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Postby welshnerd » Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:49 pm

I think I'd prefer be known as a nerd or geek than a dork.

Dork is more of a degrading term.
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Postby BlackMumba » Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:58 pm

welshnerd wrote:I think I'd prefer be known as a nerd or geek than a dork.

Dork is more of a degrading term.


Well a dork is a a dull stupid fatuous person.
Where as a nerd is a person with limited social, but advanced technological skills and interests.
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Postby welshnerd » Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:07 pm

Still no one can be good at everything.

Being successful depends on your ability to excel at the right subjects at the right time.
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Postby VampDude » Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:55 am

FutureAstronaut wrote:It depends.

Do you want to be a nerd?

Do you want to be a dork?

Some people would consider a high score on this test a bad thing, while others would consider it good.


Nerd is better than a dork, and that's what people want to be when they take the test! (a NERD) lol :D
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Postby ATP » Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:44 pm

I got 92% dumb... which isn't fair because most of the stuff on their I would do if I could, but I don't have access to the stuff:x.
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Postby welshnerd » Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:15 pm

ATP wrote:I got 92% dumb... which isn't fair because most of the stuff on their I would do if I could, but I don't have access to the stuff:x.


The problem is that it is hard as it is to test intelligence accurately. It is even harder measure a lack of intelligence.

Although I can point out a few people ho have none!
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Postby ATP » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:27 pm

Yes, you're right. I personally like the "inner geek" test, although this one isn't so bad.
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Postby welshnerd » Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:57 pm

ATP wrote:Yes, you're right. I personally like the "inner geek" test, although this one isn't so bad.


The inner geek test is very comprehensive. Though it only measures nerdiness from so called nerdy traits and activities. Plus some intelligence questions.

THe problem we have is how could you measure nerdiness? By a mixture of IQ, general knowledge and ability to learn? By reciting facts accurately, by the fact you wear glasses, what films and TV shows you enjoy.

The list goes on.
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Postby BlackMumba » Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:12 pm

^ don't forget nerdy activities, such as chess. :D
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Postby welshnerd » Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:23 pm

BlackMumba wrote:^ don't forget nerdy activities, such as chess. :D


Chess isn't really a nerdy thing in my mind, playing Dungeons and Dragons or risk is a little more nerdy I think.
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Postby BlackMumba » Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:58 pm

"Nerd, as a stereotypical or archetypal designation, refers to somebody who passionately pursues intellectual or esoteric knowledge or pastimes rather than engaging in a social life, participating in organized sports, or other mainstream activities. ..."

But then again, you said chess isn't really a nerdy thing in your mind.

I do not know what Dungeons and Dragons is, other than it is a game.

Risk is a fun game. It is a pity that I only play it on really rear circumstances.
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Postby BlackMumba » Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:59 pm

"Nerd, as a stereotypical or archetypal designation, refers to somebody who passionately pursues intellectual or esoteric knowledge or pastimes rather than engaging in a social life, participating in organized sports, or other mainstream activities. ..."

But then again, you said chess isn't really a nerdy thing in your mind.

I do not know what Dungeons and Dragons is, other than it is a game.

Risk is a fun game. It is a pity that I only play it on really rear occasions.
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Postby welshnerd » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:43 pm

You made a multiple post btw. I enjoy board games.

I think it is how you play games like chess that make you nerdy, not the fact you play it in the first instance.
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Postby BlackMumba » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:33 pm

I agree with that.
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Postby welshnerd » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:23 pm

After all nerdiness is basically the quest in which you wish to master whatever you are attempting to achieve or participating in.

For example, with chess you can merely play chess for fun, but you can play chess continually just to better yourself and to master all the techniques and possible situations that may arise.

I love strategy games such as Age of Empires & Command & Conquer, even LOTR BFME as you need tactical awareness.

I am very defensive and mastermind my attack plan while being besieged by the opponent, then when the moment is true I counter attack with all but my elite troops, then when the enemy is forced back to its own gates my elite units perform the final push to win.

As Easy as that.
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