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Tue, Feb. 6th, 2007, 03:00 pm

As I was saying to olethros last night, something that tickles me on a near constant basis is the swiftness of nerds to decry the unfairness of life and the way cliques form to both keep them from the success they feel they deserve and keep them out of the loop or decision making process but how equally swift they are to form elite clique groups and private communication channels when they find themselves in an arena where they... well .. don't so much dominate since that word implies that they're protecting their position from anyone who cares but... ah hell, it'll do - an arena where they dominate through lack of opposition. Private channels, hidden forums... get the f*ck over yourselves. No one cares - and you're the first to complain when the same crap happens in the real world.

Tue, Feb. 6th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
cartographer

Context plz.

Tue, Feb. 6th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Well, we were speaking of WoW at the time but it was more of a general commentary on nerd behaviour, or perhaps human nature and how it contradicts the stated desire of many a nerd for a socialist utopia where people are judged on ability rather than looks, deviousness or ability to backstab/politicise. The closest thing to a specific context I suppose would be the tendency within nerd groups to have a public forum and then a pointlessly private one, WoW does it by default (each guild has an "officer" channel) and I've seen three forums in the past week that had a supersekret section only available to people who were vouched for despite it (reputedly) containing very practical information. Artists do it too actually, that was another forum - where specific techniques were only available to people who knew the admins rather than *everyone* who could make use of the information.