Mar 3rd 2008 9:49AM About the word Noob. In my understandning noobs are not the same as newbies or rookies. One major difference is that noobs they just want to know and have everything for free and all the help they can get. Newbies and rookies, like all of us have been, want to *learn* and *understand*. Noobs also try hard to look like they understand by using hard to understand acronyms and other jibberish.
So in short: Don't call you mom (or anyone else that does'nt deserve it) a noob, but a rookie or newbie.
From a Dad ;-)