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2006-11-01 01:34:17
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Make Elftown nicer

Stop the whining! Do something fun!


How to make Elftown nice

Good ideas: Start competitions, create wikis for knowledge on elftown academy, babble in the forum and speak confusing things about your day on the My Day forum, and just look around and see if you can see something interesting!


How to handle bad people

Rule 1: Ignore them! You can't possibly like 18000 people! It's generally easy to ignore the ones that annoy you.

Rule 2: Report them! There is a button on their house. Make the report short and precise. Examples: "This member wrote a message to me that said "fuck you whore!" and "He wrote "fuck you whore!" on my wiki version 47.".

Unrule 2: Avoid messaging guards with complaints! Don't whine about the problem! A report like "This member is harassing me. I'm so sick of this, and I'm going to quit Elftown (Thank you for that whiner!) if you don't stop people like this. Why can't you do something about this? Are you even trying? will most likely get ignored.

Rule 3: Don't be one of them! Messaging insults back isn't a solution to anything. The one sending the insult will not be hurt or anything like that (on the contrary, they want your attention and you just gave them that), so it's just a waste of your energy, and it will turn you into an asshole.

Rule 4: Not everyone fits here on Elftown. A friendly suggestion that would be more fun for them, might be a good idea.


How to handle nice people

This is actually trickier. Some people hate when people message them "Hi!", and others love when they get an easy to answer message. Read their description and try to figure out what kind of message they want. All people here want messages, but maybe not from you or the message you're sending.


How to write your presentation

There might be an idea to write "Don't message me with just Hi!", but don't overdo it with a huge list of "Don'ts!" and how bad some people are. Then you'll look like a whiner and nice people will stay away from you. Put some "Do's!" and what you want in there.

There will still be some people who miss to read your presentation, so there isn't a need for huge letters and angry messages for these. These people aren't as common as you might think and will hardly take more than a minute a week to ignore, even if you're extremely popular.


How to be

If you behave in a way, you will make others behave the same way, to some extent


But Elftown has gone so bad lately!!!

There have never been so little violations of rules on Elftown as there are now. It keeps getting better all the time. The amount of whiners goes up and down, but unlike people behaving bad, most whiners stay and whine instead of leaving Elftown. And they improve their whining all the time, so there is no use fixing Elftown for their sake. It's better for everyone, if you fix a tiny part of Elftown so that you like it! You can create your own wiki-pages, your own forums, and so on. This is your town, not a service that you have bought from AOL.

Also see Elftown!

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2005-06-20 [pixish]: *huggles* this is lovely ^__^

2005-06-20 [Sunrose]: [Hedda] knows what he's talking about ;)

2005-06-20 [The Scarlet Pumpernickle]: Woooot! Yay [Hedda]!

2005-06-20 [Deadlock jester]: this rocks

2005-06-20 [SilverBlue82]: good job Deb :)

2005-06-20 [Charybdis]: *applause* ^^

2005-06-20 [Sunrose]: It's not my job, [Hedda] wrote it... :)

2005-06-20 [shotokan_gal]: Hehe, this is great. I admit I've got a short list of messaging-me pointers, but I hope I'm not too bad :) Poor Hedda, he must get so many complaints.

2005-06-20 [SilverBlue82]: oh well i just assumed cause tyou were the page author, and the above comments dont really specify :p

2005-06-20 [Sunrose]: No I was the last author, I just fixed some typo's [Hedda] made in the first version :P

2005-06-20 [Ultiem]: yay fixing of the typos lmao

2005-06-20 [Tolmeni]: omglol--designed to make Elftown nicer by eliminating chatspeak.

2005-06-20 [Sunrose]: omglol. you mean :)

2005-06-20 [Charybdis]: I'm not sure that getting rid of chatspeak is going to make ET any nicer... :)

2005-06-21 [~Angelo~]: You guys did a nice job on this! ^_^

2005-06-21 [Elvenlord]: Comment about the violation of 'rules': rules are made to be broken. Which means, the more rules you make, the more transgressions you will have. So please, let's avoid dictating things like 'what should somebody have in his presentation'.

2005-06-21 [pixish]: O__o

2005-06-21 [shotokan_gal]: Here was me thinking rules (in general) were made to be followed, to avoid anarchy and disorder 0_o

2005-06-21 [Nita]: Apparently, some people like a bit of anarchy ;) Anyway, we get complaints about not having enough rules pretty often, too :)

2005-06-21 [Sunrose]: The part about your presentation actually says what you could better not write in it, not what you are dictated to write in it. And I don't get what you are trying to say with your comment about rules being meant to be broken. Of course more rules will mean more rule-violations: so?

2005-06-21 [Charybdis]: It's better than having none at all :)

2005-06-21 [Lothuriel]: nice

2005-06-21 [Tigers and Trees]: The rules are simple themselves... I've broken some in my earlier days, but I was dumb and immature, mostly. Some people just need to grow up.

2005-06-21 [Isilando]: *wonders if everybody realises whether this article referes to them or not*

2005-06-22 [Serwa]: Cheers!

2005-06-23 [SpiralDragon]: I do agree with this, Great job! ^_^

2005-06-23 [Elvenlord]: Errrr... sorry, I misread the 'there have never been so little violations' as its opposite... I understand why my comment sounded strange to you. :-)

2005-06-23 [Sunrose]: Ah, okay :)

2005-06-24 [LvSha]: I don't whine, I sniff, or it is better that I came here whining people to stop their whine?This wiki is so brilliant, it never whines and is doing all practical things~!heheheh :P

2005-06-24 [I love Chapa!]: my friend has been wrongfully banned and i think elftown has a crappy system...

2005-06-24 [nokaredes]: System for what?

2005-06-24 [I love Chapa!]: banning people

2005-06-24 [I love Chapa!]: she was gone and her password was used my her ex best friend..aint that gay

2005-06-24 [True, plain and simple]: Well, she shouldn't tell other people her password. That's just common sense.

2005-06-24 [I love Chapa!]: i know but still i feel bad for her she is banned and its all stephanies fault..she gets mad so easily that she went and made a haters page of herself and complained about friend has been out of town with no computer for like a week and she got back late last night and she was banned

2005-06-24 [Deadlock jester]: giving your password to other people is just dumb

2005-06-24 [I love Chapa!]: i agree...but i guess everyone makes mistakes...i wish i could help her but i dont know how

2005-06-24 [~Angelo~]: Talk to [Hedda] about it.

2005-06-24 [Deadlock jester]: or learn to live with it...

2005-06-24 [I love Chapa!]: i tryed talking to him but hes a busy guy..

2005-06-24 [~Angelo~]: Yes, he is busy. Hmm... Well, bannings don't last long. Also, have your friend join, it's like Elftown, and on there, there is a uer named [Whim] he deals with getting people unbanned from Elftown.

2005-06-24 [Sunrose]: No, he deals with banned people from Elftown :)

2005-06-24 [~Angelo~]: Sorry, he tried to help members, if they were banned for unjust reasons. (Anyway, elfpack is awesome :P)

2005-06-24 [Sunrose]: *tries =P

2005-06-24 [~Angelo~]: Yeah, he tries. Happy now Deb? :P

2005-06-24 [Sunrose]: Yup :P

2005-06-24 [~Angelo~]: Hey Debby, is the [Whim] on here the same [Whim] on Elfpack?

2005-06-24 [Calico Tiger]: You could always ask him, Angelo :)

2005-06-24 [~Angelo~]: Ya, I could. :P

2005-06-24 [Sunrose]: Or just look at the info/images on the house =P

2005-06-24 [~Angelo~]: *laughs* Good idea! Sadly, he has no description... I think the image is him though. :S

2005-06-24 [Deadlock jester]: I think it's the same guy

2005-06-24 [I love Chapa!]: thanks i will tell kyra

2005-06-24 [~Angelo~]: No problem, and thanks.

2005-06-24 [Sunrose]: His birthdate is there too and where he lives. Should be enough. He uses one of those images on writersco with the exact same name as well..

2005-06-26 [~Angelo~]: Debby... you always mange to find something very obvious I missed.. *feels air-headed*

2005-06-29 [Kaimee]: oh wow, you turned 'mange' into a verb! like, the mange that awfully unhealthy cats get! :D yeah sun, you mange too much, stop manging. hehe, sorry. i cant help it. mange makes a very awesome verb. i think im going to use it from now on XD

2005-06-29 [Hedda]: [I love Chapa!]'s friend is [K_Y_R_A] that created the wiki Stephanie Haters. People who behave like that are never welcome here again. 

2005-06-30 [Slayer Chick]: Yeah I noticed that and talked to them about it. She then took it off... that was a long time ago... the wiki page name used to be "lalalala" or something like that...

2005-07-05 [I love Chapa!]: come on let her back this is the only way i can talk to her while shes at her dads and i NEED to talk to her

2005-07-05 [Calico Tiger]: So use email or call her or actually send a letter in the mail ;) People who are here just to hate others aren't welcome :)

2005-07-05 [ClaytonRayG]: excellent suggestions above on keeping elftown nice!

2005-07-05 [Hedda]: [Calico Tiger]: She wasn't here only for that. But mobbing is a serious thing, and if I don't put heads on poles, it will just go on.

2005-07-05 [Weeman]: Yay! Heads on poles! Exactly how I deal with miscreants!

2005-07-06 [~Angelo~]: O.o''' Elftown officials are scary...

2005-07-06 [Deadlock jester]: yea*shivers*

2005-07-06 [Zab]: Well said! (talking only about the wiki)

2005-07-07 [Calico Tiger]: Elftown officials are scary! At night, the wander the streets looking for sleeping squirrels to hit with a stick and then feed to chained rabid orcs kept in their basements!

2005-07-07 [pixish]: Who would have ever guessed? O__O

2005-07-07 [Zab]: o.ô ..ok...and what are 'elftown officials'?

2005-07-07 [Avrora_Black]: C'mon people, be nice! the world is so cold so if we here, in Elftown are good to others, it will return to us

2005-07-07 [Deadlock jester]: ...or eat us..

2005-07-07 [Avrora_Black]: *chatter of teeth*

2005-07-07 [Zab]: hm...don´t think I taste good enough to be eaten...

2005-07-07 [Deadlock jester]: I don't...I taste like poo...and shoes

2005-07-07 [pixish]: only one way to find out though ^__^

2005-07-07 [Charybdis]: Yes, you might just be saying that to add to the intrigue... what do you *really* taste like? :O

2005-07-07 [Deadlock jester]: great...nice people on elftown are cannibals....

2005-07-07 [Zab]: of course! What else should they be?

2005-07-07 [Charybdis]: >: 9

2005-07-07 [Deadlock jester]: ..demons...crayons...demoncrayons

2005-07-07 [Zab]: nah..some are that too maybe. but just don´t wake them when they sleep and you´ll survive..

2005-07-08 [Ihsahn]: would Ihsahn Fan art competition also be considered making elftown nicer? =p

2005-07-08 [pixish]: omg...spam

2005-07-08 [Deadlock jester]: ..kill it..

2005-07-08 [Zab]: you don´t like advertising, huh?

2005-07-08 [Deadlock jester]: no...hurt it...

2005-07-08 [Zab]: Would love to, but I can´t.

2005-07-08 [Lothuriel]: It's like Elftown Utopia...pass it on brother. =9

2005-07-08 [Zab]: utopia?

2005-07-08 [Deadlock jester]: perfect world..

2005-07-08 [Zab]: oh, ok. bye. I´m out now...

2005-07-08 [Deadlock jester]: bye bye

2005-07-08 [Zab]: ok..I´m back! Poor you, you can´t get rid off me! -.^

2005-07-08 [Deadlock jester]: *cries* woe is me. the horror, the horror!

2005-07-08 [Zab]: Aww! Liten, poor, poor you!

2005-07-08 [Deadlock jester]: yeah..all I want are some demoncrayons..

2005-07-08 [Zab]: ok...why that, now?

2005-07-08 [Deadlock jester]: I like to eat crayons...and demon screams sound like angel singing..

2005-07-08 [Zab]: Oh...ok. Gotta try that someday.

2005-07-15 [pixish]: :P House of Hugs already have some hug coupons :P

2005-07-19 [Like Sun Through The Rain]: I have and I dead to help wiv ET!!

2005-07-19 [spincrus]: good to hear it's not a service brought by AOL! whew! *wipes forehead* :D nice list.

2005-07-26 [farawaygone]: Elftown needs love and happiness, I love elftown, I love how it fills in my nights, makes me feel happy but most of all I love the diversity of the people on here. We can all help make elftown a nice place for everyone who is nice in return.

2005-07-30 [Diab Soule]: I agree with some of this, but some of it I think is a little overboard. Like when people message you with things that are outright stupid or annoying or something that isn't any of their business and you try to tell them to leave you alone but they just won't stop. It's ridiculous. I know I used to randomly message and harass people but I don't anymore. But when someone starts in with that crap with me, my first reaction is to give them a piece of my mind.

2005-07-30 [Deadlock jester]: which, if the other person is smart, can get you banned

2005-09-06 [Calico Tiger]: Moira, quit harassing people. Or should we tell people that you're an art thief as well? Drop the subject and let it go.

2005-09-07 [moira hawthorne]: I AM NOT AN ART THEIF! and im not harress anyone.. I put up a suggestion...

2005-09-07 [Kaimee]: *toddles off to look at reports made on your house* oooh, impressive :)

2005-09-07 [moira hawthorne]: and all the ones that Lerune and hedda have returned as being wrongfully deleted? or all the people like Paul harressing me!?!

2005-09-07 [Kaimee]: Oh, I can see them all Moira, not just those ones :D

2005-09-07 [farawaygone]: This wiki is about making elftown nicer. Please lets not start getting upset with each other here. You both seem like you have been busy little elftowners with all the pretty badges in your houses. You both obviously are good natured if you entered all those competitions and participate in a lot of things.

2005-09-07 [Kaimee]: ;)

2005-09-07 [farawaygone]: :) *winks* have a nice day. :)

2005-09-07 [Kaimee]: Hehe, I think you may be one of the people who (shock horror) is actually here to make elftown nicer!! X) *goes to look at your house* Oooh, and Australian, no wonder you're a good person ^^

2005-09-07 [farawaygone]: lol... I'm not sure if we are all nice maybe a little *crazy* but I do want to just be nice to everyone on here. There is nothing wrong with being a compulsive elftown competition enterer or just wanting to make new friends. I really liked your artwork in your house with the transparent paper, I wish I could draw. *sighs* Oh how I wish I could draw. Let me guess you must be friends with [Lerune]? She has been super nice to me so she would have to be your friend?

2005-09-07 [Kaimee]: Hahaha, what a good reason for guessing I know her! :P I work on the Elftown ezine The Town Herald with her :)

2005-09-07 [farawaygone]: Oh okay... I have checked out the herald a few times. I always like the artwork on the covers. Wow you must be really busy then? I am a first time mum and [Lerune] has been really helpful cause she has 3 children. I'm home alone every night because my lovely other half works nights. I miss him heaps because I work days so any friends on elftown make the nights so much easier.

2005-09-07 [Kaimee]: I'll move this to messages, so we don't clutter up the comments :3

2005-09-07 [farawaygone]: Ok sorry.. so will that just be messages to my house or is it a wiki somewhere else?

2005-09-07 [Kaimee]: to your house :)

2005-09-07 [hanhepi]: ha! starfly admitted what i have been saying all along: "I'm not sure if we are all nice maybe a little *crazy*" irrefutable proof from the mouth (fingers) of an Aussie that Aussies are crazy!! muhahaha. 

2005-09-07 [Kaimee]: Since when have I been denying it missy? :P

2005-09-07 [farawaygone]: Oh no my bad *sneaks away back to her house*

2005-09-08 [hanhepi]: i dont think you have denied it now that i think on it. but i now have a couple of aussies verifying it, and steve irwin as direct proof. and this other guy with a better show who's name i cant think of.

2005-09-08 [Lothuriel]: The Wiggles...

2005-09-08 [hanhepi]: well, i didn't mean them, but yes! a prime example of australian insanity. the guy i ment does a show simmilar to steve irwin, only they usually eat the stuff they catch, and they do more stuff here in the States. he is even crazier than Irwin, as i have never seen the man wear shoes. atleast irwin isnt after critters in barefeet. lol

2005-09-08 [Lothuriel]: Like in the movie Mr. Nice Guy?

2005-09-08 [hanhepi]: Rob Bredl is his name. wow that took some digging. lol. his show is Killer Instinct. you may know him better as the Barefoot Bushman.

2006-02-14 [Lothuriel]: ah, so I see

2006-03-16 [Kaimee]: ...oh god, that man gives us a bad name XD

2006-03-23 [hanhepi]: nah kaimee, he seems cool. i atleast was smart enough to know that not every ausie goes around just eatin what he can catch. :) i'd rather be associated with him than steve irwin. :) atleast Bredl catches stuff for a good reason (to eat) rather than a stupid reason (to see if he can, or to put it in his zoo).

2009-07-24 [pixish]: Steve Irwin was a conservationist and someone who wanted people to genuinely love all creatures as much as he did :p I was never a huge fan, but I appreciate what he was trying to do, and his genuine love and friendliness was kind of cute :p

Meanwhile, I'm rediscovering old wiki pages by searching old forum posts and messages x)
This is a good one! I wish more people would have heeded the advice :)

2009-07-24 [Hedda]: Does anyone know what AOL is anymore? <img:stuff/zabuN-gif.gif>

2009-07-24 [pixish]: I don't think we ever had it here, so I'm not sure I knew exactly what it was to begin with :p

2009-07-25 [Paul Doyle]: AOL is a piece of dog shit that's turning white because it is avoided and ignored.

2009-07-25 [pixish]: Well that's very helpful :p

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