Instead of bitching and moaning about the GD, or trying to get a group of older GDers to fix the GD, why don't we embrace new GDers.
Of course; not all of you have made the transition over from CB to GD. So here's a thread full of tips on being a good GDer!
1.) Make sure you're in the right forum. The GD is about Sex, Drama, Current Events, and most importantly Humor. If you are going to post about how your day went, post it in your journal. If you are wanting to change your name, post for gold, or make an rp, go away. Preferably to the CB, where you can do almost whatever you like. Trust me the CB is full of a lot friendlier people than the GD.
2.) If you post a picture in your sig, make sure you are not fat/ugly. I'm dead serious. Even moderately attractive people can put their pics in their sigs. But if you are ugly and/or "fat" you need to keep your pictures to yourself. People will not read what you post, but instead look at your picture and laugh.
3.) For Discussable Topics only? Meh... Sure the GD should have a lot of good topics with discussion, but let's face it. The GD will never be what it was if we can't have a good chuckle every now and then. In my opinion, if you've got a topic that's funny, post it. Do not post a list of funny things you got off of myspace, or something you and you alone think is funny. Before you press "Submit" ask yourself, will other GDers like this? Or does this sound like it should be in the CB?
4. If you see a topic that is stupid to you, ignore it. Do not post "fail" "wut?" or "NOOB", because then you look like a dumbass noob yourself. By posting in a topic you think is stupid you've bumped it to the top of the page, you've now made it so this topic will be more accessible to other stupid people, and above all: you've encouraged that user to post more topics like that.
5.) Learn to identify a troll. To be a good GDer you've got to know when a troll is a troll. Trolls are people who are deliberately trying to get you to argue with them, so you look like a dumbass. If someone posts something in the GD that really offends you, guess what! You've found your troll. Now instead of fighting with it, why not go along with it? You might actually have some fun.
6.) Don't namedrop/picdrop if you don't know how. It won't work if you don't do it correctly.
7.) Memes stay at the door. Saying lol mudkips and other 4chan memes makes you look like a dumbass, therefore you are a dumbass. You're in the GD. Don't be a ******** dumbass.
8.) Don't sweat it! Have fun! The GD is not a place for you to do whatever you want. But it is a place to have fun, relax, and get a couple laughs. Here's some advice: Say witty and funny things in your posts. And i mean actually clever things. Some stuff just isnt funny at all. neutral And that makes you look like a dumbass.
9.) Stop making retarded posts. You should know if you are saying something that is just ******** stupid. I can't stress this enough.
10.) No. You are not a ******** reg. Regs are not people who just post a lot in the GD. Regs are people who are worthy of the title. Regs make people laugh, are well liked, are known a lot, and yes post a lot. I'm not saying you can't become a reg, but's its pretty difficult nowadays. You've got to prove yourself better than this filth thats in the GD now. You've got to rise above.
11.) Prommies don't exist. Yes, they once did, but they do no longer. The last real prommie's reign ended early June. No. ******** F***a is not a prommie. She's a sweet girl, but's she a massive namedropper and thats all.
12.) If you can't handle the heat, get the ******** out of the GD. If you can't deal with becoming a good gder, trust me: you'll have a lot more fun elsewhere. There's always the CB, ED, and GCD if you don't like the GD. And if you like the GD, but can't post funny or interesting things, this next tip is for you.
13.) ******** LURK. Goddammit. Saying "who?" "What is that?" and "idgi" usually means you haven't being lurking enough. And that means, you should start lurking more. Lurking means just reading through topics and posts without actually posting. Trust me, its entertaining for you, and not worsening the GD, which is good for us.
14.) Its called spellcheck. Use it. There is a difference between illiteracy and faggotism. But it is a thin, thin line. If you're not going to use good english, don't post until you do. Grammar goes with this one. The GD is one big grammar nazi. So if you're gonna be an awesome GDer, type so people can actually understand you.
15.) Ilu GD, but please DEAR GOD, no longer make yourselves look like idiots. If you actually read this, hopefully this helped you realize what you need to do to become a truly good GDer.