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8/16/2012 10:15:00 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
How does one be popular and well-known within the DDO community?

Is it to be a genius like Danielle?
Is it to be hilarious like imabench?
Perhaps have passionate beliefs like 16kadams?
Or is it something cheesy, like... be yourself?

What is it?
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8/16/2012 10:24:10 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/16/2012 10:15:00 AM, XStrikeX wrote:
How does one be popular and well-known within the DDO community?

Is it to be a genius like Danielle?
Is it to be hilarious like imabench?
Perhaps have passionate beliefs like 16kadams?
Or is it something cheesy, like... be yourself?

What is it?

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8/16/2012 10:25:53 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
in all seriousness though just be yourself and if youre unique enough youll develop your own fame and circle of friends sooner or later
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8/16/2012 11:29:53 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Popularity on DDO is a double-edged sword. Sure, everyone here likes you, but the less of a life you have outside of it. Popularity here means unpopular in real life.

You're welcome.
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8/16/2012 11:58:40 AM
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I think being popular on here is a delicate mix of having integrity, being intelligent, and not being too much of an @sshat. Someone like Danielle can get away with being a little b*tchy sometimes because she's intelligent, likeable, well-articulate, and open (I won't lie, I find it funny when she emasculates people). I won't name names but there are people who were just general @sshats and no matter what they said, weren't very likeable.
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8/16/2012 12:08:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/16/2012 11:29:53 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
Popularity on DDO is a double-edged sword. Sure, everyone here likes you, but the less of a life you have outside of it. Popularity here means unpopular in real life.

You're welcome.

In actuality, that may or may be true, though in all seriousness, I would equate popularity with renown as well as well as informal respect for a reputation.

But then again, that's my opinion...=)
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8/16/2012 12:15:33 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/16/2012 11:58:40 AM, tulle wrote:
I think being popular on here is a delicate mix of having integrity, being intelligent, and not being too much of an @sshat. Someone like Danielle can get away with being a little b*tchy sometimes because she's intelligent, likeable, well-articulate, and open (I won't lie, I find it funny when she emasculates people). I won't name names but there are people who were just general @sshats and no matter what they said, weren't very likeable.

Unfortunately, Danielle doesn't always get what she deserves, considering what others have stated about and to her. :(
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8/16/2012 12:15:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/16/2012 12:15:33 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
At 8/16/2012 11:58:40 AM, tulle wrote:
I think being popular on here is a delicate mix of having integrity, being intelligent, and not being too much of an @sshat. Someone like Danielle can get away with being a little b*tchy sometimes because she's intelligent, likeable, well-articulate, and open (I won't lie, I find it funny when she emasculates people). I won't name names but there are people who were just general @sshats and no matter what they said, weren't very likeable.

Unfortunately, Danielle doesn't always get the credit what she deserves, considering what others have stated about and to her. :(
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8/16/2012 8:13:31 PM
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At 8/16/2012 11:29:53 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
Popularity on DDO is a double-edged sword. Sure, everyone here likes you, but the less of a life you have outside of it. Popularity here means unpopular in real life.

You're welcome.

^this.

There's really no incentive to be popular on DDO. You gain absolutely nothing from it.
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8/16/2012 8:40:33 PM
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Yeah passionate. 16kadams is very popular around here.
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8/16/2012 8:50:57 PM
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At 8/16/2012 8:13:31 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 8/16/2012 11:29:53 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
Popularity on DDO is a double-edged sword. Sure, everyone here likes you, but the less of a life you have outside of it. Popularity here means unpopular in real life.

You're welcome.

^this.

There's really no incentive to be popular on DDO. You gain absolutely nothing from it.

I've often wondered about the benefits and costs of DDO/social networking. In a certain sense, it's so useful and easy to just jump on and, voila, i'm talking to people. But conversely, I'd rather be physically interacting. 90% of communication is non-verbal, i.e., doesn't come across on this blasted thing. My experience with Alfonzo was a testament to that fact...

But, at least in this place and time, there is really no alternative. I can go to the bars, but the people there cannot hold a decent conversation. Getting drunk and laughing at myself is not always what I feel like doing.
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8/16/2012 11:43:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I challenge any of you to find a community so saturated with intelligence and potential self-foils in your day to day lives. To make a claim like 'being popular on DDO is pointless' is hasty and rash. Popularity on a site such as this is the product of hard work, discourse and applicational education.
I use the site like I would a classroom. I use it to learn, not because I can't be 'popular' somewhere else. But because I prefer challenging intellectual peers.
To put it in perspective: I was the captain of my high school soccer team and started varsity for four years. I was the starting point guard for our basketball team as well. Academically, I excelled and graduated with highest honors. I play guitar in a band and have authored eight books, one which is currently being negotiated with an agent. (And yes, some of the girls even found me attractive.)
Now these are the things that I was good at. The things that I actually put value in: I play chess competitively. I read books in philosophy and study tort law for fun. I love debate and have finally found a forum for it on DDO.
For me, popularity on a site like this, surrounded by people I acknowledge as intellectual equals will be much more fulfilling than any of the acclaim I had last year in high school.
I guess I'm saying, don't detract from Danielle, imabench or 16kadams' achievements on this site. They deserve their popularity. And unlike the real world, popularity here is a matter of merit, not fickle opinion.
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8/17/2012 12:09:51 AM
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As darkkermit said, being popular here means less popularity in real life. And there usually is going to be at least one or two people that hate you on this site, despite your best efforts.

Even the sweetest people like Non-entity, have people that dis-like them (though I think it is only JimTimmy.

Actually I think Oryus is liked by basically everyone. Am I missing anyone?
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8/17/2012 12:10:41 AM
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At 8/17/2012 12:09:51 AM, TUF wrote:
As darkkermit said, being popular here means less popularity in real life. And there usually is going to be at least one or two people that hate you on this site, despite your best efforts.

Even the sweetest people like Non-entity, have people that dis-like them (though I think it is only JimTimmy.

Actually I think Oryus is liked by basically everyone. Am I missing anyone?

000ike and Mouthwash. :P
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8/17/2012 12:14:07 AM
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At 8/16/2012 10:25:53 AM, imabench wrote:
in all seriousness though just be yourself and if youre unique enough youll develop your own fame and circle of friends sooner or later

Oh that just crossed the line, you should be banned!
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8/17/2012 11:31:07 AM
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I consider DDO a social networking site and try to get to know people. There is a difference between getting to know others through PMs and/or playing games with them than being someone who everyone considers "popular" or "respected." Both of them are positive things as opposed to negative.

Also, debating is an intellectual activity that requires a lot of research and good writing skills. When you discuss debates with others and stimulate your intellectual curiosity, you become more "popular" as long as you are not a jerk.

So, being popular on DDO isn't a bad thing nor does it have any corelation to real like popularity - direct or inverse.
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8/17/2012 2:09:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/17/2012 12:10:41 AM, Man-is-good wrote:
At 8/17/2012 12:09:51 AM, TUF wrote:
As darkkermit said, being popular here means less popularity in real life. And there usually is going to be at least one or two people that hate you on this site, despite your best efforts.

Even the sweetest people like Non-entity, have people that dis-like them (though I think it is only JimTimmy.

Actually I think Oryus is liked by basically everyone. Am I missing anyone?

000ike and Mouthwash. :P

mouthwash maybe, but any multiaccount of Jimtimmy hates 000ike to no bounds...
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8/17/2012 3:14:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/16/2012 10:15:00 AM, XStrikeX wrote:
How does one be popular and well-known within the DDO community?

Is it to be a genius like Danielle?
Is it to be hilarious like imabench?
Perhaps have passionate beliefs like 16kadams?
Or is it something cheesy, like... be yourself?

What is it?

Nice try imabench!
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8/17/2012 4:28:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/16/2012 10:15:00 AM, XStrikeX wrote:
How does one be popular and well-known within the DDO community?

Is it to be a genius like Danielle?
Is it to be hilarious like imabench?
Perhaps have passionate beliefs like 16kadams?
Or is it something cheesy, like... be yourself?

What is it?

Don't try, just do.
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8/17/2012 4:40:17 PM
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At 8/16/2012 11:43:31 PM, Axiom wrote:
I challenge any of you to find a community so saturated with intelligence and potential self-foils in your day to day lives. To make a claim like 'being popular on DDO is pointless' is hasty and rash. Popularity on a site such as this is the product of hard work, discourse and applicational education.
I use the site like I would a classroom. I use it to learn, not because I can't be 'popular' somewhere else. But because I prefer challenging intellectual peers.
To put it in perspective: I was the captain of my high school soccer team and started varsity for four years. I was the starting point guard for our basketball team as well. Academically, I excelled and graduated with highest honors. I play guitar in a band and have authored eight books, one which is currently being negotiated with an agent. (And yes, some of the girls even found me attractive.)
Now these are the things that I was good at. The things that I actually put value in: I play chess competitively. I read books in philosophy and study tort law for fun. I love debate and have finally found a forum for it on DDO.
For me, popularity on a site like this, surrounded by people I acknowledge as intellectual equals will be much more fulfilling than any of the acclaim I had last year in high school.
I guess I'm saying, don't detract from Danielle, imabench or 16kadams' achievements on this site. They deserve their popularity. And unlike the real world, popularity here is a matter of merit, not fickle opinion.

You've authored books? Could you tell me their names so I could buy them? I'm in HS too, and very interested :P
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8/17/2012 4:51:02 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/16/2012 11:43:31 PM, Axiom wrote:
I challenge any of you to find a community so saturated with intelligence and potential self-foils in your day to day lives. To make a claim like 'being popular on DDO is pointless' is hasty and rash. Popularity on a site such as this is the product of hard work, discourse and applicational education.
I use the site like I would a classroom. I use it to learn, not because I can't be 'popular' somewhere else. But because I prefer challenging intellectual peers.
To put it in perspective: I was the captain of my high school soccer team and started varsity for four years. I was the starting point guard for our basketball team as well. Academically, I excelled and graduated with highest honors. I play guitar in a band and have authored eight books, one which is currently being negotiated with an agent. (And yes, some of the girls even found me attractive.)
Now these are the things that I was good at. The things that I actually put value in: I play chess competitively. I read books in philosophy and study tort law for fun. I love debate and have finally found a forum for it on DDO.
For me, popularity on a site like this, surrounded by people I acknowledge as intellectual equals will be much more fulfilling than any of the acclaim I had last year in high school.
I guess I'm saying, don't detract from Danielle, imabench or 16kadams' achievements on this site. They deserve their popularity. And unlike the real world, popularity here is a matter of merit, not fickle opinion.

I played football in high school, but was horrible at it.

DDO fits my personality. The people here are much like me, value the same things and in many cases think in much the same way. Such is the reason that I continue to be active on here... I enjoy the people tremendously.

I don't think of myself as an intellectual but -it has taken me all of my life to come to terms with the fact that- I would rather read a book than go to a party. I was never a good "socialite" because I was horribly bored.

I am practically never bored on DDO.
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8/17/2012 4:52:05 PM
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At 8/17/2012 4:51:02 PM, YYW wrote:
At 8/16/2012 11:43:31 PM, Axiom wrote:
I challenge any of you to find a community so saturated with intelligence and potential self-foils in your day to day lives. To make a claim like 'being popular on DDO is pointless' is hasty and rash. Popularity on a site such as this is the product of hard work, discourse and applicational education.
I use the site like I would a classroom. I use it to learn, not because I can't be 'popular' somewhere else. But because I prefer challenging intellectual peers.
To put it in perspective: I was the captain of my high school soccer team and started varsity for four years. I was the starting point guard for our basketball team as well. Academically, I excelled and graduated with highest honors. I play guitar in a band and have authored eight books, one which is currently being negotiated with an agent. (And yes, some of the girls even found me attractive.)
Now these are the things that I was good at. The things that I actually put value in: I play chess competitively. I read books in philosophy and study tort law for fun. I love debate and have finally found a forum for it on DDO.
For me, popularity on a site like this, surrounded by people I acknowledge as intellectual equals will be much more fulfilling than any of the acclaim I had last year in high school.
I guess I'm saying, don't detract from Danielle, imabench or 16kadams' achievements on this site. They deserve their popularity. And unlike the real world, popularity here is a matter of merit, not fickle opinion.

I played football in high school, but was horrible at it.

DDO fits my personality. The people here are much like me, value the same things and in many cases think in much the same way. Such is the reason that I continue to be active on here... I enjoy the people tremendously.

I don't think of myself as an intellectual but -it has taken me all of my life to come to terms with the fact that- I would rather read a book than go to a party. I was never a good "socialite" because I was horribly bored.

I am practically never bored on DDO.

Although I graduated HS at 17, and finished my undergraduate degree just after I turned 20.
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8/18/2012 7:50:11 AM
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At 8/17/2012 12:09:51 AM, TUF wrote:
As darkkermit said, being popular here means less popularity in real life. And there usually is going to be at least one or two people that hate you on this site, despite your best efforts.

Even the sweetest people like Non-entity, have people that dis-like them (though I think it is only JimTimmy.

Actually I think Oryus is liked by basically everyone. Am I missing anyone?

What on earth do I have to do/say to get rid of my nice girl rep :p
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8/18/2012 2:10:34 PM
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At 8/16/2012 11:29:53 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
Popularity on DDO is a double-edged sword. Sure, everyone here likes you, but the less of a life you have outside of it. Popularity here means unpopular in real life.

You're welcome.

If everyone starts to hate me here...would more people start liking me irl?
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8/18/2012 2:15:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/18/2012 7:50:11 AM, tulle wrote:
At 8/17/2012 12:09:51 AM, TUF wrote:
As darkkermit said, being popular here means less popularity in real life. And there usually is going to be at least one or two people that hate you on this site, despite your best efforts.

Even the sweetest people like Non-entity, have people that dis-like them (though I think it is only JimTimmy.

Actually I think Oryus is liked by basically everyone. Am I missing anyone?


What on earth do I have to do/say to get rid of my nice girl rep :p

Use that pinky giiiirl.
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8/18/2012 3:58:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/18/2012 2:10:34 PM, vmpire321 wrote:
At 8/16/2012 11:29:53 AM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
Popularity on DDO is a double-edged sword. Sure, everyone here likes you, but the less of a life you have outside of it. Popularity here means unpopular in real life.

You're welcome.

If everyone starts to hate me here...would more people start liking me irl?

I think jimtimmy tried that strategy, ask him if it worked
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8/19/2012 4:25:26 PM
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At 8/18/2012 7:50:11 AM, tulle wrote:
At 8/17/2012 12:09:51 AM, TUF wrote:
As darkkermit said, being popular here means less popularity in real life. And there usually is going to be at least one or two people that hate you on this site, despite your best efforts.

Even the sweetest people like Non-entity, have people that dis-like them (though I think it is only JimTimmy.

Actually I think Oryus is liked by basically everyone. Am I missing anyone?


What on earth do I have to do/say to get rid of my nice girl rep :p

do naughty things to me :).
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8/19/2012 6:26:19 PM
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At 8/16/2012 11:43:31 PM, Axiom wrote:
I challenge any of you to find a community so saturated with intelligence and potential self-foils in your day to day lives. To make a claim like 'being popular on DDO is pointless' is hasty and rash. Popularity on a site such as this is the product of hard work, discourse and applicational education.
I use the site like I would a classroom. I use it to learn, not because I can't be 'popular' somewhere else. But because I prefer challenging intellectual peers.
To put it in perspective: I was the captain of my high school soccer team and started varsity for four years. I was the starting point guard for our basketball team as well. Academically, I excelled and graduated with highest honors. I play guitar in a band and have authored eight books, one which is currently being negotiated with an agent. (And yes, some of the girls even found me attractive.)
Now these are the things that I was good at. The things that I actually put value in: I play chess competitively. I read books in philosophy and study tort law for fun. I love debate and have finally found a forum for it on DDO.
For me, popularity on a site like this, surrounded by people I acknowledge as intellectual equals will be much more fulfilling than any of the acclaim I had last year in high school.
I guess I'm saying, don't detract from Danielle, imabench or 16kadams' achievements on this site. They deserve their popularity. And unlike the real world, popularity here is a matter of merit, not fickle opinion.

Not necessarily. You could be popular for the wrong reasons, like xxx200. :P