My name is Papelmate, you may remember me from such threads as anything to do with Brett Favre like this one <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. I'll keep this simple, unlike other lurkers I know what it takes to be a good forum poster. I have three (3) passions in my life and they are Brett Favre, Huey Lewis and the News and being the best forum poster I can be. I don't look at being a poster as something I just do for fun, it is my craft. If I had to pick one word to describe my posting style it would be &quot;ruckus&quot;. I strive 100% of the time to bring the ruckus to any forum I am on. No one likes or notices a poster who is as bland as diet soda. People notice posters who go against the grain, posters who aren't going to fall into complacency by being an average forum poster. Forum posting has become so cliched in this the 21st century. People are afraid to have an opinion but not Papelmate. Despite being here since 2006 I have only made a small amount of posts but they have received more praise and critical acclaim than any other lurker. Some people believe in quality over quantity and though quality is something that I care about greatly in my forum posting ways I won't just settle or quality, I believe in quality quantity over quality. As I've mentioned I am writing a self help book on ways to become a better forum poster, I call it &quot;Papelmate's rules and guidelines towards becoming a better forum poster?&quot; and I will even share with you fine people the first 7 tips before the book is even released.<br /><br /><!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><b><u>Papelmate's Rules and Guidelines Towards Becoming A Better Forum Poster or PRaGTBaBFP?</b></u><br />1. Bring the Ruckus at all times<br />The only thing worse than being a terrible poster is being absolutely irrelevant.<br /><br />2. Study game film<br />A football team doesn't just go out there on Sundays and expect to beat a team without knowing them inside and out. Find a good poster and go through their posting history and see what makes them as good as they are. I would recommend myself but there may be some posters who can live up to my standard depending on what forum you are on.<br /><br />3. Quantity Quality over Quality<br />The term quality over quantity has become a complete cliche. I believe in posting as much as you can as long as it doesn't diminish the quality of your posts.<br /><br />4. Baseball is boring<br />I'm pretty sure everyone knows this. Baseball is a terrible sport that I doubt any of you have watched a whole game of since you were like 10. It just doesn't stack up to other sports where actual excitement occurs. Now some of you may still like baseball and like posting about it still and I even agree despite calling it boring. On baseball forums after all the more knowledgeable you appear in that subject the more other posters will felate you. I would recommend not posting much about it but when you do to bring various types of graphs, charts and statistics to seem smart even if you have no idea what you're saying but there's a ton of gray area here.<br /><br />5. Make subtle references to awesome stuff<br />Mainly TV shows are my forte but if you know other awesome stuff you can reference and quote it too but it has to be subtle. In example you can't just post &quot;I am McLovin!&quot; because everyone will know what you're talking about and it will make you a loser no matter how awesome Superbad was, you need to dig deeper and find subtle references that only awesome people will pick up and they will think you're awesome because of it. I prefer referencing It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia or Arrested Development but everyone has their thing.<br /><br />6. Don't be boring<br />I can not stress this enough. There are people on forums with thousands of posts that I have no idea who they are because every post of theirs is diet soda, cookie cutter shit. Bring the ruckus 100% of the time.<br /><br />7. Have an awesome signature and avatar combo platter<br />Seriously. No one will recognize you if you have one of these shitty stylish graphics of an athlete in your signature, it's not unique and it doesn't help you stand out. Don't just go for the first signature or avatar you find funny, search long and hard until you find that perfect combo platter that defines you as a poster. Your signature and avatar combo platter define you more so than anything you say because to be honest, no one reads your posts if they don't already know you're awesome.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd--><br /><br />You don't have to thank me for providing you with this. I am a charitable man and anything I can do to make my fellow posters less lame which subsequently means more awesome I will do. I would recommend reading this hundreds of thousands of times and then going straight to posting film study so you can become a better poster. I have cracked this egg of knowledge on you posters and now it is your job to retain it like the sponges you are. <br /><br />That's just Papelmate the forum poster and though it is one of my passions it does not define me as a whole. I was born and raised in the mean streets of Boston fighting my way through to become the incredible man and forum poster that I am today. I was introduced to the Boston Red Stockings as you all were at a very young age and I cared so deeply and passionately about this team until they won the World Series in 2004 and the goal was finally completed. After this I lost my passion for the game, maybe it was because the chase was more fun than the reward but I believe it's just because I realized pretty much every other sport or activity is more enjoyable. I still follow baseball and the Red Sox as well as my beloved Washington Natinals for fantasy baseball and forum posting services but the passion and love is gone. Also at a young age I developed my passion for #4. Brett Favre is the best athlete in organized team sports history and this is not even debatable, if you even try to debate it with me I will fight you to the death. To see the twinkle in his eye when he throws up a bomb, to see him run around like a chicken with it's head cut off trying to avoid a sack then flipping it off to a running back just as he gets hit is simply orgasmic. As you can tell from following my posting career I love Brett Favre and I'm not afraid to admit it. Brett and my favorite band Huey Lewis have certainly taught me the power of love and I have no need for a new drug with them in my life. <br /><br />I hope you had just as much fun reading my biography as I had writing it. My only regret is that I could not expand more or go into more detail on the life of times of Papelmate but I promise that in &quot;Papelmate's Rules and Guidelines Towards Becoming a Better Forum Poster?&quot; I will not leave out a single detail of my life and I will provide every tip possible towards improving your posting. I love posting and have been in the game for a while but if there is one thing I have to say about it is that I'm not in it for me. I post for you. I post for the common man. I'm not in this to inflate my ego or to get felates being the internet I'm in this to help people. I post to make a difference in the world no matter how large or small. I thank you for reading my biography and I hope you take everything I said and apply to yourselves. I love each and every one of you and will leave you with some adapted lyrics from my favorite band, Huey Lewis and the News<br /><br /><!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->You don't need money, don't take fame<br />Don't need no credit card to ride this train<br />It's strong and its sudden and its cruel sometimes<br />But it might just save your life<br />That's the power of forum posting<br />That's the power of forum posting<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd--><br /><br />Good Night and Good Luck<br />Your Friend, Papelmate
Aug 14, 1991 (Age: 32)