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fiveAM
12-16-2010, 10:40 PM
Just wanted to say hi to the community, and some background info.

I'm a college student graduating from UCSD this coming june, and i've been reading Mr. JOrdan's works since around 5th grade. I started by checking out one of the Conan books from the public library because i thought he looked like He-Man (oh silly me). Anyways, i saw the Wheel of Time Series then, i freakin fell in love. Been reading it ever since.

Sadly, i only own the three latest books, KoD, tGS, and ToM, but i have read all the books at least 3x (well except ToM) from sitting in B&N or borrowing them from a library. So please dont flame me if i get something wrong or cant produce a quote, i've doing it all off memory (and theres quite a bit to remember...

Anyways, thats me and i hope we get along.

P.S. i found out about this site at the same time as a bunch of other fan sites, and this is the only one i joined ^.^

P.P.S. for all you clever people, try to figure out what my screenname is... (hint: theres a reason the "AM" is in caps and the "five" isnt)

Hopper
12-17-2010, 10:05 AM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland fiveAM!!! (As a Greeter Emeritus I think I'm still legally authorized to officially welcome Younglings. Zaela will beat me if I'm wrong.) 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 are your best weapon. Quotes from interviews are semi-acceptable. Gut feelings are pseudo-acceptable. Whitecloak blind-faith is best submitted while wearing cuendillar Underoos.

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. The smarter and more subtle you are with it, the better. Think Shakespeare, not Jersey Shore.


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! Frenzy on the other hand . . . .it's generally healthier to just agree with whatever she says. :D

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! I know it's come to me and I'm pretty sure about Frenzy and Zaela. Tamyrlin is damn close. 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! She's not ALWAYS right . . . not that I've ever seen her wrong, but I suppose YOU could be the one to catch her.

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 proving otherwise, Zaela generally offers one free Healing…but just that once. After that you get to meet her special pair of chains. Trust me, you don't want that.

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!

Terez
12-17-2010, 12:09 PM
Welcome, 5am. We're going to call you that even if that's not what your name really means because we're lazy like that. :)

Belazamon
12-17-2010, 04:59 PM
Howdy!

Zaela Sedai
12-17-2010, 05:43 PM
BEATS HOPPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

BAD DOG!

LOL

you effed up and didn't give a nickname!

Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland FIVE!!! (Feel special, you earned Wolfieboy a beating!!! Don't worry he'll prolly like it!))

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

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

Hopper
12-17-2010, 10:18 PM
(Feel special, you earned Wolfieboy a beating!!! Don't worry he'll prolly like it!))[/SIZE][/SIZE]



Please, just no chains this time. The collar is bad enough.

Zaela Sedai
12-18-2010, 06:13 AM
No worries, I have special equipment for you ;)

DahLliA
12-20-2010, 01:21 AM
welcome 5am !

Nazbaque
02-06-2011, 10:01 AM
The Naz is back welcome number 42:

Welcome 5am!

You may call me Naz!

*Sets himself on fire*

Bloody hell I've been awake for 20 hours! But I will finish this if it kills me!