanderDitto » 27 Nov 2009, 16:25

I couldn't really think of the right place to put this. I could put it in the welcome thread, but it would quickly be pushed off the last page by all the new users, and no one back reads in that thread. I was going to put it in the other welcome thread, but it has already become deliciously derailed from its original purpose, as threads are want to do here. So instead I have started a new thread.

Dearest New Users,

Greetings and Salutations! Welcome to the forums! I'm happy to see so many of you, and we hope you'll stay for a while. We're a lively bunch.

That said, I've already seen a few kurfuffles pop up in various threads, a few misunderstandings, caused by what seems to be an easily correctable misconception.

The most important thing to remember is: this forum does not take itself seriously. At all. I feel like this is important for people to remember. If someone says something exceptionally outrageous, or stupid, or somewhat offensive, or seems to be exceptionally indignant about something, chances are they're either being sarcastic, facetious, or jocular, or perhaps two of these (but never all three at once. What are we, barbarians?).

The exception, of course, is in threads where things take a serious slant. I think you'll be able to detect these outright.

If you can get used to that, we're a fun lot, I think you'll find.

Also, it's LRR. Always LRR. The second 'R' shall never be turned to an 'L', for the name that is formed results in ruinous consequences, an acronym that must never be uttered, nor typed, for fear of summoning from the mirror-world the evil, goatee'd dopplegangers of LRR, who will steal your eyes and tongue away. That way madness lies.

Also also, I must warn you, Morgan is the WORST homosexual.

Anyone else have any suggestions for new members? Let's do some navel-gazing! What are our forum quirks?
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby Lord Chrusher » 27 Nov 2009, 16:34

Lavos is Lavos.

Think about what you are posting. If you can not add something constructive or funny do not add anything.

Also try to use correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby Cake » 27 Nov 2009, 17:46

Part of me hoped when opened this thread it would say:

Dear New Users,



Go back to where you came from.

I would have lol'd.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby Metcarfre » 27 Nov 2009, 17:55

Alexander is far too dapper for that.

To the newbs; USE OF THE OXFORD COMMA IS MANDATORY AT ALL TIMES.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby infinite_guest » 27 Nov 2009, 17:58

Also regarding the newbs: PROPER USE OF THE COLON AND SEMICOLON ARE ALSO REQUIRED ON THIS FORUM; ONE MIGHT SAY THAT THEY ARE MANDATORY AND ALL VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO TASERING.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby theDreamer » 27 Nov 2009, 18:03

But... you just...double colon....is that allowed?

My face!

Also, honestly, expect something to get derailed. Derail it yourself if you want. Honestly, no one REALLY cares.

Also never invoke Godwin's law, please.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby infinite_guest » 27 Nov 2009, 18:05

No, I used a semicolon. It was kind of hard to work in there, so I'm sorry if it's a little awkward.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby It's My Delorean » 27 Nov 2009, 18:06

Also to new users; OUTRAGOUS USE OF CAPSLOCK IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN AND WILL RESULT IN POSTERS IMMEDIATE REMOVAL AND YOUR CHOICE OF ANYTHING FROM BEHEADING TO SEVERE TICKLE-TORTURE! OH WAIT-
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby Master Gunner » 27 Nov 2009, 18:08

A few useful bits of information: Alja is a time-traveling demi-god who's greatest wish is to be trebucheted into the Pacific Ocean, I am a career bureaucrat for the powers-that-be with a zeppelin-type airship (NOT to be confused with a blimp), and Lyinginbedmon and Elomin Sha have being known to engage in the odd post war, although that has died off as of late.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby theDreamer » 27 Nov 2009, 18:08

Ah, see, now I see it...I was just rushing so I missed the slightly elongated bottom.

Curse my poor nerdy eyes!

At least I haven't screwed up the use of an apostrophe yet today.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby AlexanderDitto » 27 Nov 2009, 18:11

I am a huge fan of the Oxford comma. It clarifies, elucidates, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Every time someone calls me dapper, I blush and sputter with delight. It absolutely makes my day, so thank you metcarfre.

I thought of another one: Necromancy of old threads is generally frowned upon, unless you have a really good reason to do it.

Also, use the blasted Youtube sticky. USE IT.

I think the facetious capslock thing has become an internet truism now, hasn't it? Dinosaur Comics has well established it as the norm...
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby Vaughn » 27 Nov 2009, 18:18

Dear New users.

Yes, his name is Cake.
YES, everyone has made that joke. Twice. only use it as a last resort.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby Vanguard » 27 Nov 2009, 19:14

metcarfre wrote:Something about punctuation


infinite_guest wrote:Something more about punctuation


It's My Delorean wrote:Something resembling ironic hypocrisy


To all ya'll that are worried about "punctuation" and "semi-colons" and full-on colons and yadda yadda yadda, this is one of the areas where you don't need to panic about the theoretically inevitable influx from The Escapist. Over there brand new members will be swarmed by more "senior" members (and by "senior" I mean people with post counts at least six posts higher and with a sense of entitlement) in something resembling a lynch mobbing if they make some kind of errors.

It's almost like there's some kind of "Grammar Gestapo"... not that I would know anything about that...

*slowly takes off armband and hides it behind back*

Anyway, I'm already liking it over here on this side of the interwebs. Less pointless yellin- er, "discussion" about why your beliefs are stupid and more, you know, funny. At this rate if you guys get sick of me you may have a very hard time getting rid of me.

Thanks for the welcome and the hollow threats. It's touching.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby Evil Jim » 27 Nov 2009, 19:28

Vanguard wrote:stuff about people getting all serious about punctuation.
AlexanderDitto wrote:The most important thing to remember is: this forum does not take itself seriously. At all.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby theDreamer » 27 Nov 2009, 19:31

We don't?

Then where am I going to put this "LRR: Srz Bznz" poster I made?
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby Evil Jim » 27 Nov 2009, 19:32

theDreamer wrote:We don't?

Then where am I going to put this "LRR: Srz Bznz" poster I made?

For best results, someplace ironic.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby Vanguard » 27 Nov 2009, 19:34

Evil Jim wrote:
Vanguard wrote:stuff about people getting all serious about punctuation.
AlexanderDitto wrote:The most important thing to remember is: this forum does not take itself seriously. At all.


You know, I was hoping that all of the sarcasm, snide comments and self-depreciating humor would have been enough to hint that maybe I wasn't taking any of this seriously. Like any of it. At all.

Good job picking up on that, by the way. Very skillful.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby tak197 » 27 Nov 2009, 19:36

Dear Newest Forumers,

All of the above are fully and completely true. One of the reasons most of us like the community here is because we are an almost completely self policing forum of intellgently silly people. When we get into major debates about religion, politics, and so on, things tend to be more prone to going cockup, so we make it our biggest rule to PLAY NICE. If you disagree with someone's viewpoint, tell them your side. Even the crotchety Ol' Man Allen! and ornery Uncle Cake have soft spots. As I heard on some tv show, "below that hard, crusty shell... is another hard, crusty shell, but inside of that is mush."

Also, Lavos is Lavos, and it is best to not feed him afer midnight and keep all your soiled panty dispensers away from him, as he has figured out how to get them out for free.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby theDreamer » 27 Nov 2009, 19:38

I feel somewhat obliged to alert people to Alja...he can come off as a bit disturbing the first time around.

Just respect that, much like the Lavos, he really can't be comprehended. His world is complex.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby Dave-O_Boy » 27 Nov 2009, 19:46

And yet, only Oldbies in this thread.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby Arius » 27 Nov 2009, 19:54

Dear New Users,
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby korri » 27 Nov 2009, 20:07

and if you're doing something wrong and we say something, and you think we sound a little mean, we're just trying to be nice. and we reallly do love you!
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby Cake » 27 Nov 2009, 20:15

Vaughn wrote:Yes, his name is Cake.
YES, everyone has made that joke. Twice. only use it as a last resort.

THANK YOU, VAUGHN. And I was Cake long before Portal came out. So there.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby RytelCSF » 27 Nov 2009, 20:15

Dear New Users,

Matt is not angry at you. Don't take this to mean that he isn't angry, however. He just isn't angry at you specifically.
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Re: Dear New Users,

Postby Nevrmore » 27 Nov 2009, 20:17

metcarfre wrote:Alexander is far too dapper for that.

To the newbs; USE OF THE OXFORD COMMA IS MANDATORY AT ALL TIMES.

FUCK YOUR OXFORD COMMA, I DEMAND THE TAIL END OF MY LISTS BE FREE

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