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n00b ZERG RUSH!!! Please Read Before Acting Like A Douche.

This is copy pasta from a cblog I wrote about year ago. Since we're going to get a flood of fresh fish and cblogs titled Tales of Etrian Odyssey in the next few weeks, I thought it appropriate to repost now. You are all ambassadors to Destructoid for every single one of these new users. Act accordingly.

With the God of War / PSTriple contest, there have been a ton of new users signing up for the site. Not only is this to be expected, this is certainly what Niero wants. There's a ton of DToid lurkers out there who haven't taken the time to join up yet. This gives them a reason to, and as a result our community grows.

We're going to see increases in both win and suck. Sure, there's a lot of people who are just joining to enter the contest. They'll probably spam the community blogs for a while, then fade away once their chance to win is over. This will happen no matter how much we complain about it. Niero's on the ball. [Make that CTZ now] I'm fairly certain he doesn't require sleep or know fear. The people who are blatantly blog spamming are going to get flagged, and they'll be taken care of internally. We'll also hopefully attract a lot of awesome users who will bring more awesome to the already awesome level of awesomeness.

We had a bit of a bitch fit about elitism on the forums a while back. Some users were starting to seriously rape the noobs, and as a result things were begining to go beyond friendly hazing and straight into pure asshattery. That's taking things a bit too far. Everyone new is going to take some lumps in good fun at first. But putting every new user in the same boat and attacking them on sight is going to make us look like a collection of pricks. When people are fucking up, we can offer constructive advice rather than "GTFO mah DTOID!!!" The good noobs are going to rise to the top over time. The bad ones will eventually go away on their own. Let's try to be a bit more open-minded about them, have fun, and show everyone why Destructoid is the greatest community out there.

A few other random thoughts:

- Community Blogs shouldn't have to be just about games all the time. Everyone here is connected by their love of [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I'm_O.K_-_A_Murder_Simulator]murder simulators[/url], but that's not the only thing that defines us. For the most part, we're a group of friends who like to joke and fuck around with one another. Some of my favorite blog posts here have had absolutely nothing to do with games.

- By getting into flame wars on sucky blogs, all you're doing is increasing the user's views and number of comments. Let's not add more fuel to the fail. Also, as far as the blog stats go... We're talking about imaginary internet points here. ZOMG SERIOUS BUSINESS.

- Use your friends list, and check out the last few archive pages on the Community Blog section. There's going to be a flood of crap blogs for a while. It's unavoidable. If you enjoy reading someone's work, it's easy enough to find.

- [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_&_Ted's_Excellent_Adventure]Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure[/url] still manages to hold up to this day as a classic comedy. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, not so much. Good Robot Bill and Ted are still cool though.

I'm really fucking tired, and not sure how coherent this is. I'll probably clean it up later tonight and add more random links. Anyway, I just wanted to say I want to bang each and every one of you, and thanks for helping to make Destructoid as rad as it is. Let's all work to keep it that way.
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About Mxyzptlkone of us since 11:08 AM on 11.10.2006

Aaron "Mxy" Yost was an admin for the Dtoid Forums, and hosted/produced the Radio Destructoid podcast with some of the other Dtoid community managers. He also has a dark secret that must never be revealed, lest the world be split asunder.

Pronunciation: "Miks-yez-pit-lik" Most people just pronounce it "Mixie" for short.

I'm a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.

I am a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

I'm not sorry for the things I've said. There's a wild man in my head.

I am two with nature.

I'm a bird who doesn't sing because I have an answer, I sing because I have a song.

I mostly come at night... Mostly.

I'm an alligator, I'm a mama-papa coming for you.

I'm the space invader, I'll be a rock 'n' rollin' bitch for

I'm like, you know... this guy.

You should listen to Radio Destructoid! It's the best podcast ever, except for those other ones that are better.

Ben and I make videos. You love them and want to subscribe to our YouTube channel:

FOOTBALL!!! Blitz: the League 2 Destructoid contest
Left 4 Dead: Interview with a Zombie
Resident Evil 5: A Lesson In Tolerance
Maniac Mansion: Requiem For a Hamster
Castle Crashers Outtakes (Terminator Contest)
Left 4 Dead 2: Interview with a Zombie 2
L4D2 Interview 2 Outtakes
Using Adrenaline in Left 4 Dead 2
The Man-lympics
The Man-lympics Outtakes and Bonus Footage
The Package
Project Mario Vlog: Episode 1
Project Mario Vlog: Episode 2

You can also listen to our ravings about geek culture every week on Airport Road: The Podcast!

My Web 2.0s:
Guitar Hero
Rock Band

Licensed Games That Don't Entirely Suck:
#1: DuckTales
#2: Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
#3: The Super Star Wars Trilogy
#4: The Dungeons & Dragons Arcade Games
#5: The Warriors

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Mario Kart Wii Code: 2363-6044-4563

Much love to domataos for my cblog banner, itemforty for my avatar, and The GHost for my DToid card, as well as every single Dtoider out there for helping to make this the best community on the Interwebs.
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