Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"My god! It's full of geeks!"

Okay, so it seems there's this photography-related fellow who, apparently never having visited any other sort of forum, became distressed at the tone and trajectory of many a thread on camera forums. He wrote what he thought was an over-the-top post, describing what a forum thread about hammers might look like, if hammer fanciers were just like - as it turns out - everybody else.

Author’s note: This little post got a lot more attention than I had expected. The most interesting thing to me is that it’s now been reposted to forums involving gun collecting, coffee tasting, audiophiles, automobiles, computer programming, videography, racing bicycles, and (I should have known) various tools. All of whom identified with it. So I guess I learned today that it isn’t just photographers who act like we act. Apparently it’s people.
Yes. Yes, it is.

I didn't have the heart to go look and see if there really are hammer forums. But if I were a betting man...


Anonymous said...

OMG Joel, I went and read some of that and it is hilarious! Anyone want a good laugh, there it is. Thanks for sharing.
Miss Violet

Anonymous said...

that was funny. appreciate the laugh and the truth

Carl-Bear said...

I think I saw Gun Kid posting there. [grin]

I haven't really looked for a hammer-specific forum, but some SCA armoring forums come pretty close. Right down to customizing off-the-shelf hammers; Scadians can be odd folk. But I repeat myself.

MamaLiberty said...

Hysterical. :) Thanks. Sounds like every gun forum I've read, more or less. Don't bother with them much any more.