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Stargazer
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posted 02 January 2008 10:06 AM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hilarious, but so true.


Watch This Short Movie or I'll Shoot Your cat


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rural - Francesca
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posted 02 January 2008 10:23 AM      Profile for rural - Francesca   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
cute
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martin dufresne
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posted 02 January 2008 10:43 AM      Profile for martin dufresne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I find this message very snobbish, as in "In crowd" versus "Newbie". What are "stickies"? "You don't know? Ha ha you are the kind who wouldn't..." If the film poked fun at its attitude, it would be passable, but I doubt it really does.
Why should I care if an issue has been discussed x years ago by unknown parties in some thread? Face it, dear mods: Rabble's search engine sucks - I tried to look up side-scrolling to understand what the *** people were taking about and nothing came up.
My optimistic side says that, unless this kind of supercilious standoffishness prevails, there will be enough turnover - thank Goddess - for Babble not to devolve into even more blasé snickering and for issues to remain open to new participants.
(Also, I dislike jokes about killing cats or whomever.)

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Stargazer
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posted 02 January 2008 10:57 AM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm happy to see that you have taken the time to complain about Rabble's search feature (which I agree, does indeed suck), and in your critique of a funny short have proven yourself to be a snob. Funny how that works.
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Coyote
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posted 02 January 2008 01:29 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Re: searches.

I just go to google and type in rabble.ca/babble "coyote" or "free trade" or what have you. generally fairly effective.


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M. Spector
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posted 02 January 2008 01:40 PM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Unfortunately, Google doesn't catch everything on babble.
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Coyote
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posted 02 January 2008 02:46 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
True. How does that work? Anyone know? I am barely computer literate, by which I mean if anything happens when I turn it on I turn it off and turn it on again.
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martin dufresne
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posted 02 January 2008 07:18 PM      Profile for martin dufresne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
...have proven yourself to be a snob
How is that? Because of the long words?

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Stargazer
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posted 02 January 2008 08:05 PM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ah Martin, I am terribly sorry that you see no humour in the short clip. However, you may submit a 500 word review if you like, discussing it's lack of merit and inability to succinctly and with wit, bring out the issue of Newbies and forum etiquette.
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martin dufresne
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posted 02 January 2008 08:14 PM      Profile for martin dufresne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ah yes, the "all in fun" excuse...
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21st Century Anarchist
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posted 03 January 2008 11:28 AM      Profile for 21st Century Anarchist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That short video was made in relation to the steam boards (what is steam?). That attitude or tone that you are complaining about is common and considered humorous amongst a lot of online gamers. I don't think that the OP was really trying to condescend to newer members. If you can just look past the tone, the concept of the video is quite amusing.
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Stargazer
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posted 03 January 2008 12:45 PM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Ah yes, the "all in fun" excuse...
Yes because we really should be discussing the hard hit newbie in full reality..and all that. very serious. I get it. Not be be laughed at.

You want to make a serious topic about the plight of the new comer to message boards, start a thread topic on it.

Thanks 21st...


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martin dufresne
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posted 03 January 2008 12:53 PM      Profile for martin dufresne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
WEll "Posting and You" is directly about abrasive attitudes toward newbies so no, I won't be starting a new thread about that - the video fully illustrates the problem -, although I can be faulted for having missed the extent to which it also lampooned those attitudes.
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Stargazer
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posted 03 January 2008 01:24 PM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually "Posting and You" is about newbie barging into forums before reading the guidelines, the specific forum etiquette and FAQs. It is clearly about helping newbies become acquainted with the forum before barging in and potentially being a victim of regulars.

But I know, you missed all that. Back to the newbie victimization...Ding!!!

See, I remember a time when I simply lurked here on babble. Actually I lurked for months before I got up the nerve to post. Know why? Because I felt it was the right thing to do eh? You know, learn what the forum was about. Discover the various personalities and what they generally talked about. This way, it makes my stay here a little easier since I have become more familiar with the forum. It's generally referred to as etiquette.


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martin dufresne
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posted 03 January 2008 01:58 PM      Profile for martin dufresne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Aha! the it's-NOT-all-in-fun moment de vérité...
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