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    Newbie F.A.Q. READ OR DIE

    In order to help lessen your initial Bullshido reaming, it may be healthful for you to follow some basic guidelines when you decide to post for the first time.

    1. Please do not think you are enlightening the community by creating a post entitled, “TMA(Traditional Martial Arts) versus MMA(Mixed Martial Arts)” or some style versus another style in a theoretical death match post. Styles don't beat people, people beat people. Do a search and add to an existing thread on the topic, unless you have a completely new angle to provide. This includes "striking verses grappling". We all know who would win that anyway.

    2. There are several traditional whipping boys here in this forum. They include Hans Bristol, Ashida Kim, Yellow Bamboo and The Numchuck Guy. Do not start a thread directing the viewer to these web sites.

    3. Do not start an anti-SCARS thread unless you really have something new to say. Also on a SCARS note, teasing KungFoolss maybe fun, but it does absolutely nothing.

    4. If you practice a relatively unknown style, please DO post about it. Most of us here enjoy learning about the more obscure styles, if only to raise new comparisons and broaden our horizons.

    5. We all know Bruce Lee could kick ass. We don’t care what H. Gracie would have, could have or should have done to him. Chances are they would have trained together anyway.

    6. Please no more threads on your favorite training music.

    7. No WT/VT/WC lineage wars. No-one cares who has the “real” kung fu. Only Pizdoff and Das Moose know who has it anyway. Also, if you want to know if WT/WC/VT works, use the search function and pick the first 10,000 threads covering the subject instead of starting a new one.

    8. No using the word Chi or Qi or anything else like it without explaining what the hell you are talking about. Please search for the previous thread detailing this. Definitions such as, “It comes from a musculature a normal martial artist can't use!!! It's a special kind of rotating musculature”, are unacceptable. All threads discussing Chi/Ki/Qi/WTF must first pass through a review board consisting of The Wastrel, Dochter, and KuntaoKid (for an opposing view). If arguments are deemed poorly structered, existing in the absence of a logical framework or otherwise faulty the postee will have a baseball bat inserted into a place of our choosing. This is a retroactively effective process as well.

    9. Tae Kwon Do bashing is acceptable, but only if you can bring some new analysis to the table.

    10. Any review of an MA(Martial Art) school or MA related event is encouraged. Many members also enjoy reading knowledgeable reviews of books or training videos as well. Movie reviews are cool too.

    11. Please, no Gracie nutriding.

    nutrider - noun.

    def. The follower of a particular personage/object who is unable to see any fault in his/her diety.

    12. Conversely, grappling=sex jokes are no longer funny.

    As are any of of the following, or their derivatives: plays on the word kung fu (slap-fu, crip-fu, etc.), "all your base are belong to us", jew-jitsu, blowjob-jitsu, and realultimatepower.net references.

    This is vividly illustrated in the following reenactment, by boyd and myself:

    Posthumandude: FURTHERMORE, GRAPPLING LOOKS GAY
    Aaronboyd2: OH MAN
    Aaronboyd2: I NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS UNTIL NOW
    Aaronboyd2: BUT, YOU KNOW THE "GUARD" POSITION?
    Posthumandude: HARHAR WE SHOULD CALL IT BLOW JOB JEWTSU HURRR
    Aaronboyd2: IT JUST OCCURED TO ME THAT IT'S GEOGRAPHICALLY SIMILAR TO THE MISSIONARY POSITION IN SEX
    Posthumandude: INDEED. AND WITH TWO MEN GRAPPLING IT COULD BE CONSTRUED AS SOMETHING RESEMBLING ANAL SEX
    Aaronboyd2: ESPECIALLY THE "MOUNTED REAR" POSITION
    Posthumandude: "REAR NAKED" CHOKE HAHAHAHAHACKGACKCOUGH

    You can make these jokes, but they have certainly been done before, and you're likely to violate rules 19 and 20.

    13. No posting links, pictures, etc without bringing some analysis or commentary to the table. A huge picture with the caption, "Discuss", or, "What do you think?" is unacceptable. Any monkey can find MA stuff on the web and post it.

    An example of something more acceptable would be, "Could someone please explain what this guy is doing at 1:25 of this video". Or, "This guy gets completely destroyed. What do you all think he could have done differently?".

    This rule also applies to posting links. Most of us have a real life outside Bullshido. So don't post a whole bunch of links without at least briefly explaining why we should visit each site, for example "For Frank Dux's latest claim that he earned the Medal of Honor see . . ." Otherwise the poster is obscuring facts not illuminating them.

    14. Do not put attempts to be funny unrelated to the martial arts in General Discussion, they belong in General BS or Current Events, Politics, Social Issues. Similarly if you wish to post a thread directly insulting someone else, go directly to Trollshido. Posts that would be funny in the right section are annoying and trollsome in others. If you do not know the difference do not post.

    15. Do not write in trashing some instructor or school without providing a link to their website, and if possible you should provide a link to an on-line newspaper article establishing prior misdeeds that you make reference to.

    16. Be prepared to specify what your experiences with this instructor have been, whether you are, or study under a rival instructor, and if you can, or have, visited their dojo to report on what their actual teaching skills may be.

    17. Do not open with a claim that a person is a fake or a fraud without offering proof. For example Frank Dux's Ninja claims were destroyed by a well known Los Angeles Times article in the late 1980s showing that he couldn't tell a consistant story about his past linage or the 'blood sport' tourney. See http://www.teemax.com/busmanartical.html for a nice example of such proof, Busman actually reproduces the relevant L.A. Times article. Similarly, do not call a place a McDojo without providing your reasons for reaching this conclusion.

    18. Remember, the amount of posts and level of intelligence do not necessarily correspond. Not all products contain approved ingredients.

    19. In certain circumstances posters can be banned for stupidity if they are posting material so dumb that it drives the average reader to want to gouge his or her own eyes out. Repeatedly derailing, or clogging threads though trolling can lead to banning. Spamming by creating multiple stupid threads at the same time can also lead to banning.

    Trolling is writing annoying, attention seeking posts that detract from the issue at hand and have no value. Posting that Royce Gracie is a fag in the midst of a discussion of traditional karate techniques would be an example of trolling. Whereas saying Royce Gracie is a highly over-rated fighter in a thread on MMA competitions is a perfectly appropriate post regardless of whether you happen to be right or wrong.

    Banning typically takes place after warnings and the poster has shown that they are incapable of contributing posts of value to this site. A valuable post is defined as one that provides new information or reasoned commentary to others. Not "X is such a romo, that's why Kung Fu sucks".

    Previous stupid actions that have lead to warning or banning have included:

    * Whining about how one's stepfather beat you and how you now want to kill yourself.

    * Attempting to repeatedly discuss your facination with, and use of, illegal drugs in martial arts sections of this board and then posting links to instructions on how to operate a crack pipe.

    * Volunteering explicit details about sexual acts you have performed with your underage girlfriend which would earn you time on a statutory rape charge. Dr. Ruth does not reside at Bullshido, and we're not set up to deal with such personal issues and problems.

    * Posting irrelevant and stupid comments in every thread currently on the front page of a section and starting multiple new oxygen stealing threads.

    * Disregarding these guidlelines and ignoring helpful suggestions by other members to get a grip and to stop making an ass out yourself.

    20. Use the search function before starting your first thread Newbie. The Search function can be located here. Image by WhiteShark.

    21. Do not post porno or very graphic pictures in the public threads. Instead post a link and properly label it NSFW. This stands for Not Safe For Work. Please don't get a fellow poster in trouble because he simply logged in from work and someone looked over his shoulder.

    22. Do not register more then one account on Bullshido. If you do so accidently please contact an administrator to correct the situation. We have found that such multiple accounts are typically created so that one person can argue as a 'crowd' or to make comments that they wouldn't dare say using their regular identity. Multiple accounts using the same IP number are presumed to violate this rule, unless prior permission is obtained from an administrator by proving that there are separate, real people using the same computer. Violation of this rule typically will lead to banning.

    23. Do not spam non-martial arts related products or services on this board. If you want to advertise here, please contact Phrost and buy some space. Violation of this rule will typically lead to banning.

    24. And one last thing- welcome to Bullshido, the first time HURTS . . .

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    I wanted to submit this a long overdue improvement to Bullshido. What does everything think? Is it too restrictive? Does anything need to be added? Thoughts in general?

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    Edit History

    Edited by - Samuel Browning on December 11, 2005. Rule 19 edited. Rules 22 and 23 added. Typos edited by Samuel Browning on December 12, 2005.

    Edited by - Samuel Browning on October 10, 2005. Rule 21 added.

    Edited by - Samuel Browning on June 13, 2005. Addition made to Rule 19.

    Edited by - MrMcFu on May 14th 2005 per suggestions from Samuel Browning

    Edited by - MrMcFu on October 15th 2004 per suggestions from Samuel Browning.

    Edited by - MrMcFu on Sept 8th 2004 per suggestions from Samuel Browning.

    Edited by - MrMcFu on August 24 2004 to put in search function jpg and gay jokes.

    Edited by - MrMcFu on June 26 2004 to amend rule seven covering WT/VT/WC annoyances.

    Edited by - MrMcFu on January 17 2004 to add rule about Trollshio posting.

    Edited by - MrMcFu on December 31 2003 to give certain guideline names.

    Edited by - MrMcFu on December 31 2003 to address meaningless post starting. Rule 12 - Everything else bumped down for sake of organization.

    Edited by - MrMcFu on August 31 2003 to change rule 1 09:50:25

    Edited by - MrMcFu on August 31 2003 take out some dashes and accomodate TallPaul's suggestions.

    Edited by - MrMcFu on August 31 2003 updated the ONE link that was in German to the english version just for tallPaul 11:02:45

    Edited by - MrMcFu on August 31 2003 11:38:36

    Edited by - MrMcFu on September 01 2003 11:23:05

    Edited by - mrmcfu on September for FingerMoon and Samuel Browning's suggestions 01 2003 23:55:21

    Edited by - mrmcfu on September 02 2003 00:00:28

    Edited by - MrMcFu on September 02 2003 06:04:50

    Edited by - MrMcFu on September 22 2003 10:30:45
    Last edited by Sam Browning; 12/12/2005 10:21pm at .

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    ". Only Pizdoff and Das Moose know who has it anyway."

    Damn straight.

    Good FAQ, btw :-)

    [Das Moose]

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    Pros and Cons of certain styles compared to others -ok. Just because two guys want to travel to the same destination (if! they do so) doesn`t mean they both reach it, let alone in equal time or equal mental and physical condition.
    But never ever has one style beaten another style. Posting somthing like "a such-and-such stylist can easily beat a practitioner of so-and-so" is a clear sign of mental retardation. I also know noone with something remotely similar to skill who would bother about **** like that.

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    What I will do is modify this based on the feedback I recieve- I just changed the first rule slightly to reflect SCO's input.

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    It's good. The admins should consider putting it up permanently on the site."

    [Das Moose]

    Chum Sut is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are beaten.

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    I like it.

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    As a relative newbie myself, there are terms I still don't understand yet see all the time. You have a coupole in your post.

    Define or spell completely out, or use a different word:
    TMA/MMA
    SCARS
    WT/VT/WC
    MA
    nutriding

    Possibly spell out the word, like "Martial Artist (MA)", and "Traditional Martial Artist (TMA)", etc.

    Just a suggestion.

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    Okay tallPaul - I provided some links . . .

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    uhhh..I lived in Germany for 19 months WAY back in '73-74 and learned a wee bit of he language, but not enough to understand any of what I'm looking at here. Is there a glossery perhaps of terms on here someplace...in ENGLISH?

    What am I supposed to find on here?

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    He doesn't mean the zanshin-dojo link (I think that's his own page or the page of the place he trains in). He means the links underlined in his 1st post.

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