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03-14-2010, 05:39 PM
Hi all,
I've lurked for years and have finally got round to registering.

see you around!:)

03-14-2010, 05:52 PM

*Does a happy dance*

We have a new thread to hijack! It has been what... months? since we had a new newbie thread to play in. :D

Uh... You say I forgot something? hmmm...

Oh... right...

WELCOME, Mickle!!!

New tell us something about yourself (if you want to). Where are you from? What's your favourite WoT book? Non-WoT book? Anything I might have forgotten?

03-14-2010, 08:39 PM
*sets himself on fire*

Ahhh that feels good. It's been too long.

Welcome mickle!!

You may call me Naz!

03-14-2010, 08:50 PM
Welcome to TL!

Zaela Sedai
03-14-2010, 10:04 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Mickle!! (Mickle, Mickle only charges a nickle for de pickle!!!....oh man..please don't ask LOL)As I'm sure you've noticed, we have a pretty decent community of WoT fanatics over here. One of the ways that we keep it all friendly is a short list of courtesies we ask people to follow and, once in a while, actually do get followed. Imagine that! Insane people following some sort of order!

1) Don't flood the board with multiple THREADS all at once.
Allow us the time to absorb, evaluate, and discuss, OR LAUGH at one or two ideas, OR JOKES at a time. Some of us like to do a little research before responding and that can take a little time. Of course, we also have those others who are just a bit slow. Read that as "just can't handle more than one thought in their heads at once" or "dial-up modem". Your choice. I'd suggest "have a real life", but not likely. Does anyone still have dial up? Wow...it's getting hard to give the slow people an excuse

Addendum to 1) Try to stay on topic.
Going off on tangents can be super fun and is something we are all guilty of your's truly included but try and keep threads on topic unless, 1) the thread is dead or 2) the thread naturally moves over to another topic. This rule is much more lax for joke threads, pop culture threads...etc.

2) Try to back up your opinions & theories.
You'll get a lot more respect if you can. Quotes from the books (of which you CANNOT read too much) are your best weapon. Quotes from interviews are semi-acceptable. Gut feelings are pseudo-acceptable. Whitecloak blind-faith is best submitted while wearing asbestos panties.

3) Feel free to get as emotionally involved as you'd like.
Discussions can get very heated. But try not to take things personally. Remember: we only insult the ones we love. Or the ones we eventually hand over to the Trollocs.

4) Be respectful.
A lot of people have been around Theoryland for a long time. Being a Youngling means you're new around here. We do understand that you may have been reading WoT forever, but if you're gonna pick a fight regarding a WoT theory with someone who's an Elder, Ancient or Hero, understand that they've been around for a while now, and probably have posting friends. And Tamyrlin is Lord of the Board for a reason: this whole place is his brainchild. Keep that in mind. They also have posting enemies.... a good little bit of information to tuck away.

Addendum to 4: This is an international community.
In regards to the Non-WoT discussion groups, please respect the opinions of people from nations and cultures other than your own, even if you disagree with them or the policies of their leaders and politicians. Try to remember that not everyone here has the same outlook or life experience that you might. If you want to send a letter or e-mail to anyone in particular to indicate any specific moral, educational, intellectual, or genetic deficiencies they may have, feel free. Just please don't do it here.

Addendum 1 to Addendum 4: We don't all agree about the issues regarding the military action in Iraq. Post about this issue at your own risk. Things seem to be under control now. Though, there have been some flare-ups….be careful. We have had our own TLers over there, back home safe and sound, hope it stays that way. (I can't wait to be able to delete this Addendum.)

Addendum 2 to Addendum 4: Please no angry profanity.
If you really need to tell someone off, be creative. And replacing characters with @$$ does NOT constitute creativity. I like tend to like the Shakespearean approach myself. The smarter and more subtle you are with it, just makes the person look that much more an idiot.

Addendum 3 to Addendum 4: Please be nice to Newbies.
We were all new at one time you are one right now and there is no need to come down on anyone for asking questions that to the elder community may be basic knowledge. This is for you to remember after you've been here awhile.

Addendum 4 to Addendum 4: Please TRY not to feed the Trolls.
Trust me, it ain't easy at times, but ignore the obvious instigators. Just sit yourself down between the Heroes and Ancients sharpening the WTF Couch sticks. There are many on the board who know how to deal with this breed, leave them to it. It can be quite entertaining. If things get too offensive to the population in general, Mods will intervene. Feel free, however, to respond to Gonzo, our Resident Troll, we love him like a red-headed step child.

5) Please don't use the New Users Forum to recruit.
We have plenty of room in the other forums for begging for support for factions, theories, and the TCA. Please let the newbies look around for a while before taking sides in any pseudo-battles. ~looks around~ our biggest offender has not been around for a while ~sniff~

6) Most important: Have Fun!
We do this because we love it and like to think that we are, at least, reasonably intelligent. Hell, some of us have deluded ourselves into believing that we've evolved into supremely intelligent beings! Half the posters here believe that divine supremacy has already come to them! My vote is for Frenzy, and myself, of course. You know the Truth when you see it. Don't let T and her massive bag o' quotes fool you. We will assume some intelligence on your part. You found us, didn't you? Until you prove otherwise…and there are many who have, you'll be safe. If you get hurt if you do prove otherwise, I will offer my one free Healing…but just that once. After that you get to meet a special pair of chains, Mwahahahaa

Remember, you EARN your respect here, it's not given out freely and some may never know the pleasure.

Welcome to our little rounded corner! It’s a great time!


Zaela Sedai, Official Theoryland Greeter, Mistress of Novices

03-14-2010, 10:21 PM

03-15-2010, 11:15 AM
This thread has been up for almost 24 hours and only 5 replies??
*Goes drag some people in*

Uh, after I get home, that is. :)

03-15-2010, 12:17 PM
We still have a noob board?

03-15-2010, 02:10 PM
Welcome to TL, Mickle. If you've lurked for years - then you MUST know how this newbie board thingie works. You have to post occasionally to it or the PtB will close it!.

And I'll echo Sare and ask you to volunteer a few facts, opinions and whatnot.

Don't let us frighten you away! :)

03-15-2010, 02:29 PM
Welcome Mickle.

This is quite a friendly place really.

03-15-2010, 05:12 PM
Yes please do not ask anyone on this board about unpickled pickles...
I entreat you if your hide is made of skin thicker than your average rhinoceros to join some of us over on the non-WoT board... it is a all together pleasurable and gratifying experience.

this has been a message from your friendly neighborhood Crown Prince of Younglings.

Cary Sedai
03-15-2010, 06:59 PM

~sprinkles newb with fairy dust~

~does a little dance around the burning Naz~

~roasts marshmellows~

So, Mickle, you haven't told us anything yet... What's your favorite color?

03-15-2010, 08:53 PM
And what is your quest?

03-15-2010, 09:54 PM
welcome to the madhouse

don't worry about the more... behaviourilly impaired people here. we have straightjackets... somewhere...

Zaela Sedai
03-15-2010, 10:24 PM
Welcome to TL, Mickle. If you've lurked for years - then you MUST know how this newbie board thingie works. You have to post occasionally to it or the PtB will close it!.

I close nothing anymore....it just falls to the wayside and everyone forgets about you...until you piss them off on the boards..

Oh wait that wasn't very welcoming was it LOL

03-15-2010, 10:44 PM
I close nothing anymore....it just falls to the wayside and everyone forgets about you...until you piss them off on the boards..

Oh wait that wasn't very welcoming was it LOL

pretty harshly put yeah :p

Muerandah d'Acre
03-15-2010, 10:47 PM
Hi, I'm new here also.

03-16-2010, 05:53 AM
And I'll echo Sare and ask you to volunteer a few facts, opinions and whatnot.If you don't have any opinions of your own, then I am quite sure you can borrow some from the regulars here.

03-16-2010, 09:47 AM

Anaiya Sedai
03-16-2010, 08:08 PM
Welcome to TL!