Social "Class" - Minority or Majority?

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Social "Class" - Minority or Majority?

Post by Nightterror » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:11 pm

A quick glance of the Eplaya suggests we are not all equal - I am not sure where I fit in.

Hippie
Raver
Frat Boy
Yahoo
Old Timer
Spectator


What am I missing?
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Post by DVD Burner » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:12 pm

Just be yourself. I think you are doing fine. :lol:
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Post by Ranger Genius » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:16 pm

You forgot "Starry-eyed newbie" and "over-zealous second-year attendee".
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Post by rodent » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:19 pm

you forgot:

cuddle bunny
etard
newbie
safefy nazi
and BORG mouthpiece...

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Post by Nightterror » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:21 pm

Forgot Newbie


Hippie
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Newbie


"over-zealous second-year attendee"? Is this someone or something thats thinks they have it all figured out?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:22 pm

Dang, I'm a safety nazi.

Do you have a quiz that confirms that yet?
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Post by Ranger Genius » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:40 pm

Just someone whose naiive good intentions outweigh their experience. They pour their energies into areas where they aren't needed as much. They want to be involved, but they don't want to put too much thought into where or how they can best be of services, and they want something where everyone will notice that they're volunteering...Aha! A greeter! Not trying to say all (or even most) greeters are like this, but almost all people like this are greeters (for a day, at least).
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Post by Guest » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:53 pm

You forgot stoner.....or is that just a part of all the others?

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Post by Ranger Genius » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:55 pm

Most stoners fall either under the hippie or raver category.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:57 pm

Can someone post a diagram please?







Or at least a pie chart?
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Post by b00m3rang » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:09 pm

Here you go...

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Sorry I dont' have a RELEVANT pie chart, but that wasn't one of the specified requirements.

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Post by Ranger Genius » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:10 pm

Ooh, we need one of those hierarchy charts. Like this
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Post by Nightterror » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:11 pm

One might think that a stoner falls under hippie.


I've raved but i'm not a raver.
I've smoked the green bud but i'm not a stoner.
Everyone had a first time but were they then a newbie.
I have a college degree - I've never been a frat boy.
I like to watch - does that make me a spectator?
Stayed awake for 93 hours - okay that makes me stupid - but -

I'm still looking for the missing majority.
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Post by Nightterror » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:13 pm

Ranger Genius wrote:Ooh, we need one of those hierarchy charts. Like this

Excellent Idea - may we commission you?
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Post by Ranger Genius » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:14 pm

There is no majority. Just an amalgam of minorities. If people keep posting classifcations here I'll try to hammer out a hierarchy.
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Post by dragonfly Jafe » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:15 pm

Nightterror wrote:I'm still looking for the missing majority.
NOTA (none of the above)

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:19 pm

b00m3rang wrote: Sorry I dont' have a RELEVANT pie chart, but that wasn't one of the specified requirements.
Pie charts aren't RELEVANT, they're sort of like "pro-active" and "paradigm" designed to make stupid people look smarter than they are.






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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:20 pm

Dang it, Genius
I didn't see people who reference the Simpsons on that chart. Or are we so cool that we're several layers above published science fiction writers?
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Post by Ranger Genius » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:24 pm

most geeks reference the simpson's. It's moot. Which of those other classes do you fall into, toots?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:26 pm

"Science Fiction Liturature Fans"

And you?
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Post by b00m3rang » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:28 pm

I had a few issues with that chart as well. I guess that puts us in the "people who actually have an opinion on this silly chart" box. This guy must have been attacked by a Hell's Angel and thought it was a furry. (Damn, a Simpson's reference. It's gonna take a while to get out of all these boxes.)

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Post by Ranger Genius » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:28 pm

uh...too many.

Science Fiction Literature Fans is the highest one on the hierarchy, though.

Anime fans who don't care about subtitles
Video Gamers
Roleplaying Gamers
Science Fiction Television fans
Trekkies
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Post by Ranger Genius » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:30 pm

The chart is pretty accurate..it only depicts who feels less geeky than whom. Where "Geek" as a classification is good, but "geekiness" as a quality is bad.
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Post by b00m3rang » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:30 pm

I'll take subtitles over horrible voice and foley acting, and subpar sound effects, any day.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:33 pm

I probably actually belong in Science Fiction tv fans and Trekkies too.

Lucky for me, they don't have Czech animation as an option.
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Post by Ranger Genius » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:40 pm

that's a lateral step to where I am..both consider the others geekier. But my favorite series/movie, Cowboy Bebop, has infinitely better voice than subtitles. The translations are better, and the voices are from more talented actors than the japanes language track. Elsewhere I can take it or leave it, most of the time.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:43 pm

Since I have no idea what you're talking about, I get to look down on both of you, right?
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Post by Ranger Genius » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:47 pm

Yes. Scifi lit fans get to look down on Anime fans of any stripe.
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Post by AntiM » Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:06 pm

I fall into an obsolete category: Space Cadet

What is that these days? Flake? Blonde? Airhead?

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:22 pm

Looks like someones trying to lure me down. Why else would this appear in my emailbox?
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I'm sure almost everyone in that chart looks down on shooters of clay pigeons.
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