Really wondering now.

Discussion in 'The Edge of the Forum' started by Xuphor, Mar 27, 2012.

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Which do you consider me the most?

  1. Nerd/Geek.

    13.0%
  2. Gamer.

    34.8%
  3. Techie.

    8.7%
  4. Other technology stereotype I'm forgetting.

    4.3%
  5. Not really any stereotype I can think of.

    39.1%
Mar 27, 2012

Really wondering now. by Xuphor at 4:04 AM (1,739 Views / 0 Likes) 42 replies

  1. Xuphor
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    I wasn't aware that it's now apparently a fad to be called a "Geek" or "nerd". Considering I HATE Star Wars, but know all the original 150 + some more pokemon,HATE comic books like Superman, Batman, etc (love comedy ones like Calvin and Hobbes, Fox Trot, Pearls Before Swine, etc), but have played over 90 MMORPG's, and HATE Star Trek too, but I built my own computer for gaming, know more about about compuyters than 99% of Computer Depot store employees like Best Buy, Fry's, Circuit City when it was open, Microcenter, etc, I'm not sure if I'm a nerd/geek.


    Pleae note: I am not trying to be one, nor really care, I'm just curious.

    + Built my own gaming quality computer.
    + Know more about computers than most Computer Depot store employees.
    + Know all 150 original pokemon + about 200 others.
    + Played over 90 MMORPG, Dozens of hours in each minimum.
    + HATE all sports, playing or watching them.
    + Hang around GBATemp and other websites considered to be "filled" with nerdy single males, despite I'm female. It's just the kind of crowd I like being with, if my point.
    + Have Cystic Fibrosis, am a runt IRL, etc. I'm the traditional tons-of-medical-issues nerd/geek in that sense.
    + HATE people that only play Angry Birds or Facebook games, and call themselves "Gamers".

    - HATE Star Trek
    - HATE Star Wars
    - HATE SyFy channel
    - HATE Anime
    - HATE Comic books like Superman, Batman, etc.
    - HATE a number of other things I can't remember that usually identifies nerd/geeks.

    So.... what do you all think, am I a nerd/geek? I am not trying to be one, nor do I care if I am one, I'm just curious.

    If there is anything else I'm forgetting to include, ask me, I'll tell you my honest opinions.
     


  2. Tom Bombadildo

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    I think you're a normal human being. If I had to classify you based on the classifications you gave, I'd say you're just a gamer not a nerd/geek.
     
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    I think a real geek/nerd doesn't care who does or doesn't think they are. So you say you don't care, so I guess you are? Haha, I dunno really. I don't think it's something that can really be defined so simply. I've never made a list like this but it's pretty interesting. I don't think you have to like all of the stereotypical nerd stuff like Star Wars, etc, to be considered a nerd.
     
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    Calvin and Hobbes is one of my fave comics i got all there books for it. also what pokemon do you know that are plus +200? also i never played angry birds but if it's on facebook i wonder... i don't think your a nerd IMO but still i think nerds only wear glasses and stuff. so yeah...
     
  5. Xuphor
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    Most gamers can't built their own computers, nor know more about computers than most Computer Depot employees though, but yea, I have so many conflicting interests that I honestly have no dang clue what I am besides a serious medical case. :P I think I'll add a poll though, if I can.
     
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    Ok, let's make it more general. You are a techie. Simple as that. You seem to enjoy tech stuff, while enjoying various games and such.
     
  7. Xuphor
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    @[member='Jennyfurr']
    I don't care if people think I am a nerd/geek/whatever, I don't consider it a negative label. However, I've always cared what others think of me in general, and never hide that fact, hence why I expanded the poll, making it clearer.

    @[member='DJPlace']
    Well, my vision is terrible, and I have been told a lot I need glasses, I just refuse them because I know I'd break them.
     
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    Your a geek in my book but there is nothing wrong with that.

    I like geeks, they got skills and ton's of knowledge to share.
     
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    same with my i need glasses for seeing far away... but there only has needed.
     
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    I consider you someone who still haven't give us your pics.

    EDIT: Gamer / Normal person.
     
  11. Xuphor
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    Banned Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    And I consider you trolling/derailing a topic. Stop.

    EDIT: Nice saving edit.
     
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    Fine jeez,

    Anyways back to topic, I think you are a normal person almost reaching the stage of a Gamer, you are cool in my books, everyone has their own talents.
     
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    My oldest brother is the exact same (minus the medical issues and such...). He built his own computer for his gaming needs. Tends to talk about games and websites that relate to video games. I don't consider him a nerd/geek. Everyone around him doesn't consider him a nerd/geek. We label him as a "techie".

    So, no you are not a nerd/geek, BUT what everyone has been mentioning, a techie.

    But who if you're a nerd/geek/techie right??
     
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    1 - Only one other person voted for techie. I hardly call that "everyone".
    2 - I don't understand what you're saying. I'm assuming you're saying something to the extent of "It's not that bad if you are one, is it?". I already said I don't care. Ask anyone here, I don't say things I don't mean outside of EoF, I wasn't lieing. That was 100% uneeded.
     
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    The fact that you hate Syfy, which is a channel mainly for science fiction and similar stuff, most super heroes, anime and etc, I'm not really sure if you can be really classified as a nerd, seeing as the only points nerd related you really point out are your computer knowledge and the games you play. =S

    I never stereotype people so I voted for the last one, but seriously, hating Star Trek? =(
    Star Wars I understand, but Star Trek has Spock! D=
    I do know that on the book nerds, are usually infatuated with science fiction, robots, tecnhology in general, super heroes and fantasy (dif kinda nerds for the last one).

    And I just noticed, but regarding the Gamer thingy that they usually can't build their PC or know a lot about it, that's pretty wrong, especially if you're talking about computer gamming in general, I often go to lan parties and computer gamming events, and most of the machines there were built by them, some even add extra functions to their computers, like having a minifridge built on top of it or something (saw one like that, two years ago at a lan, it was really awesome). xP
    But if you were talking about the type of Gamer nowdays, that only plays FPS games and stuff, lacks a proper or sufficent vocabulary, then yeah, those really don't know shit about computers. >.
     
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    Hipster " : D ".

    Technically I'd just say you're normal. Sure you could be categorized to one of the genres, but you've basically described a mix of quite a few stereotypes. :)
     
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    You are obviously not a nerd/geek otherwise you would have put this in the Blogs section.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Sounds like you're a gamer.

    Nerds/Geeks are typically classified as people who study a lot, like whole-day-kind-of a lot. They know a lot of useless knowledge (Why is the sky blue? What's the weight of the Moon) and are largely introverted and socially awkward.

    At least, that's what they're classified as from where I come from (I know no one who watches Star Wars or Star Trek :rofl:)
     
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    Where does "attention seeker" fall under?
     
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    Nerd and Geek are two different things
     

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