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  1. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
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    I've only been on forums for a few months and I've noticed some terms that took awhile to understand. Forgive me for being a newbie but I thought someone might explain the meanings of some of these terms. Thanks.

    What exactly are the meanings of:

    Siggy -

    Sticky Thread

    Spamming


    Again thanks. I just don't want to spam with my siggy while posting on a sticky. :lol:
     
  2. Gnomey

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    Siggy - Signature pic --> like the ones you have (or I have)

    Sticky Thread --> thread that is always at the top as it contains something of interest, look in most of the forums and you will see them

    Spamming --> posting repeatedly in different threads with the same thing (like the advertising bots) or just posting lots of crap to get your post count up (like Healz)...
     
  3. lesofprimus

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  4. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    :lol:

    I have even jumped on Healz for that, he does not care. But then again I think he is just a kid so...
     
  5. Njaco

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    Thanks! I wasn't sure about spamming and was hoping I wasn't attracting the Thread Police. Any others come along and I'll ask. Thanks.
     
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    I've had no idea what a sticky is until just now :D
     
  7. lesofprimus

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    Dont make much of a difference as Mods are the only ones who can sticky something...
     
  8. Njaco

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    only the mods get sticky! ewwwwww!!!!
     
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    Mods? Alright, who's the mod and who's the rocker around here? :evil4:
     
  11. lesofprimus

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    Moderators names are in RED and Admins are in BLUE....

    And I do infact rock...
     
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    Your slipping Les, I expected a more smart a** response :lol:
     
  13. lesofprimus

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    I couldnt tell if he was serious or not, and I guess it was not...
     
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    Everybody MUST know what a MOD and ROCKER is, right?

    It's the age shining through micdrow..... :evil4:

    Mods and Rockers
    The Mods and Rockers were two conflicting British youth subcultures of the early-mid 1960s.

    Gangs of mods and rockers fighting in 1964 sparked a moral panic about British youths, and the two groups were seen as folk devils. The rockers adopted a macho biker gang image, wearing clothes such as black leather jackets. The mods adopted a pose of scooter-driving sophistication, wearing suits and other cleancut outfits. By late 1966, the two subcultures had faded from public view and media attention turned to two new emerging youth subcultures - the hippies and the skinheads.

    I guess that some residents here in the sunny uk will get all nostalgic and tear up now.....
     
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    I'm not very happy with this thread everyone is having a say while in fact I am the only qualified Idiot Guide around.
     
  16. Lucky13

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    Feel free to guide us lost souls then trackend..... What is your words of wisdom tonight?
     
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    Serious question - What is the difference between the roles mods and admin guys have???
     
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    The difference is in their paycheck....:evil4:
    Low level on my Guinness, please forgive me for being cranky....
     
  19. Gnomey

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    Essentially the admins have more background power...:twisted:
     
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    Not much difference, Admins can modify the few things we cant....
     
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