Nerds are probably the most competitive social group I've ever had the pleasure of being a part of. We're considered the so-called 'outcasts' of society, generally not as popular or well liked as the jocks and cheerleaders. You'd think we would stick together. No. Instead we compete over every little thing. I'm convinced that nerds are the most insecure people on the planet. (See, I am a nerd, so therefore, according to a theory I have, I can make fun of them)
"I know more Star Wars trivia than you." "Yeah, well have you beaten this game on expert!!!" blah blah blah....
The forums are a prime example... Loads of why I'm cooler (in nerd terms) than everyone else.
If it weren't for the fact that the rest of the world was so self absorbed in whatever their 'thing' is... they would probably get a pretty big laugh over how petty us nerds are... but they're too busy arguing over politics, religion and sports (oh and whatever Brittany Spears is up to).