Advice for the newbs


White Belt
Feb 18, 2008
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Hello from Canada

Really enjoy reading the notes.

How does one post a notice in the introduction forum

Hans Larrave

Yellow Belt
Jan 24, 2019
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漎 @artistsmartial
I came to this forum because I have not been active in any Social Media since Edward Snowden blew the whistle. This forum does feel very relaxed and sane. I believe that many people are starting to question the whole Instagram/FB/Twitter thing and will better dial it in with Forums based on what they have conscious effort for. Shortly after joining this forum, I read this article: Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: site made to exploit human 'vulnerability'
It's important to be aware of your habits, and I only post the link to help the forum.

The trick is that forums don't inherently ping your phone. This creates a conscious decision to still pick and choose how and when you respond to forum posts. I believe any app or site that requires of you mobile number is suspect. It's not for "enhanced security" I joined martialtalk without an alias because I do not feel the need to hide here.
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Green Belt
Apr 27, 2022
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Hello, All.

A newbee... I just wanted to pop in and say hello. Found this site by accident but have been reading through the topics and getting accquainted with some of the oldies.
Pretty interesting people in here I see as well as pretty interesting topics.
Yes, us old people can be interesting lol.


Yellow Belt
Aug 6, 2022
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Hi everybody! :wavey: I thought that I would offer a little advice, to help you adjust to your new environment. These are a few things that I have learned since joining Martial Talk.

Just about everybody here is a nice person. Not everybody here is a perfect writer. It's extremely difficult to really "get" the emotional feeling behind a post through this medium, so take things with a grain of salt. You can't see facial expression, (although the smileys do help) and generally, if you give people the benefit of the doubt, you'll find that things run a bit smoother, and friendlier.

I personally would advise you to spend some time reading through some of the old threads. Many topics have been done, some to death, and you just might learn something there.

There are people here with a wide variety of Martial Arts experience, ranging from never even tried all the way up to very Senior Masters. They are all just people, but each will have a different take on various issues. Every poster is valued here, and all opinions welcome, provided its done in a respectable way.

Read through the forum rules, and all of the help and support threads. Know the rules, and you won't break them. If you have questions, ask.

Be prepared to become obsessed with the community that is Martial Talk.

See you around the board!
I have dyslexia, so if my sentence structure and punctuation is off please let me know. Thank you!