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We have a problem with roblox.(Warning! Long Read)

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CommunityReborn is not online. CommunityReborn
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29 Sep 2010 06:09 PM
We have a problem with roblox.

What is it, you may ask?

It's not the catalog. Not the mods. Not the so called "crappy" updates provided by the admins of this website. The problem is the community. Our freaking ignorant players of roblox.

Raise your hand if you have ever been on this website for more of a year.(Don't actually raise your hand). It's fun being a newbie. You get to experience a whole new world. A brand new perspective. It's like all these sounds, sights, senses pour into you all at once. It's awesome.

A year passes. You feel awesome. You're now a "veteran". Your smile fades, however as you've seen how much roblox has changed. "What happened to the friendly world I've come to known and love?" you ask yourself, as you see more and more "unoriginal" places. More unexplained flame wars in forums. More annoying chain mails, and noobs who are out to get you.

Now, what would cause this, you ask? I'll tell you. It's not the newbies. It's the veterans.

As a veteran, you view a world in which you wish roblox was better. One day you come across a newbie.

"Pfft, a newbie." you type.

You pwn the newbie using your expert skills. Now from here, you could do one of 2 things:

Say:"Nice try! See if you could try again.."

Say:" Ha ha, nub!"

By default, I know most of you would choose option 2. Let's say you do. You and other friends laugh at the newbie. The newbie has no idea what's going on. You continue to call him a noob. That newbie decided he has had it. He pwns you by surprise with a rocket. You could do one of 2 things:

Say: "Your skills are pretty good! Wanna join my team?"

Say: "Nub! Grr!"

Again, you choose option 2. The newbie is now very angry for calling him a noob yet again. He asks you nicely to stop calling him a noob.

"Good luck!" You say. You then say some..bad words.

The newbie has had it. He reports you.

Now, let's view the newbie several months later.

The newbie, now a normal player, goes onto roblox regularly. He comes across another newbie, and he pwns him.

"Nub! I pwned you!" The player says.

The newbie, just as clueless as the player once was, asks to stop. The player continues to call him a noob, and the newbie has no luck.

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This is what regulaly happens to newbies every day. The veterans are upset. They view that newbies aren't as knowledged, or superior as them. They ignore them, treat them like crap. And what happens with newbies? The eventually follow, doing the same behavior. Imagine it as having a little sibling. If you were to do something bad in front of them, he/she will most likley mimic you. The same goes for newbies.

Thanks to this, a cycle of noobs is born. I'd like to call this the "Noob cycle." This is how it works:

Newbie enters.→ Meets Noob/Badveteran.→BadVeteran treats newbie badly.→ Newbie reacts.→ Newbie gives up and copies behaviors of other Badveterans/noobs.→Newbie becomes badveteran/noob.→Tells friend about game.→ Repeat.

Yes, all of this can happen in rapid succession. Thanks to the noob cycle, we see more "noobs" who join a part of a bad community. Flaming. Spaming. Place stealing. Hacking. Online Dater. You name it. If they see it, they do it.

Now, how do we stop this? The answer is simple. STOP ACTING LIKE A JACKWAGON.

Do you say bad words in front of a little kid? Do you beat up other kids in front of them? OF COURSE NOT! Because you know that they will do the same. Now, I'm not saying that you should treat newbies like infants. Some are at least old enough to know right from wrong. You have to guide them. Lead them in the right direction.

I call this process "Sponsoring." By choosing to be a newbie's friend, you can show them around roblox, and drive them away from negative parts of roblox.

You don't have to sponsor newbies. Another great way is to simply change your behavior. If you do, people are ALOT less likley to act out on you, or anyone else around you.

But what if you come across a noob? One who doesn't stop? One who annoys you, and possibly everyone else. Simply ignore. If it's too much, ignore the user. If you don't give them attention, they won't have a reason to bother you. Once they see no one wants to accept their crap, they'll stop.

By doing these simple behaviors, you can help quite alot in making roblox a better place. Beleive me. Just look at insperational people in life. Ghandi. Martin Luther King. If they changed the world, heck, we can change one little website.

One MAJOR thing that prevents such a thing on this website from happening is people just accepting this fate. We don't have to accept it. If you step on crap, do you leave it on your shoe? Don't believe that roblox can't be changed. One person can't do much, true. But how about 100 people? Or 1,000? Try 10,000. As one person once said "Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much."

Try to do your part in making roblox better. Teach other newbies how NOT to be bad. Lead them in the right direction. Change your own behaviors, and learn to avoid bad behavior.However, the most important thing of all: Tell other people! Spread the message to other people. If you tell them, they will tell others, and the news will GROW huge.

And closing this, I say that you hope you've taken all of this in. If you're here to TL;DR, or flame, or whatever, ask yourself this:

"What am I gaining from this?"

_________

That is all.
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Vividness is not online. Vividness
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29 Sep 2010 06:09 PM
Aren't the mods part of the community?
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Plad is not online. Plad
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29 Sep 2010 06:10 PM
Summary:

The community sucks.

No need to make an essay about it, man.
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Rikerwatts is not online. Rikerwatts
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29 Sep 2010 06:11 PM
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Boundaries shift, new players step in, but power allways finds a place to rest it's head.
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CommunityReborn is not online. CommunityReborn
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29 Sep 2010 06:11 PM
@Vividness

They are, but players make up a huger impact.

Concider the mods as the "goverment.".
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racoon36 is not online. racoon36
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29 Sep 2010 06:11 PM
China called. They want their wall back.
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dragon656 is not online. dragon656
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29 Sep 2010 06:11 PM
no they "control" it
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webhed is not online. webhed
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29 Sep 2010 06:11 PM
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Plad is not online. Plad
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29 Sep 2010 06:11 PM
Woahwoahwoahwoahwoah... Who said we veterans were upset about this? That's stereotyping us saying no vererans like new players.
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gatolin is not online. gatolin
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29 Sep 2010 06:12 PM
pic or didnt happen
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MegaRobloxMan99 is not online. MegaRobloxMan99
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29 Sep 2010 06:12 PM
Why don't you make the community better with 1- noob, and leave ROBLOX?
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gatolin is not online. gatolin
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29 Sep 2010 06:12 PM
oh and go away nob 10er
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CommunityReborn is not online. CommunityReborn
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29 Sep 2010 06:13 PM
@Everyone

Please think before you type. I doubt anyone could have this entire article this fast.
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Mrverdesoon is not online. Mrverdesoon
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29 Sep 2010 06:13 PM
Tl;dr
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dietpepsimax is not online. dietpepsimax
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29 Sep 2010 06:13 PM
Or does ROBLOX have a problem with you?

\~/Plot Twister\~/
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CommunityReborn is not online. CommunityReborn
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29 Sep 2010 06:15 PM
@Everyone

You are afraid of change.

Stop thinking that roblox cannot be changed. Stop being self-centered for once.
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gatolin is not online. gatolin
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29 Sep 2010 06:16 PM
roblox cannot be changed

period
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MegaRobloxMan99 is not online. MegaRobloxMan99
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29 Sep 2010 06:17 PM
Eh, I take that back. This is pretty interisting but... why make a spam alt instead of posting it on your main.

Also, cool story bro.
(Seriously, I mean it's a cool story.)
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CommunityReborn is not online. CommunityReborn
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29 Sep 2010 06:17 PM
@gatolin

I see you've been on roblox for a long time.

Tell me, what's was awesome about 07?
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gatolin is not online. gatolin
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29 Sep 2010 06:17 PM
being new
dundundundun
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CommunityReborn is not online. CommunityReborn
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29 Sep 2010 06:18 PM
Also.

I am not a spam alt, or I would be spamming right now.

This is not an alt, since I gave away my main. I don't need a TBC account.

Today, I represent the average newbie.
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solarsparten is not online. solarsparten
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29 Sep 2010 06:18 PM
I read the entire article and you know what? hes right, i am going to help him in his conquest to make roblox a better place, so again think before you type!
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gatolin is not online. gatolin
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29 Sep 2010 06:19 PM
"I represent the average newbie."

noob
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CommunityReborn is not online. CommunityReborn
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29 Sep 2010 06:19 PM
@solar

Thank you for supporting.
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CommunityReborn is not online. CommunityReborn
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29 Sep 2010 06:20 PM
@Gatolin

What do you have to gain from calling me a newbie, other than a quick laugh?
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