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What is the difference between a newb and a noob?

For example:

Is it:

I remember when I was a newb, wandering the alleyways of the forum,

or

I remember when I was a noob, wandering the alleyways of the forum.

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Newb is a shortening of the word newbie. I tend to pronounce it the same way - essentially new-b - in my head, just to keep the distinction. Newbie is a generally affectionate term for someone who is new to the thing in question. Referring to someone as a newb points out their lack of experience as a natural extension of the limited amount of time they've had, and is usually used without malice. It is possible to grow out of being a newbie simply with time and practice.

On the other hand, a noob - pronounced as it looks as a single syllable, sometimes spelled n00b if you're h4rdc0r3 l33t - can be a person of any experience level who is either willfully ignorant or immature, and often unnecessarily confrontational when their skill set isn't anywhere near where they claim. For example, this is the word that is used when referring to the M203 attachment as the "noob tube" in Call of Duty online multiplayer - whereas a perfectly cooked and thrown grenade takes practice, popping an M203 shell into a room to instantly detonate on contact can be done by just about anyone, and therefore is seen as noobish behavior when a person of higher rank is seen using one. Noobishness is a state of mind, not a question of time, and is thus more difficult to grow out of.

These are not set in stone, of course, but as I understand it, newb would be the appropriate term for that sentence.

On a personal note, I can't believe I'm analyzing the semantics of newb vs. noob. The Internet is a crazy place. Then again, if "refudiate" is a word now...

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Came up with this yesterday, for fun.

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The point being that I don't put many comments in my code. Instead I rely on writing clear, concise, self-describing code.

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Came up with this yesterday, for fun.

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The point being that I don't put many comments in my code. Instead I rely on writing clear, concise, self-describing code.

That's pretty good man. Know what would've been sweeter? If you had edited the bottle label to show C# instead of the 2 XX's. B)

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I've seen a few pieces worthy of Galleria status but is there much point in nominating ?

Everything that has been nominated (on this forum) is in the Galleria. Nothing has been nominated for a very long time.

The nominations from the Forumer board were lost in the migration to IPB.

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I hate the way one sock will create its own wormhole and collapse into another universe - leaving the other alone and lying limpy in the drawer.

Maybe they are EVIL after all!!

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I discovered this (not) deep down, (not) very hidden forum called the Graveyard.

What is this for? Can't the mods just delete the threads instead of using up server space and keeping them? Its not like anyone is ever going to go there.

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While we're in the ACP and fiddling with various forum features, maybe we should give the trash can a try.

Instead of locking topics, which forces the thread to slowly drift to obscurity, the trash can feature makes the "Delete" command move topics to the vast wasteland, preventing spammy bloody potato from forcing quality content down the pages.

It would also make navigating old topics easier by reducing clutter, since instead of a bunch of locked "how do i install this" threads scattered in the back pages of the Plugins forum, it would only contain actual, working plugin threads.

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The Graveyard will give us Mods a little backup too. Like when I accidentally delete (insert username)'s gallery instead of the spam post immediately below it :(. Then I can go to the Graveyard and recover the Gallery - and no one will ever know. Ssssshhhhh!

If you're worried about space I'm sure we can periodically purge the Graveyard. So don't worry about it :D

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