Signs that you've been in typophile for way too long

jwchen's picture

I saw this collage while browsing through ffffound. At first I thought it was nick shinn - then realize a minute later it was chuck close. What are signs that you've been in typophile for way too long?

Mark Wagner's Chuck Close

Mark Wagner's Chuck Close

Rob O. Font's picture

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That I Keep a Statistic, such as: Manipulated photos of Typophile member dberlow, posted on Typophile — 0 by all forum members and their employers combined.

(Microsoft employee posts not included.)

:)

jwchen's picture

now I am curious about why would people photoshop typophile member dberlow. Might be a sign I am not in typophile enough :)

Té Rowan's picture

What are signs that you've been in typophile for way too long?

  1. typophile.com is your homepage.
  2. You get the shakes if you spend more the N hours away from the forums.
  3. It's a sunshiny day, but you think the world is ending because your computer's crashed and you can't log on to this site.
Frode Bo Helland's picture

Imagining the beziers curves of random objects you see. I too dream of you David. No firey eyes though: those are reserved for Hrant.

dezcom's picture

I don't know if this one ever was posted to Typophile so here is one more DBerlow:

dezcom's picture

You know you have been on Typophile too long if you still think Hrant is the most prolific poster of all time ;-)

Miss Tiffany's picture

Long ago I put Typophile in first position on my bookmark bar. All I have to do is hit cmd-1 and I'm here.

dezcom's picture

Spoken like the first AlphaBetty of all time ;-)

Santiago Orozco's picture

The tracker is my homepage

riccard0's picture

I just type t in the address bar and it autocompletes to http://typophile.com/tracker. From cache. Both at home and at work.

miha's picture

You understand Berlownese (or at least think you do).

You know most avatars at the bottom of the page.

When you see who replied last on a thread you sometimes know what it is going to be.

BrettR's picture

You know you're a typophile when you ask for a typeface for Christmas.

hrant's picture

When you check the prolific posters list because you worry about being on top! :-/

hhp

dezcom's picture

LOL!!!

Té Rowan's picture

Heh. That's only because being on that list makes me think I'm too garrulous.

brockfrench's picture

understanding in-jokes between members because you lurk more than you contribute...

BlueStreak's picture

When you join the list of people that Joe Clark has told to "go **** yourself." Is there a Typophile merit badge for that?

alchion's picture

when you cal yourself an alphabeautician.

John Hudson's picture

When you can no longer figure out whether you fundamentally agree with David Berlow or fundamentally disagree with him.

When you look forward to Nick and Hrant showing up in the same thread, and go make popcorn when they do.

When Google turns up dozens of lengthy posts on Typophile that you can't remember writing.

dezcom's picture

"When Google turns up dozens of lengthy posts on Typophile that you can't remember writing."

John surely gets the award for the longest yet most worth reading posts. A lesson in every letter ;-)

hrant's picture

> When Google turns up dozens of lengthy posts
> on Typophile that you can't remember writing.

Indeed.

hhp

Té Rowan's picture

...when you watch "Apocalypse Now" on the telly, and immediately think of Nick and Hrant.

dezcom's picture

Those two remind me more of the Maurey Povich show where there is much more yelling and bleeped words ;-P

Té Rowan's picture

I miss Dave Allen...

Si_Daniels's picture

When these things happen at least twice a day...

Wife: what's your father doing?
Kids: he's reading typophile.

Wife: why are you frowning?
Si: i'm not frowning, I'm reading typophile.

Wife: what's so funny?
Si: this typophile post.

Wife: what are you doing?
Si: research / work / winding up xxxxxxxx
Wife: so your on typophile.

Wife: why so puzzled?
Si: i'm trying to understand what xxxxxxx is saying in this typophile
Wife: you're wasting your time

BrettR's picture

I must say, that wife must be a patient and forgiving woman to marry a typophile.

hrant's picture

Well, for the wives sub FaceBook.
And at least we have actual content.

hhp

russellm's picture

The Eye Glaze Over (E.G.O.) rate for the subject of Typophile VS the E.G.O. rate for the subject of Facebook suggests that some people's content is most people's babble.

... just to keep it real :o)

hrant's picture

The difference is some people's FaceBook content is their own babble within 48 hours!

hhp

dezcom's picture

You know you have been on Typophile too long when you instantly equate the words "Where's the type" with HHP

istitch's picture

you CAN SYMPATHISE because you log on for the first time in 5 years and all the same people are still online :)

dezcom's picture

You know you have been to Typophile too long when you remember the gentle and well-mannered dialogues between Gerald Giampa and HHP before the sweet duets of blissful dialogue between Nick Shinn and Hrant ;-)

Si_Daniels's picture

>I must say, that wife must be a patient and forgiving woman to marry a typophile.

Yes, indeed she describes herself as a "typographic/typophile widow" and the kids as "typographic/typophile orphans" :-)

hrant's picture

From an old STEP magazine:


(Sorry, a photo of a printout.)

hhp

Rob O. Font's picture

Looks like he does the QA and she does the hinting.

dezcom's picture

I guess he must be a Truetype-oholic to need that much hinting

Miss Tiffany's picture

Hrant: Well, for the wives sub FaceBook.

Not this wife! (although I do admit to using Facebook, Typophile is still my cmd-1)

BrettR's picture

I used to believed this website was a place were typographers would gathered to share their thoughts on typography...

Now I realize it's just a glorified support group for type-oholics.

dirtcastle's picture

I know I've been using Typophile too much when the pages seem to be loading at a normal speed (and the rest of the internet seems lightning fast).

dirtcastle's picture

@BreattR I think it's important to realize that very few people are casually into fonts. Most people who want to read about or discuss fonts EVERY DAY are hardcore/lifelong type junkies. So the bridge between initiate and adept is a bit rickety. Plus this shit is hella nerdy. Either you're into it or you're not.

BrettR's picture

@dirtcastle

I am a typography major, trust me, this stuff is what makes me tick.

The comment I made above was purely a light hearted joke. Odds are I probably should have included a "haha" somewhere within the post to convey my joking nature, but that idea escaped me at the time.

And in reference to the nerdy-ness of this stuff, it's off the charts. Wonderful isn't it?

miha's picture

I guess he must be a Truetype-oholic to need that much hinting
LOL! Of course, The test of a true typophile has already been posted.

dezcom's picture

LOL!

Nick Shinn's picture

What's the problem?

William Berkson's picture

When you write, "What's the problem?" :)

Té Rowan's picture

...when you know every green byte in both the TT and OT specs by heart, just from reading typophile postings.

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