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Dewairah
11-08-2010, 11:45 PM
So it only took me 12 books to bother participating in the discussion...

I guess i never thought it "necessary" until now. After lurking so long I feel as though i've acquired some affinity with some of you.

Some more than others.

Perhaps I joined, after realising how big an impact WoT has made in your lives and continues to do so.

Anyway - Just thought I'd say hi, i'm sure I'll see you on some threads shortly.


Dewairah :)

DahLliA
11-08-2010, 11:53 PM
welcome Dew :D

^
|
beer
<- straightjackets
padded rooms ->
|
v
scary places

Sarevok
11-09-2010, 03:46 AM
Dahl! Why'd you have to tell her about the beer??

Otherwise, welcome to TL, Dew!. :)

GonzoTheGreat
11-09-2010, 04:05 AM
Dew, the beer is in the pantry. Sare thinks that that is a scary place. For him that may indeed be true. But for You? No!

lowlandr
11-09-2010, 04:24 AM
Welcome, Dew... As you can see, it is contagious and spreading :D

Oh, there are steaks with the beer and marshmallows and Naz can be found at the fireplace.

Sarevok
11-09-2010, 08:11 AM
Naz can be found at the fireplace.

Close, but not quite. Naz IS the fireplace.
*sets Naz on fire*

Zaela Sedai
11-09-2010, 08:23 AM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Dew!!! (Better late then never, it's really amazing how much these books affect our lives!)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

Firseal
11-09-2010, 08:55 AM
Allow me to correct DahLliA's map.

Original-

^
|
beer
<- straightjackets
padded rooms ->
|
v
scary places


Revised-

beer / pantry with knife weilding lunatics and poison
^>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>^
|......................|
<- straightjackets / WoT-Discussion / padded rooms ->
.........|...............|......................
<- strange mushoom forest / ToM Board / intelligence headquarters ->
.............................|.............|
<-darkroom / Non-WoT-Discussion / petting zoo ->
|..................|...................|
v..................v...................v
scary places / Official Brandon Stalking Network!


Of course, this is still greatly simplified. But you get the idea.

Welcome to Theoryland! Trust no one.

Seriously. Some of us are planning to steal your baked goods. (*cough*ZAELA*cough*)

Anyhow. The main function of Theoryland is to have fun discussing things you enjoy with others of similar mindset/intellectual leanings/insanity/interests. So relax, take a seat, avoid the shiv-weilding mobs that patrol the various meal places we have set up, and make yourself at home.

Dewairah
11-10-2010, 08:35 PM
You're all scary. Except Tam. He seems pretty normal.. if a little too responsible-sounding for my liking.



I cant drink beer.

I used to drink beer but i developed this problem.

You see, once someone gave me one beer ... i found that I must drink all the beer. everywhere.


Anywho,

Thanks for the welcome.

Terez
11-10-2010, 08:44 PM
Welcome, Dew. It's a shame we can't call you Dewie. That one is taken, alas.

Tamyrlin
11-10-2010, 08:56 PM
You're all scary. Except Tam. He seems pretty normal.. if a little too responsible-sounding for my liking.


:) That is a common sentiment. Welcome - enjoy and watch your language ;)

Just ask about the couch. I'm not allowing for much entertainment lately, but I'm sure, undoubtedly, when I know the noobs better I will loosen the grip on the boards a bit.

Jonai
11-11-2010, 12:47 AM
Welcome, and I don't know, they don't seem *that* scary. Also I feel to see your beer "problem" as an actual problem. ;)

Zanguini
11-11-2010, 08:49 AM
Tam is actually the craziest of us all most of us have our little quirks like some people believe they are fairies, or dragons, or republicans, or generals, or lab rats, or libertarians, or dutch. Some people are just scary like those who brandish whips and chains. And then there is Tam, who seems normal but lurking under that calm exterior is the craziest sob in the world he is so crazy he has gone from being normal to all the stages of crazy to wind back up looking normal again he is two steps more crazy than Michael Jackson.

This is normally the time i invite you over to the non-wot board, but you already posted there so... uh... I dont know what i am going to do now. uh... uh... bye now.

Nazbaque
02-06-2011, 07:37 AM
The Naz is back welcome number 26:

Welcome Dew!

You may call me Naz!

*Sets him-* Sare!! Honestly! How am I supposed to make flaming impressive entrances when I'm on fire?

*Grumbles*

*Eats a roasted frozen banana*

Anwhtsdistk *swallows* And what's this talk about scary people?