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26-04-2012, 05:06 AM
Please define...
Hey:
I'm not one to join forums, so can you please define:
Poe
Noob
and any other frequently used abbreviations?? thanks!

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26-04-2012, 05:32 AM
RE: Please define...
Do you mean:
* http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Poe's_Law, and
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newbie?
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26-04-2012, 05:45 AM
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(26-04-2012 05:06 AM)darcie Wrote:  Hey:
I'm not one to join forums, so can you please define:
Poe
Noob
and any other frequently used abbreviations?? thanks!
Hafnof pretty much nailed it. But as a generalization for those who don't wish to visit external links:

Poe - Someone pretending to be a religious based belief (fundamentalist) who isn't. Basically, someone posing to be something they aren't usually for their own side for the benefit of their own side and it's debate (more often than not).

Noob - Newbie. Newcomer. Novice. Amateur. Someone who sometimes is oblivious to things others know. Often on the internet we call them someone who also hasn't read something or searched something on the internet that they could have found themselves... etc etc..

Example:
Noob "Hey guys, i just joined the internet and found this thing called google!"
someone "Noob."
Noob "Hey guys, did you know that lightning isn't caused by zeus but is actually electrical discharge!"
someone "Noob..."
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26-04-2012, 07:30 AM
RE: Please define...
Thanks...feeling stupid

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26-04-2012, 09:34 AM
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(26-04-2012 07:30 AM)darcie Wrote:  Thanks...feeling stupid
Nothing to feel stupid about! Everyone was a newbie at one point or another. Big Grin

And admittedly, I didn't know what poe meant... I don't recall ever seeing it used. And if I did, I didn't pick up on it. Wink
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26-04-2012, 09:41 AM
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(26-04-2012 09:34 AM)kineo Wrote:  
(26-04-2012 07:30 AM)darcie Wrote:  Thanks...feeling stupid
Nothing to feel stupid about! Everyone was a newbie at one point or another. Big Grin

And admittedly, I didn't know what poe meant... I don't recall ever seeing it used. And if I did, I didn't pick up on it. Wink
I didn't get the Poe thing either. Took me a while with a few of the the abbreviations like YEC.

You will learn them as you go, or just ask.

I seem to have become a frequent user of FFS. Censored I had said it before but didn't know the shortcut. Comes in handy.

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26-04-2012, 09:45 AM
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Nothin to feel stupid about. Hell, I was once the administrator for this forum, and I STILL don't know what FFS means!

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26-04-2012, 09:52 AM
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(26-04-2012 09:45 AM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Nothin to feel stupid about. Hell, I was once the administrator for this forum, and I STILL don't know what FFS means!
For ****'s Sake

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26-04-2012, 09:57 AM
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(26-04-2012 07:30 AM)darcie Wrote:  Thanks...feeling stupid
Nothing to feel stupid about. n00b sounds like it's a pejorative, but it really can be an endearing term. What I mean is it often is said in a good-natured way. Thus, Oh, Darcie, you're not stupid, you're just a n00b! Big Grin

And I recently fell victim to Poe's Law. If you see ReverendJeremiah's posts, he often refers to Conservapedia articles which make outrageous claims like Atheists are Fat and Theists are not. I thought this was a Poe site (pretending to be Christian), but it turned out that it is an authentic site. I felt like a Newbie when I figured it out!

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26-04-2012, 10:02 AM
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(26-04-2012 09:52 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(26-04-2012 09:45 AM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Nothin to feel stupid about. Hell, I was once the administrator for this forum, and I STILL don't know what FFS means!
For ****'s Sake
Thanks for taking that one! I was hesitant to post it.

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