So I found this article on the BBC News website, and I answered the questions at the bottom, and mentioned Nerdfighters. I think we should all do the same, and show the BBC just how positive being a nerd has become--just in the last five years. Who's with me?
They just wrote a whole article about how the words 'nerd' and 'geek' have changed over the years so I'm not sure what you think we're showing them, they seem pretty aware that plenty of people are happy to be defined by those terms.
I don't care about anything though, I'm a nihilist. Do what you will.
The thing is, they're very nice about nerds, but they don't show what nerds can do. The "nerd" and "geek" in their article are passive terms, people who are passionate about the things they enjoy, and will go on to make lots of money as software engineers, but not the people who go out and meet others who share their interests, or go out and decrease worldsuck, or in fact study any discipline beyond computers and software.
In short, they understand the nerd, but not the infinitely more important Nerd-Fighter. And I'm really not sure how you can be a Nerdfighter and a nihilist; they seem mutually exclusive to me. Nerdfighters all believe in something, even if it's just that other nerdfighters are nice people and that worldsuck needs to be decreased.