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(Slashdot)   Websites are beginning to sue trolls. So that's how Fark is going to make its millions   ( divider line
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11322 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Jan 2003 at 5:40 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-01-18 05:43:04 PM  
pest-control website? troll? message board? Fark?
2003-01-18 05:43:35 PM  
troll on!
2003-01-18 05:44:09 PM  
Fark should make a nice profit off this shiat.
2003-01-18 05:44:09 PM  
2003-01-18 05:44:14 PM  
Next they'll be suing for "Boobies!"
2003-01-18 05:44:28 PM  
SharkSandwich, you belong to ME!!
2003-01-18 05:45:27 PM  
And the filter screws it up. I meant "Boobies" (that should get by).
2003-01-18 05:45:47 PM  
If they win the judge is on crack.
2003-01-18 05:46:29 PM  
My2cents always said her daddy was rich, so...go Drew!
Free totalfark for everyone!*

*Some restrictions apply.
2003-01-18 05:46:36 PM  
Wow, they're good. "the comment posted before the second one"
2003-01-18 05:46:37 PM  
I think one could successfully argue in court that Slashdot serves no function except for trolls to flex their creative muscles.

It would be like Chuck E Cheese suing little kids for peeing in the balls.

Oh man, that's just classic.
2003-01-18 05:48:08 PM  
A fark article linked to slashdot? WTF?

You know, if they have the ability to figure out whom the troll is, shouldn't they have the ability to ban the person from trolling them?
2003-01-18 05:49:14 PM  
2003-01-18 05:49:21 PM  
Fark could make a killing off the Strong Bad comments alone.
2003-01-18 05:49:39 PM  
The Internet is a communications tool that allows people to biatch about movies and share pornography.
2003-01-18 05:50:05 PM  
I really wish I could rub some Boobies!
2003-01-18 05:50:11 PM  
What would the Internet be without a little trolling?

This is a pretty slippery slope. Some people are just naturally obnoxious - and I don't think you'd want to set a legal precedant that attempts to distinguish between trolling and being genuinely abrasive.
2003-01-18 05:50:20 PM  
You mean share pornography and biatch about movies, right?
2003-01-18 05:50:34 PM  

Well, while I can still say it for free, I'll be the first to say George W is a perfect example of affirmative action at Yale, and Bevets wouldn't know about religion if Jeebus smacked him with a King James Bible.

Otherwise, I hope Fark does not charge trolls by the word, I'd be homeless.

2003-01-18 05:51:52 PM  
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2003-01-18 05:51:55 PM  
I say a well-crafted troll can make better any conversation any day.
2003-01-18 05:52:23 PM  
Yeah, bad terminology. Trolling is a gentle art.
2003-01-18 05:52:30 PM  
Oh man, just wait until they post a article. Drew will be the wealthiest man in the world.
2003-01-18 05:53:20 PM  
I think the term they should have used is, "flamer".
2003-01-18 05:53:52 PM  
I have to admit a guilty pleasure in watching the occasional troll stir the pot.

Dim witted trolls, on the other hand, just pollute the threads.
2003-01-18 05:54:16 PM  
"I think sterner measures need to be taken. Such as having spammers and trolls fight to the death in a pit for our amusement."
I've been buffing up so you sorry SOB spammers better watch out.
2003-01-18 05:55:53 PM  
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2003-01-18 05:56:06 PM  
FifthColumn - um, yeah, whatever order Holden said it in.
2003-01-18 05:57:42 PM  
B0rg9: Agreed. That's why you need to take care when feeding the trolls. You'll never get rid of them.
2003-01-18 05:57:53 PM  
Of course, most farkers define troll as "anyone who disagrees with me".
2003-01-18 05:57:56 PM  
So is Slashdot going to sue Jon Katz for posting articles?
2003-01-18 06:00:21 PM  
If you outlaw trolls then only the outlaws will have trolls.
2003-01-18 06:03:18 PM  
Telemakhos No they fired him like a year ago.
2003-01-18 06:03:28 PM  
sharksandwich will be out of a job on mondays when the new strongbad emails come out, which kind of sucks...
2003-01-18 06:04:12 PM  
Pest-control bulletin board? Hmm. Sounds fun. Who in their right mind would want to troll there? The truly classy trolls come to Fark.

And... do they know how to kill kittens?
2003-01-18 06:06:01 PM  
i never get to have any Boobiess, i hate it, people always take Boobiess before i can get to them
2003-01-18 06:06:56 PM  
what has it got in its pocketses!

yes boobiess! damn i guess they didn't figure anyone would ever try using the plural form of that
2003-01-18 06:07:51 PM  
"Nothing to see here folks. Go about your business."
2003-01-18 06:08:56 PM  
Is Fark going to IPO soon? I see a great business model ahead.

LMAO @ Telemakhos... good one!
2003-01-18 06:13:16 PM  
the child of tasty gelatin snack-food isnt in the US, is he gonna be harder to sue?
2003-01-18 06:13:30 PM  
I am so sure! Listen butt wipes, the title of the article pretty much states that it is about trolls. If you hate trolls so much, why did you even click on the link? No one forced you to, or even asked you to.
A lot of us Farkers personaly like trolls, just because a few of you don't, does not mean that you can spew your tiresome anti-troll schtick here. I feel really sorry for you pathetic anti-troll trolls that have nothing better to do than to post here.
I'd like to see you try to troll any better.
2003-01-18 06:14:12 PM  
hmm let me see if i get what's happening here...
Fark's Boobies filter isn't quite as fun as autopr0n's.
2003-01-18 06:16:02 PM  
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TotalFark kicks ass.
2003-01-18 06:16:47 PM  

Does anyone have the link to the original article?
I find that reading /. threads usually makes me very very glad that I have at least a modicum of a life, so I passed on that one.
2003-01-18 06:19:14 PM  
Though I find it amusing to see people test the Fark filter, you probably want to do it here.
2003-01-18 06:20:59 PM  
There is no Osama Bin Laden! You bunch of fuggin idiots.
2003-01-18 06:23:29 PM  
PeterGruntmuscle, you'd better STFU or me and my 1337 h4X0r posse is gonna find yo IP and n1nj4 h4X0r j00r b0X3n cuz yo called us buttwipes. You're a buttwipe and so is your fourth-reich President who murders babies along with his Trilaterialist bretheren from Canada, land of the perpetually gay. And speaking of gay, your mother is Nancy Kassenbaum and your other mother is Ann Coulter. Ever wonder what that makes you? That makes you a LesboPublican, a dirty communist anti-semitic nazi-sympathizing comma-using overly-hyphenated queer-theoried farktarded asshat with a micropenis like all of George Bush's Canadian supporters and all who oppose the will of Allah, the god of 7-11's and NPR commentary.

Does that qualify for a troll?
2003-01-18 06:26:38 PM  
Too bad voting is not enabled.
2003-01-18 06:28:35 PM  
Ah hah! part of Slayerswine's master plan to return to fark.

Seriously, would banning do anything? you could always just register again with a different screen name.
2003-01-18 06:29:37 PM  
Damn, there goes my Saturday night fun
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