I. What is this?
II. Defining 'Noob'

I. Noobish
II. Where to find noobs
III. Behavior of noobs
IV. Noob religion
V. More about noob habitats

I. Make sure you aren't one
II. Major noob avoiding strategies



I. What is this?
This guide is designed to give you a better understanding of what a noob is, how to recognize them, some details about them, and how to avoid or get rid of them. It mostly applies to online forums, which are the main targets of migrating noobs.

II. Defining 'Noob'
Contrary to the belief of many, a noob/n00b and a newbie/newb are not the same thing. Newbs are those who are new to some task* and are very beginner at it, possibly a little overconfident about it, but they are willing to learn and fix their errors to move out of that stage. n00bs, on the other hand, know little and have no will to learn any more. They expect people to do the work for them and then expect to get praised about it, and make up a unique species of their own. It is the latter we will study in this guide so that the reader is prepared to encounter them in the wild if needed.

Noobs are often referred to as n00bs as a sign of disrespect toward them, and it's often hella funny, but I will refer to them as noobs during this reading.

* Usually the topic at hand on an internet forum.


I. Noobish
Often, but not always, noobs will attempt to communicate in their own primitive language, known as "n00bish." It is a variant of the hacker language that exposes them as having little intelligence or will to learn. Here is an example of some noobish. Do not attempt to comprehend it: it cannot be discerned without professionals at hand.

stFU /../..an, i r teh r0xx0rz liek emin3m, u cna go tO EHLL OR ATLE4St help m3 wit hthIS!!111!!!!!!!1~~1!!``!! LOLLOLOLLOLOLlOoLLOlollLLl u n00b

Although you may find this unbelievably funny and/or annoying, it is best to restrain yourself and keep from talking back to them, as they are very territorial and easily angered. This will result in their attempted verbal abuse of you, possibly backed up by other noobs, because they work in packs when doing offensive tasks. It is not an easy task to learn this language because our intelligent accent will keep it from sounding quite right when spoken. You can write some simple noobish of your own, however, by slamming your face into your keyboard repeatedly.

II. Where to find n00bs
On the internet, n00bs make their colonies on forums. They migrate in waves, usually on weekends, and proceed to clog up bandwidth with stupid questions and sometimes even stupid answers. If you happen to be unfortunate enough to be on a board large enough to attract migrating noobs, there will hopefully be authority in charge who is smart enough to take extermination measures before they can make nests and larger colonies. THE BANNER HAMMER is one form of authority.

Larger colonies can result in the mutation of some into spammers. Not commercial spammers, but pointless spammers. A noob can become one of these at any point, but the larger the amount of noobs, the more chance pointless spammers will appear.

Off the internet, noobs appear anywhere the focus is on learning or discussing something specific.

III. Behavior of noobs
Since noobs are basically ignorant bastards, they have a lot in common. The most often seen characteristic is their fluency in noobish, which is why it got its own section. They will also be very self confident as if they were the absolute best at what they are in fact the worst at. Also, they are quite agressive and self-centered, and tend to laugh a lot using many L's and O's in rapid sucession (the noobish word for laughing like an ultimate retard).

It is their instinct to assemble in packs for defense, and they often attempt to organize packs that they call teams. Unfortunately for them, teams usually result in a total loss of communication and they can often begin to fight amongst each other. These teams are quite unlike those formed by non-noobs.

Noobs have difficulty reading English and cannot comprehend the idea of authority.

Therefore, they have an all-out disregard for rules, basic or not. A good way to identify a noob (bad) vs. a newb (good) is to tell them (or have an authority tell them) which rule they are unknowingly breaking. If they respond with an apology and fix it, they are probably not a noob. If they react by insulting everything around them in rapid noobish and causing general mayhem, it is because they are a noob and have had a small seizure due to their inability to understand what is happening.

IV. Noob Religion
Noobs follow a variation of the 1337 (sometimes 7331) religion, in which they worship the number in odd rituals and put altars in their forum avatars and signatures. They often call themselves 1337, which experts say is somewhat like calling themselves godly in a human language. It's best to not interfere with their religious fantasies and practices because that can lead to a noob uprising, which can turn a forum to mush in less than a week.

V. More about noob habitats
Noobs often attempt to maintain their own web pages. Some common features of these lairs are a terrible lack of content, background music, lots of pointless animated gifs, and pages that say some variation of 'tHEir isnothinG H34r yEtt LOLLOLOL!111!1!!~~~!!`! 13371337', which means 'Nothing here yet' in noobish.

They will also have large, seemingly infinite marquees of 88X31 affiliate buttons replaced with red X's scattered here and there, and possibly a hit counter showing a number less than 100. These habitats are numerous but fairly easy to avoid because only noobs link to them. So if you can identify a noob, don't go to its homepage. Simple as that.


I. Make sure you aren't one
Note: This section is bilingual so even noobs can make the discovery if they haven't already.

English (T4lk)-

Read the above parts of this guide carefully. If you find yourself unable to comprehend any of it but are instead beginning to think about how great you are and how awesome 'teh 1337' is, you might want to take one of the many available online quizzes to check your noobancy.

Noobish (133713371337)- Liek, u gott4 re3D teh gudieCAREFUl1y and tehn OMG LIEK I AM R0XX0RZ ya anD ify 0u turn into teh reTARDED u gota go 2 MY WEBP4GE LOLLOLOL!!111~11 ad check 4 warez n stfuu. if u r a n00b go2HELL LOLLOLOlROFLMFAO11!!!11!!!! a/s/l pos gtg n00b suxx0rz ur b0xx0rz OLOOOLOLLLL HELP HELP HELP 1337133713371337

II. Major noob avoiding strategies
The main factor in attracting migrating herds of noobs is a large, active forum. If you find one of these, look to see if it has the management to avoid noob infestation. If not, look for a small or mid-sized forum that covers the same topic so you can enjoy your time there before the noobs find it.

Another way to keep noobs from interfering with your life is to become part of the authority on one of these forums. But that's often hard to do so you'll probably be better off avoiding larger forums first off. If you do manage to become part of the authority, however, take full advantage of it and establish extermination policies so that normal people can have a nice time without noob infestations.
Noob Talk: LAlWAlwalwalWAWLAWLAWA!~!~!~!!!11!!! 1M NOtttt N0000BZ
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If you’re the noob. Get better at the game instead of blaming your teammates
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A term derived from the video game world meaning someone who who is new at a game or activity and is horrible at it but is not willing to learn and does not acknowledge the fact of such. Noobs often boast over skills they do not have and accuse the honorable player of "cheating" or "haxing" when killed or defeated. Noobs are also known for their unique form of broken English. I will elaborate below.
*Noob gets owned by sniper while running out into the open*


Experienced player: its cool dude just come back to base and switch your weapon.

Noob: STFU NOOB! IL FUKIN OWN YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1v1 ME FAG!

Experienced player: *sigh* as you wish...

*noob gets horribly owned to oblivion*

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Someone who is very new to a video game and needs help from proffesionals but 11 yr olds refer them as bad players on fortnite
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A person lacking in skill or a high level who wishes nothing more than to be retarded and not cooperate with you. A noob comes from a newb, which is someone new to a game and wants to get better. A noob, however, does not. They generally can be very ignorant and annoying and probably will never leave you alone
Newb:Hey guys, where is the sniper rifle at?

High level:It's just over here, follow me.

Newb:Thanks!(newb leaves happily killing)

Noob:J00 N00B! 7H@T W@5 MAI SNIP3R R1FFL3 WHY D1D YU G1VE 1T T0 THT N00B! IT W4S M@1N3!!!!1!!!ONE!!!!11!!11!!!!!

High level:Go bug someone else Noob
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Possibly the most commonly used (and the most irritating) thing to say on the internet that is not a meme.

1;A derogatory word used to express dominance over the chosen target (generally by status).

2; Another way to spell newb, as in newbie, which is not commonly used in an offensive sense or manor.
New user: Hey guys, I'm kinda new here.
Obviously far more elite user: Stfu n00b.

New user: Yeah I'm kind of a noob.
Kind user whose brain isn't rotting: It's cool bro.
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Generally found on the internet or any gaming society of any sort. There is an uprising of noobs on Modern Warfare 2. To avoide these people on MW2:

1: Do not go into game chat, but if you do, mute everyone except your friends
2:Do not talk to anyone because this can lead to a noob randomly jumping into your conversation and insultin you, your mother, your pets, anything anf everything.

There are also characteristics of noobs:
1: They are complete douchebags to everyone.
2: They lack skill at a game and scream at you if you kill them
3: They often call other people noobs and refuse to listen to any form of Authority.

Now that you know how to identify a noob, you can have a better gaming experience.
(gets shot by sniper)
Normal Person: shut the fuck up dude.
by Masterpat505 April 28, 2010
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