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Destinee posted this thread...
Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Hey everyone!


So we've been getting some newbies to this part of town (the Philosophy & Thought forum I mean), and I thought that we ought to welcome them with a thread! Since the mod clearly never bothers to frequent the P&T section, this will never be sticky'd, but I'm sure my faithful minions [all of you guys] will ensure that it remains on the first page.



1. Don't spam this thread. Make a new thread and spam it. {I hope I follow my own rule}

2. Post any other cool advice/threads with a brief intro for newbs to read if they wanna be directed someplace. 

3. If you want to introduce yourself briefly here, and save yourself the trouble of ever having to do it again, I hereby give you permission :P 


Cool? Cool. 




Welcome to the P&T section, and possibly to TI itself! I'm your friendly Muslim cupcake. We're all pretty friendly here, at least I like to think so, and because of our overwhelming friendliness, we have decided that you guys should be tipped on some TI stuff. 


1. CENSORS. Used to be a huge problem back in my day [many moons ago]. Basically, if any word strikes you as controversial, put a period in it.  e.g. a.bortion, h.om.os.exuality, J.ews {???}. Otherwise the filter will eat up your entire post and it won't show until like a month later... In the same vein, always copy your entire post before clicking "Submit". Cuz if the filter eats it up, you will be Goddarn ANNOYED. So you always wanna be able to paste it again with filter-bypasses added if needed. :) Also, when posting a website, put a space in the "c om" and take out "h t t p s" or whatever. :) 


2. We've discussed a lot of things, a lot a lot a LOT of times. For instance, evolution, h.o.mos.exuality, Q/A threads about certain religions. So here is a list for y'all, which is by no means exhaustive. Give them a quick look before posting a thread of the same nature (though of course you are free to do so).  


Evolution threads: 

WTH I can't find any!!!!! :( WHAT IS THIS? :S Where'd they all go?!?! 


H.om.os.exuality threads: 

- teenink.c om/forums?act=post&topic_id=19&thread_id=65259

- teenink.c om/forums?act=post&topic_id=19&thread_id=68817

- teenink.c om/forums?act=post&topic_id=19&thread_id=65331


Q/A threads: 


- teenink.c om/forums?act=post&topic_id=19&thread_id=69883




Okay, I'm officially bored of doing this.. someone else, please just find these threads and post them so that we don't get all these repeats... :) 


3. Since I'm making this thread, I can make up the rules, so I'll tell you what NOT to do (my pet peeve): don't post a million threads in the course of like, half an hour. It's irritating. 


4. Yes you can edit/delete your posts. Look at the top right of your screen. See where it says: "See my stuff"? Click that. There will be tabs. Click "Forums". You can see ALL the threads you've ever posted in, and with a lot of hassle, edit them too! 


5. We have bold/italics FOR A REASON. Use them when addressing someone! Put spaces between paragraphs! MAKE YOUR POSTS LOOK TIDY GODDARNIT!! :) Also, this is a writing website, so capitalization, spelling, punctuation etc, are appreciated, although not mandatory :) 


6. Lastly, like I said, we're pretty friendly, and lots of us have been here for like, over 3 years (my God!). So if you ever need any help, ask somebody, but in particular Imaginedangerous, CollinF, contemplator, Breece6, human6, myself, Jubilex (if she comes), half.note, leafy, Thorn & savetheplanet are members who are still active but have been around for a while (that list isn't exhaustive, I always forget somebody). So if you're ever like, "GODDARNIT, I CAN'T FIND A THREAD ON SOCIALISM!!!" then just ask one of them (us) and we'll dig it up for you. Probably. 


Have fun and hope y'all stick around!!!! :) 

{PS: Here's how we should bump this thread: Post a reply, then go back and delete your reply!!! That way, there won't be unnecessary replies like *bump*, but it'll stay visible for new members :) }

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RarelyJaded replied...
Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:34 pm

I'm scared... *.*
Haha, jk. I'm rarely jaded, obviously (actually I am ALWAYS jaded...), I am a girl, and my real name is Callie. So.... Btw destinee, there's a recent post about evolution next to the ones we've been discussing. It's front page:)

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packerbacker12 replied...
Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:39 pm

i'm not trying to start an argument i just thin it's interesting that je.ws is caught through the filter but no other religions are. wiers huh?
Shalom Alechiem!

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half.note replied...
Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:45 pm

(Man, I wish somebody would have made a thread like this when I first started frequenting the P&T forum.)
Okay, now it's time for introductions:
Hi, I'm half.note.
I'm one of the old-timers, and the resident Seventh-Day Adventist (a Protestant Christian denomination).
I'm always patient and don't get offended, well, at all, so go ahead and ask me any question that pops into your head.
I'm especially helpful on topics such as the Bible, sin, the character of God, etc.
If you're new, I hope you enjoy your time here and find our discussions interesting and refreshing. And hopefully you'll stick around. :)
Don't worry, we don't bite... very often. ;)
God bless. ♥

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Destinee replied...
Feb. 21, 2013 at 2:54 am

Packer, Callie, spam somewhere else XD Also Packer, every other religious group used to be censored. I think they forgot to uncensor J.ews cuz Jew is fine :)

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Destinee replied...
Feb. 21, 2013 at 3:01 am

My intro:
Hi y'all. Sorry if the spacing is weird in this post. I'm on my phone and spacing is weird when you use your phone.
Anyways, yo wazzzzup I'm Destinee. I live in Canada and am, for the most part, a questioning Muslim who happens to have an interest in Christianity too. I enjoy reading and cupcakes. Holler at me if you want to know anything about life, but in particular Islamic life. My knowledge is awfully limited but it's probably better than most peoples here. Lastly, Y'ALL BEHAVE :) and don't be shy, post away and we'll all get to know one another. Heck, introduce yourselves in this thread, since many P&T members don't check the rest of the forum and may be unaware of who you are. Hearts and kisses!!

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An-eloquent-leaf replied...
Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:48 am

Hey I'm leafy! There's not too much to say about me... I'm a Christian who currently goes to a Presbyterian church, though I don't really affiliate with any certain denomination, and my dad side of the family is Greek Orthodox. I disappear a lot, especially if I'm busy (which is a lot of the time). Um yeah. That's pretty much it.
Don't let Destinee's novel-length posts scare you off XD

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An-eloquent-leaf replied...
Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:51 am

As for the...Jewissue -- *coughs* --, I remember when words like "Christian," "Muslim," and even "God" was blocked :P. The mods had fixed that fairly quickly once we told them (that's when they actually got on), so "Je ws" is blocked probably because they just forgot.

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Artgirl1999 replied...
Feb. 21, 2013 at 7:11 am

Hi, I'm artgirl1999, and I'm pretty new to the forums. I'm a Christian, and I like to argue about evolution. :) But mostly I like to write. I just wanted to say that I do most of my posting on my iPad, so paragraphs, etc. might be a little wonky. :)

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contemplatorThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Feb. 21, 2013 at 9:06 am

My name is Contemplator. Why are we telling each other our usernames? Its kinda redundant. 
I'm a christian. I go to an evangelical free church. I live in minnesota. I don't watch football that often, but when I do, I root for the vikings. 
I like to talk about a variety of things, i guess. Mostly the logic of evolution and the validity of the Bible. 
Oh, my profile pic is a cup of egg nog. Just in case you were wondering. 

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packerbacker12 replied...
Feb. 21, 2013 at 9:34 am

oops forgot to introduce my self...
well hello i'm packerbacker your fellow conservative messianic Jew(sorta and sorta not) packer fan.(if you don't know it's american football team that represents green bay, wi.)
I love to have "friendly" conversations:)(you know, me already:) and i can't be persuaded of anything because i'm to ignorant:)
Shalom Alechiem!(peace be unto/with you!)

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Aircrafter replied...
Feb. 21, 2013 at 11:12 am

Might as well...
Yello. I'm Aircrafter, but either refer to me as Air or Michael ( my real name ), doesn't matter to me. I'm an atheist and enjoy debates on religion and evolution. I live in Arizona. I'm a brony. Blah blah.

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RedsFan23 replied...
Feb. 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I'm new as well, and probably on the younger side of the people on this forum, being a freshmen in high school. I'm from Indiana, though I used to live in upstate New York. I would identify myself as a conservative politically, though I try to be a little more openminded than... certain people we might have encountered on this forum. I am a non-denominational Christian. I am also very sorry about the terrible sentence variety in this post.

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RedsFan23 replied...
Feb. 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Oh I think we all know certain people that are a tad... entrenched in their beliefs. Not that that's a bad thing.

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Imaginedangerous replied...
Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Is Destinee consciously trying to sound like a bad Western steroetype? :D
I don't know where the Wicca thread went, but here's the Mormon one Destinee mentioned:
ht tp://w ww.teenink.c om/forums?act=post&topic_id=19&thread_id=38967
Someone needs to pester the mods to fix the 'je.ws' issue.

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human6 replied...
Feb. 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Gee thanks its so nice to be considered one of the elders.

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Destinee replied...
Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:10 pm

More stuff about censorship (and oppreshun): 
- The "at" sign is censored. DON'T USE IT. For the love of God. 
- Golfb.alls is banned. Just sayin'.

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Imaginedangerous replied...
Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:54 pm

There's lots of words that get censored becuase they have crude meanings when used as slang. I remember a post that once drove me crazy because I used a sports analogy and it kept catching the word ba.lls. (Co.ck has the same problem, to the consternation of the action-adventure writers over in the fiction forum.)

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Destinee replied...
Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:36 pm


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An-eloquent-leaf replied...
Feb. 23, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Is it just me, or did a bunch of threads all over the forums randomly (not to mention mysteriously) bumped? o.O

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