AliChat -- Lesson 2: Profile
I had wanted to write about How Not to Sound Like a Total Idiot in Your Profile, but realized this was a futile and hopeless task. It's probably best to accept that you will sound like an idiot, but you can at least try to sound like yourself sounding like an idiot, rather than just a generic idiot.
The moderation process includes approving profiles, and to be honest, it’s painful. They’re usually chock-full of emoticons, unsuccessful attempts at humor, and… well, to be truthful, I only scan the ones I approve/deny for obvious rule breaking (contact info).
But, assuming someone out there is actually interested enough to READ your profile, it’s important to not immediately sound like a moron (protip: emoticons and “lol”s make you sound like a moron). That’s what the forums are for.
All I can think to say is:
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