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vikingshadow
07-11-2006, 06:32 AM
What's a troll? (http://www.themartialist.com/pecom/fieldguidetotrolls.htm)

Well, I've been in forums a while, and like most of you know what trolling and spamming is. However, this morning, on another site, someone posted this and I found it quite humorous! So, just in case you guys wanted to bone up a little on terminology, this site breaks it down even further.

The sad thing is, we can all name people (and sometimes ourselves!) that fit into one of these categories! :o

bamf-hacker
07-11-2006, 06:39 AM
:lolsign:

BAMF-HacKeR = Angry Forumites

HacKeR

marvin-martian
07-11-2006, 06:52 AM
wow...thats alot

ooglieboogliebob
07-11-2006, 07:14 AM
haha ... nice article ... it's early ... no ones awake ... so i had the time to read the whole thing without being interupted :)


:lolsign:

BAMF-HacKeR = Angry Forumites

HacKeR

Who's your group ?? ... The other two ... :p

bamf-hacker
07-11-2006, 07:16 AM
Who's your group ?? ... The other two ... :p

Looking for members :)

You want in bob?

HacKeR

ooglieboogliebob
07-11-2006, 07:22 AM
haha YES !!! ... we needa recruit other/more members though ... :)

BTW ... i'v seen a lot of this acting done ...

Classic Troll Tactic Number 1, 3, 4 ... everyones gotta remember 5 ... ;) ... and of course 6 happens a lot ...

bamf-hacker
07-11-2006, 07:23 AM
The KUSA Angry Forumites =

BAMF-HacKeR
ooglieboogliebob

Post if you want in.....

marvin-martian
07-11-2006, 07:25 AM
im totally a troll basher...even if they arent trolls...

ooglieboogliebob
07-11-2006, 07:27 AM
.... can't argue with that :p ... i can actually name a few off the top of my head ...

seen Contrarian Warning Sign Number 1, 3, 4 too ... not sure if they're actually "trollers" though ...

marvin-martian
07-11-2006, 07:30 AM
druid = contrarian 1... :dodgy:

ooglieboogliebob
07-11-2006, 07:37 AM
HAH ... it's more of him just fighting till the end ;)

... eh in reality of the predator version ... druid's not really a "Angry Forumites" or a "Troll Basher" ... he's sort of .. in between .... leaning over to the "Troll Basher" side IMO ... :p

DexGtr
07-11-2006, 09:11 AM
I"m A Bruce!!!!! :D

Victa_Balla
07-11-2006, 11:05 AM
The Contrarian Troll. A sophisticated breed, Contrarian Trolls frequent boards whose predominant opinions are contrary to their own. A forum dominated by those who support firearms and knife rights, for example, will invariably be visited by Contrarian Trolls espousing their beliefs in the benefits of gun control. It is important to distinguish between dissenters and actual Contrarian Trolls, however; the Contrarian is not categorized as a troll because of his or her dissenting opinions, but due to the manner in which he or she behaves:

Sounds like the Great Tippmann Flaming wars.

The Old Warrior. The Old Warrior has been there and done that. He has little time to spare for those who have not been there and done that. The Old Warrior has been there and done that to such an extent, in fact, that he is always right. Anyone who disagrees with him, therefore, is wrong by definition and should shut the hell up. Old Warriors place a very high premium on one's credentials relevant to the subject matter discussed failing to understand the logical fallacy of appeals to authority.

Hmmm...who does that sound like??

druid
07-11-2006, 11:32 AM
lmao!!!...I've consolidated my descriptions....of the following definitions; Ahem...

Druid the Bruce, Honorable Nitwit and Leader of the Forum Cultists known as the SOC Troll Bashers :D

The Bruce. Inspired by the dictionary definition of the term and by the movie They Call Me Bruce? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084786/) Bruces (http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=bruce) may correspond to any number of troll profiles but are characterized by a single, external characteristic: They are invulnerable. In the world of Internet fora, this means they cannot be banned from a site. No amount of complaining on the part of a forum's membership can convince the administrator to ban a Bruce, no matter how disruptive or useless such a troll's participation becomes. Bruces possess some innate ability to remain active despite exhibiting behavior that would draw warnings and discipline if displayed by other, more productive members of a bulletin board. A curious and perhaps hypnotic species, Bruces are often hybrids descended from Sophists, Affected Profundity Trolls, and Don Kings.

The Honorable Nitwit. Honorable Nitwits absolutely love to speak about honor. This breed invokes the concepts of honor, integrity, humility, and other traits straight from the Boy Scout Oath more often than a Klingon warrior on anti-depressants. Honorable nitwits are convinced that everyone around them suffers from a lack of honor an idea they thoroughly fail to understand in attempting to use its lack to smear others.

The Forum Cultist. Forum cultists are extremely proud of the incredible Internet communities to which they belong. They pride themselves on the exclusivity of those communities and actually believe that "it can't happen to them" "it," of course, being their own banishment. Forum cultists place a very high premium on groupthink and generally react to differing opinions with outrage, banning all who dare to speak them.

Troll Bashers. The worst enemy of trolls, Troll Bashers appear to possess an almost pathological hatred for trolls. Fully aware of the tools and tactics of trolling, Troll Bashers expose trolls whenever they see them. Often the first to identify Contrarians, and unforgiving in the pursuit of Deceptives, Troll Bashers are experienced and venomous. Often accused of being trolls themselves, Troll Bashers understand the difference between the initiation of trolling and the retaliation against it and believe any amount of retaliatory abuse is justified when a troll rears its ugly head.


Tell me that I don't have a sense of humor :nunu:

Ace24
07-11-2006, 11:32 AM
:moon: I am the angy anus troll that runs around shaking his booty at people!

splaturout
07-11-2006, 01:35 PM
That is a lot of trolls. I am really a spyder hater and soon I will prove you all wrong and control the world!!!!!!!

splaturout
07-11-2006, 01:35 PM
sorry guys....my brother took over my account.

scrappy
07-11-2006, 01:55 PM
ElNino is spot on for the Holy Misroller. We still have a couple years free of him, right ;)

It's good to be a mod, cause I can be all OW on this stuff and say I've been there and banned at least one of each. Plus I can say I've had threads where I was righter because I had a title lol