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4/15/2004 6:49:55 AM
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Question for Site Moderators Like Sketchfactor and Stosh:

After reviewing your list of rules, I'd like to know one thing. Will theories (hypotheses) be permitted? Other members in the past sometimes got a wee bit angry at theories being posted on the Underground. Some people post dumb theories that have been brushed upon thousands of times, I know, but others post things that haven't been touched, or modify current ones with useful and often interesting information. I usually post most of my theories on the Halo National Index, but sometimes interesting things come up that might lead to findings in-game, like "easter eggs" (but not often). Or, theories found might lead to discoveries of second and hidden meanings within the books might help us come closer to cracking the intricate Halo storyline (simply for fun). Since Halo National is relatively small, more... exclusive (maybe not the right word) finds might be better shared here. If you'd prefer not to have theories here, I understand. I just wanted to get this cleared up so I, and other people as well, won't unintentionally start hateful posts and what-not in the future.
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  • [quote]Is my self-styled "blind prophet of the underground" in violation of any rules? If so, I'll change it immediately and hold no grudges. [/quote] um no.
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  • The problem with having an indepth guide is that new users will most likely not read it. Long guides and faq's are boring. I think a short faq and a few short rules will work better. Granted I need to make some more rules.
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  • What we need on these forums is something similar to [url=http://forums.bungie.org/halo/archive7.pl?read=182595]Shishka's Guide for Newcomers[/url] over at HBO so that new people don't make these sorts of simple mistakes and can become part of the community easily. I suppose the "ground rules" that have been stickied sort of do that, but it's not as in-depth as Shishka's guide. - Reiginko
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  • Granted, but since ignorance in one area is usually accompanied by ignorance in another (again, no offense to the new), new people will probably overlook that, or just won't see its use. And we still need to cut them slack. We were all new once. Just like them, more or less. It would be a shame to turn this forum into another battle.net. People on that have gotten so impatient I can't even play Starcraft any more.
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  • [quote]But people who post things that have already been brought up, but they themselves have not seen them, can't be stopped. [/quote] Yes it can. It's called a search function. And it will be with us shortly, apparently. And if they don't use it, FLAME ON! ;) - Reiginko
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  • Completely understandable. I don't think I've ever seen a "I saw this theory on HBO" posts, but that'd be a very bad move to post something like that. The only way that would be tolerable is if you have evidence to counter that theory, or if you bring up a important point left out. People who retype what's already been said (that they've seen) are just ripping off points brought up by other peoples' minds. But people who post things that have already been brought up, but they themselves have not seen them, can't be stopped. They're just new and ingnorant (no offense to any of them... ignorance is not always a terrribly bad thing) to the depth of Halo, and haven't looked over a lot. They'll always come and post things we've already heard about, and they'll eventually shed their ignorance, so its our duty to be patient and cut them some slack. One more thing for a moderator to answer: Is my self-styled "blind prophet of the underground" in violation of any rules? If so, I'll change it immediately and hold no grudges.
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  • Discussing theories about the Halo's story is one of my favorite parts about the community, bring them on dude!
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  • I don't see why new and [i]original[/i] theories wouldn't be tolerated by anybody. What gets on people's nerves is when somebody posts something like "I read this theory on the HSP.." and then just repeats someone else's idea, or they bring up something completely obvious that's been said a hundred times, or they "find" the food nipple grunt on the Maw and post about it. I suppose we can't really complain about that even, until the search feature is implemented again. - Reiginko
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  • Naw theories are totally cool with us. It's fun to talk about the storyline and to theorize how certain parts of it came into being. [Edited on 4/14/2004 10:56:50 PM]
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