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[-] Babs@hexbear.net 83 points 1 month ago

Anyone remember CrackGate from that one mtg event a few years back?

Also I used to work at a homeless shelter that was located very near a card shop. It's owners would go to the community meetings where we would have to justify to these NIMBYs that we deserve to be there - awful stuff. One meeting, the owners of the card shop made a shitty comment about how smelly the shelter must be, and clearly didn't want us there.

My boss wasn't having it. We ran the cleanest shelter in the whole damn city. I had practically dragged people to the showers when they couldn't keep their hygiene up, and that place was scrubbed floor to roof daily. So boss man gets out of his chair like "I run the cleanest shelter in this city. I have been to your Friday Night Magic events. We are not the ones with a hygiene problem here!"

Don't think it endeared us to the community, but it did shut them up.

[-] SerLava@hexbear.net 47 points 1 month ago

He didn't dare deny it lmao

[-] Optimus_Subprime@hexbear.net 29 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Anyone remember CrackGate from that one mtg event a few years back?

Ah yes! Grand Prix Richmond: CrackStyle!

Also, good on you for putting freeze-gamer nerds in their place.

EDIT: Changed the link since the original R*ddit post (with pics!) is still up.

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[-] itappearsthat@hexbear.net 77 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

This is one stereotype about gamers & tabletop/card gamers especially that is just so thoroughly true and highly cross-cultural. Any in-person events within the "nerd culture" halo exhibit this phenomenon as well. You'd think "oh just do a smell test on people entering the venue and bar smelly people from entering" but it doesn't work like that. Their smell develops over time as they sweat and the bacterial colonies on their bodies & clothing activate. Hygiene can't be a one-day thing, you have to keep those clothes from getting smelly for as long as you own them. Barring actually forcing people to take a supervised shower to ensure they soap their ass, put on deodorant & issuing them a clean set of clothing on entry this will always be a problem.

[-] taiphlosion@lemmygrad.ml 45 points 1 month ago

I just don't get it. I've been playing games my entire life and I've never had this problem. Why is this such a prevalent issue?

You don't even need to shower every single day (it's not good for your skin) unless you're a naturally sweaty person or do stuff that makes you sweat or get dirty, so it's not even a matter of needing to shower daily, this is just lacking basic hygiene. But damn man if I'm going out to a con I'mma make sure I'm fresh every day.

[-] FlakesBongler@hexbear.net 36 points 1 month ago

lacking basic hygiene


A lot of these guys don't even know how to do laundry because it's woman's work

And you better believe a lot of these guys refuse to wash themselves properly because it's gay

[-] TheDoctor@hexbear.net 42 points 1 month ago

A lot of these guys don't even know how to do laundry because it's woman's work

This was me, not because I was worried about doing women’s work, but because my mom was so insistent on doing certain things for me that I stopped trying to learn until I moved out for the first time. It’s embarrassing to be a grown man and not know how to do laundry because of some random sexist bullshit you were submitted to. I thought for a long time that I was just ungrateful for my mom doing my laundry for me. But now I’m a parent and no, I was fully justified in being pissed. I had genuine interest in learning to clean and in being clean and my parents refused to teach me. That’s bullshit, especially when it was sexist on top of it.

[-] utopologist@hexbear.net 32 points 1 month ago

You expect me to touch a man's body? 🤔🤔🤔

[-] taiphlosion@lemmygrad.ml 26 points 1 month ago

Fellas is it gay to be clean? 💀

[-] zed_proclaimer@hexbear.net 25 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

have you considered some of them are just lazy and/or don't give a fuck about what others think about them?

[-] autismdragon@hexbear.net 25 points 1 month ago

Also to be fair theres at least some who have executive functioning issues (me) but thats not the majority of guys at these things lol.

[-] taiphlosion@lemmygrad.ml 23 points 1 month ago

As a fellow autistic I understand but also my tism compels me to be clean because I have sensory issues otherwise, I hate hate hate being dirty/having cluttered space/etc

[-] blakeus12@hexbear.net 20 points 1 month ago

idc of it's bad for my skin a warm shower is my one respite at the start of every monotonous shitty day

[-] FlakesBongler@hexbear.net 18 points 1 month ago

I have to take a hot shower every day or I feel greasy

And not in a fun way

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[-] Rom@hexbear.net 43 points 1 month ago

Anyone entering the premises gets sprayed down with a hose. No exceptions.

[-] itappearsthat@hexbear.net 26 points 1 month ago

it might work if the hoses were drawing from a tank of pure chlorhexidine but that has safety issues

[-] Rom@hexbear.net 24 points 1 month ago

It's g*mers though so that's a risk I'm willing to take

[-] zifnab25@hexbear.net 42 points 1 month ago

just so thoroughly true and highly cross-cultural

Dudes smell bad. Young dudes who are just going through puberty typically don't realize how bad they smell, because they didn't smell this bad until they started growing hair and whatnot. Only children and other kids cut off from older mentors or other wiser peers often don't realize how/why they're so off-putting. And when you combine smell with a host of other physical/social/intellectual hang-ups common to teenagers, its easy to see how "You smell bad" gets lost amid the crowd of other generic insults that get flung around.

Hygiene can't be a one-day thing, you have to keep those clothes from getting smelly for as long as you own them. Barring actually forcing people to take a supervised shower to ensure they soap their ass, put on deodorant & issuing them a clean set of clothing on entry this will always be a problem.

Its a bigger thing for men (especially hairy men) entirely because of physiology. And when you spend a lot of time around other men who also smell bad, you go a bit nose-blind.

Depending on the culture of the group you're in, this can be self-correcting or self-reinforcing. Teenagers with older brothers/sisters will often get the talk about why young dudes are gross much sooner. Kids with younger parents / younger aunts or uncles or cousins / big extended families often get clued in sooner, too.

But - historically speaking - these aren't the kids that gravitate towards CCGs as a means of peer-bonding, because they're chasing their older peers' hobbies rather than clinging to games made for the


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[-] axont@hexbear.net 62 points 1 month ago

Since the current Yugioh meta is winning on your first turn, I have to respect the new meta of being so stinky your opponent forfeits before the game even starts

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[-] good_girl@hexbear.net 60 points 1 month ago

The few times I went to a card shop for magic events, the venue started smelling half-way through. Some of these were even casual af events.

Hell my roommate works at one of these shops and despite being pretty clean in almost every other aspect, this man never washes his hands. I've been living with him for over a year and not once have I ever seen him wash his hands in the kitchen sink, and I have never once heard his sink run after he uses the bathroom. I dread having to touch anything he frequently uses like the TV remote or his ps5 controller. I don't get why this needs to be the one stereotype people keep up.

[-] AutomatedPossum@hexbear.net 54 points 1 month ago

this man never washes his hands

There's a frighteningly large number of people like that, most of them are men, and their numbers have actually gone up since the pandemic began.

[-] kristina@hexbear.net 48 points 1 month ago

Local man says he keeps his immune system strong by eating his own poop. More at 11

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[-] TraumaDumpling@hexbear.net 51 points 1 month ago

no men in this godforsaken imperialism exporter country have any personal hygiene, i have friends that work at a gas station and they say none of the cis-het-male customers or employees even mention when the soap dispenser is broken in the mens room. no one washes their ass either, because its too gay or something. even as someone who does try to wash their ass with every usage, you can't really do it in public venues in america because nowhere has bidets and the sinks are in open view outside the stalls.

add to that the greasy snacks and caffeinated sodas at these kinds of events, with no one of course washing their face or hands, and its not a hygienic environment. and this is all just when alcohol isn't involved.

[-] doublepepperoni@hexbear.net 45 points 1 month ago

Pfft, couldn't even withstand authentic Gamer Musk©???

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[-] charly4994@hexbear.net 43 points 1 month ago

I remember back when I lived in the dorms for college and some of the horrific shit I saw and smelled is ungodly. I went to one of those "gamer" colleges and I had a pair of friends that I hated going into their room because it stank of feet, cum, and BO and it only got worse over the year. Then when I moved room the toilet was black with filth and I ended up spending >3 hours scrubbing it until me and my new roommate were comfortable even going near it, he was stuck cleaning other parts of the room in trade for me doing the toilet. I have no issue living cluttered and not living in an immaculate space, but I mean, have standards.

[-] Tankiedesantski@hexbear.net 31 points 1 month ago

"gamer" colleges

Imagining the Harvard emblem but instead of "Veritas" it spells out the Gamer slur.

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[-] happybadger@hexbear.net 40 points 1 month ago

Hah! You have activated my trap card!

slams down [Wash Your Penis]

[-] D61@hexbear.net 26 points 1 month ago
[-] ArmoredThirteen@lemmy.ml 24 points 1 month ago

I remember in college the programming floor of the dorm had a meeting about once a year. They'd bring in the most crass coding professors to tell everyone how to wash their balls (not just that they should, but like a tutorial). I think the shocking and embarrassing nature of the whole thing actually helped the young nerds stay cleaner, nobody wanted to be the person that made everyone go through that talk again

[-] Thordros@hexbear.net 39 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Smegma Male is a new Guy Type that just dropped. They are vastly more powerful than Ligma Males.

[-] dkr567@hexbear.net 37 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I still remember in the bus I was next to a guy that literally smelled like he didn't wipe or wash his asscrack as it reeked of feces and I had to get off the bus much earlier than my usual stop. Is there some like unspoken rule that some dudes don't wash their ass? Because that is not what I was taught as a kid with respect to basic hygiene.

[-] ArmoredThirteen@lemmy.ml 35 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

There literally is yes. They're in the minority as far as I'm aware but it is a thing some people just don't wash their assholes (men or women, definitely more common with men though). I try to give people the benefit of the doubt maybe they just never learned and have never been called out, maybe they suffer from depression, there can be all kinds of things, but definitely a subset know and don't care

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[-] Flyberius@hexbear.net 36 points 1 month ago

I went to see a premier of an episode of pure pwnage many many years ago in London. That room also fucking stank.

[-] booty@hexbear.net 34 points 1 month ago

I went to an anime con a while back. Most people were basically clean and normal. But I sat next to a guy at a panel who just really fuckin stank. Like full on cheesy funky loud smell. I had to leave the entire panel room, it wasn't worth it.

One nasty mfer really can ruin it for dozens of normal people

[-] Gorillatactics@hexbear.net 32 points 1 month ago

Is it true that many guys only wash their bedding a 3 times a year?

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[-] glans@hexbear.net 19 points 1 month ago

Dr Browning says your bedroom should be a "sanctuary" for sleep, and "a wonderful, pleasant place where we feel happy".

I take serious exception to this concept. Most people can't afford to have a room set aside as some sort of sleep fantasy world. There is a global housing crisis going on. Rooms are multi purpose. People live in bedrooms, sleep in living rooms.

[-] Tankiedesantski@hexbear.net 27 points 1 month ago

I don't see the problem with saying that a bedroom should be a sanctuary for sleep which makes it's occupant feel wonderful and happy.

Just like I think everyone should be able to eat enough food to feel happy and satisfied, even if there is a global food distribution crisis going on.

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[-] BakerBagel@midwest.social 33 points 1 month ago

Sometimes i will go a month without washing my sheets. I have extra sets so i can immediately put on fresh sheets, but it's such a shitty and time consuming chore and I hate it. Laundry is the worst chore, but you reach a point where you have to clean your clothes because you have no clean underwear. Bedding is easier to convince yourself you dont really need to do.

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[-] Torenico@hexbear.net 30 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Many years ago I was a YuGiOh player, a mix of someone who likes to collect cards + play a few matches against friends and all, never a sweaty (no pun inteded) tryhard who plays only meta decks, I'm a romantic who plays Red-Eyes B. Dragon decks as if it was 2006.

So I went to a card shop with two friends that I've never been in to trade some cards and maybe get a game in. The shop was small, it had no windows apart from the main entrance. Only a fan was there to move air around. Then it began to fill with people, and the odor was insufferable. I just couldn't stand it, the air was dense, the odor was intense, it all smelled like fart and people who did NOT clean themselves. It was suffocating for real, I had to leave. Me and my two friends were probably the only people in that place who took a bath, christ. Never again I set foot inside a card shop.

Every time I look at my folder filled with cards I remember that foul stench.

Why can't I get a girlfriend

is literally covered in shit and refuses to shower

[-] HeavenAndEarth@hexbear.net 29 points 1 month ago

Mfs out here using biological warfare

[-] FlakesBongler@hexbear.net 24 points 1 month ago
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[-] Hestia@hexbear.net 24 points 1 month ago

I feel like yugioh players would be marginally more stinky than MTG players.

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[-] Dessa@hexbear.net 19 points 1 month ago

I don't know who created Yugioh, but I want to figure out how to get them to Yugioh to the polls

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