**NEWS** 7/21 this is one of your new mods, flameswithin. i guess i should tell you all that i'm staying on, too, but don't feel the need to strikethrough the fact that i am drunk with power here. anyway, what i really wanted to tell you all is that i'm a slack fucking piece of CRAP when it comes to adding new members to the userinfo. SO, if you happen to be stamped, but not in the accepted members list, please politely inform me of said fact with a link to your stamp and you will be added. thank you, that is all.
**NEWS** This is one of the substitue mods speaking (psychababble)is staying on as a mod. Because she likes being an evil despot Because she really likes you all. and hopes she gets invited to Cassandra's wedding because of it.
**NEWS** As of May 1, 2004, caviling is back, but she's (lazy and) impressed by the substitute mods, so if they wanna--they're staying.
**NEWS** As of March 29, 2004, flameswithin and psychababble have stepped in as Moderators Pro Tem, and will serve as such until at least early May, when Cassandra is free from the crushing bondage of thirty-page research projects and other unpleasantness. Welcome, Flames! Welcome, Starr!
This is a rating community. Our standards are not low. They’re medium.
(Although the following probably goes without saying, here it is anyway: We are not now nor have we ever been affiliated with the original nonuglies. Or any of its myriad imitators. We are a parcel of filthy thieves and charlatans.)
But back to the good stuff.
I think we all know, whether or not we admit it to ourselves or others, that nerds are (often) sexy. Jonas Salk? Sexy. Nikola Tesla? Sexy. Why else would so many people spend their insecure junior-high years pantsing, swirly-ing, and generally debasing their geekly brethren? It’s all jealousy. (Right?)
Of course, nerdliness in and of itself is not a guarantor of desirability. A person requires a certain je ne sais quoi to qualify as that elusive and sought-after entity: The Nonugly Nerd.
Wondering if you qualify? Then follow these Simple Fun Happy Rules and find out! (!!!)
APPLYING TO NONUGLY NERDS Pay close attention, as you just know there’s gonna be a pop quiz.
Post an introductory entry with the following: At least three clear photographs of yourself and plausible evidence of your geekhood.
Wait for accepted members to vote oui or non. Majority rules; in case of a tie caviling’s vote counts twice. caviling will stamp you after 48 hours (give or take) or 10 votes, whichever comes last. Or she’ll do it at will. Whatever. You’ll get stamped. (...or poisonflowers will do it.)
Only accepted members may post--aside, of course, from your preliminary application thing--and kindly refrain from commenting on entries other than your own until you have been stamped. (It’s a rating community; we have to have some stupid cliquey rules or it’s no fun. For me.)
Pimp us, please. Pimp us like the whores that we are.
Understand that the founder, caviling, reserves the right to be an autocratic bitch who removes people arbitrarily, displays unwholesome amounts of favoritism, and may or may not stamp you on time. She is a dangerous combination of lazy and busy and does not wish to be trifled with.
Okay! That about does it. Except this: Anyone on caviling’s friends list as of January 18, 2004 is automatically in. And may vote with impunity. Remember that part about unwholesome amounts of favoritism? She wasn’t kidding.
PS: If you’re having difficulty dredging up tangible proof of dorkitude, take this test and post the results with your application. I’m providing the link 100% without the knowledge or consent of its author, and I’ll take it down post-haste if it bothers him. If he ever finds out. Until then the filthy thievery continues unimpeded.)