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The regulars among you will have noticed that our cunning comments on stories plan has proved somewhat popular - at least as an arena for fanboy versus windows apologist slugfests, transcendental musings from amanfromMars and poor-quality quippery inevitably resulting in coat>door>taxi. Well, among the insanity there are from …

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The rules of Reg Club

1) Thou shalt not impose rules on other members.

2) See above.

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Anonymous Coward

IDDB

Thou shalt get thy coat.

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Anonymous Coward

1st rule of Reg Club

All your comment are belong to us.

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Anonymous Coward

The 1st rule of Reg Club is...

Don't talk about Reg Club!

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Use Soap!

Never enter an arse-kicking contest with a porcupine.

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Anonymous Coward

No Americans!

This is an English Reg for English people.

/flame

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The 1st rule of reg club is

Paris Hilton's bulgarian airbags get more traffic to the site than IT angles.

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Well obviously....

... I'd love to tell you, but the first rule of Reg Club is never to talk about Reg Club.

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first rule

surely the first rule must be "you do not talk about Reg Club", or perhaps "you do not blog about Reg Club".

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The First Rule of Reg Club

The First Rule of Reg Club is that you do not talk about the first rule of Reg Club to lamer n00bs.

or

The First Rule of Reg Club is that thou shalt always complain about the lack of an 'IT angle' irrespective of the story.

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Silly question

...you never, ever, talk about Reg Club!

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Thou Shalt Not

mention religion - specifically creation vs. evolution. Sex and politics is fine though.

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Rule #2

Thou shalt not ask for an IT angle

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First rule?

You've broken it..now move along...nothing to talk about here..

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The first rule of Reg Club is ...

If you post a comment asking what the IT angle is, without being literate enough for us to recognise it as being sarcasm, you shall be exiled to Rockall for a month. With only copies of Hello magazine for company. And they all feature Paris Hilton. With her clothes on.

Meh!

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The Second and Third Rules of Reg Club

Thou shalt not use those expressions invented by insane PR and Advertising persons to promote their new "trendy" product in any post to El Reg.Examples include Lappy, mobe and many others...

Thou shalt use the correct Reg units in all communications related to El Reg.

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Tyler Durden

Tsk, surely you don't talk about Reg Club...

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Bulgarian airbags are technology.....

So don't complain about the technology angle....

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Anonymous Coward

US

Criticise the US at any opportunity :)

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If the headline isn't what you want from an IT publication

don't complain that the body isn't either. You read what you clicked on.

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Jim

The First Rule of Reg Club

Surely has to be: You don't talk about Reg Club,

That'll be it then...

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DP

The rules of Reg Club

Thou shalt not ask "What's the IT angle" and not expect a bitch slap.

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Wikipedia...

Quote: "The Register frequently uses sarcasm in its articles and often provides an iconoclastic stance (e.g. referring to Google as the worlds largest text-ad broker). Much of the reporting is of a style more commonly found in British tabloid newspapers than in more serious news publications. " (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_register - accessed 28/09/2007 11:30AM) ;-)

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The First Rule of Reg Club is.....

....always have your coat handy and a taxi on speed dial

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Sam

rule one

Take the piss out of Mac users, and retain your cloakroom ticket at all times.

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First rule of fight club in my book

1) Don't turn everything into a Apple -v- Wintel flame war of epic proportions!

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Always...

check the authour's background before questioning his authority on a subject.

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Anonymous Coward

Rule #1

Thou shalt not ask which is the relevance with the IT

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Gaz

Thou shalt not...

... irritatingly point out the lack of an "IT angle" within any 'Odds & Sods' story.

GI

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What about

just posting a URL to the relevant Wikipedia article instead?

Oh wait, you don't do HTML tagging in the comments.

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Anonymous Coward

First rule of Reg Club is......

Sorry I can't talk about that.

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BOFH

The First Rule of Reg Club is BOFH is GOD!

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The first rule of Reg Club is...

you don't talk about the IT angle in comments on a Lester Haines story.

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Rob

In Soviet Russia...

Reg Club rules you!

IGMC

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2nd rule of Reg club

Thou shalt never question the link to IT that any given article has.

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Anonymous Coward

The first rule of Reg club...

is to be not geeky enough to admit to being in Reg club...

Ok, I'll get my coat

;-)

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From the Simpsons

Rule number 1 - there are no rules!

Rule number 2 - no outside food...

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It has to be said

What's the IT angle people?

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The First Rule of Reg Club is...

Web 2.0 is NOT the solution to every problem, even if your name IS Tim Web2.O'Reilly.

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Anonymous Coward

First rule of Reg Club

the First rule of Reg Club is

you DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE BOFH

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If story has any malware or security angle however remote...

...bung in a quote from Graham Cluely!

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Don't post comments on stories after beer / other substances

...unless you are amanfromMars, or relish waking up the next day to a hangover and a flame war about what you said about Steve Jobs / Bill Gates / next door's goat...

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AB

Technology Wars

iCommandment #1: Thou shalt not defend that which is shiny and overpriced merely because you feel that failure to do so might lead to buyer's remorse and consequent expulsion from the choir of iSeraphim angels which, verily, do praise Steve Jobs.

or, in the interests of fairness:

iCommandment #2: Thou shalt not extract the Michael from Apple fans, if only because skewering the easy target demonstrates low levels of wit and skill.

On the other hand, iCommandment #2 was made to be broken...

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Anonymous Coward

thou shalt not...

...have an IT angle

...fail to refer to Paris Hilton

...create harmony between fanboys and apologistas

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I'm sick of this fluff

Seriously, what is the IT angle here? The standard of reporting here has really gone to the dogs since I were a lad.

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whats the IT angle?

well where is it on this story?

sorry couldn't resist :)

my quite sensible rule, make all comments humorous or informative

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1st rule...

...Leave your high horse at the door (hitching post is next to the taxi rank)

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Another rule

Thou shalt claim everything is a Neo-con conspiracy and challenge other to prove it isn't.

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Chuck Norris

Thou shall respect Chuck Norris or else expect a beating of epic proportions.

Although its perefectly exceptible to ridicule his religious beliefs.

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The first rule is...

... no posting if you’re not that bright.

Remember, most people on here are at least Degree educated (or of equivalent intelligence). I like to think of it as a kind of Fight Club meets Mensa (But with a better stocked bar)

The second rule, dont post Anon, unless trolling.

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