Study: Internet trolls are drunk with power

By Matthew
Jun 23, 2011
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,361   +823

    Let's just go with, "takes one to know one", shall we?
  2. Remember what a troll resembles (Top of this page)? In all fairness, we all have a little troll in us.

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/internet%20tough%20guy/savvyamigo/InternetToughGuy.gif?o=6
  3. herpaderp

    herpaderp TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 159

    I loled at the "unused anus" label on the illustration.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,361   +823

  5. It doesnt work
  6. The first sign of realizing a lack of knowledge means there is a lack knowledge. Stop embarrassing yourself ...
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,361   +823

    Maybe not for you. It's very likely you're not doing it right. Try it again by answering this question, "do you masturbate"?
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,361   +823

    I know, " I've seen and heard the whole, "you don't know that you don't know nonsense". Did they take your money? Did they tell you that you'd be a better, more annoying troll when you were done the course?
  9. KidChaos

    KidChaos Newcomer, in training Posts: 21

    I'm a little shocked this watered down article is generating this much response. Can we all go back to a good ol' CoDMF3 vs. BF3 fanboy frenzy? Forum trolls are not nearly as bothersome as patent trolls.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,361   +823

    What is this, an attempt at internet censorship?

    Besides, it isn't generating that much interest. The response to "looks" ratio is rather low (1*). Now rethink your position, not everyone wants to argue about one game versus another.

    Or, you could start your very own argument in the "Gaming" forum: http://www.techspot.com/vb/menu11.html where everybody probably will.

    (1*) But the night is still young.
  11. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    The Captain is channeling his inner Canadian and taking on all comers with a hockey stick in one hand, and a Molotov cocktail in the other.

    The Guests are being represented by a narcissistic onanist chimpanzee.

    When this is over there will be smoldering poo everywhere.
     
  12. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd Newcomer, in training Posts: 555

    onanist, thats a new one, let the poop fly ;)
  13. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +69

    @gwailo
    Wouldn't it be better and bit less messy if Captain make trolls shoot themselves with their own poo?
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,361   +823

    I plan on letting them get me into a crossfire situation, then ducking. Is that what you meant? But I digress.......:haha:
  15. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    The only way to kill a troll is with fire. Otherwise they regenerate.
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,361   +823

    Indeed. This is facilitated by the fact they only have 2 moving parts, a mouth and an a**h***. Since these are completely interchangeable, only one need grow back for the troll to be almost fully functional.
  17. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +69

    Not really, I remember someone writing a letter to Top Gear few years ago, and threatening Jezza that they will 'poo in their own hand and then throw it at him' for destroying several Morris Marinas by dropping Pianos on them.

    Presumably the letter was written by some member of "Morris Marina Owners Club". :rolleyes:
  18. In case anyone hadn't guessed already, AJ_the_kid, Captain Cranky, Gwailo247, Archean and Guest are all ME!

    I take a bow :applause:
  19. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,781   +638

    Guests are outraged...and will be formulating rebuttals...as soon as they clean the keyboards
  20. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +69

    I wonder if most of it will be gob (ref: DBZ's link), also they usually are saying arrrr I mean typing whatever happens to come to their fingers, which can be some random words with even more random spellings.
  21. who u callin a troll?
  22. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    LOL :p

    does that makes me a troll !!? ;)

    they are funny, sometimes pushes you to the limits, yet sometimes even registered users acts like worst that trolls :)

    all my apologies if sometimes i do sound like ...

    cheers!
  23. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,033   +69

    One of my observations is 'people who can make fun of themselves aren't trolls' ;)
  24. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,573   +47

    Sadly, I don't have the lack of intelligence to be a troll...or in fact the high intelligence to be a troll beater (keep up the good work Captain!).

    I have to be content with the middle ground :)

    PS: I wonder who will be the first to cut the face out of that photo and use it as an avatar?
  25. Time to grow up!

    The best answer is to silence to a troll, not out-wit him. Its a endless battle and usually bringouts the troll in yourself. Im starting to witness a non-techspot admin in this pointless fight to quite the guest.

    Remember what your parents did when you cried for something irrelevant?

    What are you names trying to accomplish? hopefully not the currently obvious.


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