Do you tell people you go on a video game forum?

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#1  Edited By SSValis

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.

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#2  Edited By JasonR86

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.

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#3  Edited By Milkman

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

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#4  Edited By iam3green

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

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#5  Edited By intro

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.

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#6  Edited By jkuc316

Not to everyone, but at least to my friends

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#7  Edited By Vextroid

Only to my gaming friends.

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#8  Edited By PillClinton

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

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#9  Edited By hatking

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...

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#10  Edited By LiquidPrince

Not unless they ask if I do.

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#11  Edited By Claude

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

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

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#13  Edited By probablytuna

Only in relevant conversations.

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#14  Edited By tim_the_corsair

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.

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#15  Edited By bakumatsu
@iam3green said:
no, i don't tell people that i do that. i just tell people that i like video games a lot.
This.
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#16  Edited By pantzing_nome

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

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#17  Edited By jacdg

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.

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#18  Edited By OllyOxenFree
@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?
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@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
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#20  Edited By Kjellm87

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.

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#21  Edited By HandsomeDead

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.

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#22  Edited By TheGreatGuero

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

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#23  Edited By BraveToaster

No one has ever asked.

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Nah man. that kill da status dont wan that.

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#25  Edited By Contro

No, it's a dirty secret.

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#26  Edited By jacdg
@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.
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#27  Edited By PhatSeeJay

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.

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#28  Edited By guiseppe

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?!".

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#29  Edited By ShockD

Yeah, if they seem to care.

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#30  Edited By Vexxan

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

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#31  Edited By mesklinite
@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.
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#32  Edited By zeforgotten

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

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#33  Edited By penguindust

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. 

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#34  Edited By MideonNViscera

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

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#35  Edited By Twisted_Scot

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.

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#36  Edited By SMTDante89

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

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#37  Edited By IchiroYagiza

Only if they ask, otherwise...no.
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#38  Edited By mattbosten

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. 

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#39  Edited By Nux

I've told my friends about Giantbomb.
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#40  Edited By xpxTomxqx

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

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#41  Edited By EpicSteve

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

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#42  Edited By Yummylee

It's my way of greeting people.

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

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#44  Edited By BabyChooChoo
@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
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#45  Edited By Canberra

I'm never really here so no.

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#46  Edited By FesteringNeon

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?

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#47  Edited By Crixaliz

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

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#48  Edited By c1337us

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.

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#49  Edited By crusader8463

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.

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#50  Edited By Zapbrader

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?