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« on: December 07, 2003, 07:18:10 PM »
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to quote regularkarate
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One should not have to worry about being picked on, or made uncomfortable posting something (especially personal) when coming here for concern of what someone will reply.

As a noob boob on here, I feel, at times, like I am swimming with the sharks and tread the waters very carefully. Typically, noobs are not up to the level of the regulars and are often made fun of.........sometimes it is appropriate and sometimes not. Just a few ppl insult a noob's intelligence at times, when in fact they should be welcomed. If they haven't been through the entire site, obviously they will have no prior history of what's what or who's who. Yes, the search option should always be used before starting a new topic, but most noobs are so excited by this shit that they don't know proper forum etiquette. It's like a new toy to them.

My main point is that while this forum has been one of the most informative, it can also be a bit harsh at times. If this site wants to welcome new ppl to post their opinions or suggestions, make it a fair playing field and respect the fact that somebody may not know how this forum is run.

I wonder how many lukers there are compared to active members on here? I was amazed how many lurkers one site had until we called them out. If a lurker thinks he or she is not up to the forum's level of knowledge or feels like they might be made fun of, they won't post. Mostly all of you have hundreds and thousands of posts but I rarely see any active newcomers joining up even though I have only been here a short time. As far as starting topics where threads have already been created, I totally understand and agree about redirecting when it's relatively the same subject. Bandwidth and keeping an organized site are important factors.

I just want to say that most are respectful of each other but feel that this site could be a bit more welcoming to the new person. FAQ's are worth their weight in gold and should be a pre-req for all sites and noobs. It all breaks down to the control of the proprietor, admins, and then the members. Basically, there has to be both control and freedom....which are tough to find a medium that satisfies everyone.

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2003, 07:20:16 PM »
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Funny how you start a thread about this.

But no...I don't worry about it much now. I used to when I first started posting, now I feel comfortable saying what I feel.  There has to be a way to convey to new posters that they should speak their minds, too.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2003, 07:21:59 PM »
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Freaker, I've liked you ever since you got that avatar
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2003, 07:23:05 PM »
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I'm still a little partial to the head explody one.

Can you find a way to mix the two?
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Re: are you uncomfortable to start a topic or speak your min
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2003, 07:28:44 PM »
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One should not have to worry about being picked on, or made uncomfortable posting something (especially personal) when coming here for concern of what someone will reply.


Actually, that's my quote. And I've made a point of cutting down on the redirecting. In fact, one our newest members j_scott has repeated some topics in the PTA forum that I've just let go. Stefen made a Clementine's Loop thread that has been done numberous times before, but I just answered his question and help him out rather than just a straight redirect. I feel I am a bigger thread killer than slobh.

But I hope you don't feel so apprehensive to speak your mind, freaker. If I have made you feel like a 'cherry' then I do apologize.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2003, 07:31:54 PM »
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In general, it's a good idea to lurk on a forum for a few weeks to get the feel of the community before starting on a posting spree. That's just common sense.

After that, well... Again it's just common sense.
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2003, 07:40:03 PM »
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I feel I am a bigger thread killer than slobh.


You don't know how many times I wanted to bring that up back in the day :kiss:
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Re: are you uncomfortable to start a topic or speak your min
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2003, 07:44:50 PM »
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But I hope you don't feel so apprehensive to speak your mind, freaker. If I have made you feel like a 'cherry' then I do apologize.

No need to apologize, as I have not been directly disrespected. I only used your quote (another error as I thought it was RK) as a basis for my post. Now there are some posts where I have embarrassed myself........

Edit: Here's an example of a warm welcome to my first post on this board that partially made me decide to keep posting.

http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=3353
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2004, 03:55:21 PM »
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So I admit that I'm an Idle Chatter groupie.  I don't feel knowledgable enough to post about film (although I enjoy it thoroughly).

Is this the reason that we have so many lurkers, or do they just hide in fear?  We seem to have a group of constant posters, and then tons of people who just read...  I WISH THEY'D COME OUT!
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2004, 04:31:30 PM »
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i don't have to worry about that much because for the most part people don't really pay attention to anything i post

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2004, 05:10:06 PM »
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Fuck it, I'm gay!!!!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2004, 08:30:22 PM »
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what a great thread. i am also new. i am not often responded to, but i do not mind. i think this is a satisfying film community.

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2004, 09:03:53 PM »
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sometimes i feel shy about posting a serious opinion about a film.  i feel my opinions arent mature enough, so i dont.  but i gotta start sometime.  might as well be now.

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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2004, 09:49:11 PM »
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I don't feel knowledgable enough to post about film


>thats never stopped the lynch haters from posting ..so dont be shy.. :wink:

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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2004, 09:57:13 PM »
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Only thing I noticed when I was new, and notice with other new posters, is that you are kind of ignored until your post count goes up.  I think that's just because a board personality has yet to be developed.
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