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geekhack Community => Off Topic => Topic started by: Michael on Fri, 30 January 2015, 09:55:44

Title: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Michael on Fri, 30 January 2015, 09:55:44
Wanted to hear what people thought, maybe from the perspective of a potential new member coming from reddit or another forum.


So, why should someone be compelled to join Geekhack?




Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: azhdar on Fri, 30 January 2015, 09:57:01
Community.

EDIT : And Taylor Swift gif battles.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: FrostyToast on Fri, 30 January 2015, 09:58:46
If you have lots of disposable income and don't have a wife who will beat you for buying too much crap.... this is perfect!
Also, it's great if you like posting a bunch of GIFs everywhere while feeling like you will piss off the moderation team and get banned....
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Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Signature on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:00:40
The best way to become an elitist
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: iri on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:02:54
to be able to buy keycaps for ridiculous prices and throw money and stuff at people only to never see it back.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:04:11
piss off the moderation team and get banned....
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Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: MAR82 on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:08:52
To not see Poker 2 (Corsair RGBs, Razer BWs, ...)  posts, to not hear Ripster talk BS all most of the time, and to get away from post like "what is best keyboard?" type of questions!  :))
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:10:02
we're better than ripster
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: FrostyToast on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:10:23
piss off the moderation team and get banned....
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Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:13:10
piss off the moderation team and get banned....
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Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: jdcarpe on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:13:51
we're better than ripster

so much better
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Fire Brand on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:18:51
Because it's were most of the keyboard related items come from or start out I came to geekhack and it was the first on Google when trying to find nyan cat keycaps I think it was photoelectrics board that drew me in, and it turns out geekhack is the birth place of pretty much everything keyboard related came for the nyan cat stayed for the community.

TLDR you are all loveable goofballs :D
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: slip84 on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:22:13
It's an interesting community once you make it out of the classified section. I know the meetup I did in Nashville really, really changed my perception of the group that exists here. Meeting Halverson, CPTBadAss, tj... everyone. It was pretty keen.

Anyway, community. It's not reddit where you're basically nameless and hidden behind imgur links.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Synjin on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:23:40
we're better than ripster
Watch it mate, Ripster has a mod account here remember? Perhaps you have forgotten....
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: jdcarpe on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:24:20
geekhack is the birth place of pretty much everything

yeeeeee
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: whentheclouds on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:25:51
i find the idea of ripster having a mod account here hilarious. reminds me of that ****ty horror movie where the calls come from inside the house
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: plegnic on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:26:30
Well considering I just joined after being a part of /r/mk for a while I can say it's partly because a forum is often a better format for 'enthusiast' communities. Reddit naturally encourages everyone to make a separate post for everything which gets annoying. Forums have better organization for sub-topics which helps for filtering stuff that you do/don't care to see.

(I'm sure there are just as many "i <3 my poker/razer/k70" posts around here, but they're all in one or two threads so everyone else doesn't have to deal with them :P )
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: azhdar on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:28:43
(I'm sure there are just as many "i <3 my poker/razer/k70" posts around here, but they're all in one or two threads so everyone else doesn't have to deal with them :P )
You'll hardly see Razer/Corsair on here.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: jdcarpe on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:30:42
i find the idea of ripster having a mod account here hilarious. reminds me of that ****ty horror movie where the calls come from inside the house

I personally don't find it hilarious. I think the joke is in poor taste. He doesn't have a mod account here.

Some people don't find him funny or amusing AT ALL.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:30:57
we're better than ripster
Watch it mate, Ripster has a mod account here remember? Perhaps you have forgotten....

BAN ME RIPSTER MOD ACCOUNT. I TRIPLE DOG DARE YOU.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Synjin on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:32:26
I wonder why Computer-Lab in Basement isn't replying. Did he get shadowbanned?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: jdcarpe on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:32:37
Can we stop saying that name please? I was in a good mood...
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Lurch on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:34:01
surely you mean gifhack.... :p
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: azhdar on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:34:04
"He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named"
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: digi on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:36:05
we take whats on imgur and post it here.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:40:04
geekhack is the birth place of pretty much everything keyboard related

i like gh as much as the next person but cmon. thats reaching.

gold springs
lubing
stickers
"vintage" switches
custom keyboards

everything gh loves is mostly thanks to the koreans.

now keycaps, you can thank gh.

Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: MAR82 on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:41:38
Quote
now keycaps, you can thank gh.

Home of the Clacks and Bro caps
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:45:51
geekhack is the birth place of pretty much everything keyboard related

i like gh as much as the next person but cmon. thats reaching.

gold springs
lubing
stickers
"vintage" switches
custom keyboards

everything gh loves is mostly thanks to the koreans.

now keycaps, you can thank gh.


You took the words out of my mouth. For once I agree with a post of yours.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:46:33
I wonder why Computer-Lab in Basement isn't replying. Did he get shadowbanned?


Who's "computer labs"?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: jdcarpe on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:47:26
gold springs
lubing
stickers
"vintage" switches
custom keyboards

everything gh loves is mostly thanks to the koreans.

True, but how accessible were those things outside Korea, before GH got involved?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: exitfire401 on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:48:21
we're better than ripster
Watch it mate, Ripster has a mod account here remember? Perhaps you have forgotten....

BAN ME RIPSTER MOD ACCOUNT. I TRIPLE DOG DARE YOU.

Done.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: digi on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:48:52
True, but how accessible were those things outside Korea, before GH got involved?

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Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Michael on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:50:07
True, but how accessible were those things outside Korea, before GH got involved?

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Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: digi on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:50:41
True, but how accessible were those things outside Korea, before GH got involved?

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Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Synjin on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:51:39
So this is where clacks originated then? I never really know how it all started.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:52:38
gold springs
lubing
stickers
"vintage" switches
custom keyboards

everything gh loves is mostly thanks to the koreans.

True, but how accessible were those things outside Korea, before GH got involved?

thats not what fire said. you can argue that gh popularized it, sure. but gh didnt start it.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: SpAmRaY on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:52:55
So this is where clacks originated then? I never really know how it all started.

You should read this https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=24463.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=24463.0) and this https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=24462.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=24462.0)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Michael on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:53:05
Is geekhack where ripster started, or was he a part of any other forums previously?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:53:59
You should join geekhack because you want to.  A lot of people (myself included) love the community here.  Perhaps that's reason enough.  But no matter how "great" a community is, not everyone will like it, so maybe it's not for you.  But I can tell you that, without a doubt, I have met more awesome people here than anywhere else on the internet.  Is that not reason enough?  :cool:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: digi on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:55:14
"Q: Where are your keys made?
A: 100% in the U.S.A.  Believe it or not that includes everything! My materials are also 100% made and sourced in the U.S.A as well as my equipment (fabricated and/or sourced)."

When I think of ClickClack, I think of Metallica's lead singer at a show in Oakland, CA wearing a red, white, and blue shirt on that say's "I piss excellence".

Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Lurch on Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:55:38
You should join geekhack because you want to.  A lot of people (myself included) love the community here.  Perhaps that's reason enough.  But no matter how "great" a community is, not everyone will like it, so maybe it's not for you.  But I can tell you that, without a doubt, I have met more awesome people here than anywhere else on the internet.  Is that not reason enough?  :cool:

The Hoff has spoken.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: cooldiscretion on Fri, 30 January 2015, 11:02:25
For a while before I joined GeekHack, I would search all questions out on Google.  Low and behold every time I found the answer
it seemed to be located here on GH.  So, I joined.  After that, I discovered all the wonderful little things GH has to offer.  GeekHack
seems to take topics further into depth and I love the topic focused threads.  There are many people here who have a ton of
experience, are incredibly friendly, and just seem to want to help. Plus, it seems like all the hard-to-find items that I end up in the
GH classifieds at some point or another, but you have to be quick to grab them. And then of course there are all the people here
who create & sell artisanal keycaps, cases, etc.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Lain1911 on Fri, 30 January 2015, 11:18:50
Everybody needs somebody sometimes ^-^
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: nubbinator on Fri, 30 January 2015, 11:26:45
There's something for everyone here, be it more technical stuff with the making things together sub, random pictures with the media sub, buying and selling in the classifieds, group buys, shooting the **** in off-topic (and reading tp's insanity or the stuff from our conspiracy theorist), and so on.


And if you play nice, Hoffman may even let you cuddle.


But mainly I'm here to be told I'm a little ***** who's softer than Drake by demik.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Fri, 30 January 2015, 11:30:21
There's something for everyone here, be it more technical stuff with the making things together sub, random pictures with the media sub, buying and selling in the classifieds, group buys, shooting the **** in off-topic (and reading tp's insanity or the stuff from our conspiracy theorist), and so on.


And if you play nice, Hoffman may even let you cuddle.


But mainly I'm here to be told I'm a little ***** who's softer than Drake by demik.

and dont you forget it.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: digi on Fri, 30 January 2015, 11:33:47
There's something for everyone here, be it more technical stuff with the making things together sub, random pictures with the media sub, buying and selling in the classifieds, group buys, shooting the **** in off-topic (and reading tp's insanity or the stuff from our conspiracy theorist), and so on.


And if you play nice, Hoffman may even let you cuddle.


But mainly I'm here to be told I'm a little ***** who's softer than Drake by demik.

and dont you forget it.

damn son, he went way too far...Drake is hella soft.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: SpAmRaY on Fri, 30 January 2015, 11:37:04
I think more people should move beyond joining geekhack and actually participate.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Fri, 30 January 2015, 11:40:04
There's something for everyone here, be it more technical stuff with the making things together sub, random pictures with the media sub, buying and selling in the classifieds, group buys, shooting the **** in off-topic (and reading tp's insanity or the stuff from our conspiracy theorist), and so on.


And if you play nice, Hoffman may even let you cuddle.


But mainly I'm here to be told I'm a little ***** who's softer than Drake by demik.

and dont you forget it.

damn son, he went way too far...Drake is hella soft.

nubs doesnt care. being OC drake gets him laid.

sure he has to cry before, during, and after. but it gets him women.

bbw!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: digi on Fri, 30 January 2015, 11:41:51
There's something for everyone here, be it more technical stuff with the making things together sub, random pictures with the media sub, buying and selling in the classifieds, group buys, shooting the **** in off-topic (and reading tp's insanity or the stuff from our conspiracy theorist), and so on.


And if you play nice, Hoffman may even let you cuddle.


But mainly I'm here to be told I'm a little ***** who's softer than Drake by demik.

and dont you forget it.

damn son, he went way too far...Drake is hella soft.

nubs doesnt care. being OC drake gets him laid.

sure he has to cry before, during, and after. but it gets him women.

bbw!

lmfao
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Puddsy on Fri, 30 January 2015, 12:09:51
GIFs
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: FrostyToast on Fri, 30 January 2015, 12:12:44
GIFs

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Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: pr0ximity on Fri, 30 January 2015, 12:21:53
Cuz it's fun.

Also I don't think I'd be as adventurous in soldering things together as I am now if it weren't for this place. I'm not 100% sure that's a good thing, but it's certainly something  :))
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Snowdog993 on Fri, 30 January 2015, 12:22:35
You should join geekhack because you want to.  A lot of people (myself included) love the community here.  Perhaps that's reason enough.  But no matter how "great" a community is, not everyone will like it, so maybe it's not for you.  But I can tell you that, without a doubt, I have met more awesome people here than anywhere else on the internet.  Is that not reason enough?  :cool:

Ageed Hoff.  I joined Geekhack because I wanted to.  A lot of users will never join any kind of forum at all and just do a Google search on everything.  I didn't join another forum.  If people want to join here and participate it's not going to be my telling a user of another forum they should go to Geekhack.  Some join all of them.  I would think it's up to them to decide where they want to go.

I like it here.  That's what matters.  Not what other people think.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Fire Brand on Fri, 30 January 2015, 12:43:59
geekhack is the birth place of pretty much everything keyboard related

i like gh as much as the next person but cmon. thats reaching.

gold springs
lubing
stickers
"vintage" switches
custom keyboards

everything gh loves is mostly thanks to the koreans.

now keycaps, you can thank gh.

That's true demik but as JD said geekhack makes it more accessible for example if sprit and others never joined I personally would not of gone to look for them.

 For me as well it's more the fact it was the first place I checked for keycaps which was here but I would say even though we have our quirks I do love it here.

Also going off topic the first thing I looked into before finding geekhack was a post of if I'm correct CLib on DT of his gigabyte keyboard tear down as I was looking to buy one :)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: iMav on Fri, 30 January 2015, 12:51:51
Wanted to hear what people thought, maybe from the perspective of a potential new member coming from reddit or another forum.


So, why should someone be compelled to join Geekhack?

Well, if you have to ask . . .

I think most people are self-compelled once they happen to find themselves here.

Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: eth0s on Fri, 30 January 2015, 13:00:54
ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG!!!  iMav iMav IMav!  <3 <3 <3 less than three!!!0111

I joined to help me get more chicks.  The Ladies Love Geekhackers.  TLLGH.  Ask the Cap'n.  He knows what I'm talking about.

And cuz chill peeps.

And cuz gifs.

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P.S., If you want to get spewed with crap, go to reddit, cuz it's the @ss end of the internet.  And rapster is just about the biggest @ss on reddit.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Fri, 30 January 2015, 13:02:37
geekhack is the birth place of pretty much everything keyboard related

i like gh as much as the next person but cmon. thats reaching.

gold springs
lubing
stickers
"vintage" switches
custom keyboards

everything gh loves is mostly thanks to the koreans.

now keycaps, you can thank gh.

That's true demik but as JD said geekhack makes it more accessible for example if sprit and others never joined I personally would not of gone to look for them.

 For me as well it's more the fact it was the first place I checked for keycaps which was here but I would say even though we have our quirks I do love it here.

Also going off topic the first thing I looked into before finding geekhack was a post of if I'm correct CLib on DT of his gigabyte keyboard tear down as I was looking to buy one :)

wont argue that. gh has made it easier and more koreans have jumped onto gh thanks to our wide user base.

and the fact some spend like there is no tomorrow.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: digi on Fri, 30 January 2015, 13:03:26
ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG!!!  iMav iMav IMav!  <3 <3 <3 less than three!!!0111

I joined to help me get more chicks.  The Ladies Lover Geekhackers.  TLLGH.  Ask the Cap'n.  He knows what I'm talking about.

And cuz chill peeps.

And cuz gifs.

Show Image
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P.S., If you want to get spewed with crap, go to reddit, cuz it's the @ss end of the internet.  And rapster is just about the biggest @ss on reddit.

^ This + This = This

You know the thread is good if iMav comes out :D
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Oobly on Fri, 30 January 2015, 13:06:18
Because people here don't think it's weird to find keyboards interesting. You guys understand.

And the "making stuff together!" subforum. It's the breeding ground of awesomeness. So many cool concepts and projects happen there.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: CPTBadAss on Fri, 30 January 2015, 13:06:53
I joined to help me get more chicks.  The Ladies Love Geekhackers.  TLLGH.  Ask the Cap'n.  He knows what I'm talking about.

BUT WAIT, I thought you were a lady yourself  :eek:

17/f/blonde/blue eyes/your area. 

I'm new in town.

I saw your pic, and I think we should meet up.

I'm into older guys, couples or girls.

I'm a bit busty, I hope you don't mind.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Fri, 30 January 2015, 13:10:07
I joined to help me get more chicks.  The Ladies Love Geekhackers.  TLLGH.  Ask the Cap'n.  He knows what I'm talking about.

BUT WAIT, I thought you were a lady yourself  :eek:

17/f/blonde/blue eyes/your area. 

I'm new in town.

I saw your pic, and I think we should meet up.

I'm into older guys, couples or girls.

I'm a bit busty, I hope you don't mind.

hey now. we accept all here. chix on chix. dix on dix. chix on dix. dix on chix.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: CPTBadAss on Fri, 30 January 2015, 13:11:51
hey now. we accept all here. chix on chix. dix on dix. chix on dix. dix on chix.

You're right of course. I just could've sworn eth0s looked different in Chicago...
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Fri, 30 January 2015, 13:13:21
maybe hes a shape shifting reptilian??
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 30 January 2015, 13:14:49
hey now. we accept all here. chix on chix. dix on dix. chix on dix. dix on chix.

You're right of course. I just could've sworn eth0s looked different in Chicago...

I dunno, looked like a chick to me.

 :thumb:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: baldgye on Fri, 30 January 2015, 13:17:35
I'll post why I joined GH and why I've stayed even if I still don't get all the sub text and chat to y'all on skype.

I wanted to get a mech keyboard, but going from a £30-40 board to a £120 is quite a jump and so I wanted to make sure I was getting the best value with a good entry level board that would last me.
browsing a forum and seeing what boards people have is a pretty good way to get a half decent general consensus on something, add that to the wiki (least when I was lurking) and it offered invaluable information and feedback.
The reason I stayed is becasue a forum is a community, reddit isn't. The problem with reddit is that everything is based around who shouts the loudest whats the latest meme's. Nothing stays and everything is old within an hour or so. With a forum your able to really get to know the people more and partake in chat and banter without it being a race for karma and upvotes.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: FrostyToast on Fri, 30 January 2015, 13:18:25
hey now. we accept all here. chix on chix. dix on dix. chix on dix. dix on chix.

You're right of course. I just could've sworn eth0s looked different in Chicago...

I dunno, looked like a chick to me.

 :thumb:

As long as she looked 18, you're good. ;)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 30 January 2015, 13:51:45
29.8:1 is a ratio I can work with!  :thumb:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 30 January 2015, 13:59:25
29.8:1 is a ratio I can work with!  :thumb:

Quote
Location: Houghton

 :rolleyes:

You're used to this, coming from the land of the Snow Cows.  :P
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 30 January 2015, 14:05:25
29.8:1 is a ratio I can work with!  :thumb:

Quote
Location: Houghton

 :rolleyes:

You're used to this, coming from the land of the Snow Cows.  :P

Hey they keep you warm at night!  :p

Yeah it's rough up here compared to Chicago but there are a few lookers if you know where to search.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Fri, 30 January 2015, 14:20:56
cuz yeeeee
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Fire Brand on Fri, 30 January 2015, 14:22:42
wont argue that.
I had a civil conversation with Demik, today is a good day you are a nice person :3 (Can I add you as a friend :3 )

Yeah some spend way too much but if they can they might as well as, I'll just sit here with my poker and nyan cat set being all happy till the end of time c:

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j350/fire_brand15/P1000866.jpg) (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/fire_brand15/media/P1000866.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Fri, 30 January 2015, 14:27:46
si
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: dustinhxc on Fri, 30 January 2015, 14:51:17
The Community!!!!!   ;D


(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.stylelist.com/media/2013/12/taylor-dancing-01.gif)




Also, purple font! Duh!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: inanis on Fri, 30 January 2015, 14:52:41
This might come of as incredibly sentimental (which is generally not something that I would describe myself as) but, here goes nothing.

I have never, in the entirety of my life, been a social person. I've never made a forum post, never sent or received a PM of any kind. I don't have a ton of friends (I may not have any real friends, if you remove my family members). I have a very hard time "fitting in". I'm not like a monster or anything, but I'm pretty direct, and I'm not shy to express my opinions. To make matters worse, I tend to find social situations extraordinarily difficult, exhausting even. I would likely be defined as a "wall flower" of sorts. I don't engage.

To get a little personal on you here, I had a kid (then another), and I didn't want to pass along my anti-social tenancies to my offspring. There is, shall we say, a certain Magic in Friendship. (I have two young girls.)  ;) So, I decided to put myself out there and join in something. Why I picked this forum was because there is a strong sense of community here. There seemed to be a desire to continue to grow that community. I like keyboards, I work in Information Technology, I am geeky and awkward, and I say what I'm thinking, and for my time lurking, I felt like all of that was completely acceptable.

To expand on that though, I have a strong desire to learn new things. I feel like the community here is so willing to step up and help out each other. I will, one day, build myself a custom board, and I'm sure when I have a question I can come here an ask. The level of knowledge here is second to none, and everyone is so willing to share. The beauty of that, of course, is that I can then take what I have learned and help others. That fosters a great community that will continue to grow.

These are the reasons to join, or at least my reasons. Much love, people, much love.  :-*
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: clacktalk on Fri, 30 January 2015, 15:09:57
GH is one of the most talented and friendliest communities I've been fortunate enough to discover/join. It's extremely humbling/inspiring to see the amount of passion that goes in by everyone. At the same time, a lot of the people I've gotten closer to are bffl material.

Sure there're bumps along the road and the occasional bad apple in the barrel of mostly regular and outstanding apples, but as a whole GH is way more legit than it is illegit.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 30 January 2015, 15:14:42
GH is one of the most talented and friendliest communities I've been fortunate enough to discover/join. It's extremely humbling/inspiring to see the amount of passion that goes in by everyone. At the same time, a lot of the people I've gotten closer to are bffl material.

Sure there're bumps along the road and the occasional bad apple in the barrel of mostly regular and outstanding apples, but as a whole GH is way more legit than it is illegit.

why don't you respond to my texts bb

 :'(
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: hashbaz on Fri, 30 January 2015, 15:16:44
I think most people are self-compelled once they happen to find themselves here.

This was it for me. ^^  It became clear really quickly that these were my people and there was a ton of cool stuff happening here.

we're better than ripster

Sums it up tbh
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Lurch on Fri, 30 January 2015, 15:29:48
come for the keyboards

stay for the community
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Fri, 30 January 2015, 15:36:47
come for the keyboards

stay for the community

Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rainb1ood on Fri, 30 January 2015, 15:48:52
Is geekhack where ripster started, or was he a part of any other forums previously?

I'm guessing yes along with OCN forums
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Michael on Fri, 30 January 2015, 15:49:38
cuz yeeeee




yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Michael on Fri, 30 January 2015, 15:52:24
I think most people are self-compelled once they happen to find themselves here.

This was it for me. ^^  It became clear really quickly that these were my people and there was a ton of cool stuff happening here.



I was introduced to GH from o2dazone (we work together IRL), and as a noob, it was extremely helpful. And when I first joined, ripster was also very helpful here on GH.
I read through a ton of his wiki stuff, and learned a ton. It was a shame the way everything played out. Ah well.


But bottom line, it's definitely a more inviting place than reddit (for me, personally). That's nothing against reddit, it just feels easier to soak in information here, I think.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: foxer on Fri, 30 January 2015, 15:52:31
Definitely the community. You guys have helped me so damn much over the years I've been here. Never once have I took it for granted, either. Actually made me cry at times with the sheer amount of generosity.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Sent on Fri, 30 January 2015, 15:52:49
Taylor Swift gifs...and keyboards, I guess. 

This place ain't bad. :))
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rainb1ood on Fri, 30 January 2015, 15:57:03
I remember ripster having his own subforum here and there is a thread he made for newbies to post anything to get the post count up so they can participate on group buys if I remember correctly.

Anyways I joined GH back in 2011 for the same reason as most of you guys. I love this community and all the things I learned about keyboards it thought me.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Fri, 30 January 2015, 18:08:36
I remember ripster having his own subforum here and there is a thread he made for newbies to post anything to get the post count up so they can participate on group buys if I remember correctly.

Anyways I joined GH back in 2011 for the same reason as most of you guys. I love this community and all the things I learned about keyboards it thought me.
How did he move from being well accepted to being such a jerk that nobody like?

I joined GH pretty much like Lurch. I looked for information about Ducky. The only serious information I found was on GH. Once I received my keyboard, I wanted to post pictures of my board like everyone. And then I got hooked up. Meeting nice people along the way was even better. Seeing so much act of generosity was so nice considering most of us never see each other IRL. We are just gathered around the same interest and it does not stop people to be really nice to each other. What Bunny did for me was the perfect example.

I love you guys!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Fri, 30 January 2015, 18:09:50
GH is one of the most talented and friendliest communities I've been fortunate enough to discover/join. It's extremely humbling/inspiring to see the amount of passion that goes in by everyone. At the same time, a lot of the people I've gotten closer to are bffl material.

Sure there're bumps along the road and the occasional bad apple in the barrel of mostly regular and outstanding apples, but as a whole GH is way more legit than it is illegit.

shut up ho, you signed up just to talk to me, and you stayed because you love me.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: bowji on Fri, 30 January 2015, 19:12:14
come for the keyboards

stay for the community

+1
Well, I initially joined for the keycaps.

The small number of people who have read my thread might know I joined for a different artisan other than CC n BB. Now thats a different story, and I wanna catch em all (I wont lie)... It was only after I joined GH I was more compelled to the hobby of keyboards, looking for a variety of switches/keyboards, custom keycaps and custom sets (wallet-hack?).

While, I do find that there is an "inner circle" of members, in no way I find it to be a closed community as reddit claims. Its inevitable that OG members grouping up due to the fact that they have a history of shared experiences, stories, interests and favors. Some are here for that inner circle, some are here to share their knowledge, some are here to enforce their "master-race" of switch-type/keyboards and some are here to lurk/learn (some only for keycaps). Everyone here has a different purpose, being opinionated one way or another, with varying experiences and knowledge.

Although I am a member in the Korean keyboard communities, my elementary-level of Korean grammar limits me to be active there, just another place to read and learn, taking part in activities that require minimal communication such as photo galleries and trades/group-buys. Plus there are many restrictions there that a lot of members here will not agree with, including myself. I am more active on GH; here I can learn, share and debate about the differing arguments of keyboards (and of course, lose money :p). I feel like thats what a community is, a group of people with different opinions because its not about being right wing or left wing, its about knowing.

On that note, I hope thats "why others should join geekhack", to learn and share experiences.  :thumb:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Fri, 30 January 2015, 21:27:45
We all joined to participate in sophisticated banter with tp4, didn't we?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: ideus on Fri, 30 January 2015, 21:49:59
We should not...






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Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: drewba on Fri, 30 January 2015, 22:37:01
GH has the most detailed content and opportunity to learn. Reddit & DT are great in ways but don't have the same community/collaborative aspects that GH excels at.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: choiboi on Fri, 30 January 2015, 23:23:47
Well, there are more (and more specific) subsections, much more detailed and in-depth keyboard modding, and a higher concentration of cap/board/material vendors/creators.

Additionally, everything is dictated by activity rather than by relative interest/time, which allows for things such as group buys/group projects to flourish, which are long-term.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: jamster on Fri, 30 January 2015, 23:44:33
Wanted to hear what people thought, maybe from the perspective of a potential new member coming from reddit or another forum.


So, why should someone be compelled to join Geekhack?

Gah, I am a a new joiner and my advice would be DON'T JOIN GEEKHACK.

A month ago I was just browsing these forums to try figure out what keyboard to buy. Now I''ve ordered two sets of PBT caps on a group buy, I'm trying o-rings and I'm about to rip my new board apart to do an ErgoClear mod.

So instead of the cost of just a new keyboard, I'm spending 3-4 times that money and who knows how many hours with a soldering iron and looking for tiny springs lost on the floor  :)

And I forsee a good chance that the next step is to decide that I don't even want to stick with MX switches and then try others.

Seriously though, on most of the forums that I frequent, I am at the geekier end of the curve. It's impressive to come into this forum and see people waaay further along the spectrum than I am :)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Halverson on Fri, 30 January 2015, 23:56:16
There's a pretty cool church here, where all are welcome!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: animated on Fri, 30 January 2015, 23:59:18
the greatest thing about the GH community is that its not toxic.  Some communities, usually gaming, are just bad.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 31 January 2015, 00:33:07
There's a pretty cool church here, where all are welcome!

+1
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Elrick on Sat, 31 January 2015, 01:28:47
Great place to forget reality and the very essence that keeps you sane, in most respects  ;) .

This current Gif war between those that support "Taylor Swift and Emma Stone" they really want to post pictures showing Miss Stone wearing a huge black, 12 inch strap, measuring Miss Swift's internal temperature.

A good place to set your mind free and unencumbered by any law or form of prejudice......... enough said.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: RickyJ on Sat, 31 January 2015, 02:27:02
Honestly, I joined to correct a certain someone's Alps wiki, way back in 2010.

I was going through my parent's barn one day and came across the keyboards I used as a kid in the 80's. Work had slowed down due to the economy (building train simulators for railroads doesn't work well when the railroads get slow), so I brought in a couple of the keyboards that clicked so I could clean them up and try them again.  Googling Alps brought me to the GH wiki, and as I had both blues and whites (and later found greens at my parent's business), I obviously had to compare internals and correct a certain someone.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Elrick on Sat, 31 January 2015, 02:36:11
Googling Alps brought me to the GH wiki, and as I had both blues and whites (and later found greens at my parent's business), I obviously had to compare internals and correct a certain someone.

Good, always seek further enlightenment by acquiring knowledge that shall bring forth, the rapture of 'correctness' (when it comes to proving your point here on Geekhack)  8) .
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Karura on Sat, 31 January 2015, 05:03:10
Back in 2011, this was the only place on the internet that had cool stuff like blank PBT engraved keycaps, so I quickly signed up and ordered two sets from imsto.

Of course, that was way before I found out about GMK doubleshots and what not, it's funny how mainstream mechanical keyboards have gotten.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: baldgye on Sat, 31 January 2015, 05:18:05
Back in 2011, this was the only place on the internet that had cool stuff like blank PBT engraved keycaps, so I quickly signed up and ordered two sets from imsto.

Of course, that was way before I found out about GMK doubleshots and what not, it's funny how mainstream mechanical keyboards have gotten.

I still think of GMK as a new thing lol
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Novus on Sat, 31 January 2015, 05:46:11
you shouldn't.
We're all crazy and take ourselves too seriously.

oh and most of our mods act like petty grade schoolers and steal candy. No seriously the mods abuse their powers for all kinds of bull**** during giveaways
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Signature on Sat, 31 January 2015, 05:47:14
you shouldn't.
We're all crazy and take ourselves too seriously.

oh and most of our mods act like petty grade schoolers and steal candy. No seriously the mods abuse their powers for all kinds of bull**** during giveaways
prepare to get banned
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Novus on Sat, 31 January 2015, 05:50:12
you shouldn't.
We're all crazy and take ourselves too seriously.

oh and most of our mods act like petty grade schoolers and steal candy. No seriously the mods abuse their powers for all kinds of bull**** during giveaways
prepare to get banned

Well that's another thing too.
Mod's like to do vindictive **** to people that annoy them but they won't take a stance against things like fake clacks or other ****ers that abuse things.
They don't proactively moderate the group buys. They don't stop the drama in gb. They don't issue warnings or ban people who suck and mislead people on classifieds.

Then again half the mods are in high school and college anyways.
They don't clean up any of the sections from garbage and then whine when people post too much on off topic.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Sat, 31 January 2015, 06:07:20
you shouldn't.
We're all crazy and take ourselves too seriously.

oh and most of our mods act like petty grade schoolers and steal candy. No seriously the mods abuse their powers for all kinds of bull**** during giveaways
BTW what happened to your Christmas giveaway?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: dimmu on Sat, 31 January 2015, 08:09:13
(I'm sure there are just as many "i <3 my poker/razer/k70" posts around here, but they're all in one or two threads so everyone else doesn't have to deal with them :P )

let's just put it this way, r/mk/ convinced me to buy a corsair k70, geekhack made me regret it.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Sat, 31 January 2015, 10:10:51
(I'm sure there are just as many "i <3 my poker/razer/k70" posts around here, but they're all in one or two threads so everyone else doesn't have to deal with them )

let's just put it this way, r/mk/ convinced me to buy a corsair k70, geekhack made me regret it.
Haha nice comparison. I bought a Ducky w/ MX brown a few months ago. Now I gave it to a friend and I use a Topre board. Thanks GH!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: tp4tissue on Sat, 31 January 2015, 10:17:50
you shouldn't.
We're all crazy and take ourselves too seriously.

oh and most of our mods act like petty grade schoolers and steal candy. No seriously the mods abuse their powers for all kinds of bull**** during giveaways
prepare to get banned

Well that's another thing too.
Mod's like to do vindictive **** to people that annoy them but they won't take a stance against things like fake clacks or other ****ers that abuse things.
They don't proactively moderate the group buys. They don't stop the drama in gb. They don't issue warnings or ban people who suck and mislead people on classifieds.

Then again half the mods are in high school and college anyways.
They don't clean up any of the sections from garbage and then whine when people post too much on off topic.


Fight the Powah... (http://s4.postimage.org/1gj4hcj1g/th_181.gif)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: dimmu on Sat, 31 January 2015, 12:43:32
(I'm sure there are just as many "i <3 my poker/razer/k70" posts around here, but they're all in one or two threads so everyone else doesn't have to deal with them )

let's just put it this way, r/mk/ convinced me to buy a corsair k70, geekhack made me regret it.
Haha nice comparison. I bought a Ducky w/ MX brown a few months ago. Now I gave it to a friend and I use a Topre board. Thanks GH!

yes, i bought the k70 less than three months ago. i was perfectly contented with it and thought it was the best keyboard i've seen... aluminum top, stepped up keys, thick cables, non tramp logo, with just two imperfections: non standard bottom row layout and of course, flimsy keycaps to go with it. i came here to look for advice on where to get a keyset, so i typed corsair k70 on the search box, read the whole thread with corsair dave, saw a few members sporting either an hhkb sig or a title with an hhkb tag on it, searched for hhkb, saw posts about korean custom keyboards and artisan keycaps, kept reading.

fast forward 3 months later, i still haven't bought the said keyset but instead found myself with an hhkb pro2, a duck viper, a poker, a bunch of keysets i haven't even opened yet and now a fetish for anything gmk...
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Sat, 31 January 2015, 17:58:50
(I'm sure there are just as many "i <3 my poker/razer/k70" posts around here, but they're all in one or two threads so everyone else doesn't have to deal with them
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let's just put it this way, r/mk/ convinced me to buy a corsair k70, geekhack made me regret it.
Haha nice comparison. I bought a Ducky w/ MX brown a few months ago. Now I gave it to a friend and I use a Topre board. Thanks GH!
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yes, i bought the k70 less than three months ago. i was perfectly contented with it and thought it was the best keyboard i've seen... aluminum top, stepped up keys, thick cables, non tramp logo, with just two imperfections: non standard bottom row layout and of course, flimsy keycaps to go with it. i came here to look for advice on where to get a keyset, so i typed corsair k70 on the search box, read the whole thread with corsair dave, saw a few members sporting either an hhkb sig or a title with an hhkb tag on it, searched for hhkb, saw posts about korean custom keyboards and artisan keycaps, kept reading.

fast forward 3 months later, i still haven't bought the said keyset but instead found myself with an hhkb pro2, a duck viper, a poker, a bunch of keysets i haven't even opened yet and now a fetish for anything gmk...


(http://levraigabroy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/anchorman_well_that_escalated_quickly-s624x317-351910.jpg)


I bought a Poker 2 w/ blues after my Ducky. Then I gave the Ducky to a friend and I bought myself a Novatouch. I'll sat a bit on it for now because I like it. I just need to buy new keycaps set to try them out.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Elrick on Sat, 31 January 2015, 19:03:46
fast forward 3 months later, i still haven't bought the said keyset but instead found myself with an hhkb pro2, a duck viper, a poker, a bunch of keysets i haven't even opened yet and now a fetish for anything gmk...

That will build, having all those keyboards is simply NOT enough you need to start acquiring various key-sets to finish their progression towards perfection. 

NEVER give up on attaining that very rare commodity known as GMK, BSP and Full contoured SA, those are the current BEST of the best versions for all your keyboards, but don't stop at only buying a few keyboards you must attain true keyboard spirituality and build your collection to at least 300+ then the gods shall bestow upon you, the gift of true tranquility  :) .
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: fohat.digs on Sat, 31 January 2015, 19:20:38

How did he move from being well accepted to being such a jerk that nobody like?


He had a tremendous knowledge, along with the time and energy to single-handedly create a huge body of work with loads of great wikis across the keyboard science spectrum. His photos were great, and his explanations were clear and to the point.

He was helpful and patient with me during my first few months here, and I credit him with the foundation of my keyboard knowledge.

At some point, perhaps 3 years ago, he started getting mean-spirited and insulting, and continued spiraling downward into worse and worse behavior until he had pretty much alienated everybody.

I am an old man, and I have seen a lot of ****, but this is one of those rare cases that completely mystifies me.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Sat, 31 January 2015, 20:35:44

How did he move from being well accepted to being such a jerk that nobody like?


He had a tremendous knowledge, along with the time and energy to single-handedly create a huge body of work with loads of great wikis across the keyboard science spectrum. His photos were great, and his explanations were clear and to the point.

He was helpful and patient with me during my first few months here, and I credit him with the foundation of my keyboard knowledge.

At some point, perhaps 3 years ago, he started getting mean-spirited and insulting, and continued spiraling downward into worse and worse behavior until he had pretty much alienated everybody.

I am an old man, and I have seen a lot of ****, but this is one of those rare cases that completely mystifies me.
Thanks for the explanation.

That's a pity ... Lost a good guy according to your description. R.I.P good version Ripster.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Elrick on Sat, 31 January 2015, 21:20:40
I am an old man, and I have seen a lot of ****, but this is one of those rare cases that completely mystifies me.

Maybe all he needed was just a little love and understanding, like all old men.  Makes no difference as to whether he's a Rat-Bastard Mongrel, you still occasionally need a little tenderness to calm the maelstrom inside  8) .
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: fohat.digs on Sat, 31 January 2015, 22:12:48
Makes no difference as to whether he's a Rat-Bastard Mongrel,

Whoever wrecked and destroyed and deleted the Geekhack site and structure in June 2013 (or was it June 2012?) is unquestionably a Rat-Bastard Mongrel who eats Satan's **** in Hell, and the general consensus of the rumor mill seems to be that it was he.

I would like to know the actual facts from someone who knows for sure.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Elrick on Sat, 31 January 2015, 22:38:03
Whoever wrecked and destroyed and deleted the Geekhack site and structure in June 2013 (or was it June 2012?) is unquestionably a Rat-Bastard Mongrel who eats Satan's **** in Hell, and the general consensus of the rumor mill seems to be that it was he.

I would like to know the actual facts from someone who knows for sure.

Same here there was never any concrete evidence that you could present in court proving 100% he was the one responsible for destroying Geekhack back then.  Everyone got on the steam train blaming him for the devastation without gathering any facts and sorting away any confirmation from rampant innuendo.

Just surprised everyone seemed to know here on this forum who the infiltrator was when even the CIA find it hard to track any hard core web attackers.  They currently can only track countries as being the one's responsible for some damage on sites situated around the US.

Never, ever trust rumour mills and what someone else says because it helps muddy the waters on who actually committed the crime against Geekhack.  Not saying I'm a Ripster supporter in any way BUT to say he is so cunning as to bring down an entire website on his own is like comparing George Bush to Terence Tao  ::) .
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: fohat.digs on Sun, 01 February 2015, 09:57:06

when even the CIA find it hard to track any hard core web attackers. 
They currently can only track countries as being the one's responsible for some damage on sites situated around the US.

BUT to say he is so cunning as to bring down an entire website on his own is like comparing George Bush to Terence Tao.


I would be very surprised if the CIA was proven to be as inept as they like for people to think.
There is no strategic advantage to showing your full hand before the game is over. That said, the US likely has far stricter "rules of engagement" than most 3rd-world countries, so our agencies probably do work under a handicap.

My understanding was that the-one-too-often-named is a highly intelligent, highly-trained, retired computer engineer who was enmeshed in the highest levels of the Geekhack structure since its early days. I assumed that whatever he did was well within his capabilities.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Michael on Sun, 01 February 2015, 10:29:37
(http://i.imgur.com/4yZWoW2.jpg)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: baldgye on Sun, 01 February 2015, 10:35:25
The real reason to come to GH and be a member here is so that you can buy $7,000 clacks.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: paicrai on Sun, 01 February 2015, 10:41:16
The best way to become an elitist
you mean to get me to make ****ing signatures for you
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Sun, 01 February 2015, 11:05:31
The real reason to come to GH and be a member here is so that you can buy $7,000 clacks.
Do you mean a bunch of clacks worth $7.000 or one clack worth that much?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: jdcarpe on Sun, 01 February 2015, 11:07:02
Q: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'

A: You shouldn't. Go away.


/troll
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Michael on Sun, 01 February 2015, 11:19:43
one clack worth that much?


Yes. (http://i.imgur.com/BE0nRjb.jpg)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: fohat.digs on Sun, 01 February 2015, 11:23:56
Wait, are you really serious?

$7K?

And elsewhere in the forum people are complaining about the best and rarest keyboard in the world costing $2K?

http://i.imgur.com/BE0nRjb.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/BE0nRjb.jpg)

Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Sun, 01 February 2015, 11:27:18
one clack worth that much?


Yes. (http://i.imgur.com/BE0nRjb.jpg)
It is beautiful but is there a reason for such a price? Is it made in some strange/rare matters or something like that?

One must be crazy to buy a cap for that price ...
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Sun, 01 February 2015, 11:29:48
Wait, are you really serious?

$7K?

And elsewhere in the forum people are complaining about the best and rarest keyboard in the world costing $2K?

http://i.imgur.com/BE0nRjb.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/BE0nRjb.jpg)
Well I guess that they may not be the same person. The question is: is $7k just what someone asks for it or did someone really buy it for that price?!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: baldgye on Sun, 01 February 2015, 11:30:45
one clack worth that much?


Yes. (http://i.imgur.com/BE0nRjb.jpg)
It is beautiful but is there a reason for such a price? Is it made in some strange/rare matters or something like that?

One must be crazy to buy a cap for that price ...

You should see the Spumoni clack... that thing is worth $10,000 easily...
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Sun, 01 February 2015, 11:34:48
one clack worth that much?


Yes. (http://i.imgur.com/BE0nRjb.jpg)
It is beautiful but is there a reason for such a price? Is it made in some strange/rare matters or something like that?

One must be crazy to buy a cap for that price ...

You should see the Spumoni clack... that thing is worth $10,000 easily...
WTF seriously?! CC should have done as Bro Caps and forbid profit from his creations IMHO.

Do you have a picture of it?

Did someone really buy that price?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: baldgye on Sun, 01 February 2015, 11:36:16
one clack worth that much?


Yes. (http://i.imgur.com/BE0nRjb.jpg)
It is beautiful but is there a reason for such a price? Is it made in some strange/rare matters or something like that?

One must be crazy to buy a cap for that price ...

You should see the Spumoni clack... that thing is worth $10,000 easily...
WTF seriously?! CC should have done as Bro Caps and forbid profit from his creations IMHO.

Do you have a picture of it?

Did someone really buy that price?

m8 u make this way too easy :P
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: fohat.digs on Sun, 01 February 2015, 11:43:58
Finally found it!

The real answer to your question:

Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Michael on Sun, 01 February 2015, 12:36:27
hue
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Sun, 01 February 2015, 13:18:36
one clack worth that much?


Yes. (http://i.imgur.com/BE0nRjb.jpg)
It is beautiful but is there a reason for such a price? Is it made in some strange/rare matters or something like that?

One must be crazy to buy a cap for that price ...

You should see the Spumoni clack... that thing is worth $10,000 easily...
WTF seriously?! CC should have done as Bro Caps and forbid profit from his creations IMHO.

Do you have a picture of it?

Did someone really buy that price?

m8 u make this way too easy
Have I been to naive?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Signature on Mon, 02 February 2015, 04:06:27
The best way to become an elitist
you mean to get me to make ****ing signatures for you
****ing signatures is nsfw unfortunately
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: berserkfan on Mon, 02 February 2015, 04:59:18
You should join geekhack if you like dumpster diving because geekhackers will spend tons of money on stuff fished from the trash.  :p
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Mon, 02 February 2015, 05:34:44
I'll give you the other side of the question.

The reason I joined Geekhack, is due to the sheer amount of knowledge. I'll admit, I came from Reddit in the fall of 2013. The majority of posts on r/Mk referenced this site, to the point where I felt I need to come to the source of it all. Why get second hand information, when I can get it from the people who know the most? I've also found out how easy it is to spend money.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Mon, 02 February 2015, 07:38:23
I'll give you the other side of the question.

The reason I joined Geekhack, is due to the sheer amount of knowledge. I'll admit, I came from Reddit in the fall of 2013. The majority of posts on r/Mk referenced this site, to the point where I felt I need to come to the source of it all. Why get second hand information, when I can get it from the people who know the most? I've also found out how easy it is to spend money.
No need to be ashame, lots of us came from /r/mk. I did too.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Sygaldry on Mon, 02 February 2015, 08:27:07
If you have lots of disposable income and don't have a wife who will beat you for buying too much crap.... this is perfect!
Also, it's great if you like posting a bunch of GIFs everywhere while feeling like you will piss off the moderation team and get banned....
Show Image
(http://media.giphy.com/media/2DJs60IBNYZqM/giphy.gif)

I have neither a disposable income nor an understanding other that won't beat me for silly purchases.

GH hurts me so good.... am I masochistic or what?  :-[
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: azhdar on Mon, 02 February 2015, 08:29:01
That's why we need to stop the blind hate towards /r/mk.

Each hobby has his entry point and begginer mistakes. We just need to help redditors that want to go further Corsair/Ducky Shine/Razers ...
Lot of people will be more than ok with just a gaming branded board just like they would be pleased with their Dr.Beats.

I'd repeat my words and say we should share the GH content to reddit to show them there's thing to do besides changing caps and spray painting.
And if we do it without linking to GH, but rather build a reddit post, it would be even better.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: fohat.digs on Mon, 02 February 2015, 08:52:59
we should share the GH content to reddit to show them

I would rather consolidate the information than dilute it.

Never having delved into the reddit thing, on principle, I don't know what is there, but between Geekhack and Deskthority there is plenty of information and discussion going on.

Posting something on reddit to point people in this direction would be helpful to them, but shunting chunks of this forum "off-site" would likely weaken it and ensuing conversations conducted "over there" would be lost to readers of this forum.

"Turf wars" are usually silly and detract from the underlying subject. I say let it be, and people will find the right place for themselves.

And there is is the old maxim: "There is no such thing as bad advertising" which is probably at work as well.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Binge on Mon, 02 February 2015, 09:19:21
All the T&A happens here.  I did it for the glutes and mams.

/me winks at Hoffman.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Mon, 02 February 2015, 12:38:23
All the T&A happens here.  I did it for the glutes and mams.

/me winks at Hoffman.
T&A?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: drewba on Mon, 02 February 2015, 15:35:57
All the T&A happens here.  I did it for the glutes and mams.

/me winks at Hoffman.
T&A?
Tits & Ass my friend, tits & ass.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Ngt on Mon, 02 February 2015, 15:37:15
All the T&A happens here.  I did it for the glutes and mams.

/me winks at Hoffman.
T&A?
Tits & Ass my friend, tits & ass.
Ooouuuhhh I won't forget that
Title: .
Post by: esoomenona on Mon, 02 February 2015, 15:52:49
.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: noisyturtle on Mon, 02 February 2015, 15:55:46
Why is GH better than /r/MechanicalKeyboards?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: fohat.digs on Mon, 02 February 2015, 17:21:54
Why is GH better than /r/MechanicalKeyboards?

Because we have esoomenona doing our profit calculations.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Tyrosh22 on Mon, 02 February 2015, 17:28:53
Why is GH better than /r/MechanicalKeyboards?

Because of you! *smooth*
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: paicrai on Tue, 03 February 2015, 02:28:54
the **** is this sticky pinned
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Oobly on Tue, 03 February 2015, 06:39:40
the **** is this sticky pinned

And one reason not to.... ;)

Although the random abuse can actually become endearing once you get used to it...

(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/yoyocici/yociexp105.gif)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: paicrai on Tue, 03 February 2015, 22:40:38

the **** is this sticky pinned

And one reason not to.... ;)

Although the random abuse can actually become endearing once you get used to it...

Show Image
(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/yoyocici/yociexp105.gif)

if you keep this **** up ritual humiliation will become a thing on gh
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Oobly on Wed, 04 February 2015, 07:19:26

the **** is this sticky pinned

And one reason not to.... ;)

Although the random abuse can actually become endearing once you get used to it...

Show Image
(http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/yoyocici/yociexp105.gif)

if you keep this **** up ritual humiliation will become a thing on gh

Sorry, man, knee-jerk reaction. I thought the reason for it to be stickied was pretty obvious - some interesting posts about why people joined, good to have in a spot that visitors / lurkers can see and read.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Binge on Wed, 04 February 2015, 17:47:33
(http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/keep-calm-and-don-t-feed-the-troll-22.png)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Synjin on Mon, 16 February 2015, 01:10:27
I Bro should join GeekHack because Bro gets really salty when he can't win any of the Bro cap raffles in CtrlAlt, therefore he needs to have something to vent on.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Mon, 16 February 2015, 01:11:42
from here on, all new GH members will be banned for no reason... as per CLiB the moderator...
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 16 February 2015, 08:05:59
from here on, all new GH members will be banned for no reason... as per CLiB the moderator...

 :eek:

So all this time when you talked about the mods abusing their power...you were talking about yourself...    :eek: :eek: :eek:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: paicrai on Mon, 16 February 2015, 08:21:13
hoff's beard is a really great reason to join
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: 3Love on Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:58:37
Communicate is always important for interests.
I love keyboard. I am also make  new friends. That why I join in Geekhack.
Also, here has many nice persons. They have already become my friend. I really cherish the friendship.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Michael on Wed, 18 February 2015, 13:32:55
Why isn't CLiB global moderator yet? It's going to improve the geekhack experience dramatically.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: danwomansan on Wed, 18 February 2015, 13:35:34
I'd say the group buys and how every conversation about anything turns to keyboards at some point are enough reason

it's amazing how you guys can turn anything into something related to keyboards.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Wed, 18 February 2015, 13:56:38
Why isn't CLiB global moderator yet? It's going to improve the geekhack experience dramatically.

isn't it obvious? i'd fulfill my ban quota too quickly, which would make all the other mods look bad...
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 18 February 2015, 18:20:05
I'd say the group buys and how every conversation about anything turns to keyboards at some point are enough reason

it's amazing how you guys can turn anything into something related to keyboards.

Not 'you guys'! 'Us'!  You are one of us now.   >:D


Why isn't CLiB global moderator yet? It's going to improve the geekhack experience dramatically.

isn't it obvious? i'd fulfill my ban quota too quickly, which would make all the other mods look bad...

You also need to share the banning privileges.  You would definitely ban everyone and way too quick.  Gotta go easy or we'll run out of people to ban.  It's this lack of self-restraint that has kept you from being moderator of the universe.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: danwomansan on Wed, 18 February 2015, 18:31:55
I'd say the group buys and how every conversation about anything turns to keyboards at some point are enough reason

it's amazing how you guys can turn anything into something related to keyboards.

Not 'you guys'! 'Us'!  You are one of us now.   >:D

yeah but I'm not one of the people who can magically make anything about keyboards

I still haven't learned that one yet
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 18 February 2015, 20:50:31
it's amazing how you guys can turn anything into something related to keyboards.

Actually I've found the reverse recently - so many topics just digress into a GIF posting war.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: paicrai on Thu, 19 February 2015, 06:19:13
another great reason 2 join is free hugs from me
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: nubbinator on Thu, 19 February 2015, 10:27:51
hoff's beard is a really great reason to join

Wait, who is Hoff's beard?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: paicrai on Thu, 19 February 2015, 10:52:22

hoff's beard is a really great reason to join

Wait, who is Hoff's beard?
very lovely to say the least
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: jackalope on Thu, 19 February 2015, 11:17:55
Tp4tissues's posts,  I click everyone and am rarely disappointed.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 19 February 2015, 11:56:50

hoff's beard is a really great reason to join

Wait, who is Hoff's beard?

I dunno, but I hear it's not even the best Beard on the forum.  :-X
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 23 February 2015, 09:47:31
Tp4tissues's posts,  I click everyone and am rarely disappointed.

 :)) I said that the other day and was told I give him too much credit.


hoff's beard is a really great reason to join

Wait, who is Hoff's beard?

I dunno, but I hear it's not even the best Beard on the forum.  :-X

You should take that as a challenge!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: paicrai on Mon, 23 February 2015, 09:49:36

hoff's beard is a really great reason to join

Wait, who is Hoff's beard?

I dunno, but I hear it's not even the best Beard on the forum.  :-X
how dare u Hoff's beard is the best
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: domoaligato on Thu, 19 March 2015, 04:07:05
Contributing to the Making Stuff Together area.

and Demik...  :D
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 19 March 2015, 04:37:11
Contributing to the Making Stuff Together area.

and Demik...  :D

Contributing to demik??
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: domoaligato on Thu, 19 March 2015, 04:50:03
those are 2 reasons to join geekhack :)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Air tree on Tue, 24 March 2015, 06:01:52
You should join Geekhack because of:

#1: Keyboard babes.
#2: fondling artisan caps
#3: demik


And more of those keyboard babes.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 24 March 2015, 06:39:50
#3: demik

Need more demik, hope he is just busy IRL, he hasn't been on lately.  :-\
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Air tree on Tue, 24 March 2015, 06:40:54
#3: demik

Need more demik
Everything needs more demik.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 24 March 2015, 19:30:49
#3: demik

Need more demik
Everything needs more demik.

demik needs more demik!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: sethk_ on Tue, 24 March 2015, 19:49:46
#3: demik

Need more demik
Everything needs more demik.

demik needs more demik!
Right now we just need demik. He has been away for a week.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: ApocalypseMaow on Tue, 24 March 2015, 19:55:35
#3: demik

Need more demik
Everything needs more demik.

demik needs more demik!
Right now we just need demik. He has been away for a week.
He's dead, everyone panic!!!  :p
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 24 March 2015, 19:57:10
#3: demik

Need more demik
Everything needs more demik.

demik needs more demik!
Right now we just need demik. He has been away for a week.
He's dead, everyone panic!!!  :p
That's not really funny bro......the popo might have caught him on his bike again.....:eek:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 24 March 2015, 19:59:08
#3: demik

Need more demik
Everything needs more demik.

demik needs more demik!
Right now we just need demik. He has been away for a week.
He's dead, everyone panic!!!  :p
That's not really funny bro......the popo might have caught him on his bike again.....:eek:

Thankfully, he stopped riding his bike awhile ago.

Whew! 
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: sethk_ on Tue, 24 March 2015, 20:01:27
#3: demik

Need more demik
Everything needs more demik.

demik needs more demik!
Right now we just need demik. He has been away for a week.
He's dead, everyone panic!!!  :p
That's not really funny bro......the popo might have caught him on his bike again.....:eek:

Thankfully, he stopped riding his bike awhile ago.

Whew!
Is he not allowed on his bike or am I not thinking it through the whole way
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 24 March 2015, 20:03:10
He's dead, everyone panic!!!  :p
That's not really funny bro......the popo might have caught him on his bike again.....:eek:

Thankfully, he stopped riding his bike awhile ago.

Whew!
Is he not allowed on his bike or am I not thinking it through the whole way

He's Mexican.  It's illegal for him to do anything.  :|
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 24 March 2015, 20:30:09
He's dead, everyone panic!!!  :p
That's not really funny bro......the popo might have caught him on his bike again.....:eek:

Thankfully, he stopped riding his bike awhile ago.

Whew!
Is he not allowed on his bike or am I not thinking it through the whole way

He's Mexican.  It's illegal for him to do anything.  :|

Except sleep.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 24 March 2015, 20:30:47
He's dead, everyone panic!!!  :p
That's not really funny bro......the popo might have caught him on his bike again.....:eek:

Thankfully, he stopped riding his bike awhile ago.

Whew!
Is he not allowed on his bike or am I not thinking it through the whole way

He's Mexican.  It's illegal for him to do anything.  :|

Except sleep.
And eat burritos.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: heedpantsnow on Fri, 27 March 2015, 12:09:54
I thought he WAS a keyboard babe. **Mind blown**
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: morpheus on Wed, 01 April 2015, 20:49:43
Because


btw how do i embed youtube video? i tried the embed youtube button but it didn't work...
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 01 April 2015, 20:56:15
btw how do i embed youtube video? i tried the embed youtube button but it didn't work...

It's currently broken.

Perhaps that's not the best reason to join geekhack...   :rolleyes:

 :))
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: paicrai on Wed, 22 April 2015, 16:22:39
btw how do i embed youtube video? i tried the embed youtube button but it didn't work...

It's currently broken.

Perhaps that's not the best reason to join geekhack...   :rolleyes:

 :))
the bbcode on gh is indeed a terribad reason
on the other hand my free hugs are a great reason to join
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: burn1nsun on Sat, 02 May 2015, 13:37:32
Because it isn't a 100% circlejerk like reddit (No offence)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: aznairjordan on Wed, 06 May 2015, 00:46:43
Joined geekhack because there was a ton of information on group buys and a whole world of interesting keyboard buys that may or not make it to group buy stage. A lot of what I saw on reddit was just people's keyboard album, usually starter boards. Here at geekhack, I got to witness the beauty of korean customs, which I am currently saving up to get!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Thu, 14 May 2015, 17:48:17
He's dead, everyone panic!!!  :p
That's not really funny bro......the popo might have caught him on his bike again.....:eek:

Thankfully, he stopped riding his bike awhile ago.

Whew!
Is he not allowed on his bike or am I not thinking it through the whole way

He's Mexican.  It's illegal for him to do anything.  :|

Except sleep.
And eat burritos.

Y'all know me so well ;_;
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: eth0s on Thu, 14 May 2015, 18:05:16
Did somebody say burritos?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: PunksDead on Sat, 30 May 2015, 02:26:02
I think im literally going insane, going on 3 years working overnights and im starting to lose my mind. I find myself talking to myself more and more. I ramble on about dull unimportant things whenever i see people that usually turns into something extreme and unfiltered. I casually curse in public and often fantasize about how bad i could ruin someones day by just walking up to them and punching them in the jaw. Im growing out of touch with reality and falling into a make believe fail safe that everything is going fine and will work out in the end. Im losing touch with people around me and am becoming more so a recluse. I rarely leave my house and drift off into day dreams while driving. The days roll weeks and them into months, im losing grasp of the concept of time and feel i may be mentally challenged but no one has the heart to tell me. Im not crazy but the world seems crazy to me. I do things to the extreme, there is no half assing or cheaping out when it comes to problems. Im lost in my own head
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: sethk_ on Sat, 30 May 2015, 02:33:56
I think im literally going insane, going on 3 years working overnights and im starting to lose my mind. I find myself talking to myself more and more. I ramble on about dull unimportant things whenever i see people that usually turns into something extreme and unfiltered. I casually curse in public and often fantasize about how bad i could ruin someones day by just walking up to them and punching them in the jaw. Im growing out of touch with reality and falling into a make believe fail safe that everything is going fine and will work out in the end. Im losing touch with people around me and am becoming more so a recluse. I rarely leave my house and drift off into day dreams while driving. The days roll weeks and them into months, im losing grasp of the concept of time and feel i may be mentally challenged but no one has the heart to tell me. Im not crazy but the world seems crazy to me. I do things to the extreme, there is no half assing or cheaping out when it comes to problems. Im lost in my own head
I smell a HipsterPunk's Fight Club
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: infiniti on Sat, 30 May 2015, 09:21:13
I think im literally going insane, going on 3 years working overnights and im starting to lose my mind. I find myself talking to myself more and more. I ramble on about dull unimportant things whenever i see people that usually turns into something extreme and unfiltered. I casually curse in public and often fantasize about how bad i could ruin someones day by just walking up to them and punching them in the jaw. Im growing out of touch with reality and falling into a make believe fail safe that everything is going fine and will work out in the end. Im losing touch with people around me and am becoming more so a recluse. I rarely leave my house and drift off into day dreams while driving. The days roll weeks and them into months, im losing grasp of the concept of time and feel i may be mentally challenged but no one has the heart to tell me. Im not crazy but the world seems crazy to me. I do things to the extreme, there is no half assing or cheaping out when it comes to problems. Im lost in my own head
I smell a HipsterPunk's Fight Club

Bro...Rule # 1.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: LXXXIX on Mon, 01 June 2015, 11:12:41
I think im literally going insane, going on 3 years working overnights and im starting to lose my mind. I find myself talking to myself more and more. I ramble on about dull unimportant things whenever i see people that usually turns into something extreme and unfiltered. I casually curse in public and often fantasize about how bad i could ruin someones day by just walking up to them and punching them in the jaw. Im growing out of touch with reality and falling into a make believe fail safe that everything is going fine and will work out in the end. Im losing touch with people around me and am becoming more so a recluse. I rarely leave my house and drift off into day dreams while driving. The days roll weeks and them into months, im losing grasp of the concept of time and feel i may be mentally challenged but no one has the heart to tell me. Im not crazy but the world seems crazy to me. I do things to the extreme, there is no half assing or cheaping out when it comes to problems. Im lost in my own head
I smell a HipsterPunk's Fight Club

Bro...Rule # 1.

His name is HipsterPunk
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: PunksDead on Tue, 02 June 2015, 07:13:47
Guys

Caitlyn Jenner...

Would you...? :cool:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Sed8op8 on Wed, 03 June 2015, 06:46:51
Haha
OMG I just saw this I really thought it had to be fake (I was wrong)  :eek:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: tp4tissue on Wed, 03 June 2015, 11:01:22
Haha
OMG I just saw this I really thought it had to be fake (I was wrong)  :eek:

??  what did you see ??
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Darkside on Mon, 15 June 2015, 01:54:39
I originally joined Geekhack because I thought I thought there was a members-only shop in here for buying Bro Bots and Click Clacks lol.  I  am dum. :'( I still stick around to lurk and see cool custom keyboards though.

(I just realized I'll be 1 year old next month!  :thumb:)

EDIT: Oh yeah, I wanted to ask.. Why doesn't my post-count go up? I seem to be stuck at 17 posts. PLZ TO HELP I AM NOT GOOD WITH COMPUTERS!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: azhdar on Mon, 15 June 2015, 02:02:30
Off topic doesn't count in your total posts.
Classifieds too iirc.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Darkside on Mon, 15 June 2015, 02:03:39
Off topic doesn't count in your total posts.
Classifieds too iirc.
Oh well that explains it. Thanks!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Sed8op8 on Mon, 15 June 2015, 03:19:02
Guys

Caitlyn Jenner...

Would you...? :cool:


Haha
OMG I just saw this I really thought it had to be fake (I was wrong)  :eek:

??  what did you see ??
Punks quote about Caitlyn Jenner ....I was saying that I had just seen the pictures and had trouble believing it was real   :eek:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: oledome on Sat, 15 August 2015, 18:21:42
My initial introductory post was met with some welcomes, the information I've received regarding keyboards has been good and the  place just seemed quite relaxed. Something I felt was missing was a wiki and feel the community here could build one in no time if the keys would be handed over. Also group buys here are the group buys.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: ander on Sat, 29 August 2015, 04:31:09
Because, let's face it: If you're going to spend hours every day sitting and typing on a keyboard, you may as well use that time discussing keyboards—using the very keyboards you're using to discuss the the keyboards. Because if you didn't have keyboards, you wouldn't discuss them (using the keyboards). Fortunately, though, you do have keyboards, so you can use these keyboards to discuss, and this should be obvious by now: keyboards. This causes an endless cosmic loop that creates a wormhole that transports you to a place with free beer.


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Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: bcredbottle on Wed, 09 September 2015, 09:29:46
I joined geekhack for the sole purpose of trolling. My first few posts just consisted of me harassing Edgar Matias as a RedditArmie character (I was really into the RedditArmie thing). I still feel bad about it.

The funny thing is, I kept posting and asking people questions about keyboards, and everyone was very helpful. Even the people who were most critical of my troll act (e.g. jacobolus) spent a lot of time later answering my questions. That drew me in.

I think this is one of the few true online communities out there. I mean people really go out of their way to contribute. Hell, there's an entire thread just for giving stuff away, and it has over 4,000 posts. You don't see that on Reddit :)

EDIT: Oh, and ****ing case in point (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=75112.0;topicseen).
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 09 September 2015, 10:10:54
I joined geekhack for the sole purpose of trolling.

:|
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: beehatch on Wed, 09 September 2015, 10:12:01
I joined geekhack for the sole purpose of trolling.

:|

Don't worry, he was ****ing terrible at it.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 09 September 2015, 10:12:57
I joined geekhack for the sole purpose of trolling.

:|

Don't worry, he was ****ing terrible at it.

Well yeah, but it's still annoying having to deal with it.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Jokrik on Wed, 09 September 2015, 10:17:55
I joined geekhack for the sole purpose of trolling.

:|

Don't worry, he was ****ing terrible at it.

Well yeah, but it's still annoying having to deal with it.

/grab Hoff
/touch Hoff
/hug Hoff
/pat Hoff
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Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: bcredbottle on Wed, 09 September 2015, 10:19:56
In my defense, I stopped trolling about six months ago and, as penance, I have donated several times in the free stuff pay it forward thread.

beehatch is just mad because she has a ridiculous name IRL.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: beehatch on Wed, 09 September 2015, 10:28:48
In my defense, I stopped trolling about six months ago and, as penance, I have donated several times in the free stuff pay it forward thread.

beehatch is just mad because she has a ridiculous name IRL.

 :(
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: baldgye on Wed, 09 September 2015, 10:33:56
beehatch is just mad because she has a ridiculous name IRL.

Who doesn't?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 09 September 2015, 10:36:47
In my defense, I stopped trolling about six months ago and, as penance, I have donated several times in the free stuff pay it forward thread.

beehatch is just mad because she has a ridiculous name IRL.

I didn't realize you stopped. :P ;)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: bcredbottle on Wed, 09 September 2015, 10:57:41
I joined geekhack for the sole purpose of trolling.

:|

Don't worry, he was ****ing terrible at it.

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7pkcx6ZeK1qgawlzo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Signature on Wed, 09 September 2015, 11:03:20
I joined geekhack for the sole purpose of trolling.

:|

Don't worry, he was ****ing terrible at it.

Show Image
(http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7pkcx6ZeK1qgawlzo1_500.gif)

Srsly though, I just looked at it and it was terrible (not even close to funny). Well what can you expect from "le redditarmie".
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: ander on Sun, 13 September 2015, 05:11:11
Yeah, but even a troll could be using one of these:


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Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 13 September 2015, 05:19:52
Yeah, but even a troll could be using one of these:


(Attachment Link)

A rich troll :p
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: ander on Mon, 14 September 2015, 21:06:20
Or one without kids.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 14 September 2015, 21:41:45
Or one without kids.

Living with parents.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: njbair on Mon, 14 September 2015, 22:12:55
I joined geekhack for the sole purpose of trolling.

Wait wait wait. You mean you actually set out to troll? Like not, "I'm going to voice my disagreement," but instead, "I'm going to make stuff up just to annoy these people" ??? I've got to know, why?

I remember when your sig was a quote from someone explaining why they were adding you to their ignore list, and I was kind of annoyed at you for wearing it like a badge of honor. But I've seen you come around and offer a lot of stuff in the free stuff thread, which was cool. So at any rate, glad to see that you came to your senses.

BTW, who was it that ignored you? Have you made amends?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: ander on Tue, 15 September 2015, 03:33:01
[or] Living with parents.

Yeah, guess that's more likely with this bunch.  :?)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: bcredbottle on Tue, 15 September 2015, 10:48:37
I joined geekhack for the sole purpose of trolling.

Wait wait wait. You mean you actually set out to troll? Like not, "I'm going to voice my disagreement," but instead, "I'm going to make stuff up just to annoy these people" ??? I've got to know, why?

I remember when your sig was a quote from someone explaining why they were adding you to their ignore list, and I was kind of annoyed at you for wearing it like a badge of honor. But I've seen you come around and offer a lot of stuff in the free stuff thread, which was cool. So at any rate, glad to see that you came to your senses.

BTW, who was it that ignored you? Have you made amends?

I thought it was really funny to make people mad about something silly. But the more I explored the site the more I realized that this was a pretty altruistic community and that annoying strangers for fun is about as childish as it gets.

Jacobolus and litster blocked me. Jacobolus later unblocked me and was actually very helpful at helping me get into the hobby; he answered a lot of my questions. IDK if litster still has me blocked but he hasn't responded in 6 months. I've never formally apologized to them, though I'm thinking I should.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: njbair on Tue, 15 September 2015, 11:49:39
I joined geekhack for the sole purpose of trolling.

Wait wait wait. You mean you actually set out to troll? Like not, "I'm going to voice my disagreement," but instead, "I'm going to make stuff up just to annoy these people" ??? I've got to know, why?

I remember when your sig was a quote from someone explaining why they were adding you to their ignore list, and I was kind of annoyed at you for wearing it like a badge of honor. But I've seen you come around and offer a lot of stuff in the free stuff thread, which was cool. So at any rate, glad to see that you came to your senses.

BTW, who was it that ignored you? Have you made amends?

I thought it was really funny to make people mad about something silly. But the more I explored the site the more I realized that this was a pretty altruistic community and that annoying strangers for fun is about as childish as it gets.

Jacobolus and litster blocked me. Jacobolus later unblocked me and was actually very helpful at helping me get into the hobby; he answered a lot of my questions. IDK if litster still has me blocked but he hasn't responded in 6 months. I've never formally apologized to them, though I'm thinking I should.
Apology can't hurt. Anyway, thanks for the glimpse into the mind of a troll. I guess it was pretty much what I expected.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: whentheclouds on Thu, 17 September 2015, 09:58:28
Jacobolus and litster blocked me.
wasn't it when jacob called you out and said you joined esteemed company in being only the third person he ever blocked?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: linkshine on Wed, 30 September 2015, 23:04:05
From an old redditor to someone fairly newer to GH (lurked for months, been a member for 2 now) the sense of community here is unparalleled. People here are friendly, I've never once questioned the legitimacy of anyones classifieds. People aren't here to make a profit, most everyone is of like mind- it's like a neighborhood from the 50's except we're from all over the world and live on a keyboard.

There are great people on /r/mk and I love that place, but there just are not threads that stay alive or history like this place has. I've learned SO much from peoples tutorials or PMs, I've made skype friends in Scandanavia, I've had people offer to send me stuff I was looking for just out of generosity. It really is an amazing place (plus it has style- you don't realize until you come from a place like reddit how much FLAVOR having avatars adds to people's personalities, am I right??
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Keypurrfect on Wed, 28 October 2015, 15:43:11
Quote
'Why should I join Geekhack?'

To get 5o posts so I can get a BroCaps!

 :)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: absyrd on Wed, 28 October 2015, 15:47:01
Quote
'Why should I join Geekhack?'

To get 5o posts so I can get a BroCaps!

 :)

At least you honest. Do your thing.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 28 October 2015, 16:25:51
Quote
'Why should I join Geekhack?'

To get 5o posts so I can get a BroCaps!

 :)

It is not enough just to join - you must make 50 reasonable posts to be deemed worthy ;)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: zlittell on Wed, 28 October 2015, 16:48:10
Honestly I only started looking at building a keyboard after seeing an image from @keyclacker on instagram.  I started looking around for information on building your own keyboard just to see what people were doing.  I originally ended up over at Deskthority, mainly because of my generic questions and their wiki system.  Once realizing that they are mainly EU based I came here.  I like reddit as a classifieds system and do most of my BST over there (also haven't been here long enough for the GH BST subforum), but I like a forum layout more for community style things.  It is what I am used to.  Plus the making stuff together subforum is what's up.  It is generally where I end up hanging out on most community forums I join.  I think its really cool the amount of people here actually making stuff.  I mean hell, making molds and pouring keycaps is super cool, but the fact that there is more than just a couple people doing it is amazing.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 28 October 2015, 20:49:18
Honestly I only started looking at building a keyboard after seeing an image from @keyclacker on instagram.  I started looking around for information on building your own keyboard just to see what people were doing.  I originally ended up over at Deskthority, mainly because of my generic questions and their wiki system.  Once realizing that they are mainly EU based I came here.  I like reddit as a classifieds system and do most of my BST over there (also haven't been here long enough for the GH BST subforum), but I like a forum layout more for community style things.  It is what I am used to.  Plus the making stuff together subforum is what's up.  It is generally where I end up hanging out on most community forums I join.  I think its really cool the amount of people here actually making stuff.  I mean hell, making molds and pouring keycaps is super cool, but the fact that there is more than just a couple people doing it is amazing.

Making stuff is a huge part of the GH community.  There's all sorts of resources available, and many telented and helpful people lurking around to help.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: linkshine on Wed, 28 October 2015, 20:52:32
Honestly I only started looking at building a keyboard after seeing an image from @keyclacker on instagram.  I started looking around for information on building your own keyboard just to see what people were doing.  I originally ended up over at Deskthority, mainly because of my generic questions and their wiki system.  Once realizing that they are mainly EU based I came here.  I like reddit as a classifieds system and do most of my BST over there (also haven't been here long enough for the GH BST subforum), but I like a forum layout more for community style things.  It is what I am used to.  Plus the making stuff together subforum is what's up.  It is generally where I end up hanging out on most community forums I join.  I think its really cool the amount of people here actually making stuff.  I mean hell, making molds and pouring keycaps is super cool, but the fact that there is more than just a couple people doing it is amazing.

Yup! Thru GH I found that GON Crystal TKL from pilot, and have been in love. I've already contacted a few ppl on here to help me do it when the time comes! I don't trust myself- but there are some uber talented people on here doing that kind of stuff

Making stuff is a huge part of the GH community.  There's all sorts of resources available, and many telented and helpful people lurking around to help.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: mrgoldenzombie on Mon, 02 November 2015, 16:04:58
To not see Poker 2 (Corsair RGBs, Razer BWs, ...)  posts, to not hear Ripster talk BS all most of the time, and to get away from post like "what is best keyboard?" type of questions!  :))
A true home for real keyboard enthusiasts
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: SunPanda on Mon, 02 November 2015, 21:19:39
In order to buy artisan key caps, especially brocaps :D. Also because it has a great, nice community.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: pyrolovesmoney on Tue, 03 November 2015, 18:06:42
I find it to be a little more creative and useful for modification than reddit.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Karura on Tue, 03 November 2015, 18:24:09
"I joined GH so I can spam enough posts to become eligible for the latest Bro sale." :thumb:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 03 November 2015, 20:04:15
"I joined GH so I can spam enough posts to become eligible for the latest Bro sale." :thumb:

Well played :))
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: MeltingTeeth on Wed, 04 November 2015, 16:20:44
"I joined GH so I can spam enough posts to become eligible for the latest Bro sale." :thumb:

Lol.  Didn't happen.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: MaNiFeX on Fri, 06 November 2015, 11:07:51
When I first got into the mech community, I joined all I could, here, /r/mk, and DH.   I found that a lot of vendors hang here, there's a thriving marketplace, and lots of places to learn.

Once I got used to digging through 35pg long forum posts, things got easier.  Most the time, the top post has all the info I was looking for.  ;)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: beehatch on Sat, 07 November 2015, 00:15:43
Lesbihonest, you shouldn't.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: bcredbottle on Sat, 07 November 2015, 11:52:51
Lesbihonest, you shouldn't.

QFT. life-ruining site
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Sat, 07 November 2015, 11:59:34
Lesbihonest, you shouldn't.

QFT. life-ruining site
Actually it's the members. Bunch of scrubs. Join r/mk and DT for a short nap.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: shibataken on Tue, 10 November 2015, 14:02:56
Been here a day and everyone seems awesome.  GH does not seem as snooty as other forums!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: 1swt2gs on Tue, 10 November 2015, 14:12:42
Why should you join Geekhack?

To learn how to properly use gifs!

(http://media.giphy.com/media/W9WSk4tEU1aJW/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Prelim on Tue, 10 November 2015, 14:21:27
↑↑↑↑↑ this ↑↑↑↑↑
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 10 November 2015, 20:02:11
Gifhack :))
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: njbair on Tue, 10 November 2015, 21:19:27
It's a great way to meet two ladies.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: trenzafeeds on Tue, 10 November 2015, 21:23:57
It's a great way to meet two ladies.
nice meme
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Tue, 10 November 2015, 21:25:59
It's a great way to meet two ladies.
nice meme

maymay*
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: njbair on Tue, 10 November 2015, 21:29:55
(http://i.imgur.com/B95ZUNv.gif)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: infiniti on Wed, 11 November 2015, 10:01:53
Gifhack :))

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Edit: I should made this a gif :-[
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 11 November 2015, 10:07:08
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/B95ZUNv.gif)


@heedpantsnow here's your problem, you only had one knife.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: arcvile on Tue, 17 November 2015, 11:21:55
Gifhack :))

(Attachment Link)

Edit: I should made this a gif :-[

 :thumb:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: ANightOnCloudNine on Tue, 17 November 2015, 12:12:33
cus it's ****in awesome
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Vox_PT on Tue, 17 November 2015, 16:31:30
cus it's ****in awesome
This. It's a fine forum. And I appreciate fine stuff. :)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: roaduck on Sun, 06 December 2015, 20:46:42
Wanted to hear what people thought, maybe from the perspective of a potential new member coming from reddit or another forum.


So, why should someone be compelled to join Geekhack?






Well you can meet some very funny. knowelgeable folks on here (and not just single geeks - but it helps! what with obsessive and hobbies that are a bit time-consuming etc) that leave me for dead and I`ve been observed as eccentric on occassion, oh my God I`m getting worse - I just turned 50 and I was as mad as a box of frogs in the seventies!

Btw I work self-employed and burn the candle at both ends and soon I might need some extra strong Columbian coffee extract LOL to keep up with the 20 odd year old fly-boys haha

Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: bocahgundul on Sun, 06 December 2015, 20:52:53
Because its cool here  :p
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: FLFisherman on Sun, 06 December 2015, 20:53:21
If you're coming from reddit (as I did) you should join Geekhack to fully expose yourself to the keyboard community (if you're into that kind of stuff). No one forum is better than the other and if you're really interested in learning all that you can you're going to have to explore all available options.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: trenzafeeds on Sun, 06 December 2015, 20:55:04
you're going to have to explore all available options.

But are you dedicated enough to learn korean just to explore options?
http://www.otd.kr/
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: FLFisherman on Sun, 06 December 2015, 20:57:31
you're going to have to explore all available options.

But are you dedicated enough to learn korean just to explore options?
http://www.otd.kr/

Google translate has got my back. =D

I also bought some stuff from Taobao with the help of Google translate.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: roaduck on Sun, 06 December 2015, 20:58:28
If you're coming from reddit (as I did) you should join Geekhack to fully expose yourself to the keyboard community (if you're into that kind of stuff). No one forum is better than the other and if you're really interested in learning all that you can you're going to have to explore all available options.


This site is not just about `puters and keyboards and lads into keyboards and technology - talking on here is like a great soulmate in the pub - and some have sea-legs (can handle their drink etc haha ) and are a veritable tonic - (You know who you are geekHackers! )
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: trenzafeeds on Sun, 06 December 2015, 21:01:45
This site is not just about `puters and keyboards and lads into keyboards and technology - talking on here is like a great soulmate in the pub - and some have sea-legs (can handle their drink etc haha ) and are a veritable tonic - (You know who you are geekHackers! )

Why do you just talk in ****ing hilarious similes all the time
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: roaduck on Sun, 06 December 2015, 21:55:21
This site is not just about `puters and keyboards and lads into keyboards and technology - talking on here is like a great soulmate in the pub - and some have sea-legs (can handle their drink etc haha ) and are a veritable tonic - (You know who you are geekHackers! )

Sorry to be pedantic but it`s a quarter to four in the morn and I`ve been drinking as people do on Saturday Nights/Sunday mornings - I`m well north of Greenwich (Manchester UK) but grammatically speaking in similes is from the same latin root as similar.

"a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g. as brave as a lion )."

I use Euphemisms far to often and also self deprecating humour "comes in handy" which is both a synonym and figure of speech also it is a truism.

No seriously Im not English or American or Eastern European - I`m a mixture -  Haha - "just because it was born in a stable it doesn`t mean that it`s a horse" haha

My location is the Roman (Latin) spelling of Manchester UK and I can tell you`re an American from the Northern 50 straight away (only kidding)

Why do you just talk in ****ing hilarious similes all the time

Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Snowdog993 on Sun, 06 December 2015, 22:35:05
* At least you don't need to use a 5.5mm deep socket yet.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: roaduck on Mon, 07 December 2015, 05:57:50
* At least you don't need to use a 5.5mm deep socket yet.


Too late Snowdog993 - how to do surgery on an old 1391401 - (of course I needed a slim body long 5.5mm) - The American version `cos it was too mucky - it lived in a bus garage for 25 years and it ended up black from beige! After a jolly good solvent scrub and dry-out it was working like new - even though the case and key caps were stained with sooty diesel fumes - the office tea-lady cum right-hand man wouldn`t part with it.

I wish I had a camera on me - you would have died laughing and alas I moved hundreds of miles away from the garage and lost contact.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: bcredbottle on Mon, 07 December 2015, 06:15:37
(https://images.rapgenius.com/1da5a34191c893a32c375ac19446b8b4.400x265x30.gif)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: gain on Fri, 25 December 2015, 22:47:05
If you're coming from reddit (as I did) you should join Geekhack to fully expose yourself to the keyboard community (if you're into that kind of stuff). No one forum is better than the other and if you're really interested in learning all that you can you're going to have to explore all available options.

Although I did not come from reddit, this is more or less why I'm here, I plan to branch out further but as someone who is rather quiet online, baby steps..

That said I'm very focused on the acoustics of keyboards these days, so I'd love to contribute in regards to that.

Plus it's a pretty comfy place.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: tribade on Sat, 02 January 2016, 00:26:28
Found my way here through r/mk years ago.  Couldn't be happier to be here instead.  Ripster fosters a very one-sided irrational hate fest over there, although it's generally disputed once he says something.  Mostly though, I really enjoy the people here and I love the way the forum format allows for ongoing discussions and group buys.  It allows for real conversation instead of the same set of questions asked over and over again.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: eat_the_food on Sat, 02 January 2016, 00:51:17
Found my way here through r/mk years ago.  Couldn't be happier to be here instead.  Ripster fosters a very one-sided irrational hate fest over there, although it's generally disputed once he says something.  Mostly though, I really enjoy the people here and I love the way the forum format allows for ongoing discussions and group buys.  It allows for real conversation instead of the same set of questions asked over and over again.

/r/mk does not = ripster though. I think that's a bit disingenuous to the folks over there that do provide interesting discussions and content to look at the two as one in that same. I do agree thought that the depth of conversation can and does go quite a bit deeper, reddit, by nature is prone to shallower and repetitive discussion.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: tribade on Sat, 02 January 2016, 08:31:44
Found my way here through r/mk years ago.  Couldn't be happier to be here instead.  Ripster fosters a very one-sided irrational hate fest over there, although it's generally disputed once he says something.  Mostly though, I really enjoy the people here and I love the way the forum format allows for ongoing discussions and group buys.  It allows for real conversation instead of the same set of questions asked over and over again.

/r/mk does not = ripster though. I think that's a bit disingenuous to the folks over there that do provide interesting discussions and content to look at the two as one in that same. I do agree thought that the depth of conversation can and does go quite a bit deeper, reddit, by nature is prone to shallower and repetitive discussion.

I agree with that. I didn't mean to make it seem as though ripster was the only aspect of r/mk. And he does post interesting content occasionally as well! But he is the creator of the sub and he does seem to pop into a majority of posts over there and I find his attitude can grate on my nerves a bit. But there are a lot of good posters over there as well.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: iLLucionist on Mon, 01 February 2016, 15:27:54
GH is the most friendly and responsive community I've ever come across. Plus, if you are into kb's or you want to get into them, GH is the right place. Deskthority also has a forum, but for me deskthority is more a wiki than a forum.

GH RULES!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: starscream on Mon, 01 February 2016, 15:49:51
Why should somone join geekhack?

To be part of the biggest circlejerk in the keyboard community of course  :thumb:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Mon, 01 February 2016, 15:53:43
For the demik. Only place you can get 100% demik 75% of the time
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 02 February 2016, 03:53:20
For the demik. Only place you can get 100% demik 75% of the time

Muted the other 25% of the time ...
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: CSCoder4ever on Fri, 05 February 2016, 21:36:16
Why Join GH?

it's like... oh I don't know, a really useful resource when it comes purchasing mechanical keyboards, as well as some keycaps for those keyboards  :p
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Bromono on Fri, 05 February 2016, 22:01:51
Gives you something to do at work.

And since its not reddit or imgur people don't bat an eye when they walk by and see it on the screen.

They just think its some programming forum that I always look at to answer programming questions.

Thank-you geek hack for filling in the gaps on those boring days.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: iLLucionist on Sat, 06 February 2016, 06:39:36
Gives you something to do at work.

And since its not reddit or imgur people don't bat an eye when they walk by and see it on the screen.

They just think its some programming forum that I always look at to answer programming questions.

Thank-you geek hack for filling in the gaps on those boring days.

Also better than 9gag at the office. Obviously comparing GH to 9gag is like comparing apples with oranges, but my point is that GH is far more interesting to check at work at intermediate intervals than 9gag. 9gag becomes boring more of the same same very quickly when you check it often.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: theoriginal123123 on Tue, 09 February 2016, 17:03:14
Joined cause I scored my first artisan keycap a while ago, and then I found the Making Stuff Together section, and now I'm looking to start casting my own keycaps... Nobody told me the rabbit hole went this deep!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: CoolGrayAJ on Mon, 15 February 2016, 03:17:20
For me, it's because I finally decided to get something that isn't an MX. The moment I got my HHKB, I fell madly in love, and just wanted to spoil it with artisans, coiled wiring, etc etc.

Also, of all the expensive hobbies I've adopted, this one has the better community by MILES.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: swimmingbird on Tue, 23 February 2016, 21:11:45
For me, it's because I finally decided to get something that isn't an MX. The moment I got my HHKB, I fell madly in love, and just wanted to spoil it with artisans, coiled wiring, etc etc.

Also, of all the expensive hobbies I've adopted, this one has the better community by MILES.

HHKB <3

What other expensive hobbies are/were you into?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Vimto on Wed, 24 February 2016, 02:42:42
I had been a voyeur on GeekHack for a while but decided to join when I wanted to get in on group buys and start building my own board. Didn't even know about r/mk tbh and prefer the way GeekHack handles long lived threads.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Weltschmerz on Wed, 24 February 2016, 08:48:46
Well, coming from someone who lurks that other website... Mostly because I'm pretty tired of seeing the same ****ing keyboards over and over again, with a bunch of RGB lights. Not like any of the communities are really better or worse than each other, they both have trashy people and toxic culture sometimes, but every keyboard community has something to offer. For me, Geekhack has a lot more knowledge, potential, and skilled people here. Kinda makes it hard for a scrub like me to contribute. I use that other website cause it's pretty quick and is a little bit easier to navigate (No 100+ page threads there) but it's pretty lackluster in comparison to raw material here.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: LunarisDream on Sat, 26 March 2016, 04:25:04
Learn how to ****post like demik
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 26 March 2016, 04:31:43
Learn how to ****post like demik

Learn how to get banned like demik, too? ;)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: LunarisDream on Sat, 26 March 2016, 05:51:07
Learn how to ****post like demik

Learn how to get banned like demik, too? ;)

Weeeeeell... I heard it's a good learning experience. :^)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Snowdog993 on Sat, 26 March 2016, 08:15:07
To learn.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: alienman82 on Sun, 27 March 2016, 11:51:31
removed.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: beehatch on Sun, 27 March 2016, 12:12:59
Learn how to ****post like demik

REPORTED
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Sun, 27 March 2016, 12:26:27
Learn how to ****post like demik

This is really getting annoying.

If you don't like my posting, feel free to block me. I've done enough for this ****ing community already.






More
or don't, I don't care actually.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: katushkin on Sun, 27 March 2016, 12:42:18
Learn how to ****post like demik used to

ftfy

 :-*
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: alienman82 on Sun, 27 March 2016, 12:43:02
removed.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Brammm87 on Sun, 27 March 2016, 16:36:36
For me, it was wanting to learn more about this whole mechanical keyboard thing. As others have said already, r/mk, like a lot of stuff on Reddit, is too fleeting.

One negative I've noticed so far though... You guys can get pretty ****ing pretentious.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: fohat.digs on Sun, 27 March 2016, 16:42:50
It's a great way to meet two ladies.

I haven't looked at this thread in months but it hasn't changed much.

And there are at least half a dozen ladies active here.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: njbair on Sun, 27 March 2016, 16:50:06
It's a great way to meet two ladies.

I haven't looked at this thread in months but it hasn't changed much.

And there are at least half a dozen ladies active here.
I barely remember posting this... I think there was an active tp4 thread at the time complaining about the lack of women on GeekHack. I believe I was parodying that.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: fohat.digs on Sun, 27 March 2016, 17:11:09

And there are at least half a dozen ladies active here.


I think there was an active tp4 thread at the time


And that is why the proportion is vanishingly small.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: iLLucionist on Mon, 28 March 2016, 19:14:42
I come here because when I say Tope is love and when I complain about cap shine people understand me and know what I'm saying.

Also the nostalgia sharing.. Few people have warm memories using dos or win 3.1. Here those people come and exist.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Faeja on Mon, 28 March 2016, 19:19:18
It's more niche/ hard-core if you will here. It isn't just pokr, corsair, and razer everyday. Also reddit layout is a bit weird for me.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: UTommieTanka on Wed, 30 March 2016, 20:48:53
If you're coming from reddit (as I did) you should join Geekhack to fully expose yourself to the keyboard community (if you're into that kind of stuff). No one forum is better than the other and if you're really interested in learning all that you can you're going to have to explore all available options.

Exactly why I came here :) Your name rings a bell... is it the same on reddit?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: mobbo on Thu, 31 March 2016, 11:44:47
To make it great again.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: FLFisherman on Thu, 31 March 2016, 11:46:07
If you're coming from reddit (as I did) you should join Geekhack to fully expose yourself to the keyboard community (if you're into that kind of stuff). No one forum is better than the other and if you're really interested in learning all that you can you're going to have to explore all available options.

Exactly why I came here :) Your name rings a bell... is it the same on reddit?

Yup, same on reddit.  :thumb:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: LunarisDream on Sat, 02 April 2016, 04:44:45
Learn how to ****post like demik

This is really getting annoying.

If you don't like my posting, feel free to block me. I've done enough for this ****ing community already.






More
or don't, I don't care actually.

*takes notes furiously*
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Sat, 02 April 2016, 22:31:03
Learn how to ****post like demik

This is really getting annoying.

If you don't like my posting, feel free to block me. I've done enough for this ****ing community already.






More
or don't, I don't care actually.

*takes notes furiously*

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Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: appleonama on Sat, 02 April 2016, 22:34:09
I will give you mexican candy filled with lead if you join.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: beehatch on Sat, 02 April 2016, 22:38:33
Learn how to ****post like demik

This is really getting annoying.

If you don't like my posting, feel free to block me. I've done enough for this ****ing community already.






More
or don't, I don't care actually.

*takes notes furiously*

go back to reddit/slack already
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Sat, 02 April 2016, 22:39:03
I will give you mexican candy filled with lead if you join.

(https://images.heb.com/is/image/HEBGrocery/prd-small/lucas-baby-sweet-amp-sour-candy-000256595.jpg)

pic for ants tho
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: appleonama on Sat, 02 April 2016, 22:42:47
I will give you mexican candy filled with lead if you join.

Show Image
(https://images.heb.com/is/image/HEBGrocery/prd-small/lucas-baby-sweet-amp-sour-candy-000256595.jpg)


pic for ants tho

I use to eat 5 of these a day as a kid... pretty sure I'll develop some disease someday
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Sat, 02 April 2016, 22:44:59
I will give you mexican candy filled with lead if you join.

Show Image
(https://images.heb.com/is/image/HEBGrocery/prd-small/lucas-baby-sweet-amp-sour-candy-000256595.jpg)


pic for ants tho

I use to eat 5 of these a day as a kid... pretty sure I'll develop some disease someday

they were just too good to not eat.

vodka tonics always remind me of the green ones.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: nubbinator on Sat, 02 April 2016, 22:47:19
I will give you mexican candy filled with lead if you join.

Show Image
(https://images.heb.com/is/image/HEBGrocery/prd-small/lucas-baby-sweet-amp-sour-candy-000256595.jpg)


pic for ants tho

I use to eat 5 of these a day as a kid... pretty sure I'll develop some disease someday

they were just too good to not eat.

vodka tonics always remind me of the green ones.

The chili lime ones were the best.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: appleonama on Sat, 02 April 2016, 22:50:05
I will give you mexican candy filled with lead if you join.

Show Image
(https://images.heb.com/is/image/HEBGrocery/prd-small/lucas-baby-sweet-amp-sour-candy-000256595.jpg)


pic for ants tho

I use to eat 5 of these a day as a kid... pretty sure I'll develop some disease someday

they were just too good to not eat.

vodka tonics always remind me of the green ones.

these man....
(http://www.candywarehouse.com/assets/item/regular/Baby-Lucas-Candy-Mango-im-130330.jpg)

 I used to buy the 24 pack
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Sat, 02 April 2016, 22:50:48
i never liked those OnO

i dont like mango candy period tbh
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: appleonama on Sat, 02 April 2016, 22:53:37
i never liked those OnO

i dont like mango candy period tbh

That makes me sad.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Sat, 02 April 2016, 22:54:35
i never liked those OnO

i dont like mango candy period tbh

That makes me sad.

this will make you happy

(http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server2500/k2eyh8/products/150/images/863/Mexican_Candy_Pelon_Pelo_Rico__44650.1429405580.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: appleonama on Sat, 02 April 2016, 22:57:28
i never liked those OnO

i dont like mango candy period tbh

That makes me sad.

this will make you happy

Show Image
(http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server2500/k2eyh8/products/150/images/863/Mexican_Candy_Pelon_Pelo_Rico__44650.1429405580.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)


:D fuh this is making me want to go to my local vallarta
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Sat, 02 April 2016, 22:59:36
i never liked those OnO

i dont like mango candy period tbh

That makes me sad.

this will make you happy

Show Image
(http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server2500/k2eyh8/products/150/images/863/Mexican_Candy_Pelon_Pelo_Rico__44650.1429405580.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)


:D fuh this is making me want to go to my local vallarta


there's this place near me that has a tiny room that sells nothing but mexican candy.

you think i can slang to these gringos?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: appleonama on Sat, 02 April 2016, 23:12:44
i never liked those OnO

i dont like mango candy period tbh

That makes me sad.

this will make you happy

Show Image
(http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server2500/k2eyh8/products/150/images/863/Mexican_Candy_Pelon_Pelo_Rico__44650.1429405580.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)


:D fuh this is making me want to go to my local vallarta


there's this place near me that has a tiny room that sells nothing but mexican candy.

you think i can slang to these gringos?

you won't even show up to the store. :))

plus I don't know what "slang these gringos" means
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Sat, 02 April 2016, 23:13:57
i never liked those OnO

i dont like mango candy period tbh

That makes me sad.

this will make you happy

Show Image
(http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server2500/k2eyh8/products/150/images/863/Mexican_Candy_Pelon_Pelo_Rico__44650.1429405580.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)


:D fuh this is making me want to go to my local vallarta


there's this place near me that has a tiny room that sells nothing but mexican candy.

you think i can slang to these gringos?

you won't even show up to the store. :))

plus I don't know what "slang these gringos" means

BET.

im gonna create a mexican candy empire on GH. green tea kit kat? **** that. if you want birth defects from your candy, hit me up.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: LunarisDream on Fri, 08 April 2016, 11:37:26
各位同志们你好
我是中国人,听说geek Hack有所有机械键盘群里最酷最帅最棒最性感的memes,请多多指教,谢谢
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: drewba on Fri, 08 April 2016, 13:23:41
各位同志们你好
我是中国人,听说geek Hack有所有机械键盘群里最酷最帅最棒最性感的memes,请多多指教,谢谢

Hello everybody Comrades
I am a Chinese, I heard geek Hack mechanical keyboard has all the coolest group handsome sexy best and most memes, please exhibitions, thank you


Please exhibitions comrades, ty
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: GreyAmbience on Sat, 09 April 2016, 03:01:36
Learn how to ****post like demik

This is really getting annoying.

If you don't like my posting, feel free to block me. I've done enough for this ****ing community already.






More
or don't, I don't care actually.
What does **** posting actually mean?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: iLLucionist on Sat, 09 April 2016, 07:15:34
Learn how to ****post like demik

This is really getting annoying.

If you don't like my posting, feel free to block me. I've done enough for this ****ing community already.






More
or don't, I don't care actually.
What does **** posting actually mean?

crapposting. Hijacking a thread and posting bullsh*t or whatever. Sometimes also referred to as sh*tposting:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=****+Posting (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=****+Posting)

EDIT: it's an art form. Make no mistake. It takes years of training and trying to become really good at it.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: swimmingbird on Sun, 10 April 2016, 18:49:27
im gonna create a mexican candy empire on GH. green tea kit kat? **** that. if you want birth defects from your candy, hit me up.

Now I'm keen for some Mexicandy
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: ANightOnCloudNine on Wed, 13 April 2016, 20:00:56
Learn how to ****post like demik

This is really getting annoying.

If you don't like my posting, feel free to block me. I've done enough for this ****ing community already.






More
or don't, I don't care actually.
what if i actually am ok with ur ****posting tho, where does that put me
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HouseofSuffering on Fri, 06 May 2016, 01:16:43
I joined because I like orange and the black.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: StickyBlueJuice on Fri, 06 May 2016, 09:19:54
I joined mostly because this place seemed to fit me best.
I've been on reddit for a while and that's initially how I found out about geekhack, but I've already posted more here than I have on /r/mk.
It could have something to do with being a kid in the '90s - all I did back then was chat and post on all kinds of forums like this one.

I lurked both places and this just seemed like the best fit for me, personally.

Other people should join because they feel like they would also belong here, and then make a go of it.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: QuincyJones on Sat, 02 July 2016, 15:53:41
JOIN SO I CAN TAKE THE PISS OUT OF YOU - JOIN TODAY - IT'S FREE!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: ander on Sat, 09 July 2016, 04:23:08
What do you mean "join"? Do we have to actually take a pledge, wear a special tie, submit a credit card number, etc.? Or do you mean just come here and post regularly?


(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/os7udiGUIHc/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 09 July 2016, 23:14:38
What do you mean "join"? Do we have to actually take a pledge, wear a special tie, submit a credit card number, etc.? Or do you mean just come here and post regularly?


Show Image
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/os7udiGUIHc/hqdefault.jpg)



You can't post without becoming a member, hence "joining".
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Mon, 11 July 2016, 11:42:55
Cause I'm here and I'm dope as ****.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: nubbinator on Sat, 16 July 2016, 01:00:33
i never liked those OnO

i dont like mango candy period tbh

That makes me sad.

this will make you happy

Show Image
(http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server2500/k2eyh8/products/150/images/863/Mexican_Candy_Pelon_Pelo_Rico__44650.1429405580.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)


HOW DID I JUST NOW SEE THIS ****ING AMAZING POST ABOUT ****ING AWESOME ****?!?!?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: juahenza on Sat, 16 July 2016, 02:30:15
They said there will be free Cheetos giveaway  :-[
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: nubbinator on Sat, 16 July 2016, 02:34:34
They said there will be free Cheetos giveaway  :-[

**** it.  If you're in the US, PM me that ****ing addy and I will get you some damn Cheetos.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: demik on Sat, 16 July 2016, 07:10:17
Nubs how drunk
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: romevi on Fri, 22 July 2016, 12:34:11
They said there will be free Cheetos giveaway  :-[

As opposed to paid Cheetos giveaway?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Rally Man on Tue, 09 August 2016, 10:56:43
At the time this was the only keyboard community that I knew off.  And reddit was not in my cross hairs (still isn't).  Back in 2010 there wasn't much out there.  And in comparison with the GH community, there still isn't.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: C5Allroad on Fri, 30 September 2016, 09:18:15

So, why should someone be compelled to join Geekhack?

Mostly because of Tp.

Or maybe because of the fact that we don't attack people for not using the search button as often as people of reddit do.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Fictiouz on Fri, 30 September 2016, 09:21:21

So, why should someone be compelled to join Geekhack?

Mostly because of Tp.

Or maybe because of the fact that we don't attack people for not using the search button as often as people of reddit do.

Maybe people are asking questions because they want to start a conversation or discussion not just get the answer; something reddit never thinks. Reddit is designed poorly for that though. GH is easier to keep track of updates and statuses of all your favorite artisans and group-buys :D
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: lovechan on Fri, 07 October 2016, 23:34:24
I would like to see the other authors and works in other parts of the world   :D
keycaps are beautiful!
Respect every original author! :thumb:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: ander on Tue, 23 May 2017, 04:06:15
Because you get free Chinese medicinal flying squirrel feces.


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Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 23 May 2017, 21:56:22
Because you get free Chinese medicinal flying squirrel feces.


(Attachment Link)

Call me old-fashioned, but no thank you.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Snowdog993 on Tue, 23 May 2017, 21:56:44
Because you get free Chinese medicinal flying squirrel feces.

That, my friend, deserves the Scarf and Barf award.

The award that would make previous winners of the award nauseous.

Congratulations.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: noisyturtle on Sun, 02 July 2017, 21:52:44
I honestly cannot think of one real reason to join these days.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 02 July 2017, 22:04:59
I honestly cannot think of one real reason to join these days.

Not even the levels of drama there used to be in the old days.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: OneNightFriend on Mon, 03 July 2017, 01:03:49
I honestly cannot think of one real reason to join these days.

Not even the levels of drama there used to be in the old days.
For me it was too be closer to the heart of the artisan scene. There are still some things you don't see in both places.

For drama I go to Discord or Slack :popcorn:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: hapakey on Sun, 09 July 2017, 14:40:55
I honestly cannot think of one real reason to join these days.

I joined to see Ripster posts  :))
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: DaBubbs on Sun, 09 July 2017, 20:28:14
I honestly cannot think of one real reason to join these days.

I joined to see Ripster posts  :))
I joined to see tp4tissue posts
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 09 July 2017, 22:03:17
I honestly cannot think of one real reason to join these days.

I joined to see Ripster posts  :))

And you're still here?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: kosm3 on Fri, 14 July 2017, 08:22:46
Because we need more things like geekhacks on the internet,

So go for it and join geekhax
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: yuppie on Sun, 16 July 2017, 23:55:28
I found geekhack before I found reddit's /r/mk and /r/mm, but reddit was just seemed more accessible and the flow of goods on /r/mm offers the illusion of abundance.

I know this is where the history is and this is where you'll find a "fuller" experience in regards to the greater keyboards commune.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Blanched_Almond on Sun, 23 July 2017, 04:28:00
So you can learn more.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: ander on Thu, 10 August 2017, 16:43:29
Because I have a fetish for small, precisely organized, brightly colored objects?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 10 August 2017, 21:51:22
Because I have a fetish for small, precisely organized, brightly colored objects?

/me backs away slowly
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Shapey Fiend on Tue, 05 September 2017, 06:03:29
Because it's a pretty good forum and forums are in my opinion a far healthier and more enjoyable alternative to social media.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: ander on Sat, 17 March 2018, 03:03:03
So what I'd really like to know—and I think of this each time I see this topic—is, what's this "joining" thing the OP refers to? Do you have to actually join something here (i.e. send money, receive a special badge, whatever)? All I do is log in, read stuff, and post stuff. Am I missing out on an immense hidden members-only area for real keebheads?

Of course it may be one of those things where if you have to ask, it means no one's invited you because you're the kind of person who asks about this stuff, and who wants peeps like that hanging around? Let's face it, you can't win. Still, I'm wondering.


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Yikes. Okay, I know it's not that.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: duckboi on Sat, 17 March 2018, 08:13:37
Yikes. Okay, I know it's not that.

You have to join with your keyboard to be a part of geekhack.  :eek:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 17 March 2018, 17:49:09
So what I'd really like to know—and I think of this each time I see this topic—is, what's this "joining" thing the OP refers to? Do you have to actually join something here (i.e. send money, receive a special badge, whatever)? All I do is log in, read stuff, and post stuff. Am I missing out on an immense hidden members-only area for real keebheads?

Of course it may be one of those things where if you have to ask, it means no one's invited you because you're the kind of person who asks about this stuff, and who wants peeps like that hanging around? Let's face it, you can't win. Still, I'm wondering.


(Attachment Link)


Yikes. Okay, I know it's not that.


http://www.dictionary.com/browse/join?s=t

Definition 4?

To join - to become a member of [Geekhack], by creating an account and signing in.

In the context of the first post, this is in contradistinction to joining (becoming a member of) other online keyboard/technology-related forums.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 19 March 2018, 19:15:13
So what I'd really like to know—and I think of this each time I see this topic—is, what's this "joining" thing the OP refers to? Do you have to actually join something here (i.e. send money, receive a special badge, whatever)? All I do is log in, read stuff, and post stuff. Am I missing out on an immense hidden members-only area for real keebheads?

Of course it may be one of those things where if you have to ask, it means no one's invited you because you're the kind of person who asks about this stuff, and who wants peeps like that hanging around? Let's face it, you can't win. Still, I'm wondering.


(Attachment Link)


Yikes. Okay, I know it's not that.


http://www.dictionary.com/browse/join?s=t

Definition 4?

To join - to become a member of [Geekhack], by creating an account and signing in.

In the context of the first post, this is in contradistinction to joining (becoming a member of) other online keyboard/technology-related forums.

Yeah, there's no secret club here.  :))  Join means to create an account and participate in the forum community.  :)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 19 March 2018, 20:49:15
So what I'd really like to know—and I think of this each time I see this topic—is, what's this "joining" thing the OP refers to? Do you have to actually join something here (i.e. send money, receive a special badge, whatever)? All I do is log in, read stuff, and post stuff. Am I missing out on an immense hidden members-only area for real keebheads?

Of course it may be one of those things where if you have to ask, it means no one's invited you because you're the kind of person who asks about this stuff, and who wants peeps like that hanging around? Let's face it, you can't win. Still, I'm wondering.


(Attachment Link)


Yikes. Okay, I know it's not that.


http://www.dictionary.com/browse/join?s=t

Definition 4?

To join - to become a member of [Geekhack], by creating an account and signing in.

In the context of the first post, this is in contradistinction to joining (becoming a member of) other online keyboard/technology-related forums.

Yeah, there's no secret club here.  :))  Join means to create an account and participate in the forum community.  :)

Although some people do join and lurk.

Sometimes for years!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Snowdog993 on Mon, 19 March 2018, 20:50:45

Yeah, there's no secret club here.  :))  Join means to create an account and participate in the forum community.  :)

Participation is wonderful! Where do I join?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Blaise170 on Fri, 23 March 2018, 08:45:34
I am in the Deskthority Club. Does this count for anything on Geekhack?
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: SpAmRaY on Fri, 23 March 2018, 08:51:43
I am in the Deskthority Club. Does this count for anything on Geekhack?
It's like going to a yankees game with a mets jersey on.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Blaise170 on Fri, 23 March 2018, 08:56:09
I am in the Deskthority Club. Does this count for anything on Geekhack?
It's like going to a yankees game with a mets jersey on.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

So I don't get a special badge?  :-\
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Coreda on Fri, 23 March 2018, 09:07:23
I am in the Deskthority Club. Does this count for anything on Geekhack?

Inquiring minds need to know, is it daytime all the time over in Deskthority land or do they have a night theme as well?

Any secret and not so secret society worth joining needs some velvety dark backdrops.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Blaise170 on Fri, 23 March 2018, 09:20:54
There's no official dark theme, but there are a few CSS modifications out there.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: mkkeyboardvigilante on Sun, 10 March 2019, 17:40:53
So I can give myself more reasons and excuses to drain my bank account and talk about peripherals with people who actually understand how important they are.

Also, I kinda like the vibe here the best. I post on the Reddit board sometimes, but I like the smaller community feel and atmosphere so far. I tried posting on a Discord room just about mechanical keyboards, but I prefer to talk about KBs and tech stuff on Geekhack, Reddit, and in YouTube comments really.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: duckboi on Mon, 11 March 2019, 17:06:56
I am in the Deskthority Club. Does this count for anything on Geekhack?
It's like going to a yankees game with a mets jersey on.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

So I don't get a special badge?  :-\

you only get weird looks from people wondering as to why you're a part of THOSE GUYS
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Sintpinty on Sun, 07 April 2019, 14:31:35
we're better than ripster
Ripster's still cool and all  :(
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: fohat.digs on Fri, 09 August 2019, 13:01:54

Ripster's still cool and all


That should be posted in the "unpopular opinions" thread.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: phinix on Tue, 17 September 2019, 04:06:30
For great community and huge keyboard knowledge base.

Plus you can read all the posts where tp4 warns about Cholesterol !
:D
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: nyry43 on Tue, 17 September 2019, 06:30:26
I came over here from r/mk. At first I just wanted to be more aware of interest checks and group buys, but I'm learning to appreciate the community over here. I like that a conversation can take place over time compared to the day long string of comments on reddit.

It has also helped me to actually try to contribute. Without the pressure of meaningless internet points I feel much more comfortable sharing.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: funderburker on Tue, 17 September 2019, 07:19:43
I came over here from r/mk. At first I just wanted to be more aware of interest checks and group buys, but I'm learning to appreciate the community over here. I like that a conversation can take place over time compared to the day long string of comments on reddit.

It has also helped me to actually try to contribute. Without the pressure of meaningless internet points I feel much more comfortable sharing.

Yeah, i generally enjoy GH more than something like r/mk and it's fast-paced posts and short-term discussion. GH is a place where you can learn, contribute and educate each other while still being active on following stuff like ICs and GBs.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: dingusxmcgee on Tue, 17 September 2019, 07:31:17
I came over here from r/mk. At first I just wanted to be more aware of interest checks and group buys, but I'm learning to appreciate the community over here. I like that a conversation can take place over time compared to the day long string of comments on reddit.

It has also helped me to actually try to contribute. Without the pressure of meaningless internet points I feel much more comfortable sharing.

+1 to this

Definitely appreciate the feel of GH more than Reddit.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 17 September 2019, 11:02:08
I came over here from r/mk. At first I just wanted to be more aware of interest checks and group buys, but I'm learning to appreciate the community over here. I like that a conversation can take place over time compared to the day long string of comments on reddit.

It has also helped me to actually try to contribute. Without the pressure of meaningless internet points I feel much more comfortable sharing.

Totally agree.  Each individual community offers its own unique benefits and drawbacks, and some feel more likely to foster community than others.  The continuing discussion and lack of downvotes here appeal greatly to me.  But like many others, I started on r/mk too, and visit daily. 
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: dingusxmcgee on Tue, 17 September 2019, 12:12:12
I came over here from r/mk. At first I just wanted to be more aware of interest checks and group buys, but I'm learning to appreciate the community over here. I like that a conversation can take place over time compared to the day long string of comments on reddit.

It has also helped me to actually try to contribute. Without the pressure of meaningless internet points I feel much more comfortable sharing.

Totally agree.  Each individual community offers its own unique benefits and drawbacks, and some feel more likely to foster community than others.  The continuing discussion and lack of downvotes here appeal greatly to me.  But like many others, I started on r/mk too, and visit daily.

Someone also summarized (quite well) the roles that GH, Reddit and discord all play as the community evolves.
I think it was in the “is GH dying” thread.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 17 September 2019, 14:59:58
I came over here from r/mk. At first I just wanted to be more aware of interest checks and group buys, but I'm learning to appreciate the community over here. I like that a conversation can take place over time compared to the day long string of comments on reddit.

It has also helped me to actually try to contribute. Without the pressure of meaningless internet points I feel much more comfortable sharing.

Totally agree.  Each individual community offers its own unique benefits and drawbacks, and some feel more likely to foster community than others.  The continuing discussion and lack of downvotes here appeal greatly to me.  But like many others, I started on r/mk too, and visit daily.

Someone also summarized (quite well) the roles that GH, Reddit and discord all play as the community evolves.
I think it was in the “is GH dying” thread.

Ahh, that's right.  Seems to be a hot topic these days.  :))
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: yui on Wed, 18 September 2019, 04:42:18
Personally i joined for the making stuff together, discovered Geekhack thanks to soarer's converter and stayed seeing how the community came together helping each other to make it work of as best as they could. it is inspiring.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 18 September 2019, 09:33:19
Personally i joined for the making stuff together, discovered Geekhack thanks to soarer's converter and stayed seeing how the community came together helping each other to make it work of as best as they could. it is inspiring.

It's always impressive for how long people continue to discover and use old guides like that.  :)  Glad you could find it, get some use, and stick around! 

Completely agreed, by the way - Making Stuff Together has always been the best part of GH.  :thumb:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: dustinhxc on Wed, 18 September 2019, 13:11:40
It is Orange and Black. You can look back at the posts anytime you want. Always archived. Need I say more. Nostalgia!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Snowdog993 on Fri, 20 September 2019, 00:14:58

Ripster's still cool and all


That should be posted in the "unpopular opinions" thread.

+1 Fohat!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: jacethesaltsculptor on Tue, 31 December 2019, 09:05:30
I've lurked forums for years, and When Reddit killed most of them I had really had very few left to lurk.

However Geekhack was different, probably one of the friendliest forums I've been on. I'd say that people here on the average are kinder than on the /r/mechanicalkeyboards

so it's my new keyboard hangout spot.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: funderburker on Wed, 01 January 2020, 13:13:47
I've lurked forums for years, and When Reddit killed most of them I had really had very few left to lurk.

However Geekhack was different, probably one of the friendliest forums I've been on. I'd say that people here on the average are kinder than on the /r/mechanicalkeyboards

so it's my new keyboard hangout spot.

Dude, that's nice to hear! I can wholeheartedly say that GH is way friendlier and more "long-term" than any community I've been a part of. So see you around, my friend!
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: jacethesaltsculptor on Wed, 01 January 2020, 14:26:12
I've lurked forums for years, and When Reddit killed most of them I had really had very few left to lurk.

However Geekhack was different, probably one of the friendliest forums I've been on. I'd say that people here on the average are kinder than on the /r/mechanicalkeyboards

so it's my new keyboard hangout spot.

Dude, that's nice to hear! I can wholeheartedly say that GH is way friendlier and more "long-term" than any community I've been a part of. So see you around, my friend!

This right here, I think I can count on one hand how many times I've seen this on Reddit, I prefer my smaller old fashioned forums.  :cool:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: HomestylePY on Fri, 01 May 2020, 08:51:52
i got sucked in
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: chale_moore on Wed, 08 July 2020, 02:22:23
Why to join Geekhack - I have joined Geekhack to increase my knowledge more, to read the latest new good suggestions of people, tips and tricks, and to get reviews related to keyboard related companies.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Gower on Sun, 02 August 2020, 03:20:12
there is no karma system. so much better like this.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: -Jerry- on Sun, 02 August 2020, 04:13:29
there is no karma system. so much better like this.

BUT HOW WILL I EVER KNOW IF WHAT I’M SAYING HAS VALUE WITHOUT INTERNET POINTS

Oh wait.. people will just tell me? Okay, that’s okay then.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: funderburker on Mon, 03 August 2020, 11:58:30
there is no karma system. so much better like this.

BUT HOW WILL I EVER KNOW IF WHAT I’M SAYING HAS VALUE WITHOUT INTERNET POINTS

Oh wait.. people will just tell me? Okay, that’s okay then.

The only real measurement to know if you're on the right track is when you get a reply with the word "nice" and nothing else. Then you've accomplished something. :thumb:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: Snowdog993 on Tue, 11 August 2020, 00:40:52
I said something before but I don't remember what I said.
 :eek:
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: jeaneallenn on Mon, 05 October 2020, 01:29:03
we're better than ripster
Yes, we are.
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: hvontres on Mon, 05 October 2020, 02:29:15
No cool Icons in your signature on /r/mk :)
Title: Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
Post by: ne0nboy on Fri, 09 October 2020, 22:39:59
I've been meaning to join for ages, usually just lurk reddit.