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3rd Jun '18 12:46:55 PM costanton11
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* '''Newbies''': Nearly everyone starts here. These are the board's new arrivals, often recognisable for their recent "Hi, I'm new!" post. After the initial meet-and-greet, a newbie will usually post sparingly until they get a feel for the board. Confident ones can find themselves quickly raised to the level of the Bright Young Things...or hitting a FandomBerserkButton when unwittingly [[InternetBackdraft upsetting the forum's heavy hitters]]. Smart ones will have trawled the archives and checked the Rules and Regulations before speaking up, but that doesn't mean that they're immune to mistakes. Most decent Mods will make allowances for Newbies, and TheShepherd will take extra pains to make sure they're given a fair hearing. However, this stage is also where the [[{{Troll}} Trolls]] are weeded out, so the Mod will probably be keeping an eye on any newcomers for signs of trouble.

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* '''Newbies''': Nearly everyone starts here. These are the board's new arrivals, often recognisable for their recent "Hi, I'm new!" post. After the initial meet-and-greet, a newbie will usually post sparingly until they get a feel for the board. Confident ones can find themselves quickly raised to the level of the Bright Young Things...or hitting a FandomBerserkButton pushing some buttons when unwittingly [[InternetBackdraft upsetting the forum's heavy hitters]]. Smart ones will have trawled the archives and checked the Rules and Regulations before speaking up, but that doesn't mean that they're immune to mistakes. Most decent Mods will make allowances for Newbies, and TheShepherd will take extra pains to make sure they're given a fair hearing. However, this stage is also where the [[{{Troll}} Trolls]] are weeded out, so the Mod will probably be keeping an eye on any newcomers for signs of trouble.
28th Dec '17 12:07:47 PM eroock
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--> -- "Schmorgluck" [[http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php?topic=25219.msg971230#msg971230 sums up]] the ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' forums and internet communities in general.

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--> -- "Schmorgluck" [[http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php?topic=25219.msg971230#msg971230 sums up]] the ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' forums and internet communities in general.
general
21st Dec '17 7:45:27 PM Kuruni
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** Then there's the forums that are actually dedicated to ''[[{{Hatedom}} hating a particular creator or his work]]''. If that creator starts making posts on the forum, the reaction will vary between amusement where the target and forum-goers trade friendly jabs at each other, or enormous flame wars where the target spews vitriol at the forum while its members gang up to shout out their hatred for him/her, often ending with the admins banning him/her.


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** Then there's the forums that are actually dedicated to ''[[{{Hatedom}} hating a particular creator or his work]]''. If that creator starts making posts on the forum, the reaction will vary between amusement where the target and forum-goers trade friendly jabs at each other, or enormous flame wars where the target spews vitriol at the forum while its members gang up to shout out their hatred for him/her, them, often ending with the admins banning him/her.

them.

21st Dec '17 3:41:03 PM FlameLightFleeNight
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** Then there's the forums that are actually dedicated to ''[[{{Hatedom}} hating a particular creator or his work]]''. If that creator starts making posts on the forum, the reaction will vary between amusement where the target and forum-goers trade friendly jabs at each other, or enormous flame wars where the target spews vitriol at the forum while its members gang up to shout out their hatred for him, often ending with the admins banning him.


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** Then there's the forums that are actually dedicated to ''[[{{Hatedom}} hating a particular creator or his work]]''. If that creator starts making posts on the forum, the reaction will vary between amusement where the target and forum-goers trade friendly jabs at each other, or enormous flame wars where the target spews vitriol at the forum while its members gang up to shout out their hatred for him, him/her, often ending with the admins banning him.

him/her.

4th Mar '17 5:30:16 AM Tightwire
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* '''Moderators''': a.k.a. Mods. Admin are in charge of the boards, but Mods are in charge of the members. This is usually the most recognisable of the "authority" groups, and the one that the general board populace is likely to see on a frequent basis. The Mod's greatest power is banning; make enough of a nuisance of yourself and you'll be barred from the board (although, being of a lower status than Admin, they may have to refer to that group first). They can also delete or lock discussion threads that have gotten out of hand, and are generally in charge of seeing that everyone plays nicely together. A good Mod is a godsend for a message board. A bad one is likely to cause members to flee. Often, Mods have hierarchy of their own, especially between those who moderate a single topic forum, and those who oversee all of it. Mods are usually respected and popular Old Guard members who have been given a "promotion" for their years of devotion to the forum. Mods are known as "Op[erator]s" on IRC and come in Op +o and Half-Op (lesser power) +h flavours.

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* '''Moderators''': a.k.a. Mods. Admin Admins are in charge of the boards, but Mods are in charge of the members. This is usually the most recognisable of the "authority" groups, and the one that the general board populace is likely to see on a frequent basis. The Mod's greatest power is banning; make enough of a nuisance of yourself and you'll be barred from the board (although, being of a lower status than Admin, they may have to refer to that group first). They can also delete or lock discussion threads that have gotten out of hand, and are generally in charge of seeing that everyone plays nicely together. A good Mod is a godsend for a message board. A bad one is likely to cause members to flee. Often, Mods have hierarchy of their own, especially between those who moderate a single topic forum, and those who oversee all of it. Mods are usually respected and popular Old Guard members who have been given a "promotion" for their years of devotion to the forum. Mods are known as "Op[erator]s" on IRC and come in Op +o and Half-Op (lesser power) +h flavours.



** ''Who's here?'': SmallNameBigEgo with a HairTriggerTemper (if they don't get banned), TheShepherd. There's nearly always someone here who SuffersNewbiesPoorly, and TheGadfly can also be a trusted member (which is why they get away with it).

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** ''Who's here?'': SmallNameBigEgo with a HairTriggerTemper (if they don't get banned), TheShepherd. There's nearly always someone here who SuffersNewbiesPoorly, and TheGadfly can also be a trusted member (which is why they get away with it).
member, although it's frequent to see them held at the end of a leash by a Mod.
4th Mar '17 5:15:44 AM Tightwire
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* '''The Old Guard''': They don't have any official power, per se, but they're the celebrities of the board. Newbies and Regulars know they've made it in the fandom if an Old Guard praises their {{Fanfic}} or asks for their MSN address. As with Regulars, they participate in day-to-day discussion, but often not to the same extent -- The Old Guard have been into their specialization/fandom for a while, and unless some sparkling new debate catches their attention, or a new series kicks into gear, they're not known for posting every five minutes. Sometimes even the Mods can be wary of crossing this group, since they've been here long enough to have a strong set of allies (and, occasionally, a mini-fandom of their own)... which means if they're a {{Jerkass}}, hapless Newbies and blithely ignorant Regulars should be very careful in their dealings with them. Usually, though, this is a pretty benevolent group, and ''the'' ones to go to if you want to know obscure facts about the fandom. Most likely to be voiced (+v) in a channel.
** ''Who's here?'': SmallNameBigEgo with a HairTriggerTemper (if they don't get banned), TheShepherd. There's nearly always someone here who SuffersNewbiesPoorly, and the Resident Freak is usually a trusted member.

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* '''The Old Guard''': They don't have any official power, per se, but they're the celebrities of the board. Newbies and Regulars know they've made it in the fandom if an Old Guard praises their {{Fanfic}} or asks for their MSN address. As with Regulars, they participate in day-to-day discussion, but often not to the same extent -- - The Old Guard have been into their specialization/fandom for a while, and unless some sparkling new debate catches their attention, or a new series kicks into gear, they're not known for posting every five minutes. Sometimes even the Mods can be wary of crossing this group, since they've been here long enough to have a strong set of allies (and, occasionally, a mini-fandom of their own)... which means if they're a {{Jerkass}}, hapless Newbies and blithely ignorant Regulars should be very careful in their dealings with them. Usually, though, this is a pretty benevolent group, and ''the'' ones to go to if you want to know obscure facts about the fandom. Most likely to be voiced (+v) in a channel.
** ''Who's here?'': SmallNameBigEgo with a HairTriggerTemper (if they don't get banned), TheShepherd. There's nearly always someone here who SuffersNewbiesPoorly, and the Resident Freak is usually TheGadfly can also be a trusted member.
member (which is why they get away with it).
16th Feb '17 3:13:13 AM Tightwire
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** ''Who's here?'': SmallNameBigEgo with a HairTriggerTemper (if they don't get banned), TheShepherd. There's nearly always someone here who SuffersNewbiesPoorly, and the ResidentFreak is usually a trusted member.

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** ''Who's here?'': SmallNameBigEgo with a HairTriggerTemper (if they don't get banned), TheShepherd. There's nearly always someone here who SuffersNewbiesPoorly, and the ResidentFreak Resident Freak is usually a trusted member.
16th Feb '17 3:11:48 AM Tightwire
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** ''Who's here?'': SmallNameBigEgo with a HairTriggerTemper (if they don't get banned), TheShepherd. There's nearly always someone here who SuffersNewbiesPoorly.

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** ''Who's here?'': SmallNameBigEgo with a HairTriggerTemper (if they don't get banned), TheShepherd. There's nearly always someone here who SuffersNewbiesPoorly.
SuffersNewbiesPoorly, and the ResidentFreak is usually a trusted member.
3rd Feb '17 1:06:00 PM Nohbody
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** ''Who's here?'': SmallNameBigEgo with a HairTriggerTemper (if they don't get banned), The ResidentFreak, TheShepherd. There's nearly always someone here who SuffersNewbiesPoorly.

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** ''Who's here?'': SmallNameBigEgo with a HairTriggerTemper (if they don't get banned), The ResidentFreak, TheShepherd. There's nearly always someone here who SuffersNewbiesPoorly.
23rd Oct '16 6:56:14 PM nombretomado
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** On GameFaqs, special status is given to game devs or PR people. The vast majority of them lack either the interest or netiquette to last long on the forums, so they generally just post a "thanks for buying my game" kind of response and then are never heard from again.

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** On GameFaqs, Website/GameFaqs, special status is given to game devs or PR people. The vast majority of them lack either the interest or netiquette to last long on the forums, so they generally just post a "thanks for buying my game" kind of response and then are never heard from again.
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