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26387 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Feb 2003 at 12:24 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-02-12 12:25:49 PM  
Well this is kinda sad. Now I have to find new ways to waste time....oh wait. pr0n.

Sorry will...wasn't me this time
2003-02-12 12:26:00 PM  

I see no trolls.
2003-02-12 12:26:15 PM  
Can't let the trolls get to you Wil. Hang in there man.
2003-02-12 12:26:28 PM  
Damn, and I was all ready to mail him a shoebox full of poop. Now I almost feel kinda bad, maybe I'll wait till tomorrow.
2003-02-12 12:26:50 PM  
Poor Wil. The Internet is just like regular American society - completely Farked. Damn, I thought he already knew that. Sorry dude, you're getting some Hell.
2003-02-12 12:27:48 PM  
Wow I feel like all that was good in my life has just been ripped away from me!
2003-02-12 12:27:53 PM  
"asshats" rofl that's funny. poor will.
2003-02-12 12:29:28 PM  
cmon, if this picture doesn't cheer you up, nothing will.

btw, the numbers are the score they are giving Wil's troll, erm I mean announcement.

2003-02-12 12:31:03 PM  
note to self: must remember img src....

[image from anotheruniversesucks.org too old to be available]
2003-02-12 12:31:27 PM  
remember you are beautiful, in each and every way.
2003-02-12 12:33:46 PM  
sorry.. but I get asshats sending me their long out ramblings about why my website sucks at least a couple times a day..

I respond to the ones that look like they'll get the most bent out of shape about it.. it's my way of blowing off steam.. way more fun to call them idiots than to just ignore them
2003-02-12 12:34:17 PM  
I'm glad that we dont have any repeat asshat trolls around here. We certainly get them, but through a rigorous training program they are turned into normal humans, or tossed out on their asses forever.
2003-02-12 12:34:21 PM  
That's funny Eps

Wil, just give them the Asshat sign!

[image from users3.ev1.net too old to be available]

2003-02-12 12:35:14 PM  
Good for you, Wil! Nothing will demonstrate more clearly that you are _not_ the whiny, wimpy character of Wesley Crusher than.. running away in a huff of girlish self-pity..

Hah, just kidding. Wil rocks!
2003-02-12 12:35:43 PM  
2003-02-12 12:36:57 PM  
Leave Wil alone asshats.
2003-02-12 12:38:00 PM  
I'm just wonder how many people really give a rats ass... I mean, I don't have anything against the guy, but I could care less if he doesn't update his site. Now, if they didn't update FARK, that would be a problem.

On a side note, Wil needs to grow a shell or something. Hollywood types especially need to be able to deal with assholes, disappointments, general annoying people, etc. It's cool that he updates his site, but ya gotta let the shiat slide off yer back...
2003-02-12 12:38:59 PM  
Oh, come on. Trolls are a natural part of the internet experience. If you can't deal with them, maybe you shouldn't have a website.
2003-02-12 12:39:17 PM  
"I knew I forgot something. I'm now rotating the shield frequencies through the ten Kilojoule band, and refining the power flow by piping it through the tertiary power coils. That should keep the trolls at bay."
[image from startreksite.com too old to be available]
2003-02-12 12:42:07 PM  
The asshats have won.
2003-02-12 12:42:31 PM  
That's a drag. Wil's obviously a nice guy, and he doesn't even ask for anything. It's a lot like people who complain about the Fark photoshop contests without entering anything themselves...I mean, SORRY for the free entertainment. Good luck with the book, Wil.
2003-02-12 12:42:32 PM  
If you check his site, there is a large following of people that are upset about what happened, and who are backing Wil to keep his site up, and don't let the asshats get him down. I suggest you do the same
2003-02-12 12:43:57 PM  
That's really weak Wil. Ignore all your fans because of a few asshats? I think you're being unfair to the people who aren't flaming you.
2003-02-12 12:44:13 PM  
Its like a chicken and egg thing, did being a whiny-crybaby cause trolls to attack Wil, or did troll attacks on Wil cause him to be a whiny-crybaby. We may never know...

Just kidding Wil. Have a tissue.
2003-02-12 12:45:11 PM  
Boo hoo. If you solicit attention with a website, you should not be surprised when you get attention, positive or negative. If you want all that attention to be warm and fuzzy, well, tough toenails. Validation and respect and understanding are things you should look for in REAL LIFE RELATIONSHIPS. But if you run a blog, you are putting yourself up on a certain kind of pedestal, and there are just some people who like to take potshots at pedestals. That's the nature of fame.

I understand his irritation. What I don't understand is his apparent surprise, and his seemingly thin skin about the whole thing. I would think being Wesley Crusher for so long would have permanently numbed him to criticism and abuse.
2003-02-12 12:45:28 PM  
I'm willing to bet they came from Fark.
Pick a thread, any thread...
2003-02-12 12:45:29 PM  
Anyone know what precipitated this? I find it hard to believe forum trolls and some nasty emails would cause him to drop the site for however long.
2003-02-12 12:46:47 PM  
You guys are being way too hard on Wil. It takes a strong man to stand up and admit he's been chased off his own website. And it takes an even stronger man to laugh at that man.. wait, where was I going with this?
2003-02-12 12:46:56 PM  
Geez. Just imagine what would happen if Gary Coleman had a blog.
2003-02-12 12:46:57 PM  
"I'm glad that we dont have any repeat asshat trolls around here. "

Hmm. This "Jeff" character must be new to Fark.
2003-02-12 12:47:12 PM  
shoot. i love wilwheaton.net.
2003-02-12 12:47:18 PM  
"Shields up, Wesley."
2003-02-12 12:47:24 PM  
Well... where IS your humanity?
2003-02-12 12:47:29 PM  
I would think being Wesley Crusher for so long would have permanently numbed him to criticism and abuse.

thank you, Alto_reed_on_a_tenor_sax, well-put. now i'll get up, after falling off my chair.
2003-02-12 12:48:53 PM  
I hold myself out to the public in my quest for celebrity status, but please, do not let anyone say anything bad about me. Get over yourself , your not that important. Some will like you, some will not, deal with it.

By the way, who the hell is will wheaton?
2003-02-12 12:50:06 PM  
Hey, Wil - Don't let the bastards get you down.

The 'net is like walking a downtown street in NY - you are going to see a little bit of everything. Some stuff you never thought you would; maybe some you never wanted to!

Ignore the trolls. They are the net street people.
2003-02-12 12:50:06 PM  
Wil has class. He disagreed with me during a flamewar by saying something to the tune of "I don't agree, but I could be wrong, and these are just opinions anyway."

Class all the way.
2003-02-12 12:50:13 PM  
Wow, I actually got a link posted on Fark. Yea, trolls a part of the Internet--chatrooms, emails, blogs, nothing is sacred. It just sucks when there is someone pouring out his heart and not expecting anything in return, and then people think it's funny to tell you that you suck. His site is entertaining and there are a lot of people that care about what happens to him. He probably DOES need the time off to polish his book, but it's a shame that he doesn't feel comfortable on his own site. Auggie is right though, there is a huge outpouring of support for him.
2003-02-12 12:50:37 PM  
But if there's no updates then aren't the angry trolls winning?!

Think about it Wil. UPDATE!!!
2003-02-12 12:50:45 PM  
next stop STAR DATES!!
2003-02-12 12:51:10 PM  
Weak... Did he honesty expect the internet to be filled with nice people full of love and friendship all the time?

The only time people chime in about something is if they don't like it... If people like it or are neutral well they won't write...

If he can cook with fire he should just own a microwave...

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger anyways..
2003-02-12 12:51:47 PM  
I read an article, a long ass time ago, about a troll who managed to piss of a group of people. One of the more enterprising (hehe) members of that group hunted the troll down a sent him a small letter bomb (no one got killed). Now, while I never condone voilence not comitted in self defence, in the back of my mind I did giggle...just a little bit.

I also liked the Jay & Silent Bob approach...in that movie...the one where the flew around at the end kicking troll ass.
HPZ [TotalFark]
2003-02-12 12:52:02 PM  
Just hang around fark for a while, Wil. Compared to the trolls we've got here, WWDN will seem like a convent. Maybe we could make you a mod for a while.

Troll: "Whyw as my Boobies delletde?"
Wil: "Because Evil Uncle Willy said so. Biatch."
2003-02-12 12:52:20 PM  
I believe this is the same Wil Wheaton who boycotted Star Trek conventions for 6-8 years or so after getting boo'ed off the stage and supposedly receive death threats.

At least he's consistent.
2003-02-12 12:52:50 PM  
Call me naive, but I assumed that Wheaton is probably already familiar with general trolling and asshattery, and also knows when someone has significantly crossed the line. I figure some serious line-crossing was going on. Some people on here obviously think it was the former.

Anybody know exactly what this is over?
2003-02-12 12:53:11 PM  
Thanks, Wil. Now where will they all go? Oh, wait - Fark. Great.

Wil, you're great. Asshats abound everywhere, including the web. Have you read any of the threads around here? People who are sad about their pathetic lives need to make themselves bigger. They do it by taking potshots at others. You're famous, so you're that much more of a target.

I don't blame you at all. Stay above it. And stick around here.
2003-02-12 12:54:38 PM  
Now the asshats will just come into this thread to bash him.
2003-02-12 12:56:24 PM  
Oh, and here's my graphical interpretation of the internet ...

[image from pages.sbcglobal.net too old to be available]

Please Recycle!
2003-02-12 12:57:14 PM  
Will, there are many of us who realize it was weak plots and bad dialogue that were the culprits on many an episode of TNG. We know they mishandled your character, and I think a lot of the anger towards you is an unfortunate side-effect that you shouldn't take personally. Of course you could always do like Jay and Silent Bob and fly around the nation beating up your detractors, but violence never solved anything. Except in Iraq.
2003-02-12 12:57:19 PM  
Ditto: funny!
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