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NaeffOfDreams
10-28-2010, 08:06 AM
A year ago I was a "casual" WoT fan, meaning that I thought you guys were absolutely nuts, and that I'd never be "that guy." I wake up this morning to find that my theory is on the front page. I don't know how it happened, but I wouldn't change it. Glad to be here.

Zaela Sedai
10-28-2010, 08:46 AM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Naef!!! (HCFF OR BUST!!!! There is no casual WoT fandom in TL. Once you contribute something you are sucked in! Mwaahahahaha )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: 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 2 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 3 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. We like to try and use enough wit to neutralize the trollies without help...

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. ~do not feel you MUST click on Lordy's sig links and join just cause he's Lordy... it's not mandatory, butt shhhh! I did not tell you that!

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 there are always ways to fight back! With your on bag o'quotes of course!

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!

Enjoy!
Zaela Sedai, Official Theoryland Greeter, Mistress of Novices

WinespringBrother
10-28-2010, 08:53 AM
welcome, Naeff! Based on your theory (with some reservations of course :p) you should do well around here.

Tamyrlin
10-28-2010, 09:06 AM
Now get over there and start defending your theory. :) I almost replied in defense, but that's your job.

Matoyak
10-28-2010, 12:58 PM
WELCOME! The straitjackets are to the left, JWB has the crookedjackets, and Dahl has the straightjackets. Any of the three will do, though it might be a tad bit difficult to track down a crooked one, and a tad bit more difficult to get it on right.

Anyways, welcome to the insanity wards, post often, and have fun :)

DahLliA
10-29-2010, 06:42 PM
when did I become the caretaker of the straightjackets? :p

oh. and welcome :D

Terez
10-29-2010, 06:55 PM
You are straight aren't you?

Welcome Naeff! Didn't I see you at 13th Depository?

Matoyak
10-29-2010, 09:38 PM
when did I become the caretaker of the straightjackets? :p

oh. and welcome :DWhen you offered someone one. :)

NaeffOfDreams
10-29-2010, 10:34 PM
@Terez

Nope, this is the only place I've used this handle. I've posted other places as Tel_Janin, but rarely use that anymore. Turns out Sammael was a jerk. But he had a cool name. Oh well.

DahLliA
10-30-2010, 01:39 PM
You are straight aren't you?

good point

When you offered someone one. :)

so morale is to never offer anyone anything? :p

nah. have a straightjacket Naeff.

just a point though. how long until straightjacket becomes non-pc? :p

Matoyak
10-30-2010, 01:46 PM
just a point though. how long until straightjacket becomes non-pc? :pWho cares, PCness is fucking stupid. :)
And yes, Naeff, he did have a cool name, didn't he?

GonzoTheGreat
10-31-2010, 05:09 AM
just a point though. how long until straightjacket becomes non-pc? :pI have to admit that I was a bit surprised at what Google dug up under "gayjacket (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://gawker.com/assets/images/gawker/2008/09/SafariScreenSnapz011-1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://gawker.com/5050977/sarah-palin-wore-opulent-imported-gay-jacket-to-speech&usg=__70Hdwz0yf3r0HwUlJjl4DVlsQoA=&h=299&w=321&sz=12&hl=en&start=4&zoom=1&itbs=1&tbnid=h_YMfXMXdbmMJM:&tbnh=110&tbnw=118&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgayjacket%26hl%3Den%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3 Disch:1)".

NaeffOfDreams
10-31-2010, 10:58 AM
I just moved to Wisconsin, so any jacket is welcome.

jana
10-31-2010, 04:18 PM
OMG your name is amazing

lowlandr
11-01-2010, 04:46 AM
Welcome!!!

I just moved to Wisconsin, so any jacket is welcome.

We've got some Canadians over here... Be prepared :D

Zanguini
11-01-2010, 09:10 AM
Canadians shouldnt scare you... What should scare you is their pet moose and polar bears. As we all know all Canadians are given a Moose or a Polar Bear at birth.


Anyhow now that i have pissed off all canadians. and the bears will be knocking on my door any day now. (well after it snows so their sleighs can make it here) I would like to welcome you to come and visit the non-wot board it is jolly good fun. (until the Canadians mess it up)

Birgitte
11-01-2010, 03:35 PM
Welcome to the Insanity, Naeff! :) Come join the chat crowd, which is more of a company right now. We were a crowd for like five minutes when TankSpill joined us. But he left.

I just moved to Wisconsin, so any jacket is welcome.

hehehe... As a former Wisconsinite, you have my sympathy. It's masked by my amusement, but I swear it's there! :)

Nazbaque
02-06-2011, 06:04 AM
The Naz is back welcome number 9:

Welcome Naeff!!

You may call me Naz!

*Sets himself on fire*

Bikini Zae, whiskey, easy women and curious words to google... *Deep breath* I must keep steadfast.