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Which Type of XKCD fan are you?

I am a computer sciencing person to the Nth variable!
37
15%
I am a mathematician
8
3%
I am a dabbler in computer science
9
4%
I am a math major
14
6%
I know enough programing that I can make a few things I might need
5
2%
I am a math hobbiest
3
1%
I am a scientist of another sort
27
11%
I am a science major of another sort
39
15%
I just dig science
16
6%
I like lots of geeky things, but I'm not all that knowledgeable in math or comp. sci or science.
13
5%
I like lots of geeky things, but I'm not all that knowledgeable in math or comp. sci or science. I'm more a literary (writing or reading) person.
44
17%
I like lots of geeky things, but I'm not all that knowledgeable in math or comp. sci or science. I'm more an artistic person.
19
8%
I like video/computer games and spend a lot of time on line
12
5%
I just spend a lot of time online, but I'm not that much of a geek at all.
5
2%
I'm not a geek at all, I just think XKCD is teh funneh. Heh, I said "teh"
1
0%
I'm not a geek at all, and I just think this is a cool place to hang out and meets peoples.
1
0%
 
Total votes: 253

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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Felstaff » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:42 pm UTC

Huh.

Seems like you read the poll options closer than me (read: at all)

I kinda saw: ScienceScienceScienceScienceScienceScienceScienceNotGeeky
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby KingLoser » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:24 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:Huh.

Seems like you read the poll options closer than me (read: at all)

I kinda saw: ScienceScienceScienceScienceScienceScienceScienceNotGeeky
Likewise!

I voted for the arty one, but I make a living building and fixing computers, so hardly "not all that knowledgeable in comp sci"...
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby tiny » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:34 pm UTC

I dig science and I write stories. But since I'm better at writing than at sciencing I ticked that option.
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Dobblesworth » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:03 pm UTC

Shoved myself in the "Scientist of another sort" section, specifically Engineering Student. Fairly geeky otherwise, and also falling into the committed online gamer category.
I will agree though - this poll needs more OtterDuck.

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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Dingbats » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:17 pm UTC

I picked "artistic". I know enough programming and scripting to automate tedious tasks, but I never have the patience to finish larger projects. I wish I knew a lot of math, but I don't.

But I'm really into recording music.

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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby kinigget » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:59 pm UTC

I put "dabbler in computer science" I'm still learning, but I appear to pick it up fast. I am also at least a tiny bit knowledgeable about just about everything under the sun. I guess I just like knowing things, though I mainly seem to pick up trivia.

I should probably have put "geeky yet not very knowledgeable".
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Sarr » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:07 pm UTC

Geeky lit nerd here, tho I'm better at maths than my brother.
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Postby joff » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:48 pm UTC

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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Blinke » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:34 pm UTC

I picked gamer, but as said before, multiple options would be nice.

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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Klapaucius » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:10 pm UTC

I assumed the fora were dominated by dominatrixes.
...Wait, no.

Dominatrices.
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Mother Superior » Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:09 pm UTC

Literary geek. Far too thick to be anything else.
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby z4lis » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:29 pm UTC

Math major represent'!

I thought there'd be more of us floating around. :\
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Gojoe » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:31 pm UTC

I thought that "I like video/computer games and spend a lot of time on line " would be higher. I know that i spend A LOT of time online, and game more than is healthy. So even though I fit into another category, I chose this one because it is more relevant (considering I am online atm...)
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby stolid » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:16 am UTC

This poll is kind of difficult because you can only choose one option. I bet lots of people are multiple things.
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Vox Imperatoris » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:22 am UTC

Gojoe wrote:I thought that "I like video/computer games and spend a lot of time on line " would be higher. I know that i spend A LOT of time online, and game more than is healthy. So even though I fit into another category, I chose this one because it is more relevant (considering I am online atm...)

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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby z4lis » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:53 am UTC

stolid wrote:This poll is kind of difficult because you can only choose one option. I bet lots of people are multiple things.


Yeah... I spiraled into a well of depression upon realizing I could only sort myself into *one* category!
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Random832 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:32 am UTC

Any chance the poll could be reset and changed to multiple choice?

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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Gojoe » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:34 am UTC

We would lose 203 votes
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Raiku » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:32 pm UTC

Gojoe wrote:We would lose 203 votes


That doesn't stop Presidents.

Aha.
Ahahaha.
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Not A Raptor » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:56 pm UTC

I'd say that I'm literary, and semi-knowledgable when sciences are involved. Programming language would kill my brain, though.
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby AtomicDuck » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:02 pm UTC

Gojoe wrote:I agree, I spend A LOT of time online, and another option. Need otter/duck!


I'm a duck :D
But honestly, I fall into the computer science category. I'm a newbie in the area, but definitely in the area.

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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Angelene » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:15 pm UTC

Law and economics being my degrees, I don't think I'm too geeky at all really...but I would quite happily while away the day online given half the chance.
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby fyrenwater » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:32 pm UTC

Proud artsy nerd here. ...Or should that be nerdy artist?

Either way, I do love science, but only to a certain extent. Not like I take science classes for kicks or anything. Math right-out bores me. I'm good at it, up to about calculus, but it just never interested me. I was that kid drawing graph pictures on my TI-83. XD
...It made more sense in my head.

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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby arcticfox.sq » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:49 pm UTC

Hmm, I pick 'science major of another sort', specifically biology. I'm technically learning life science with attached x-ray technology diploma, but really, I want to do genetics, or neurobiology. Except I'd be bad at research because I hate writing papers so yeah, umm.. sticking with the x-ray tech. I'm also artsy to a certain degree.
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby pollywog » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:00 am UTC

I'm in the majority, surprisingly. Literary person, but I do like some of the science stuff. Absolutely useless at maths though.

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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby bobsbarricades » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:13 am UTC

I''m very surprised that there aren't more 'artsy types' here.

I feel lonely =,(

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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby PictureSarah » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:18 am UTC

I'm in the last semester of a fine art degree, and only really geeky as it applies to art, art history, photography, photography-related gadgetry...also I like Star Trek. I also really like natural history, biology, botany, geology...basically learning about plants, animals and rocks. NOT physics, math, technical stuff, but more "life science" type things. I might have majored in something sciencey if it weren't for the math and chemistry involved. I fall apart when things get even vaguely mathematical.
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby Cytoplasm » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:20 am UTC

I dig science (I hope to be a scientist/translator one day), I'm a bookworm (into literature), some geeky things, bit of music here and there aaaannnd I am still struggling at math (to sum it up).


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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby bobsbarricades » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:33 am UTC

PictureSarah wrote:I'm in the last semester of a fine art degree, and only really geeky as it applies to art, art history, photography, photography-related gadgetry...also I like Star Trek. I also really like natural history, biology, bottony, geology...basically learning about plants, animals and rocks. NOT physics, math, technical stuff, but more "life science" type things. I might have majored in something sciencey if it weren't for the math and chemistry involved. I fall apart when things get even vaguely mathematical.


hooray for more artists! Although I do quite enjoy math/science, i don't know much of it because conservatories devour time as though it tasted of cheesecake.....I'm told it tastes a little sweeter though :)

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Postby keozen » Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:46 pm UTC

Where's my otter/duck???
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby cyberia » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:02 pm UTC

Needs a romance/sarcasm option.

I ticked 'literary' but I'm here more for the fact that people on the fora are supportive and friendly and every thread is not an insult-competition.

Although I was originally attracted to the comic because it was sweet and funny and I learned interesting science-y stuff from some of the strips.
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby ACU-LP » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:09 pm UTC

I dig science, I'm doing chemical engineering/industrial chemistry at uni. Love computer games. Spend a lot of time on the interwebs (mainly here). Love meeting geeky people (as I am one). Am learning my first bits of coding; only VBA though.
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Re: Who Dominates our forums?

Postby PictureSarah » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:22 pm UTC

I just logged on to the fora, re-read my post, and realized that I had spelled "botany" as "bottony"...I have no clue what happened there. I'm pretty sure that's the first time in recent history I have made such a spelling glitch. I was tired.
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