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Old May 11 2010, 11:02 PM   #1
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Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

Yes, why?

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Old May 12 2010, 01:30 AM   #2
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^I suggest you start with your input.
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Old May 12 2010, 01:34 AM   #3
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

To answer the OP:

When you live in a basement and cannot get dates... you have to do something! Why not nitpick?
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Old May 12 2010, 01:37 AM   #4
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

We nitpick because we love; if we didn't, we'd say eff it & watch Oprah.
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Old May 12 2010, 01:39 AM   #5
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

^ Quite true.

It's like when sports fans boo somebody. You don't waste time booing players you don't like, or at least respect. Curt Schilling said once (about Yankee fans) - "If they boo you, as a visiting player, that just means you don't suck."
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Old May 12 2010, 02:06 AM   #6
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
"If they boo you, as a visiting player, that just means you don't suck."
BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! Indeed.
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Old May 12 2010, 02:09 AM   #7
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Also fans will often boo those *on their own team* for not performing up to standards. Javier Vazquez, for example.
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Old May 12 2010, 02:15 AM   #8
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Also fans will often boo those *on their own team* for not performing up to standards. Javier Vazquez, for example.
Or Spock's Brain.
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Old May 12 2010, 02:15 AM   #9
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Probably doesn't help that the plot holes and inconsistancies in Star Trek are more glaring than any other fiction.
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Old May 12 2010, 02:16 AM   #10
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Probably doesn't help that the plot holes and inconsistancies in Star Trek are more glaring than any other fiction.
My phaser is set to kill.
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Old May 12 2010, 02:49 AM   #11
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

Honestly, I think you'll find fans of anything love to nitpick whatever they are a fan of. It's all part of the fun!
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Old May 12 2010, 02:58 AM   #12
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Re: Why Do Trekkies Love To Nitpick?

Also think of when you last got bad service (or bad food) at your favorite restaurant. As much as you might love the place, you're still going to complain if you're not treated well.
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Old May 12 2010, 03:12 AM   #13
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
Also think of when you last got bad service (or bad food) at your favorite restaurant. As much as you might love the place, you're still going to complain if you're not treated well.
I'd just figure the peeps serving were just having a stressful day is all. Unless it happened more than once.
I'd go back to my food replicator at that point.
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Old May 12 2010, 03:14 AM   #14
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Also think of when you last got bad service (or bad food) at your favorite restaurant. As much as you might love the place, you're still going to complain if you're not treated well.
I'd just figure the peeps serving were just having a stressful day is all. Unless it happened more than once.
If there were Peeps serving my meal, that would only exacerbate my stress.
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Old May 12 2010, 03:24 AM   #15
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post

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...
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