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Post by raouf » February 9th, 2006, 12:35 pm

After reading the forums (fora?) for a while one starts to get an idea of who the librivoxers are.
Here are some salient points:
- Avid radio listeners in particular NPR (possibly even anti TV)
- Hightened sense of humor
- Love of language
- Love of puzzles, games (in particular role-playing video games)
- Cookery as some would say
- Handcrafts (knitting, crochet, carpentery(guess) )
- Tinkering
- A sense of duty/service
- (added later) Scifi/fantasy

What do you think?
Maybe this should be a poll thread.
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Post by kayray » February 9th, 2006, 12:52 pm

That sounds just about right. Not anti-TV here, though, just super-selective ;-) I'll bet a lot of us love old movies, too.

And, fond of books/reading aloud/being read to, of course! But maybe that goes without saying :)

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Post by vee » February 9th, 2006, 1:35 pm

Which brings up the added question, which do we prefer Librivoxer, Libriphiles, Libroxians ... any other suggestions?
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Post by Gesine » February 9th, 2006, 1:38 pm

LOL, I like the "tinkering!"

I'm sure many of us watch tv - I would, too, but I don't have the self-discipline to be selective and therefore decided it would be better not to own one. Otherwise I wouldn't be here at all, but binge-watching!

I think a lot of LibriVoxers like films, though - old and new.
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Post by raouf » February 9th, 2006, 1:49 pm

vee wrote:Which brings up the added question, which do we prefer Librivoxer, Libriphiles, Libroxians ... any other suggestions?
One also needs to query what the female version may be, one would probably not want: librivixen, libriphillies and libroxia respectively.

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Post by LibraryLady » February 9th, 2006, 1:53 pm

It is interesting to see what common interests we share. I'm a big puzzle person, crossword puzzles, word games, and of course the NPR Sunday Puzzle! Yup, NPR, check. But certainly not anti-TV. I got hooked on a few shows a couple years back when I was very ill and unable to read. I've stuck with those shows but I'm definitely not one to vegetate in front of the box all day.
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Post by thistlechick » February 9th, 2006, 2:47 pm

heh... maybe we could require everyone to take the Myers Briggs Personality inventory ... maybe we can get grant funding for studying these characteristics .... hehe
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Post by ChipDoc » February 9th, 2006, 7:34 pm

raouf wrote: - Avid radio listeners in particular NPR (possibly even anti TV)
On those rare occasions when I listen to radio, I do listen to NPR. But I worked in radio for many years and simply don't find it entertaining after that experience. I hardly ever watch broadcast TV, though I do enjoy watching DVDs of old series. And I will be watching a LOT of Olympics.
raouf wrote:- Hightened sense of humor
That's a kind way of phrasing it; most would say "sick"... ;)
raouf wrote:- Love of language
Sadly only of my own native tongue... :(
raouf wrote:- Love of puzzles, games (in particular role-playing video games)
I'm an inveterate crossword puzzler!
raouf wrote:- Cookery as some would say
I can cook perfectly well. The only problem is that nobody cares to EAT what I've cooked... sigh
raouf wrote:- Handcrafts (knitting, crochet, carpentery(guess) )
No, I've never really been into any of those, though I'll spend hours playing at website design.
raouf wrote:- Tinkering
I've noticed that things tend to live a lot longer if I can manage to keep my grubby mitts out of their innards...
raouf wrote:- A sense of duty/service
Amen to that one, raouf. A lot of folks have helped me along the way and I feel an obligation to do the same for others when I can.

Some fairly interesting observations. Thanks for posting them, raouf!
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Post by Rev. Steve » February 10th, 2006, 12:27 am

vee wrote:Which brings up the added question, which do we prefer Librivoxer, Libriphiles, Libroxians ... any other suggestions?
Considering that we cannot agree on how to pronounce ?LibriVox,? what do you suppose the chances of coming up with a name that is acceptable to all are? Especially now that the specter of political correctness has raised it?s hideous head?

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Post by ChipDoc » February 10th, 2006, 12:53 am

Rev. Steve wrote:Especially now that the specter of political correctness has raised it’s hideous head?
I'm afraid I have to take exception to your cruel and unwarranted characterization of political correctness as "hideous"... Image
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Post by ceastman » February 10th, 2006, 12:03 pm

Interesting - and (for me anyway) pretty accurate summation!

I'm not truly anti-TV. However, my husband and I are probably one of about five households in America that doesn't have any TVs in it. But I listen to Fresh Air on a regular enough basis that I feel like I know what's hot in TV most of the time. And eventually, the library will get DVDs of all the highly-recommended shows - Peter and I have been watching the old British series "The Prisoner" over the last few years, which has been very enjoyable.
raouf wrote: - Hightened sense of humor
- Love of language
- Love of puzzles, games (in particular role-playing video games)
- Cookery as some would say
- Handcrafts (knitting, crochet, carpentery(guess) )
- Tinkering
- A sense of duty/service
Yup to pretty much everything. Not particularly a tinker though.

I also have a sense that most of the 'grown-ups' here are also well-educated.. which tends to be correlated to a lot of NPR listening in the general population.

-Catharine, who hopes she didn't offend anyone with use of the term 'grown-up' :wink:

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Post by craftmuffin » February 10th, 2006, 1:13 pm

vee wrote:Which brings up the added question, which do we prefer Librivoxer, Libriphiles, Libroxians ... any other suggestions?
I quite like Librivocalist, which I just saw used on another thread.


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Post by Izze » February 10th, 2006, 2:17 pm

Avid radio listeners in particular NPR (possibly even anti TV)
I laughed at that one. My radio doesn't even work. :lol:

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Post by kri » February 10th, 2006, 2:32 pm

Librivocalist is great too!

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Post by Rev. Steve » February 10th, 2006, 3:28 pm

ChipDoc wrote:
Rev. Steve wrote:Especially now that the specter of political correctness has raised it?s hideous head?
I'm afraid I have to take exception to your cruel and unwarranted characterization of political correctness as "hideous"... Image

I apologize, I should not have been sore thoughtless. Political Correctness is of course not hideous, it is of course, Beauty Deprived.

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