Tired of being an enthusaist?How 'bout a new name!

Monday, November 26, 2001 6:54 PM
Let's face it. It's a pretty lousy moniker. Coming from some recent posts I've read,  we need a better term for what we are. I mean, to have "enthusiasm" for a roller coaster isn't all that hard. We're not all "Acers" anyway.

What I'm asking for is simple; name what we are. Coaster nerd? Rail Jockey? I don't know, but just about anything would be better than "enthusiast".

Let's have your best ideas. I'm sure someone out there can pick a title that we would all be proud to call ourselves without sounding like you have a lisp every time you say it. 

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Without the chaindog, you'd never get up the lifthill...

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Monday, November 26, 2001 7:37 PM
How about 'Gravity Groupie' or 'Coaster Connoisseur'?   
 
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Monday, November 26, 2001 9:37 PM
Frick I never was an enthusaist.. I,m sorry but the way I see a lot of people act.. That title can be quite embarrasing at times.... I enjoy coasters, and parks an thats it..
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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 2:15 AM
Adrenaline Junkie
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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 2:16 AM
Freaks!

Well, thats what I'm called by some people.
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"It's always great for us to put the newest and the best rides into the roller coaster capitol of the world" Sandor Kernacs 11/20/01

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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:19 AM
Enthusiast-

Synonyms: bigot, bug, fanatic, fiend, freak, maniac, nut, zealot

Related Words: addict, aficionado, buff, bum, devotee, fan, habitué, lover, votary; partisan, supporter; bear, extremist


How bout Coaster aficionados =)

*** This post was edited by Chiller1472 on 11/27/2001. ***

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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:25 AM
Rail Junkie!!!
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Scott W. Short
mailto:scott@midwestcoastercentral.com
http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com
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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:35 AM
Let people talk, I don't care what I am called. It doesn't change the fact that I love my rollercoasters!
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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:37 AM
"coaster geeks"
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"you're better off talkin bout your wack puma sneakers." -KRS ONE
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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:51 AM
Freak and connosseur and words I hear used to describe coaster lovers a lot. I like coaster freak personally.
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"It looks like they just decided to hang up wheat all over the park" - my friend Steve, describing the FearFest decorating at Kings Island.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 6:08 AM
Gravitationally-enhanced humanoids RULE!  Seriously, I'm an alliteration freak, so I'll go with Rail-Riders, Speed-seekers, Airtime-airheads, and, for the kids, Woodie- wuvvers!
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the buzzer formerly known as gatorwoodie
Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 6:28 AM
I'm a PO!NTER.  God I hate that  E word and the A word more than anything.  Then again I help but enthusiasm back in enthusiast!
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Daniel Haverlock
magnum count :2166
www.spiritofthepoint.com
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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 6:39 AM
Well I refer to myself as a PARK enthusiast since I love all rides and appreciate a park's environment, too.  So perhaps I am an APE [American Park Enthusiast]?  LOL!
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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 6:57 AM
Rail Junkie
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So...you can't handle a rollercoaster huh? Well...you ARE the Weakest Link! Goodbye!

Number 1 Batwing Fan!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 6:59 AM
How about "Rail Riders"
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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 7:13 AM

Justin said:
"Frick I never was an enthusaist.. I,m sorry but the way I see a lot of people act.. That title can be quite embarrasing at times.... I enjoy coasters, and parks an thats it.."

I agree 100%. Never used that term for myself... always just considered my self someone who likes coasters and parks.


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"I wasn't always this cynical, but then I started kindergarden..."

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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 8:21 AM
Well I *am* a coaster enthusiast and proud of it. But I'm also very self defined, it's not a matter of what clubs I belong to, how many people in the "industry" I know or how many zillions of coaster I've ridden. It's more of a personal thing for me, although I have met some wonderful people through this hobby. I try to be careful not to totally base my opinions on what I read on the internet, if you did you might think all "enthusiasts" are arrogant, bragging, territorial, spoiled and obssessed.

It's a misrepresentation of the word as the internet tends to draw people who seek attention(like me), which has *nothing* to do with coasters. There *are* people out there who love to ride coasters who could care less about yelling about it on a coaster website. They usually lurk for information but don't care for all the yelling, chest thumping and politics. They are warm, funny and insightful. *They* are the people who most represent the word "enthusiast" IMO.

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Work like you've just gotten paid, Love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 8:52 AM
Actually, I'm a Disney Freak. Coasters are just sort of there..
ciao,
moi
--Illinois in the Sugar? Gators in the Rose? Sounds GREAT to me! GO ORANGE AND BLUE!!!
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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:55 PM
coaster bigot!!!  that is hilarious!!  my friends call me the Coaster Nerd...so ive gotten kind of stuck on that, hehe :)
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ROLLERCOASTERS....BETTER THAN OXYGEN BABY!!!!!!
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Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:58 PM
Coaster freeks
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Ohio - Coaster capital of the world
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