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Old May 12 2010, 03:31 PM   #16
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

Cos it's a universe we want to live in and we love to make certain its details.
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Old May 12 2010, 07:39 PM   #17
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

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^I suggest you start with your input.
I don“t anymore. But when I did it was because something contradicted something stated earlier in the Trek Universe.
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Old May 13 2010, 01:29 AM   #18
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

Just something to do while waiting for the next series.
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Old May 13 2010, 02:22 AM   #19
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

I hate to generalize, but it seems to me most "hardcore" fans of any genre work have some kind of obsessive-compulsive or "nitpicky" personalities. Sounds like there's a good psychological study to be done here...
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Old May 13 2010, 02:28 AM   #20
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

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^I suggest you start with your input.
I don“t anymore. But when I did it was because something contradicted something stated earlier in the Trek Universe.
And with that, you've answered your own question.

Next?
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Old May 13 2010, 03:40 AM   #21
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

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If there were Peeps serving my meal, that would only exacerbate my stress.
Yeah, paying for crap service is not cool.
Unless it's from Orion girls. Then, whatever...
The only thing I like to see Peeps do is this.
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Old May 13 2010, 04:24 AM   #22
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

I would say it's because the vast majority of fans, that do nitpick, are more than just casual. They pay attention to what came before, are interested in the technology, and truly want to know the backstory of certain things presented. The nitpicking might help to justify their own sort of personal cannon, when the writers get things a little screwy.
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Old May 13 2010, 05:26 AM   #23
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

I think Deep Space Nine says it best for me...

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/67318
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Old May 13 2010, 02:24 PM   #24
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

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We nitpick because we love; if we didn't, we'd say eff it & watch Oprah.
Exactly, and I think that's true of all dedicated fandoms.
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Old May 13 2010, 03:17 PM   #25
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I hate to generalize, but it seems to me most "hardcore" fans of any genre work have some kind of obsessive-compulsive or "nitpicky" personalities. Sounds like there's a good psychological study to be done here...
Off the top of my end I'd say the "nitpick" is a way of exerting control over something that the fan cares a lot about but has little to no control over.

A lot of fan behavior can probably be explained by that basic dynamic, including the common "permenantly disgruntled fan" who loves a franchise but hates everything that is being done with it/has been done with it recently/has been done with it since X moment in the franchise's history.

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: "Each fan kills the thing he loves." Replace "kills" with "nitpicks" according to the severity of the syndrome.
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Old May 13 2010, 03:24 PM   #26
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

I think it could have something to do with the long period of no new Trek after TOS.

People loved this show so much, they watched and re-watched the TOS episodes. Soon they started to notice little mistakes of course, as you would in most shows if you watched them enough. And I think that turned into a tradition for the later shows.
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Old May 13 2010, 03:28 PM   #27
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

Because nitpicking is hilarious. The nitpickers guides are a fun read, especially as you can grade your own nerdiness by how many of them you'd spotted beforehand.
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Old May 13 2010, 04:19 PM   #28
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It's not just a Trekkie thing. Trust me, comic book fans, TERMINATOR fans, UNDERWORLD fans, FARSCAPE fans, BUFFY fans, or whomever can get just as nitpicky . . . if not more so!
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Old May 13 2010, 04:51 PM   #29
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

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It's not just a Trekkie thing. Trust me, comic book fans, TERMINATOR fans, UNDERWORLD fans, FARSCAPE fans, BUFFY fans, or whomever can get just as nitpicky . . . if not more so!
Exactly. Nitpicking is the prevalent aspect of fanboy culture. It was there long before the term "fanboy" was coined.

"I am fanboy/fangirl...hear me bitch."
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Old May 13 2010, 05:17 PM   #30
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Because they have no romance in their souls
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