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(Slate)   "Anytime you don't like something someone else is saying, or even if you do like what he's saying but think he might be saying it the wrong way, there's a very good chance you're dealing with a troll"   (slate.com) divider line 46
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2012-12-06 09:20:50 AM  
5 votes:
memeorama.com
2012-12-06 09:29:59 AM  
4 votes:
I'm not a troll, my surname is Le Bastard.

It's French.
2012-12-06 09:26:19 AM  
3 votes:
Worst black president evar!
2012-12-06 09:25:01 AM  
3 votes:
If you're posting in a tattoo, tipping, or tax thread, then you are a troll.

/always posts in those threads
//would never hire a person with tattoos at my small business because if I take on more more employee then my accountant says I will be over $250,000 and therefore make less money and besides, TIPS stands for To Insure Prompt Service.
2012-12-06 10:09:42 AM  
2 votes:
play.esea.net 

/oblig
2012-12-06 09:32:32 AM  
2 votes:
One of my favorite trolls who I haven't seen for a while (sounds like Erection) had this awesome technique where he would take your entire post and disagree factually with one single sentence of it. This would require the victim to post a three paragraph post complete with links to prove that one fact.

Then, the troll would disagree with one fact in that post using only a few sentences. And on and on. It was awesome. Farkers fell for it every time. He's got to be someone else now.

There are also a few alts who gang up in threads here that y'all always miss. Whenever someone posts a dumb zinger and someone else posts "ohsnap.jpg", that's an alt.
2012-12-06 09:29:51 AM  
2 votes:
Has anyone actually proven trolls exist??? Sounds like a bunch of PC touchy-feely crap to me.
2012-12-06 09:21:38 AM  
2 votes:

Prevailing Wind: Prevailing Wind: yes it does.

no it doesn't


Yes it does! Look. I came here for an argument!
2012-12-06 09:20:51 AM  
2 votes:
We'll get rid of the trolls once we can get a Real American in the Whitehouse.
2012-12-06 09:19:22 AM  
2 votes:

Cythraul: This thread will lead to many additions to my Fark 'Trolls and Assholes' list, I'm sure.


libtard
2012-12-06 09:17:21 AM  
2 votes:
I don't care how gruff your billygoats may be. THIS IS MY BRIDGE AND YOU MAY NOT CROSS!!
2012-12-06 09:15:47 AM  
2 votes:
Justin Bieber is a talented singer.
2012-12-06 09:12:32 AM  
2 votes:
This thread will lead to many additions to my Fark 'Trolls and Assholes' list, I'm sure.
2012-12-06 07:14:13 PM  
1 votes:

Eddie Ate Dynamite: So far atheism and Benghazi have managed to troll this thread. The atheism one isn't that surprising, but I didn't see Benghazi coming.


Neither did Obama.

XD
2012-12-06 04:04:30 PM  
1 votes:

halfof33: Uchiha_Cycliste: Well, if you aren't a troll then you are simply a retard. Frankly they are giving you the benefit of the doubt.

I think it is important that people realize that he is calling me a "retard" because I pointed out that there was no protest outside the embassy in Benghazi before the attack there on 9/11/12.

That is his entire response.

I just want to make sure that no one missed this post.

Because for his next trick, he is going to count all the way up to potato.


No, I'm calling you a retard because you are either very, very stupid; or you lack the capacity for critical thought as a whole; or you are so ideologically entrenched you discard any and all things that do not support your world view; or possibly some combination of all of these. Your arguments always lack evidence to support your assertions. You typically ignore multiple people all trying to correct you and out of hand disregard what they are saying, choosing to believe you alone are right and the 50 people yelling a correction at you are wrong. I mean, if you in fact aren't a troll then you would be extremely worthy of pity, except that you are an intolerable asshole. So really, troll is the nicest thing people can say to you.
2012-12-06 03:53:14 PM  
1 votes:

Uchiha_Cycliste: Psycoholic_Slag: I recall the days of Whoopty Woo The Precious Bongo Boy

That was trolling at it's highest level evar. No one has come close.

Also Sunny Ray and the Gospel of Thomas.


Sunny Ray was an inspir

halfof33: think it is important that people realize that he is calling me a "retard" because I pointed out that there was no protest outside the embassy in Benghazi before the attack there on 9/11/12.


Actually I suspect that he is calling you a retard because he has engaged in conversations with you here on Fark in the past. I know that's why I think you're a retard
2012-12-06 11:51:53 AM  
1 votes:

cherryl taggart: ciberido: sodomizer: The people often accused of being trolls are healthy for conversation, sometimes. Others are just confused, stoned, dehydrated from masturbating, etc.

Confused, stoned, and dehydrated from masturbating is no way to go through life, son.

Are you sure? Sounds ok to me.


Seconded. I try to spend as much of my free time as possible in that exact state.

/Of course, when girls masturbate for hours, it's not pitiful, it's liberating!
//I can have as many orgasms as my skin can withstand
///Suck it, men
////Trolling, Exhibit A.
2012-12-06 11:32:19 AM  
1 votes:
Any time you're dealing with anybody on the internet who isn't yourself, you're dealing with a troll.
2012-12-06 11:26:25 AM  
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-06 11:13:34 AM  
1 votes:

airsupport: I don't care how gruff your billygoats may be. THIS IS MY BRIDGE AND YOU MAY NOT CROSS!!


i141.photobucket.com
2012-12-06 11:04:33 AM  
1 votes:

halfof33: Between the Give Joe the Bird thread and the Benghazi threads, Noah could have floated an Ark on the tears of morans calling me a troll.

Me: There was no protest outside the embassy.
Morans: YOU TROLL
Me: the Administration admitted it today
Morans: YOU TROLL
Me: Quote from Administration
Morans: NO LINK YOU TROLL
Me: Link
Morans: IGNORE LINK YOU TROLL
Me: Link from some libolardo site
Morans: IT IS IRRELEVANT!!!! YOU TROLL
me; le sigh.




I'm sure that's how it seems in Red Glasses Land.
2012-12-06 11:00:19 AM  
1 votes:

MrPenny: In our "culture", Oscar Wilde would be considered a troll.


I wish I had said that.
2012-12-06 10:24:32 AM  
1 votes:

Chabash: Wait, so if Legend of Zelda was a chick, do you think they would date Metroid?


Only if Seamus were a girl. That would be hawt.
2012-12-06 10:21:48 AM  
1 votes:

Prevailing Wind: Prevailing Wind: yes it does.

no it doesn't


Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position!
2012-12-06 10:19:00 AM  
1 votes:
Basically anyone who expresses an opinion in a Fark discussion that isn't a majority opinion is a Troll, I've been called on many times.
2012-12-06 10:17:19 AM  
1 votes:
A lot of rape victims are just asking for trouble when they get drunk and wear skimpy clothing in parking lots.

If they would just exercise some common sense, they wouldn't be "victims" at all.
2012-12-06 10:13:12 AM  
1 votes:
WWTPBB was my second favorite fark troll.
my first is this guy
2012-12-06 09:58:17 AM  
1 votes:

Day_Old_Dutchie: So, where's the FARK original troll
[img254.imageshack.us image 352x320]
Come out, come out, wherever you are!


Pffft. Atheism, as practiced by most atheists, is a religion. The only atheist position is not to argue about the existence or lack thereof of God/gods, because you know that it's a futile argument and a complete waste of time.
2012-12-06 09:53:11 AM  
1 votes:
The author of the slate article believes that trolling started with 4chan

I'll tell you why: Trolling has been defined down. Not long ago trolls were easy to identify-they were the kids on 4Chan who caused trouble just for the lulz,

Ho ho ho ho ho ho.

They didn't call it "Fight-O-Net" for nothing.
2012-12-06 09:51:28 AM  
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: There are also a few alts who gang up in threads here that y'all always miss. Whenever someone posts a dumb zinger and someone else posts "ohsnap.jpg", that's an alt.


All forums are gamed like this.

The best trolls don't appear to be trolls.

The people often accused of being trolls are healthy for conversation, sometimes. Others are just confused, stoned, dehydrated from masturbating, etc.
2012-12-06 09:49:52 AM  
1 votes:
What a lod of crap. Absolutely EVERYTHING I post on Fark is TOTALLY how I actually feel about the subject at hand. It comes from years of INTROSPECTION and DEEP THOUGHT on the matter. It's TOTALLY not intended to send thin-skinned, self-righteous idiots who have no respect for other's views and who have never tried to see things from someone else's side into HISTRIONICS for my own personal AMUSEMENT!!! For God's sakes, people, do you think I erupt in laughter whenever some anonymous stranger, someone who has no clue as to my background, experience, or motivations tells me that they're about to IGNORE ME??? No way--the pain of being ignored cuts DEEPLY to the BONE; it's a TRAUMA that I don't think I'll ever recover from.

This is the Internet. This is FARK. This is SERIOUS BUSINESS.
2012-12-06 09:44:13 AM  
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: One of my favorite trolls who I haven't seen for a while (sounds like Erection) had this awesome technique where he would take your entire post and disagree factually with one single sentence of it. This would require the victim to post a three paragraph post complete with links to prove that one fact.

Then, the troll would disagree with one fact in that post using only a few sentences. And on and on. It was awesome. Farkers fell for it every time. He's got to be someone else now.

There are also a few alts who gang up in threads here that y'all always miss. Whenever someone posts a dumb zinger and someone else posts "ohsnap.jpg", that's an alt.


ohsnap.jpg
2012-12-06 09:43:24 AM  
1 votes:
Oh great, now even Slate is trying to deflect about 0bama's failings in Benghazi by shouting TROLL! Is there no end to this lamestream MSM media distortion? Don't they care about the four Americans killed by 0bama's neglect?
2012-12-06 09:43:23 AM  
1 votes:
So, where's the FARK original troll
img254.imageshack.us
Come out, come out, wherever you are!
2012-12-06 09:37:32 AM  
1 votes:
Luckily, Fark is a Troll-free zone.
2012-12-06 09:32:17 AM  
1 votes:
FTA: Sure, my piece and its headline were hyperbolic...But that over-the-top stance was intentional, a rhetorical device to make a point about iTunes' awfulness. So why had some people misinterpreted my passion as a sign of insincerity?

Sure, I said a few inflammatory things in the hopes of generating some more page-clicks for my article, but why do people think that's disingenuous or something?
2012-12-06 09:30:18 AM  
1 votes:

did this person get paid in dollars to write that? =(


Farhad Manjoo is Slate's technology columnist and the author of True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society.


lol. manjoo. lol.
2012-12-06 09:28:41 AM  
1 votes:

diaphoresis: Fark == Trolls


This, though I was thinking Fark ≅ Trolls
2012-12-06 09:28:02 AM  
1 votes:
Wait, so if Legend of Zelda was a chick, do you think they would date Metroid?

/amidoinitrite?
2012-12-06 09:28:02 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA:"What if the point of the column wasn't to make any coherent argument about iTunes at all but instead to kick up a hornet's nest-to get Apple fans frothingly riled up for no good reason other than to laugh at their misplaced passion over music software?"

To be fair that can be quite entertaining. Fanboiis of all strips really do deserve to be trolled over and over.
2012-12-06 09:27:57 AM  
1 votes:
Dovetailing nicely with his assertion that the new definition of "troll" is "someone who says something you don't like," is Fark's longtime definition of "troll" as "anyone who dares express the conservative point of view, especially in stimulating, thought-provoking ways."
2012-12-06 09:27:25 AM  
1 votes:
i am not
NOT.
NOTTTT!!
a troll
2012-12-06 09:19:53 AM  
1 votes:

PirateKing: I was under the impression that trolling was simply the deliberate stating of a position contrary to or derogatory to that of your target, regardless of one's personal position, in order to create an emotional response rather than a rational one.

Just calling someone an asshole does not a troll make.


Shut up, asshole!
gja [TotalFark]
2012-12-06 09:18:05 AM  
1 votes:
thechiefest.files.wordpress.com 

/oblig
2012-12-06 09:17:45 AM  
1 votes:
Hey everyone. Here's a picture of some Chinese guy's junk. Link
2012-12-06 09:16:16 AM  
1 votes:
was the Obvious tag taking a nap?
 
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