The N bomb!

No one likes a noob. Here are five easy steps to avoid the ire of the internet

Nov 29, 2007

noob
Pronunciation: üb\
Function: noun
1: A longtime member of a community who is disliked and bothers others with ignorant and rude behavior
2: Someone who reads (or writes) an article about how to not be a noob

Elitism has a way of rearing its ugly head wherever people gather. It seems we can’t resist creating a hierarchy of leaders, followers, those who are cool, and those who just plain suck. Online gaming is no exception, and at the bottom of the food chain lies the lowliest of the low, the dreaded noob. Not to be confused with newbies - whose ignorance may be attributed to them being new to any given game or online community - noobs have been around long enough to know better, and shoulder the brunt of the internet’s unlimited hatred.

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