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Durindana
08-01-2008, 19:01
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/magazine/03trolls-t.html?hp

... ok not really, it's more about 4chan et al. But an interesting outside-in story.

Great quote: "Someone placed an iPod on Henderson’s grave, took a picture and posted it to /b/." :ninja:

Mippoose
08-01-2008, 19:03
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/magazine/03trolls-t.html?hp

... ok not really, it's more about 4chan et al. But an interesting outside-in story.

Great quote: "Someone placed an iPod on Henderson’s grave, took a picture and posted it to /b/." :ninja:

Newfag is new.

Durindana
08-01-2008, 19:04
Newfag is new.

tl;dr.

Also from that story

"Another troll explained the lulz as a quasi-thermodynamic exchange between the sensitive and the cruel: “You look for someone who is full of it, a real blowhard. Then you exploit their insecurities to get an insane amount of drama, laughs and lulz. Rules would be simple: 1. Do whatever it takes to get lulz. 2. Make sure the lulz is widely distributed. This will allow for more lulz to be made. 3. The game is never over until all the lulz have been had.”

Killuminati
08-01-2008, 19:05
Newfag is new.

Pure cancer

Aragoni
08-01-2008, 19:06
Rofl @ the /b/tards. :lmao:

Honorius
08-01-2008, 19:06
I don't enitrely understand what they're talking about can someone explain it to me please?

-Havoc-
08-01-2008, 19:08
7 pages, fuck that.

Killuminati
08-01-2008, 19:12
7 pages, fuck that.

this

Capricious
08-01-2008, 19:13
I don't enitrely understand what they're talking about can someone explain it to me please?

You forgot

-Skree.

Malhavok
08-01-2008, 19:16
7 pages, fuck that.

Welcome to the joke. G'damn NYT windbags have been trolling for ages.

jonyak
08-01-2008, 19:21
I thought it was a good article.

BeSt
08-01-2008, 19:28
Weev etc. are not trolls but merely people lying to themselves.

Capricious
08-01-2008, 19:28
I read it. zopmg what is this "/b/" and these "hackers"?!

jonyak
08-01-2008, 19:29
Weev etc. are not trolls but merely people lying to themselves.

ding ding.

Aragoni
08-01-2008, 19:32
Great article. :D

Indah
08-01-2008, 19:36
These kids just have nothing better to do with their mommies dell, so they cling on to this idea that they are all superior if they keep telling each other that. They have their lulz and go on every day. Just ignore them and they will go away. Problem is people can't ignore what they aren't aware of.

Battle
08-01-2008, 19:39
That article is from the future!

Gunther TheBlack
08-01-2008, 19:40
These kids just have nothing better to do with their mommies dell, so they cling on to this idea that they are all superior if they keep telling each other that. They have their lulz and go on every day. Just ignore them and they will go away. Problem is people can't ignore what they aren't aware of.

lulz!




;)

jonyak
08-01-2008, 19:43
These kids just have nothing better to do with their mommies dell, so they cling on to this idea that they are all superior if they keep telling each other that. They have their lulz and go on every day. Just ignore them and they will go away. Problem is people can't ignore what they aren't aware of.

:rolleyes:

I dunno what to say to this... its the truth, but it applies to so many things. Forumfall for example.

Nexus
08-01-2008, 20:04
I met their friend Kate, who has been repeatedly banned from playing XBox Live for racist slurs, which she also enjoys screaming at white pedestrians. Kate checked my head for lice and kept calling me “Jew.”
Hahahahahaha.

HorrorHotel
08-01-2008, 20:05
Wow, I never realized the NY times would get in on the trolling and fear-mongering.

Honorius
08-01-2008, 20:46
You forgot

-Skree.

I've been getting too many infractions lately, sorry.

Capricious
08-01-2008, 21:04
I've been getting too many infractions lately, sorry.

Interesting, because I've never seen you until this week.

-skree

Honorius
08-01-2008, 21:06
Interesting, because I've never seen you until this week.

-skree

Iknowrit? I stayed in CD til it all become Hyperion and B@D and dogs. I got my infractions from Taru speech. Biggs....

-skreela

Kietharr
08-01-2008, 21:17
Not really...more like not at all in the least bit. Forumfall thinks it's more important than it actually is, in reality this forum would crumble to any sort of well coordinated attack.

Anyways the epilepsy raids WERE lulz. HEY GUYS WE'RE ALL EPILEPTICS LETS ALLOW PEOPLE TO EMBED ANIMATED IMAGES ON OUR FORUMS NOTHING BAD WILL HAPPEN BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS FULL OF CIVIL EMPATHETIC FOLK. People need to learn to protect themselves, they won't learn from simple advice or warnings, it takes such acts to force people to action. I don't believe the epilepsy forum allows animated images anymore, and I'd bet that many other similar forums have takes similar measures to protect their userbase.

Ideally, the generation of lulz will teach a lesson to lulcows. In practice, that almost never happens, but there's no harm in trying to educate the pathetic masses of the internet.

Spikey
08-01-2008, 21:25
Just read the first page and it's pretty interesting. Will read the rest after I've eaten my lamb biriyani :ninja: