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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Lawsome » Wed May 09, 2012 2:48 pm UTC

Why is it that everyone other time I post nothing happens?
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Rosewinsall wrote:DOWN WITH CERTAINTY!

Are you certain of that?

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Zarq » Wed May 09, 2012 2:54 pm UTC

How do you mean?
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Enokh » Wed May 09, 2012 2:57 pm UTC

Because, unlike your posts, global warming is happening.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed May 09, 2012 3:03 pm UTC

Gonna take a wild stab here: posts in some sections (like Forum Games) don't increase your post count.
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Lawsome » Wed May 09, 2012 4:10 pm UTC

No, it's not that. When I post, sometimes it says it submitted the post but when I come back a while after it hasn't been out in the topic.
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Quizatzhaderac wrote:
Rosewinsall wrote:DOWN WITH CERTAINTY!

Are you certain of that?

Moose Anus wrote:I let my wife think I'm watching porn in the bathroom late at night, but I'm really playing Dwarf Fortress instead.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby eSOANEM » Wed May 09, 2012 4:33 pm UTC

IIRC posts in some boards by new members have to be approved by a mod before they appear.
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Роберт » Wed May 09, 2012 4:40 pm UTC

eSOANEM wrote:IIRC posts in some boards by new members have to be approved by a mod before they appear.

Usually that's only the first two posts, though, right? nooby has 9 real posts to zir name.
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Lawsome » Wed May 09, 2012 4:48 pm UTC

Meh, it's probably my internet connection,

I have an AV now! Whoopee!

EDIT: I also found the edit button!

What do you guys think (Of the AV not the fact I found the edit button :) )
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Quizatzhaderac wrote:
Rosewinsall wrote:DOWN WITH CERTAINTY!

Are you certain of that?

Moose Anus wrote:I let my wife think I'm watching porn in the bathroom late at night, but I'm really playing Dwarf Fortress instead.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Роберт » Wed May 09, 2012 4:56 pm UTC

Lawsome wrote:Meh, it's probably my internet connection,

I have an AV now! Whoopee!

EDIT: I also found the edit button!

What do you guys think (Of the AV not the fact I found the edit button :) )

Your avatar is lawsome.
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby ShortChelsea » Wed May 09, 2012 5:02 pm UTC

I like it. It makes me think of a cool cartoon character.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Lawsome » Wed May 09, 2012 5:08 pm UTC

Роберт wrote:
Lawsome wrote:Meh, it's probably my internet connection,

I have an AV now! Whoopee!

EDIT: I also found the edit button!

What do you guys think (Of the AV not the fact I found the edit button :) )

Your avatar is lawsome.


HELL YEAH!

Ok I like these forums. Firstly because it seems To allow flowing offtpic and because it is are more active than my older ones.
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Quizatzhaderac wrote:
Rosewinsall wrote:DOWN WITH CERTAINTY!

Are you certain of that?

Moose Anus wrote:I let my wife think I'm watching porn in the bathroom late at night, but I'm really playing Dwarf Fortress instead.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby SecondTalon » Wed May 09, 2012 5:16 pm UTC

General does, yes.

Stay on topic in Serious Business or News & Articles.

Pretty much, every subforum has it's own character and flow. Read for a bit before you start posting, particularly if you're replying to something that's a bit off-topic.
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Lawsome » Wed May 09, 2012 8:22 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:General does, yes.

Stay on topic in Serious Business or News & Articles.

Pretty much, every subforum has it's own character and flow. Read for a bit before you start posting, particularly if you're replying to something that's a bit off-topic.


Yeah, Understood. Although there are a lot of topics here I am probably going to stay away from.
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Quizatzhaderac wrote:
Rosewinsall wrote:DOWN WITH CERTAINTY!

Are you certain of that?

Moose Anus wrote:I let my wife think I'm watching porn in the bathroom late at night, but I'm really playing Dwarf Fortress instead.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Adacore » Wed May 09, 2012 11:50 pm UTC

On that subject, there are some threads in General with names that make no sense. They used to make sense, but through a series of renamings, they no longer really do. If you see such a thread, check the title of an early post to see what it's actually about.

The one main (aeternal) example (for which the above doesn't hold, since the early posts predate the current title functionality on the board or something):

Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue)
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Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the Morgue)
Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the morgue)
Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague)
Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague)
Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)
Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like a pox)
Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Now with 20% more fungus!)
Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Now with 20% more fleeting!)
Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby poxic » Thu May 10, 2012 12:31 am UTC

Also "Pant Thread (because we need more panting)" was originally Rant Thread, to be used for general griping. Still serves that purpose, but the title suffers from drift.

History (at least, as much of it as I could be arsed to divine):
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Rant Thread
Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath
Rant Thread - The Spites of Wraith
Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith
Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)
Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)
Pant Thread (because we need more panting)
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Lawsome » Fri May 11, 2012 9:10 pm UTC

I got the meaning of those two topics, (Although I still think they could just call them straightforward names.

One (hopefully) final question, Am I just allowed to make a topic advertising my youtube channel in the music subforum?
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Quizatzhaderac wrote:
Rosewinsall wrote:DOWN WITH CERTAINTY!

Are you certain of that?

Moose Anus wrote:I let my wife think I'm watching porn in the bathroom late at night, but I'm really playing Dwarf Fortress instead.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby broken_escalator » Fri May 11, 2012 9:21 pm UTC

Did you perform the sacrificial ritual to appease the mods?

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Роберт » Fri May 11, 2012 9:21 pm UTC

Lawsome wrote:I got the meaning of those two topics, (Although I still think they could just call them straightforward names.

One (hopefully) final question, Am I just allowed to make a topic advertising my youtube channel in the music subforum?

Good question, good intuition: the answer is no.

We want the forum to be a participation thing, so if you want to post your own work, you need to comment on the previous persons work in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=13728
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby eSOANEM » Fri May 11, 2012 9:46 pm UTC

Lawsome wrote: (Although I still think they could just call them straightforward names.


This is a good principle and is generally stuck to on the fora. The only real exceptions are the long-standing megathreads which have become so well known that people still know what it is if the mods decide to change the name to something only tangentially related. Over the years, these minor changes add up to something like the screechings of the great unwashed.
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby ShortChelsea » Fri May 11, 2012 10:06 pm UTC

Роберт wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:Lastly, don't ask about FaiD.

I'm not sure what there would be to ask about, anyway. "HURLY BURLY UNDERWORLDY SWEET RAVE PARTY" explains all you need to know.


Psst. Word on the street is that FaiD members are cool and don't take no crap from nobody. But you didn't hear it from me.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Chuff » Sat May 12, 2012 12:44 am UTC

I want to step in right here and defend the honor of Screechings of the Great Unwashed. I can't think of a more descriptive, fitting name for that thread.
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby bluebambue » Sat May 12, 2012 1:27 am UTC

Maybe you are unwashed. I, however, take a bath at least once a year.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Lawsome » Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 am UTC

What is this "Truly free" group?

Hmm... I seem to have far too many questions.

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Lawsome wrote:I got the meaning of those two topics, (Although I still think they could just call them straightforward names.

One (hopefully) final question, Am I just allowed to make a topic advertising my youtube channel in the music subforum?

Good question, good intuition: the answer is no.

We want the forum to be a participation thing, so if you want to post your own work, you need to comment on the previous persons work in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=13728


Ok thanks for the warning that could have been embarrassing :S
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Quizatzhaderac wrote:
Rosewinsall wrote:DOWN WITH CERTAINTY!

Are you certain of that?

Moose Anus wrote:I let my wife think I'm watching porn in the bathroom late at night, but I'm really playing Dwarf Fortress instead.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby darknut » Sat May 12, 2012 7:38 am UTC

Lawsome wrote:What is this "Truly free" group?

SexyTalon wrote:Lastly, don't ask about FaiD.

they're the same thing. FaiD: Free As In Destitute


ima ask a noob question now. what does ITT stand for, never figured that one out.
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Angua » Sat May 12, 2012 7:50 am UTC

in this thread
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Zarq » Sat May 12, 2012 9:03 am UTC

What does "IDK" mean?
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby darknut » Sat May 12, 2012 9:38 am UTC

i dont know

...did you do that on purpose
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Zarq » Sat May 12, 2012 11:01 am UTC

darknut wrote:i dont know

...did you do that on purpose


Damn, everyone I ask doesn't know.


Yes, that was intentional.
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Lawsome » Sat May 12, 2012 11:35 am UTC

Zarq wrote:
darknut wrote:i dont know

...did you do that on purpose


Damn, everyone I ask doesn't know.


Yes, that was intentional.


*facepalm*

Yeah, I edit the first post because this topic is no longer linked to my nooby questions but is now appearing to just be for anyone's nooby questions. :D Which I hope will give this thread more longevity.

No seriously, who are the "truly free" and how do I join?
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Quizatzhaderac wrote:
Rosewinsall wrote:DOWN WITH CERTAINTY!

Are you certain of that?

Moose Anus wrote:I let my wife think I'm watching porn in the bathroom late at night, but I'm really playing Dwarf Fortress instead.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Zarq » Sat May 12, 2012 11:48 am UTC

You click "join" (or something). It's somewhere in the User Control Panel.
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Mumpy » Sat May 12, 2012 3:06 pm UTC

But first you have to learn the secret handshake.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Lawsome » Sat May 12, 2012 3:19 pm UTC

New question, is there actually any point in goining the truly free?
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Quizatzhaderac wrote:
Rosewinsall wrote:DOWN WITH CERTAINTY!

Are you certain of that?

Moose Anus wrote:I let my wife think I'm watching porn in the bathroom late at night, but I'm really playing Dwarf Fortress instead.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Dason » Sat May 12, 2012 3:28 pm UTC

Yes
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby PeteP » Sat May 12, 2012 3:30 pm UTC

By becoming truly free, you might gain the ability to leave your body behind and enter the astral plane, where your actions are only limited by your imagination.
But user experiences vary, most just become able to enter the faid sub forum. Which i an opt in sub forum without moderation.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Lawsome » Sat May 12, 2012 4:30 pm UTC

PeteP wrote:By becoming truly free, you might gain the ability to leave your body behind and enter the astral plane, where your actions are only limited by your imagination.
But user experiences vary, most just become able to enter the faid sub forum. Which i an opt in sub forum without moderation.
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Well thank you for those two really informative replies. >.<

EDIT: Oh wait, I didn't see the smallprint. By Faid do you mean paid?
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Quizatzhaderac wrote:
Rosewinsall wrote:DOWN WITH CERTAINTY!

Are you certain of that?

Moose Anus wrote:I let my wife think I'm watching porn in the bathroom late at night, but I'm really playing Dwarf Fortress instead.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby PeteP » Sat May 12, 2012 4:38 pm UTC

FAID= Free as in Destitute. Go to the board index and scroll to the bottom.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Lawsome » Sat May 12, 2012 4:41 pm UTC

Meh, I'd rather not be part of a non-mod forum anyways, dirty anarchists. :P
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Quizatzhaderac wrote:
Rosewinsall wrote:DOWN WITH CERTAINTY!

Are you certain of that?

Moose Anus wrote:I let my wife think I'm watching porn in the bathroom late at night, but I'm really playing Dwarf Fortress instead.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Dason » Sat May 12, 2012 4:46 pm UTC

Don't knock it til' you try it.

Not being moderated ≠ Being a dick

(unless it's funny)
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Re: general nooby questions

Postby Lawsome » Sat May 12, 2012 4:47 pm UTC

Dason wrote:Don't knock it til' you try it.

Not being moderated ≠ Being a dick

(unless it's funny)


I never said Not being moderated = Being a dick. I just prefer rules personally. No rules can be fun it's just not my thing.
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Quizatzhaderac wrote:
Rosewinsall wrote:DOWN WITH CERTAINTY!

Are you certain of that?

Moose Anus wrote:I let my wife think I'm watching porn in the bathroom late at night, but I'm really playing Dwarf Fortress instead.

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Re: general nooby questions

Postby PeteP » Sat May 12, 2012 4:56 pm UTC

*Shrougs* Then don't join, there are enough other sub forums. It's a matter of preferences. But that is the only thing joining "The Truly Free" does. BTW the only other group you can apply to join is "FF00BF BFFs" and I don't think that does anything at the moment.


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