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    March 2006 Newsletter Slang Term "Noob"

    This month's newsletter had the following:

    Noob:
    A noob is someone who is new to something. (It is an alternative spelling and abbreviation of 'newbie')

    A noob however does not need, necessarily, to be new to something. A noob is someone who shows the characteristic's of someone who is new, but attempts to behave in a way which would be associated with someone with much experience. The word noob is derogatory, whilst newbie is not. If I were to be called a newbie, it implies that although it is recognised I have little experience, it shows that the name caller recognises that I am not showing signs of arrogance. Most people online use newbie as an affectionate term for new people.

    I did attempt to use the "Contact Us" feature, but I got error messages multiple times.

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    Re: March 2006 Newsletter Slang Term "Noob"

    I'm not sure I agree with you that Noob (or newbie) is a derogatory term. Of course, it could be used as such, but it is very commonly used in non-derogatory ways. For more information, see http://www.answers.com/newbie&r=67.


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    Re: March 2006 Newsletter Slang Term "Noob"

    I did attempt to use the "Contact Us" feature, but I got error messages multiple times.
    I'll look into that now.

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