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One of the ways you can see how great the Geek community really is is by the number of friendly and welcoming users that are always eager to help new users, whether they're new to the hobby and/or to the site.

If you yourself are a new user (don't worry, we've all been there! you'll quickly feel right at home) and have stumbled upon this microbadge and have any questions, one of your best resources is to check out the aptly named New User Questions forum. Also be sure to take a look at the New Users want to know Who? What? Where? When? and Why? but mostly How?, Tricks of the Geek and More Tricks of the Geek geeklists for a multitude of tips to enhance your geek experience, as well as the Guide to BoardGameGeek, Guide to RPGGeek and Guide to VideoGameGeek wiki entries.

According to the Wikipedia's Smiley article, the first happy face recorded on film can be seen in Ingmar Bergman's 1948 film "Hamnstad". Later on, in 1953 and 1958, the happy face was used in promotional campaigns for motion pictures Lili and Gigi, respectively. The happy face was first introduced to popular culture in 1958 when the WMCA radio station in New York ran a competition for the most popular radio show at the time, 'Cousin Brucie'. Listeners who answered their phone 'WMCA Good Guys!' were rewarded with a 'Good Guys!' sweatshirt that incorporated a happy face into its design. Thousands of these sweatshirts were given away during the late 1950s.

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