What is a Noob?
“Noob” came from the video gaming subculture. Short for “new player”, it describes someone who is new at the game (whatever the game may be) and as such makes mistakes from a lack of knowledge about the game or lack of practice. “Noob” mistakes are mistakes that an experienced player should know better than to make.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php Noob is meant as an offensive term towards someone who is not nessicarily new, and quite often is directed at someone that is |somewhat| experienced but at the same time stupid/disruptive and/or totally incapable of learning. A noob is almost always someone who thinks they’re cool but obviously aren’t. Also used in 1337speak.
Noob is an alternate spelling of “newbie,” which refers to an inexperienced person, particularly in the gaming community but also in other online venues. Noob can be used in a friendly, teasing manner, such as one experienced gamer saying to another, “You played that like a noob,” or in a derogatory fashion as a general insult. Other spelling variations include “newb,” “n00b” (using zeros), and “nub.” Generally, the further from “noob” one gets in spelling variation, the greater the intended insult. The easiest way to spot a noob is by lack of skill or unfamiliarity with venue protocols. Every online arena has its own netiquette, whether it’s Internet Relay Chat (IRC), USENET Newsgroups, the World Wide Web (WWW), a virtual world such as Second Life, or a competitive game room. General rules or guidelines make the arena more fun for everyone, and breaking them cluelessly can result in being called a noob or being flamed (verbally attacked). Luckily, most online venues feature areas for