what is a noob ?

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  1. geedub

    geedub GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 3, 2008
    i have been here a short time and myself and loads of others have been SLATED for being a noob so what is a noob ? ( sarcastic question )

    is noob a misused gaming term ? ( ie a crap player )
    is a noob a new member ?
    is a noob a new member who is trying to learn ?
    is a noob someone trying to find answers that have already been answered on the forum ?
    is a noob someone asking for advise , personal opinion ?
    is a noob someone asking what seems questions that have been answered elsewhere , even though the answers elsewhere might be out of date ?
    is a noob someone that is an expert in there chosen scene/ scenes , but now theyve joined a new forum they are back to being a noob ?
    is a noob an experienced gamer / person who has a question they dont know the answer to ?
    is the word noob just a plain old insult between friends ?
    is a noob someone that has had a break from the scene , and is trying to quickly catch up again ?
    is a noob someone that says something you dont agree with ?
    is the word noob not an insult / flaming ?
    when is a noob no longer a noob ?

    just my rant ! ....................lets ban the word noob , or use it in its proper context !

    feel free to add your own noob questions lol
  2. Smuff

    Smuff Fossilized Gamer

    Jul 29, 2006
    By the sea
    noob = newbie (I think) so it's generally a disdainful term for someone of little experience/knowledge/skill
  3. Locotes

    Locotes Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    Den Helder
    Noob in the urban dictionary:

    Contrary to the belief of many, a noob/n00b and a newbie/newb are not the same thing. Newbs are those who are new to some task* and are very beginner at it, possibly a little overconfident about it, but they are willing to learn and fix their errors to move out of that stage. n00bs, on the other hand, know little and have no will to learn any more. They expect people to do the work for them and then expect to get praised about it, and make up a unique species of their own. It is the latter we will study in this guide so that the reader is prepared to encounter them in the wild if needed.
  4. DarkRey

    DarkRey still transfoooorming.... with sum lags!

    Mar 9, 2007
    Rotating around Toni
    these are the type of noobs available in gbatemp (internet)

    list is taken from tinymonkeyt's members guide
  5. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

    Jul 31, 2006
    A miserable pile of secrets!
  6. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

    Apr 7, 2008
    Toronto, Canader!
    i was the one who called him a noob [​IMG]
  7. tyuno123

    tyuno123 GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 27, 2008
    Your Mind
    Newbie (also said as nooby or newby) is a slang term for a newcomer to online gaming or an Internet activity. It can also be used for any other activity in whose context a somewhat clueless newcomer could exist. It can have derogatory connotations, but is also often used for descriptive purposes only, without a value judgement.


    The word newbie is a variant of 'new boy' and comes from British public school and military slang[citation needed]. Before it entered popular discourse by way of the Internet, the term "newbie" had a limited usage among U.S. troops in the Vietnam War as a slang term for a new man in a unit.[1] Its earliest known usage on the Internet may have been on the USENET newsgroup talk.bizarre[2], and was certainly in use by 1981[3]


    Coming from an oral tradition, the initial usage written either "newbie" or "newbee" (eg Los Angeles Times of August 1985: "It had to do with newbees. I could be wrong on the spelling, but newbees are the rookies among the Blue Angels...").
    In internet usage the spelling "newbie" has been the norm, with some use of the shortened form "newb" (or "n00b").[citation needed] However, n00b is typically used more synonymously to "dork."

    copied from wikipedia
  8. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
  9. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Take a look at "Wii - Hacking" for some prime examples of n00bery.

    Seriously, I'm trying my best to cut the crap but its like Fantasia! The more crap I cut, the more crap appears.
  10. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

    Aug 24, 2007
    United States
    Orlando, Florida
    A newb is simply someone who is new. Nothing wrong with that as they are learning the ropes.

    A noob however is an idiot who is always pestering people with things they should figure out on their own. They are often very rude and always stupid. They are unwilling to learn anything and expect everyone to do what they want for them. I can think of a few noobish topics that often spring up here at the Temp:

    1- Is there an (insert overpowered game console here) emulator for (insert underpowered game console here)?

    2- Why won't my GBA roms work on my R4?

    3- When is the next R4 firmware update?

    4- Can I play Halo on DS?

    5- Where can I download roms? (and no mods, I don't want to know where. Just giving an example.)

    All of these topics could be answered by reading the stickies or at least having some common fucking sense. And there are always about 50 of these topics already asking the same thing, proving that these noobs never learn from their fellow noobs' mistakes. They also tend to bump extremely old topics to say something annoying.
  11. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    A miserable little pile of secrets.
  12. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

    Aug 24, 2007
    United States
    Orlando, Florida
    A sesspit of hatred and lies. [​IMG]
  13. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    Damn you! You got there before me.
  14. nin10do

    nin10do GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 22, 2007
    a newbie is someone who just started playing a game and may or may not be good at it.

    a noob is someone who's been playing the game for a long time now and is still bad at it.

    one guy i know has been trying to learn to play the guitar for about 3 years now and still hasn't gotten past the simple a and c strums. i.e. complete noob.
  15. UltraMagnus

    UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

    Aug 2, 2007
    newbie, newb are just new to something

    noobs, are new, or act like it, and are annoying

    n00bs, as above, but really annoying

    fracking n00bs, per noobs, but really, really, really, annoying?

    am i forgetting anything?
  16. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    For what is a n00b, what has he got?
    If not himself, then he has naught.
    To say the things he truly feels;
    And not the words of one who kneels.
  17. Raika

    Raika uguu

    Sep 15, 2008
    noob=boon=baboon=monkey=low intelligence level=new at things or just plain stupid=noob
  18. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
    noob = Newbie

    newbie = new to something.
  19. geedub

    geedub GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 3, 2008
    i forgot all about this thread !

    a year on

    anyone wish to add their thoughts lol
  20. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Yeah. My thoughts: why bump?
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