An important question of self-identity

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

ur a nerd

yes
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50%
no u
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nuanced third position (only nerds will vote for this)
6
25%
 
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PostAn important question of self-identity
by OrangeRKN » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:43 pm

After recent grievous and unsubstantiated allegations made upon myself I feel it necessary to open this question to the floor.

Anyone bringing up the Wonka sweets will be banned

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by Kezzer » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:43 pm

wonka sweets?

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by Dual » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:47 pm

Did you find it difficult to come out as a nerd?

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by Jenuall » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:50 pm

NERD ALERT!

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by Tomous » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:52 pm


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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by OrangeRKN » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:05 pm

Kezzer wrote:wonka sweets?


Don't try and trick me into banning myself

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by <]:^D » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:27 pm

what even is a nerd any more?
superheroes are blockbusters/tv shows that yer mum watches
video games are played by celebrities
me no understand

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by Snowcannon » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:29 pm

r u durnk

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by Moggy » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:44 pm

Wat da fuk iz dis shitt

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by OrangeRKN » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:45 pm

Snowcannon wrote:r u durnk


nuanced third position

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by OrangeRKN » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:49 pm

<]:^D wrote:what even is a nerd any more?
superheroes are blockbusters/tv shows that yer mum watches
video games are played by celebrities
me no understand


I have always associated nerdery to be more tightly constrained in definition that general geekery, a distinction blurred by the stereotypical crossover of nerds being geeks over some commonly recurring subject matters. Does this answer your question?

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by Hexx » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:59 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
<]:^D wrote:what even is a nerd any more?
superheroes are blockbusters/tv shows that yer mum watches
video games are played by celebrities
me no understand


I have always associated nerdery to be more tightly constrained in definition that general geekery, a distinction blurred by the stereotypical crossover of nerds being geeks over some commonly recurring subject matters. Does this answer your question?



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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by Ironhide » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:12 pm

People can be nerds for many different reasons, you might have an encyclopaedic knowledge of bee species, be obsessed with 1920's radios or like solving complex mathematical problems just for fun.

None of these things are common pursuits, whereas the stereotypical 'nerdy' things like comic books and videogames are really anything but as they are common interests, the only way they become nerdy is when someone has an obsessive interest or deep knowledge about them that most people don't have.

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by <]:^D » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:15 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
<]:^D wrote:what even is a nerd any more?
superheroes are blockbusters/tv shows that yer mum watches
video games are played by celebrities
me no understand


I have always associated nerdery to be more tightly constrained in definition that general geekery, a distinction blurred by the stereotypical crossover of nerds being geeks over some commonly recurring subject matters. Does this answer your question?


not in the slightest :lol:

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by <]:^D » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:16 pm

Hexx has made it very clear to me - thanks Hexx

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by Hexx » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:19 pm

<]:^D wrote:Hexx has made it very clear to me - thanks Hexx


Not sure if sincere, but I'm taking it.

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by Gemini73 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:26 pm

I think football fans are the biggest nerds on the planet. I've had this discussion before, but this sums up the majority of my work colleagues.


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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by LightWanderer » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:33 pm

No idea what you're on about sexy raccoon man but I voted for the nuanced third position because I'm a nerd. I like magnets!

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by VlaSoul » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:46 pm

idk but we're collectively a grouping of grown ass men(for the most part) who've more or less been going to the same forums to talk about video games for at least a decade

so idk man you tell me

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PostRe: An important question of self-identity
by Snowcannon » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:53 pm

VlaSoul wrote:idk but we're collectively a grouping of grown ass men


Except for Karl. He’s 12 years old


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