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Things for new people to know in order not to look completely foolish while posting in RF

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quagmire, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    Be aware that redefining a rule, no matter how creatively done, doesn't excuse you from having to follow the rule as originally defined.
     
  2. blackout

    blackout Violet.

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    Are you telling me that the commandments of RF are not metaphorical?
    And subject to personal interpretation?



    The forum has fallen into the hands of literalists.
    *UV Weeps*
     
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  3. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    Sorry UV, we had too. Otherwise we'd have people saying, "It isn't a personal attack because I don't consider *_______* a person".
     
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  4. Wandered Off

    Wandered Off Sporadic Driveby Member

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    Oh don't be silly... The forum can't fall into someone's hands.
     
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  5. Madhuri

    Madhuri RF Goddess
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    Rofl!!
     
  6. ChristineES

    ChristineES Tiggerism
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    Just remember that if you keep repeating yourself, sooner or later someone will realize that you are stating the absolute truth. :D (just kidding)
    If you are usually nice, then you can get away with an occasional temper tantrum better than if you throw tantrums all the time. ;)(not serious)
    If you want to insult someone, do it generally, so no one will realize that they have been insulted. (This one usually backfires because some people take things as an insult that wasn't even directed at them.);)(not serious)
    If you are making a little joke then it is a good idea to put a <wink> smiley near it so people will know you are not serious (although, I have found that people will take you seriously, even if you do put the ;) )
    And lastly, remember that people will usually treat you the same way you treat them- if you are nice, they, in turn will be nice to you and vice versa. This isn't always true, however, and it is a good idea to keep that in mind. :)
     
  7. katiafish

    katiafish consciousness incarnate

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    Oh

    And there was I, putting it down to the fact that I was a foreigner and perhaps not expressing myself well enough.

    Now I am sad...:sad4:
     
  8. MysticSang'ha

    MysticSang'ha Big Squishy Hugger
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    That really only applies to people who care if they look foolish or not, though. ;)
     
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  9. monta

    monta .

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    Wo0OH0OO!
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  10. katiafish

    katiafish consciousness incarnate

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    AaaaaaaaaAAAAAaaa that makes my head hurt!!!!! :eek:
     
  11. Autodidact

    Autodidact Intentionally Blank

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    Atheists are allowed to post here. Asking why they choose to do so is not an original and incisive question.
     
  12. Storm

    Storm ThrUU the Looking Glass

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    Absolutely.

    However, when Atheist X posts about how they're sick of talking to religious people , or it's a pointless waste of time, I have to wonder what they're doing here.
     
  13. te_lanus

    te_lanus Alien Hybrid

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    Use a spell checker.
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  14. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Misanthropic Humanist

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    Wasting time apparently.
     
  15. Zardoz

    Zardoz Wonderful Wizard
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    BUMP! (and about time, too!)
     
  16. JMorris

    JMorris Democratic Socialist

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    mine too
     
  17. JMorris

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    8. UV has her own way of spelling & talking, just smile & nod
     
  18. Neo-Logic

    Neo-Logic Reality Checker

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    Quagmire's avatar for president
     
  19. Autodidact

    Autodidact Intentionally Blank

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    There is no such thing as "just" a theory. A scientific theory represents the highest level of current scientific knowledge. If you state that something [i.e. evolution] is just a theory, you look like a moron.

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  20. MSizer

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    I have to chuckle every time a secularist jumps on for the first time and writes about 12 paragaphs on how the bible is nothing but a bunch of fairy tales and that it's time for everyone to accept that religion is outdated and nothing but a plague to humainty. It's as though they think they're the first onese to have thought something like that before.
     
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