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Revenge of the Troll?

Posted on 02/28/2013 6:48:27 AM PST by safeasthebanks

I got a troll zotted yesterday, then all of a sudden this morning I get the following email (to the email address attached to my FR profile) from "Organizing for Action" (rapid pro-Obama group):

Hi --

Thanks for saying you’re in for the next phase of our grassroots movement.

I’m excited to get the chance to work with you as we set out to finish what we started.

Over the next four years, we’ve got an incredible opportunity to keep moving this country forward. This grassroots movement has shown time and again that ordinary people have the power to change our country if we work together to do it.

So locally and nationally, OFA will fight for our shared values on issues like immigration reform, climate change, gun violence, balanced deficit reduction, and more.

We’ll be working with you and other supporters to write a plan for 2013. This organization will be volunteer-led, always guided by the core principles of "respect, empower, include."

That starts now. Make sure your friends and family know about Organizing for Action, and ask them to add their names now to get involved:

Thanks so much for being a part of this. See you in the field.

Jon

Jon Carson Executive Director Organizing for Action

_____________________________________________________

Needless to say, I never requested to become a part of this group. Seems a bit suspicious....

I've email and called the group to have them remove me from their list of members, but haven't heard back yet. Be careful out there.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: troll; zot
Maybe just a coincidence, but.....
1 posted on 02/28/2013 6:48:32 AM PST by safeasthebanks
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To: safeasthebanks

Stay on their list. It might be useful to see what the cretins are up to. Maybe you can forward some of them to the GOP...they need all the help they can get these days. Those clowns are getting gobsmacked by the lefties every time they turn around...maybe they can glean some tactics that the left are successfully using. God knows they haven’t been able to come up with any on their own.


2 posted on 02/28/2013 6:52:16 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: safeasthebanks
Good opportunity to infiltrate the group and conduct some unconventional mischief.
3 posted on 02/28/2013 6:52:27 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: safeasthebanks

I might be able to answer your question is I knew what you were talking about. Your post is limited information.


4 posted on 02/28/2013 6:52:47 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: safeasthebanks

Usually, these lists send you an email asking you to click on a link to confirm that you really wish to subscribe. They don’t like this malicious subscription stuff either.


5 posted on 02/28/2013 6:54:27 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: proxy_user

I know what you mean, but this one didn’t do that, unfortunately.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 6:55:51 AM PST by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: safeasthebanks

I guess you are just an honorary Party Member.


7 posted on 02/28/2013 6:56:57 AM PST by spudville
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To: safeasthebanks

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Or something like that.


8 posted on 02/28/2013 6:57:16 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: safeasthebanks

What does “Troll Zotted” mean ?


9 posted on 02/28/2013 6:57:16 AM PST by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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To: onona
What does “Troll Zotted” mean ?

It's kinda like a bobblehead, only the butt moves instead of the head.

10 posted on 02/28/2013 7:01:20 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: onona
What does “Troll Zotted” mean ?

In Internet slang, a troll is a troublemaker, prankster or insincere poster on a message board--sort of like a "seminar caller" on talk radio stations. "Zot," which is the acronnym for "zoned-out troll," is a term that is probably unique to Free Republic.

11 posted on 02/28/2013 7:04:55 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: safeasthebanks
You got kicked off their website? Then sign up as a “newbie” under another alias and ignore any further attempts at contact using the “zotted avatar”.
12 posted on 02/28/2013 7:05:15 AM PST by nomad
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To: safeasthebanks

Some Trolls have to be gutted rather than zotted


13 posted on 02/28/2013 7:09:53 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: safeasthebanks
Rule # 1 for infiltrators: NEVER use your REAL email address, get an expendable one. Currently I use Fastmail.fm and if they “zot” you, just go to an alternate you should establish ahead of time. When you`ve been zotted out of all the pertinent sites as that avatar, just deleate it and use the newbie, till you get zotted out on that-then repeat! Its fun using up a nearly zotted out avatar to heckle the loser lefties on their sites, drives`em nuts! Not a far trip for liberals, either.
14 posted on 02/28/2013 7:13:11 AM PST by nomad
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To: safeasthebanks

FreeRepublic.com uses google-analytics and Facebook; and both of those organizations’ politics beg the question of how they pass along your information.

FreeRepublic.com - “mail” - is NOT secure, nor are the FreeRepublic.com webpages; they are ALL “clear text” across the Internet.

The owners and managers of FreeRepublic.com are nearly sphynx-like, in their reporting of the FreeRepublic.com servers’ status in regard to when, if ever, penetration testing occurs. Which testing, should be run weekly in the case of FreeRepublic.com.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 7:13:47 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: nomad

Please re-read my message, you’re really missing what happened (hint - I didn’t “infiltrate” anywhere,I got a troll zotted from FR).


16 posted on 02/28/2013 7:15:40 AM PST by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: safeasthebanks

I hasten to add, that John Robinson probably has various penetration testing routines running around the clock; but it might help to have somebody else regularly take a whack at the place.

The brass may already be doing that; my reply 15 above, wonders, because we don’t hear about it.


17 posted on 02/28/2013 7:20:11 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: onona

It’s a method of cooking troll. Heard of flash frozen? Picture flash cooked.


18 posted on 02/28/2013 7:20:54 AM PST by rightly_dividing
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To: safeasthebanks

Just delete your “Contact” email and get a junk email addy. I deleted mine a long time ago. I’d like to put it back now since I retired and they would get back a message that the email address no longer exists.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 7:26:03 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: First_Salute

He chose to post his email on his profile page. It has nothing to do with FR getting hacked.


20 posted on 02/28/2013 7:30:03 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: safeasthebanks
AH, thats your mistake. If you don`t want potential trolls getting your email then don`t post one, or use a disposable one. As I mentioned, fastmail.fm is a pretty good site and I`ve used up lots of avatars thru them. Obviously you zotted a fairly influential pin-head at that commie site, they want to lure you into some trap. Just ignore them, they probably want your IP address.
21 posted on 02/28/2013 7:42:46 AM PST by nomad
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To: safeasthebanks

Best to heckle from a distance, those people are NOT my fellow citizens, they`re the enemy of all I believe in and I wouldn`t trust`em with my dirty work socks! In this “brave new world” of Obozo`s circus, trust is best earned, and only grudgingly at that! Take care and BE CAREFUL!


22 posted on 02/28/2013 7:51:18 AM PST by nomad
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To: mosaicwolf

exactly why i changed my voter reg to dem


23 posted on 02/28/2013 11:19:41 AM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: Lazamataz

How do you change what is seen when replying to group posts on yahoo groups? Right now, my real name and address are seen when I respond to group posts...I would rather it show something less personal. Anyone able to help me with how to change what is seen in this circumstance?


24 posted on 02/28/2013 3:33:11 PM PST by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks safeasthebanks.


25 posted on 02/28/2013 6:23:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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