SkinnyBitch taught you something today v4 - Flamers & Trolls

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    Jun 26, 2013 4:20 PM GMT

    Class, class, please settle down. It's time for my final lesson.

    The most misused word on the Internet is: Troll.

    Before it was used online, the word meant, "to drag a fishing line in water in hopes that it'll get the attention of a fish, who will take the bait, and then flip the fuck out."

    It was then used on the Internet to describe a troublemaking type of person. An Internet Troll is someone who writes or behaves on the Internet, with the intent to cause others to react, get angry or show some other entertaining emotional response.

    They are looking for something to laugh at. Trolls will say things which they don't even mean, and manipulate in order to create a giggle for themselves. The Internet Troll doesn't care about any consequences to others, or backlash. The Troll doesn't feel any insults dealt back to him or her.

    Often when a troll is called out, others think it is synonymous with "meanie".

    Things that don't make someone a troll:
    -having a different opinion than you
    -being silly
    -being an ugly green monster, weak to fire
    -living under a bridge
    -being stupid or a noob
    -asking for help
    -revealing a shameful secret
    -being inconsiderate
    -eating small billy goats
    -being destructive, hurtful, argumentative

    Trolls could pretend to do any of those, but none of those make a poster a troll.

    What a lot of people mean when they call "Troll" is "Flamer".

    A flamer is someone who argues and makes personal attacks (or flame wars), not for their own entertainment, but because they want to put other people down. When flamers write nasty stuff, they aren't laughing behind their monitor, they are worked up and aiming to humiliate.

    While the damage from a troll or a flamer can be similar to a site's community, the difference is fairly simple. If they're laughing at everyone, they're a troll; if they're pounding their fist on the table, they're a flamer.

    Note: Given the embarrassment of being viewed as a hateful forum warrior losing his shit; flamers sometimes will claim they are just trolling. Please beware of these flimsy attempts to save face.

    The recommended treatment of a troll is to avoid taking the bait, and block them. This method is overly simplistic, as there can be false-positives, as well as the consequence of leaving the unaware newer members on their own to deal with trolls who are infamous among elder members.

    Extra credit: The term "Sock Account" refers to existing users making a second account to say things they feel unable/afraid to say with their legitimate account.


    That is all. You have been a wonderful bunch of students and the time taken to write these is made worthwhile by your willingness to read all dem words.

    An honourary diploma is attached to the honourary mail I sent to each of you.

    Live aware and with care,
    Professor SkinnyBitch
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 26, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    Which one am I, professor???icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 26, 2013 4:35 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidWhich one am I, professor???icon_razz.gif
    You're a slut, dear. A dirty slut.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 26, 2013 4:57 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said
    HottJoe saidWhich one am I, professor???icon_razz.gif
    You're a slut, dear. A dirty slut.

    That would be any example of a flamer .... Correct?
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    Jun 26, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    SkinnyBitch said
    HottJoe saidWhich one am I, professor???icon_razz.gif
    You're a slut, dear. A dirty slut.
    That would be any example of a flamer .... Correct?
    Incorrect.
    The correct answer is: A Flirt
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 26, 2013 5:09 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said
    AMoonHawk said
    SkinnyBitch said
    HottJoe saidWhich one am I, professor???icon_razz.gif
    You're a slut, dear. A dirty slut.
    That would be any example of a flamer .... Correct?
    Incorrect.
    The correct answer is: A Flirt

    But, but, isn't a 'dirty slut' a street whore?
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    Jun 26, 2013 5:15 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk, a whore does it for money. HottJoe does it because he just loves love.

    ihateyoutoo saidan issue that needs its own topic
    Don't make me send you to the principal's office! If you thought my yardstick smarts, you're in for a world of hurt when you see the size of his.

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    Jun 26, 2013 5:45 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidAn honourary diploma is attached to the honourary mail I sent to each of you.
    Professor SkinnyBitch

    Ahhhh professor, I hate to bother you but I didn't get my honorary mail with my attached diploma…does that mean I failed? icon_cry.gif
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    Jun 26, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    I've got an apple for you, teacher.
    It's somewhere on me.
    Find it.
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    Jun 26, 2013 5:55 PM GMT
    ihateyoutoo saidthis place seems to have NO form of decent moderation.

    It's time for VIGILANTE MODERATION!
  • isuflyboy

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    Jun 26, 2013 6:19 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said
    HottJoe saidWhich one am I, professor???icon_razz.gif
    You're a slut, dear. A dirty slut.


    Bahahahahhahahah
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    Jun 26, 2013 6:38 PM GMT
    From my observations, trolling race topics is totally ok. Anything related to religion will get deleted or result in being banned.


    Conclusion:
    A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar and decided to create a site called realjock.com icon_smile.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 26, 2013 6:40 PM GMT
    isuflyboy said
    SkinnyBitch said
    HottJoe saidWhich one am I, professor???icon_razz.gif
    You're a slut, dear. A dirty slut.


    Bahahahahhahahah

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  • PR_GMR

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    Jun 26, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidI've got an apple for you, teacher.
    It's somewhere on me.
    Find it.
    sm501jeansbulge.jpg


    Damn, John. I would like to find that apple. I probably would only find a fat, meaty stick. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 26, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidI've got an apple for you, teacher.
    It's somewhere on me.
    Find it.
    sm501jeansbulge.jpg


    OMG....Is that you?
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    Jun 26, 2013 9:30 PM GMT
    xrichx saidFrom my observations, trolling race topics is totally ok. Anything related to religion will get deleted or result in being banned.


    Conclusion:
    A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar and decided to create a site called realjock.com icon_smile.gif


    And then the rabbi says "Oy, that was my dick you were sucking!"
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    Jun 26, 2013 9:31 PM GMT
    Did someone say... flamers?
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    Jun 26, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    SkinnyBitch said
    AMoonHawk said
    SkinnyBitch said
    HottJoe saidWhich one am I, professor???icon_razz.gif
    You're a slut, dear. A dirty slut.
    That would be any example of a flamer .... Correct?
    Incorrect.
    The correct answer is: A Flirt

    But, but, isn't a 'dirty slut' a street whore?



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  • HottJoe

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    Jun 26, 2013 9:49 PM GMT
    Can't tell if I'm being trolled or flamed on this thread.icon_neutral.gif

    #dirtywhoresingstheblues
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    Jun 27, 2013 12:46 AM GMT
    I didn't receive my honourary diploma nor an honourary mail. icon_cry.gif

    So when someone is acting like an inconsiderate asshole, making indefensible ad hominem attacks, he's a flamer. Does the rest of the world know this?

    For example, if I said "John Appleseed is a flamer," would anyone outside of this class have an idea of the meaning and connotations involved?
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    Jun 27, 2013 12:56 AM GMT
    JimmyMTL saidI didn't receive my honourary diploma nor an honourary mail. icon_cry.gif

    So when someone is acting like an inconsiderate asshole, making indefensible ad hominem attacks, he's a flamer. Does the rest of the world know this?

    For example, if I said "John Appleseed is a flamer," would anyone outside of this class have an idea of the meaning and connotations involved?



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    Jun 27, 2013 1:27 AM GMT
    Hillie said
    JimmyMTL saidI didn't receive my honourary diploma nor an honourary mail. icon_cry.gif

    So when someone is acting like an inconsiderate asshole, making indefensible ad hominem attacks, he's a flamer. Does the rest of the world know this?

    For example, if I said "John Appleseed is a flamer," would anyone outside of this class have an idea of the meaning and connotations involved?



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    Did he just call me smart?
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    Jun 27, 2013 1:48 AM GMT
    But isn't trolling the same as peacocking? icon_lol.gif