Yes, We all know you don't like following rules and being a rebel is 'cool'.
But in order to earn respect, you must understand what is considered respectful. Being a child who obviously needs a good beating for being a stupid-ass isn't one of them.
First Impressions can be important, and coming off as someone who doesn't have any brain cells about anything will not earn you respect, but you will come off as no less than a lowly animal who should be slaughtered because they're a disease to our forum. This forum is like (a dysfunctional) family and that's the way we'd like to keep it.
When you make a post to introduce yourself, DO NOT post anything similar to:
'hi i'm new'/'i am crazy and insane' :twisted evil:/i need help can u hepl me'/i leik dark sites and gothic stuff 2/i cut myself and my parents are divorced and i need help fidning freinds and a gf/bf because i'm emo/i haeve blond hair n blu eyez i am 13 yerz old an liek rollrskating/etc"
You will probably be automatically disowned for your stupidity and eagerness to get recognized by someone or simply because you're too young to associate with anyone of a more experienced mind and should be outside playing with your shiny red ball.
PLEASE DO post something interesting and make your post worthwhile to read. Post something MORE than a 'Hi i liek cute things bye'. Be creative if possible, if not, You DO NOT have to post in the introduction section.
Following requested by Goofy-Goober
Trying to be someone you're not or wish to be will not get you respect from us. Do not pretend to be a goth on the assumption that we are all goths simply because the site is black, the flashes have a demented manner and the etc. We do not like you if you claim that you're goth/emo/prep/sexy/punk/like MM/Korn/dark/evil/depressed/yadda yadda. Just post naturally and intelligently. We are for the most part, regular human beings.
Don't say "I'm a devoted Hindu." in one topic then in the next topic rant about how you're such a catholic because someone says they are or that you readily change your religion because it sounds better/fits your constantly changing personality.
Diversity is a good thing, but trying too hard to be different will get you absolutely no where, especially with us.
Don't ever bash someone else because they believe in one religion. Just discuss on the REAL reasons why you believe it, and let's hope not because you want to be different. Believe in something when it may cost you your life (in pure love and devotion). Don't believe in something because you want it to describe your life.
-We do NOT always talk about what the current topic title may be, we always tend to get off subject. So it's normal. Don't mention 'we got off topic easily' or anything similar. We already know this and are aware that we do so. It's fine. Don't mention it, just go with the flow.
Read the following:
The below goes in no particular order. Follow them all and read carefully.
-Do NOT spam
SPAM has various meanings. On this board, It has to deal with idiots who try to post on every possible topic they can - whether or not they have shit to say
-To get their post count up
-To be recognized by having their name up and down every thread clicked on.
Spam also involves the overuse of the emoticons, quotes and being a complete stupid-ass on purpose to fill up the boards with your bullshit.
If someone tells you to stop spamming, you better stfu for a little while or post ONLY if you have something you'd like to add that is WORTHWHILE reading. And no shit like a smiley, an 'ok', 'i agree (with nothing more said)' or
'yeah i saw dat movie and it wuz funy'
-A high post count will not get you into the Inner Core.
REMEMBER: This is a forum, NOT a chatroom. Know the difference! You don't have to reply to your own thread (eg. "hello?", "anybody here?", etc.) after 2 minutes just because no one has answered you yet.
-Do NOT purposely be annoying
That's the most child-like thing you could possibly do. If you want to play games to get attention, play with what's inside your pants other than on this forum, we don't appreciate your kiddie shit.
E.g. "ur forum sux my momma's titties but i continue to post on it becuz i have no1 to play wit'
-Do NOT flame because of differences
We do insult on this board quite often, I admit. However, most of it's in good fun for whoever involved because most of us are open-minded and have a sense of humor (whether it was good humor or not). So most should never taken anyone's online sarcasm, insults, etc as literal. No one should ever flame another because of differences.
This also goes for anyone disagreeing with another's opinions. E.g.
nameless wrote:different people will always like different types of music, but we all have to learn to accept other people's opinions and musical tastes. which means not flaming a specific genre (rap for instance) just because you think it sucks. if you don't like a specific genre or artist, and there is a topic about them on the forum, don't just post about how much you hate them, or they "suck". just ignore the topic altogether.
A lot of us post things to argue/debate. Most arguments are based on who's right and who's wrong.. and less on what the topic is actually about. Arguments are usually a fun competition between who's the more logical/intelligent/up-to-date/just flat out RIGHT in general.
You're on the internet, Do a little exploring/researching before you post something that'll make you end up looking like a complete dumbass.
are good places to start learning words to extend your vocabulary and brush up on the actual meaning of words and possible new slang. You know you want to be hip, Pops.
If you're proven wrong at any time - take it maturely, accept the fact you were wrong or apologize. It's as simple as that.
'i killed sum1 last nite' "Prove it."
'*posts a popular pic of someone from orgish.com*'
and try to be serious about it.. is absolutely lame. We will shun your ass for lying. Don't post fake pics, we all explore the internet enough to know what's fake and any n00b will try to pull something like that. And if you weren't lying about killing that person, We have your IP address and a screenshot of your post. Bitch.
This also goes for posting comments lying about something you've done or stealing content from a website such as someone's art.
If you want to live in a fantasy world, go play with your Strawberryshortcake-loving-ass.
We don't want to hear about your breakups, how your mommy and daddy are getting a divorce and you can't handle the situation or that you'll kill yourself. If you want attention, call some help hotlines or find a good friend of yours. There's shit we can do about your problems. If you want to talk about it, I'm sure there's a few here who'll actually care and take time to talk to you, otherwise, some of us might just encourage that idea of slitting your wrists.
-This is NOT a Dating Service
We could care less how hot/cute you are, if you're desperately looking for an online gf/bf, or that you wish to participate in sex talk online to another hormone-raging lying bastard/bitch who gets off on reading text.
Following requested by Hilly
"This is not a IM chat. Just posting to say "lol" or writing "u" instead of "you" makes you look like a retard."
If you're going to take the time to post on a forum your input, at least take the time to write out your words. We don't want to see a smiley face for a post, 'lol' with nothing else added in the post or "u r gay" m, u, r, n, o, ne1, u 2, c u, g 2 hell... and all those one lettered words/abbreviations. You may use them simply because you're too lazy to type or think that doing so is what the 'cool' people do online.. or you're simply illiterate. We like to use our brains and read actual words on the forums. l8r, ttyl, lylas, phuck or 24/7 1337 talk is unacceptable.. Save it for the Instant Messages, Not the forums.
Don't post in annoying colors
I'm talking colors of Black, blue, indigo, Red and all the other colors that are really hard on the eyes and you have to highlight to read. Don't worry, your post will get read regardless if it's in default color. If you post in these colors just to be different, You will get recognized.. as very annoying.
Don't use a bunch of dots in your post. We don't know what this means and it's absolutely ridiculous to bother holding your finger on one key to somehow emphasize the meaning of your post which probably isn't worth reading anyway. E.g.
...... watched 2 girls make out at da mall.........................
The EDIT button
It's located at the top-right hand corner of your posts.
Always 'EDIT your original post instead of making another one. If you double posted, DELETE one of the posts.
If you're gonna quote more than one person, do it in the same post.'
We hate to scroll all the way down one page to read that the same person has posted multiple times with nonsense that they wanted to add to their previous post. That's why we have the EDIT button. Use it.
Following requested by Abstract
Do NOT add large pictures or a lot of pictures into your signature.
This makes those with slow connections/computers lag and out of respect, you should either resize the pictures, or find a smaller one.
Don't post links that go to something possibly offending or anything that'll try to trick anyone that may lead into something that may harm someone's computer/connection. Most of us have been around on the internet long enough to know what some trick links are. Especially any 'steal your soul/drink your blood/sex/virus/crash sites/etc
E.g: "Hey guyz, chek out dis kewl n3w flash m0vIe i fouNd!! www.nothardcorepornclickhereforfreeviruses.com.
Old Threads / Reviving Old Threads
Unless your post has some great importance such as an update to the old thread, or has any relevance at all, please refrain from posting in threads that have not had any new posts in a considerable length of time. Use your best judgment.
--What is a considerable length of time? A thread over a month old in any section. It can mean the users have moved on to the rest of the forum or isn't returning.
I can't think of anything else for now. If you have anything you wanna add, tell me.
If you choose not to abide by the guidelines simply because you want to disrespect others regardless of how they think of you, other than you wanting attention and the only way you know how to get it is by being a little bad-ass kid, then shall you not only become banned from this forum, you shall also forever rot in the depths of loneliness in your hellish little mind.
CREDITS - Respect us.
HeRetik - For this wonderful forum.
Syn - For this idea of attempting to put McNublets in their place.
nameless - He didn't want me taking all the credit.
Hilly - Because he rocks hardcore.
Darklire - Him, too. <3 !