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Facebook for Nerds Answered

This may be just me, but does anyone else feel as if Instructables is a social network of nerds?

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ChrysN
ChrysN

10 years ago

Creative nerds!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

I do think we are that and more however.
I.E. more than 'just' a social network, the purpose being "more" for the sharing of projects than just chatting about them or each other. :-)

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happyjo
happyjo

Reply 10 years ago

Of course!

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

10 years ago

Not exactly. Ibles lacks some of the site features that I think it would need to qualify as one. There's certainly a community here with some prominent and popular users (the celebrities, if you will), and there are many more dedicated posters and plenty of lurkers too. This site is more of a project network with the potential to be a nerd social net.

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The Ideanator
The Ideanator

Reply 10 years ago

Otherwise I'm talking out my rear, deliriously waiting for an infusion of tools.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

11 years ago

I agree with caitlinsdad - geeks love to hack stuff, so it's no wonder a site like this attracts that demographic.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

Are you calling me a demographic?! Well you are a fezztizzio. See? I can make up words too, Sister.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

>blinks< Here, Keith, I'm going to buy you a wonderful thing, it's called a dictionary...take two, they're small...

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

I know what a demographic is! Its.....a kind of hot sauce?

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

(Psst. Lira. I knew what it meant. Why must you ruin 2 perfectly good jokes?)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

(Psssst. Keith-Kid. I knew you knew. Have you never heard of someone playing the straight man?)

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

(Psst. Lira. I'm used to you being a buzzkill. Forgive me if I fall back on experience....)

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Bigev
Bigev

Reply 11 years ago

*Rolls Eyes* So much experience...
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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Don't you wish we knew half as much as we thought we did as teens?  LOL 

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Bigev
Bigev

Reply 11 years ago

Well, I don;t know about you, but technically I am still a teen.
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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Oh,  my mistake...sorry.....Me?  I am 51 and still pluggin along ;-)
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Bigev
Bigev

Reply 11 years ago

Way to go. Although, 19 really is the cusp of teenagehood isn't it.
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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, hopefully you have or will soon grow out of the "I know everything" attitude (so that those of us that DO know nearly everything have no further need to embarrass you all anymore)

LOL  J/K   ;-)

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Bigev
Bigev

Reply 11 years ago

But good sir, Perchance I do know everything?*

*In a certain genera, for certain questions...
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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Perhaps you do, but then, that means whatever it is that you know know everything about, must be antiquated and outdated...as it is no longer "growing and developing :-) 
All joking aside though:

I have learned one very important thing in my life, and that is, at the moment I think I know everything there is to know about any thing at all.....something will come along to surprise me and prove me wrong ;-) 
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Bigev
Bigev

Reply 11 years ago

True dat.
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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Ouch,  two of my American Heritage Dictionaries would give ME a hernia  LOL 
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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

I think it was a typo, you are a demon graphic.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

I thought about that, but I went with demographic....

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Yes,  see - we graphically demonstrate things here.....a demographic ;-)
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Bigev
Bigev

Reply 11 years ago

A trial version picture?
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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

You might say the Prototyper's Palace   :-) 

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ll.13
ll.13

11 years ago

maybe community is a better word than social network. It's a forum (and a little more), forums are communities, not socially networked people. :)

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Tunesrlife
Tunesrlife

Reply 11 years ago

I find it strange that you look at this like 'a forum and a little more,' when I'm pretty sure that the site "Instructalbles.com" was mainly ment for... Instructables?

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 11 years ago

I was making the assumption of only referring to the forums.
Yes the main focus is on Instructables. I view the forums as somewhere where all the makers can sit back and take part in general chit-chat, in a way gluing Instructables together at the back. It's cool

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Definitely a community. 
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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

11 years ago

Nope. Take me for instance. I am not what you would define as a nerd. Closest thing that has ever existed in the history of mankind to what I am would be a Renaissance man, on par with Leonardo HIMSELF. But I'm just not into drawing dissections of women's uterus.

OK maybe not on par with Leo, but more like MacGyver, a jack of all trades type person with some SKILLZ

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

XD I'm sorry to be the one to tell you, man, but you are definitely a nerd.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

I am hurt, you obviously don't know me...

JK, But you are right, you would have to encounter me in my native habitat to see/believe my claims of ass-kickin goodness

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bassclarinet23
bassclarinet23

Reply 11 years ago

But it's good to be a nerd.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

Turbonerd is a more fitting title. As for me, I'm just a dork who happens to make witty remarks.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

I might have to agree...

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 11 years ago

Keep dreamin, Renaissance Man x)

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

Jealous wannabe :P

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

11 years ago

We don't discriminate, but we are geeks.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

Thats the difference. We label ourselves as geeks, because thats what we are. Not what someone has told us we are. I love the amusement when some tells me im a geek, as an insult, and my reply is 'and proud of it'.

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Bigev
Bigev

Reply 11 years ago

You and about... oh... maybe 89% of the rest of us.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah, I prefer Geek over Nerd also (personal preference).

Although, in my young life (nigh on 35+ years ago) I was quite the nerd, too.
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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. You can call me anything but late for supper. heehee

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dombeef
dombeef

Reply 11 years ago

lol Me too !

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Zaphod Beeblebrox
Zaphod Beeblebrox

11 years ago

i feel that way to and i love it its sort of as if the actual project instructions are extra! and i lioke it that way so dont change it!