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2013-01-10 02:03:31 PM

I_C_Weener: James!: sweetmelissa31: So now there are 4 mods in here denying it

Clearly you're through the looking glass.

I said that....two posts later.


CAHOOTS!!
 
2013-01-10 02:03:35 PM

what_now: sweetmelissa31: So now there are 4 mods in here denying it

well, one is just sexually harassing me.


I could white knight you.  But I have to warn you, I only put forth my best effort if paid up front.  I prefer Google Dollars.
 
2013-01-10 02:05:04 PM

I_C_Weener: what_now: sweetmelissa31: So now there are 4 mods in here denying it

well, one is just sexually harassing me.

I could white knight you.  But I have to warn you, I only put forth my best effort if paid up front.  I prefer Google Dollars.


what, no bitcoins?  fail!
 
2013-01-10 02:05:53 PM

Weaver95: make me some tea: Weaver95: make me some tea:
I would argue that FreeRepublic is, indeed, not the derpiest place on the internet. I've been to the depths of TeaPartyNation.com. I have stared Derp in the face, AND IT STARED BACK AT ME

you are braver than I am - I draw the line at freeperville and the occasional visit to the #tcot twitter feed.  rarely i'll venture into stormfront.org but that's about as far as I go.

It was fun when the intrepid Judson Phillips himself called me out as a troll, after I posted a lengthy refutation to the hilariously moronic "forensic analysis" of the scanned PDF of Obama's original birth certificate.

hmm.  I might have to venture there and see for myself some day.  I will say that most of the more insane right wing sites seem to be moderated with an extremely heavy hand.  that's just my experience though.  you step outta line on freeperville (for example) and you get crushed almost immediately.


So far I've managed to not catch a ban, nor have any of my comments been deleted. Mocked, yes. But I expect that much.
 
2013-01-10 02:06:20 PM

I_C_Weener: So, you admit that it was part of your plan to lure all of us into this thread while your friend posts shill demotivators in another thread? How soulless must you be to do this? We are down the rabbit hole and through the whole damned Mad Hatter's tea party now.


What are you talking about? I will stop posting here, you don't even have to ban me.
 
2013-01-10 02:06:54 PM

what_now: I_C_Weener: James!: sweetmelissa31: So now there are 4 mods in here denying it

Clearly you're through the looking glass.

I said that....two posts later.

Holy shiat... MOD ALTS!!


I am in no way, shape or form associated with that coward and liar Robert Ford...er...James!   In fact, if he said black, I'd say white.  If he said, day, I'd say night...then we'd break out in a Queen song.
 
2013-01-10 02:07:13 PM

sweetmelissa31: So now there are 4 mods in here denying it


WHICH MUST MEAN IT'S A CONSPIRACY
 
2013-01-10 02:07:13 PM

Weaver95: I_C_Weener: what_now: sweetmelissa31: So now there are 4 mods in here denying it

well, one is just sexually harassing me.

I could white knight you.  But I have to warn you, I only put forth my best effort if paid up front.  I prefer Google Dollars.

what, no bitcoins?  fail!


I'm not paid to promote bitcoins.
 
2013-01-10 02:07:51 PM

Rev.K: I'm guessing they do exist on Fark. I can't think of anything else to explain the long list of known threadsh*tters who show up in every single thread about a particular topic.


The copyright threads always generate people who call you criminal if you even mention changing the laws away from their current state.  No one cares that much at least few do here.
 
2013-01-10 02:08:06 PM

I_C_Weener: Weaver95: I_C_Weener: what_now: sweetmelissa31: So now there are 4 mods in here denying it

well, one is just sexually harassing me.

I could white knight you.  But I have to warn you, I only put forth my best effort if paid up front.  I prefer Google Dollars.

what, no bitcoins?  fail!

I'm not paid to promote bitcoins.


ah, good point.
 
2013-01-10 02:08:18 PM

Genevieve Marie: Flab: James!: I have dismissed it.

Genevieve Marie: We have to assume all posters are arguing in good faith and we can't try to guess at a user's intentions for the most part.

While I agree with both of you that one has to assume that a poster is acting in good faith, your boss is on the record, a few years ago, saying he was convinced there were paid shils on Fark.

And I agree with him. I'm sure they pop up from time to time, because they pop up all over the internet. My point is that we can't look at them and know if they're arguing a certain way because they're a campaign social media intern or if they're arguing that way because it's truly how they feel... and it would get pretty messy if we started trying to moderate based on our perception of whether someone's sincere or not.


And again, I fully agree with that that it's the way it should be.  Even if someone admits to working for company X and liking the company's products, you can't simply assume he's being paid to do so.
 
2013-01-10 02:08:29 PM

sweetmelissa31: I_C_Weener: So, you admit that it was part of your plan to lure all of us into this thread while your friend posts shill demotivators in another thread? How soulless must you be to do this? We are down the rabbit hole and through the whole damned Mad Hatter's tea party now.

What are you talking about? I will stop posting here, you don't even have to ban me.


I do not want you to stop posting.  I'm just sharing one of my conspiracy theories.  All the cops are at the donut shop so the jewelry store across town is being hammered with My Little Pony gifs!!!!
 
2013-01-10 02:08:34 PM

Weaver95: I don't know what scares me more - the possibility that there is an organized effort to disrupt online discussions with paid shills or that the idiots we see in the politics thread really, honestly and truly believe in the slobbering nonsense they post on a daily basis.


I like to think that the blithering idiots tend to out themselves when they get overly emotional.  They start lobbing insults such as "libtards" or "repubtrolls" to where people just start to ignore their talking points.  There is the chance that they're counter argument sock puppets used to discredit one side of the argument, but you eventually get a feel for the sort of arguments and positions where they would need marketing to support.
 
2013-01-10 02:08:58 PM

Genevieve Marie: sweetmelissa31: So now there are 4 mods in here denying it

WHICH MUST MEAN IT'S A CONSPIRACY


THAT'S JUST WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO THINK!!!
 
2013-01-10 02:09:30 PM

Flab: Genevieve Marie: Flab: James!: I have dismissed it.

Genevieve Marie: We have to assume all posters are arguing in good faith and we can't try to guess at a user's intentions for the most part.

While I agree with both of you that one has to assume that a poster is acting in good faith, your boss is on the record, a few years ago, saying he was convinced there were paid shils on Fark.

And I agree with him. I'm sure they pop up from time to time, because they pop up all over the internet. My point is that we can't look at them and know if they're arguing a certain way because they're a campaign social media intern or if they're arguing that way because it's truly how they feel... and it would get pretty messy if we started trying to moderate based on our perception of whether someone's sincere or not.

And again, I fully agree with that that it's the way it should be.  Even if someone admits to working for company X and liking the company's products, you can't simply assume he's being paid to do so.


Now if someone links to Company X in every comment.  That's a different story, This is a local shop and we'll have no Spammers here.
 
2013-01-10 02:10:21 PM

Genevieve Marie: sweetmelissa31: So now there are 4 mods in here denying it

WHICH MUST MEAN IT'S A CONSPIRACY


Glomar...explorer.

seriously.  look it up sometime.  that shiat actually happened.  they built the damn thing, put it out into the ocean...and it worked (sort of).  if that's an example of real world shiat that actually happened, what's going on out there that we DON'T Know about?
 
2013-01-10 02:10:26 PM

Revek: Rev.K: I'm guessing they do exist on Fark. I can't think of anything else to explain the long list of known threadsh*tters who show up in every single thread about a particular topic.

The copyright threads always generate people who call you criminal if you even mention changing the laws away from their current state.  No one cares that much at least few do here.


You know who could use a paid shill?  Lindsay Lohan.  I mean, is there anyone on the Entertainment tab who gets made fun of more?
 
2013-01-10 02:11:38 PM

James!: Flab: Genevieve Marie: Flab: James!: I have dismissed it.

Genevieve Marie: We have to assume all posters are arguing in good faith and we can't try to guess at a user's intentions for the most part.

While I agree with both of you that one has to assume that a poster is acting in good faith, your boss is on the record, a few years ago, saying he was convinced there were paid shils on Fark.

And I agree with him. I'm sure they pop up from time to time, because they pop up all over the internet. My point is that we can't look at them and know if they're arguing a certain way because they're a campaign social media intern or if they're arguing that way because it's truly how they feel... and it would get pretty messy if we started trying to moderate based on our perception of whether someone's sincere or not.

And again, I fully agree with that that it's the way it should be.  Even if someone admits to working for company X and liking the company's products, you can't simply assume he's being paid to do so.

Now if someone links to Company X in every comment.  That's a different story, This is a local shop and we'll have no Spammers here.


/brought to you by Carl's Jr.
 
2013-01-10 02:11:53 PM

I_C_Weener: Revek: Rev.K: I'm guessing they do exist on Fark. I can't think of anything else to explain the long list of known threadsh*tters who show up in every single thread about a particular topic.

The copyright threads always generate people who call you criminal if you even mention changing the laws away from their current state.  No one cares that much at least few do here.

You know who could use a paid shill?  Lindsay Lohan.  I mean, is there anyone on the Entertainment tab who gets made fun of more?


Eh, I go in and defend her. I feel a little bad for her, actually.
 
2013-01-10 02:12:14 PM

brap: mrshowrules: brap: Are they paid in shillings?

Should I try the meatloaf?

Don't let your meat loaf.

- This post was brought to you by The American Boner Council

- It was actually pro-bono


Fine.  I'll tip my server.
 
2013-01-10 02:13:17 PM

I_C_Weener: You know who could use a paid shill?  Lindsay Lohan.  I mean, is there anyone on the Entertainment tab who gets made fun of more?


Snookie? Paris Hilton? The Kardashian Koonts? Don't know, but they're up there.

/sadly, enough people shill for those whores for free
 
2013-01-10 02:13:21 PM

Dinjiin: Weaver95: I don't know what scares me more - the possibility that there is an organized effort to disrupt online discussions with paid shills or that the idiots we see in the politics thread really, honestly and truly believe in the slobbering nonsense they post on a daily basis.

I like to think that the blithering idiots tend to out themselves when they get overly emotional.  They start lobbing insults such as "libtards" or "repubtrolls" to where people just start to ignore their talking points.  There is the chance that they're counter argument sock puppets used to discredit one side of the argument, but you eventually get a feel for the sort of arguments and positions where they would need marketing to support.


thank gods for the ignore button.  the more prolific stupid people can be screened out fairly easy.
 
2013-01-10 02:13:21 PM

Genevieve Marie: I_C_Weener: Revek: Rev.K: I'm guessing they do exist on Fark. I can't think of anything else to explain the long list of known threadsh*tters who show up in every single thread about a particular topic.

The copyright threads always generate people who call you criminal if you even mention changing the laws away from their current state.  No one cares that much at least few do here.

You know who could use a paid shill?  Lindsay Lohan.  I mean, is there anyone on the Entertainment tab who gets made fun of more?

Eh, I go in and defend her. I feel a little bad for her, actually.


Do you get paid in blow?
 
2013-01-10 02:14:25 PM

mrshowrules: brap: mrshowrules: brap: Are they paid in shillings?

Should I try the meatloaf?

Don't let your meat loaf.

- This post was brought to you by The American Boner Council

- It was actually pro-bono

Fine.  I'll tip my server.



www.lifeasaplate.com

Appreciates your gratuity.
 
2013-01-10 02:14:27 PM
The well has been poisoned. Good job Mods.
 
2013-01-10 02:14:37 PM

I_C_Weener: Genevieve Marie: I_C_Weener: Revek: Rev.K: I'm guessing they do exist on Fark. I can't think of anything else to explain the long list of known threadsh*tters who show up in every single thread about a particular topic.

The copyright threads always generate people who call you criminal if you even mention changing the laws away from their current state.  No one cares that much at least few do here.

You know who could use a paid shill?  Lindsay Lohan.  I mean, is there anyone on the Entertainment tab who gets made fun of more?

Eh, I go in and defend her. I feel a little bad for her, actually.

Do you get paid in blow?


I suppose I could try and negotiate for that.
 
2013-01-10 02:15:14 PM

Weaver95: Glomar...explorer.

seriously.  look it up sometime.  that shiat actually happened.  they built the damn thing, put it out into the ocean...and it worked (sort of).  if that's an example of real world shiat that actually happened, what's going on out there that we DON'T Know about?


Hell, finding the Titanic.
 
2013-01-10 02:16:19 PM

Weaver95: thank gods for the ignore button.  the more prolific stupid people can be screened out fairly easy.


A little off topic but that is one function I miss as a mod.  If I could ignore some of what gets posted by certain characters, I'd be happier than....a witch in a broom factory.  Gallagher at at Farmer's market.
 
2013-01-10 02:16:46 PM

I_C_Weener: Genevieve Marie: I_C_Weener: Revek: Rev.K: I'm guessing they do exist on Fark. I can't think of anything else to explain the long list of known threadsh*tters who show up in every single thread about a particular topic.

The copyright threads always generate people who call you criminal if you even mention changing the laws away from their current state.  No one cares that much at least few do here.

You know who could use a paid shill?  Lindsay Lohan.  I mean, is there anyone on the Entertainment tab who gets made fun of more?

Eh, I go in and defend her. I feel a little bad for her, actually.

Do you get paid in blow?


I dunno about anyone else, but I only get paid in internets around here, AND YOU PEOPLE HAVE BEEN STINGY LATELY
 
2013-01-10 02:17:58 PM

Jackson Herring: Weaver95: Glomar...explorer.

seriously.  look it up sometime.  that shiat actually happened.  they built the damn thing, put it out into the ocean...and it worked (sort of).  if that's an example of real world shiat that actually happened, what's going on out there that we DON'T Know about?

Hell, finding the Titanic.


I thought they found the Titanic by accident?  they were out there looking for something else and BAM!  there it was...they couldn't announce it until later though because of what they were doing at the time.  later on they launched a search that 'found' it and got all the press coverage.
 
2013-01-10 02:19:04 PM

Weaver95: I_C_Weener:
In some cases, the Mods can see into your soul.  Google sends me a print out of every GIS you've ever done in exchange for me saying Google online several times a day.  I ain't judging but what is "geometry porn"?

[fac-web.spsu.edu image 600x450]


that picture just made the angle in my pants acute.
 
2013-01-10 02:19:08 PM

I_C_Weener: Weaver95: thank gods for the ignore button.  the more prolific stupid people can be screened out fairly easy.

A little off topic but that is one function I miss as a mod.  If I could ignore some of what gets posted by certain characters, I'd be happier than....a witch in a broom factory.  Gallagher at at Farmer's market.


I have a couple/few people on ignore.  not as many as you'd think though.  gotta admit, it makes the discussion threads more tolerable.
 
2013-01-10 02:19:10 PM

I_C_Weener: A little off topic but that is one function I miss as a mod.


On the bright side, you're a more well-rounded individual for seeing such a wide and diverse set of ideas.


/managed to say that with a straight face
 
2013-01-10 02:19:18 PM

CynicalLA: The well has been poisoned. Good job Mods.


Well, in all honesty and seriousness, if there was some basis to the claim that Fark pushes page hits by allowing paid shills, then it wouldn't be in the best interests of Fark to green this thread so you can talk about it with or without the Mods, would it?
 
2013-01-10 02:20:41 PM

Dinjiin: I_C_Weener: A little off topic but that is one function I miss as a mod.

On the bright side, you're a more well-rounded individual for seeing such a wide and diverse set of ideas.


/managed to say that with a straight face


I think doctors would say my immune system is stronger for having been exposed to more sickness.
 
2013-01-10 02:21:27 PM

Weaver95: I thought they found the Titanic by accident?  they were out there looking for something else and BAM!  there it was...they couldn't announce it until later though because of what they were doing at the time.  later on they launched a search that 'found' it and got all the press coverage.


The Navy knew where the Titanic was all along, the entire expedition by WHOI to ostensibly "find" it was cover for them using their ROVs to film a sunken Soviet sub. They let them use like the very last day or two of the expedition to film the Titanic.
 
2013-01-10 02:22:59 PM

I_C_Weener: CynicalLA: The well has been poisoned. Good job Mods.

Well, in all honesty and seriousness, if there was some basis to the claim that Fark pushes page hits by allowing paid shills, then it wouldn't be in the best interests of Fark to green this thread so you can talk about it with or without the Mods, would it?


We're through the looking glass, people.
 
2013-01-10 02:24:16 PM
I just want to know how to get in on the money. I don't even care which side.
 
2013-01-10 02:24:21 PM

I_C_Weener: I think doctors would say my immune system is stronger for having been exposed to more sickness.


"Fark: it is like a chickenpox party for your mind"
 
2013-01-10 02:24:47 PM
Oh, right. Put on your tin-foil hats.

/this message courtesy of Bland Communications, LLC
 
2013-01-10 02:25:06 PM
Well I had that a little wrong, read about it here.
 
2013-01-10 02:25:32 PM

make me some tea: Weaver95: mahuika: brap: All I can say is having read a few politics threads in my day, if someone IS paying those chuckleheads to post the same hardline gibberjabber over and over and over again, they ain't getting there monies worth.

I always used to think that it's more likely that there's some liberal group paying the ridiculous right-wing people most commonly called trolls in order to make the moderate liberals say, like, "Wow, people think that? Let me expand on why they are wrong" which makes that person feel more strongly about The Issues, but that wouldn't explain Freepers.

nothing can explain the freepers.  except maybe a severe meth habit and/or several antisocial personality disorders.

I would argue that FreeRepublic is, indeed, not the derpiest place on the internet. I've been to the depths of TeaPartyNation.com. I have stared Derp in the face, AND IT STARED BACK AT ME


The thing is that FreeRepublic is like one of the top 20 political websites on the internet, which is scary. It's where political influence and derp collide.
 
2013-01-10 02:25:51 PM

Dinjiin: I_C_Weener: I think doctors would say my immune system is stronger for having been exposed to more sickness.

"Fark: it is like a chickenpox party for your mind"


images2.wikia.nocookie.net

nurgle approves!
 
2013-01-10 02:33:54 PM

mahuika: make me some tea: Weaver95: mahuika: brap: All I can say is having read a few politics threads in my day, if someone IS paying those chuckleheads to post the same hardline gibberjabber over and over and over again, they ain't getting there monies worth.

I always used to think that it's more likely that there's some liberal group paying the ridiculous right-wing people most commonly called trolls in order to make the moderate liberals say, like, "Wow, people think that? Let me expand on why they are wrong" which makes that person feel more strongly about The Issues, but that wouldn't explain Freepers.

nothing can explain the freepers.  except maybe a severe meth habit and/or several antisocial personality disorders.

I would argue that FreeRepublic is, indeed, not the derpiest place on the internet. I've been to the depths of TeaPartyNation.com. I have stared Derp in the face, AND IT STARED BACK AT ME

The thing is that FreeRepublic is like one of the top 20 political websites on the internet, which is scary. It's where political influence and derp collide.


Well, that is disconcerting.
 
2013-01-10 02:35:04 PM
Go time!
 
2013-01-10 02:36:00 PM

James!: Go time!


and here we go!
 
2013-01-10 02:37:12 PM
www.supplementinnercircle.com
 
2013-01-10 02:38:04 PM
Wow. this well is poisoned
 
2013-01-10 02:38:10 PM

James!: Go time!


Weaver95: James!: Go time!

and here we go!


Hydra: [www.supplementinnercircle.com image 259x194]


Let's do this people.   Don't forget your protection.  Don't look anyone in the eye.  Be firm, but polite.  And lets sell this.
 
2013-01-10 02:38:16 PM
Jesus, you idiots still doing this are you?

GM, get a real job for farks sake all ready and stop shilling for Drew.
 
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