Spotters are people who have an almost obsessional interest in something which contains a great deal of variety, but which the majority of people see as mundane, purely functional, and-or identical in form. This interest normally involves some form of collection or logging of detailed data or images, using physical, electronic, or mental means. The group commonly conform to one or more of several stereotypes, such as the wearing of an anorak, or damaged spectacles held together with sellotape or plaster, although these stereotypes do not define the group. The term seems to have been first applied to people interested in the minutiae of public transport operations, notably railways, although most modes of transport attract such groups of people. Spotters Subcultures Society.
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- Discusses BBC News: Plane-spotters knew the risks www
Discusses different views of plane spotters in Britain and Greece, News: Plane-spotters knew the risks, following the arrest of a group of spotters on charges of spying. By Angelos Stangos. BBC News: Plane-spotters knew the risks.
- Contains What is Aircraft Spotting www
Contains history, Aircraft Spotting, different areas of interest, and personal experiences. What is Aircraft Spotting.
- Contains Zest for Birds - Twitching: Birders, Rarities and Ethics www
Contains classification of groups of birders and birder ethics. Zest for Birds - Twitching: Birders, Rarities and Ethics.
- Mark Guardian Unlimited - Net Notes: Trainspotters www
Mark Oliver's hyperlinked guide to the best sites on those who spot trains. Guardian Unlimited - Net Notes: Trainspotters.
- Discusses Guardian Unlimited - Notes and Queries: Anorak www
Discusses the meaning and derivation of the term anorak as applied to a person. Guardian Unlimited - Notes and Queries: Anorak.
- Martin The Savvy Traveller: Trainspotting www
Martin Stott's interviews with train spotters and railway enthusiasts in York. Savvy Traveller: Trainspotting. Text and audio. The Savvy Traveller: Trainspotting.
- Personal Siliconmom - Trainspotting www
Personal view of reasons for a change in opinion towards trainspotting. Siliconmom - Trainspotting.
- Humorous A Girl's Guide to Geek Guys www
Humorous advice for the woman with a crush on a geek guy. A Girl's Guide to Geek Guys.
- The Gazebo www
The Journal of Geek Culture. Gazebo. Cultural criticism, fiction, humor, art and random snarking. The quest to discover what geeks really are. Gazebo.
- Online Subkultures.net www
Online community for people who don't feel part of the mainstream. Subkultures.net. Hosts sites for individuals. Subkultures.net.
- Virtual Mind Space www
Virtual community formed to discuss a sustainable future, Space, reality selection, surrounding philosophies, cyber culture, literature, alternative lifestyles and viewpoints, freedom of information, music, and psychedelics. Mind Space.
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