How Not To Be a N00BHow Not To Be a N00B8 years ago in Editorial More Like This
We've all seen them. N00bs. The lowest of the low on the internet, despised and bashed from all sides by older "elitist" forumers and chatters.
Although I don't condone this kind of treatment of the newbies on the internet, I do realize that there's little I can do to help that on the veterans' end. I can, however, do my best to educate newbies in how to at least make themselves look intellectual.
All right, down to business:
1) Don't post in all caps. Phrases and sentences written in all capital letters is the internet equivalent of shouting at someone. Whole posts written in nothing but caps looks idiotic at best, regardless of your mood when posting. Its also harder to read. If you need to post a rant, please don't do it with CAPSLOCK on.
2) You don't need 45 exclamation points or 30 question marks to get your point across. The more marks you put at the end of a sentence, the greater the emotion of the statement, but ending any sentence with a conga line of !s and ?s is extrem