Guide to the Newuserverse-Part 2: Know the Forums

So you know who to bother when you gotta problem, now it's time to know where the magic happens: In the forums!!
 
Lets take a quick look down Forum lane.
 

 
http://www.comicvine.com/forums/

Newest Topics

 
This is a grab-bag of all the latest topics from every forum. If you see some topics from categories you don't want to see or vice versa simply go to preferences and check what you want.
 

My Favorites

 
Now this is getting a little more fun, say you like the battles forum (we'll get into that later), simply go to battles and in the upper right (my right atleast), you'll see add forum to favs. You do this again with another forum and so on and then you have Your Favorites. Pretty cool right? Right on.


Gen. Discussion

 
The home of the Hi I'm new thread and alittle more detailed list on what I'm writing called Forum Descriptions, thats a little outdated so lets stick with this one :P
 General discussion is about comics in general. But not off-topic discussion or battles, gen. discussion stays in gen. discussion etc. 

Threads of interest?

 
http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion/1/the-official-hi-im-new-and-goodbye-thread/9986/#3912
  http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion/1/forum-descriptions-where-do-i-put-these-threads/25537/#1 
  http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion/1/the-whos-readingread-this-thread/32802/#2208   - Also, Don't make a thread in one thread saying - "HEY I'M NEW TO COMICS. WHATS A GOOD COMIC TO READ? Roflcopter go's soi soi soi". Thats what the Who's reading thread is for.


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Bug Reporting


The site is still relatively too and like most sites, it's bound to have a few kinks in the works. So if you see a bug, just report it here.
 

Threads of interest?

 
 http://www.comicvine.com/forums/bug-reporting/2/how-to-submit-a-bug/386731/#1
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Artist Show-Off


Think you're the next Picasso? Show it off here! Not much I can say here as it's kinda self explanatory.  

Threads of Interest


 http://www.comicvine.com/forums/artist-show-off/4/artist-show-off-guidelines/532283/#3 
 
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Off topic

From kittens to rainbows to death and gore. As a rule of thumb, if it's not about comics. It go's here.

Threads of Interest

 
http://www.comicvine.com/forums/off-topic/5/where-are-you-fromwhat-do-you-do/299/#918 

http://www.comicvine.com/forums/off-topic/5/avatar-and-image-manipulation-request-thread/10518/#2690

Contests!!

 
Now, Contests are generally when the Staff sets up something like a caption contest. A picture of something crazy and asking you to fill in the blank of what the character is saying.  But thats just one of the many ideas the staff has of keeping the site fresh and new. There are many contests and I for one know there will be many more to come.
 

Threads of Interest

 
Hard to say as most of the contests are old and outdated. But new contests will be pinned to newest topics, see above ^.
 
Battles
 
Alright, now we're getting into heavy hitting stuff. Battles is where two characters from comics go mano e mano. Versus each other, NOW REMEMBER THAT JUST BECAUSE IT HAS VS. IN THE TITLE DOES NOT MEAN IT IS A BATTLE THREAD!!. I.e. Family Guy Vs South Park is not a battle, it's just asking which show is better. Stewie Griffin vs Cartman is a battle because it's the two against each other.
 
Threads of interest
 
I could go on but Methos covered everything you need to know about Battles...here.
 
 http://www.comicvine.com/forums/battles/7/comicvine-101-battles/414777/#44

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Fan-Fiction

 
Sort of like Artist Show-Off but for writers. Simple as that.

Threads of Interest

 
http://www.comicvine.com/forums/fan-fic/8/fanfic-rules/12565/#1
 

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RPG

 
 
I could go on ALOT about RPG'ing but everything you need to know is covered in threads of interest.  Please examine them and study them before going all willy nilly. 
 
 
 http://www.comicvine.com/forums/rpg/9/official-rpg-rules/696/#7 

 http://www.comicvine.com/forums/rpg/9/official-rpg-training-thread/14381/#2396 
 http://www.comicvine.com/forums/rpg/9/sweetness-on-a-stick-university-learning-how-to-rpg/529653/#77 
 http://www.comicvine.com/forums/rpg/9/sweetness-on-a-stick-university-pt-2-how-to-complete-a-legacy/533363/#24 
 
Thats all for now. The other forums will be covered...
 
GUIDE TO THE NEWUSERVERSE- PART 3: THE SEARCH IS YOUR FRIEND!!
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Guide to the Newuserverse- Part 1: Know Your Mod's

-Okay, so the list in "Hi I'm new and goodbye thread" is outdated and since alot of people don't know to look on that "User's" drop down for mods....I thought I'd help out by posting a link to every mod's page so you can bug the crap out of em' :P
 

COMICVINE MODS

 
  KillerZ
 
  .Mistress Redhead.
 
  Shatterstar .
 
  jloneblackheart
 
  Blue_Shield 

  fesak
 
  xerox-kitty
 
  Buckshot
 
  Final Arrow 
 
  Nobody 
 
  Gambler 
 
  aztek the lost 
 
Now, too see this list without looking at my blog. Simply go up to the long green tab, roll your mouse over Users and click Mods. 
 
 
Like this
 

 Try bookmarking it as well so you don't forget
That is all for part 1 of Drift's 3 part series...Guide to the New User-iverse.
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Top Five of 09'

So here is my list of the top comics I read during 09. What? You want a novel to introduce this thing? :P

5. Preacher

 Preacher
  Wow. Just wow. This comic is one of my favorite stories ever written, an amazing work of fiction in every right.  I must admit when I first read this back in 08' after two buddies of mine talked me into reading it, I did'nt like it. But with "After Watchmen, Whats next?", I thought I'd give it a shot again.  And it was a pleasant surprise, the last issue had be bordering on tears.....The language and Steve Dillions art can be distracting at first, but once you get past it. This is simply Garth Ennis's best work.  
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Haunt
 

TODD IS BACK!!
 
 Haunt
Let god be praised that the writer of people like Spawn, Venom and Spidey has come back with such a bang. Ryan Ottley penning, Todd coloring and Robert writing. It's a match made in heaven....or hell as the case may be.  This Espionage/Action/Horror has all the makes of an awesome ongoing, that I for one, cannot wait to continue to read. 
 

 
 
 
 
3. Ghost Rider : Danny Ketch
 
 Danny Ketch
  Few comics have shocked me, but Danny Ketch's mini this year was one of them.  I won't spoil it, but the moment in the first issue where they talk about Danny losing his powers and wanting them back, the things he does to get the feeling of being a Ghost Rider again...It paints him almost as a junkie. It's a different take on an old character that really humanized him in my opinion and ultimately made me a fan.
 
2. Cowboy Ninja Viking.
 
 CNV
Hilarious. Just hilarious. Theres not much I can say about this other than...you have'nt laughed until the Ninja says "I need a Wellbutrin!".
 
 
 
 Now whats number one?
 
 
 
1. Old Man Logan
 
 Old Man Logan
BUY THIS BOOK. Nuff said!
 


 
 
 
 
 
Well, I hope you enjoyed my list. So what your top five comics you read in 09?

 


 
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