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'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« 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?





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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 09:57:01 »
Community.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #2 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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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:00:40 »
The best way to become an elitist
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:04:11 »
piss off the moderation team and get banned....
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #6 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!  :))

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:10:02 »
we're better than ripster
tp thread is tp thread
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:10:23 »
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:13:10 »
No he's not around.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:13:51 »
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #13 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....

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:24:20 »
geekhack is the birth place of pretty much everything

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #15 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

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #16 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 )
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #19 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.
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:32:26 »
I wonder why Computer-Lab in Basement isn't replying. Did he get shadowbanned?

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:32:37 »
Can we stop saying that name please? I was in a good mood...
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:34:01 »
surely you mean gifhack.... :p
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:34:04 »
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:36:05 »
we take whats on imgur and post it here.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #25 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
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everything gh loves is mostly thanks to the koreans.

now keycaps, you can thank gh.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:41:38 »
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #28 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"?

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #29 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?
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #30 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.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #31 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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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #32 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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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #33 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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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:51:39 »
So this is where clacks originated then? I never really know how it all started.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #35 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.
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #36 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 and this https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=24462.0
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:53:05 »
Is geekhack where ripster started, or was he a part of any other forums previously?

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #38 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:

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 10:55:14 »
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #40 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:

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #41 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.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 11:18:50 »
Everybody needs somebody sometimes ^-^

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #43 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.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #44 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.
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #45 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.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 11:37:04 »
I think more people should move beyond joining geekhack and actually participate.

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #47 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!
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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #48 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

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Re: 'Why should I join Geekhack?'
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 30 January 2015, 12:09:51 »
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