However, many of the new members, and a few members that have been here awhile, have either:
---forgotten to read
---or just plain do not understand the link that many of us post which lead to NerfHaven's Code of Conduct.
Just a reminder. Those are not suggestions. They are represent of how we expect all of you who use NerfHaven's forums to conduct yourselves. I'm not going to waste my breath, or my posts, on reminding people to check back on the CoC anymore.
I've kept quiet long enough.
I've tried REALLY hard to use a lot of restraint here, but it just about busted my boiler. And when you're an old fart like me, stuff like that can cause some pretty nasty damage with my aging body. Thusly, I want to bring to memory some VERY important bits from the past. I'll let my buddies do the talking.
Stupid n00bs are irritating. Really irritating.
In fact, the only thing more irritating than stupid n00bs is 5 or 10 people immediately telling them how stupid they are. In every single post they make.
Tough love has gotten to the point around here where I'm about ready to suspend myself for a few years just to escape it. NH has become a site full of pissants and it's really pathetic.
Though he doesn't know it yet and may very well refuse, I have appointed Ompa as the official stupid n00b greeter. Ompa is the only person allowed to tell people to read the Code of Conduct. Ompa is the only person allowed to tell people to fix their grammar. Ompa is the only person allowed to complain about double posting or bumping. If Ompa doesn't tell them off and I don't suspend them then it's not a problem.
The rest of you can either help the n00bs out or shut the fuck up.
That was almost two years ago. Ompa's an admin now.
If ompa cannot be, or isn't immediately available, let one of the other admins take it from there. Everyone else sit on their hands.
How's that? Fit everyone well? If it doesn't, let one of the admins know and we'll ease your pain.
Some of you new members may be asking yourself why the site is like this. You're probably thinking that if we treat all newbies like this that the game will never grow and this site will eventually die. Unfortunetely for you, that's the furthest from the truth.
We have high standards for this site because it was created to be such. It was created to be a HAVEN from the high school lunch table that is the NIC as it exsists on most forums.
If you feel you will have an issue with living to these standards I want to forward you to our brothers at www.nerfhq.com. Some will argue NHQ is not as quality as this site, which I will not comment on at this time, but they are far more loose with their standards.
We're tough, but we're fair. Actually, scratch that. We're not fair, so tough. Read, figure out how things are done, and enjoy your stay at Nerf Haven.
Talio isn't around much right now with RealLife™ and all, but I wondered why things were so much easier to read back then. I have neither Viking blood, nor thirst for it like Talio, but that doesn't mean we're going to allow NerfHaven to descend into the same category as some of the other Nerf forums out there.
Consider yourself warned. We're not a democracy here, you don't have a God-given right to post here, follow the Code of Conduct or we'll show you the doorway to NHQ.
Thank you for your time.