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Whats your opinion about these fuckin pozers who exhibit their music in many "pozer" ways and want to showing themselfs all the time. And i dont mean only famous guys but people who listen to metal and do that just for the image. I mean whats the point of listen to metal and not feel it. Sick bastards.

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Why bother worrying about the reasons you assume people have for listening to certain music or dressing a certain way? It's not like it cheapens your experience' date=' is it? Caring about stuff like that is a waste of time. Let it go.[/quote'] Indeed, as worrying about fashion over the music is something that a "poser" would do, concentrating on clothing in a negative way is no different. Most of the metal fans I know on this forum and others don't "look the part", as well as some IRL. One of the other forums I'm on with the really knowledgeable group only has one other guy with long hair besides me, most of them are middle aged dudes that were there when I happened and have been diehards ever since. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2
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If it bothers you that people dress a certain way and listen to certain music for certain reasons I hate to say it but you need to get your priorities straight. People will listen to music for a plethora of different reasons and no one can influence that (nor should they). Mind you I'm one to talk given my genre-defining ways but hey I'm sick of people claiming something is metal when it isn't.

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Well guys i didnt meant the way the dress or look like. I am talking about the exhibit of their knowledge. I knew a guy who cross-examine every person he knew just to make them feel uncomfortable. I( mean why someone wants to do that? The long hair the fashion etc is something i do too cause i like it. I think you misunderstood the question.

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You did ask about people "exhibiting"themselves and doing it "for the image"... as far as people making fun of each other about their music knowledge online, I don't know anyone like that. But from other posts on here I gather it happens a lot. Sounds like the usual bullshit hazing kids give one another in any group. I bet they grow out of it.

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sorry i guess my english are not very good. Actually my way of thinking is very confused. Sorry. But you get the point and thats what i was talking about. Not the outer image but the image in general. exhibit their knowledge not their appearence. I hope its clear now for you

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I can relate to your clarified point. I see it as a social dominance / pecking order behavior. In the metal community, the guy who has more encyclopedic knowledge, knows every album, every song, every lyric, every band member's name, etc. seems to believe he's superior in some way. It kind of boils down to what Father said - it's the same bullying crap you get in any group. It's probably just biological head-butting to appear more ....something...to improve chances of.. reproduction or whatever. That's me getting sciencey. :geek: But really, it's crap. Ignore it. Most true metalhead fans grow up and grow out of trying to prove themselves a superior metalhead and just appreciate enthusiasm and fandom in all the ways it's expressed.

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Not quite sure what a pozer metalhead is. Music is music. If you think that you need to dress/act on a specific stereotype way, then you are a loser. Like what? Every death metal guy should have 8 inch beard and every power metal guy should only wear shirts with dragons? ... Also not sure how these "posers" can affect you. Just don't talk to them if they annoy you

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What's your opinion about pozer metalheads? Just don't worry about everyone else, only worry about yourself. If you enjoy metal for what it is and especially what it does for you personally then what others do by dressing a certain way or acting a certain way shouldn't concern you. I'm not going to waste my time to act accordingly to stereotypes or what people say I should look/act to enjoy something such a metal.

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Not quite sure what a pozer metalhead is. Music is music. If you think that you need to dress/act on a specific stereotype way, then you are a loser. Like what? Every death metal guy should have 8 inch beard and every power metal guy should only wear shirts with dragons? ... Also not sure how these "posers" can affect you. Just don't talk to them if they annoy you
I believe the fundamental principle is that a "poser" is someone who is pretending to like something because it is popular at the time but whose true interests are distinguished from that of their peers. I'm given to understand that a "poser" may also be called a scene-kid on account of their transient nature. These temporary fans tend to be teenagers with little to no understanding of the trend they follow in a broader sense.
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Well that is a serious threat' date=' we should all be scared![/quote'] I know, think of the disastrous consequences, our small forum would descend into anarchy overnight. Cats would start playing fiddles, cows would jump over the moon, dishes would run away with spoons, all would be panic, chaos and disorder. :D
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I believe the fundamental principle is that a "poser" is someone who is pretending to like something because it is popular at the time but whose true interests are distinguished from that of their peers. I'm given to understand that a "poser" may also be called a scene-kid on account of their transient nature. These temporary fans tend to be teenagers with little to no understanding of the trend they follow in a broader sense.
It doesn't even have to be because a band or genre is popular, there are people in the underground posing to likes things that they don't for acceptance from their small group. Fuck it, just listen to what you want, if your friends are really your friends, they'll get over it. Unless of course you're listening to Brokencyde, then they should be expected to intervene. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2
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