A Newbie is someone new to the AGS forums, often following a cycle similar to this:
- Posts everywhere, breaking forum rules left right and centre
- Gets told off by all and sundry
- Eventually departs, or gets around to reading the forum rules and then...
- ...Behaves like they were a moderator, telling other people off for minor forum rules breaches
- Gets told off again
- Departs or finally settles down and becomes a valued community member
Some use the terminology n00b to refer to a newbie who is a pain in the neck, while newbie is reserved for those who turn up on the forums and nearly straight away make a valuable contribution. The latter are usually those who have been lurking for a while.