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    Advice for those who are new to the GW2 forum

    Hello everyone,

    I know I'm not the most seasoned poster on this forum, yet I want to start a thread where more seasoned posters can give advice to new posters.
    My goal is to make a list of guidelines a new poster can use, for example, when they are creating a new thread or replying to an existing one.
    To reach this goal, I will need your help.

    The rules are simple:
    - Try to be constructive.
    - Don't be arrogant towards other posters.
    - Keep things on topic.
    - Try to make guidelines for general situations, not specific cases.

    Keep in mind that these guidelines are aimed at the new posters.
    They might not have the information/general knowledge you have.

    Also, try to motivate your advice.

    So far, the list consists of these guidelines:

    - Try to be as well informed as possible. Read the blogposts and FAQ on guildwars2.com and the stickies on this forum before starting a thread.
    - Try to watch some videos about GW2 before opening a thread
    - Use the search function before starting a new thread. Many question have already been answered in other threads.
    - Read the forum rules. They are created for a reason.
    - Respect the other posters' opinions. Their opinion is as valuable as yours.
    - Don't start personal feuds in threads. Nothing good has ever come from that.
    - Be polite and friendly. A little kindness goes a long way.
    - Try to use (official) sources to back up your statements. It'll make them more convincing.
    - Try to be critical of the information you're getting.

    If you have any advice you want to add to this list, then please leave a post.
    Usefull advice will be added to the list.

    Also, try to give some feedback on the advice given in this post.
    Has it been usefull to you in any way?

    I sincerely hope that this post will help new posters on this forum.
    Last edited by Shortcut; 2012-02-09 at 04:06 PM.

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    I think you got it covered, great thread

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    Also, don't believe anything without a source.

    Some posters on these forums tend to make features seem better than they really are; based on speculation, hopes and dreams.
    The most important thing to realize is, no matter what you experience you are never alone; no matter what you are struggling through, there is always someone who is more unfortunate.

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    I think a lot of it goes without saying. It's mostly common sense.
    "Questions are for those seeking answers. Those who have answers are those who have asked questions." -Mike R. (Malthurius)

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    This is pretty much what everyone should be doing in any forum, a subforum of MMO-Champ or any other website. If only people actually followed such suggestions

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    I can sum up the OP in two lines:

    *Don't be a dick
    *Don't be an idiot
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    Also accept the fact some people will come here make remarks about the game without actually looking at the stickies/about the game at all and will base there ideas off of word of mouth or GW1, I know they are they are annoying as any ignorant person is but we just got to keep redirecting to info and just keep calm and not blow off at them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malthurius View Post
    I think a lot of it goes without saying. It's mostly common sense.
    I agree with you here, but there appears to be (sad enough) people that don't even know common sense...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malthurius View Post
    I think a lot of it goes without saying. It's mostly common sense.
    indeed...the same could be said for every game's forum..

    EDIT: post number 666, I think I will never post again
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    If you are a new to the forum and have never ever heard an ounce about GW2
    #1 Go read the first post in the Mass info thread Sticky.
    #2 Dont take anything Totalbiscut says as a fact as those are mearly his misinformed opinons.
    #3 Dont steal Mifs cookies.
    #4 Dont insult Asura. (see #3)
    #5 Any thread Marius creates can be found in the Mass info Sticky =p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deyadissa View Post
    Also, don't believe anything without a source.

    Some posters on these forums tend to make features seem better than they really are; based on speculation, hopes and dreams.
    Thank you for this piece of advice .
    It will be added to the list.
    Last edited by Shortcut; 2012-02-08 at 09:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeek Daniels View Post
    #3 Don't eat any of Mifs cookies.
    #4 Insult Asura to your hearts content.
    Sorry just had to correct those two

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfuert View Post
    Sorry just had to correct those two

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mif View Post
    Disgusting rodent

    Nyan Charr beats rat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfuert View Post

    Nyan Charr beats rat.
    Looks like someone got mega-punted by a golem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mif View Post
    Looks like someone got mega-punted by a golem
    Nah we just evolved to the master race of Nyan. GW2 is cancelled guys there is no point without the Charr, they're among the stars now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfuert View Post

    Nyan Charr beats rat.
    How dare you!

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    You guys are already doing such an exemplary job of following this rule:

    Quote Originally Posted by Shortcut View Post
    - Keep things on topic.

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    @OP - Bill n Ted said it best. Be excellent to each other
    Have that t-shirt. Awesome.
    I'm such a geek lol.

    And asura rule.

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    This should be stickied, but then again we do have a lot of stickiness over the same thing. You ask people to read and they still want to read as little as possible ~_~

    Thank you for the thread, though. Hopefully it helps :]

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