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You might be a WordPress Geek . . .

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  1. When the first thing you do at a new blog is scroll down to see who did the theme, you might be a WordPress Geek. via @SherryDedman
  2. When you mention Dexter Gordon, you have to qualify that he is a saxophonist and not the WordPress release, you might be a WordPress Geek. via Matt
  3. More than one of your Twitter saved searches includes the word “wordpress”, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  4. You read Weblog Tools Collection daily and have withdrawal when we do not have a release post, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  5. You visit a well known publisher and can instantly recognize the permalinks as created by WordPress. Heck, if you know what a permalink is, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  6. If all your vacations are to WordCamps, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  7. If the word “dashboard” reminds you of the WordPress admin panel, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  8. If you have multiple Google Alerts setup with the word “WordPress” in it, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  9. If your toddler has a “W” t shirt, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  10. if your browser homepage is set to the WordPress Planet, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  11. If you bitch when Matt writes about the Kindle and not about WordPress, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  12. If you have tried to convert your day job’s website to WordPress, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  13. If you know of Kubrick but do not know who he was, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  14. If you spend more time on WordPress Extend looking for plugins and themes than writing posts, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  15. If you have ever met Matt and had a picture taken with him, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  16. If you know what Akismet is, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  17. If you met most of your friends because of WordPress, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  18. If you make your living from WordPress, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  19. If your significant other complains that WordPress gets more attention, you might be a WordPress Geek.
  20. If you have ever suggested WordPress to others, you might be a WordPress Geek.

I could go on forever. Are you a WordPress Geek?

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  1. Sue (10 comments.) says:

    … if anyone’s ever looked at a website you made and said “I didn’t know WordPress could do that …

  2. Matt (6 comments.) says:

    I am indeed !

  3. AngryTechnician (4 comments.) says:

    If you could go on forever, you might be a WordPress Geek.

  4. ezg (3 comments.) says:

    Few things are really about me..
    But I don’t think, that I am wordpress geek. I just use it, know some plugins, themes and sites about it, but can’t even develop a plugin for myself.
    So I’m just an advanced user, not a geek. :)

  5. Michael Torbert (8 comments.) says:

    I think #9 may be the only one that doesn’t apply to me.
    :)

  6. Michael Torbert (8 comments.) says:

    If you listen to the live broadcast of WordPress Weekly (http://www.wptavern.com/wordpress-weekly) rather than going out on a Friday night, you might be a WordPress Geek.

  7. Jeremy (6 comments.) says:

    Heh. At least half apply to me. I have like 3 WordPress garments. ;)

  8. Jessi Hance (4 comments.) says:

    Heck, yeah. I’m guilty of #17 and might be guilty of it again in the future :)

  9. Keith Dsouza (6 comments.) says:

    Hahahah I am 99% there, it’s just that I am seldom noticed, quite recently someone from who I have not met but knew tweeted that he had a problem with his setup on a MAJOR hosting network.

    The support guys weren’t able to solve it in like 5 hours and I did it in less than 15 minutes, that is the reason I certify myself as a 99% WordPress geek :-P

    Just kidding, I know a lot about WordPress and do a lot of things behind the hood, however anything WordPress really gets me going.

  10. Lester Chan (32 comments.) says:

    I always view source and note the theme HTML code to see whether it is powered by WordPress lol

    • Leefe (4 comments.) says:

      I was going to say:
      The first thing you do when looking at a new site is ‘view source’, and do a search for ‘wordpress’.
      But I seem to have been beaten to it. :)

  11. Babs (42 comments.) says:

    If the first thing you do every morning is spend an hour tweaking your theme and plugins on one of several WP blogs, you might be a WordPress Geek.

    And even though I do know who Kubrick is, Dave, the theme is still the first thing I think of.

  12. The Frosty @WPCult (11 comments.) says:

    How about if you’ve got a WordPress centric website, you might be a WordPress geek.

  13. The Frosty (1 comments.) says:

    And…
    You might be a WordPress geek if you’re organizing a WordCamp in your area.

    :)

  14. dawn (4 comments.) says:

    If you correct people when they mis-spell WordPress …

  15. Guennadi M (1 comments.) says:

    If you go to Netcraft to check where the web site is hosted and then think.. Ummm.. WordPress.. hosted with them..

  16. mathd09 (1 comments.) says:

    If you don’t like Blogger blogs…

  17. Dustin (1 comments.) says:

    #14 is my personal favorite. I would also include “If you spend hours researching and drafting a master plan for ludicrous speed performance through Xcache, Wp-Supercache, and any other means necessary you might be a WordPress geek.”

    Thanks I gotta good laugh from reading this.

    • David Lari (9 comments.) says:

      Yah, 14 is the one I’m most guilty of. In fact, I need to get back to it. =)

      • zes (2 comments.) says:

        Same here. Its only because I want to make my site perfect. It kinda gives some kind of blissfull reward when you found some new plugin , tried it then made it work. Success!

  18. Shabu Anower (1 comments.) says:

    Most symptoms apply to me, may be I’m a WordPress geek.

  19. Edrei (3 comments.) says:

    If you start your solutions with “Well WordPress can do that…” then you are a WordPress geek.

    If your favourite shirt happened to be a WordPress themed shirt or even better a WordCamp shirt which you display proudly whenever you’re out, then yes…you are a WordPress geek.

    If you’ve kept reading this post and even add your own criteria on the whether you’re a WordPress geek or not, then guess what? You are a WordPress geek.

  20. Glenn Ansley (2 comments.) says:

    If you’ve ever given your wordpress.org profile page as a reference…

  21. ThemeGrrl (2 comments.) says:

    Oh my! I didn’t realize how much of a WordPress geek I was, great post! I always scroll to the footer to see what theme someone is using.

  22. Jeff Chandler (171 comments.) says:

    Yes, I am a bonified WordPress geek. Number 17 rings the loudest for me as most of my online and (starting to be) offline friends are because of the WordPress community.

  23. Amrut says:

    Pressing Ctrl+U in Firefox, it’s become an involuntary action now. Seeing the html to see if it’s wordpress. heh

    • Justin Bowers (1 comments.) says:

      Ha! Awesome shortcut. Didn’t know that one. Thanks

  24. wolkanca (1 comments.) says:

    yes yes :) i am.

  25. Olivier (1 comments.) says:

    If you have more than 300 bookmarks in Delicious with the keyword “WordPress”, you might be a WordPress Geek.

    If you have uninstall Dreamweaver, you might be a WordPress Geek.

    For the #15: http://tinyurl.com/rcyto7

    • Babs (42 comments.) says:

      If you have uninstall Dreamweaver, you might be a WordPress Geek.

      Yanno, I knew there was something weighing heavy on my hard drive that I need to take care of. :)

  26. Andrea_R (29 comments.) says:

    … if you’re at a family gathering and get excited that your cousin has heard of WordPress… yeah.

    Geek here too.

  27. goofydg1 (6 comments.) says:

    Nice post. I qualify.

  28. Randy (5 comments.) says:

    I suppose I am a WordPress geek. Sadly, my response to #9 was, “Really? Where can I get my toddler one of these shirts?” :~)

    Seriously, though, anyone know?

  29. gestroud (7 comments.) says:

    If you give your children version numbers instead of names (unless it’s a jazz musician), you might be a WordPress geek.

    BTW, I named my oldest daughter after Matt. Her name is Mullenweg 2.0

  30. The Freakstar says:

    hahaha this is hilarious :)
    very true!!!

  31. John Hawkins (1 comments.) says:

    If you hear that somebody you know is going to use Joomla to build their site and you take it personally…

    • Amrut says:

      lol

      seriously.

    • Babs (42 comments.) says:

      A slight variation:

      You’re using the Garland-Revisited theme for WordPress. You discover your friend is using the same theme for their storefront so you email them with a list of plugins that will make their work go smoother, and their response is: I’m using Joomla.

      WordPress Geek Whoops!

    • Sherry Dedman (2 comments.) says:

      OMG – yeah, seriously! I get my feelings all hurt if they don’t want WordPress – especially if they mention a CMS or Drupal!

  32. Ryan A. Smith (7 comments.) says:

    I refuse to confess….

    I may be an addict, but not a geek.

  33. mercime says:

    thanks, you made my day :-) … now back to haunt the WP forums …

  34. sammy (1 comments.) says:

    guilty as charged!

  35. S.K (15 comments.) says:

    Even if an ungrateful blogger masks the name of the theme and also removes the WordPress link-love, I still drill deeper and find out that it is WP engine after all, and also the name of the theme by its tell-tale marks.

    Do I qualify to be a WordPress geek!

    S.K

    • Sherry Dedman (2 comments.) says:

      Oh yes – you do. I do the same. If I suspect it is WordPress – I’ll view the source until I know!

  36. Lucas (1 comments.) says:

    If you go into a clients site to upgrade to a new version, then half an hour later you are writing a comment on WTC and wondering how you got here?… you might be a WordPress Geek.

  37. Hicham (36 comments.) says:

    If you check the comments to see how avatars looks like, checked the trackbacks of the post, and twitter back, propably you are a WordPress Geek :)

  38. Juliet (1 comments.) says:

    I think I might qualify. I love WordPress! I’ve redone my online portfolio using it – starting with the Kubrick template which I had someone well-versed in HTML customize to mimic my old website. I’ve been learning how to use WordPress as I go – and I’m just so amazed at everything it offers!

  39. Hikari (79 comments.) says:

    If you spend more time on WordPress Extend looking for plugins and themes than writing posts, you might be a WordPress Geek.

    True story :-/

  40. Microsoft Guy (13 comments.) says:

    I think I qualify for around 6 or 7 of those. Definitely the dashboard one, and permalinks..

  41. BlogCini (1 comments.) says:

    Yeah :D

    Yes i am a WordPress Geek :)


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