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Old 27 June 2007, 05:23 PM
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Reading Welcome to the ULMB!

Welcome to the ULMB!

This is our new and improved initiation thread. For those who don't know, the ULMB is the Urban Legends Message Board; it is the online community for the Urban Legends Reference Pages (ULRP or snopes.com). A couple important people you'll see around are our gracious hosts, snopes and Barbara, also known as The Mikkelsons. Four Kitties and I are minions of The Mikkelsons. We do things like fix broken links, delete accidental multiple posts, and answer questions to the best of our ability (though we may direct you to a higher authority).

We members, affectionately known as snopesters, all strenuously attempt to abide by Barbara's Guide to Good Behavior: The primary rule of this board is to behave in a civil manner towards your fellow posters. I'm sure since reading the FAQ is part of the registration process that everyone has already done so; but if you haven't or need a refresher, please do.

This thread is the place to introduce yourselves, say hi, learn the tricks of things like posting, searching, and making links, as well as some board lingo and etiquette. To help everyone learn the ropes, there are five questions at the end of this post for you to answer. These questions are designed to help you learn about this board and how it works and more seasoned members of the board will come along to help point you in the right direction. Participation is completely optional, but please feel free to take advantage of this thread. If you want to know something that isn't covered in the FAQ or hasn't been covered in this thread yet, you are very much encouraged to ask.

(As a note to those more seasoned members, you can post new questions and tasks yourselves, but they must be relevant to learning about participation on this board. The point of this thread is supposed to be help people ease into using this board. I do encourage you to submit question or task ideas to me privately and I will rotate the questions below once a week or so to keep them fresh.)

Wipe your feet, enjoy the boards, and welcome to the community!

Questions (updated 27 June 2007):
  1. What is the first posting guideline?
  2. What are the ages of the youngest, and oldest, registered posters?
  3. Link to at least three threads where the word "sloth" was used.
  4. What is a "bookachow" and how is it properly used?
  5. What is a sock puppet?
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Old 27 June 2007, 06:31 PM
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I'll add a question. Our lovely comunity, like all online comunities sometimes encounters trolls. Upon encountering said under bridge dweller, what is the one thing that our lovely Admins recomend you do?
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Old 27 June 2007, 06:37 PM
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I'll add a question. Our lovely comunity, like all online comunities sometimes encounters trolls. Upon encountering said under bridge dweller, what is the one thing that our lovely Admins recomend you do?
Excellent question. Let's make that Part B, though. Part A: What's a troll?
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Old 27 June 2007, 07:15 PM
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OK, I'll play.

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Welcome to the ULMB!

Questions (updated 27 June 2007):
  1. What is the first posting guideline?

    1) Check the main site at www.snopes.com before posting an inquiry here to ensure that your question hasn't already been answered.

  2. What are the ages of the youngest, and oldest, registered posters?

    The youngest posters are Dtay and Silent-Bob at 13 years of age. The oldest poster is denby13 at 93 years old.

  3. Link to at least three threads where the word "sloth" was used.

    1. Posted by Four Kitties

    2. Posted by Singing in the Drizzle

    3. Posted by Don Enrico

  4. What is a "bookachow" and how is it properly used?

    Bookachow!
    From The ULMB Wikitory
    Bookachow! is a term used to direct members to an earlier thread or an article on snopes.com if what they posted has already been discussed. It was coined in 2000 by Autolycus, who said it sounded like someone instantaneously dashing off and then dashing right back again, information in hand; a cartoon sound.

    "Book" in Bookachow can be changed to another word pertaining to the topic. For example, "Hookachow" can be used when linking someone to the bloody hook legend.

    After threads are chowed, they are usually closed so there are not multiple threads on one subject.

  5. What is a sock puppet?

    sock puppet n. A fake persona used to discuss or comment on oneself or one's work, particularly in an online discussion group or the comments section of a blog. —adj.
    —sock puppeteer n.
    —sock puppetry n.
Ok, let's see how that worked.

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ETA: How do I get my answers not to be in the quote?

I'll come back later and do the troll questions
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Old 27 June 2007, 07:23 PM
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ETA: How do I get my answers not to be in the quote?
You can end a quote by typing "left bracket" "slash" "QUOTE" "right bracket." You can then open a new quote by doing "left bracket" "QUOTE" "right bracket."
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Old 27 June 2007, 07:36 PM
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You can end a quote by typing "left bracket" "slash" "QUOTE" "right bracket." You can then open a new quote by doing "left bracket" "QUOTE" "right bracket."
Like this, but without the spaces:

[ quote] Quoted text here [ /quote ]

Quote:
Quoted text here
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Old 08 July 2007, 09:31 PM
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It is horribly quiet in here. Someone should go find my whips
Yee-I have returned for moments-Mum
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Old 08 July 2007, 10:13 PM
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Another question:

Acronyms, this time.

What do the acronyms for YOMANK and NFBSK mean? How can NFBSK be used?

Morrigan
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Old 08 July 2007, 10:25 PM
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Someone should go find my whips
Is finding your whips relevant to learning how to use this board and fit into this community?
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Old 08 July 2007, 10:47 PM
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I'll add a question. Our lovely comunity, like all online comunities sometimes encounters trolls. Upon encountering said under bridge dweller, what is the one thing that our lovely Admins recomend you do?
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Excellent question. Let's make that Part B, though. Part A: What's a troll?
Woohoo! I multiquoted! I'm so proud. First, a troll is a person who purposefully tries to start arguments. Don't feed the trolls. Report them to the Admins to be banished to eternal darkness.

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Another question:

Acronyms, this time.

What do the acronyms for YOMANK and NFBSK mean? How can NFBSK be used?

Morrigan
YOMANK happens when Brad from Georgia posts. It is an acronym for You Owe Me A New Keyboard. Daisy Legs almost had to get me new keyboard with "So! Mr. Legs comes back from the dungeon of a bathroom to find me with a porn mag, a fresh beer and listening to rap music. it was too freaking funny!"

NFBSK stands for Not For British School K ids. It is used before anything that is not appropriate for work, church or children. IIRC, it was started when a group of British kids were posting at snopes and the conversation got a little risque. This happened before I started lurking, so I don't know the whole context. I personally think it needs to be changed to NSFHS (not safe for Hyper Squirrel).

Ok, I got to practice quoting, bolding, copying and italicizing. If I ever get a digital camera I'll work on pictures.

MerrySunshine
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Old 08 July 2007, 11:19 PM
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You got almost everything-the only thing...NFBSK is also used in place of all/most swear/cuss words. Like "NFBSK that." Or "NFBSKing trolls."

Good work, MerrySunshine!

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Old 10 July 2007, 10:54 PM
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Hello. My name is Robin. I've lurked here for ages, but just recently decided to join.

*goes into Hermione Granger mode*

1. The first posting guideline is "Check the main site at www.snopes.com before posting an inquiry here to ensure that your question hasn't already been answered."

2. The oldest registered member is 13, since you must be that age or older to join the fourm. My computer isn't letting me search by age, so I can't tell you the oldest.

3. Three topics with the word "sloth"
One


Two

Three

4. "Bookachow!" is a word used to redirect members to another topic or page on Snopes.com about the same topic.

5. In internet lingo, a "sock puppet" is an account used by someone with another account, in order to talk to his or herself, spamming the boards.

Trolls, people who only join fourms to incite arguments, should be ignored and reported to the admins as soon as possible.

YOMANK (you owe me a new keyboard) is used when one finds something funny and spews a drink onto their hardware.

NFBSK means "not for British School Kids) and is used to denote possible inappropriate content.

(I know that all of these have been answered already but I swear I looked them up myself.)

Last edited by Robin Dragonryder; 10 July 2007 at 10:57 PM. Reason: ...and the EDIT button is used to correct typoes >.<
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Old 10 July 2007, 11:12 PM
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Smarty Pants!
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Old 23 July 2007, 06:04 AM
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Well the questions have been answered but here are my quoting abilities:
Quote:
Trolls, people who only join fourms to incite arguments, should be ignored and reported to the admins as soon as possible.

YOMANK (you owe me a new keyboard) is used when one finds something funny and spews a drink onto their hardware.

NFBSK means "not for British School Kids) and is used to denote possible inappropriate content.
And linking:

sloth thread

yay! that's actually the first time I've done either of them.
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Old 23 July 2007, 07:47 PM
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Ok, I have a question. I have seen posts that are a quote within a quote. When I have quoted someone who quoted someone else, the only portion quoted for me is who I quoted. Does that even make a little bit of sense? Anyway, how do I get the quote within a quote?

MerrySunshine
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Old 23 July 2007, 07:49 PM
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Oh, and by the way, welcome to the boards, Gem!

MerrySunshine
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Old 23 July 2007, 08:09 PM
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Ok, I have a question. I have seen posts that are a quote within a quote. When I have quoted someone who quoted someone else, the only portion quoted for me is who I quoted. Does that even make a little bit of sense? Anyway, how do I get the quote within a quote?

MerrySunshine
Okay, let's say that once I've finished typing this, I want to make another post in which I quote this post in its entirety. As you say, hitting quote will only give me the most recent part (ie this text, but not your words above). The answer follows in my next post....
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Old 23 July 2007, 08:17 PM
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Ok, I have a question. I have seen posts that are a quote within a quote. When I have quoted someone who quoted someone else, the only portion quoted for me is who I quoted. Does that even make a little bit of sense? Anyway, how do I get the quote within a quote?

MerrySunshine
Okay, let's say that once I've finished typing this, I want to make another post in which I quote this post in its entirety. As you say, hitting quote will only give me the most recent part (ie this text, but not your words above). The answer follows in my next post....
This is one way, which is very easy. I just copied the whole of the post, (click and drag, right click, hit copy); then I pressed the reply without quoting button (at the bottom right of each post) to open the reply window, then I used the wrap quote tags option to create quote tags, and then I pasted the whole thing between the post tags. I think I have made it sound more complicated than it really is, though!
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Old 23 July 2007, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MerrySunshine View Post
Ok, I have a question. I have seen posts that are a quote within a quote. When I have quoted someone who quoted someone else, the only portion quoted for me is who I quoted. Does that even make a little bit of sense? Anyway, how do I get the quote within a quote?

MerrySunshine
Okay, let's say that once I've finished typing this, I want to make another post in which I quote this post in its entirety. As you say, hitting quote will only give me the most recent part (ie this text, but not your words above). The answer follows in my next post....
Another way is to just copy the bit that was in quotes in my original post (ie your words), then hit the quote button on the bottom right of my post. This brought up a reply window with just my words starting with "Okay", and I then pasted your words in at the beginning. I had to fiddle around by typing quote tags, but it automatically gave me "Originally Posted by Zachary Fizz", so everyone can see whose post I was quoting in the first place. This is good as otherwise people can become confused, and even insulted, if they think you are replying to one person when in fact you are replying to another.

Oh, and welcome to the boards!
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Old 24 July 2007, 12:54 AM
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Quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by MerrySunshine View Post
Ok, I have a question. I have seen posts that are a quote within a quote. When I have quoted someone who quoted someone else, the only portion quoted for me is who I quoted. Does that even make a little bit of sense? Anyway, how do I get the quote within a quote?

MerrySunshine
Okay, let's say that once I've finished typing this, I want to make another post in which I quote this post in its entirety. As you say, hitting quote will only give me the most recent part (ie this text, but not your words above). The answer follows in my next post....Another way is to just copy the bit that was in quotes in my original post (ie your words), then hit the quote button on the bottom right of my post. This brought up a reply window with just my words starting with "Okay", and I then pasted your words in at the beginning. I had to fiddle around by typing quote tags, but it automatically gave me "Originally Posted by Zachary Fizz", so everyone can see whose post I was quoting in the first place. This is good as otherwise people can become confused, and even insulted, if they think you are replying to one person when in fact you are replying to another.

Oh, and welcome to the boards!
Well, did it work? Woo Hoo, I did it! But did I quote the right person? Checking...Yes, I think I did. I had to add
Quote:
..
around what I said to make it embedded.

Thanks ya'll. I just learned something new.

MerrySunshine

Well, that's not what I meant to do. I think I have to add spaces to [ quote ] .. [ / quote]. OK, I'm done now, I figured out what to do. Thanks.
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