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25th Aug '16 3:15:05 PM ANTMuddle
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The Shepherd is a rare and benevolent online persona. They make it their mission to greet the newbies, ensure everyone treats them fairly, and answer the questions that die hard fans find too inane to be worth answering. Usually a member [[ForumPeckingOrder held in high esteem]], they're well liked by nearly everyone, which is why your attackers shut up the minute The Shepherd entered the fray.

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The Shepherd is a rare and benevolent online persona. They make it their mission to greet the newbies, ensure everyone treats them fairly, and answer the questions that die hard fans find too inane to be worth answering. Usually a member [[ForumPeckingOrder held in high esteem]], they're well liked by nearly everyone, even the one who SuffersNewbiesPoorly, which is why your attackers shut up the minute The Shepherd entered the fray.
13th Jun '16 9:07:25 AM igordebraga
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Some especially rabid newbie haters will accuse the Shepherd of white knighting, but if the Shepherd is good enough typically these people will be scolded and admonished for attempting to tarnish the Shepherd's reputation, though it is indeed true that at some base level The Shepherd and the White Knight have very similar motives.

Has nothing to do with any other character named Shepherd or some variation thereof.

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Some especially rabid newbie haters will accuse the Shepherd of white knighting, but if the Shepherd is good enough typically these people will be scolded and admonished for attempting to tarnish the Shepherd's reputation, though it is indeed true that at some base level The Shepherd and the White Knight have very similar motives. \n\n In many cases can be a GoodShepherd.

Has nothing to do with any other character named Shepherd or some variation thereof. Or literal [[FarmBoy farmers who tend for sheep]].
2nd May '16 3:54:29 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Some especially rabid newbie haters will accuse the Shepherd of WhiteKnighting, but if the Shepherd is good enough typically these people will be scolded and admonished for attempting to tarnish the Shepherd's reputation, though it is indeed true that at some base level The Shepherd and the White Knight have very similar motives.

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Some especially rabid newbie haters will accuse the Shepherd of WhiteKnighting, white knighting, but if the Shepherd is good enough typically these people will be scolded and admonished for attempting to tarnish the Shepherd's reputation, though it is indeed true that at some base level The Shepherd and the White Knight have very similar motives.
19th Jul '15 3:12:36 AM MechWarrior
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So you got lucky. The forum's given you the benefit of the doubt, and the slate is wiped clean. Don't abuse your benefactor's trust though... if you turn out to be a Troll, [[BewareOfTheNiceOnes the Shepherd will hammer you twice as hard for]] [[EtTuBrute betraying their trust]].

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So you got lucky. The forum's given you the benefit of the doubt, and the slate is wiped clean. Don't abuse your benefactor's trust though... if you turn out to be a Troll, [[BewareOfTheNiceOnes [[BewareTheNiceOnes the Shepherd will hammer you twice as hard for]] [[EtTuBrute betraying their trust]].
16th Mar '14 2:03:42 PM AKS
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So you got lucky. The forum's given you the benefit of the doubt, and the slate is wiped clean. Don't abuse your benefactor's trust though... if you turn out to be a Troll, the Shepherd will hammer you twice as hard for [[EtTuBrute betraying their trust]].

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So you got lucky. The forum's given you the benefit of the doubt, and the slate is wiped clean. Don't abuse your benefactor's trust though... if you turn out to be a Troll, [[BewareOfTheNiceOnes the Shepherd will hammer you twice as hard for for]] [[EtTuBrute betraying their trust]].
23rd Nov '13 2:11:10 AM Whitecroc
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Some boards have this more than others. The Escapist is 99% this; [[ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum PPC]] writers are generally quite welcoming on the Board (all potential traces of {{GIFT}} [[ADarkerMe getting poured into the agents]], perhaps.) ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' is filled with them, both in-game and on the official forums. The [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Allspark forums]] also have quite a few. The majority of the members of the {{NTWF}} are this as well. Ultimate-Guitar.com's forums are lucky enough to have an astonishingly high number of these, including about a third of the mods. In the ''Warhammer 40,000'' fandom, the Power Armor ''Bolter And Chainsword'' board has a similar reputation.
If a Shepherd ends up being banned for whatever reason (perhaps by a newbie hating Mod or Admin who has grown sick of him or her defending the people he hates and has been watching and waiting patiently for any excuse to do so, no matter how thin the excuse is) expect vast amounts of petitions to unban him or her to pop up, ranging from merely placing unban messages on their sigs, profiles, or avatars; to entire threads and polls. Quite typically all of the above will apply.



Has nothing to do with the general of ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2''. Or the main protagonist of ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Or, well, any other character named Shepherd or some variation thereof.

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Has nothing to do with the general of ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2''. Or the main protagonist of ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Or, well, any other character named Shepherd or some variation thereof.
15th Aug '13 8:38:31 PM GhostOfAGeek
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While the actual personality can vary from an affable "big brother" type to someone who's downright motherly, the definition of the Shepherd is someone who looks after the Newbies that might otherwise have a hard time being accepted. They're no pushover though - often, in their role of Defender of the Newcomer, they will challenge Mods or other "Old Guard" members determined to assume the worst. And they'll win, some times...

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While the actual personality can vary from an affable "big brother" type to someone who's downright motherly, the definition of the Shepherd is someone who looks after the Newbies that might otherwise have a hard time being accepted. They're no pushover though - -- often, in their role of Defender of the Newcomer, they will challenge Mods or other "Old Guard" members determined to assume the worst. And they'll win, some times...



Some boards have this more than others. The Escapist is 99% this; {{PPC}} writers are generally quite welcoming on the Board (all potential traces of {{GIFT}} [[ADarkerMe getting poured into the agents]], perhaps.) ''CityOfHeroes'' is filled with them, both in-game and on the official forums. The [[{{Transformers}} Allspark forums]] also have quite a few. The majority of the members of the {{NTWF}} are this as well. Ultimate-Guitar.com's forums are lucky enough to have an astonishingly high number of these, including about a third of the mods. In the ''Warhammer 40,000'' fandom, the Power Armor ''Bolter And Chainsword'' board has a similar reputation.

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Some boards have this more than others. The Escapist is 99% this; {{PPC}} [[ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum PPC]] writers are generally quite welcoming on the Board (all potential traces of {{GIFT}} [[ADarkerMe getting poured into the agents]], perhaps.) ''CityOfHeroes'' ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' is filled with them, both in-game and on the official forums. The [[{{Transformers}} [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Allspark forums]] also have quite a few. The majority of the members of the {{NTWF}} are this as well. Ultimate-Guitar.com's forums are lucky enough to have an astonishingly high number of these, including about a third of the mods. In the ''Warhammer 40,000'' fandom, the Power Armor ''Bolter And Chainsword'' board has a similar reputation.



Has nothing to do with the general of ''ModernWarfare 2''. Or the main protagonist of ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Or, well, any other character named Shepherd or some variation thereof.
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Has nothing to do with the general of ''ModernWarfare ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2''. Or the main protagonist of ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Or, well, any other character named Shepherd or some variation thereof.
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11th Aug '13 2:26:42 PM EarlOfSandvich
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Some boards have this more than others. The Escapist (Home of ZeroPunctuation) is 99% this; {{PPC}} writers are generally quite welcoming on the Board (all potential traces of {{GIFT}} [[ADarkerMe getting poured into the agents]], perhaps.) ''CityOfHeroes'' is filled with them, both in-game and on the official forums. The [[{{Transformers}} Allspark forums]] also have quite a few. The majority of the members of the {{NTWF}} are this as well. Ultimate-Guitar.com's forums are lucky enough to have an astonishingly high number of these, including about a third of the mods. In the ''Warhammer 40,000'' fandom, the Power Armor ''Bolter And Chainsword'' board has a similar reputation.

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Some boards have this more than others. The Escapist (Home of ZeroPunctuation) is 99% this; {{PPC}} writers are generally quite welcoming on the Board (all potential traces of {{GIFT}} [[ADarkerMe getting poured into the agents]], perhaps.) ''CityOfHeroes'' is filled with them, both in-game and on the official forums. The [[{{Transformers}} Allspark forums]] also have quite a few. The majority of the members of the {{NTWF}} are this as well. Ultimate-Guitar.com's forums are lucky enough to have an astonishingly high number of these, including about a third of the mods. In the ''Warhammer 40,000'' fandom, the Power Armor ''Bolter And Chainsword'' board has a similar reputation.
29th Jul '13 9:12:24 AM Viira
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Has nothing to do with the general of ''ModernWarfare 2''. Or the main protagonist of ''MassEffect''. Or, well, any other character named Shepherd or some variation thereof.

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Has nothing to do with the general of ''ModernWarfare 2''. Or the main protagonist of ''MassEffect''.''Franchise/MassEffect''. Or, well, any other character named Shepherd or some variation thereof.
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