The Severe Poster
This post will post anything, at anytime. Most times the posts he makes contribute very little to the thread. This person equates a lot of posts with accomplishment.
Every forum has one of these. They will not only go to great lengths to correct simple misspelled words, but will also try and correct it as well. They will venture into the realm of grammar as well. This forum poster is usually dismissed by the forum community as someone with nothing more to contribute than their good spelling.
The Big Head
This poster knows more about the board than you. This poster knows more about you than you know about yourself at times. Everything on the board is easy to this poster. They tend to have short, one sentence posts which basically boil down to you being a noob and them not being a noob.
Nothing is good enough for this forum poster. The board is either being moderated too heavily or not heavily enough. They will complain about people on the board, moderators, rules, and anything else they can get their hands on. "Meh" is their reply to any sensible post.
This forum dweller lives for an argument. They have a snappy comeback for anything that may not be 100% correct. They do not have the ability to understand generalizations, only specifics.
These types tend to either be very young, very unintelligent, or do not speak the language native to the forum in question. They utilize a lot of it, seldom use punctuation, and are huge fans of the ‘Wall of Text’ method of posting. Mostly ignored, they tend to continue their posting and pay little mind to those who to try to correct them.
This person will actually go out of his/her way to make something original or funny for general forum consumption. This poster can sometimes be mean if their work is met with little appreciation.
This poster believes he/she is an unofficial moderator. They will tell people to calm down, not argue, don’t violate forum rules etc. This person tends to treat the forums like a job, because most likely, they do not have a job in real life. They take their forum time very seriously, and won’t tolerate anyone messing it up.
This is the kind of poster that you can never be friends with. One minute they are cool with you, the next they aren't.
This person lives for taking a thread off subject. They especially enjoy derailing a serious topic. Some more popular methods of derailment are the posting of lols, ..., 1234567, meh, etc.
This type of poster has always done something more or better than you. If you have a Masters in Physiology, they have a PhD. This is the hardest poster to get along with, they are like talking to a wall.
This is the poster that will post anything to get attention. They will post senseless threads about TV shows that just started 10 minutes ago or about going to sleep. In a Troll's mind, the letter "a" is good enough for a thread.
This is the type of poster that everyone sucks up too. Even if the idol doesn't have a good personality, somehow every will suck up to them and expect you to too.
This poster usually usually clinches to forum groups or important people. The groupie feels the need to be protected by the companionship of senior members or forum groups. Usually if you insult a groupie, he/she will use everything is his/her power to bring their friends into the conflict.
The insulter is a poster who has few, if any, friends. They will usually be idols of someone important on the board. This poster will most likely insult another poster for no reason. Although the insulters do a lot of insulting, they rarely receive infractions.
The average Joe is exactly average. Sometimes combined on two or more personalities, the average Joe usually spends his/her time posting regularly and not doing any more than that. Sometimes joining important debates and sometime spamming, usually the average Joe is the easiest poster to get along with.
This poster usually feels that he/she must brag about mostly fictional things. They usually have real life issues and feel the need to brag about themselves in some fictional way. The compensator is known to make comments about sexual things or about their ability in sports or education.
The Body Guard
The body guard is one of the most atrocious posters. They feel the need to defend a poster against the insulter. The body guard will usually make just as bad comments to the insulter as the insulter would make. Although they can sometimes be irritating, the body guard adds balance to the forums and sometimes can help you in a situation. Some body guards may also be called suck-ups or groupies too.
The Lurker is, if not the most, one of the most mysterious of the posters. He/she will rarely post but instead, read almost every post in the forum. They usually know a lot about the posters and can sometimes be dangerous. Every once in a while the lurker will feel a need to make maybe one to two posts on a subject and then run to hide in the amidst. It is recommended to stay away from lurkers.
Normies are called normies because they are the norm- the average- and the droll. Normies lack the ability to see connections as Weirds can and are often hard to communicate with. They are more prone to start or instigate fights and are more often then not the people who watch and hoot at fights on the street or at school.(Note that if you're a normie, you most likely still belong in another group)
Weirds make up a low percentage of the world's population and even lower in America. Weirds are more prone to reason-ability and often have a higher IQ than Normies. Having a higher IQ means that they can see patterns and learn/store information much easier and faster. Weirds make up a large part of the off-topic population and enjoy educated debates. (Note that if you're a weird, you most likely still belong in another group)
Although The Pretender sounds like someone who pretends to be something, it's a little deeper. The Pretender is a poster who comes in pretending to be a different gender. Such as, a guy pretending to be a girl and making threads that say "Girls Only". They usually have fetishes and are very dangerous posters. Usually, asking a lot of information about you and tracking your every move. This is a very dangerous poster and should be avoided.
These posters are the Secondary account of another poster, they will post things that they cant post with their other account, or they will post to the threads of their other account that no body replies.
These posters are the secondary account of those banned accounts
These posters are the most mysterious of all others. You can see them as "Currently active users viewing this thread". They wont waste time posting in a certain thread and if you're lucky they will only post 1 liner sentences.
Edited by martinfan5, 19 January 2012 - 06:36 PM.