Some things I want to say for all the new forum vikings

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I've been noticing a lot of these happening recently, and I just had to say something:

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1) Please, please pleaaaase post your thread in the right sub-forum/ forum topic

I've seen you all posting in the "Announcements: General Announcement" threads that aren't related to... Well, announcements.

Before you post, below the "Subject" input box, there's another box called "Forum:". Click on the drop-down arrow, then select the appropriate subforum.

Forum drop down box > Select which sub-forum your thread should go to > Type away what you wanted to say

As an ex-forum moderator, my job used to be moving wrongly placed player-created forum threads into the appropriate sub-forums.

I'm having a stroke here.

 

 

2) Think before you type

Unless you said some really nasty stuff (which will prompt an admin to remove it), you can't delete threads. Not even your own responses. Imagine the forums as a public space full of strangers (which it is).

Remember:

  • Will I be offending someone when I say this
  • Will I be hurting myself (This includes putting in personal information. DO NOT give out personal information, not even specific birth dates)
  • Did I do research on what I'm about to say
  • Am I telling the truth, or did I just hear this from a non-reputable source
  • Should I even reply at all ("If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all")

Pretty much every thread or post you make will leave a lasting impression to others about you, so be careful what you say.

 

 

3)" CAPTCHA - This question is to prevent automated spam submissions". The irony.

It happened to everyone before. You put the check on the "I'm not a robot" box. An error happens, then you do it again 7 times because it keeps displaying error. You come back to the post you're replying to and oop... Congratulations, you got septuplet replies.

Now you go back to editing each and every reply with "Oops, septuplet post"

Captcha's kinda weird, but you just need to check and submit ONCE. Disregard the red-text error message.

 

 

4) Don't increase your paragraph's text size

Leave it as is. It comes out to people as you screaming, which is considered rude to most people. Idk if to all. Plus it's actually harder to read (I have to run a short distance away from my screen just to read it). We can read your message in this size just fine. The only people who may type with big font like this are those with vision impairments, or if you're putting a title section on your post.

 

 

5) Avoid making multiple threads of the same issue/topic

If you can, just bump up your old thread (if your topic's related to it). Or if someone posted already about it, just put your two cents into their thread. It minimizes the clutter of the forums, and we could enjoy seeing more forum threads in the "new forum topics" window.

Though you can still go and post stuff like "A new dragon/ feature came out!" The news posted by the admins themselves tend to be late. (And maybe the admin's thread would be more free from the angry posts, ahaha.)

 

 

6) Let long de.ad threads stay de.ad

If the last reply from the thread's about more than 2 months old, you probably shouldn't reply to it anymore. Unless you're attempting to leave a positive note (perhaps the original poster needed some cheering up). The moment's already gone. Sometimes, the original poster had changed their opinions already on said topic. Or they could've left the forums altogether, so what's the point in getting huffy over a de.ad horse?

 

"How do I know how old the reply was?"
Look in the title bar above the profile image > Upper left corner, maroon-colored with white text

 

Example:

Mon, 09/09/2020 - 19:22

Day of the week, Day/ Month/ Year - Time

 

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Welp, that's all I gotta say. I don't mean to intimidate the new forum users here, and I can't really stop you from doing the no-no's, but it's for everyone's sake, including those who this thread was meant for.

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I do not like CAPTCHA

Great stuff! I think all of them are great, except that I actually don't have any problem with font size, though that could only be my opinion. (I have bad eyesight...)You did AMAZING with the Captcha, and the 'think before you type'. So overall, pretty good!

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Yesss all of these are good!

 

God I wish people would just stick to ONE thread per issue and not make a new thread for every single thing they want to report. (or worse: make a 'general bug report thread') It's so spammy. An admin should merge threads like that. It would really clean this forum up.

 

The admins should just lock the complete set of announcement subforums. There's literally no reason why normal users should be able to post there and it's messy as heck. General Announcements is on the top of the page so I think the people who post there are either not very literate or just too lazy to scroll down a bit.

 

I love how some people blame 'glitches' when they double-post because it really is a matter of 'only click once'. It kind of makes sense when you think about it. If you submit a thing, it'll be submitted again if you click an additional time.

 

 

Many people on this forum don't know their netiquette and it shows :þ

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Weeeeeeeeeell, to be fair, this is probably 'baby's first forum' for a lot of people. Lack of netiquette feels kind of expected.

 

Still. Yes to all the points raised on this thread. While I'm used to how this site works by now, I'm sure it's a nightmare to navigate for newcomers. ...Heck it's still tough to navigate for me if I'm trying to find a specific topic (which I'm not often trying to do so... I guess I just don't encounter the forum-topic lawlessness very often.)

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Here's some stuff 'bout me.

I am a girl.

I'm a Christian.

I like the color Blue/teal.

My favorite dragon class is Boulder Class.

 my main dragon(s) are a Screaming Death named Odin, and a Skrill named Jayfeather.

I love Doctor Who, Avatar the Last Airbender, Chuck, Psych, Harry Potter, Pokemon, G.I. Joe, and other nerd-y things.

My favorite Httyd dragons whose names start with the letter s are Screaming Deaths, Shivertooths, Skrills, Scauldrons, Smothering Smokebreaths, Snafflefangs, Shovelhelms, Sword Stealers, Snifflehunches (+Sneezelhunches) and Seashockers! (that's alot!)

And I am usually friendly :D (I mean, I try, at least.)

In-game name is: IIicedragonII (No, not lice dragon. Those are capital i's not l's. And you simply pronounce it as "Ice dragon" x'D)

Friend code: hmm.. P.M. me if you want it. Can't take any chances o3o

And I'm a proud member of The Phantom Lords! (ROAAAAAAAAR!)

I'll probably post some bios about my dragons, but I'm too lazy to do it right now if ever.

 

My main viking OC, Eira Glacier, reading a book on top of her main dragon, Odin, by... oh hey, it's by me!

Lovely screenshot I got of my viking and Odin staring at the moon ^w^

Epic picture of Odin done by WutendBonfire!

 

 

Cobra, my grapple grounder, by.. me!

 

Picture of Roach the young Shellfire by me!

Awesome edit of Roach the young Shellfire by Midnight2558!


Rime, my ever-vigiliant companion discovered by Wolf and Star & depicted by DyliehIdol1214!

 

Picture of Spottedleaf by Tyrannosaur66!

Unglück, the disaster child Titanwing Light Fury by ZestyDragonWing!

 

Picture of Mage by FlamingHusky!

 

Amazing edit of Armakillo done by Siren-Spirit!

 

Great edit of Ignis my Monstrous Nightmare done by Frytha!

 

Corliss, the Big Bad Boophis by the ever-so-talented Varku!

Ankle-Biter, my Wocky Jabberjaw, by the skillful Chameishida!

 

The Acidic ScuttleSting! Idea by me and this amazing picture by NightmareRebuff!

Blight the nightfury/razorwhip hybrid adopted from Tyrannosaur66!

 

Picture of Graveyard discovering a new friend after waking up from a nap by Celestial Dragon!

 

Trenton, the mega-rad, uber tubular Whispering Death/Thunderpede hybrid, by.. me :'D

Trenton as an Animal Crossing villager, by the ever-astounding Zestydragonwing!

 

Glorious picture of Trenton by the talented TosiLohi!

Chaz, Trenton's 'little' brother.. (Beautifully generated by Chameishida!)

 

Terence, the Speed Stinger/Gronckle hybrid done by... myself.

Wilbur, the adorably goofy Abomibumble gift I got from my friend ApertureNightfury12345!

 

Miscellaneous:

 

 

Proud Winner (by default.. lol) of the September/October Dragon Design Contest! (Hosted by ZestyDragonWing)

 

Fun fact: Guzzlord is my favorite pokemon <3 (drawn by me, you can tell because it's drawn so small :'D)

Lil' short:

Jayfeather: C'mon friend, this thing won't hurt anyone!

Odin: I do not have time to mess around with strange objects.

Jayfeather: Look, just hold still.

-Seawings makes sure to not be in the shot of the camera-

-click-

Jayfeather: Aha! Got it. Ahh fish paste, my wing was in it..

Odin: Hand that over this minute! I... want to see if you got my good side..

Jayfeather: HA!

Seawings: G-guys lets just bring this thing to Ice, o-okay?

Odin: GIVE ME THE PICTURE!!

Jayfeather: YOU'LL HAVE TO FIGHT ME FOR IT!!

Odin: GIVE IT HERE YOU EEL WITH WINGS OR AM I GONNA HAVE TO-

-Jayfeather flew off chuckling-

-Odin roared after him-

-Seawings whimpers and decides to follow-

(Funny picture of Odin and Jayfeather by Wutend Bonfire!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ha! Got ya >:D

(awesome gif of Odin by Peymae!)

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Most 'offenders' aren't new. My comment was generally aimed at non-newbies.

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THANK YOU!!

YESSSSSSSSSS!!!

Thank you!  Now, if only this thread would be made sticky in a conspicuous subforum so everyone would read it.  I completely agree!

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Great idea!But you kinda forgot another one.Avoid pushing the send button multiple times or youll have multiple posts.Just wait till its finished loading.

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Favourite food: Käsespätzle, Indian curries, etc.

My dragons(it's a long list):

Scarbearer, female adult rumblehorn

Schwachkopf, male adult rumblehorn 

Steeltrap, male adult nadder

Spinesnarl, male adult nadder

Sharpshooter, female adult nadder

Flystorm, male teen nadder

Air Force, female baby nadder

Starbucks, male baby nadder

Bandit, male adult armourwing

Bewilderbreath, female adult groncicle

Sparks and Sparkles, female adult zippleback

Spongebob and Patrick, male baby zippleback

stinky and crazy, male baby zippleback

Bob and Vomit, male baby zippleback

Duras Sisters, female baby zippleback

IM GONNA BLOW UP, male baby zippleback

Charcoal, male adult monstrous nightmare

Mr Vulcan, male teen monstrous nightmare

Wip wreck, male teen monstrous nightmare

Hot Red, male teen monstrous nightmare

North Star, female teen monstrous nightmare

Girl Hookfang, female teen monstrous nightmare

Hookblazefang, male teen monstrous nightmare

WAAAA IM EVIL, male teen monstrous nightmare

hundreds of gigawatts, female baby monstrous nightmare

Jabba the Hutt, adult male gronckle

Bulderspitter, adult male gronckle

Amethyst, teen female gronckle

Magmanett, teen female gronckle

Lavaspew, teen male gronckle

Baby Yoda, baby male gronckle

Cheeseburger, baby male gronckle

I ate too many eggs, baby female gronckle

Peter Griffin, baby male gronckle

Sawdust, adult male whispering death

Nosedigger, adult male whispering death

Sky pirate, adult female whispering death

Bloody dirtdriller, adult male whispering death

I EAT COWS EVERYDAY, baby male whispering death

Lil lullaby, adult male thunderdrum

Lady Gaga, baby female thunderdrum

Kiefer, adult eruptodon

Coaldron, adult eruptadon

Seethsizzle, adult razorwhip

Martyrium, Titan male crimson goregutter

Traphoomerang, adult female typhoomerang

Quetzalcoatlus, Baby male typhoomerang

Belcher, adult female hotburple

lake skater, adult female tide glider

Wormtail, adult male sweet death

Chewbacca, Adult male woolly howl

Snoggletog wraith,Adult male woolly howl

Thornforce, adult male prickleboggle

Toothy, adult male sand wraith

Clawlifter, adult shovelhelm

The Death Star (I use Dexth cuz of censor), adult male screaming death

XxDeathtrooperxX (Again, because of censor), adult male screaming death

Boltbeak, adult male skrill

Sonic the Hedgehog, adult male speed stinger

Ankylosaurus, baby female snafflefang

Snowstorm, adult male snow wraith

Steam Sprayer, adult female scauldron

Icecarver, adult male shivertooth

Glaivedriver, adult female deathgripper

Gasleak, adult male zapplejack

Deadpool, adult male shockjaw

Triceratops, adult female skrillknapper

Blitzeinschlag, adult male stormcutter

Infernier, adult male singetail

Fish head, adult female dreadstrider

Schwein, adult male buffalord

Stormtrooper, adult male deathly galeslash

Mr Caterpillar, adult male thunderpede

Dry Bowser, adult male boneknapper

Skinripper, adult female grim gnasher

Blawberry, adult female cathastrophic quaken

Scar Carver, adult male ringesnipper

Ruffrunner, teen male night light

Blackburn Firebrand, adult male hobblegrunt

Boba Fett, adult male smitten hobgobbler

Moonfire, adult female flightmare

Panzerfaust, adult male goregripper 

Prongs, Baby male crimson goregutter

Star Wars Favourites:

-Favourite Star Wars Starships: Impeial Star destroyer, X wing, arc 170 starfighter,

Slave 1, Mon Calamari Star Cruisers, Mandalorian Kom'rk class starfighter, Naboo Starfighter

-Least Favourite Star Wars Starships: Xyston class star destroyer, Slave 2, MG 100 Starfortress Bomber

-Favourite Star Wars Vehicles: AT-AT, AT-TE, Separatist AAT

-Favourite Star Wars Characters: Darth Vader, K2SO, Chewbacca, Yoda, Cad Bane, Boba Fett and Obi Wan Kenobi

-Least Favourite Star Wars Characters: Wilhuff Tarkin, Kylo Ren and that red Twi'lek from the book of boba fett

-Favourite Star Wars episodes: all except for the Rise of Skywalker

-Favourite Star Wars TV Shows: I like them all

-Favourite droids: BB8, R2D2, K2SO, and B1 battle droids

Other topics, movies and TV shows I like:

HTTYD

Family Guy

The Simpsons

Harry Potter

Countryballs/Polandball

Lord of the Rings

Police Academy 

Star Trek

Marvel

Indiana Jones

James Bond(a little bit)

Geronimo Stiltion(mainly the kingdom of fantasy)

Other games I play:

Clash Royale

War Thunder

 

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As a definitely-new person here, very helpful, thank you. B)

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well im new and i may have

well im new and i may have accidentaly done something im sorry im new to the fourm but have played the game for years so the fourm is kind of a new world to me

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Bumping for renewed relevance.

The announcement subforums have again become a complete cesspool.

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Yes, yes indeed. 

Yes, yes indeed. 

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Welp, since there's a few new peeps...

*Does a high-jump kick and bumps this thread up*

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*no no, a dynamic punch :3 *

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