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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:47 PM

Calling out all you "No Surprise Here" Trolls.

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I swear, nearly every DU string I see, no matter what subject, or how
well-documented, novel, horrid or definitive the news report is; their
is generally at least one reply going something like this:

"Oh, and you are SURPRISED by this?" <-inferred sub-text: "you
are a naive boneheaded shit-for-brains to consider this real news!"

This kind of reply does several things in one stroke:
1) Lays claim to possessing a superior "above the fray" perspective,
so superior as to insult you without any consequences.
2) Dismisses the actual information posted as trivial, not worth
wasting your time reading, and "old" information,
3) Attempts to redirect the attention of the reader elsewhere,
ANYwhere, except to continue reading the OP with any real interest.

Personally I'm sick of seeing these annoying replies, especially when it's
an all-too-obvious attempt to trash a thread, while pretending to be
participating in an intelligent discussion about the OP.

How about we start the New Year by naming this aberrational dumbing
down trollish behavior, and ignoring it at least, if not flagging it.

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Reply Calling out all you "No Surprise Here" Trolls. (Original post)
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 OP
Ian David Dec 2012 #1
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #3
Ian David Dec 2012 #4
trumad Dec 2012 #2
Shampoobra Dec 2012 #5
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #8
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #6
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #7
Skittles Dec 2012 #9

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:57 PM

1. We need to create an internet meme to go with it.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:17 PM

3. lol - great on-point graphic. I'm stealing it for future use. nt

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:18 PM

4. Feel free! n/t

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:58 PM

2. Rubio 2016

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:15 PM

5. wait ... HOW LONG have you been on DU???

and you're SURPRISED by the "no surprise here" trolls???


I'm kidding, of course

I agree 100% with your post. Sometimes a "no surprise" troll will take it to the next level and imply that the person who wrote the OP is a troll who's only pretending to oppose the subject they've brought up

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Response to Shampoobra (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:42 PM

8. ;-) nt

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:21 PM

6. When it's behavior that's historically common why should anyone be surprised?

Corruption and venality are a commonplace occurrence in human society, why is it surprising that they should happen in American society?

"History doesn't repeat itself but it does rhyme." -Mark Twain

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:40 PM

7. Awesome Twain quote. +100 nt

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:52 PM

9. CORRECT

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