This time last year I produced a blog for a fantastic Pokemon themed project that aimed to raise money for charity. The year before that I told people in chat. This year… I am going to do both, and more! An exert from the blog read like this:
The project involved a group of students playing Pokemon games on webcam for 96 hours straight. The way in which they rasied money was simple, they would ask people to donate cash to their chosen cause - which was the Japanese Earthquake…Continue
Added by David J- Operations Admin on March 29, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Another New Year, another set of resolutions. I always joked my only resolution was to not make any resolutions. Few people actually carry out their self appointed tasks. This year has seen so much happen in terms of sport and the Olympics, the British Royal Family and the unfortunately numerous tragedies. Looking at all that and more makes you realise that only you can change many of your habits and actions, so why not give it your all this year? On a personal note this is something I have…Continue
Added by David J- Operations Admin on December 29, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Another New Year, another set of resolutions. I always joked my only resolution was to not make any resolutions. Few people actually carry out their self appointed tasks. This year has seen so many things happen in terms of sport and the Olympics, the British Royal Family and the unfortunately numerous tragedies. Looking at all that and more makes you realise that only you can change many of your habits and actions, so why not give it your all this year? On a personal note this is something…Continue
Added by David J- Operations Admin on November 9, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments
So All Hallows Eve is approaching… The one night of the year where creatures that go bump in the night (and I am not just talking about Itai going to the bathroom) crawl out of the woodwork and lurk in search of prey… or just candy! It is a time of merriment and spooky fun as many people across the world don costumes themed on the occult and the scary to celebrate Halloween. In the spirit of this time of year we want to see just how creative the Nerdfighter community can be!
Added by David J- Operations Admin on October 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I have had a few messages and tweets over the last week or so regarding Administrator and Moderator appointments, but I have been away so sorry if I haven’t got back to you yet! This is a subject often brought up when we talk with the users. So I have written a handy guide that will give you tips on how to go about applying and when.
When can we apply for Admin Positions? I think I missed the last set of positions!
The answer to…Continue
As Nerdfighters it is often asked what it means to be a Nerd? Well despite the various different types (e.g. Literary, Music, Animation) there are certain stereotypes that have stuck over the years. So we asked a Youtuber called Ding (Someone who knows what they are doing ^^) to create a video with a nerdy theme. It might help dispel some of those…Continue
As a rule I do not generally blog about myself, or things relating to me. I have nothing against it yet I have never felt the need to. But I have been writing quite a bit as of late. It is this that brings me to write in the dead of night. I have read a large selection of novels from an absolutely massive and expansive universe.
I will not name this particular series, but sufficed to say you are presented with accounts from two different sides of a war. There are many themes…Continue
Added by David J- Operations Admin on July 13, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Hank finally gets a week off after Vidcon and what happens? One of the biggest discoveries in Particle Physics happens when he supposed to be resting ^^. Sounds about right! Hank explains…Continue
Added by David J- Operations Admin on July 6, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
One thing I have noticed when it comes to Nerdfighters is that, as a community we are well connected to one another. Problem is that the site itself is the main way people stay in contact. So when something happens for example the Ning deciding they want to work on maintenance when it is most inconvenient for the rest of us, that contact shuts down. I received around about 43 e-mail's asking about what happened to the site. It was frustrating to have to e-mail everybody back with the…Continue
Greetings friends and welcome to this… well… blog? Ha.
Many of you guys will no doubt be aware that major changes are coming to the community. This means we are going to be throwing out plenty of announcements and updates for everyone. This is where Youtube will come in. We are going to have a channel set up which will keep you guys updated on all the news!
This is also where you…
Greetings Nerdfighters, over the coming weeks we are hopefully going to be introducing a myriad of changes to the reading section which we are very excited about! Some of these include:
Whilst growing up, one of the biggest impacts on my earlier years was a little anime called Pokemon, heard of it? Whether it was waking up extra early to watch Pokemon on SM:TV Live Saturday morning, going to school and playing with the trading cards or playing the legendary games Blue and Red. It's safe to say it played a massive part in my childhood xD. So turn forward time to just under a year ago, when a guy comes into the Ning chat, and announces a little project he has going with a few…Continue
There is a “C” word which upon hearing it can illicit any number of negative emotions. Whether you have been through it yourself, or know someone who has suffered with it, nine times out of ten you will know someone. There are at least 200 different types in the world, which just plain sucks. I have lost love ones to it myself in the past, and know at least part way of the grief it can bring.
But along comes one young man, aged 15, who has gone through it all, and come out…Continue
Many people have been talking about the recent action taken by some websites in blacking out their sites, so here is a little more information on it.
As many of you guys will know today signals the start of an internet wide protest against two bills that are trying to be passed by American Congress. Scores of websites from countries all over are world are blacking out in order to protest these bills. Such websites as Wikipedia,…Continue
As some of you guys might know, we have several changes going on here on Nerdfighters, such as a new website on the way and new Ningmasters (Admins) appointed. So as part of this new appointment process we here in the Admin Team want you to feel you can get to know your Admins more, so we feel you should know more about us. So this blog will start with our new Blogs Ningmaster Thomas. He has been doing a good job up until now, but did you know he…Continue
As many of you guys will know, Nerdfighteria will soon be moving from the Ning Network onto a private domain. This gives us greater freedom on what we can do with Nerdfighters. Owing to this, we are looking to appoint new users to the roles of Ningmasters, or Admins as they will be known on the new system. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who love the site as much as we do, to join us in helping transfer over and improving the place we love. So if you have a…Continue
Aside from the VlogBrothers and my ego (heh), Doctor Who is quintessential in the existence of Nerdfighters. I mean from the Forums to the Chat there is a very large chance someone is discussing the finer points of the show. As someone who watches it but does not delve too deeply into the inner workings I am intrigued to hear other people's opinions. Such…Continue
Just a quick blog post to let you guys know about a few wee changes that have been made to the Nerdfighters page:
> You may have noticed at the top of the page that the tabs have changed, they have simply been re-organised in alphabetical order, just to make things easier to find!
> On the Blogs tab, if you hover your mouse over it several blogs have been added there so you can find them easier. Now you find all the lastest…
Someone came into the chat a little while ago linking a small project a few people are doing over on ustream.tv. So I looked into it. A group of teenagers have been playing Pokemon for the last few days live in order to raise money for the Japanese Disaster. They have been going non-stop for a few days and will continue to do so until 7PM (GMT) tomorrow.