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13th Mar '16 8:57:58 PM Kuruni
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13th Mar '16 10:57:42 AM MarkLungo
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->''This comment is informed, reasonable, and it makes sense.\\
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24th Jul '15 12:49:17 PM R1ck
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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 ''[[{{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.

24th Jul '15 12:48:52 PM R1ck
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19th Jul '15 3:15:35 AM MechWarrior
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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 ''[[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.

19th Jul '15 3:15:03 AM MechWarrior
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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 specialisation/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.

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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 specialisation/fandom 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, {{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.
19th Jul '15 3:14:12 AM MechWarrior
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* '''Bright Young Things''': An odd group, consisting of Newbies who have been promoted quickly. Their opinions are given more weight than those of other newcomers, although they're still expected to defer to Regular and Old Guard members. The reasons for this rapid ascension in the ranks can vary. They might be a friend of someone held in high esteem in the forum. They might be a well-known fanfic author or [[{{BNF}} other fandom celebrity]] who's been active elsewhere. Or they're just plain nice, and have been making themselves useful from day one. Either way, it's not long before they've settled into the forum and are indistinguishable from other Regular members.

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* '''Bright Young Things''': An odd group, consisting of Newbies who have been promoted quickly. Their opinions are given more weight than those of other newcomers, although they're still expected to defer to Regular and Old Guard members. The reasons for this rapid ascension in the ranks can vary. They might be a friend of someone held in high esteem in the forum. They might be a well-known fanfic author or [[{{BNF}} [[{{BigNameFan}} other fandom celebrity]] who's been active elsewhere. Or they're just plain nice, and have been making themselves useful from day one. Either way, it's not long before they've settled into the forum and are indistinguishable from other Regular members.
28th Feb '15 8:00:18 AM TheUnsquished
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--> -- "Schmorgluck" [[http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php?topic=25219.msg971230#msg971230 sums up]] the ''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 ''QuestionableContent'' ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' forums and internet communities in general.
31st Dec '14 11:31:30 PM nombretomado
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* '''The Gods Themselves''': If a forum is devoted to a specific topic, notably one in entertainment or pop culture, then these are the actual creators of the works in question. Be they writer, director, actor, or possibly key grip, they get the celebrity treatment -- so long as they can prove they are who they say they are to the other high-rankers. It's a huge event for the gods to quote your post, reply to your message, or debate your point, and saying anything even slightly insulting or non-lickspittle to one of them will get one labeled a troll. The gods have tiny post counts, and no administrative powers, but they may as well outrank everyone else. Of course, for some communities, like those for comics or webcomics, the forum creator is the god in question, and sometimes [[{{SmallNameBigEgo}} that's not such a good thing]]. SpoilAtYourOwnRisk on forums frequented by the gods, as admins will frequently clamp down on any unauthorized future storyline leaks to prevent any show/movie staff member from being blamed for the leak. An example of a god is nerd icon Creator/WilWheaton, who seems to have an account on every single nerdy forum and website in existence. Another is KevinSmith, who is also the Forum Creator and Admin of his forum, which he posts on every single day.

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* '''The Gods Themselves''': If a forum is devoted to a specific topic, notably one in entertainment or pop culture, then these are the actual creators of the works in question. Be they writer, director, actor, or possibly key grip, they get the celebrity treatment -- so long as they can prove they are who they say they are to the other high-rankers. It's a huge event for the gods to quote your post, reply to your message, or debate your point, and saying anything even slightly insulting or non-lickspittle to one of them will get one labeled a troll. The gods have tiny post counts, and no administrative powers, but they may as well outrank everyone else. Of course, for some communities, like those for comics or webcomics, the forum creator is the god in question, and sometimes [[{{SmallNameBigEgo}} that's not such a good thing]]. SpoilAtYourOwnRisk on forums frequented by the gods, as admins will frequently clamp down on any unauthorized future storyline leaks to prevent any show/movie staff member from being blamed for the leak. An example of a god is nerd icon Creator/WilWheaton, who seems to have an account on every single nerdy forum and website in existence. Another is KevinSmith, Creator/KevinSmith, who is also the Forum Creator and Admin of his forum, which he posts on every single day.
25th Jun '13 5:02:22 AM Flandre
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* '''Irregulars''': They are rather peculiar as they can have any of the higher ranks starting with moderator, or maybe they are just pulling strings behind the administration. More often than not, they have a special (but possibly invisible) user group created for them with an unsettling set of permissions, like moderator of only the staff boards or the ability to read but not give infractions. If there is more than one irregular, they will usually combat each other with conspiracies until one of them gets banned, they become friends and extremely poisonous to the community or the administration gets tired of the drama and gets rid of both. On IRC, they are completely outside the system, usually rank is given as demanded. If they are particularly knowledgeable on either the technical side (e.g., publicly made the administration seem incompetent) or the moral side (e.g., they've rewritten the rules, often seeming okay at a glance until they invoke ExactWords, only for everyone else to find out there is no way to bail from that). Often has a surprisingly low post count despite their special status.
** ''Who's here?'': TheChessmaster, RulesLawyer, HitAndRunPoster

A note on the IRC statuses: While the given statuses are frequently found to be the way given, some networks do not support the +qa (owner/admin) modes, and will just op many members; this can cause drama that is often not even HilariousInHindsight.
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