Settle / KettleBlack reflects
I'm not entirely sure how I came to it but I was reading this post at Gawker
& wandered down into the comments only to find this odd bit of writing
. Some of the replies were witty but then (MeFi's own?) Gawker editor Maureen O'Connor pointed out it was essentially identical to this anonynmous AskMe
from 5 years ago. At the very least I figure it's a curiosity worth pointing out to my fellow MeFites who have too much free time on their hands & want to dissect it under the usual microscope.
So the Amanda Knox
thread has been pretty successfully trolled in the exact same way twice now, the first time apparently by a user operating under a secondary account. So, hey, are nerkul and fraac the same people? and could they knock it off?
Does anybody else suspect that Cindyrella
might be linkfarming? [more inside]
post seems kinda trollish. [more inside]
Pseudohyotheticalmetatroll filter...What would you do? [more inside]
Does this AskMe post
seem fishy to you? [more inside]
"Well it appears I accomplished exactly what I wanted when I posted
(what I obviously knew to be) a contentious question. I left out some details initially..simply because I wanted to see how much people were willing the assume about my friend's relationship (and my problem with it)..." [more inside]
After 8 years of lurking, Gamien Boffenburg crawls out of the woodwork to ... defend the use of the swastika, compare Israel to Nazi Germany
, and joke about sexually assaulting
a Zionist. And that's it. That's all he brings to the table.
Gamien Boffenburg, I hereby invite you to crawl back under whichever rock you came from.
During the GiveWell hubbub, some commenters
become obsessed with outing a pseudonymous troll calling itself "Rachel Tension
." We need to talk about the ethics of outing, unmasking, and breaking anonymity. [more inside]
a fucking idiot
. This call-out will no doubt give him a hard on, but the free pass to troll is really baffling.
Troutfishing posts a single link to a Kos diary
, acknowledges that it will be deleted, and taunts other members. Seems like a vacation might be in order.
This post (http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/43307) is spreading a malignant internet troll. Could it be shot down, please?
"Troll" may have a respectable lineage on the Web but, frankly, for some of us who joined later in the day, it seems like a quaint, medieval way of classifying anyone who's the least bit provocative, thought-provoking or even unorthodox. Recently, any forceful, strongly-worded attempt to spark discussion with a non-mainstream viewpoint, generally from the Left, has been lamely denounced as a "troll". Could it be time to give the ye olde troll accusation a well-deserved rest? I hope so. The English language is one of the richest in the world and troll sounds parochial, pimply, nerdish, cliquey, incestuous and, ultimately, meaningless.
"I really don't care how bad an FPP this is
...basically I don't give two shits how biased my FPP is. "
do we need this type of trolling here? (more inside)
Is there any reason to tolerate inflammatory hate-screed like this?
Once again: PATHETIC, delusional, A-HOLE PACIFISTS.
disguised as pleas
for piss tests
? Maybe someone should just ask ponchogaddo
to stop pissing all over
, Ignorant, or Other?
"OWillis, shut the hell up, you pinhead. If you have something to add, add it. If not, keep your damn, troll, stinky, ass shut. I do not have time for people like you. Right now, you are not welcome in this thread
Is Mickey Suttle back? In his newest incarnation
(as "ordinaryworld") he's posted three links, two (less than two weeks apart) to amandahades.com and one to supershadow.com. And of course these link to each other, and to other sites in the Suttle "empire." In his previous incarnation (as "supremecourt," "historical", "jpl" and "vehicle"!) we talked about him here
...just stokin the flames ya'll. Be nice.
Why on earth should I be nice to someone who's knowingly being an ass?
this is an out and out troll
, does anyone not agree?
I'm adding "no trolling" to the guidelines.
Okay, I've been accused of trolling
. Have I trolled? And what did I say that was a troll? I'll try to avoid it in the future if I've horribly offended the community. Mark likes Metafilter, and doesn't want to be noise in the signal.