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What is with all the trolls?

SuperRobotWars
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6/28/2011 9:12:10 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
It is an perfectly logical explanation, but I do tend to see some differences in their choice of words so I say it is probably four people who are doing all of the trolling [well at least the bulk of it].
Minister Of Trolling
: At 12/6/2011 2:21:41 PM, badger wrote:
: ugly people should beat beautiful people ugly. simple! you'd be killing two birds with the one stone... women like violent men and you're making yourself more attractive, relatively. i met a blonde dude who was prettier than me not so long ago. he's not so pretty now! ha!
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: ...and well, he wasn't really prettier than me. he just had nice hair.
Cliff.Stamp
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6/28/2011 10:22:51 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Banning tends to cause troll flooding as it rewards attention. The simplest way to stop it if you feel it is actually destructive is to dead pan the debates with a quality response. If they are trolls they will have no enjoyment from this and look elsewhere. If they are not trolls but just kids having fun it may be possible to develop quality debates. Note Tim's early debates were not much more than what you see in a Troll response but now he can debate well across a wide range of topics.
Sieben
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6/28/2011 10:28:45 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Debate is a competition. DDO needs to be treated like other competition websites. They don't list noob rounds on the front page of Gaming Replay websites or ESPN. Gaming competitions allow noobs to participate, but they don't advertise thousands of noob matches. Its just there in the background.
Things that are so interesting:

http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
Cliff.Stamp
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6/28/2011 10:48:45 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 10:28:45 AM, Sieben wrote:
Debate is a competition. DDO needs to be treated like other competition websites. They don't list noob rounds on the front page of Gaming Replay websites or ESPN. Gaming competitions allow noobs to participate, but they don't advertise thousands of noob matches. Its just there in the background.

Yes, most people have requested that the front page showcase debates :

-from those on the leader board (both participants get higher priority)
-high liked/commented debates (popular)

It would make sense for these in fact to be two different categories so you would have leaderboard and then popular debates.
Man-is-good
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6/28/2011 11:14:00 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 9:05:31 AM, Sieben wrote:
Lately I've been seeing a lot more troll debates. Why now?

Is it possible its just 1-2 people?

It's either the same people who keep on posting these debates, or just a new universal feature in the characteristics of humankind.
"Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto." --Terence

"I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."--Thoreau
Man-is-good
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6/28/2011 11:30:20 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 11:28:56 AM, Sieben wrote:
Maybe its just summertime.

I guess all the trolls were just hibernating during the winter. So, when it's summer, they start coming out of their caves and dens and start hitting everybody they see with their clubs.
"Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto." --Terence

"I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."--Thoreau
Man-is-good
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6/28/2011 12:08:48 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 11:33:15 AM, Brainmaster wrote:
We are legion.

" 13And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

14And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.

15And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

16And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.

17And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.

18And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. "

[http://www.biblegateway.com...]
"Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto." --Terence

"I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."--Thoreau
Brainmaster
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6/28/2011 12:12:30 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 12:08:48 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
At 6/28/2011 11:33:15 AM, Brainmaster wrote:
We are legion.

" 13And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

14And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.

15And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

16And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.

17And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.

18And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. "

[http://www.biblegateway.com...]

I hath heardth that thou liketh kips of the mud!
Kfc.
Koopin
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6/28/2011 12:14:21 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'm actually getting sick of the trolling, like a lot...

I was thinking about taking a break from DDO for awhile, and hope that things are back to normal when I come back. DDO is not even close to where it used to be.
kfc
Brainmaster
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6/28/2011 12:16:57 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 12:14:21 PM, Koopin wrote:
I'm actually getting sick of the trolling, like a lot...

I was thinking about taking a break from DDO for awhile, and hope that things are back to normal when I come back. DDO is not even close to where it used to be.

Hypocrite.
Kfc.
Koopin
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6/28/2011 12:18:34 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 12:16:57 PM, Brainmaster wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:14:21 PM, Koopin wrote:
I'm actually getting sick of the trolling, like a lot...

I was thinking about taking a break from DDO for awhile, and hope that things are back to normal when I come back. DDO is not even close to where it used to be.

Hypocrite.

Funny person =/= Troll.
kfc
Brainmaster
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6/28/2011 12:21:33 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 12:18:34 PM, Koopin wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:16:57 PM, Brainmaster wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:14:21 PM, Koopin wrote:
I'm actually getting sick of the trolling, like a lot...

I was thinking about taking a break from DDO for awhile, and hope that things are back to normal when I come back. DDO is not even close to where it used to be.

Hypocrite.

Funny person =/= Troll.

K
Kfc.
Koopin
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6/28/2011 12:22:00 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 12:21:33 PM, Brainmaster wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:18:34 PM, Koopin wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:16:57 PM, Brainmaster wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:14:21 PM, Koopin wrote:
I'm actually getting sick of the trolling, like a lot...

I was thinking about taking a break from DDO for awhile, and hope that things are back to normal when I come back. DDO is not even close to where it used to be.

Hypocrite.

Funny person =/= Troll.

K

Also, unlike you, I do not try to intentionally annoy people.
kfc
Brainmaster
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6/28/2011 12:22:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 12:22:00 PM, Koopin wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:21:33 PM, Brainmaster wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:18:34 PM, Koopin wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:16:57 PM, Brainmaster wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:14:21 PM, Koopin wrote:
I'm actually getting sick of the trolling, like a lot...

I was thinking about taking a break from DDO for awhile, and hope that things are back to normal when I come back. DDO is not even close to where it used to be.

Hypocrite.

Funny person =/= Troll.

K

Also, unlike you, I do not try to intentionally annoy people.

tinyurl.com/debateDDO

O RLY?
Kfc.
Cliff.Stamp
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6/28/2011 12:23:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 12:14:21 PM, Koopin wrote:

I was thinking about taking a break from DDO for awhile, and hope that things are back to normal when I come back. DDO is not even close to where it used to be.

Koopin, I would hope that you would not, just filter them out and contribute as normal. Your video debate with OreEle was enjoyable and it would be nice to see more regular content. Plus there are few representing the noble field of poultry science.
Brainmaster
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6/28/2011 12:23:31 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 12:23:05 PM, Cliff.Stamp wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:14:21 PM, Koopin wrote:

I was thinking about taking a break from DDO for awhile, and hope that things are back to normal when I come back. DDO is not even close to where it used to be.

Koopin, I would hope that you would not, just filter them out and contribute as normal. Your video debate with OreEle was enjoyable and it would be nice to see more regular content. Plus there are few representing the noble field of poultry torture.
Kfc.
SuperRobotWars
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6/28/2011 12:36:07 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 12:23:05 PM, Cliff.Stamp wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:14:21 PM, Koopin wrote:

I was thinking about taking a break from DDO for awhile, and hope that things are back to normal when I come back. DDO is not even close to where it used to be.

Koopin, I would hope that you would not, just filter them out and contribute as normal. Your video debate with OreEle was enjoyable and it would be nice to see more regular content. Plus there are few representing the noble field of poultry science.

Yeah! Koopin you should stay, you are the funniest person on DDO.
Minister Of Trolling
: At 12/6/2011 2:21:41 PM, badger wrote:
: ugly people should beat beautiful people ugly. simple! you'd be killing two birds with the one stone... women like violent men and you're making yourself more attractive, relatively. i met a blonde dude who was prettier than me not so long ago. he's not so pretty now! ha!
:
: ...and well, he wasn't really prettier than me. he just had nice hair.
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6/28/2011 12:58:42 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 12:16:57 PM, Brainmaster wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:14:21 PM, Koopin wrote:
I'm actually getting sick of the trolling, like a lot...

I was thinking about taking a break from DDO for awhile, and hope that things are back to normal when I come back. DDO is not even close to where it used to be.

Hypocrite.

Brainmaster, people appreciate Koopin and would wish him to continue posting/debating. He doesn't debate spam, multi, insult, vote-bomb, etc. . He simply is not uber-serious and is also fairly infatuated with chickens and is probably at some point in time going to recruit Thaddeus to create some kind of half chicken half robot WoMD.
Brainmaster
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6/28/2011 1:04:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 12:58:42 PM, Cliff.Stamp wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:16:57 PM, Brainmaster wrote:
At 6/28/2011 12:14:21 PM, Koopin wrote:
I'm actually getting sick of the trolling, like a lot...

I was thinking about taking a break from DDO for awhile, and hope that things are back to normal when I come back. DDO is not even close to where it used to be.

Hypocrite.

Brainmaster, people appreciate Koopin and would wish him to continue posting/debating. He doesn't debate spam, multi, insult, vote-bomb, etc. . He simply is not uber-serious and is also fairly infatuated with chickens and is probably at some point in time going to recruit Thaddeus to create some kind of half chicken half robot WoMD.

I don't votebomb.
Kfc.
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6/28/2011 1:16:31 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/28/2011 12:14:21 PM, Koopin wrote:
I'm actually getting sick of the trolling, like a lot...

I was thinking about taking a break from DDO for awhile, and hope that things are back to normal when I come back. DDO is not even close to where it used to be.

The excess of poor trolling on DDO recently actually usurps the moderate trolling role of potential, skilled trolls like you and me by essentially taking our jobs. Any trolling now would be superfluous.

F*cking scabs.