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sandoz12
05-20-2011, 03:12 AM
Well since I am just thought I would introduce myself.

I have been a recent lurker here and thought I might get into posting.

Have been a long-time lurker at Dragonmount and recent poster there. But have got discourage there with what I term Dragonmount's Law "As any online discussion on Dragonmount grows longer, the probability of a verbal assault on the character Egwene approaches 1".

So I thought I would start posting here as well and see how it goes. Hope I can make a positive contribution here and that you enjoy my presence.

Terez
05-20-2011, 04:35 AM
Welcome to Theoryland! :D

For all you slackers, sandoz is one of the helpful people working on the composite glossary (he volunteered on Twitter). He does good work, and I am pleased to make his acquaintance.

sandoz12
05-20-2011, 06:00 AM
Thank you very much for the warm welcome:)

WinespringBrother
05-20-2011, 12:10 PM
Welcome!

+1 for your notice on anti-Egwene sentiment on DM

TL is a more Eggy friendly domain :D

Sarevok
05-20-2011, 01:01 PM
Ooooh, more newbies!

Welcome to TL! :)

Terez
05-20-2011, 01:42 PM
Welcome!

+1 for your notice on anti-Egwene sentiment on DM

TL is a more Eggy friendly domain :D
Especially since I have adopted the policy of merging all bashing into one thread. Watch out for Gonzo; Egwene really gets his goat for some reason.

Zaela Sedai
05-22-2011, 04:04 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Sand!!! (I'm an Eggy lover ;) )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

sandoz12
05-23-2011, 05:09 AM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Sand!!! (I'm an Eggy lover ;) )


Thanks for all the info. Hopefully, I won't make too many noob mistakes. I am sure I will make some, but I am always ready to admit I am wrong when I am (which as I have grown older I have learned is quite often).

The funny thing is that I don't actually really like Eggy but I find it really annoying the irrational hatred that so many people have on DM and the way they turn nearly any thread, no matter the origin, into an Eggy bashing thread. I just don't understand it.

Tamyrlin
05-23-2011, 11:08 AM
Well since I am just thought I would introduce myself.

I have been a recent lurker here and thought I might get into posting.

Have been a long-time lurker at Dragonmount and recent poster there. But have got discourage there with what I term Dragonmount's Law "As any online discussion on Dragonmount grows longer, the probability of a verbal assault on the character Egwene approaches 1".

So I thought I would start posting here as well and see how it goes. Hope I can make a positive contribution here and that you enjoy my presence.

Stick around and smoke the TL pipe a bit - we love new blood, especially since the old blood tends to be more lazy these days (me included.) Although, you can always get my attention with any comments/questions/discussions around Verin, Aviendha, Lanfear, TAR, Dreaming, DW, PWs, MWs, GOI, Skimming/Void, etc.

Davian93
05-23-2011, 12:55 PM
You see, the reason I hate Eggy so much is that...


Oh, um, Welcome to Theoryland!

yks 6nnetu hing
05-23-2011, 04:46 PM
wheeee, welcome!

Since book 1, good old Egg's been my favourite character, and she's only gotten better :D

DahLliA
05-24-2011, 04:35 PM
The funny thing is that I don't actually really like Eggy but I find it really annoying the irrational hatred that so many people have on DM and the way they turn nearly any thread, no matter the origin, into an Eggy bashing thread. I just don't understand it.

first of all. welcome !

beer <- this way

Egwene paintings and rotten tomatoes -> that way

and I think that people bash Egwene so much because she was a cool character and then in the last two books she just suddenly turned... less than cool.

at least that's why I've partaken in some good-ol' Egwene bashing in the past. just so disappointing that she went south.

sandoz12
05-24-2011, 08:44 PM
Thanks for the welcome - you have all made me feel very welcome.

As to myself I found Egwene most unlikable during her time as the rebel leader. I really began to re-like her during KOD and TGS, so I find it interesting that you think her character went south during the last two books as for me it was only the last one and TGS was probably as good as she got.

Shows how the same scenes can evoke different reactions among different people. But the fact that people have such different reactions to different characters is a good thing as it shows the characters aren't black and white cutouts who are all good or all evil a la Ayn Rand.

Spidy
06-21-2011, 05:22 AM
Sand the floor. Sand the floor. Sand the floor. Sand the floor.

Welcome, Sandy. Well come indeed.

The Unreasoner
06-21-2011, 05:39 AM
You know, maybe its because I've generally stayed in the gd forum until terez inadvertently reminded me that boards generally have more than one set of threads by showing me your story, but I have never thought someone would be crazier and more entertaining than Felix. And here you are.

Hell I never thought of even posting just to say I was new, and there is an entire board for it.

GonzoTheGreat
06-21-2011, 06:00 AM
Felix is hampered by some bits of remaining sanity. True, he often wins the fight against those, but they always return. Spidy .... well, I have no idea at all what Spidy did to his sanity, but whatever it is he did, said sanity has kept very quiet indeed ever since.

Daekyras
06-21-2011, 06:02 AM
wheeee, welcome!

Since book 1, good old Egg's been my favourite character, and she's only gotten better :D

Don't listen to yks, English is like her 16th language or something...;)

Welcome Sandoz. From your posts so far you seem like you will be a very welcome addition here and I look forward to reading some more.