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UdoKier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:08 PM
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Troll modus operandi
Edited on Wed May-18-05 03:21 PM by UdoKier
1. Set up account at DU with screenname with innocuous name like "Bushbashrrr" or something.

2. Get a few posts under your belt, then chortle and drool about it with your retard cohorts at whatever sewer you usually post in.

3. Post some completely ridiculous thing like "I'm very proud that I had 12 abortions!" or a graphic like the recent ribbon that said "I f*** the troops' wives" and get your worthless ass banned.

4. Go back to your sewer, link to the thread, accuse all or most DUers of thinking and posting crap like that, even though 99% of it is posted by RW trolls like YOU.

5. Chuckle, snort and drool some more at your own ingenuity.

6. Repeat.


Do I have it about right?




GET A LIFE!
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:10 PM
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1. LOL did you see the thread on the nameless site...
...about that graphic?

It was one of the silliest things I've seen in a long time.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:11 PM
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2. that the general m.o. Then there's the "sleeper-freeper."
You know, the ones the accumulate 1000 or so by those one or two word sycophantic posts, the entire time they're reminding themselves how clever they are.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:13 PM
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5. I've always wondered what the point of that is.
I swear some of them learn more than they mean to by being here so long! :evilgrin:

But they eventually get bored with agreeing with us all the time and decide to GO OUT WITH A BANG and they just go crazy and then poof! Gone!

And again, what is the point of that? They've accomplished exactly nothing. Ah well, who can explain why people would want to waste their time and energy that way?
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:12 PM
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3. Well, yes, that's one type.
There are also those that like to come up with user names that seem like babble when read left to right, but say something like imafreeper when read right to left.

Then there are those who post about a million little innocent sounding posts in different areas of DU to get the post count up. Then when they bore of the game, they decide to go down in a blaze of ignominy. LOL! Those are ALWAYS fun to watch!

There are also trolls who go right up to the line of alertable-ness but don't QUITE cross it. Alert should still be used, in my opinion, on anything alertable, they can't help but post a few alertables. Then the mods have a better idea of their pattern of behavior and can eventually present them with a concrete pizza.

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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:12 PM
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4. I have hit the alert button because you are a troll.
Edited on Wed May-18-05 03:13 PM by brainshrub
You've been visiting the nameless site haven't you?
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:16 PM
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8. No...trolling is actually posting
lurking is just checking it out.
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UdoKier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:18 PM
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11. I have, but it's not a daily thing.
Edited on Wed May-18-05 03:19 PM by UdoKier
They are very repetitive...

And as I have said before, I don't post in sewers.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:37 PM
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19. Probably drinking Coors instead of Bud too
off wi 'is 'ead!
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:13 PM
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6. DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING!!!!!
Every last whackjob post over the past three years at least has been made by a rightwingnutjob masturbating to their 133t "mole" abilities.
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:13 PM
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7. ROTFLMAO
That was a perfect synopsis. :rofl:
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:17 PM
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9. stop it, I am going to pee my pants!
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:18 PM
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10. A variation is to discredit DUers by taking your username
(such as UdoKier or bobthedrummer) get an account somewhere and post crap-then use these fake posts to make outrageous accusations here. It apparently works better when done as a group project.

It doesn't work too well when exposed for what it is.

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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:19 PM
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12. Those don't bother me. It's the more calculating ones,...
,...the manipulative ones that bother me.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:20 PM
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13. P.S. You give them too much credit when you use the word "mole"
To really be a mole you have to get in somewhere and get information you couldn't get by normal means. This is a public board. ANYONE can read what people write here. So to get a username here and post isn't really being a mole at all. It's just being a troll and a disruptor.

And it's really disrespectful, too. I don't go to their lame-ass websites and post. Hell, I don't even read them.

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UdoKier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:22 PM
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15. Good point.
Using that word only feeds into their pathetic fantasy that they are some James Bond superhacker on a mission for Ayn Rand...
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:52 PM
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25. Mission Improbable
n/t
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Lannes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:22 PM
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16. You got me!
There goes my "Im glad Ill be left behind when the rapture comes" post.
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 04:02 PM
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30. Welcome Lannes!
If you do get raptured, can I have your car?
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Lannes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 04:10 PM
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34. Im not getting raptured
Edited on Wed May-18-05 04:10 PM by Lannes
Thanks Lefty.Im not one of God's chosen republicans but if I slip in its all yours!


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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:49 PM
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23. For real! Don't inflame their fantasy. They are little to nada.
They thrive on attention. I certainly have no compulsion to hit their sites. There are those taking care of tracking their activities and alerting me and others about their sick plans.

The true moles are far more calculating than those described.

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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 04:05 PM
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32. Yeah, and moles are my frail, little cousins.
They do not deserve to be associated with those lobotomized Limbaugh ass-pimple lizards. I'm bet the little weenie Bushevik men are reading this and posting their pathetic rants... who the fuck cares? I never go there anyway... sleep with a dog and you wake up with fleas.

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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 04:13 PM
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35. Don't read 'em either.
So I really don't give a good crap when some LGFer or Freeptard links to a DU thread. There are thousands of threads, after all. Some stupid, some brilliant.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:21 PM
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14. You forgot overuse of the pronouns "we" and "us". (nt)
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:40 PM
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21. EXCELLENT observation.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:28 PM
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17. The late night ones are entertaining
The ones that don't bother with the formality of a few diplomatic posts, they just start right in with really disgusting homosexual references and so on, figuring that nobody is minding the mint. I have to wonder what kind of sub-human shitbirds would bother with that sort of activity.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:53 PM
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26. Cough, cough, Bolton, cough
Ooooh, had a tickle in my throat...
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:34 PM
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18. you forgot the ones that post exclusively in the Lounge
and never reveal any political leanings. They're really hard to nail, but eventually they slip up.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 04:07 PM
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33. HAHA! They sure do!
:D

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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:40 PM
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20. At least they aren't out meeting like minded members of the opposite
sex and creating new little freeper spawn.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:49 PM
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22. stop, you're making me paranoid about myself
I am laughing so hard at all your postings here. Why do they waste their time? The minds of the ones who lurk for a while might be opened a tiny little bit, but I think this is more my naive wish. At least they're not beating someone while they are here.
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Dr Ron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:51 PM
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24. Worse than the troll posts
I figure a board like this is bound to get troll posts and I don't pay much attention to them.

What I find really absurd is the conservative blogs which use absurd posts as reason to attack liberals. They might be plants from trolls, or they might even be real. There are bound to be a handful of people who are a bit too far out in left field.

Some bloggers will take an isolated post here, or a diary on a site like Kos, and quote them as if they are representative of current mainstream liberal thought.

It's an easy way to write an attack, but not very meaningful.

I often come across really strange things on conservative blogs, and I'm sure I could find far worse if I dug through Free Republic (a misnamed site if I've ever seen one). I could play their game and enter a post making fun of it on one of the blogs where I write, but I wouldn't bother. If there is a bizarre statement from someone who is significant in the conservative movement or Republican Party I might quote it and debunk it. If it is just a lone blogger or poster, it doesn't mean much to quote a ridiculous statement.
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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:55 PM
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27. That sounds like Michelle Malkin modus operandi
to get stuff for her opinion pieces showing how anti-american or whatever DUers are.
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BearClaws Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:59 PM
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28. I tried to troll in FReeperland.
That shithole is so freaking user un-friendly.
I would be so pissed off after trying to navigate the site, It just made me dislike those idiots even more!!!
They can have it!
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 04:01 PM
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29. "I'm no Bush fan but..."
...is usually a warning sign...
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 04:02 PM
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31. Don't feed the trolls
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 04:18 PM
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36. The professional troll modus operandi is to stifle discussion
1. They re-frame the OP's topic/debate

2. They post a series of straw man arguments

3. They use the "persecution" defense when called on their BS

4. They lie to innocent/uninformed DUers and get them angry at the OP

5. They make subtle threats and put-downs to get DUers angry and their posts deleted

6. They return to the "persecution" defense ad infinitum

7. If they succeed in getting the thread locked, which is the point, they masturbate

8. Rinse and repeat

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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 04:19 PM
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37. VERY good, concise description of it.
Spot on.
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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 04:20 PM
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38. don't forget the wanking off part
tossers
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 04:23 PM
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39. See post #36
The wanking is a big part of it, just like the pony wanker in the WH.
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