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PLEASE STOP WITH THE WORD N00B!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by multoc, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    Please it's annoying, this is NOT that type of forum, we here use English and I for one cannot stand this word it makes you come off as unprofessional and will make most of us less likely to respond.

    Just post your general question and mention that in fact you are not well experienced in this field and are looking for information you CAN'T locate on the internet or from past posts!

    Thanks
     
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Noob=Boob. I'm sick of it, too. Thanks.
     
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Noob=Boob. I'm sick of it, too. Thanks.
     
  4. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    Most of us can tell by how you ask a question whether or not you're new at this or not, there's no need to broadcast it in such a stupid way
     
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Same... ...

    when I have time I actually re write bad titles, I've been doing this for 7 years now.

    RO definitely has been better because of all the excellent members who help keep this place pro.
     
  6. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Noob (or as I like to spell it gnub-but no one gets that) is ingrained into the internet users psyche and as such everyone will need to learn to tolerate it. It's a big as playa and bling (two words I hate) and it's a hell of a lot easier to type than beginner. There are many words that annoy me but it's not the words that are important, it's the meaning. As soon as all peoples learn this, the nation and even the world will be a better place to live.

    Sorry for the philosophy.

    btw...please stop with the all caps! Ah...yet another internet annoyance. LOL...just havin' some fun.
     
  7. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Are boobs still OK?




    Brien
     
  8. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    I would guess that they most certainly ARE!

    At least in my experience, I've never objected to em'... unless, of course, they're man-boobs!
     
  9. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Titles like a recent one: YET ANOTHER NOOB QUESTION is just plain bad.
    Noob isn't pro audio IMO either but whats the big deal yes... Here is my two cents...
    I feel everyone should title their topics properly so we can spot the topics we're most knowledgeable in and, most importantly, interested in reading. Plain and simple. Good titles work better for the searches as well. We attract what we write and here is my PP
    From a Google indexing POV, YET ANOTHER NOOB QUESTION title could mean anything and nothing to do with Pro Audio. I think this relates to what this thread is all about and why I'm chiming in right now.

    Here is an example of how fast our titles are indexed and why I take the time to delete spam and/or notice threads like this and/or... also re write bad titles (Nothing to be ashamed of for being a noob BTY). Just title your topics with what you are actually asking.
    http://www.google.ca/search?q=PLEASE+STOP+WITH+THE+WORD+N00B!

    We all hate spam yes> here is another example on how fast our content is indexed and, why I feel we should all be aware of what we write about on RO:
    Some non speaking english from Russia finds us via a google search for noobs and boobs now :wink: and starts posting spam here. Then I, or another moderator has to check red flag topics, find it like this one now and take the time to delete it or re write it.
    BTW, moonbaby is now related to this search term content.
    click here to google it.

    We attract what we write.
     
  10. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    Yes the caps came from sheer annoyance on my part and the hope that some users would stop using the word...

    And yes I have started to notice the spam on this site so it would appear that we do infact attract what we type
     
  11. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    My three big peevs:

    1. Wrong questions in the wrong categories, or multiple questions asking the same thing. The worst offenders are usually "noob" posts in the professional audio forum. They seem to miss the word "Professional".

    2. "noob" et al. Totally agree. Enough already.

    3. Bad spelling, no caps & punctuation in general. Unless English is one's second language, there's no excuse for writing like a moron here. I simply don't respond to IM-speak, or things that run for 150 lines without so much as a paragraph break. It's not 'hip', cool, or fun to write like an idiot (and be proud of it).

    For me, it's simple: If you want to be in this highly complex business, working with and getting advice from other professionals, you'd darn well better know how to write effectively & type properly. Use the phone and call tech support somewhere else, if you can't spell or write. If you come here, express yourself in a univerally accepted way that everyone else can read; snd txt mssges 2 yur old sktbrd buds frm HS on your cellphone.

    My .02-worth. :twisted:
     
  12. MediaMurder

    MediaMurder Guest

    Hmmm... I guess Im not caught up with the eLingo...
    I always thought it was Newbie.... Does that make ME a noob or whatever?
     
  13. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    It would be nice is the "Location" was mandatory or at least highly recommended as it would help us when offering assistance. For example if we see that someone asking a question is from outside of the US, we'll know not to recommend going down to the local GC or whatever.
     
  14. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Program; you're right. Forgot about that one: (My FOURTH pet peev!)

    LOCATION & a profile, PLEASE.

    I think it should be mandatory to have a profile filled out for posting and membership overall. No profile; no access. Location and basic stats would be a good start. Half the time, anyone can show up and start any kind of trouble or get free advice and then disappear. There souldn't be any limit or prerequisite experience for membership, but certainly one's location and general info shouldn't be too much to ask.
     
  15. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Iamreallyfedupupwiththelackofpuctuationonalotoftheseposts.

    Itmakeseverythingreallyhardtoreadandthereforemakesitreallyreallyhardtounderstandsomeonessimplerequestforhelp.


    ANDOFCOURSEALLTHESHOUTINGDOESNTHELPEITHER!!!!!


    Andthequestionswrittenliketextmessages..............wHadouthinkabotdis??



    Ithinitsukslucy.............
     
  16. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    Sounds like this topic is beginning to turn into something that should be "sticky'd" just simply for people's internet manners.

    And I love the idea of the location information being mandatory! I have read a few posts on here where people come right out and say English isn't their first language, which is really very helpful to us in trying to make our replies make sense to the user! But for those that don't, it's usually a guessing game as to judging if someone is simply lazy, dyslexic (which I'm not calling your fault), or unable to fully grasp English for one way or another.

    Oh well I've been seeing a lot less "n00b, newb, nube" posts on here as of late, unless it's just the wonderful moderators changing the titles...

    Though in all fairness, I do have a cat named Nubie, but my cat was born almost 14 years ago, before internet lingo was in the amongst the lexicon for an internet forum.
     

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