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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by john turner, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    hi kids!

    wanna be taken seriously? want the folks on this here board to answer your questions and not give you a hard time? here's an easy 3-step program that, when followed along with the usage agreement, will practically _guarantee_ that that will happen and that your talkbass experience will be a rewarding one.

    1. pick a user name that isn't stupid. for instance, an example of an idiotic user name is suck(deez)nutz (actual (soon to be former) tb user name, i kid you not).

    to the folks with the penchant for "nutz/sack/weener" user names, i know you're just trying to be "cool" and "funny" but you're actually being "retarded" and "juvenile". there are guys on this site who've merged "juvenile" and "funny" with success and aplomb and have done so since before you were born. give up your feeble attempts now - you're embarassing yourself.

    2. don't use l33t/a0l sp33k or the general run-on gobbledeegook that is common place on many "dragon ball z" and "mary kate and ashley fashion" boards (i'm guessing). if we can't read your posts, you're going to be ignored at best. actually, at best, you're going to get the web equivalent of a "knicker-pull and spank". you may enjoy it (probably not), but not nearly as much as the regs here will enjoy delivering it.

    3. be respectful and courteous. experienced, talented and professional folks come around here because they really want to help out their fellow players, including (often times especially) the beginning, younger folks. bust their chops at your peril. many of them have a lot more "cocky", "clever", "snide" and "sarcastic" chops than you can imagine, on top of their bass experience, and ooo, boy, most of the folks around here are just chompin' at the bit to take a 16 bar "cocky" solo in the key of "snide". don't give them a reason.

    follow these guidelines and suggestions and you will find this place is very helpful and a cool hangout. don't, and i bet you're not going to like us very much.

  2. supergreg


    Jan 20, 2002
    Good post JT!
  3. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    **tear wells up in ol jon's eye***

    that sh** was bee-u-tee-ful!
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to register as "PEN15" so I could pretend I'm 14 again!

    Good post, JT. Part of getting respect is earning it!
  5. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Shoulda been posted much earlier!

    Actually, it would be a nice part of the whole signing up process. It would eliminate all those anoying and rude jerks who would just be banned for their offensive comments down the line.

  6. The thing is, no one ever reads the rules or anything, so when they do these stupid things, they are surprised at getting banned.

    Silly idiots, bad grammar, spelling, language, and retarded user names are for Tab Crawler...
  7. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    so i guess the request to change my name to edwardpen1shands isnt gonna fly too well?

    actually i do want to see about changing the ol screen name to MY name
  8. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    dude. lol. that was a porn, wasn't it? :eek: :D

    seriously, if you want to change your name, that's no problem, just shoot paul an email - paul@talkbass.com.
  9. ...modulating into the key of "smug" every so often.
  10. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    your smuggness HAS to make the next get together man. we were all sayin how we all want to party with the legendary smug bastard!
  11. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
  12. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    :AXL voice ON:


    :AXL voice OFF
  13. Darn, you beat me to it!!!


    JT, kudos - well said as always. You are the king of moderators (guess that makes that jazzbo fella the queen???? :D). I am merely the court jester....
  14. I find myself catagorically associated with Point 1.

    I can be juvenile, but I choose not to be. TufNUTS has been my screen names / email addys / Call sign for everything I've done. It's a variation on what an old circle of friends used to say (It's derived from jerky boys)

    That being said....no kidding. What do you guys expect? This is a music forum. You have to earn respect, and using a name similar to the above effectively puts you in the basement when it comes to respect level initially.

    I chose my name because I'd rather take advantage of those so eagerly prejudice on something that is incredibly trivial, and then prove them wrong. I consider myself semi-respectable, and have no problem working for what I want. I could be BassPlayerDave and sink into obscurity, or be tufnuts and get a giggle here and there. Hopefully it makes me a titch more memorable.

    Hopefully this post helps? :D
  15. RedV


    Mar 19, 2002
    Eustis, FL
    Absolutely EXCELLENT PIC mr Castelo:D

    Oh, and I couldn't agree more. I LOVE this place.

  16. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    Great post JT. It should probably be required reading material for all newbies to the site.
  17. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    BTW: pic is not of my creation... but its fun to use :)
  18. Does this mean i am going to be banned JT?? :p


  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

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  20. OH! My God! No Way! :eek: :D :) Rules Are for fools!!! :D

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