#1
Hi. I've decided to make this thread in an attempt to make the Pit, well, more user friendly. If you're reading this as a new user, I'm going to assume you're a new user and you know very little about The Pit. If you have a question, ask.


RULES

First things first, READ THE RULES. Most of the time, the rules will help with most questions you have. They keep us from turning into 4chan, so respect them, or be banned.

The Rules: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/announcement.php?f=11&announcementid=140


MAKING A NEW THREAD

When you make a new thread keep these few things in mind.

SEARCHBAR

USE THE GODDAMN SEARCHBAR!
Okay, now that I've got that out of my system, lets continue. Before you make a new thread, search your topic. If you've thought of a thread, chances are its been made already.

The Search Page: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/search.php?

MAJOR THREADS

Check this thread to see if your idea has already been made into a major thread.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=891308

If its on this list, post in there and someone will eventually respond to you.

POINTLESS THREADS

Don't make a pointless thread such as "i'm bored" or "what song should i learn?"
Anything made along those lines will be flamed intensely and reported most likely.
Don't make a thread if you think it should be a blog, if you think it is more of a blog, then just blog it and put a link in your signature.

MEDICAL AND COMPUTER ISSUES

The Pit isn't a Hospital, or geek squad. We're not qualified medical experts or computer technicians. If you have a serious problem, for yours and ours sake, contact a professional. Your thread will be closed and flamed most likely too.

WRONG FORUMS AND PROMOTING BANDS

Before you post, make sure your posting your thread in the right forum, most likely there's a forum for your thread.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/index.php?

If you're promoting a band, go to band promoting forum, you'll be welcome there.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=38

PHOTOSHOP THREADS

If you decide to make a photoshop thread, first off
MAKE SURE IT HAS POTENTIAL. There's a difference between a funny picture and a picture with actual potential. Don't try to hide it by saying, 'look at what my friend did' or something like that, we're smart, we will see through your ruse. Don't make a buch of photoshop threads either, and if there's a popular one up, just wait to post yours, otherwise it might just die.

SPAM THREADS

Don't post them. Simple as that.

MODS

Suck up to them. They're here to make sure the forums don't turn into 4chan. Don't make them mad. If you get into trouble it is by their discretion for your punishment.

Column Cleaners - They don't have all the authority of a mod, but they can alert one pretty quick. They moderate the all the other areas of UG not in a forum. Be nice to them.

Moderators - They moderate their designated forums. Listen to them, they usually post in their forum. They control your fate on forums. And for your sake, don't piss them off.

Super Moderators - They are moderators are on steroids. (Not literally). If you see one, behave good. Especially Carmel. She is the Sheva of the forums. These mods can be your best friend or the last thing you see in the Forum of the Banned.

Administrators - They are gods among users. Suck up to them as much as possible.

zappp - He is the god of UG. Worship the ground he walks on. He created this place, along with the other russian administrators. But anyways, if you see him post. Worship him. Always.

FAKE MODERATORS

Don't try to moderate a forum if you don't have the authority. This only makes everyone mad. Including Moderators (I assume.) If you consistently do this, you will get banned. (An example, look for my_pony_bit_me)

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1162645&highlight=my_pony_bit_me

MISCELLANEOUS

Now, just for some random things that would be helpful to you. You know, things that just might make life a little easier.

USERS

First off, users, eveyone that's here. Your buddies, the people that make this place great. This list is the people that are most famous here in The Pit.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1081583&page=1&pp=20

Old users.
If you see them listen. These are guys from 01-05. They're veterans of UG. Respect them.

Women.
Contrary to popluar belief, there ARE women on The Pit. Just because your online and you cant actually see them doesn't mean you shouldn't treat them like one.

Race.
There are multiple nationalities here on the pit. DO NOT make racist comments. This will result in trouble.

RANDOM

Random stuff. Read it.

When you post a thread, expect to get the following replies.
-rape
-fap
-i cum blood
-cool story bro
-inb4
-smells like teen spirit
-smoke on the water

If you are new and you get praise of any kind, be grateful, most n00bs just get crap from the older ones. Don't think you're better than an older user, this can cause problems. DO NOT POST THE PEAR. This will cause big problems, if you see it, report it and move on. Don't make a scene.

If you need anything else ask.
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#4
I'm pretty sure this is what the rules and 'READ THIS BEFORE YOU POST' things in the Newbie forum are for.
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#5
I feel kinda sorry for you writing all that out if there's a high chance that this'll get closed. I'm not going to report it because it's helpful for new users, but I have a feeling some may frown upon it.
#6
Quote by AnAngrySquirrel
I feel kinda sorry for you writing all that out if there's a high chance that this'll get closed.


+1.

I commend you, but, cool waste of time, bro.
#10
This dude is an idiot...but for some reason I read the entire post...which makes me an idiot.
#11
I get respect? Awwww yeah.
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#12
You forgot the primary rule of the Pit.
Your browser must have a tab ratio of 1(sh*t you'd let your gran see):3(porn), and you must always type one handed.
#13
Give me back my 10 minutes it took to read that.
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#15
Quote by rigiddigits
Aren't these just a reworded version of the rules though?

it is, thus spam,
i think im going to report it.
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#16
Quote by rigiddigits
Aren't these just a reworded version of the rules though?

I like these ones better they inform you that you WILL see, "i cum blood" "inb4" and "rape" as answers to your thread.
No means maybe
#17
Quote by Astorga

Race.
There are multiple nationalities here on the pit. DO NOT make racist comments. This will result in trouble.

WHAT!?!?!?
people make racist comments all the time
if you can't take a joke gtfo the pit
that should be a rule
Quote by ATREYUFAN4LIFE

lol wowow you guys dont know good music then... get out of your deth metal and screamo ruts and listen to something that has emotion in the music...


Call me Mike, all my friends do.