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2003-02-12 12:57:19 PM  
Too bad Wil, BTW does the X3D thing REALLY WORK ?
Of all people in any walk of life I figured an actor had to be really thick skinned. How long have people been telling you to quit and that you were not good enough, WHY do you suddenly start listening NOW ?

Oh well keep fragging....Arch
 
2003-02-12 12:58:53 PM  
Jeezus, people. He's easy to attack because he's famous and accessible, and he's easy to defend because he happens to at least come off as an unnaturally accessible and decent guy.

I'd be willing to bet that he gets a bit more abuse than your average blogger, so really, if the guy needs to take a break because someone touched a nerve, I kind of understand. Certainly, he doesn't owe anyone any more explanation.

Least of all anyone who claims to not care in the first place.
 
2003-02-12 01:00:31 PM  
Wil 'Wimp' Wheaton probably wets his bed too. Anybody who has been a public personality for as long as he has should be used to this junk by now. This is pretty pathetic of him if you ask me.
 
2003-02-12 01:04:29 PM  
That's what being famous is all about. I don't think I could handle it, and it sounds like you no longer can either. Here's to being normal people, ehh!

Come to EC and we'll tip back a few.
 
2003-02-12 01:04:40 PM  
I wish I could remember who mentioned this first...
The guy that invents a way to stab someone in the face over the internet is going to be a billionair.

I spoke with my grandfather about this a long time ago. When telephones came out, a bunch of asshats prank called people all the time, and caused a general nuisance. Now that we have the internet, where you are even more distant and unreachable, people feel like they can let out their evil side without fear of reprisal. It's a medium for people without enough balls to poke at people. Come on... tell me that you would really walk up to me and call me a ####sucking minion of Drew.

Certainly not more than once.
 
2003-02-12 01:05:44 PM  
I'm really gonna cry...really...any second now...almost...ok maybe not.
 
2003-02-12 01:07:41 PM  
People on the internet are much larger than they appear in person.
 
2003-02-12 01:07:49 PM  
Sorry Jeff, as much as you want to hear me say it... I won't call you a ####sucking minion of Drew. I'm too busy sending ####sucking minion emails to Wil! :)
 
2003-02-12 01:07:57 PM  
AlgertMan

Did you see the one with Gary Coleman, the one where Gary says (and I paraphrase), "The only advice that I would take is whatever could get me back on TV full time." He sounded like such a little biatchie girl...like, c'mon you lived almost every American's dream. Life's tough, there's people starving.

That applies here.
 
2003-02-12 01:09:18 PM  
Good. This guy sucked anyway.
 
2003-02-12 01:09:54 PM  
Where is your humanity? Do you treat people you see in real life the way you treat me? Do you go out of your way to insult and belittle people? Is your life so miserable, so empty and meaningless, your self-esteem so low that you need to attack me?

Maybe below the cockles, maybe in the sub-cockle area. Yes, yes, and no, not yet.

What di I get for taking his survey?
 
2003-02-12 01:10:02 PM  
when you can't put a face w/a name it is easy to say mean things, but it just shows the stupidity of the individual who makes those statements.
 
2003-02-12 01:10:16 PM  
Just because someone's famous doesn't mean he's not a person. He treats us with respect; we should treat him the same way.
 
2003-02-12 01:11:31 PM  
Bravo! Mr. Will, sir.

The Internet does to some people what getting behind the wheel of an automobile seems to do--gives cowards and chickenshiats a comfortable sense of anonymity. This leads to them behaving and saying things they would not otherwise have the cajones to do or say, to a fellow human's face.

Farkdom seems to have a lot of this type of pathetic, human scum.
 
2003-02-12 01:11:43 PM  
Maybe we should send pictures of the asshats teabagging to their bosses... Teach them to mess with a fellow Farker.
 
2003-02-12 01:14:18 PM  
Writing a book is stressful enough without having to put up with the semi-literate morons who think an 40|_ account gives them the anonymity to insult anyone they like. Wil should count slowly to 20 and go back to his word processor.

I look forward to reading his book.
 
2003-02-12 01:14:26 PM  
This must be Rick Berman's fault.
 
2003-02-12 01:14:41 PM  
Jeff - you're implying that people call you a ####sucking minion of Drew on the Internet...how often does that happen and who does it?
 
2003-02-12 01:14:44 PM  
SockMonkey--i liked it when the girl was treating him like a puppet
 
2003-02-12 01:15:16 PM  
[image from wilwheaton.net too old to be available]

What's with the blue hair?

This is just like when he got pissed and quit Starfleet.

fark'em Wil, fark'em all.

Just remember within the next year they will most likely be drafted and die in some desert on the other side of the planet.

Just trying to make you feel better.
 
2003-02-12 01:16:06 PM  
Yea, will does have class.

I emailed him whining (politely though) about requiring javascript to read the comments. I didn't expect a response at all, much less one as quickly as he sent. His response stated that he totally understood not wanting javascript, and then gently pointed out that I could click on the time instead of the word "comments".

Any dickwad that feels the need to attack the guy should set up their own blog, and see how they like the abuse.

I wanna be in Wil's posse!
 
2003-02-12 01:18:42 PM  
Screw those asshats Wil. Don't let 'em get you down. I know I've had to take little vacations because of asshats....
 
2003-02-12 01:18:52 PM  
I like Wil, but he makes it harder by having his testicles ascend into his thoracic cavity just because some trolls piss on his panties.

Sheesh.
 
2003-02-12 01:20:01 PM  
That sucks. I stopped visiting wwdn a while back (for no real reason, just fell off my to-do list) but Wil seems like a cool guy - even took the time to respond to one of my emails I sent.

I can turn into a troll at times (Mr. McGee, dont make me angry.. you would like me when Im angry), but people who do it just to get a hard-on are lame.

Sorry to see ya go, Willy!

[image from pebbs.com too old to be available]
 
2003-02-12 01:23:08 PM  
probably more to the story than he is letting us in on.


He would be no stranger to trolls and generalized message board bile. He hangs at fark after all, and his board has always had a fair amount of silly dorks.

I think someone came up with a troll that really got under his skin. Kept him awake at night. Hit too close to his heart. He always revealed himself a bit too much for a web personality, and that opens you up to a some real evil trolling.


I suspect he will still hang out online, but will do it like the rest of us, anonymously. He will make a new fark account and post and discuss and lurk like always.


maybe it was those mean things I said about Aqualad that drove him MAD ?!?! he he he
 
2003-02-12 01:24:10 PM  
Sorry Wheaton,

Remeber when I got your home number and called you 47 times in one hour? And I kept talking about how I was gonna cut your arm off and sodomize you with it? Well, it was just a joke and I was all hopped up on goofballs anyway. I mean when I came over to your house screaming "Die Wil, DIE!!!!" what I really meant was "I'm sorry". God you're sensitive. Anyway, my 5 minutes on the computer is up. I've gotta go back to my cell. I'll be seeing you in 10 months and 17 days... bye.
 
2003-02-12 01:26:49 PM  
Wil made himself a target by making himself accessible. Here are the two tiniest violins playing just for you - enjoy.
 
2003-02-12 01:31:12 PM  
AlleyKat:

didn't you read the link that was posted ? there is a FAQ on the left menu bar if you are actually curious who this is.
 
2003-02-12 01:32:56 PM  
curses! damn time zones.

I woulda liked earliest comment on this thread.

/one trick pony
 
2003-02-12 01:34:47 PM  
I wouldnt read too much into Wil's post. It just seems like he is trying to prioritize some important things and the web stuff is taking a back seat for a while. I think the whole "Troll" thing is mostly his way of rationalizing taking a break to concentrate on finishing his book.

And I can't believe the mean stuff that some if you guys post about Wil. Some of that stuff has to hurt once in a while.
 
2003-02-12 01:38:35 PM  
All the people who claim not to care yet took the time to post to this (or any thread they don't care about) can now STFU.

I never saw ST:TNG so I can't comment on Wesley Crusher. But Wil took some bullets like a MAN in "Toy Soldiers". The rest of you woulda cried like little biatches.

Blog on brother Wil.
 
2003-02-12 01:40:06 PM  
When you've got a lot of shiat going on, you don't need more distractions. I get the feeling that this is more because he's realized that there's stuff happening in his life that's far more important than a weblog, and that these trolls were getting under his skin and wasting a lot of his focus and energy. As much as we'd all like to say we can shake it off, it's harder than we'd all like to admit, because people can be so fecking MEAN, especially on the internet. Why people think it's OK to be a complete moron on the web when you'd never do it IRL is beyond me, but anyway.... Walking away, taking a breather and getting perspective is always a good thing.

And when he comes back, I'm sure he can find a monkey to act as an asskicking mod.
 
2003-02-12 01:40:37 PM  
Two quotes sum it all up:

"Opinions are like a$$holes, everybody has one." -Unknown

"Life sucks, get a helmet!" -Dennis Leary
 
2003-02-12 01:41:16 PM  
I harbor no ill will to the honorable Mr. Wheaton at all. I actually liked the Wesley character, making me a minority in the eyes of the US Census. And from what I've gathered he's a more than fairly decent guy.

But I don't understand the allure or appeal of Weblogs. I've read a few of them and seen people's on their individual websites. I just can't figure it out.

It's just some guy, who might or might not have been famous at some time, telling the everyday goings on of their lives, or something I find to be equally mundane. I can understand the idea of using it as a forum to display some sort of creative content, but the diary form just baffles me.

But not at much as the people who read them and eagerly await the next installment. These people are as confusing to me as someone who would go out of their way to attack and insult the blogger themselves.

Thanks for reading my comments, please check my web site www.idontgetit.com for more of my work.
 
2003-02-12 01:43:07 PM  
I am suprised to learn that people actually read blogs. Not only that, but they post comments on them. Go figure!
 
2003-02-12 01:43:41 PM  
why do people troll ?


why do boys smack hornet nests with rocks, or blow up frogs ?
(I think almost all internet trolling is by men, although I could be corrected)


I don't do it too often, and I usually telgraph my trolls well enough that actually savvy people spot them and politely brush me off. But when I watch ChinaGrove get apoplectic with his colorful (and massively homoerotic) screeds against me.... I just have to giggle at it. That some people can be such slaves to their lizard brain.


hence, the whiney send-off from Wil is almost like an admission of defeat for the trolling public.
 
2003-02-12 01:48:14 PM  
That bites.

Hang in there. While some may call you thin skinned, I have seen people flamed off of alt.flame; it happens.

The trouble with a blog is that no one has invented an internet shotgun that a fellow can defend his turf with.

It sounds as if you have taken the right attitude, give the blog a rest and try to make some money for a while.
 
2003-02-12 01:49:21 PM  
14 year old girls around the world are crying their eyes out.
 
2003-02-12 01:50:08 PM  
Well, maybe in a month CNN will have another article about the tree house hippie and we will find out he has a fourth roommate and goes by the name of Wil.
Sorry you feel you have to take temporary leave because of a few bad seeds Wil. Good luck on the book though.
 
2003-02-12 01:52:00 PM  
Just remember, while you all were first waking up with your sheets mysteriously affixed to your nether-regions and bragged to all your friends about getting a look at that girl's bra strap when you two slow-danced at the Jr. high mixer, Wil was working damn near every day with Marina Sirtis back when they had her wearing all those spandex jumpsuits, plus had oodles of scenes with Gates McFadden in her season 1 uni-catsuit, plus he got it on with both that Dauphin girl and Ashley Judd... hate the game, not the playah kids!
 
2003-02-12 01:52:30 PM  
We'll miss you, Wil :(

You're still on my list
 
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2003-02-12 01:53:48 PM  
Personally, I support Wil taking some time off from WWDN. I am in awe of anybody who can keep regular postings to a website over a long period of time. Doing all that while receiving troll mail would push anybody over the edge.

Shore leave. Captain's orders. :o)
 
2003-02-12 01:54:29 PM  
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2003-02-12 01:55:15 PM  
will's site was lame, and the sycophants sucking up to him in the comments section was a poor insight to lame hero worship. I'm sorry to see no one trolled his counter-meta-hissy-fit-I'm-Leaving troll article.

That being said, I'd bet big money that lowtax from SomethingAwful.com catches 100 times the shiat will gets.
 
2003-02-12 01:55:29 PM  
Oh, and let's not forget that the Wilster himself is a class act. Good luck on that book man, if you're braving these threads today.

(And I kinda thought Wesley was kind of a cool character, even if they did use him rather oddly. I still have that figure, even if it doesn't much resemble Mr. Wheaton back in the day)
 
2003-02-12 01:55:45 PM  
Thye best way to deal with stuff like this is to not care about anything.

That way no one can offend you.
 
2003-02-12 01:57:09 PM  
Who is Wil Wheaton?

Did he sleep (or not sleep) with Michael Jackson?

Does he have an action figure?

Is he marrying Madonna?

It's sooo hard keeping up with these "celebrities" that are such an important part of my life and make me realize I am soooooo worthless and my itty bitty contribution to society is so miniscule in comparison.

Sniff.

burp.

Wheaton? Isn't that a cracker found in a box on the grocery store aisle?

burp.
 
2003-02-12 01:59:21 PM  
Jeff
 
I don't want to try to minimize the anger you feel about being trolled, but "####sucking minion of Drew" is the funniest damn thing I've read in a while.

I'm going to start calling people that... specifically,people who don't know about Fark.
 
2003-02-12 02:02:08 PM  
americans and celebrities.


amercians can love their celebrities. many americans think they KNOW their celebrties, and even go so far as to hand them love and respect. At first, many celebrties are confused by this behavior, but eventually they get used to it, and even expect it.
 
2003-02-12 02:08:52 PM  
When people troll, they want to get a reaction from you. The more you react, the better they feel. Letting them think they took you off the web (regardless of how hard their comments hit you) is like sending them a message that you are their biatch.

However, if you feel the best way to deal with it is to take a break...well, do whatcha gotta do. Me? I would either block their IP (it's just like punching them in the mouth- they cant talk after that), or find out who it is and send them a pigs head with the mouth sewn shut. A week later, send them the eyes of said pig with a message that reads "I'm still watching you. I'd like you to act up, so I can act out my anger on you"

That is all.
 
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