View Poll Results: What is your score range

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  • 0-50 Not really a Nerd

    25 26.04%
  • 51-60 Pop-Nerd

    10 10.42%
  • 61-70 Very Nerdy

    20 20.83%
  • 71-100 Gilobert level Nerd

    12 12.50%
  • 100+ Error

    29 30.21%
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    Scarab Lord Gothicshark's Avatar
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    What is your Nerd Rating?

    So I was thinking, which is never good. And even though I dislike to popularization of Nerd Culture I do freely admit we have a Nerd Culture So I developed a List of Primary Topic which Nerds might do as hobbies or careers.

    So the way to Figure out your Nerd Rating is to go down the list and see which items fit you.

    Using a 0-10 scale rate your self on these topics
    You get 1 point for enjoying it, 3 points for small collections, 6 points for obsession, 9 for working in the related industry. So if you Make money playing Magic you are either a 9 or a 10 on MTG.

    Video Games (rate each Sub Category For your Video Game Rating)
    1. Consul Video Games
    2. Old Consul Video Games
    3. Handheld Video Games
    4. PC Video Games
    6. MMO Video Games
    7. RPG Video Games
    8. JRPG Video Games

    Collectible Card Games
    1. Magic: The Gathering
    2. Yu-Gi-Oh!
    3. Other in Print CCG
    4. Other Out Of Print(OOP) CCG (worth x2 nerd points if you still play against other people ie there is still a doomtown league)

    Pen And Paper RPGs
    1. Current Addition D&D
    2. d20 based system (3.5D&D)
    3. non d20 system
    4. OOP D&D (1, 2, 2.5, 3)
    5. OOP non d20

    Table Top Miniatures
    1. Warhammer
    2. WH40k
    3. Other GW games
    4. Other for use with PnPRPGs
    5. Other for the actual game
    5. Pre-painted Click system games
    6. OOP minis

    Comic Books
    1. DC or Marvel
    2. Mainstream Independents
    3. True Independents
    4. Manga/Manhwa (add 2 if you know the second term)

    Novels and Short Stories (add a plus 2 for physical copies)
    (Hard Sci-Fi is about the technology example:20,000 leagues under the sea, Soft Sci-Fi is about the Human Condition example: 1984, Space Opera is action adventure with a Space setting Star Trek and Star Wars)
    1. Sci-Fi - Hard and Soft
    2. Fantasy and Space Opera
    3. Horror
    4. other fiction
    5. Fan Fiction
    6. Non Fiction

    Films & TV
    (Hard Sci-Fi is about the technology example:20,000 leagues under the sea, Soft Sci-Fi is about the Human Condition example: 1984, Space Opera is action adventure with a Space setting Star Trek and Star Wars)
    1. Sci-Fi - Hard and Soft
    2. Fantasy and Space Opera
    3. Horror
    4. other fiction
    5. Non Fiction

    Animation
    1. Kids Anime ( Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Sailor Moon)
    2. Popular teen Anime (DBZ, Bleach, Naruto, FMA)
    3. Western Cartoons (aka Saturday morning cartoons)
    4. Disney
    5. Cartoon Network type Animation (Avatar, MLPFIM, Power-puff Girls, Ed,ed, and Eddy)
    6. Adult Western Animations (Rock & Rule, Wizards, Heavy Metal)
    7. Anime for the Otaku (Everything else including the naughty bits because if you are an Otaku you have at least some hentai)

    Math and Science
    1. Math for fun and profit
    2. Actual Science
    3. psuedo-science
    4. Computers hardware only
    5. Computer Programing
    6. Computer Hacking/Pirating
    7. Computer end user.

    LARP (this section is worth times 2)
    1. Renaissance Faire/Society for Creative Anachronism
    2. LARP games non-physical
    3. LARP games physical combat
    4. Historical reenactment
    5. Historical reenactment with actual combat

    Max Score of 644

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    Why is LARPing worth double points? Doesn't really seem fair to me.

    No, LARPing is not better or worse than other hobbies.

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    This rating system sucks, perhaps you should explain more about how to rate oneself, or make it into a survey kinda thing.

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    Scarab Lord Gothicshark's Avatar
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    Sorry about being slow on this But the Best way to show this is using my self as an example I got a 260 I am very much a normal Nerd.


    1. Consul Video Games 6 <- Have an Xbox360, and a PS3 with a lot of games
    2. Old Consul Video Games 2 <-N64 for 1 game
    3. Handheld Video Games 0
    4. PC Video Games 9 <- a book shelf full going back to 1988 Still have old floppies, not Just the 3 1⁄2-inch floppy but the 5 1⁄4-inch ones
    6. MMO Video Games 8 <-My roommate and I once tried to start one back in 2003
    7. RPG Video Games 10 <-Still building and devolving the RPG game for the MMO we tried to start.
    8. JRPG Video Games 1 <-kind of would like to play a couple but no big if I miss them. enjoyed FF7 but never played any others since.

    Collectible Card Games
    1. Magic: The Gathering 6 <- had boxes all the way until judgment.
    2. Yu-Gi-Oh! 1 played it while working in a game store
    3. Other in Print CCG 1 played it while working in a game store
    4. Other Out Of Print(OOP) CCG (worth x2 nerd points if you still play against other people ie there is still a doomtown league) 10 <- in that league


    Normal people are 0-1 on all things
    Example:
    hey I watch a basketball game every now and again. 1
    I love the Lakers 2
    I collect Laker Cards 3
    I collect Signed Laker gear 4
    I try and collect sweaty shirts from Laker players 5
    I want the lakers to sex me up and down the court 6
    I play for the lakers 7
    I always wanted to play for the lakers and now I do 8
    I'm a star lakers player 9
    I own the Lakers 10
    Last edited by Gothicshark; 2013-01-09 at 12:04 PM.

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    (stands up) My name is Caylis... and I am a top ranking NERD.... (takes seat again and waits for the rest of the nerds anonymous group to introduce themselves)

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    Scarab Lord Gothicshark's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kisho View Post
    Why is LARPing worth double points? Doesn't really seem fair to me.

    No, LARPing is not better or worse than other hobbies.
    How many Larpers do you know? Honestly they are such a specialized breed of nerd it is insane. They are also the most likely nerds to be in shape.

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    I have no tabletops nor cardgames, only an interest in comics.
    The only nerdy things I like are Sci-Fi movies and such, and games when I need something to soak up my boredom.
    Apart from that, I'm not nerd.
    We stopped searching for monsters under our beds when we realized that they were inside us.

    Tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?

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    Being a nerd is tainted by pop culture. Even though i probably can be classified as such i wouldn't want to be associated with the scene. This is why only a few people IRL know i play MMOs, read Thrones, watch anime, etc.

    It is bad press.

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    Scored 100, not much I guess out of 644.

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    I'm not into any of that stuff except for gaming so I scored pretty low (36). The only comic books I own, are the Walking Dead compendiums. Never been much of a nerd, I've always just loved video games.
    "You're messing with my zen thing, man!"

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    Video Games
    1. Consul Video Games - 7
    2. Old Consul Video Games - 9
    3. Handheld Video Games - 7
    4. PC Video Games - 2
    6. MMO Video Games - 1
    7. RPG Video Games - 3
    8. JRPG Video Games - 0

    Collectible Card Games
    1. Magic: The Gathering - 0
    2. Yu-Gi-Oh! - 0
    3. Other in Print CCG - 0
    4. Other Out Of Print(OOP) CCG - 6 (double points because I still play Duel Masters with others)

    Novels and Short Stories
    1. Sci-Fi - Hard and Soft - 0
    2. Fantasy and Space Opera - 2
    3. Horror - 0
    4. other fiction - 2
    5. Fan Fiction - 0
    6. Non Fiction - 1

    Films & TV
    1. Sci-Fi - Hard and Soft - 0
    2. Fantasy and Space Opera - 2
    3. Horror - 0
    4. other fiction - 2
    5. Non Fiction - 2

    Animation
    1. Kids Anime - 0
    2. Popular teen Anime - 0
    3. Western Cartoons - 3 (not counting the CN type shows)
    4. Disney - 3 (mostly the 90s movies)
    5. Cartoon Network type Animation - 10 (educating for it, and even my brony friends say that my interest for MLP: FiM is to the point of obsession, and I don't own a single piece of merchandise, it all comes from the fact that I know each and every episode, their order, what season, heck I even know the full transcript for some episodes. Besides that I also watch a good chunk of other cartoons like Adventure Time, Regular Show as well as old CN shows)
    6. Adult Western Animations - 0
    7. Anime for the Otaku - 0

    Math and Science
    1. Math for fun and profit - 0
    2. Actual Science - 0
    3. psuedo-science - 0
    4. Computers hardware only - 1
    5. Computer Programing - 3
    6. Computer Hacking/Pirating - 0
    7. Computer end user - 0

    66 points

    Accidentally voted 'Not Really a Nerd' because I misunderstood the rating system at first. Still, it doesn't really surprise me, and neither do I mind being "Really Nerdy", it was a fun little test.
    Last edited by MasterOfKnees; 2013-01-09 at 03:22 PM.

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    Woo very nerdy!

    We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

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    I thought i was a nerd and wanted to fill in this 'survey', until i realised i have no idea what you are talking about 80% of this list.

    Guess im perfectly fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothicshark View Post
    How many Larpers do you know? Honestly they are such a specialized breed of nerd it is insane. They are also the most likely nerds to be in shape.
    I was all about to be "omg way to make sweeping generalizations, not fair, I'm offended!"... and then I thought about it for a second and realized I can't refute any of that because in my experience you are quite correct.

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    63, yeah tabletops!

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    118 points, but only I'm a LARPer myself :P (got 38 points in the LARP part..)
    though I wouldn't say we're a special breed of nerds, and I don't really get why the points in this category are worth two times..

    edit:
    damn it, got even more points, forgot to give 10 points for the programming part..

    also, even seeing these points I wouldn't consider myself a nerd at all
    Last edited by Vaiara; 2013-01-09 at 07:36 PM.

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    I play Tetris on my iphone im such a nerd XDDDD
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    Not very nerdy. I play WoW, Jagged Alliance 2 and Heroes of Might and Magic -series. Irl I'm a tattooed ex-con. And I emphasize Ex.

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    I'm king of the nerds!!!! XDD

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