guide to firstposting (first edition)


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welcome one and all to the mf guide to firstposting. in this thread i will take you through the whats, the whys, the whos and the hows of posting 'first' as the first reply in a thread.

what is firstposting?
firstposting is posting 'first' as the first reply in a thread

why is firstposting?
there are many good reasons to post 'first':
  • to engage with the thread and forge a meaningful connection between threadmonger and firstposter
  • to assert your presence in the thread
  • to declare that your lightning fast posting reflexes are faster than your competitors
  • to "get the ball rolling" by joining the threadmonger and showing to your fellow posters that the water is fine and to come on in and start posting
  • to imply that your priority is posting 'first' rather than responding to the OP or even reading it to begin with. this marks your dominance over the other posters in the forum

who is firstposting?
many posters indulge in a firstpost from time to time. a few examples:

cookie said:
and here is an ancient video documenting the practice from a dedicated firstposter

how is firstposting?
to make your first firstpost, simply post 'first'. that's all there is to it!


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thank you for the comprehensive guide to firstposting, user monkfish. i would also like to see a guide of a similar caliber detaling how to evolve pokemon, but i digress. firstposting is a valuable asset in the poster's arsenal that displays not only their intellectual skill, but also their mechanical skill.

when i was born into this world, the village shaman showed me the first firstpost i had ever seen at that point. that post would later be known as my birth certificate. ever since then i have had a fascination with the art.
We should have a thread where a mod deletes each post every ten minutes to practice this ancient art
Millennials want everything served on a silver platter, if only millennials didn't kill the silver platter industry.
If you want to first post so bad do it the old fashioned way and make your own content to snipe. Preserve the artistic merit of this art form by having the challenges of lag itself to overcome, let the struggles of network errors make our first posts shine as brightly as they should...


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