Rookie Guide.


It has come to my attention that we need another post about proper ethics on this website. I will not go over the same things that the other two posts on this topic.


True Story- says you aggre with what was said. (unknown)

this^- says you back-up the comment you are replying to.

smh- shaking my head (DB)

IMO- In my Opinion (unknown)

IMNHO- In my not so humble opinion (unknown)

IMHO- In my humble/honest opinion (unknown)

The LOL Chart-  (FinsXfactor) (where are you?)

Red X- pic post fail (unknown)

atm- at the moment

LMBO- Laughing my butt off (woomar)

lqtm- laughing quietly to myself (LCFF)

hatters- used in place of haters after a certain fanpost. (can't remember)

np- no problem


If you put up a disgusting or disturbing picture, at least have the common decency to put a title, so we can close it in the comments.

Also, we have female dolphans on this site, so be respectful. As a warning this is not a dating site, there are multiple sites for that, The Phinsider is not one of them.


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 Never, ever question a fans faith. We are Phin fans here, except for the occasional troll or other a fan from another team. There is a big difference. The Teal Deal (repping the Jags) and SlotMachine (repping the Pats) are great examples of fans from a different team that will always be welcome on this site, since they use logical reasoning, stats and deductive reasoning to make an arguement and never personally attack us. I am sure there are other fans that would like to post here, just make your arguements out of logic and not hatred/emotion.

No personal attacks of any kind from anybody. Attack the arguement, not the messenger.

Use reply when talking to someone, it makes fellowing a conversation so much easier. It is to the right of the person's name, right to the date and time that person posted and right next to the plus sign.And if it bothers you that much flag it. Next to the time stamp there are two buttons.

Reply- most rookies don't, but it is simple, just press the reply button and your comment will be under the other person's comment. Like mine is to your's.


Use the action button to either rec a comment that is well written and brings up a great point. Or use it to flag a person's comment that displays unacceptable behavior.

Actions- when pressed it split up in to to more options.

Rec- Something that you concur with but doesn't need to be explained further. The Phinsider way of saying, "Couldn't say it better myself."

Flag- Used for inappropriate / spam / troll comments. These can only be seen by Matty and if he deems it as a(n) inappropriate / spam / troll comment, then he deletes it and either warns the person with a personal message, or bans them for an amount of time.

Use up to see what a certain comment was replying to. The comment that it is in reply to will be at the top of the screen.

Please only use the title for the first line of your comment, please. I've noticed a problem with this amongst new rookies, it is very hard to read all bold.

Never use all caps for the entire comment, unless it is in a Dolphin Game Thread where we are cheering extra loud for a big defensive stop our last second game winning TD.

Also, please don't use all bold for the comment in entirety, for the same reasons stated above. In case you haven't noticed I am the font Nazi, and these are things I will ask you to stop until you do so. The Font Nazi is a nickname given to me by my brother (and sister) fin phans.

Also another reason for not using all caps is that is considered yelling and thus rude not

to mention that it irritates the shit out of Matty.

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by texascowpunk on Jun 19, 2010 9:51 PM EDT

You just have to learn to use the CODE

or @send a rose@

So there I was.....asleep when it happened.....the buzzing of the blackberry woke me up....still groggy, I rubbed my eyes, and read the incoming email.
Then I had a beer....took the day off work, and bought a box of condoms.
Its going to be a long night for my wife

by Fr8Train on Jun 20, 2010 7:13 PM EDT


                 it is more appropriately posted as a fanshot than a fanpost

                 Fanposts are more for articles that you write, rather than a brief quote from a news source. just sayin =)

                               by LeftCoastFinfan



Use ______ to separate stats you post in the comments section.




Spamming on this website is strictly prohibited, all spamming comments can and will be deleted by Matty, the resident manager of this fine blog, when he gets around to it. Spamming is Repeated Posting, Emailing, Texting, Faxing of anything. Now there is a difference between having accidental multiple comments due to an old or incompetent home computer (this is what happens to me every once in awhile) and intentional repostings. If you say something, it has been / will be heard, as there are many regulars.


 This team's motto: Why not us?

Remember to have fun, but be respectful. 

That is all I can think of at this time. Leave other suggestions in the comments.

Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day.

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