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Old 11-30-2002, 10:01 PM   #1
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What is a noob?

Can someone tell me what the word "noob" means?

Old 11-30-2002, 10:32 PM   #2
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short for "newbie", I take it someone might have called you one?
Old 11-30-2002, 10:54 PM   #3
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noob newbie nub all mean that you are if you can't get it already from the word "NEW" so something. Like a game or a program alike linux... If you new to it.... your considered a newbie. That should spell it out enough for ya. If you have trouble understanding that then ummmmm.... Then just let me know i'll give you a good psychologist's #.....
Old 12-01-2002, 12:42 AM   #4
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Hehe.. this has got to be the newbiest of all newbie questions..
Old 12-01-2002, 06:01 AM   #5
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Hey, here's a definition. Public school boys:

Schoolmaster : "Derrington, Galsworthy, stop rubbing linseed oil into the scool pelican ... go and find a new boy (newb) instead .. "
Derrington : " Sorry sir, yes Sir!"
Galsworthy : "Sorry sir, yes Sir!"
Old 12-01-2002, 09:39 AM   #6
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Thanks to all for the info. And yes, I am new to Linux, forums, and as such I don't understand some of the lingo that is out there. I sorta knew I'd get ribed for asking, but hey, the name of this site is centered around questions, so I asked.

Old 12-01-2002, 02:36 PM   #7
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Not that it matters.... but most people that use it do so to make themselves feel important or like some kind of expert.

I use it on my friends .... who really aren't noobs... but never anyone else. Remember how it makes you feel now so that maybe you will not want to use it when you are not so "new".

Just my opinion.

Old 12-01-2002, 02:42 PM   #8
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What about reverse n00b name calling? I still call myself a newb all the time, as I still have very little knowledge about everything linux can do/does.



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