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September 23rd, 2013, 17:11
I'm currently experiencing the "dark side of nerdism" side of gaming : As long as I don't know everything mechanic-wise or otherwise within a game, I'm considered irrelevant. And my opinion of course as well.

It boils down to saying to people that their opinion ( ! ) is irrelevant, simply because they don't know a game enough.

In the end, projecting this issue further on, it means that in ANY forum I'm in, I can be thrown out (mentally) because I don't know what the forum is about good enough.

I call this the "dark side of nerdism", because this basically means that
social status = based on grade of knowledge.

Who doesn't know enough gets an lower social status (e.g. in an discussion) than those people who know the thing the forum is about much better. And at the top of this … "Knowledgecracy" or "Technocracy" stands the Nerd.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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