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Old 05-23-2016, 04:38 PM
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Omnibus Trolls R Us Thread


For the Obvious Troll is Obvious award of the week, I'd like to nominate GlowingDarkness, in recognition of these fine efforts:

Do Nice Guys Ever Get the Sexy Time?

Why Do Drug Addicts Get All Addicted?

Christ Almighty, It was Only the One Rape!

Why Be People Sheeple?

I Met Her in a Club Down in Old Soho Where You Drink Champagne and It Tastes Just Like Cherry Cola

Okay, maybe they aren't all trolling threads. But overall it's an outstanding body of work. And these are only about half of the threads he's started recently.

(I realize that I may be the only person interested in an omnibus troll thread in the Pit. Hell, even I feel pretty half-hearted about the whole thing.)
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:13 PM
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And of course, this is definitely NOT a troll thread.
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:22 PM
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And of course, this is definitely NOT a troll thread.
You are correct. It is not a troll thread. It may be a stupid thread, of course.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:27 PM
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For the Obvious Troll is Obvious award of the week, I'd like to nominate GlowingDarkness, in recognition of these fine efforts:
Total posts = 56
Threads started = 42

I think that says it all.

What do you guys think?
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:29 PM
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I think that says it all.

What do you guys think?
He's challenging boffking.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:32 PM
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He's challenging boffking.
You read my mind!
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:28 PM
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There's a certain kind of trolling that is indistinguishable from mental illness. And I don't mean just that you cannot tell intent from the posts. I mean that if you actually got an honest interview with the poster, even if they subjectively thought they were a mentally balanced person trolling as a lark, in actuality they would have some kind of diagnosable mental illness.

I'm much less troubled by "trolls" who are obvious. It's the trolls who make an effort to hide below the radar and just selectively stir shit up or profess some insincere bullshit for fun that I think are annoying, since part of the value of the board is interacting with posters' actual beliefs.
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I'm much less troubled by "trolls" who are obvious. It's the trolls who make an effort to hide below the radar and just selectively stir shit up or profess some insincere bullshit for fun that I think are annoying, since part of the value of the board is interacting with posters' actual beliefs.
Which is exactly why I like the idea of an omnibus thread for the obvious ones. You get a little mad, but not mad enough for a full pit thread.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:24 AM
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