ATT and Apple are preparing for this huge 3G launch, so why shouldn't WE prepare? I have a solution to this hectic time of the year..... I propose a MacRumors law, Adopt a Noob!! Law states: - only macrumor members of a status of regular or higher can participate. Macrumor MODS are not allowed to participate as they possess forum powers beyond most others control. - Each macrumor member is allowed to adopt up to 2 noobs, no more. - noobs can not have multiple parents. - After adopting a noob, the macrumor member now becomes the parent of the noob and should place a comment in their signature stating My adopted noob is **** - You are only the parent of said noob until their forum status changes from noob to regular after that, they leave the nest and you must remove their name from your signature. How to go about Adopting a Noob: - Once a noob makes a post, the first macrumor member to reply with I, member name, adopt hereby noob, noob name becomes the rightful parent. - After adopting, a parent should then make contact with the adopted noob via private message and begin parenting them. - Have the adopted noob update their signature with the phrase My adoptive parent is ****. This will help in tracking the noob down if they get lost. Responsibilities as a Parent: - Catching the noob up to speed on all basic information - Assist your noob in the ways of the forums. Provide adequate mentoring - Assign them the task of reading the forum rules - Help answer any noob questions they initially have - Assist them with proper etiquette, spelling and grammar - Above all, nurture the noob into becoming a well-rounded forum member Other notes of importance: - You can not sell your noob to another parent, but you can propose trades - Abuse of a noob is strictly prohibited. - Once you adopt a noob, you must remain their parent for at least 1 week. If you feel your noob is a pain in the rear, unwilling to compromise, rude or you just get tired of them, you can dump them from your signature and exile them from your adopted family. Be sure to PM your noob and let them know they have been dumped so they can adjust their signature as well. These are the official rules. If rules need amending, feel free to let me know and Ill updated them here for all to read. Now, go Adopt a Noob!