EDIT: holy FUCK this blew up! Thank you for the GOLD, guys! I'm glad I was able to contribute something decent to a sub that has helped me out so much.
I see it all the time in TRP subs - "Is this Alpha? Am I acting Beta? How do I apply X, Y and Z techniques?"
And they are all met with the same universal mantra - "Read the fucking sidebar!"
TRP is a locker room for guys to talk shop, compare notes, blow off steam and offer advice. There's a lot of information being passed around, and it's not all gospel or even useful information for some of us. Some things here might run counter to your personal views, beliefs and philosophies, and some posts are just angry men venting, and that's fine - this is the place to do it - it's safer for them to do it here than in some place like /r/TwoXChromosomes where saying the wrong thing gets you shamed, banned and doxxed.
Think of TRP as a salad bar. We're all here because we're hungry for the specific knowledge this sub has to offer. Some of us will avoid the pickles, some of us get gas from the broccoli and very few of us will go for the chili peppers - but it's there if you want it. Take what you want, and leave the rest. Load your plate with whatever speaks to you, incorporate it and use it to your benefit - you don't have to eat whatever is put in front of you here at TRP (a concept that I see flying over people's heads at places like /r/TheBluePill and /r/PurplePillDebate, where they believe every shitty TRP post is our manifesto).
Not everything here will "make sense" to you at first, and that's fine. Some techniques might seem wrong to you, some posts might be offensive or seem silly and be of no use to you. Again, that's fine. Don't eat it. Leave it for somebody else who might find use for it, and move along. Some days, you might have to dig through some indigestible material to find really tasty morsels, but again - it's up to you to find what speaks to you.
Some of us come here because we want to be more social. Some of us want to be players and fuck a thousand women. Some of us want to settle down in a successful LTR or marriage. Some of us realize deep down we are weak and strive to find inner strength. Whatever our reasons for being here, we all find value in at least some of what TRP has to offer, and in that at least, we have a common ground.
There is no "system" to memorize. TRP isn't a regiment that has to be followed. "Alpha" and "Beta" are loose terms used to define strong and weak character traits. Becoming "Alpha" is an eventual byproduct of achieving success and completing your personal goals - whatever they are. The "system" you use is whatever works for you. "Alpha" is whatever paradigm you strive for. We are all on parallel journeys of self-improvement that will take whatever paths work for us individually, and they are all different.
You don't have to agree with everything, relate to everything or "become alpha" to reap the benefits of this sub. This isn't an "all or nothing" experience - it's what you make of it with the knowledge you gain here. This is one of the VERY FEW places on the internet where men can freely discuss these things, and as we get more members and our "notoriety" grows, who knows - this sub might not be around very long, because by simply existing and having the audacity to grow, we're challenging the status quo. So read the fucking sidebar, learn as much as you can, use what works for you and enjoy the "Golden Age" of TRP.