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A Challenge

JamesRL
I offer up to my friends at TechRepublic a little contest.

We seem to have a troll lurking in our midst. Now I've seen and dealt with trolls for years in other forums, but I know there are some here with a unique wit, and frankly I would enjoy seeing a bit of a friendly competition just before the holidays.

So I suggest this:

Read this thread.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=205566

And post your best ORIGINAL troll smack on this fun loving troll. More points for directing it in the context of the discussion. Humour is highly valued, fighting bile with bile, discouraged.

I will donate a box of Candy canes, mailled to your location to the best response. I will either judge myself, or see if we can entice someone neutral from TechRepublic (Ohhhhh Beeethhhh!). I suggest the contest close by the Friday Yuk.


James
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    Tig2

    James- NC is the target? If so,I shall join in with pleasure!

    What a wonderful idea this is! I would only ask that Nick's response be counted as the first entrant, even if it does precede the official contest. It was a good response and worthy of consideration.

    And I will cheerfully add to that box of candy canes and ship the winner a pair of pink ribbon duckies!

    This should be good!

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    JamesRL

    that I didn't single out No User.

    He seems to be fixated on a number of new posters, and it would be a shame to lose them.

    James

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    Tig2

    He has stuck his thorn in other sides in other threads. But just in case someone hadn't been watching the play by play...

    Really wish I understood what the issue is. We rarely see someone so vitriolic.

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    w2ktechman

    I havent been monitoring that thread in a while. I do see that there are a lot of new posts, and I hate to say it, most are not even worth commenting on (especially NO USER). What a complete moron. I wouldnt give this person any credit or response at all. He/She is not worth any effort (kind of like a surface zit that only needs to be touched to pop).
    There are too many comments for my busy day right now (so far this week) to bother reading and following. But, I think I will follow this contest when time permits, cause it oughtta be a good one.
    Good idea for the contest.

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    GSG

    Maybe he's constipated. I recommend a nice ice water enema.

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    w2ktechman

    lol, what an evil idea. Makes me shiver just reading it. Please don't do that again -- -- lol

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    Tony Hopkinson

    Uses twerp and jerk in the same post, almost as though he's trying too hard to be offensive.

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    JamesRL

    is that like any troll, he craves attention. So tried ignoring him, and he kept hitting on others....

    This is a problem on many news groups, and sometimes mocking them consistently makes them go away.

    James

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    w2ktechman

    but I will add, that usually this kind of behaviour is related to an attention starved dumba$$ that thinks that it is their duty to contradict common sense and try to bully others into their crooked thinking.
    Heck, maybe its just a sugar imbalance (see Titus --Norman Rockwell is Bleeding).

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    jpenrose

    I've cast my net in many forums over the years and I've seen this guy everywhere I go. Claims a big role (Manager in this case) talks a big shoe (hats off to Sullivan) and then proceeds to curb stomp anyone in his path. I did the lamb lies down thing and put up the sappy post to try and draw him out (worked) but then got a little sucked in by his craptastic replies (shame on me).

    Oh, and hi; I'm new to posting @ TR but have been a long time reader of the inbox stuff. Nice setup you have here. Looks like a good place to stop a while and hang out. I haven't been regular in a BBS since the Securely Speaking days a ways back down the road.

    Looking forward to seeing some quality troll hunting. I guess I'll keep that thread subscription a while longer...

    Cheers
    \\Mongoose

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    Tig2

    Glad you weren't put off by the idiot. Some people should not be allowed in public.

    We get our share of trolls and flamers. Most are okay though. The best rule of thumb I have found is to look at a person's profile. In general, the real folks take a moment to fill it out, use an avatar, have a post history. That said, we do have a couple who don't but have a history of being good people.

    Welcome to the board. If you have any questions, ask. Folks are generally willing to help out where they can. Many don't mind peer mail if you don't want to "ask out loud".

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    Tig2

    I still don't think that Zlito was aiming at you- he just took off from your Pink Floyd reference (you have to admit, it was a good reference) and didn't get threaded right. I haven't seen him online so he likely isn't even aware.

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    Tig2

    I especially like the "circle of friends". Probably pretty accurate as well.

    Knew that we could expect quality from you!

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    maecuff

    I tried to be funny and not mean, but I don't think it's in my nature..

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    Tig2

    I thought it was very funny.

    And I know what JD needs for Christmas now...

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    maecuff

    He could probably use a circle of friends, himself. :)

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    w2ktechman

    Made me laugh pretty good on a busy day. Thank You. So far you got my vote (not counted of course).

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    DanLM

    I think you all will call me mean.

    dan

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    JamesRL

    This poster is specializing in offending as many as he can.

    How could we object to belittling him?

    James

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    maecuff

    there are any rules regarding self-submission. But I think that's an activity best done alone. Or with a trusted partner.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    [smirks]

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    I'm not touching that! ]:)

    Edit: formatting

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    maecuff

    I'm just saying..

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    w2ktechman

    and by the way, I am diabetic so I dont want/need the candy. I posted for fun.

    http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=205566&messageID=2137822

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    JamesRL

    I don't think anyone is really going for candy canes. But a healthy spirit of competition sometimes inspires people, which was my intent.

    And even though I am not competing, I couldn't help but respond. I am so weak.

    James

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    Siliconwombat

    Took me a while to figure which was the troll but now I see the light. Good comedy replies but unfortunately I cant come up with any of my own. My vote at the moment is with Maecuff. Great slap!!!

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    DanLM

    This person irritates me to no end.

    The last person I met like this individual basically cost the company millions. They were so self centered in their opinion of their selves and what they thought was correct for the company that the company ended up buying a computer system that didn't meet the requirements of the business. Yes, I know this is managements fault. But it was also this person's fault for not taking the time to listen to what people were actually saying. In other words, addressing the actual needs of both the business and it's power user's that knew the business functions.

    I'm not even kidding anymore when I rip into this individual. All I think about is that this person is: 1). Causing the loss of income for business's because he never listened to their requirements. 2). alienating business's from IT contractors because of his superior attitude. 3). Causing any individual under them to have health issues from the constant harassment, argonce, and degrading attitude.

    Yup, I'm going to shut up now and disconnect from that thread. Or I may progressively get more abusive in my response's to his posts. And, unfortunally I have been pretty abusive as it is.

    Dan

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    maecuff

    You were dead on. And don't you get a little stress relief from it? I know I do.

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    w2ktechman

    stressed yesterday, then after I posted it I felt a bit better.
    I guess this is called anger management!

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    Tig2

    You're okay. And you haven't overstepped by any stretch. If you had, you would know it- I'd have been the first to tell you.

    People with God complexes are all too predictable and all too painful to endure. People like him give the real folks in IT a bad name and worse reputation.

    One of the things I have learned at TR is that one must be very careful in their communication if they want to be understood. This means sometimes that you must consider every word. Obviously this guy hasn't gotten that message. Just as obviously, you have.

    I understand why you are pulling back. The issue has become personal and you no longer believe that you can be objective. That is admirable. Just be aware that you haven't crossed any lines here and that your responses have been reasoned and well written.

    You haven't- at least by my definition- been abusive in the slightest. I think others would agree with me.

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    Tig2

    James- NC is the target? If so,I shall join in with pleasure!

    What a wonderful idea this is! I would only ask that Nick's response be counted as the first entrant, even if it does precede the official contest. It was a good response and worthy of consideration.

    And I will cheerfully add to that box of candy canes and ship the winner a pair of pink ribbon duckies!

    This should be good!

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    JamesRL

    that I didn't single out No User.

    He seems to be fixated on a number of new posters, and it would be a shame to lose them.

    James

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    Tig2

    He has stuck his thorn in other sides in other threads. But just in case someone hadn't been watching the play by play...

    Really wish I understood what the issue is. We rarely see someone so vitriolic.

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    w2ktechman

    I havent been monitoring that thread in a while. I do see that there are a lot of new posts, and I hate to say it, most are not even worth commenting on (especially NO USER). What a complete moron. I wouldnt give this person any credit or response at all. He/She is not worth any effort (kind of like a surface zit that only needs to be touched to pop).
    There are too many comments for my busy day right now (so far this week) to bother reading and following. But, I think I will follow this contest when time permits, cause it oughtta be a good one.
    Good idea for the contest.

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    GSG

    Maybe he's constipated. I recommend a nice ice water enema.

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    w2ktechman

    lol, what an evil idea. Makes me shiver just reading it. Please don't do that again -- -- lol

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    Tony Hopkinson

    Uses twerp and jerk in the same post, almost as though he's trying too hard to be offensive.

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    JamesRL

    is that like any troll, he craves attention. So tried ignoring him, and he kept hitting on others....

    This is a problem on many news groups, and sometimes mocking them consistently makes them go away.

    James

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    w2ktechman

    but I will add, that usually this kind of behaviour is related to an attention starved dumba$$ that thinks that it is their duty to contradict common sense and try to bully others into their crooked thinking.
    Heck, maybe its just a sugar imbalance (see Titus --Norman Rockwell is Bleeding).

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    jpenrose

    I've cast my net in many forums over the years and I've seen this guy everywhere I go. Claims a big role (Manager in this case) talks a big shoe (hats off to Sullivan) and then proceeds to curb stomp anyone in his path. I did the lamb lies down thing and put up the sappy post to try and draw him out (worked) but then got a little sucked in by his craptastic replies (shame on me).

    Oh, and hi; I'm new to posting @ TR but have been a long time reader of the inbox stuff. Nice setup you have here. Looks like a good place to stop a while and hang out. I haven't been regular in a BBS since the Securely Speaking days a ways back down the road.

    Looking forward to seeing some quality troll hunting. I guess I'll keep that thread subscription a while longer...

    Cheers
    \\Mongoose

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    Tig2

    Glad you weren't put off by the idiot. Some people should not be allowed in public.

    We get our share of trolls and flamers. Most are okay though. The best rule of thumb I have found is to look at a person's profile. In general, the real folks take a moment to fill it out, use an avatar, have a post history. That said, we do have a couple who don't but have a history of being good people.

    Welcome to the board. If you have any questions, ask. Folks are generally willing to help out where they can. Many don't mind peer mail if you don't want to "ask out loud".

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    Tig2

    I still don't think that Zlito was aiming at you- he just took off from your Pink Floyd reference (you have to admit, it was a good reference) and didn't get threaded right. I haven't seen him online so he likely isn't even aware.

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    Tig2

    I especially like the "circle of friends". Probably pretty accurate as well.

    Knew that we could expect quality from you!

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    maecuff

    I tried to be funny and not mean, but I don't think it's in my nature..

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    Tig2

    I thought it was very funny.

    And I know what JD needs for Christmas now...

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    maecuff

    He could probably use a circle of friends, himself. :)

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    w2ktechman

    Made me laugh pretty good on a busy day. Thank You. So far you got my vote (not counted of course).

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    DanLM

    I think you all will call me mean.

    dan

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    JamesRL

    This poster is specializing in offending as many as he can.

    How could we object to belittling him?

    James

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    maecuff

    there are any rules regarding self-submission. But I think that's an activity best done alone. Or with a trusted partner.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    [smirks]

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    I'm not touching that! ]:)

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    maecuff

    I'm just saying..

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    w2ktechman

    and by the way, I am diabetic so I dont want/need the candy. I posted for fun.

    http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=205566&messageID=2137822

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    JamesRL

    I don't think anyone is really going for candy canes. But a healthy spirit of competition sometimes inspires people, which was my intent.

    And even though I am not competing, I couldn't help but respond. I am so weak.

    James

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    Siliconwombat

    Took me a while to figure which was the troll but now I see the light. Good comedy replies but unfortunately I cant come up with any of my own. My vote at the moment is with Maecuff. Great slap!!!

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    DanLM

    This person irritates me to no end.

    The last person I met like this individual basically cost the company millions. They were so self centered in their opinion of their selves and what they thought was correct for the company that the company ended up buying a computer system that didn't meet the requirements of the business. Yes, I know this is managements fault. But it was also this person's fault for not taking the time to listen to what people were actually saying. In other words, addressing the actual needs of both the business and it's power user's that knew the business functions.

    I'm not even kidding anymore when I rip into this individual. All I think about is that this person is: 1). Causing the loss of income for business's because he never listened to their requirements. 2). alienating business's from IT contractors because of his superior attitude. 3). Causing any individual under them to have health issues from the constant harassment, argonce, and degrading attitude.

    Yup, I'm going to shut up now and disconnect from that thread. Or I may progressively get more abusive in my response's to his posts. And, unfortunally I have been pretty abusive as it is.

    Dan

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    maecuff

    You were dead on. And don't you get a little stress relief from it? I know I do.

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    w2ktechman

    stressed yesterday, then after I posted it I felt a bit better.
    I guess this is called anger management!

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    Tig2

    You're okay. And you haven't overstepped by any stretch. If you had, you would know it- I'd have been the first to tell you.

    People with God complexes are all too predictable and all too painful to endure. People like him give the real folks in IT a bad name and worse reputation.

    One of the things I have learned at TR is that one must be very careful in their communication if they want to be understood. This means sometimes that you must consider every word. Obviously this guy hasn't gotten that message. Just as obviously, you have.

    I understand why you are pulling back. The issue has become personal and you no longer believe that you can be objective. That is admirable. Just be aware that you haven't crossed any lines here and that your responses have been reasoned and well written.

    You haven't- at least by my definition- been abusive in the slightest. I think others would agree with me.