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Fake Drivers by TomPreston Fake Drivers by TomPreston
This applies to every skill, fandom, hobby, craft, profession, academia, etc. By being condescending you’re severely limiting the entry barrier and being exclusive. “Noobs” shouldn’t be looked down upon because we were ALL noobs at one point. There’s no reason to deliberately make their ascension into your circle any more difficult than it already is.

PSSTT! This is a REALLY SUBTLE satire about FAKE GEEKS!

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Facepalming at the number of people unironically talking about their driving experience rather than the message the comic is satirizing.
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Melanie-sama Mar 11, 2014  Student Artist
This applies to everything. ^^
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The-Hip-Death-Goddes Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It can apply to religion, too. Specifically (in my experience), Pagans making fun of "fluffies" and "playgans." There's a difference between studying simplified beginner material and not wanting to grow or learn or take things seriously.
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warriorneedsfood Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I never got that condescension. I'm just happy when more people like what I like.
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My nerd game of choice is starcraft 2, and I remember just the other day when I was playing with my clan, practicing against a total noob who was pretty clueless. A lot of us were pointing out the obvious mistakes he was making- but then someone goes and says "we must help him and make sure to give good advice". And the rest were like yeah, good call. I guess the moral of the story is: sometimes people condescend people for their lack of skill, but sometimes people also try to help.
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LemonPoppySeedMuffin Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I bet this is how everyone is behind me when I drive :'D  We come from a fast driving state LOL
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:iconmakarovjac:
It won't help at all if said people is way too over sensible.
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KigerwolfRD Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU. This is one of the reasons I watch you. You understand that everyone has to start somewhere, and respect those who are learning.
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fiery-chicken Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am a "casual gamer." I wear that tag quite proudly. I am not a dedicated gamer, and one cannot expect me to know all the cheats or all the best ways to win games, especially games which I have not played. I am a "casual gamer," and there is no shame in that. That makes me no less genuine than, for example, my brother. My brother has dedicated countless hours in learning button combinations and gaming techniques because he is, what I call, a "dedicated gamer." I'm no less sincere, as a casual (female) gamer, when I pick up my playstation controller and go to wreck a few dragons' faces or run around these worlds, and I don't appreciate being called a "fake" gamer, especially on the assumption that because I'm female, I cannot be truly interested in Skyrim, Spyro, Dragon Age, God of War (which I have tried and dislike), and other various games. However, I have been told that I do not have the right to play Playstation games and that I should buy "girl" games and sell my playstation and skyrim and the other games I have invested in. 

While what I said above is true, it is undeniable that sometimes, occasionally, there are people who want to gain status or attention by claiming to be interested in something popular. Still, it is not up to us to "call out" these people. They will either out themselves in the end, or they will begin to truly enjoy it. 
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scnurcen Dec 1, 2013   Writer
"Noob" just sounds like a generally stupid word. First time i heard it i thought the guy who said it was just stupid and couldn't pronounce knob correctly.
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