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Old 11-22-2009, 12:00 PM
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I used to lurk, like so many others. Then i registered around 2003 and posted from time to time.(nothing noteworthy)
Got sidetracked for a few years, returned to lurk for some more years and finally registered again in a fit of insanity after reading TGS. (i could not remember my old password)


I´m 30 years old. (not bothered by that at all )
I´m Norwegian and i have been in awe of the amount of knowledge contained on this board for years. Somehow that does not stop me from trying to get a word in, though i really should know better.

(My first post with the new handle got shot down with the very next post by winespringbother. Can´t say i´m surprised. it was done in a nice way btw.)

My old handle was Radin, thus RadinReborn. I think there was a switch at one time and i used 1Radin, but it has been clouded by time. As i said i did not post much so it would be impossible for someone to remember a few posts by a newbie..that does not mean that i don´t remember you though

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Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Raidin!! (Remember...maybe not....Find for sure!!! That is of course, if the hamsters haven't eaten them )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.

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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.

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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.)

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Old 11-22-2009, 03:54 PM
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I know right? Radin, we already have two Norwegians that post regularly (Uno and Dahl, though Uno has relocated to the US), two Swedes (1Powerslave and Mort), and a Dane (I would say who but I don't want your noob thread to get hijacked by him bitching me out for revealing his location). And we're down to only four Dutchies (Gonzo, Isabel, Sarevok, and Lurk) that post regularly...but anyway....welcome, Radin.
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I'd think Yks counts as a Dutchie too, by now.
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of course we are.

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Maybe, but she doesn't really post regularly. I guess she is posting more lately than she has been, though....I considered her, but the combination of those two factors (the fact that she's really an Estonian, and that she doesn't post much) caused me not to list her.
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Thanks for the welcome everybody

I remember having a discussion with 1Powerslave before (i think it may have been about Verin actually) but never new that he was a swede.

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Coincidentally I think i lived in Trondheim the last time i was posting actually, student at Ntnu


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It's very hard bordering on impossible to get thrown out of this board. If you cause trouble, Tamyrlin is more likely to use humiliation (such as changing your title to Village Idiot or some such) than banning to get you to act straight.
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I´m sort of already a village idiot, it is the only way i can remain sane


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That could be incentive for some...just saying
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lol, yes...but Tam has a way of dealing with individual cases in a way that is appropriate. I can't think of anyone that has been banned from Theoryland, besides spambots.
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You may call me Naz!!

I'm probably the most insane person on these boards so we'll likely get along nicely.
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Just start adding offers for Viagra and hamster porn to all threads, and you'll be banned just as soon as Tam gets around to it. Which, admittedly, may not be all that quick.
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