TinyT's Member Guide to GBAtemp v2.0

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by tinymonkeyt, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

    Feb 27, 2008
    United States
    Hey guys! I'm reposting my member's guide but with a few changes. I know many of you have already seen my previous list, but I decided to refurbish it a little by adding a few and correcting some others. Also, it's great for a short read if you are bored. I might even consider keeping this a tradition each year as new members come by to give me inspiration.
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    If you think this is in anyway inaccurate, then please, leave your opinion to yourself. Remember, this is Tinyt's Member Guide to GBAtemp, not insert-your-name-here's. Again, this is solely opinionated and in no way should allow you to judge any other member. Please don't take it too seriously! And yes, I did write some of these descriptions with certain members in mind, but I have decided not to include examples because that would hurt some people's feelings. Feel free to say what kind of member you think you are (most of you aren't limited to one section, but many mixed together) but please refrain from labeling others.
    So without further ado...
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    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Tinyt's Member Guide to GBAtemp<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->
    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Joker<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    The comical relief for the forum. There are many types.
    1. <b>WhySoSerious? Jokers</b>: These members are always trying to crack a joke, or post some random crap up for laughs. It isn't always successful, but is mostly amusing to the rest of the community. They rarely discuss games.
    2. <b>LOLIRL Jokers</b> (Laugh Out Loud In Real Life): These are the truly funny people (not that WhySoSerious ones aren't funny). They're not trying excessively hard to be funny, but they make you laugh out loud. really
    3. <b>hahahaNO Jokers</b>: The worst kind. They try hard to be funny but end up getting flamed or ridiculed for their stupidity. These can be mistaken for WhySoSerious Jokers and vice versa.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Flamer, Troll, Douchebag, Jerk, etc. <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    The worst part of a forum. You know one when you see one. Always says negative and derogatory comments about games, other people, and/or ideas. Shoots down other's genuine concern/questions and responds to everything with a flame. Extremely volatile so leave all your flammable posts elsewhere out of their sight!
    1. <b>The Yoyo</b>: These are possibly the worse kind. They just keep coming back, account after account. You thought good riddance when they were banned...but NO, they return for some more. It may be harder to tell each time because they try harder to conceal themselves, but usually, they make the same mistakes. Over and over and over and over...
    2. <b>The Mutt</b>: They just shit all over the place and don't clean up after themselves. Always posts up random and annoying topics no one cares about. Often it is inappropriate or just plain weird. When confronted about their stupid threads, they usually respond with flames.
    3. <b>The 360</b>: Once in awhile, there will be a special hated member who actually turns from their evil ways and adopts the lifestyle of a normal member (and sometimes even get promoted to staff). The sinful past of such members are then easily forgotten by the community and their new persona is accepted unconditionally by others. These are uncommon but it happens a few times in the span of a forum's life.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Know It All..not really<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    The snob. The person who thinks they know everything. The idiot who thinks he/she is better and smarter than everyone else on the forum. They are SO wrong. Everyone else sees their ignorance and haughtiness and laughs in disgust.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Noob <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>(I hate to make a stereotype like this, but it has to be done)
    There are so many kinds its really hard to name them all
    1. <b>The Useless Noob</b>: The really really stupid noob that you want to smash their face into the screen. They ask a question that has long been answered or just one that is really. really. dumb. People smack their heads against the walls because of these kind of noobs. VERY VERY flame-able.
    2. <b>The Innocent Noob</b>: These are the genuine noobs. They ask normal questions that people would ask if they were new to the scene. They thank the people who help them and move along the way. These are the good noobs.
    3. <b>The Ecstatic Noob</b>: The overly-excited-never-been-on-a-forum newcomer. They tend to post a lot of new topics saying the same thing or with a lot of exclamation points with CAPSLOCK on.
    4. <b>The Eager Noob</b>: The one that PMs you to ask odd questions or say weird comments. For example, if you are the topic creator of a friend code thread, they might PM you to tell you their wifi code even though you clearly had no intention of adding them. Or, maybe you posted a game release and they PM you about where to download the game.
    5. <b>The Lurker Noob</b>: The peeps that have 1 post because they only registered to ask that question.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Gender Confused<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    The tricky member. Could be anyone. Pretends he/she is the opposite gender for unclear reasons: whether to conceal their true identity, to prevent from being treated differently, to be an attention whore, or just for fun.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->Staff Members<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    The basic foundation of the rule enforcers of the community. Always friendly, willing to help, and often misunderstood for power abuse. They get angry (as do I) when members complain about the tight (and almost nonexistent) censorship.
    1. <b>ActualStaff</b>: These staff actually act like they are. They do what they are assigned to do and even more. They actively participate in the community as well and are well received by other members.
    2. <b>MyEpenisIsBiggerThanYoursStaff</b>: Sometimes, the power gets to their heads. Can sometimes act with a bit more authoritative power than they are entrusted with. Could be rude to noobs or just talk with a condescending attitude.
    3. <b>MIAStaff</b>: Missing In Action staff. Even though their names are bolded and colored, the members don't see these staff around very often. They are still staff and resume their duties upon return, but for the time being, they are like Hadrian's manhood, you know it's there, but you rarely see it. (jk, jk) <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Helpful Almost Magazine Staff Members<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    The normal members who help out with staff. They post a lot of submitted news and new releases.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->TheCouldBeButIsnt Staff Member<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    One of the most helpful members of the forums. Always replies to noob questions in a nice manner, not insulting or condescending. Provides thorough explanations and informs precisely and accurately. Almost never seen mad, or pissed off at any types of questions, no matter how stupid or silly. The model members that others should look up to. Unbiased in their understanding and doesn't scare the noobs away.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The HackerZ<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    Some of the most cool people that help out with the scene. Whether it be translating the ROMs for it to be playable by all, or creating codes and patches for games. They are always on top of things, releasing patches in a few hours after the game is out, or spending a lot of time translating and text editing. Their work is sometimes unappreciated and overlooked, but they should know that all members are thankful for their time and effort.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Braggart<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    The showoff that people roll their eyes at. "HEY GUISE LOOK WHAT I DID" or often brag about what they have done, how many games they have played, how many consoles they have. Nobody cares.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Attention Whore<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    The drama queen. Every member has a little bit of this in them. Some more than others. Makes a big deal out of small things. Tries hard to impress, or get people to fathom their pretentious glory.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Prick<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    Ouchy. Disliked by many members, but haven't really done anything against the rules to get them banned, suspended or in trouble. Has high views of themselves. Doesn't particularly care about anyone else except themselves. Makes posts that, in some subliminal way, insults a group of people or a certain person. They are very biased.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Norms<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    They're so normal they're abnormal. Just the regular, average Joe. Doesn't make too big of an impact on the community (good or bad). Is here solely for the gaming info and not really into participating in the IRC, or other topics unrelated to gaming. Serious.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Whiner<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    The annoying picky person. Complains at everything. This here is done wrong and That there needs improvement yadda yadda. Stands by and criticizes while everyone else is working hard to correct. The talker but definitely not the walker. In some weird way, they believe that they are the masterz of the forumz and can order people around. Points out faults, but doesn't make any effort to change it.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Hypocrite<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    What a blasphemer. Tells people to do this and do that, but fails to follow their own advice. Points out faults of others when they themselves have even greater faults.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Rents (Parents) a.k.a. The Wise One<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    Don't get me wrong, these are the cool kind of parents you wish you had. Are considered the older generation of GBAtemp, but actively involve themselves within the community just as much as the rest of the youngsters. Often offers wise advice concerning life, relationships, and any other drama you have been through. Feels like you're just chatting with people your own age but in reality, they are like, a million light years older. Just kidding.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Creeper/Stalker<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    Comes in many forms, but all have basically one motive: to be loved. (But usually that goal isn't accomplished because the victim gets freaked out)
    1. <b>The MyBestFiend</b>: Person you don't really know but they act like they are your friend. Makes jokes about your post, your username, or any reference to you at all, but leave you confused since you don't even know them in the first place.
    2. <b>The WannabePimp</b>: Tries to befriend all the girls on GBAtemp. And even if you are a dude in real life, but your profile shows the female icon, they will PM you, reply to your replies make 'friendly' jokes about you. And you know this because he only responds to girls.
    3. <b>The MS/FB</b> (myspace/facebook) <b>Creep</b>: Will ask you if you have myspace or facebook and if you ever accept their friend invitation, you will either find really creepy pictures of them or they will post weird things on your wall/comments, suggest odd applications like 'Find out your Stripper Name', or just be plain creepy.
    4. <b>The PokerFace</b>: Seems nice and friendly at first, and you get to know them for awhile. But then it turns out they are some shady people. Might pretend they are going on vacation but in reality, they are leaving the site for good because they are close to getting found out. Is especially creepy when you feel like you trusted them all along.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The Sex [Talk] Addicts<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    Lovers of sex, in verbal and written form anyway. Seems like every topic leads to a witty (and sometimes not) comment about sex in any form (oral, buttsecks, kinds you don't ever think about on a normal basis). But all that talk about sex is only because they lack any experience in real life. They talk the talk, but don't walk the walk.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->The IRC Exclusives<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    These members have a GBAtemp forum account but often opt out of posting advantages and hangs out in the IRC chat instead. There's essentially nothing wrong with that, but they should try balancing both sides of GBAtemp.

    <u><b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro-->Posters<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b></u>
    Everyone on GBAtemp is one (except for lurkers). And there are possibly too many to categorize. But here are a few that stand out:
    1. <b>Postspammer</b>: Usually writes useless and stupid replies to random topics to get their post count higher so they can 1) enter a contest 2) see the shoutbox 3) raise community reputation 4) access trading forum 5) be annoying. It sometimes gets to a point where most members ignore them so they don't have to waste their time reading idiotic posts.
    2. <b>MustReads</b>: The model poster. Every word and every punctuation mark is carefully mapped out so that the post reads smoothly and comprehensively. Members actually slow down to read these comments because they are very worthy of being read. Posts contain valuable opinion and genuine commitment to the topic at hand.
    3. <b>?</b>: These are a select few or one of a kind posters. It's hard to really put them in a category because they are oh so very special. They don't necessarily post anything intellectual that contributes to the discussion but their posts are also very nicely thought out. Abstract is the word I'm looking for. Most of the times, they are mostly aiming for humor or otherwise sarcasm, but only to make a certain point. Like the MustReads, their post is rarely ignored.

    Also, please don't ask me which member you best fit. That is not why I wrote this.
    (Mods: If in the wrong section, feel free to move)
  2. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

    Jan 7, 2009
    This planet
    I wonder what kind of member I am [​IMG]
    (I'm not asking anyone to answer it, they may do so however)

    I'll just choose what I'm definitely NOT (at least most of the time)
    Joker - But I like jokes from time to time [​IMG]
    The Flamer, Troll, Douchebag, Jerk, etc. - Not me
    The Know It All - not really. I come to contribute, but let other people answer if they know better
    The Noob (everyone is a noob from time to time. If you can't admit that your probably one of the biggest)
    The Gender Confused - I'm definitely male lol
    Staff Members - Nope (are there really 2nd types here?)
    The Helpful Almost Magazine Staff Members - No news poster here
    The HackerZ - No (wish I could hack roms and stuff)
    The Braggart - No
    The Attention Whore - No
    The Prick - I haven't seen anyone that hates me
    The Norms - NO
    The Whiner - I make comments from time to time, but not too much
    The Hypocrite - No, I will only explain if I understand it myself
    The Rents (Parents) a.k.a. The Wise One - No
    The Creeper/Stalker - None of them is correct
    The Sex [Talk] Addicts - No
    The IRC Exclusives - Nope, almost never visit IRC

    So whats left is:
    TheCouldBeButIsnt Staff Member - I try to help members as good as I can and as polite as I can. That just how I am. You rarely see me mad. Doesn't really relate to being a staff member.
    Posters - Definitely. Mostly the 2nd but sometimes the other ones.

    Did you have me in mind for one of the categories ?? [​IMG]
  3. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    Which member do I best fit?
  4. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    I'm not a hahahaNO joker, am I? [​IMG] Am I? [​IMG] I'm not, right? Tell me I'm nooot [​IMG]
  5. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Anti Switch Owners

    Former Staff
    Apr 18, 2008
    DS Scene
    We are both actual staff with big epeens! [​IMG]

  6. Blood Fetish

    Blood Fetish Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Nov 3, 2002
    United States
    I am The Hypocrite. It is bad, so none of you should be one.
  7. NeSchn

    NeSchn GBAPimpdaddy.

    Oct 4, 2007
    United States
    Troy,New York PimpStatus: King
    I think I am the WhySoSerious guy and the TheCouldBeButIsnt Staff Member
  8. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Aug 14, 2007
    Am I "The Prick" (In more ways than one?)?

    I think I fit into a number of categories, though.
  9. ENDscape

    ENDscape REBORN! I will post with my Dying Will!!!

    Dec 14, 2007
    Im The Hitman Reborn fan member. If it is in the list >.>
  10. Santee

    Santee GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 13, 2008
    United States
    I don't fit in any I"m an outcast [​IMG]
  11. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Yes, and Sex [Talk] Addict as well, apparently.
  12. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

    Jul 4, 2008
    United States
    Very cool list tiny. I guess I'm a norms. Come here and post but dont make a huge dent. Anyone think any different?

    I wonder who the inspiration for the 360 is? [​IMG] hahah
  13. Diablo1123

    Diablo1123 Newcomer

    Mar 9, 2008
    United States
    I don't think I fit in any of them, do I get my own catagory?
  14. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    May 12, 2004
    United States
    Then you're probably a norm. [​IMG]
  15. Diablo1123

    Diablo1123 Newcomer

    Mar 9, 2008
    United States
    I'm not here for gaming info, and this topic is unrated to gaming. I'm not serious. Serious people don't exist. In my world.
    My DS is broken and don't really play Wii, what kind of gaming info do I want here?
  16. Sonicslasher

    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

    Dec 5, 2005
    United States
    Richmond, VA
    I think these are the categories that describe me:

  17. SkankyYankee

    SkankyYankee GBAtemp Advanced Skank

    Mar 16, 2008
    United States
    In front of the PC
    Wouldn't it be 180 technically? a 360 would bring them back to where they were. [​IMG]

    Tiny, I'm curious as to what category you would put yourself in.
  18. BakuFunn

    BakuFunn Flameproof.

    Apr 6, 2007
    United States
    New York
    This is entertaining, lol. After reading it for a few minutes, I can put together the corresponding members. I lurk around a ton on this forum, reading many topics and even (rarely) the testing area/EOTF.

    I love the stereotypical descriptive names you put, and how the descriptions seem to fit very well into certain names.

    I did expect you, from the title, to dissect each big member and lay out their flaws. [​IMG]
    I guess i thought wrong lol.

    I think I'm in the norm, as i rarely even post o.o
    There should be a lurker classification:, people who lurk around, reading topics, until they have something to say from his/her library of knowledge, or something catches his attention (like this)
  19. Domination

    Domination GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 28, 2008
    Your Mum
    I am bron 2 b a spammer.

    And a useless noob.

    This topic make me sad
  20. deathfisaro

    deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

    Mar 16, 2007
    Vancouver, BC
    I think I fall under "The Know It All..not really" and "? Poster"

    But I don't think I act "oh know it all" unless I'm actually at the top of the game or other people seem to have no idea.

    I saw an extreme lurker who hasn't posted anything for 6 years since he joined. Not sure if he was lurking around or was just disappear years back.
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