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    Default The Word Noob: Love it or hate it?

    I have noticed that everytime i trade someone a fair but not really cool deal, or when newer players try to do stuff, everyone else starts to shout NOOB! So, i was wondering, what does the word noob actually mean, and when people do that, could it be considered to be bullying?

    Also, post your opinions on that word, and others that people have called you.
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    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Noob?s=t

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeachStar View Post
    So, i was wondering, what does the word noob actually mean, and when people do that, could it be considered to be bullying?

    Also, post your opinions on that word, and others that people have called you.
    Noob means a player or user who is new to the game or envirnment. It is not considered bullying due to the fact that the word is referring to a simple fact. The user is new.

    Noob Offers are usually pathetic due to the fact that new users may not understand the value of items as a Veteran might.

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    Depends on the context. Using 'noob' as a derisive term against unwealthy, inexperienced, or other players is unfriendly and can be considered bullying in a lot of cases, but using it to address new players is generally fine.

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    As far as my knowledge extends to:

    -Noob: annoying player.

    -Newb/Newbie: new player.

    People started using Noob and Newb as the same word, just like they made with the Spleef and the Death Floor.
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    Noobs are awesome..so curious...punching random things...cargo shorts and tan shirts are awesome and are in fashion

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeachStar View Post
    I have noticed that everytime i trade someone a fair but not really cool deal, or when newer players try to do stuff, everyone else starts to shout NOOB! So, i was wondering, what does the word noob actually mean, and when people do that, could it be considered to be bullying?

    Also, post your opinions on that word, and others that people have called you.
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    I really dislike noob/newbie/newb I like to just refer to then as new player

    *example*

    "Hi new player here's some clothing"
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    The word itself is not an issue, but the way people use it. In Growtopia (and every other game), elder players call new players 'noobs' to show them that they are above them.

    In my opinion, I think it's very rude and should stop. Just because they're new, doesn't mean you have to treat them like they're from a lower tier than you.

    We were all 'noobs' once, it's part of the gaming cycle. People need to remember than just because they're new, doesn't mean they can't do good things.

    Then there's the other side, the people that try to help a bit too much. When I started, I was one of the first people to play, so I had no one to show me around and hold my hand (which I liked!).

    It gave me time to experiment and work things out for myself. Nowadays, there are people out there that smother 'noobs' and tell them everything.

    I believe that a little advice is OK, but mysteries are fun. Sometimes people want to figure things out for themselves.

    I loved not knowing what to do, it made me want to play even more to learn about every control, feature and item.
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    I love it because all the noobs always punch me and say noob after I don't trade them LOL!
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