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Golden Waffle
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A lot of people have been signing up lately and making countless threads. A lot of them about games that already have a thread; or in some cases, MANY threads.

This can be used as a forum list of DO's and DON'Ts:

Before making a thread:

1) Search whatever your idea is in the search located on the top right of the website on ANY page. For example, if you want to make a thread about Modern Warfare 2; simply search Modern Warfare 2 before doing so because there is bound to be a thread that already exists that will fit your needs.

2) If this is going to be a thread that only you are posting in, DO NOT bump your own thread and clog up the recent posts with a thread only you are interested.

3) If you're looking to create a clan or team of any sort please do not just post 1 thread about what you are trying to do. It would be more efficient for you to say you are making a clan and then schedule an event for tryouts. Simply saying, "I'm making a clan, let me know if you want to join" will not get anything accomplished and will cause you to get roasted.

Posting in threads:

1) Most people here usually have a lot to say. After you reply or quote someone and have forgotten something please DO NOT post again but go to the bottom right of your post and click "edit". There you can add or remove parts to the post instead of double, triple, or even quadruple posting.

2) A lot of people here will get angry if your grammar is not up to par. Although a lot of people will use poor grammar, please, do the best you can to make sense so that other people will be able to understand you.

3) Be courteous. If you're a new member and people are giving you advice, don't simply go off on them. There are rules here. To view the rules here simply click here.


If anyone else has anything to add to my list, please feel free to PM me and I will add it accordingly.

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Welcome to XBA!

Points of interest include:

There is only one point of interest you NEED to visit.
EVOL'S Special 2012 Welcome!

Make sure you stop here first. The first post in this thread teaches you how forums and threads work. This will save you some flaming, so please, consider it.

We have a group at 360voice.com, started by our very own CrooklynmayoXBA, which is a blog for your xbox. We also have a True Achievements group, and a Facebook page. If you would be interested in joining, feel free to follow these links:
360Voice True Achievements Facebook

If you feel like sharing the epic reasoning behind your Gamer Tag, feel free to visit this thread, there are some interesting reads there I might add:
Gamertag

Tired of being a Nooblet, Noob, or a cuddly Carebear? Want to know why you're a Carebear? Check out the Post Ranks and see how to change it. Please do not use this as a reason to troll or spam posts.

Melissa Evol's What is a Waffle? thread will answer the first question you will probably have after reading this intro post. It gives the meaning behind why the word "Waffle" is used here.

Meta's Ultra Waffle Thread, for some of the fun & easy 1000 games. Or the second link for the easiest completions (which may not be so fun)
Waffle thread Easiest Completions

Xbox America Trade In Center, for games you don't want anymore. And the Free Redeem Code Thread 2.0, for any codes you don't want or need anymore. Note: Neither of these 2 threads are for requesting items, they are for posting what you have. If you see something you would like, send a PM to the member who has posted it. If you are looking to trade codes, please visit the last link.
Xbox America Trade Center Unwanted Codes Code Trading

Are you cheap? Don't feel bad, we all are, games are expensive these days, and everyone wants to save a buck or two. This is a great thread for that: Amazing Deals

Waffle Order 5.0 after your blue in Trade Thread, for games you just want to pass around the community. A waffle is what we call an easy 1000 game.Just be sure to read the Entire first post, as there are stipulations to joining this thread.
Waffle Order

There are also the weekly Gamerscore Competitions, and multiple lists in the threads, like the Game Completion Leaderboard, Just Started, Just Completed, I Broke(Gamerscore), Last Unlocked Achievement, The Last Game You Beat(Not Completed), etc.

And the Events for any game you may want to play, or make an Event for. If you're looking to boost a game, you could always look here for help, XBA Official Boosting Thread.

Last but not least, and no disrespect intended, if I have not covered something that you are interested in, please us this link to search for it before starting a new thread:
Search

This Fantastically Epic Tour of Ages to End All Tours brought to you by PureEvil x21

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Xbox America Staff
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Burnt Waffle
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Bronze Waffle
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Silver Waffle
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Golden Waffle
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3 Year Login Streak
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1,000 Posts
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Community Spotlight
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360Voice Group
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Waffle Philanthropist
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Barterer
Barterer

This user has completed 3 or more game trades and is in good trading standing.

Ron Burgundy
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This user has written 10+ published Xbox America news articles.

Discussion Sparker
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Brain Stormer
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Marketer
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Master Marketer
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Sociable
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Googler
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Gamercard Lover
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Community Player
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I can just add it to the tour for when I welcome people. Lol.

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Burnt Waffle
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Bronze Waffle
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Silver Waffle
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Golden Waffle
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1,000 Posts
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Community Spotlight
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360Voice Group
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Barterer
Barterer

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Discussion Sparker
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Brain Stormer
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Sociable
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Googler
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Gamercard Lover
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You can put it right next to my balls! ;)
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Xbox America Staff
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Xbox America Friend
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Xbox America Sponsor
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Burnt Waffle
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Bronze Waffle
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Silver Waffle
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Golden Waffle
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1,000 Posts
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Community Spotlight
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360Voice Group
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Waffle Philanthropist
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Barterer
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Ron Burgundy
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This user has written 10+ published Xbox America news articles.

Discussion Sparker
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Brain Stormer
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Marketer
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Master Marketer
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It Defines Me
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Sociable
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Googler
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Gamercard Lover
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Community Player
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LOFL Durtie, whiskey tango foxtrot

I'm going to put that in my signature later tonight when I get some energy
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Burnt Waffle
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Bronze Waffle
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Silver Waffle
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3 Year Login Streak
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1,000 Posts
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Community Spotlight
Community Spotlight

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360Voice Group
360Voice Group

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Waffle Philanthropist
Waffle Philanthropist

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Barterer
Barterer

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Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy

This user has written 10+ published Xbox America news articles.

Discussion Sparker
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Brain Stormer
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Marketer
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Master Marketer
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It Defines Me
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Sociable
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Googler
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Quote by Durtie:


I'd like to think that they have meetings in dark basements, with robes on, with there balls hanging out. And they talk about what they are gonna add to the epic welcome. What will lure the noobs into PureEvils little cult. And yes, they are He-Men



I am the King Master He-Man, and they are my Evil Minions.

I can try to add it into my Holy Scriptures, but it is starting to become a Novel, lol.

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Burnt Waffle
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Bronze Waffle
Bronze Waffle

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1,000 Posts
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Community Spotlight
Community Spotlight

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360Voice Group
360Voice Group

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Discussion Sparker
Discussion Sparker

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Brain Stormer
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Quote by Lady Evol:



Quote by Top Dogs 360:


While this list is only a suggestion I would remind everyone that if there is a thread that is annoying you, the best thing would be to ignore it and leave it alone.



Well, Top Frogs, it's not that easy. WE can ignore threads, but they're still getting bumped over and over and over by the original thread poster.

Like I said before, a staff member coming in, posting a link to another thread, and closing the thread would solve part of the problem... But the fact that 100 threads on the same thing every day are being made means that they're staying in the live forum and ACTUAL threads are getting pushed down and it's a pain to find all the new threads. Then you get people that only come on to bump their own threads (and that is NOT all new members *cough*Chrisarcade*coughcough*

What everyone needs to realize is

1) We aren't a giant community. There aren't thousands of active posters here and if you make the same thread in different categories (off-topic, 360 games, hot deals for instance) the same people are going to read it.

2) THERE IS A SEARCH FEATURE. Just because a thread isn't in the top 10 most recent threads doesn't mean the thread doesn't exist.

3) If you bump your own thread you look like a douche. If no one responds, there's no interest. LET IT DIE.

4) There's an events section for a reason. If you want help boosting, MAKE AN EVENT, NOT A THREAD. If you want to know if some people want to play with you, MAKE AN EVENT AND FIND OUT! If you aren't sure about a date, make the event anyway, and ask in the chat box for it if a different day or time would be better.

I don't want to have to keep sifting through the tripe created by people who have no idea how to use the internet... Come on, children, you all grew up on it. I'm OLD, I should be the one looking like an idiot on here, not knowing how to do anything!



Somehow I knew you were behind this, I realize all the carebears are spamming with pointless mw2 threads but alas they are new and we should welcome them and humor them, they mean no harm and are just enthusiastic about a game they like. Most of them are probably half of our age too :( I don't really see this as much of a problem as a kind of minor annoyance.. like a red light.

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Competition Pro
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Xbox America Staff
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This is a staff member of Xbox America

Xbox America Friend
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Burnt Waffle
Burnt Waffle

This user has achieved a gamerscore of 25,000 or higher.

Bronze Waffle
Bronze Waffle

This user has achieved a gamerscore of 50,000 or higher.

Silver Waffle
Silver Waffle

This user has achieved a gamerscore of 100,000 or higher.

Golden Waffle
Golden Waffle

This user has achieved a gamerscore of 150,000 or higher.

3 Year Login Streak
3 Year Login Streak

This user has logged in to Xbox America every day for the past three years.

1,000 Posts
1,000 Posts

This user has written over 1,000 posts. Rock on!

Community Spotlight
Community Spotlight

This Xbox America member has been featured in the Monthly Community Spotlight.

360Voice Group
360Voice Group

This user is a member of Xbox America's group on 360Voice.com.

Waffle Philanthropist
Waffle Philanthropist

This user has donated three or more games to the Waffle Order thread.

Barterer
Barterer

This user has completed 3 or more game trades and is in good trading standing.

Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy

This user has written 10+ published Xbox America news articles.

Discussion Sparker
Discussion Sparker

This user created a thread which attracted 150 or more replies.

Brain Stormer
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This user thought of an idea for a new site feature which was later implemented.

Marketer
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This user has referred five users to Xbox America.

Master Marketer
Master Marketer

This user has referred ten users to Xbox America.

Sociable
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Googler
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Gamercard Lover
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Community Player
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Miscellaneous Service
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Quote by Nemesis Mask:



Quote by Lady Evol:




Well, Top Frogs, it's not that easy. WE can ignore threads, but they're still getting bumped over and over and over by the original thread poster.

Like I said before, a staff member coming in, posting a link to another thread, and closing the thread would solve part of the problem... But the fact that 100 threads on the same thing every day are being made means that they're staying in the live forum and ACTUAL threads are getting pushed down and it's a pain to find all the new threads. Then you get people that only come on to bump their own threads (and that is NOT all new members *cough*Chrisarcade*coughcough*

What everyone needs to realize is

1) We aren't a giant community. There aren't thousands of active posters here and if you make the same thread in different categories (off-topic, 360 games, hot deals for instance) the same people are going to read it.

2) THERE IS A SEARCH FEATURE. Just because a thread isn't in the top 10 most recent threads doesn't mean the thread doesn't exist.

3) If you bump your own thread you look like a douche. If no one responds, there's no interest. LET IT DIE.

4) There's an events section for a reason. If you want help boosting, MAKE AN EVENT, NOT A THREAD. If you want to know if some people want to play with you, MAKE AN EVENT AND FIND OUT! If you aren't sure about a date, make the event anyway, and ask in the chat box for it if a different day or time would be better.

I don't want to have to keep sifting through the tripe created by people who have no idea how to use the internet... Come on, children, you all grew up on it. I'm OLD, I should be the one looking like an idiot on here, not knowing how to do anything!



Somehow I knew you were behind this, I realize all the carebears are spamming with pointless mw2 threads but alas they are new and we should welcome them and humor them, they mean no harm and are just enthusiastic about a game they like. Most of them are probably half of our age too :( I don't really see this as much of a problem as a kind of minor annoyance.. like a red light.



Like a red light, then you get pulled over and kicked in the nuts...

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Competition Pro
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Xbox America Staff
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Xbox America Friend
Xbox America Friend

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Burnt Waffle
Burnt Waffle

This user has achieved a gamerscore of 25,000 or higher.

Bronze Waffle
Bronze Waffle

This user has achieved a gamerscore of 50,000 or higher.

Silver Waffle
Silver Waffle

This user has achieved a gamerscore of 100,000 or higher.

Golden Waffle
Golden Waffle

This user has achieved a gamerscore of 150,000 or higher.

3 Year Login Streak
3 Year Login Streak

This user has logged in to Xbox America every day for the past three years.

1,000 Posts
1,000 Posts

This user has written over 1,000 posts. Rock on!

Community Spotlight
Community Spotlight

This Xbox America member has been featured in the Monthly Community Spotlight.

360Voice Group
360Voice Group

This user is a member of Xbox America's group on 360Voice.com.

Waffle Philanthropist
Waffle Philanthropist

This user has donated three or more games to the Waffle Order thread.

Barterer
Barterer

This user has completed 3 or more game trades and is in good trading standing.

Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy

This user has written 10+ published Xbox America news articles.

Discussion Sparker
Discussion Sparker

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Brain Stormer
Brain Stormer

This user thought of an idea for a new site feature which was later implemented.

Marketer
Marketer

This user has referred five users to Xbox America.

Master Marketer
Master Marketer

This user has referred ten users to Xbox America.

Sociable
Sociable

This user introduced himself or herself in the Introduce Yourself forum.

Googler
Googler

This user used the Xbox America search bar.

Gamercard Lover
Gamercard Lover

This user has posted one of his or her official Xbox America gamercards on another website.

Community Player
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Miscellaneous Service
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Ok, new welcome post is in the first post, anyone who wants to welcome noobs please feel free to use it :D.

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