Forum Personalities

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I found this on another forum, so are there people on here that match all of these :lol: :lol:

Forum Personalities

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.

Grammar Nazi/Police

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.

The Complainer

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.

The Arguer

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.

The Idiot

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.

The Creator

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.

The Supervisor

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.

Bipolar Poster

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.

The ThreadJacker

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.

The Wall

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.

The Troll

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.

The Idol

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.

The Groupie

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

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.

Average Joe

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.

The Compensator

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

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.

The Normie

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)

The Weirdie

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)

The Pretender/Wannabe

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.

The Illusion

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.

The Forgotten

These posters are the secondary account of those banned accounts

The Mirage

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

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interesting, and yet i can think of a member here for each one of those

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Grammar Nazi/Police

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.

It should be try TO, not try AND.

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Posted · Report post

This had me rolling!!! :lol: :lol:

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So can I keef lol

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Grammar Nazi/Police

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.

It should be try TO, not try AND.

Go get 'em, Officer Skip! :lol:

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Grammar Nazi/Police

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.

It should be try TO, not try AND.

:lol: :lol: Also, it should be "correct these" :lol: :lol: Not that I am a grammar police or anything....... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted · Report post

Funny...and pretty much true!

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Posted · Report post

Well said, Mike. I guess I would consider myself the "Average Joe" except I don't spam :P

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The Illusion

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.

When the second part applies, they're also known as 'Sock Puppets'.

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The list should include the Poster who replies to his own replies, usually just to boost a view count or post count.

CadillacPat

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interesting, and yet i can think of a member here for each one of those

I wonder which one I am :lol:<_<

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The list should include the Poster who replies to his own replies, usually just to boost a view count or post count.

CadillacPat

There's no point in building up a post count... we don't award any prizes! :lol:

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i reject your reality and substitute one of my own. bwahahahaha!

now, where did i leave that Ex-Acto knife..... OUCH... yep, right there.

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[quote name='martinfan5

The Idol

This is the type of poster that everyone sucks up to

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I confess to being at least the first 20, except for the Nazi/Spelling/Grammar Police! :lol:

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Posted · Report post

this is easily the funniest thing I have read today.

Thanks for posting it.

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Posted · Report post

Reading this list, I was immediatley reminded of another board, not so much here.

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I know Jonathan had a few name in mind whilst writing this one............................

:o

I love it Dude.

G

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G , well now that you mention it, I can think of a few people :lol: :lol:

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Most of these are pretty accurate, this is the only one I really the issue with

The Lurker

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.

There are a lot of lurkers who simply follow the if you don't have anything useful to add to a conversation don't, or the it is better to remain silent and let people think you are stupid instead of opening your mouth and proving it.

I'm very active on some forums but just lurk on others. I've been a member of a soviet warplanes site and a WW1 aircraft site for more than a year but have less than a dozen posts on both because I'm mostly just there to learn. The few posts I have made (besides the obligatory "Hi I'm new" post) has been to get information I can't find with a search. I am obviously a bit more active on this site, because I have a little bit of knowledge about cars and model cars so get more involved.

I don't see why lurkers would be considered mysterious, and the only reason I could see to stay away from lurkers would be if their few posts are of a trollish nature.

Edited by Aaronw

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As far as lurkers, there seem to be a couple different types of personalities amongst lurkers...the ones who just don't have anything to say and are absorbing information, and the genuine sociopaths/psychopaths..though the second type on here are probably amongst the more vocal, high post count posters..

Edited by Rob Hall

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As far as lurkers, there seem to be e a couple different types...the ones who just don't have anything to say and are absorbing information, and the genuine sociopaths/psychopaths..though the second type on here are probably amongst the more vocal, high post count posters..

How is it possible to be a lurker and a high post count poster at the same time? :blink:

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How is it possible to be a lurker and a high post count poster at the same time? :blink:

I didn't say that. Note the word 'though'.

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I didn't say that. Note the word 'though'.

I think you need to re-read your own post... ;)

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