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Gimme My Stars FAQ v. 1.2

Disclaimer; The reason behind the typical FAQ is for "newbies" to avoid wasting the time of others by asking stupid questions. We at the Gimme My Stars message board encourage stupid questions, that way you get to submit a message and we get to reply, therefore increasing our "total messages." Feel free to use this list as a guideline for potential future posts.

Q. What is an FAQ?
A. It is a TLA for Frequently Asked Questions.

Q. What is a TLA?
A. A Three Letter Acronym.

Q. What is an acronym?
A. Look it up in the dictionary.

Q. What is the purpose of this message board?
A. To increase our number of total messages.

Q. Why is that important?
A. So we obtain stars next to our name.

Q. What do the stars next to your name mean?
A. For each message you post the Motley Fool keeps track of the number, when you reach a certain number of posts you receive a "Token of Foolish Achievement." Each star represents, at least, how many messages you have posted.

Q. What is the number of messages needed to reach each individual star?
A. 50 messages = 1 little star
250 messages = 2 little stars
500 messages = 3 little stars
1000 messages = 1 big red star
5000 messages = 1 big gold star

Q. Who started this message board?
A. A man loved by many, the wonderful IFindKarma.

Q. Why doesn't he post here anymore?
A. He found a big gold star so he no longer has a need to visit here.

Q. What is GMS (Alternative GM*)?
A. A TLA for Gimme My Stars.

Q. What is TSOLT?
A. It stands for “Two Shakes Of a Lambs Tail.”

Q. What does that have to do with anything?
A. When you post two consecutive messages very quickly, you receive this message from the Fool...

That Was Fast!

It appears that you have posted at least two consecutive messages to our message boards VERY quickly. If you're posting this fast it generally means that you are one of two things:
A. Really fast.
B. A spammer who's trying to post multiple messages to our boards. Sorry, we just don't allow this.
If you're just really fast, we apologize for the inconvenience, but we're trying to keep multi-posts and advertising spam to a minimum on our boards. We hope you understand.
You can go back to the post page using your browser's back button, wait two shakes of a lamb's tail, and then submit your message.

Q. How long does it take the lamb to shake his tail twice?
A. 1 minute and 15 seconds.

Q. What is the hamster?
A. He runs the inner workings of the Fool, if the site screws up, they blame the hamster.

Q. What is a Doppelganger?
A. Here is a very excellent explanation from InkJetLabel...

Q. Why do they frequent Gimme My Stars?
A. It is an effort to get their message totals up so they have some credibility at the other message boards and so they don't appear to be new Fools.

Q. What are the rules of this message board?
A. Other than being civil to the other inhabitants, we have none.

Q. Does anyone read all of these messages?
A. The Motley Fool Censors and an overweight man obsessed with pro wrestling, Joelsenior.

Q. Why does he read all the messages?
A. Because he is very cool.

Q. What is the longest thread ever at Gimme My Stars?
A. The “Hello?” thread started by dlkeiley.

Q. Why did it end?
A. The hamster had a stroke.

Q. How long does it take to post 100 messages?
A. 2 1/2 hours.

Q. What language are certain authors using?
A. DonJuanUbermon-Italian
A. Sympa37-French Canadian
A. gwgross-Aggiespeak
A. Moonbucks-Unknown

Q. Are we allowed to use bad words?
A. All have been tried, but only a few have stayed to be read by others.

Q. How do I get around the censors?
A. Spelling the word in question backwards usually works, as well as using asterisks in place of the vowels.

Q. What are some good topics to post about?
A. Anything is acceptable other than light bulb jokes.

Q. Why is that?
A. They were banned in the "Common Decency Act of January 2000."

Q. What is the official motto of Gimme My Stars
A. "Sic itur ad astra."

Q. What does that mean?
A. Thus one goes to the stars, such is the way to immortality.

Q. Why do you continue...

Q. your messages to the next post?
A. To increase our total messages.

Q. Is this acceptable at other message boards?
A. Only if you plan on never posting to that message board again.

Q. Why does Gimme My Stars appear to be obsessed with being in 1st place?
A. Because we are better then everyone else, and we like to prove it.

Q. What is the Gimme My Stars oath?
A. Here is the oath written by WorldRecordGuy...

Q. What is the most significant poll ever taken at Gimme My Stars?
A. This one ...

Q. Who holds the record for achieving Gold Stardom in the shortest time span?
A. MizBlue, it took her all of 3 months.

Q. 5000 posts in three months?
A. I know, a little slow isn't it. She took some time off to make a banana cream pie.

Q. Does this board have a web site?
A. Absolutely, only the best ones do. Here is the address ...

Q. What is the most useful technique to learn for posting messages?
A. That's an easy one “Copy and Paste”

Q. Didn't I learn that in kindergarten?
A. No, not that , this...

Q. Who do I change the text to bold or italic?
A. This explains everything ...

Q. What is NADA?
A. Excellent question, follow this link and post your question there.

Q. I did what you said, but they ignored me. Why?
A. They must of been too busy discussing guns, politics, or religion to waste their time with a newbie question like yours.

Q. So I'll ask again, “What is NADA?”
A. Before the Motley Fool had non-stock message boards, they needed a ticker symbol for people to find the board to discuss non-stock issues. They chose NADA as the ticker symbol for “The Land of Off Topic Posts.”

Q. What is a surefire way to get recommendations?
A. At the bottom of your message type “Don't rec. this post.”

I hope this was helpful, once again feel free to use this list as a guide for possible future questions. We end this F.A.Q. with a statement from our patriarch, the wise and informative swimdad... question shows that I have not read all of his posts. That is, in fact the case.
...while reading all posts here is informative, that can take time away from posting, which is the main purpose of the board. Therefore, there shall be no adverse repercussions against those who do not read posts. Thanks.

swimdad :)

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