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    Exclamation ***TERB Newbie's Guide***

    Howdy. And welcome to that wonderful, other-worldly place known as the Toronto Escort Review Board (TERB)!

    There have been a number of requests to have a "Newbie's Guide" put up, and it seems as if I have been delegated to do so. Therefore, here it is!

    Once you have registered to post, you become a TERBite. Try not to walk up to perfect strangers on the street and say "I'm a TERBite!" This usually illicits a look of shock, and women tend to move their children a little closer while backing slowly away from you. DON'T WORRY ABOUT THAT! We are a chosen few, who obviously have more societal know-how than Joe Public.

    Now, after cruising the boards and reading the postings/reviews, I'm sure you have a few questions. I'll try to answer some pre-emptively here.

    If you have any others, post them here! Dammit, we're approachable!

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    Question

    Q. How do I use the board features, such as "Search" and "Private Messaging (PM)"?

    A. Look up and to the right. Right below the banner ad (which occasionally has beautiful women appearing in it, just an added bonus!) you'll see a number of buttons.

    user cp: let's you change your personal options, including signature, location, turning on/off PM, etc.

    register: is where you, ummm... register? But you've already done that...

    calendar: shows who's birthdays are coming up

    members: has been disabled by Fred Zed, our illustrious leader, in his infinite wisdom.

    f.a.q.: is a great resource for general board software feature usage

    search: allows you to search through all the threads on the board, now over 20000 strong!

    home: brings you back to the main list of forums.

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    Whatever happened to Goober's mom...


    Once the most sought-after woman on all of TERB

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    Q. What are the rules for posting?

    A. At the top of every forum, there's an "Announcement" thread. This is where board admins post the do's and dont's of posting. At the bottom, terbadmin has posted the general rules for TERB (and ERchat.com, but we won't go there right now). Basically, there are two rules. Be courteous and respectful, and don't give out illegal or personal information about any other person.

    Q. What about PM's? Can we give out more info in there?

    A. No. The board rules still apply there. Private Messages are just that, private. However, you really don't know who you're sharing information with anywhere on the board. And if you spread rumours about certain establishments, they may get undue attention from our boys in blue, which really ruins the fun for everyone. Be discrete, and don't talk about illegal activities. Period.

    Q. Rules? Why do we need rules?

    A. Rules are in place to protect the Board, the posters and the ladies we all know and love. Fred Zed wrote the following in a recent thread discussing the rules:
    There are many variables that come into play in the administration of sites such as this. To name a few: bandwidth, public image, legal issues, complaints from providers and establishment owners etc. For example, all the legal risks for the postings are assumed by the owners. Board members for their part have a free membership.

    As I said yesterday, board administrators, at their full discretion, set the standards as to what is acceptable at this site. Needless to say, given the diverse nature of this site it is unlikely that administrators can please everyone.

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    Q. I notice you have your own "lingo". What are all those abbreviations you guys constantly use?

    A. Check out this thread -> https://terb.cc/vbulletin/showthread...=&threadid=370 You`ll see all the common (and some not-so-common) abbreviations listed there. If you come across any others you can`t find there, post a question about it in that thread. One of the veterans will surely step up and answer your question.

    Q. Hey, that`s neat! But what are those "Sticky" thingees?

    A. Stickys are used by board admins to relay important information to the board members. You`ll see stickys at the top of pretty much every forum, with important information relating specifically to that facet of the industry. READ THEM ALL, before posting. There`s some pretty good info in there.

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    Q. All right. I've looked around. I've seen an SP. Now I want to write a review. I've noticed that newbies are often labelled as shills when they post positive reviews. How do I avoid that?

    A. The easiest way to avoid being labelled a "shill" (a person posting for the express goal of drumming up business for the SP) is to be realistic.

    Your experience with an SP may have blown your mind. She may be all things to all people, as far as you're concerned. But, in reality, she won't be. Try to be as factual and calm with your reviews. If she had a fault, name it. (but be nice!) Saying that everyone should go see so-and-so because she's the most beautiful woman on the face of the earth and nobody compares is a no-no. If you're consistently honest in your reviews, you'll gain the respect of the board.

    But above all, don't get discouraged if you are labelled a shill. It happens to the best of us. Recognize that there will be people who will call you out. Defend your position calmly, and the respect and accolades will follow.

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    Q. I'm out of questions right now. Is there anything else you can suggest to make my life at TERB more enjoyable?

    A. The only thing that really matters is RESPECT. For your fellow TERBites, and for the SP's. Everything else should fall into place.

    Have fun!

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    Does this mean....?

    Does this mean if we have received an "abbreviation" we can use the abbreviations to write in a review.

    But we cant ask about specific "abbreviations" and whether a certain MPA participates in said "abbreviation".

    I just wanna be sure I have this right before everyone gets pissed at me.

    Keeeeeeeeeeeter

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    Cool How about a veteran's guide?

    Originally posted by Goober Mcfly
    Q. I'm out of questions right now. Is there anything else you can suggest to make my life at TERB more enjoyable?
    Since you had so much fun with this one.
    Keep the show going!

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    Misteree:

    Just because LE may be turning a "blind eye" to such activities doesn't affect their illegality. TERB is a business, and as such, if it promotes illegal activities it may end up in legal troubles itself.

    I guess the bottom line is that the "fact" that "everyone knows" such and such goes on, we should not relay that info via this board. Make no mistake, LE is aware of TERB, does peruse your postings and uses that information for their investigations.

    *tosses donut*
    Fuck shit piss

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    How do you upload a you tube video for a post.

    Thank you !

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    You guys revived a thread from 12 yrs ago.

    And whats even more amazing, Goober is still alive (somewhat)
    The 2 rarest things on earth:

    [B]1.[/B] A woman admitting she is wrong
    [B]2.[/B] A woman then apologizing for being wrong

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlett Mae View Post
    and also; how do I make my links do what yours do in my signature (link under a different name than link)
    Here is what you posted:

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlett Mae View Post
    <a href="http://imgur.com/rVHcZki"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/rVHcZki.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>
    This is how the link for a picture should look:
    [img] http://i.imgur.com/rVHcZki.jpg [/img] but with no spacing.
    and for text,
    See website for more details

    When you click on "Reply With Quote" you can see the format for the links.


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    ********** : Don't talk about Fight Club....
    You just did ...

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    Goober says LE uses TERB information for their investigations. Is there any actual evidence of this? Why would they when it is so easy to just tip at a club and find out anything you need to know? I think all the paranoia is misplaced.

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    Also, do LE really have the time to pursue in reading this board? Just curious...

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    The point is that if the information is out there, in public, or LE decides to sign up and receive PM'd tips, they could use that information for investigatory purposes.

    If you're flying along a highway at 160 km/h you may get away with it. Or you may lose your license if there's a cop over the next rise. We've chosen to set a reasonable speed limit on TERB.

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    Hmmmm. I guess I have my homework to do before diving in.

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    Five posts? FIVE POSTS? WTF?

    All is explained here....

    https://terb.cc/vbulletin/showthread...threadid=32714

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    Lightbulb teach me the lingo.......PLEASE and p.m. me with the info if u can

    can someone please tell me what all those short forms mean for escorts/.....daty, dfsk i think and all the other abbreviations....they r gettin on my nerves cause i cant figure out what peolpe r sayin....either speak english or teach me how to speak escort........thanx.....

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    i am wondering why I am not allowed to post. I wanted to simply welcome someone back to the barrie area and it said I was allowed to.

    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by mornin1 View Post
    i am wondering why I am not allowed to post. I wanted to simply welcome someone back to the barrie area and it said I was allowed to.
    You'd need to PM Goober.

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    The Good Old Days, The Good Old Days.....

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    Q: i paid for my 4 week ad but i cant fogure out how to post my 3 ads....? heeelp!

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