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#1 Edited by SSValis (1136 posts) -

I don't think it's anything to be ashamed of or anything I just don't want people knowing my business, for me at least. Do you ever bring it up in conversation? Not just to promote GB . I wouldn't tell a girl I was interested in because I think it's best to keep some mystery,.. after time maybe. Or are you just a badass that doesn't give a damn about what people know about you? If so I greatly envy you and I'm trying to get into that state of mind. This is starting to be a mindless ramble so yea.....?
 
 
 
EDIT: I don't mean random people, I mean people you talk to on a daily basis. Like if you're in a chat and someone asked what you are up to. Honestly I'd be more likely to tell people about my porn habit than my gaming forum habit. Basically because I don't want people taking my post out of context.

#2 Posted by JasonR86 (9710 posts) -

I don't just go around telling everyone everything I do online but I wouldn't be ashamed about it if I were to be asked.

#3 Posted by Milkman (16800 posts) -

I'm not sure why I would ever have to tell anyone that. 

#4 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

no, i don't tell people that i do that. i just tell people that i like video games a lot.

#5 Posted by Intro (1207 posts) -

I don't bring it up in average conversations, but I tell my friends who I play 360 with.
 
The worst that can happen is you get made fun of and if you're mature enough, you don't give a shit. I have thousands of post on other forums.

#6 Posted by jkuc316 (981 posts) -

Not to everyone, but at least to my friends

#7 Posted by Vextroid (1405 posts) -

Only to my gaming friends.

#8 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

Yep, I go up to hot chicks and tell 'em to go on the Giant Bomb forums and join in on the discussions.  

#9 Posted by HatKing (5953 posts) -

I might mention an "online forum" or something to most of my friends.  It's not that I'm hiding it though--my girlfriend is watching me type this. hah...

#10 Posted by LiquidPrince (15949 posts) -

Not unless they ask if I do.

#11 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I tell everyone I know about Giant Bomb. I even posted shit on facebook about Giant Bomb.

#12 Posted by Soapy86 (2621 posts) -

I don't throw it around or anything, but if someone asks or if someone "catches" me, I'm not embarrassed by it. 

#13 Posted by probablytuna (3666 posts) -

Only in relevant conversations.

#14 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

I'll talk about the Whiskey sites if they come up organically in a conversation, but I don't feel the need to say 'fuck I love me some GB' randomly to people.

#15 Posted by Bakumatsu (355 posts) -
@iam3green said:
no, i don't tell people that i do that. i just tell people that i like video games a lot.
This.
#16 Posted by pantzing_nome (583 posts) -

It's never come up in conversations so I haven't said anything.  

#17 Edited by JacDG (2126 posts) -

I have a yellow T-shirt that say "I love video game forums", written in bright pink. I wear it all the time... And I mean ALL the time, I never take it off, it's quite disgusting actually.

#18 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4973 posts) -
@JacDG said:
I have a yellow T-shirt that say "I love video game forums", written in bright pink. I wear it all the time... And I mean ALL the time, I never take it off, it's quite disgusting actually.
So the shirt was white before?
#19 Posted by ChristianCastillo (1178 posts) -
@JacDG said:
I have a yellow T-shirt that say "I love video game forums", written in bright pink. I wear it all the time... And I mean ALL the time, I never take it off, it's quite disgusting actually.
ewwww
#20 Edited by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -

I wouldn't recommend it to anyone really, while it is fun it has some downsides when it comes to simply enjoy games.
If they want to join a forum they will find one.

#21 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

I know three people who post on this site and none of them know I am me. In fact, I was once told i should post on here because I'd really get on well with that HandsomeDead chick.

#22 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Are you suggesting that I have contact with people outside of this forum? Ha. You're crazy!

#23 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -

No one has ever asked.

#24 Posted by RepThePlantDawg420 (131 posts) -

Nah man. that kill da status dont wan that.

#25 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

No, it's a dirty secret.

#26 Posted by JacDG (2126 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
@JacDG said:
I have a yellow T-shirt that say "I love video game forums", written in bright pink. I wear it all the time... And I mean ALL the time, I never take it off, it's quite disgusting actually.
So the shirt was white before?
No, it was Red.
#27 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

I walk around wearing a shirt with "I'm a Game Maker" written on the front (My education was named Game Maker). I have no shame.

#28 Posted by guiseppe (2841 posts) -

If it has something to do with what I'm about to say, sure. But I don't go around saying "hey, did you know I hang out on video game forums?!".

#29 Posted by ShockD (2401 posts) -

Yeah, if they seem to care.

#30 Posted by Vexxan (4621 posts) -

I dont think anyone would ever ask but I wouldnt deny it if they did.

#31 Posted by Mesklinite (804 posts) -
@JasonR86 said:
I don't just go around telling everyone everything I do online but I wouldn't be ashamed about it if I were to be asked.
This. It's not how I would start a conversation.
#32 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I do yeah. 
I sometimes start conversations with: "I was browings Giantbomb the other day and saw...."  
 
Don't see why anyone would be ashamed of that. Unless they're just fake when it comes to how they act towards their friends

#33 Posted by PenguinDust (12520 posts) -

Yes, but I don't tell them which one.  Since no one I know is an avid gamer, I don't want them reading all the silly stuff I post out of context.  I wouldn't mind telling another gamer if I knew one.  This is why I play mostly single-player games. 

#34 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

I don't really travel in circles where internet browsing is a topic of conversation.

#35 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1177 posts) -

Why yes it's the title of my up-coming novel "Hey everyone, I post on the Giantbomb forums" by Twisted Scot  w/ Foreword by Gary Busey.
 
But if someone asks what sites I post on I'll tell them, don't see the issue.

#36 Edited by SMTDante89 (2581 posts) -

Only to my close gamer friends.  They can usually understand what I'm talking about and sometimes even understand.

#37 Posted by IchiroYagiza (442 posts) -

Only if they ask, otherwise...no.
#38 Posted by MattBosten (497 posts) -

I'll talk about it if it comes up. It rarely comes up and usually there is something that'll trigger the conversation; for example, a couple of weeks back I was wearing the 'Lincoln Force' shirt and a friend asked what it was about. 

#39 Posted by Nux (2360 posts) -

I've told my friends about Giantbomb.
Online
#40 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -

A few people know I do, like my gaming friends and my girlfriend who has no interest in gaming whatsoever (apart from MK:DS)

#41 Posted by EpicSteve (6487 posts) -

No one I'm friends with know what a forum is. 

#42 Posted by Yummylee (21656 posts) -

It's my way of greeting people.

#43 Posted by Bucketdeth (8012 posts) -

My friends know I do, not ashamed of something I enjoy.

#44 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4516 posts) -
@JasonR86 said:
I don't just go around telling everyone everything I do online but I wouldn't be ashamed about it if I were to be asked.
This x2
#45 Posted by Canberra (1065 posts) -

I'm never really here so no.

#46 Edited by FesteringNeon (2164 posts) -

I know the exact same feeling, it's like I'm a closet nerd and I give a damn about people who were in high school with me (small town)... Honestly though, who gives a fuck? (I guess I do : / ) I feel kinda old to be this into games at my age (28), and anything game related on my Facebook page. Tis why  I keep all gaming conversations here, but it doesn't really take a whole lot of mystery solving if someone wants to look into it. 
 
But, no I don't tell people beyond my closest friends... I think i'd get paranoid they're following my posts here or something, and I'm pretty sure they have anything better to do than actually doing that.
 
EDIT: Oh and I noticed I mention my age, post pictures of myself etc maybe to minimize the creep factor quite a bit? Somehow it makes me feel better about being on a site accessed by kids and adults, who I am and what I look like.. maybe to justify this as closer to normal?

#47 Posted by Crixaliz (782 posts) -

No, since I don't know anyone that actually plays video games (some play CoD and only CoD so that doesn't really count)

#48 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

If it comes up for some reason I will say so. But I do not go around wearing a t-shirt that says I hang out on video game forums or anything it's hardly an interesting topic of conversation. Also I have been barely coming onto the forums for a long time anyway so it's not all that accurate.

#49 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

No I don't just randomly walk up to people and tell them I post on a gaming forum. It has never come up in conversation ether, so no one knows I do it, but it's not out of some dark secret shame of it. If anyone asked I would tell them I posted here and I wouldn't care what they thought. Someone that would get worked up over something as dumb as that isn't someone I would want to be around anyway, so it would just be a good way to weed out the dumb people.

#50 Edited by Zapbrader (174 posts) -

In my perspective, telling someone that I go on forums is like telling someone that I listen to Rock music. Do people spend copious amounts of time on forums that it becomes something that you can confess to other people?