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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:48 PM
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Why was CesarAugustus2 labeled a troll?
This person posted a funny graphic at http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... . When I went back to it I saw the thread had been locked and the OP was labeled a troll. I did a quick search of his/her previous posts and found nothing objectionable. The other OP started by this poster was an Obama/McCain matchup poll, and he or she commented in a bunch of other threads, nothing particularly objectionable that I saw. Was it a reincarnation of a previously tombstoned poster?

Sorry to waste a thread on this...I just want to make sure legitimate people are not getting TSed due to the heightened sensitivity right now.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:49 PM
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1. IBTL
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:50 PM
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2. best to ask the mods rather than post about it? nt
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:50 PM
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5. How do I do that? Just PM?
I guess I could have done that. Just thought someone might know.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:51 PM
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8. Maybe PM the one who locked the thread? They might not want to explain
what they do to identify reborn zombies?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:56 PM
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12. Trust me, you will not get an explanation
Certain mods are a little ticked off right now.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:50 PM
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3. I suggest you PM the mods. It's not really appropriate to call them out in a post.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:50 PM
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4. most likely it was a zombie...the username looked suspicious.
Edited on Thu Jun-05-08 11:51 PM by Elrond Hubbard
edit: and he spelled 'caesar' wrong.
that's an instant ts in my book.
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:51 PM
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6. What's a zombie?
What's a zombie in DU language?
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:51 PM
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7. another word for sockpuppet.
Edited on Thu Jun-05-08 11:52 PM by Elrond Hubbard
edit: in this case, a zombie refers to a troll that returns so many times it doesn't seem to die.
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:51 PM
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9. He found DU brick and left it marble?
:shrug:
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:53 PM
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10. The whole TS thing is pretty mysterious to me anymore.
Back in the day it was always pretty clear why, now they bounce 'em for god knows what.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:54 PM
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11. if it's a low post count, typically that means it's a sockpuppet.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:57 PM
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13. Apparently there is a lot more to this whole thing than I thought.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:58 PM
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14. some trolls return again and again...they all have the same posting pattern.
low post count, and they start right off with an attack, often from a rw source. they don't say 'hi, i'm new here' usually, they don't bother to hide themselves.
they're easy to spot, and typically they don't last 30 posts.
it could all be the same person for all i know.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:04 AM
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18. There is the website where they used to boast about being troll
moderators on DU & stuff. I never believed it.


I used to have some wonderfully nasty exchanges with trolls here, but it's been years now. Too many people/posts things move much fast anymore.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:05 AM
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19. trolls lately have been uninventive and predictable.
no fun to be had from them.
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:07 AM
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23. Most of it is one person
He's a pain but quite predictable. Although he has changed his game slightly in the past week.
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:09 AM
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24. He's not a return of Tropics_Dude, is he?
Although I don't understand why Tropics_Dude was TSed...he seemed like someone who was genuinely torn about the candidates. Liked Obama better personally but got skittish about electability. I never gave up on Obama, but I got a little skittish at times myself.
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:14 AM
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33. As Swamp Rat says, it goes by many names
There are others, but this one in particular is a serial offender.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:12 AM
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29. dupe
Edited on Fri Jun-06-08 12:13 AM by Swamp Rat
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:13 AM
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32. How do you know?
Is there a way to know who someone was in a previous DU life?

In any event, this poster seemed like an Obama supporter, so I doubt it was CyberPieHole.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:12 AM
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30. CyberPieHole
Of course, it has used many other names, but I like that one the best. :D

I'm always on the lookout for CyberPieHole. :9



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woolldog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:00 AM
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16. Most people don't start off with 1000+ posts.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:01 AM
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17. it's a predictable pattern though.
who joins a website and makes one of their first posts a rw hitpiece against one of the dem candidates?
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woolldog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:05 AM
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20. I was accused of being a sockpuppet too.
You guys are just chasing away new members.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:10 AM
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27. I'd prefer sockpuppet to what you got called if you defended Hillary
or made a remark about some Obama flub.
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:11 AM
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28. That's what I am afraid of
Which is why I wasted a post on this. Could be an IP address match with a tombstoned member, but I want to make sure we are not chasing away legitimate members. Plus, sometimes people probably cross the line and get tombstoned but want to come back and behave themselves this time and I don't see what's wrong with that.
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:07 AM
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22. That's what's strange...I don't think this poster did that
Edited on Fri Jun-06-08 12:07 AM by democrattotheend
I searched their posts and found nothing objectionable. Most of their comments were quite reasonable. Unless I missed something.
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woolldog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:09 AM
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26. they probably did an IP search and found out he was a previously
banned member.
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:12 AM
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31. Once someone gets banned, is their IP barred for life?
That seems pretty draconian...sometimes legitimate people just cross the line (especially in a historic primary season where race/gender tensions have run amok) and it seems draconian that they should never get the opportunity to come back. Plus, couldn't more than one person in the same household have an account?
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:14 AM
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34. They probably have to petition to get back in - people have been reinstated. nt
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mckeown1128 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:58 PM
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15. I dunno...
One thing that did strike me as inappropriate was the sniper-gate gun pointed at the pic of MLK. Pretty tasteless.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:05 AM
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21. Maybe the mods know by IP address who are the
persistently re-registering trolls. :shrug:

I'm glad they are on it, this place has beena nightmare, it's time for healing.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:09 AM
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25. IBTL2
:hi:
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:14 AM
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35. Locking
The short answer, Ma'am, is because he was. The threads you saw were far from his only efforts: he was posting in other forums here. I really cannot go into more detail.
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