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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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Lightfoot
post Jun 27 2003, 04:03 PM
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Well hello everyone... I guess I am a noob. I'm not sure if I'd be worth adopting because I don't get to go online all that much (during the summer anyway.) But you all seem to be very open-minded, awesome people and I'd like to get involved in these discussions. biggrin.gif


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- Industrial Kybosh   A Suggestion For Newbies   Mar 11 2003, 12:41 PM
- - LoLo   QUOTE (dancing_altoid @ May 24 2003, 04:14 PM...   May 25 2003, 02:46 PM
- - syuu   There's a time in every forum lay-dee's li...   May 25 2003, 07:40 PM
- - HarleenQuinzel   I'm a newbie so I would like to be adopted ple...   May 27 2003, 07:14 AM
- - hinsley   ill adopt ya harley!!   May 27 2003, 07:15 AM
- - kisah   Alright, I'll take the knocks for being a n00b...   May 27 2003, 07:57 AM
- - hinsley   eh?   May 27 2003, 07:59 AM
- - LoLo   QUOTE (HarleenQuinzel @ May 27 2003, 12:14 AM...   May 27 2003, 03:21 PM
- - LoLo   QUOTE (kisah @ May 27 2003, 12:57 AM)Alright,...   May 30 2003, 02:36 AM
- - stupidstiney1   I'm back for some reason my other name wasn...   Jun 4 2003, 01:21 PM
- - craziness   of course you are.   Jun 4 2003, 09:01 PM
- - stupidstiney1   Yay!!!!   Jun 6 2003, 04:57 AM
- - CommandeerOfSouls   I own you all.   Jun 8 2003, 11:41 PM
- - craziness   QUOTE (CommandeerOfSouls @ Jun 8 2003, 07:41 ...   Jun 9 2003, 07:07 PM
- - Odio_esse   I!!! am a noob. and proud   Jun 10 2003, 05:32 AM
- - hinsley   anyone want adopting? i have no n00bs at the minut...   Jun 11 2003, 10:08 AM
- - CommandeerOfSouls   QUOTE (craziness @ Jun 9 2003, 03:07 PM)QUOTE...   Jun 15 2003, 09:12 AM
- - Rain   GREETINGS! I am a Noob. My name is Rain, and...   Jun 17 2003, 09:52 AM
- - kidvicious2punk   QUOTE (prezgfish @ Mar 11 2003, 02:22 PM)CODE...   Jun 20 2003, 06:11 PM
- - Lightfoot   Well hello everyone... I guess I am a noob. I...   Jun 27 2003, 04:03 PM
- - MistressAlti   Welcome, Lightfoot!   Jun 27 2003, 05:14 PM
- - Rattgirl   So yeah.....been in chatrooms galore but no forums...   Jun 28 2003, 05:05 PM
- - Sir_Psycho_Sexy   I guess i could adopt a n00b, it'd be fun, i...   Jul 1 2003, 12:43 PM
- - porcelainwarrior   id adopt a n00b but ive had two already and neithe...   Jul 1 2003, 01:27 PM
- - sizzlieswix   to be adopted or not to be adopted that is the que...   Jul 2 2003, 04:34 AM
- - Pudgy_Sexy_Potato   Should all of the Newest new noobs feel loved? cau...   Jul 4 2003, 05:24 PM
- - MiriChan   Hello! Here's a Cute Fluffy Bunny Girl New...   Jul 7 2003, 05:41 PM
- - MillyTheAngryPenguin   Hey, I'm a n00b and need a loving person to pu...   Jul 13 2003, 02:29 PM
- - Monkey the Rabid Red Rabbit   This morning, I was a newbie. I wish I had come he...   Jul 20 2003, 05:14 PM
- - Jimi   Hello I am noob now .. however I can find my ...   Jul 21 2003, 11:59 AM
- - CommieBastard   Dibs on the newbie! Dibs on the newbie! Mi...   Jul 21 2003, 12:08 PM
- - Monkey the Rabid Red Rabbit   CommieBastard, which one of us did you adopt?   Jul 22 2003, 02:12 AM
- - frogbutterflyfreak   QUOTE (Monkey the Rabid Red Rabbit @ Jul 22 2...   Jul 22 2003, 02:49 AM
- - Monkey the Rabid Red Rabbit   Okay.   Jul 22 2003, 05:20 PM
- - Kalina   *peeks inside* Hello everyone..I'm a noob I s...   Jul 23 2003, 05:03 AM
- - Cian   Does somebody wants to adopt me??? lol   Jul 23 2003, 10:06 PM
- - {Gothic Angel}   Hi im also a noob, was told to post on this thread...   Jul 30 2003, 11:36 AM
- - Tim   *tries to take off the bright pink, neon flashing ...   Aug 8 2003, 12:32 PM
- - WeeJ   Het Tim. Its pretty simple round here as long as y...   Aug 8 2003, 12:45 PM
- - hinsley   i want to adopt a guy, ive never had a guy noob......   Aug 8 2003, 01:44 PM
- - WeeJ   QUOTE (hinsley @ Aug 8 2003, 02:44 PM)WeeJ is...   Aug 8 2003, 03:16 PM
- - Mr Fuzzy   QUOTE (WeeJ @ Aug 8 2003, 05:16 PM)Helping pe...   Aug 8 2003, 03:32 PM
- - WeeJ   QUOTE (Mr Fuzzy @ Aug 8 2003, 04:32 PM)QUOTE ...   Aug 13 2003, 11:18 AM
- - DevilKitty   im new and so if ne one wants to talk to me go rig...   Aug 19 2003, 01:03 AM
- - DevilKitty   wow this place isnt very active right now is t   Aug 19 2003, 01:13 AM
- - CrissiLove   Hi, DevilKitty It's nice to meet you.... You...   Aug 19 2003, 01:20 AM
- - Captain_Teri   [FONT=Impact][SIZE=7][COLOR=green] I`m a no...   Aug 21 2003, 08:08 PM
- - syuu   Hello there! I'd consider making a thread ...   Sep 14 2003, 07:07 AM
- - candice   QUOTE (syuu @ Sep 13 2003, 11:16 PM)Hello the...   Sep 14 2003, 04:28 PM
- - spiffilicious05   You should make a storey about how stupid us ameri...   Oct 1 2003, 05:53 PM
- - doublehelix00101001   Greetings. I *am* a noob. i'm up for adoption....   Oct 7 2003, 02:13 AM
- - coral_fang   someone adopt me!!!! i a nice pers...   Oct 24 2003, 10:22 PM
- - coral_fang   hmmmmmm still havent got the color thing sorted   Oct 24 2003, 10:23 PM
- - the lil' pie fairy   one day my little paduan i will teach you all   Oct 25 2003, 09:49 PM
- - acid_rain_child   I am a noob, and seeing as this is my first post *...   Oct 26 2003, 05:48 PM
- - the lil' pie fairy   pick me, pick me!! lmao ill try and hel...   Oct 26 2003, 08:49 PM
- - Harlequin   Right. Another post. I've got two now. Rawr...   Oct 29 2003, 03:46 PM
- - ravein   PM me if you need any help at all...   Oct 29 2003, 03:52 PM
- - magikeyes14   if you need any help, feel free to ask i lurv...   Oct 29 2003, 07:58 PM
- - Harlequin   Thanks guys, I won't hestate to ask. Um... I ...   Oct 29 2003, 11:32 PM
- - magikeyes14   yooung one? im not young.. your the n00b! *sar...   Oct 29 2003, 11:41 PM
- - Cyanei   Bonjour! I'm a n00b on this site, and even...   Oct 29 2003, 11:54 PM
- - quietphyscho   [FONT=Impact][SIZE=1][COLOR=orange] I hope most ne...   Nov 2 2003, 03:18 AM
- - quietphyscho   OK never mind what I just said put down the scalpa...   Nov 2 2003, 03:20 AM
- - cait   Oooh, so many pages. It looks almost as if all the...   Nov 30 2003, 11:48 PM
- - acidteardrop   QUOTE (acid_rain_child @ Oct 26 2003, 05:57 P...   Dec 2 2003, 12:25 AM
- - sammi   Fwee~! *bounces off asylum walls in straightja...   Dec 5 2003, 12:07 AM
- - AnitasButt   Noob... Rhymes with bo- *looks up at the screen* O...   Dec 14 2003, 04:29 PM
- - miss_spunk   ooo! Can I adopt you? I do have a newbie, by t...   Dec 14 2003, 05:59 PM
- - AnitasButt   "ooo! Can I adopt you? I do have a newbie...   Dec 14 2003, 06:06 PM
- - miss_spunk   ^^^ *does yet another funky little jig* *curses ...   Dec 15 2003, 09:43 AM
- - sara   someone adopt me.. i'm new to these forums. im...   Dec 17 2003, 11:20 PM
- - lizziefrench   I wish someone would help me, ime new   Dec 28 2003, 01:29 PM
- - Overfriendly_Kitten   QUOTE (quietphyscho @ Nov 2 2003, 04:19 AM)OK...   Dec 28 2003, 03:30 PM
- - Overfriendly_Kitten   QUOTE (sara @ Dec 18 2003, 12:19 AM)someone a...   Dec 28 2003, 03:35 PM
- - padonae   Hey, I'm a brand noob. I just joined about 3 ...   Dec 30 2003, 08:30 PM
- - Kurruskita   Please, would someone adopt me? I don't mess w...   Dec 31 2003, 09:45 AM
- - VehementKitten   hey this is a reallygood idea! i'd like to...   Jan 1 2004, 09:07 PM
- - snoo   ummm...hi, I'm new *shock horror* anyone feel...   Jan 12 2004, 10:52 AM
- - Fallen1015   uh, hi.. im new.. so.. someone should adopt me or ...   Jan 28 2004, 08:01 PM
- - monkey_called_narth   QUOTE (Fallen1015 @ Jan 28 2004, 08:00 PM)uh,...   Jan 28 2004, 10:02 PM
- - Sir_Psycho_Sexy   QUOTE (monkey_called_narth @ Jan 28 2004, 10:...   Jan 29 2004, 01:00 AM
- - monkey_called_narth   QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Jan 29 2004, 12:59 A...   Jan 29 2004, 02:11 AM
- - Sir_Psycho_Sexy   QUOTE (monkey_called_narth @ Jan 29 2004, 02:...   Jan 29 2004, 11:12 AM
- - Fallen1015   STOP FIGHTING BE FRIENDS! *sits in the corner...   Jan 29 2004, 08:07 PM
- - Sir_Psycho_Sexy   QUOTE (Fallen1015 @ Jan 29 2004, 08:06 PM)STO...   Jan 29 2004, 08:19 PM
- - Ynnej   hey! I'm new! Alaric told me about i...   Feb 17 2004, 05:58 AM
- - Fallen1015   if you are who i think you are, hi! if your no...   Feb 17 2004, 12:41 PM
- - Marsyas   If Alaric told you and you're name is Jenny, t...   Feb 17 2004, 02:10 PM
- - starflowah   Hi, I'm star, and I'm looking to get adopt...   Feb 18 2004, 01:44 AM
- - Sir_Psycho_Sexy   ya know its odd? i've been here nearly a year ...   Feb 18 2004, 02:22 AM
- - starflowah   Yay! I've been adopted I don't thin...   Feb 18 2004, 02:27 AM
- - Sir_Psycho_Sexy   oh, that was easier than i imagined...i always tho...   Feb 18 2004, 02:31 AM
- - Ynnej   yeah, this is piccolos_n_doritos from kytn for all...   Feb 19 2004, 07:03 AM
- - MiniRagnarok   Hi. I'm a noob/19/m/Toledo, Ohio. Phoenix is...   Feb 19 2004, 03:29 PM
- - Kamaradi   Hello. I'm a n00b here, and I'd like to be...   Feb 20 2004, 01:29 AM
- - phoenix   QUOTE (MiniRagnarok @ Feb 19 2004, 10:28 AM)H...   Feb 25 2004, 05:59 AM
- - Ynnej   I'm still looking to be adopted!! I...   Feb 26 2004, 09:37 AM
- - MiniRagnarok   QUOTE (phoenix @ Feb 25 2004, 12:58 AM)Phoeni...   Feb 26 2004, 02:21 PM
- - starflowah   Just curious, how does somebody go from being a n0...   Mar 5 2004, 01:57 AM
- - Industrial Kybosh   QUOTE (starflowah @ Mar 5 2004, 01:56 AM)Just...   Mar 7 2004, 02:13 PM
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