Who's "trolling" now?
Don't we have enough vituperative political "debates" around here without somebody singling out and baiting certain individuals by name?
I grant that my first comment
in this thread
was a little troll-ish, and I'm sorry about that. I probably contributed a pretty bad atmosphere to the discussion there. But was this
Excuse me ignorance for a few moments, but I in all honesty cannot for the life of me understand why bevets
is being considered a troll/flamer in this thread about evolution
Now, I am a full proponent of the Theory of Evolution. However, that said, all bevets is doing is disagreeing
with the Theory. Some people like orthogonality
decide to actually respond to bevets' ideas
. Not to pick on any one user, but then you get bshort
who sounds more like a troll than bevets by not even thoughtfully
responding to bevets' creationist ideas.
In all honestly, if byver wants to have an open dialogue about this topic, what is the problem? Does that make him a troll if he earnestly wants to discuss the topic, even if you all think he sucks at it because if so, then a whole LOT of users would be trolls with whom the masses just happen to agree with.
*note* I do NOT intend this thread to be a pileon over bevets (enough of that happened in the thread), but rather what makes a troll vs. a good poster since all I see here is a very strong disagreement in ideologies.
Attention store manager: Cleanup in aisle 38721
. Troll juice
has been spilled, making people cry.
A thread about some irresponsible thing Bill O'Reilly said
is followed with some pile on comments and a few insights. Then, ten comments and forty minutes later, this: "Jeebus, how does this qualify as a FPP?
" It seems that on the new MetaFilter, post policing is the new troll.
Have we been trolled?
07 Dec 2004 : Cost to me £96.99 : PapPal Donations £0.00 : Reaction on Metafilter - Priceless
Read back through his comments on the original thread
with this in mind, and the whole thing smacks of a self post.
WHBT? WHL? HAND*
*W = we
ParisParamus, 4 am JST
: "How long will there will cowards logged into Metafilter?"
ParisParamus, 10:37 am JST
: "Metafilter: keeping as many liberal and pacifist a-holes inside, so they do the least amount of damage possible in the real world."
: Talk about posting your petty grievances in the Blue! Heheh.
Ok, I wasn't going to say anything when Witty decided to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to ruin amberglow's thread
with his particular (read: vapid, boring) brand of insane troll logic. However, he then decided an interesting course of action would be to make a similarly unwarranted (perhaps even moreso) comment
in an unrelated thread.
Therefore, I politely and humbly request that Witty please refrain from making similarily irrelevant--and snide--comments in the future, at least in in the blue.
We've all seen what can happen when MeFi devolves into pointless personality conflicts: the site gets hijacked to propogate something that 99.9% of the users don't care about. We've also all seen one member virtually drag another into such conflicts, making a two-way crapfest out of what was originally just one-sided goofiness...[more inside]
Is he baiting us?
Noted ex-Mefite Steven Den Beste
, in self-imposed exile, says he left because we got "stranger and stranger" and, according to him, the inmates are still running the asylum. Are we guilty of lefty groupthink
, or is SDB
focusing on the posts that annoy him and ignoring the diversity of opinions here, and quit in a huff because we wouldn't all agree with him? (Note: we've talked about him before
See now, here is my question, with all sincerity, does MeFi continue to allow such troll posting
because MeFi (semi-secretly) agrees with the poster, or just because MeFi wants another excuse to beat a dead horse?
Us declares itself above the law.
Other than one or two people here and there talking about the topic at hand, this thread was basically a shouting match and trolling session. Is this the level of debate that now passes for inteligent from the MetaFilter community?
I'd use the word troll
in this case, but it has some connotations that are a bit loaded given the subject.
Anonymous MeFi troll duels with self. Loses.
Seems apparent that moolafoo is trying to piss someone
off here, but who? Darkaru? Metafilter? America? Granny? Ah well, doesn't matter anyway: he namedropped Hitler earlier in the thread, so according to Godwin
the troll-attempt was dead on arrival.
It's time to call a spade a spade and a troll a troll
, seems to be one a dem dere trolls....
"Your Usenettish respond-to-everyone-who-disagrees-with-you style might be less effective than you think."
11 out of 49 comments were posted by one user. Is there a proper way to "debate"? Should one save up all retorts and include them in one or two comment posts? Or is it okay to respond to each person individually? I personally am getting tired of it...
Was I trolling?
I had an admittedly heated reaction to an issue I care about, and blasted "conservatives/republicans/the right" as a group. But was I way outta line?