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Old 05-04-2007, 11:00 AM   #1
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Newbies introduction

hi guys as I am sure you have noticed by now by the looks of the current events board you have a lot of new users here now. I found this board and saw that it looked like a really nice place to come. I was right. You all seem to be very nice and we just wanted to say Hi and thanks for welcoming us.

I started this thread so that we could introduce ourselves to you and get to know you guys better.

As you will see from our posts in Current Events we will argue on some subjects and at times the debates can get pretty heated and we might even stoop to calling each other names however when its all said and done we are a big family and love one another. Most of us have known one another for as much as 5 or 6 years now. We've become like family and are close. We may be a little dysfunctional but we are good people from all over the world.

I will start by introducing myself. I am Red2 I live in the US and I am here to discuss the events, chat, have a good time and get to know each of you lovely people. I hope that in time you will accept us all as part of your family as well.

Thanks for being patient with us.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:27 AM   #2
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Hi

Thanx for enduring our invasion!

My name's Stephi, from Germany (more precisely: a Lower Bavarian girl living in Berlin). Like to read & post current events or chat a bit while my computer just works for me. Don't like fixed categories and have a passion for long nested sentences and lots of (...) additions and smileys...

Damn curious to get to know you folks You don't bite, or?
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:46 AM   #3
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Hello everyone

Thank you for opening your doors to many newcomers, myself included. While I am here, I look forward to spirited debate and not purposely disrespecting your home in the process as I get to know all of you.
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:02 PM   #4
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I'm a relative newbie, too. Everyone seems bright and lovely, and nobody's bitten me yet. Perhaps I just don't hang around in the right threads.

I heard somebody got beard burn in the Friday pub thread last week.


which reminds me...
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:04 PM   #5
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Brightpearl

Happy birthday. BTW if you get lucky and stick around long enough you might just get that bite from someone. Never know.
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:12 PM   #6
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OMG I don't want one!! Nobody PM me!!

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Old 05-04-2007, 12:14 PM   #7
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LOL.
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:46 PM   #8
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Heh!

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Everyone seems bright and lovely, and nobody's bitten me yet.
Well hell, I'm leaving then.

But seriously, it's nice to be here. I'm looking forward to some stimulating conversation. And a bit of inane, pointless conversation, as well.

Thanks, everyone, for allowing a few escapees from the ICQ psyche ward to take refuge on your message board.
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:30 PM   #9
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Hi I'm Medic54. Looking forward to posting here.
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:33 PM   #10
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Cool Earthling here

We are...er...I am among you !

I'm funny...

I AM ! I AM ! I AM !
*don't listen to them other guys... *
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:46 PM   #11
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Hi, everyone! I'm Veruki. I don't really consider myself a new (I've been lingering around here for a while) but I just recently registered so I guess that make me new.

Anyways, I'm really sweet and will talk to anyone about anything so don't be shy!
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:49 PM   #12
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hello and welcome to the board. the recent influx of people has already been met with a few complaints from the existing community so i consider this to be a trial period for all of you that have recently joined.

i'm glad that you took the time to come to fast chat to introduce yourselves, it may seem like a slight formality, but without doing so it appears to be more of an invasion than it does an influx of new perspectives.

regarding new perspectives: i am not keen on the idea that you are already warning this crowd of bad tempers and "biting" before you have unpacked your boxes. if you want to stay you'll have to earn your keep, and that means being respectful of the people who have been here long before you.

this forum encourages different points of view but it is not a free-for-all free speech zone. for example equating carter with the nazis post after post is not the start of a discussion, but rather goading and bullying by using idiotic generalizations. if that sort of thing happens then banning will become commonplace.

i hope this forum can accommodate you guys, but i am leery of a crowd that is retreating from somewhere else.
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:57 PM   #13
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hello and welcome to the board. the recent influx of people has already been met with a few complaints from the existing community so i consider this to be a trial period for all of you that have recently joined.

i'm glad that you took the time to come to fast chat to introduce yourselves, it may seem like a slight formality, but without doing so it appears to be more of an invasion than it does an influx of new perspectives.

regarding new perspectives: i am not keen on the idea that you are already warning this crowd of bad tempers and "biting" before you have unpacked your boxes. if you want to stay you'll have to earn your keep, and that means being respectful of the people who have been here long before you.

this forum encourages different points of view but it is not a free-for-all free speech zone. for example equating carter with the nazis post after post is not the start of a discussion, but rather goading and bullying by using idiotic generalizations. if that sort of thing happens then banning will become commonplace.

i hope this forum can accommodate you guys, but i am leery of a crowd that is retreating from somewhere else.
It is your board and you can do as you wish. I came here on the premise that this board was filled with nice and open minded people. Do you have an FAQ that lays out what can and cannot be said on your board? Without it, people are kinda posting blind here and I don't want be walking on egg shells fearing that what I say just might offend someone. So I think it's only fair to lay out your ground rules for the new people.
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:01 PM   #14
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... if you want to stay you'll have to earn your keep, and that means being respectful of the people who have been here long before you...
I think that if we are respectful then all rules will fall in the their proper place.
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:06 PM   #15
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It is your board and you can do as you wish. I came here on the premise that this board was filled with nice and open minded people. Do you have an FAQ that lays out what can and cannot be said on your board? Without it, people are kinda posting blind here and I don't want be walking on egg shells fearing that what I say just might offend someone. So I think it's only fair to lay out your ground rules for the new people.
i also think this is a place filled with open minded people, but i can't say the same about some of the folks that have recently been posting in curent events - and that is what led me to post.

as for rules, there are a few big ones:

no spam
no pornographic images
no images or comments that disparage people with disabilities
no threats of physical violence towards anyone.

beyond that, think of it as you would a dinner party - generally no rules are printed out, but it becomes apparent when things get out of hand. arguments are fine, but if a fight breaks out, or the converstaion turns to factional name calling - someone has to leave.
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