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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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Tristessa
post May 10 2003, 11:13 AM
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hewwo. im a helpless n00b. i want a master. i take orders well. and im a penguin wahh! wahh! (<---penguin noise) and i think you should adopt me. someone. anyone.


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- Industrial Kybosh   A Suggestion For Newbies   Mar 11 2003, 12:41 PM
- - prezgfish   QUOTE (gerbilfromhell @ Mar 15 2003, 12:08 PM...   Mar 15 2003, 02:58 PM
- - leopold   QUOTE (prezgfish @ Mar 15 2003, 02:58 PM)QUOT...   Mar 15 2003, 03:12 PM
- - prezgfish   QUOTE (leopold @ Mar 15 2003, 03:12 PM)QUOTE ...   Mar 15 2003, 03:32 PM
- - gerbilfromhell   i've been sitting here, posting and reading a ...   Mar 15 2003, 03:57 PM
- - leopold   I were sittin here downloadin big files from IRC, ...   Mar 15 2003, 04:34 PM
- - gerbilfromhell   now i watched ayb about 20 more times........ ng i...   Mar 15 2003, 06:09 PM
- - prezgfish   herkricharkxavirochanyiashalmanixzrobnir rise ris...   Mar 17 2003, 10:17 PM
- - gerbilfromhell   that's not me is it? i'm not old   Mar 17 2003, 10:58 PM
- - prezgfish   QUOTE (gerbilfromhell @ Mar 17 2003, 10:58 PM...   Mar 17 2003, 11:18 PM
- - Industrial Kybosh   Holy flurking shnit! Me noob's been pilfe...   Mar 18 2003, 03:36 PM
- - gerbilfromhell   QUOTE (prezgfish @ Mar 17 2003, 11:18 PM)QUOT...   Mar 18 2003, 04:47 PM
- - Industrial Kybosh   Oh, sod it. Seeing as some people simply can...   Mar 18 2003, 11:56 PM
- - Sarah the Spider   QUOTE (Industrial Kybosh @ Mar 18 2003, 11:56...   Mar 19 2003, 01:23 AM
- - cheese is funny   i just want to let the noobs know im still looking...   Mar 19 2003, 01:23 AM
- - Industrial Kybosh   Beavers come in bags now? Handy. Good luck to yo...   Mar 19 2003, 02:22 AM
- - Sarah the Spider   The Smacko wishes you luck too, oh Cheesy One.   Mar 19 2003, 02:27 AM
- - cheese is funny   im getting support... this is a new... good feelin...   Mar 19 2003, 03:02 AM
- - Industrial Kybosh   Big up max respec' to da Penguin Prince, mofo....   Mar 19 2003, 03:06 AM
- - cheese is funny   thats the spirit, whats the point of being your ow...   Mar 19 2003, 03:15 AM
- - Industrial Kybosh   QUOTE (Industrial Kybosh @ Mar 11 2003, 12:41...   Mar 24 2003, 12:07 AM
- - Joey   Meep, adopt me now! I got no clue!   Mar 24 2003, 05:25 PM
- - saucy_tara   I'll adopt ya Joey, it's a big scary place...   Mar 24 2003, 07:16 PM
- - cheese is funny   im still looking for a noob... you want to be adop...   Mar 25 2003, 12:59 AM
- - ilikemonkeys   I'm a 'noob'. I don't think I...   Mar 27 2003, 08:54 PM
- - Alex The Kender   Uhm... Hi! I just got here, so that makes me a...   Mar 28 2003, 02:36 AM
- - craziness   i think my noob died. if she comes back i will wel...   Mar 28 2003, 03:07 AM
- - Selkie_Blue   If someone feels so inclined, I am willing to be ...   Mar 28 2003, 10:00 PM
- - leopold   Well Selkie - me own n00b is now some way past n00...   Mar 28 2003, 10:15 PM
- - Selkie_Blue   Would that be African or European?   Mar 28 2003, 10:20 PM
- - leopold   uh, I dun know that... AAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaa...   Mar 28 2003, 10:24 PM
- - gerbilfromhell   (awkward silence)   Mar 29 2003, 01:12 AM
- - Industrial Kybosh   BUMP! The campaign to make this post a sticky...   Apr 4 2003, 11:16 PM
- - gerbilfromhell   YOUR SIGS LONGER INKY SHADDAP   Apr 4 2003, 11:31 PM
- - leopold   Good call InKy! Have ya PMed the Man Mata yet...   Apr 4 2003, 11:46 PM
- - Industrial Kybosh   leo - nope! If I did it, I'd feel cocky a...   Apr 6 2003, 02:45 AM
- - Sabrina   I'd like to be adopted. ^_^   Apr 6 2003, 05:10 AM
- - craziness   i think CovertYawn needs a noob. you also might wa...   Apr 6 2003, 05:15 AM
- - Lord of darness   If anyone needs to be adopted I'm looking for ...   Apr 6 2003, 02:14 PM
- - cheese is funny   WHEEE!! thank you mata!! im sure a...   Apr 6 2003, 07:06 PM
- - Missy J   OK AM I A NOOB coz if i am woo hoo (i think) how d...   Apr 6 2003, 07:25 PM
- - Missy J   dammit im a spud. i wasnt the first AND I WONT B T...   Apr 6 2003, 07:27 PM
- - CrissiLove   hm... not really sure what to say to that.... lol ...   Apr 7 2003, 01:00 AM
- - Cthulhu   I would very much like to adopt a vic... that is, ...   Apr 7 2003, 11:15 AM
- - craziness   you are a noob Cthulhu. you can't adopt noobs ...   Apr 7 2003, 11:25 AM
- - Industrial Kybosh   Crazi's right, I'm afraid. Even though yo...   Apr 8 2003, 01:03 AM
- - Cthulhu   Me? Immortal Cthulhu, allow myself to be "adopted"...   Apr 8 2003, 04:19 AM
- - craziness   sowwy, you must be super advanced member to own a ...   Apr 8 2003, 04:23 AM
- - Industrial Kybosh   If a lady by the name of Hyperion turns up here, d...   Apr 8 2003, 02:35 PM
- - Sun Tsu   If anyone wants to be adopted just PM me. Sun Tsu   Apr 8 2003, 09:32 PM
- - Hyperion   InKy, InKy, InKy. You expect me to stay in the bas...   Apr 9 2003, 02:03 PM
- - Cthulhu   "Super advanced member" .... I am a GOD! I cou...   Apr 9 2003, 02:19 PM
- - craziness   ...... ok cthulhu, you just keep on belivin that m...   Apr 9 2003, 07:05 PM
- - gerbilfromhell   lol cthulhu doesn't realize s/he's still a...   Apr 9 2003, 09:17 PM
- - Lord of darness   only compared to us high up people.   Apr 10 2003, 12:11 AM
- - Industrial Kybosh   Meh, I think Cthulhu could handle a noob. Bloke...   Apr 10 2003, 12:15 AM
- - gerbilfromhell   QUOTE (Lord of darness @ Apr 10 2003, 12:11 A...   Apr 10 2003, 12:26 AM
- - Lord of darness   that may be true but I think he can handle a noob.   Apr 10 2003, 12:56 AM
- - Hyperion   *blinku, hides behind InKy* He has . . . tentacles...   Apr 10 2003, 11:59 AM
- - Oni Usagi   Well, I thought I'd be ok. But I seem to have...   Apr 11 2003, 02:29 AM
- - Hyperion   I'll be your friend, Oni. I know how it feels ...   Apr 12 2003, 12:33 AM
- - wolfbane   I want a noob. I want one! can I have one? Ple...   Apr 12 2003, 10:52 AM
- - gerbilfromhell   since you've got 100 posts, pm an unadopted no...   Apr 12 2003, 07:41 PM
- - wolfbane   Fanku! When I find a noob that I want to captu...   Apr 13 2003, 12:43 PM
- - Eileen Aries   hey i'm a noob and would like to be someone...   Apr 16 2003, 07:34 PM
- - MistressAlti   Hey Eileen. I'll adopt you if you promise not ...   Apr 18 2003, 04:16 AM
- - spiceybrains   *coughs*... hi. i spose im a noob but im not comp...   Apr 18 2003, 08:55 AM
- - LilNick   noobs are good while they last I did have one but ...   Apr 18 2003, 11:07 AM
- - spiceybrains   you can have another one if you like   Apr 18 2003, 01:04 PM
- - Hyperion   I smell you, spicybrains. I'll adopt you! ...   Apr 19 2003, 03:01 PM
- - syuu   OH GOD I'M A POKEMON. ._. ..   Apr 21 2003, 06:14 AM
- - poppa.moo   Ok, so i am the newbie, hi all, had a lovely pm fr...   Apr 22 2003, 12:32 PM
- - MistressAlti   Hewwo Moo. What's shakin?   Apr 29 2003, 03:01 AM
- - poppa.moo   Good Afternoon Mistress Alti, it's shakin qui...   Apr 30 2003, 11:48 AM
- - MAtt   so far that has only happened twice, but to one pe...   May 1 2003, 07:34 PM
- - poppa.moo   Twice...to one person? I won't ask, cos what i...   May 2 2003, 11:28 AM
- - Tristessa   hewwo. im a helpless n00b. i want a master. i take...   May 10 2003, 02:17 AM
- - MistressAlti   I'd let cheese adopt you, as he's a pengui...   May 10 2003, 03:28 AM
- - SilverStormDragon   Urm, major noob as twere, looking confused. Oh, wo...   May 10 2003, 07:49 AM
- - Tristessa   hewwo. im a helpless n00b. i want a master. i take...   May 10 2003, 11:13 AM
- - Tristessa   yey! i have a master... or mistress.... it pos...   May 10 2003, 11:20 AM
- - leopold   QUOTE (SilverStormDragon @ May 10 2003, 08:49...   May 10 2003, 11:22 AM
- - Tristessa   yey! i have a master... or mistress.... it pos...   May 10 2003, 05:22 PM
- - hinsley   I WANNA ADOPT ONE OF THE LIL THINGS!! ...   May 10 2003, 05:25 PM
- - leopold   Ya seem to be havin a prob there tris... need any ...   May 10 2003, 05:25 PM
- - Tristessa   yey! i have a master... or mistress.... it pos...   May 10 2003, 05:29 PM
- - leopold   Earth ta Tristessa!!! Ya posted that ...   May 10 2003, 05:41 PM
- - Mini Silver Storm Dragon   I would like to become adopted pwease since i am a...   May 11 2003, 01:39 PM
- - oobunnie   umm can i ask to be adopted even if i dont have an...   May 15 2003, 05:57 AM
- - snaffleburgersmypimp   Hiya! I'm a noob. Yes. Well. I suppose I...   May 18 2003, 07:28 PM
- - hinsley   er... i would adopt you but the only thing i know ...   May 18 2003, 07:41 PM
- - cheese is funny   i sent a PM to snaffleburgersmypimp... i didnt get...   May 18 2003, 08:32 PM
- - Industrial Kybosh   QUOTE (snaffleburgersmypimp @ May 18 2003, 08...   May 18 2003, 11:19 PM
- - stupidstiney   [COLOR=red] I am craziness' noob. [COLOR=blue]...   May 19 2003, 03:35 PM
- - craziness   yes, you are. and you need to close your tags. heh...   May 19 2003, 09:44 PM
- - stupidstiney   Oops didn't mean to. I guess I'm just a li...   May 21 2003, 03:21 PM
- - dancing_altoid   I am minty fresh n00b! Here my loud annoyingly...   May 23 2003, 01:46 AM
- - LoLo   QUOTE (dancing_altoid @ May 22 2003, 06:46 PM...   May 23 2003, 02:41 AM
- - porcelainwarrior   um am i a noob? i dont know whats a noob? i thi...   May 24 2003, 09:35 AM
- - craziness   GET ADOPTED BY ELF!!!!!!   May 24 2003, 04:54 PM
- - dancing_altoid   Yes Lola, cookies. All different kinds of cookies,...   May 24 2003, 11:14 PM
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