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I want to make a general announcement.
There is no such thing as a 'Noob'.
That is the worst word on the internet, I can't even begin to fathom why someone made this word up. If that were me, I would have shot myself in the head while transmitting it on my webcam.
Note - I do not own a webcam, I also never will.
It's just sad when a 'loser' has to make up a word to describe people that are lower than him/her. I played Halo2 for a while on Xbox Live and just quit the whole of Live after a few weeks. The reason? There were ten years old kids on their that played -all-of-the-time- and called -me- a newb because I don't play Halo like it's a job. See, that just pissed me off.
Apparently, it's a derogitory term used to insult 'newcomers' in a specific 'field'. How do people that do something forever(Also called a 'nerd' I believe.) get off on calling someone a name? If you call them nerd, they call you newb, which isn't ever a real word. That's right, noob is not a word. It's internet slang. It's slang, from an virtual place that people are on all day and night trying to get their own little E-possie going because they can't really have friends in the real world so they resort to the worst place in the world, on the internet.
That's just sad.
There's no such thing as a noob. Please, if you're going to use a derogitory term against a new person to the forum(Even if you're talking about yourself.), use the word 'newcomer'. If I see the word noob used, I'm going to chew out the user who used it, no matter who it is. I wish I could eraticate 'noob' from the internet, but I can't...yet. Maybe we could just try and use the word 'newcomer' on LO. It would sure make us look like a more respectable forum, and plus, it would make -me-(And probably the ones you're insulting...) feel alot better.
If you do this, thank you. If not, I think you know where you can go. Just kidding...maybe.
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The problem isn't the word, whose actual meaning is obvious. It's that there's so many dumbasses who use it as a catch-all term (like gay, Jew, etc) to describe someone or something they don't agree with or otherwise don't like.
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"Noob" is simply short hand for "Newbie".
But I totally agree, it's a really annoying term that means far beyond what it actually means, and in far more circumstances it simply means, "you have a life, hahaha". For example, when I get killed in Counter-Strike, someone calls me a "noob". Well sorreeeee that I havn't played it for 120 hours in the past week, but Im just not that kinda guy...
Exactly, I feel quite stringly about this issue as well.Originally Posted by Ostsol
I don't find it offensive if it is a one time thing, but as ostol said if it has turned into a 'catch phrase' then thats what will aggrivate me. If you think about it its actually pretty sad because the reason they are doing this is because they are jelous of you in some way, or they are just plain jack-asses!
I think Ostsol is right, noob is but a word.
In sweden we have this strange habit of changing words whenever they become "tainted" and it never changes anything. It takes only a little while for the new word to get the same bad vibes as the old one had. Cleaning woman turned into Facility-carer, FC turned into something different after a while.
I do sense quite some bitterness in the first post here. I understand that it's never nice to be called names, but I don't think changing the name makes any difference. I don't think the "payback" version does any good either. Clanking down on us nerds.
One has a duty not to offend people and also sometimes it could be considered ones duty not to be offended. When we let ourselfs be hurt by mere words we enter a dangerous road, an escalator even...
In my opinion, Noob is a way to describe someone who is doing a poor job at something. That is what the word has evolved into, among my group of friends. none of us plays very much, and sometimes we have better nights than others. "Noob" is yelled when someone lets themselves be killed in a particularly pathetic way, etc.
I know it is uncomfortable, but for example on a forum like this one, some people just behave very badl Some people are unable to think about what they say, or decide to be jackasses for fun. They could be described (with the durrent use of the word) as noobs.
This might be linguisticly wrong, so perhaps we ought to simply call them stupid? or annoying? No, because noob is, in a sense, milder and less ridiculous, I think, than these childish and unjustifiable terms. Noob also combines more into one word than any of the other derrogative terms.
If slang cannot be seen as "words" then where does all the regular slang fit in?
That's just one of the places that would argue against you.
Net slang is no worse than any other slang, and the net is not just a sorry excuse for poeple who have no life.
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I think you're over-reacting a bit GamesMasterZ. It's just a word, slang for newbie(which is slang for newcomer).
I certainly think it's much better than calling someone a wanker, or a ****smoker or something, and all it means is that someone is inexperienced or naive.
Sure, people might use it unjustly, or frequently and without reason, but it doesn't mean that doesn't happen with other insults as well.
I think the reason why you don't like it so much is because you let those 10 year old Halo nerds get to you, which you shouldn't, it's just a game, and they are just little idiots who have no life apart from Halo, and get kicks out of knowing they are better than someone at something.
Also, I think you're being a little ambitious saying, "If I see the word noob used, I'm going to chew out the user who used it, no matter who it is", seeing as that's kind of harassment, and violation of their right to free speech. If Blackhat called someone a noob, would you 'chew him out'? I don't think so.
In closing, get over it. It's just a word, and you just have to learn to put up with **** that you don't like just like everyone else in the world.
Noob, Noobie: Term used to describe one who is behaving like a person new to a game, forum, ect. The person in question is usually acting stupidly. Commonly used in the wrong sense: Describing someone entirly new to the game, forum, ect. Extreme usage of this word has changed a mere insult into a social class.
Newb, Newbie: Term used to describe one who is new to a game, forum, ect. Rarely used in the right sense. The word "Noob" originated from this word.
That's my thought for the day.
Really so Im not a noob at skydiving my first time out?
Originally Posted by Gerbrith
Thanks for the link.
In regards to the other, its never cool to be critical of someone not sharing our/your/mine level of obsession with something.
So, I'd never call someone a newb.
I'd call people assholes, but thats more of a personality thing.
EDIT: Wow. I thought the filter would catch that. Wierd.
Deliberately obtuse is also a favorite.
Last edited by Grey; February 5th, 2006 at 02:15.
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