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Postby Ian on Fri Oct 10, 2003 3:34 pm

Funny article..

http://www.thewavemag.com/pagegen.php?p ... leid=24184

Thank god I'm married. Two of my hobbies (#10 and #7) were on that list.
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Postby Boone on Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:55 pm

I'm #3, and my wife's #8. :oops:
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Postby burninfool on Fri Oct 10, 2003 5:36 pm

11.FORUM SURFER
Public Humiliation:50%
This person lives on the internet and comments on topics whether or not they know anything about the subject,sometimes to start a flamewar.Although there is no public humiliation offline that number is 100% when the forum surfer is caught in a lie and is flamed into exile.

Damage To Sex Life:50%
If the forum surfer is online all the time he/she will eventually find someone that is equally obnoxious,however the forum surfer will never meet a mate in the real world.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Although highly opinionated the forum surfer is a basket case when it comes to a lengthy debate,he/she would rather say "whatever" or "I know you are but what am I?".You can tell a forum surfer by their signature which shows all the hardware on their PC.

:lol:
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Postby BurninMan921 on Fri Oct 10, 2003 6:37 pm

I'm sorta #3; I'll never go to a convention (nerds!), but I do like 2 of the 5 shows (Enterpise/Voyager)...
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Postby VEFF on Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:08 am

burninfool wrote:11.FORUM SURFER
Public Humiliation:50%
This person lives on the internet and comments on topics whether or not they know anything about the subject,sometimes to start a flamewar.Although there is no public humiliation offline that number is 100% when the forum surfer is caught in a lie and is flamed into exile.

Damage To Sex Life:50%
If the forum surfer is online all the time he/she will eventually find someone that is equally obnoxious,however the forum surfer will never meet a mate in the real world.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Although highly opinionated the forum surfer is a basket case when it comes to a lengthy debate,he/she would rather say "whatever" or "I know you are but what am I?".You can tell a forum surfer by their signature which shows all the hardware on their PC.

:lol:


The 10 listed in the official article do not apply to me, but #11 does ;)
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Postby Action Jackson on Sat Oct 11, 2003 3:09 am

Hey, what's wrong with Star Trek?!?!? :-?
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Oct 11, 2003 3:30 am

burninfool wrote:11.FORUM SURFER
Public Humiliation:50%
This person lives on the internet and comments on topics whether or not they know anything about the subject,sometimes to start a flamewar.Although there is no public humiliation offline that number is 100% when the forum surfer is caught in a lie and is flamed into exile.

Damage To Sex Life:50%
If the forum surfer is online all the time he/she will eventually find someone that is equally obnoxious,however the forum surfer will never meet a mate in the real world.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Although highly opinionated the forum surfer is a basket case when it comes to a lengthy debate,he/she would rather say "whatever" or "I know you are but what am I?".You can tell a forum surfer by their signature which shows all the hardware on their PC.

:lol:


LOL! :D

But what's wrong with being a forum surfer? :lol:
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:12 pm

burninfool wrote:11.FORUM SURFER
Public Humiliation:50%
This person lives on the internet and comments on topics whether or not they know anything about the subject,sometimes to start a flamewar.Although there is no public humiliation offline that number is 100% when the forum surfer is caught in a lie and is flamed into exile.

Damage To Sex Life:50%
If the forum surfer is online all the time he/she will eventually find someone that is equally obnoxious,however the forum surfer will never meet a mate in the real world.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Although highly opinionated the forum surfer is a basket case when it comes to a lengthy debate,he/she would rather say "whatever" or "I know you are but what am I?".You can tell a forum surfer by their signature which shows all the hardware on their PC.

:lol:

LOL! :lol:
Very nice.


I see nothing about sneakers on there :wink:
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Postby Action Jackson on Sat Oct 11, 2003 5:55 pm

Isn't a "Forum Surfer" the same as a Troll?
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Oct 11, 2003 6:48 pm

I don't think so. :lol:
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Postby VEFF on Mon Oct 13, 2003 4:55 pm

Action Jackson wrote:Isn't a "Forum Surfer" the same as a Troll?


Not necessarily:
A troll doesn't post.
A surfer could be a troll, but could also be a "regular" who posts frequently.
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Postby TheWizard on Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:16 pm

*bludgeons the troll with his Morningstar +4*

In case you couldn't tell, I fall under category #9 in the 10 Most Dorkiest Hobbies. :)
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Postby VEFF on Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:20 pm

TheWizard wrote:*bludgeons the troll with his Morningstar +4*

In case you couldn't tell, I fall under category #9 in the 10 Most Dorkiest Hobbies. :)


You mean TheWizard isn't your real name???? ;)
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Postby cfitz on Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:24 pm

VEFF wrote:Not necessarily:
A troll doesn't post.
A surfer could be a troll, but could also be a "regular" who posts frequently.

Isn't a "lurker" one who reads but does not post? A "troll" is one who posts with the deliberate intention of causing conflict and promoting flame wars. At least that is the way I have always used the word.

TheWizard wrote:*bludgeons the troll with his Morningstar +4*

:lol: :lol:

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Postby TheWizard on Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:32 pm

VEFF wrote:You mean TheWizard isn't your real name???? ;)


Funny story, actually, I don't like playing as a wizard much in D&D; I prefer more hand-to-hand combat. I originally picked my nickname from the classic 80's film starring Fred Savage, et al. My first ever D&D character was Herschel Walker Texas Ranger. Philadelphia Eagles and Chuck Norris fans should get the connection.
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:08 pm

12. Optical Disk/Drive Geek
Public Humiliation: 50%
This person only cares about Optical Disks and Drives. They spend all thier time researching the topic, and spend much more money than needed on Optical Disk and Drive hardware.

Damage To Sex Life: 75%
If this type of person is in the real world, they will only talk about Optical Disks and Drives, and, of coruse, no one wants to listen to them talk about Optical Disks and Drives, of which no one knows anything about, or cares for that matter.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Highly opinionated and liking thier own drives, or strongly disliking them, the Optical Geek can be found if they have at least 3 Optical Drives, or frequent sites like CDRLabs and CDFreaks.
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:50 pm

Good one, Aviationwiz! I think you've got me there; I have three CD-RW drives in my main PC. :D :lol:
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:53 pm

Well, I was aiming at getting every "regular" at these forums.

Heh Heh, check out the part I added:

"or frequent sites like CDRLabs and CDFreaks."
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Postby TheWizard on Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:45 pm

aviationwiz wrote:Damage To Sex Life: 75%
If this type of person is in the real world, they will only talk about Optical Disks and Drives, and, of coruse, no one wants to listen to them talk about Optical Disks and Drives, of which no one knows anything about, or cares for that matter.


Yes, but optical drives can be a turn-on for some...I would imagine. :)
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Postby VEFF on Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:52 pm

TheWizard wrote:
aviationwiz wrote:Damage To Sex Life: 75%
If this type of person is in the real world, they will only talk about Optical Disks and Drives, and, of coruse, no one wants to listen to them talk about Optical Disks and Drives, of which no one knows anything about, or cares for that matter.


Yes, but optical drives can be a turn-on for some...I would imagine. :)



As long as they never replace your partner/lover in that capacity...
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Postby wicked1 on Mon Oct 13, 2003 10:38 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
i am a definate optical geek
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Postby David on Mon Oct 13, 2003 10:39 pm

Me #7, #11, #12 thank goodness there isn't anything about Babaylon 5 listed. :lol:
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Postby Ian on Mon Oct 13, 2003 10:42 pm

TheWizard wrote:Yes, but optical drives can be a turn-on for some...I would imagine. :)


Only to guys. I don't think too many women come around here and the ones that do probably get scared away pretty quick.
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Postby TheWizard on Tue Oct 14, 2003 4:03 am

I concur. I guess if I want optical drives to be a turn-on for women I'll have to hire a prostitute. :-? They'll do anything for the right price!
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Postby Kennyshin on Tue Oct 14, 2003 4:24 am

Hm... my wife almost owns me and I own several domains related to optical storage... but she hardly visits her own sites. :D
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