I get that this is kind of your job right now. But you need to stop taking the internet culture so seriously. It's not meant to be taken seriously. Everything here is in good fun. Even if it can appear mean spirited to certain groups of people.
When I do it, I tend to start off trying to say something simple and concise, then wind up writing something way longer than I expected to say that simple thing then can't decide what parts to trim out so I just say "screw it" and post the whole thing. I can't speak for others, but I know I'm not actively trying to post a library every time I open my mouth, it just sort of happens.
It's funny, because Bob normally really likes going on and on about what he percieves certain people to be like...in reality, anybody who thinks differently then he does it seems. The entire Game Anti-Thinker thing for instance...or the Strawman...or the stupid Ninja Shit he's doing now.
dont really agree with the batman one, Chuck Norris and Boba Fett were even more one-note than batman and neither had anything going for them other than badassitude. Batman does have more going for him, hes in the best cartooon,comic book film and comic book game ever precisely because of that, whilst saying he can beat anything is anoying doing so wont kill his character in the same way it did for Chuck and Boba.
I am confused as to the point you are trying to make. Are you suggesting that "Nerds" are the main/only people playing games? Are they the only ones that could possible be making bigoted and juvenile remarks to others? Wouldn't it be more likely that the remarks are from some teenager that shouldn't even be playing the game due to the rating? Possibly someone that hasn't had an opportunity to mature, and realize how immature they really are?
I think you're under a complete misunderstanding of geek culture here Bob. Just because you were bullied in high school doesn't mean that all nerds have been subjected to the same kind of punishment. It may be a reason for some, but it's definitely not the root cause. The real reason is probably the fact that some people are just dicks, and given the anonymity of peoples actions on the internet and the resultant ability to avoid consequences, people are going to abuse this.
Yes it's a problem, and I agree with you on that, I just don't agree with your reasoning. I wouldn't say that nerds as a group are particularly good people. They have good people and bad people, just like any other group. Totally agree with your other points though.
I think forums are part of why online culture is the way it is. They provide a protective shell of anonymity. They reward extreme and inflammatory behavior, either explicitly through badges, or implicitly because that's what gets your replies and thread views. I think to some extent it brings out the worst.
Edit: Yes, I know I am posting this in a forum and appreciate the irony.