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> A Suggestion For Newbies, The Adoption Scheme
Industrial Kybos...
post Mar 11 2003, 12:41 PM
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It is quite plain to see that this site is on the up and up - over 30 people have joined in the week since I did! This number will probably keep growing at an even greater rate as word-of-mouth introduces more people to Matazone, and so to the forums.

This, of course, means that there will be an influx of people with no idea what is going on, who anyone is, and what to do. Granted, there are pinned notices to help folks out, but admit it, how often do you read the instructions when you've just got something new?

It is in this spirit that I propose an idea: Adoption!

It's simple - newbies use this thread to put themselves up for adoption by an established user (Advanced Member or higher preferably), who will then show them the ropes and answer any questions (such as 'Why won't my avatar work?', 'how do I write things in red?' or 'Does that gerbilfromhell fellow ever calm down?') via PMs.

If you like the idea, why not make your name known as being available to the Adopt A Noob scheme?

And just to make things more fun, why not put the name of you newbie (or your adopter if you are a newbie) in your signature?

If this works, the forums will be an even more pleasant place for everyone, and we may even convince some of those quiet noobs to come out of their shells...

BTW, one noob each would be ideal. This isn't Pokemon, and you don't have to catch 'em all...

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Here begins a list of useful links within the forum - links to threads that, despite not being pinned, are very much worth a look:

MissyA's Unofficial Matazone Fansite

The Colours Thread - for use in the [color] tags

The Links Thread - a link to more links - useful and informative links, mind!

Adoptions Gone Wild - take note, both those adopting and those being adopted...


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post Mar 11 2003, 01:22 PM
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I want a pet Noob, i promise to feed it and walk it and.. i dunno teach it and stuff
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Industrial Kybos...
post Mar 11 2003, 01:23 PM
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That's the spirit, fishy!


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post Mar 11 2003, 06:42 PM
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If you want me to adopt you just send me a private message saying why I should adopt you.


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Industrial Kybos...
post Mar 11 2003, 06:46 PM
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That goes for me, too.

Send me a PM, tell me about yourself, and if I likes ye, I'll adopts ye!


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post Mar 11 2003, 07:45 PM
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im no longer a noob and i would like a noob but i don't think im ready yet...... and yet



NOOBS FLOCK TO MY GREATNESS AND ASK ME EASY QUESTIONS!


OK IM DONE

really i just want a noob to call my own!


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craziness
post Mar 11 2003, 09:57 PM
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i would adopt a noob, but i am quite ignorant and cant write things in red or upload an avaitor as you may have notcied....i would be a horrible parent. but you noobs can pm me asking about gerbil........ dont worry gerbil we love you

update- i just figured out how to write in red!!!!!! wow i feel really smart now...


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LoLo
post Mar 11 2003, 10:16 PM
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I'll adopt a newbie who doesnt have too many questions. I'm horrible at explaing things. laugh.gif


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post Mar 11 2003, 10:22 PM
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I want a pet n00b! I mean... I'm always open to help people out. Don't quite have as many posts as Crazy or Gerbil, but then again I'm around less than I used to be. Plus my hand went gimp for awhile.... oh well.


Hehe, key to calming Gerbil down, don't mention Mr. SB.... wink.gif
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post Mar 11 2003, 10:23 PM
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i want a noob too... i have too boobs and you can only have so much fun with them... uhhhh


I WANT A NOOB!!!
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craziness
post Mar 11 2003, 10:59 PM
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ok now i waNT A noob
calling all noobs- i will adopt you as long as you dont have any avaitor questions.


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post Mar 11 2003, 11:06 PM
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any noob wanting adoption e-mail or other wise contact me and i shall mold you in my immage and prepare you for greatness.

what type of greatness you ask ..... em well.... you'll just have to wait and find out my young aprentice
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post Mar 11 2003, 11:08 PM
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well, i think that as a noob you may want to adopt me, im cynical, im really quite insane, i am a through bush hater, i am rather intelectual, im a computer geek but cool enough i guess, and also, you wont have to know anything other than whats gone on in the forum before, i have a good deal of experiance with forums.


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i now have a noob!!! yay! zoey yay! you came to the forums! hehehe, and im one step up, i already know her! go zoey go! be anti-social in a social setting!i have an e-sister!!! yay!!! go raven!!! i used to be married to ninja kitty but she abandoned me so now my e-wife is kawaii neko who is hot and sexy. rawr
i have no anti noob, PM me for anti adoption possiabilities i have no life, PM me for donations
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Industrial Kybos...
post Mar 11 2003, 11:18 PM
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As you may have noticed from my sig, I now have a little noob of my own.

Treat her with respect, or feel the full weight of my wrath.


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post Mar 11 2003, 11:29 PM
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QUOTE (racingaway13 @ Mar 11 2003, 11:08 PM)
well, i think that as a noob you may want to adopt me, im cynical, im really quite insane, i am a through bush hater, i am rather intelectual, im a computer geek but cool enough i guess, and also, you wont have to know anything other than whats gone on in the forum before, i have a good deal of experiance with forums.

your not a noob your a member but if you want adopted.

welcome to the world of the gfish just send a message to accept.
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post Mar 11 2003, 11:43 PM
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What if the noobs don't know how to private message?


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post Mar 11 2003, 11:45 PM
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QUOTE (LoLo @ Mar 11 2003, 11:43 PM)
What if the noobs don't know how to private message?

then post a message on this forum requesting adoption.

and we as obbsesive worrying people with too much time on our hands can private message them and controll there future devlopment.

eh did i say controll i meant nurture
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post Mar 11 2003, 11:52 PM
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hey noobs, i rule because i have the most posts right now. i am usually in second, but before gerbil gets on i am in first. who knows, im at least 10 above him right now so......and anyway im cool. racingaway-i was about to pm you asking you to be my noob but then you became a member. graa.


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post Mar 12 2003, 12:01 AM
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em have any noobs avtually read this post?
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post Mar 12 2003, 12:09 AM
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...i doubt it


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post Mar 12 2003, 12:13 AM
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then why why do waste our time writing try to teach the young trying to create a better tomorow why must we watch as society falls and reality dies why must i be over dramatic why can't we all just get along and post with love respect and dignity
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post Mar 12 2003, 01:55 AM
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by the time most noobs actually read this, they'll have figured out the fourm for themselves. this is actually a nicer version of what people like me do to noobs in other forums. we tell them what to do by yelling at them but that's mean so i guess i'll join this adoption thing

edit: i not only 'joined this adoption thing', i've kidnapped tens of noobs in the middle of the night laugh.gif

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post Mar 12 2003, 02:50 AM
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i will never stop posting
not unless i go away


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Industrial Kybos...
post Mar 12 2003, 03:21 AM
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It's good to see that the scheme is catching on with the established members. Now all we need is for some newbies to step forward and allow themselves to be guided by our collective *cough*wisdom*cough*...

I wonder if the big man himself will be adopting... if he ever has free time between animations, that is...

If you're really into the idea of adopting, why not say so in your sig? It might help you find a noob...

Go to it!

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post Mar 12 2003, 12:14 PM
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mad.gif i like my sig i'm not getting rid of the gerbil legions
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