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« on: July 25, 2009, 01:32:01 pm »
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I found this on another site. I won't give credit to the author or post a link....but this is some well thought out analysis and as soon as I read it, I thought of this place...


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Yeah, sorry about that. I should have made why I was responding clearer when I posted. Anyhow, I'm a little annoyed at the rapid decline in the quality of trolling. I blame it on the popularity of trolling and on teenagers.

Being trolled is important. It keeps you from taking **** too seriously. It's the same reason why the rules for getting chucked off the forum are so specific. When we had members, letting trolls do their thing bred a healthy level of skepticism and emotional detachment from discussions.

Of course, people showing up and calling what they do "trolling" has little to do with what I'm talking about. Part of trolling is picking deserving targets. Just showing up and trying to be annoying makes you a prick, not a troll. Primarily we've seen a bunch of spamtards: shitty trolls who have it in their head that there's status to be gained by being kicked off a forum, who inevitably devolve into spamming the forum when they can't get booted for annoying people with what passes for their wits.

Usually bad trolls **** out some nonsense about exposing censorship or
an abusive administration to justify the "extremes" they went to. It's pitiful. A decent troll knows the difference between administrative action and abuse.

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It's a truly worthless tactic. What type of person is going to get upset by such a generic and lifeless act? It'd have to be someone already prone to flying off the handle because is Tuesday or the sun is too bright. Speaking unsarcastically for a change, I will say if you troll people with all the enthusiasm of putting popcorn into the microwave, they are just not going to get upset by it.

The whole problem with trolling is a bunch of dumbfucks saw someone taking themselves too seriously (or perhaps a lot of someones) driven completely nuts by clever trolling. They liked what they saw. They just didn't get how to do it because they were stupid and ran out to **** all over everything in the hopes of doing the same.

Trolling is more than eventually getting someone angry by copying and pasting the same drivel. It's not continuing to show up with sock puppets until member registration shuts down. Those aren't accomplishments. Those are things that happen and they hinge entirely on who is more patient. Trolls who aim that low are about as intelligent as bad weather, which annoys people using the same brilliant tactics of "showing up" and "being bothersome."

You don't accomplish anything unless you invest thought into what you're doing. ****, you don't even have to be original to make headway with driving people nuts, but you do have to take the time to know your subject(s). This generic nonsense --whether some idiot copying and pasting **** from other flamers, just showing up and posting garbage, or talking nonsense until the bulk of it gets you banned-- does not get on anyone's nerves. Tracking down personal information is a cop-out as well. At most it's shock value for a little while, but it still doesn't show any insight into the person you're trolling so it still feels random.

People get most upset when they feel they or their group has been singled out. As such being a mindless annoyance, blatantly arguing for the sake of disagreeing, spamming, or dropping shock value items are shitty tactics. Without establishing the sense that you are an enemy you will not make a personal connection with someone. Without a personal connection there won't be an investment from the target in beating you. If they are not invested in hurting you back they won't dwell on anything you've said. They'll probably just skip reading it altogether.

"No investment, no return," in other words. That's just how it is. Aspiring to bother people by doing annoying, impersonal things is ineffective because you haven't given them a reason to give a ****. It makes it obvious that your target could have been anybody.

Bad trolls want to annoy anyone and treat any reaction or lack thereof as a victory. Good trolls try to make you want to kill them. Great trolls trick people into wanting to kill each other.
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2009, 01:43:08 pm »
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Buzz and even Daz are two that take themselves too seriously...I've watched them for years...

Arete fits this perfectly....


Just showing up and trying to be annoying makes you a prick, not a troll. Primarily we've seen a bunch of spamtards: shitty trolls who have it in their head that there's status to be gained by being kicked off a forum, who inevitably devolve into spamming the forum when they can't get booted for annoying people with what passes for their wits.

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2009, 03:00:45 pm »
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I told Icy she needs to get more centered and stop attacking willy nilly. she keeps typing garbage instead of bringing up any valid points
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2009, 03:16:38 pm »
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She is repetitive, lacking in flame talent, without humour and has no idea about the game. She has fallen in with a crowd who matches her own personalty and as RavenWynter always says, “water finds its own level,”…she is water and she is in a group with other members equally with water soaked brains….are any of those points criminal?….nope….do they lack in entertainment value?….absolutely!!! And we are all here for that, are we not?

Frankly, I am astounded that Hellstrom wasted his time on her. I haven’t seen him so focused on a poster who has no worth before….of course, he did manage to control her and get her to post a paragraph instead of the obligatory emoti after each of his posts….she stopped  doing that. I guess she noticed from watching Bella do that over at Real Winter how stupid it looks……Daz’ posters remind me of the canned laughter they insert after  the punch line in a sit com.

Speaking of Raven…I wonder where she posts mainly. I did receive a short email recently but then nothing…she must be busy in rl doing more voluntary work….she likes doing that..
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2009, 10:01:07 pm »
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I believe the poster just described your very own
damion to a T. 

Honest.

Don't try to project his whacky tactics on your truly.
Everyone knows that's just not the case.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2009, 12:43:00 am »
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I can't speak for damian or anyone else Icy, but you really need to slowdown while posting and focus on one person who you want to attack, go after them and don't get off topic.
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2009, 12:45:55 am »
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I only attack when being attacked, silly.
I don't need to focus on one person & attack.
That's small minds way of thinking.  There is a
much bigger picture & the dum dum's just don't
get it. 

I'ma lover not a hater, unlike some of you goofs.

 
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2009, 12:50:52 am »
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Well then continue to act like a spaz, i'm not wasting my time reading a bunch of meaningless posts
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2009, 12:57:34 am »
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That's the beauty of it all.  You don't have to.

 
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