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The 20 People You Meet On Fan Forums

Are you a lurker or a die-hard super fan?

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1. The Casual Poster.

You won't see them for five months, and then they'll pop up out of nowhere, probably needing a favour.

2. The Lurker.

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They're online every single day, but haven't posted anything in months.

3. The Catfish. / Via

SURPRISE! The girl you've been talking to online for years is actually a guy.

4. The Grammar Nazi.


The grammar Nazi isn't taking any of your shit. If you get in a fight with them, they will use every typo you've ever made against you to prove that they are intellectually superior to you, and therefore they are right and you are wrong, because no one who's ever made a typo has ever been right about anything.

5. The Super Excitable, Die-Hard Super Fan.

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Your fave drops a new single. The die-hard super fan's response? "OMG FLAWLESS I AM SHAKING AND CRYING!!11!!11!" Your fave gets caught doing something super questionable. The die-hard super fan's response? "OMG SO ICONIC UR FAVES COULD NEVERRRRRR. SLAY A BIT MAMA!" Good or bad, the die-hard super fan is down for life, putting a psychotically chipper spin on everything your fave does.

6. The Defender.


Basically, this is the die-hard super fan if you upset them. Think Chris Crocker.

7. The Networker.

This poster wants you to follow them on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, be their friend on Facebook and Last.FM, and to read their blog. And they have links to everything in their signature.

8. The Super Poster.

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This person is online all day, every day. If there's a thread, they're in it, posting away. They have an opinion on almost everything and if they don't, they'll tell you that they have no opinion, rather than just not replying.

9. Power Hungry Moderators.


They're online all the time and the forum is their domain. You step out of line, you're getting a warning. Do it again? Boom. Banned. What are you going to do?

10. The Instigator.

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Wherever this poster is, trouble follows. Whether they're criticising your fave or stirring up drama between posters, this person is happiest when people are mad at them.

11. The Rule Breaker.


Whether it's for fighting with other members, for posting off-topic, for spamming, or whatever, this poster lives on the edge of a permanent ban.

12. The Photographer.


This poster is interested in photography and will often post photo shoots that they've done with their friends.

13. The Actual Insane Person.

They're hot then they're cold, they're yes then they're no, they're in then they're out, they're up then they're down. These posters are unpredictable wildcards. Be wary.

14. The Drama Queen.

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This person always has shit going on. They're fighting with friends, they got fired, they're crushing on someone who they can't be with, and that's just on Monday. They treat the forum like a psychologist's office, asking other members for advice, which they never take.

15. The Elitist.

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Despite the fact that you're both on the same fan forum, this poster wants you to know that they are superior to you in both taste and intellect.

16. The Poet.


This poster wants you to know how ~poetic~ they are and will share their art with you regularly. You will compliment it because they go nuts if you offer constructive criticism and who's got the time for that?

17. The Completely Illiterate, First World Westerner.


Although they've sworn they're not dyslexic, it is an everyday battle to make it through any of their posts. Is it text speak? Is it a lack of grammar? Is that even a word? Who knows?

18. The Sexpot.


Innuendo drips from their every post and when they start their own threads, you can bet it's going to concern sex.

19. The Victim.

If you look at this member's posts the wrong way they will freak out and report you. They will insist that they're not interested in getting into drama, but after getting so many members offside, the drama tends to come to them.

20. And Actual Regular People Who Happen To Share The Same Interests As You.

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AKA Friends <3