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How to make a decent forum topic
post Jun 20 2004, 02:57 PM
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Yeah, so I've been looking through the new topics and I've been wondering. Do the topic starters even know what they're talking about?
I mean, I don't mean to offend anyone, but the new topics look like they've been pulled out of goatse's ass. ( If you don't know who the goat man is, you're lucky. )

So here are some tips on How to post a decent topic.

Tip 1. Get a Good Subject.
Okay, so you're new to the whole forum system. You really don't know how to do neat things, right? That's okay, that's why you're not writing this. _smile.gif

Sorry, I kind of went off topic there.

The First thing you've got to do in order to make a topic where people won't just write, " 15! " or " I don't know, " is to find a really good subject. Now, this subject needs to be appealing to everybody else, not just you. Topics like, " OMG IM SO BORED SIGN MY XANGA! " isn't a very good one. In fact, I'm personally gonna hit your head with a baseball bat if you make one like that.

What's a good subject, you ask?
Well, that's up to you. I personally like topics that have real good meaning to them. Like that topic about " Cure for AIDS " or the few ones about the War. It gets people to actually think about something. Not just what their ages are, or when they were born, or what they're wearing that second.

So have you found your subject? AWESOME!

Tip 2. Write Well.
So you've got your subject. And it kicks major ass, right? Good.
Now, you're probably thinking, " y duz he hab tuh mak a step bout writin? "
Because, my good friend, writing is very essential in the process of making a topic. It's the topic's contents that will either make it or break it.

Here's an example of a topic that is good:
Do you see how [2]Nekked wrote in complete sentences with punctuation and correct spelling? It looks pretty in the eyes doesn't it?

You see, even if you have a really good subject to talk about, people won't take you seriously if your writing is mediocre at best.

Here's a perfect example of that:
Okay, he's got the title set. It has the ability to attract posters because of the fact that it mentioned something about moderators. He also had, " what should be done? " as the title description. Now, I don't know about you, but I say posters would be attracted to that topic like moths to a flame. But here is where he messed up. Do you see how he asked, " are there more good mods or bad mods? " If you didn't know the choices, you'd think they would be, " more " or " less " right? What he wrote however, made no sense whatsoever.
Well, you should just see for yourself.

So do you know what to write yet? Good Job.

Tip 3. The Proper Use of the English Language.
Do you see how I've been writing down my sentences?
Enough said.

< You > u`re so gay! i righ` lyk dis` cuz i wan to
< Me > Okay, I'm making fun of you because I want to. _smile.gif

So there you go. Three tips on how to make good topics.
Hope we'll be seeing more good ones in the future.
I believe in you guys, don't let me down!

- Chinkieeyedpnoi
post Oct 11 2004, 05:07 PM
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please take note.
post Oct 11 2004, 05:24 PM
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Haha, nicely said, Jose.
Hopefully some people will read this. wink.gif And follow the rules!?
Wouldn't that do createBlog wonders?
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post Oct 11 2004, 05:25 PM
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白人看不懂 !!!!

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nice necro trish, we needed it!

...talking drunk...*mumble**mumble*
post Oct 11 2004, 05:27 PM
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ah, yes, good point. practially the entire lounge was full of gramatically incorrect useless topics yesterday
post Oct 11 2004, 05:27 PM
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i agree i mean seriously where do some of these people get these topics!
post Oct 11 2004, 05:28 PM
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LMAO. good idea. hahahahhaha laugh.gif i think i'll go back to this laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
post Oct 11 2004, 05:41 PM
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Wow, this was brought back from June? Nice.

Okay, got it.
post Oct 11 2004, 05:44 PM
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i remember this topic. good job trish for bumping it.
post Oct 11 2004, 06:08 PM
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Miggy :)

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QUOTE(my_papaya @ Oct 11 2004, 6:27 PM)
ah, yes, good point. practially the entire lounge was full of gramatically incorrect useless topics yesterday

Oh yes, and 99% of them were by 2 people. _dry.gif
post Oct 11 2004, 06:50 PM
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maybe this should be a sticky ;X haha.
post Oct 11 2004, 06:53 PM
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oh god why did you have to say goatse?! why did you have to remind me of those horrid pics of pure evil?!
post Oct 11 2004, 06:57 PM
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omg, y d0 all u ppl make fun of mah writin????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????22222////
post Oct 11 2004, 07:31 PM
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*rawr baby*

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Aw man! I have been waiting for a mod to tell these (newbies usually) to use tips #2 & #3!!! I can't stand it when they "tYpe lYke DiS"! It pisses me off.

post Oct 11 2004, 07:37 PM
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jonathan rhys meyers.

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QUOTE(poisonedxivy @ Jun 20 2004, 2:59 PM)
haha finally~ someone writes this. worthy.gif LMAO~ now maybe all the topics won't be literally yes or no answers. _dry.gif

seriously..thank you for writing this..because it needed to be addressed..why does there have to be a topic about touching eyeballs??..and many other nonesense things..-__- ...and let me just say..PeOpLe WhO TyPe LyKe DiS sHoULd DiE.. _smile.gif
post Oct 11 2004, 07:39 PM
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3,565, you n00bs ain't got nothin' on me.

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Right, I'll pin this now since some people might want to read it. _smile.gif
ANy mods disagree, go ahead and unpin it.
x emo screamo x
post Oct 11 2004, 08:10 PM
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I'll be thinking of what you said the next time I start a topic happy.gif
post Oct 11 2004, 09:02 PM
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and they say imitation is flattering

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No one who writes "lykk dizz" will understand that.

Good effort, though. *pat*


you also forgot to not mention the following:
butt sex *coughcoughcoughdflycoughcougcough*
penis size
wet dreams
the "First Time"

blah blah blah, etc.
post Oct 11 2004, 09:12 PM
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hi, my name is brianna! =]

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Nicely said flowers.gif, I've been seeing a lot of..pointless topics lately.
post Oct 13 2004, 06:36 AM
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say maydayism.

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wow this is nice.
But I just don't get it:
I wrote an okay suggestion and no one ever replied it and now it's rottening somewhere in the lounge. Well here it is:


probably there should be a questions+suggestions forum or something? =\
post Oct 13 2004, 08:23 AM
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well done jose
maybe people will actually make good topics now.
i used to be a posting machine not i can even keep my average at 9 *sigh*
post Oct 13 2004, 05:43 PM
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Will write poetry for sex!

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What's sad is that you actually had to make a post like this. _unsure.gif

Well, this should hopefully keep people in check now, and keep the trash out of the forums.

Why'd you tell people nOt tO tYp lYk dIz?
It's fun to point them out and laugh at them. laugh.gif
post Oct 14 2004, 10:44 PM
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Feeel X

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haha, jose, do you always type in perfect english spelling and grammer?
post Oct 14 2004, 11:16 PM
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lick me

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Rofl. Nice examples, on mods ;]
post Oct 14 2004, 11:26 PM
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QUOTE(faithin_felix @ Oct 14 2004, 8:44 PM)
haha, jose, do you always type in perfect english spelling and grammer?

nO MaN. lyK u sWeAr

- Chinkieeyedpnoi

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