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Aug 21st, 2007, 03:11 AM
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Can You Tell If It's a Post from a Newbie?

For the past several months, I've tried to guess if a post is from a Newbie. BTW, I define a Newbie as a Person with less than 25 total posts listed under their screen name.

It's intersting, but my record is over 75%. I must have way too much time on my hands.

I realize this maybe a weird question, but what do you expect at 3:00 AM from a person who can't fall back to sleep?
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Aug 21st, 2007, 03:22 AM
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I should have added that by merely reading the title and not actually reading the post itself.
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Aug 21st, 2007, 03:46 AM
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Sometimes. The "Where shall I go" and "What are the must-sees in..." posts are always suspicious, just as the "I need advice" ones and those that don't mention in the title which country/city/region the question is about.
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Aug 21st, 2007, 03:50 AM
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What do you suppose happens to them suddenly after the 25th post...do they have a vision and the figure hands them instructions on how to do it right??? LOL
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Aug 21st, 2007, 04:04 AM
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Hi Dukey,

The number 25 was merely an estimate as must of us get more experience ect..
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Aug 21st, 2007, 04:05 AM
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To see if someone is a newbie all you have to do is click their link. You'll see if this is their first post or not.

BTW, we were all newbies once and certainly got in the hair of veterans before we got our Fodor's pants on right ways.

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Aug 21st, 2007, 04:07 AM
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Hi H,

I know how to determine if the person is a Newbie by clicking their screen name, but I make my guess from the title BEFORE clicking their name.
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Aug 21st, 2007, 04:09 AM
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After that quick exchange, I guess I'll try and fall back to sleep.
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Aug 21st, 2007, 04:18 AM
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Sweet Dreams! <G>
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Aug 21st, 2007, 07:21 AM
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I'm back from my 3 hour "nap". An example of my topic would be the new post entitled "getting nervous". I'm not being critical of the title, but it simply sounds like it comes from a Newbie.

OK it's time for breakfast here in California.
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