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Viking KittiePAC Puts a Bounty on Trolls at FR
self | 2/14/2004 | self

Posted on 02/15/2004 12:30:37 PM PST by jriemer

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To: jriemer

Count me in.
51 posted on 02/15/2004 2:12:51 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Just once I'd like to get by on my looks.)
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To: squarebarb
NORAD intercepting Air France 68 now (plane has landed without incident)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1048961/posts
52 posted on 02/15/2004 2:14:54 PM PST by Rebelbase (The gravy train makes unscheduled stops.)
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To: jriemer
The admins need to keep score and we should have a Top 10 at the end of every week.
53 posted on 02/15/2004 2:19:26 PM PST by mabelkitty
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To: jriemer
If you are wondering why I'm only contributing $0.01 per ZOT!, ask yourself this - are trolls really worth more than a penny each? Trolls are vastly overvalued as it stands right now 8^)

How about the entertainment value??? Heehee....

54 posted on 02/15/2004 3:18:52 PM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Until Kofi Annan rides the Jerusalem RTD....nothing will change.)
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Pennies and counting!

BTTT!

55 posted on 02/15/2004 3:23:47 PM PST by 4mycountry (If new people are newbies.... does that make me an oldbie?)
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To: TheSpottedOwl
If you are wondering why I'm only contributing $0.01 per ZOT!, ask yourself this - are trolls really worth more than a penny each? Trolls are vastly overvalued as it stands right now 8^)

How about the entertainment value??? Heehee....

Some are priceless.

My favorite ZOT!

56 posted on 02/15/2004 3:51:36 PM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: jriemer
Over here (already ZOTed):

Coretta King Denounces Bush Foreign Policy [Focus on Muslim Hate Crimes, Not Iraq!] (Nov. 24, 2002)

Posted by brotharuss to weegee On News/Activism 02/15/2004 5:50:26 PM PST #26 of 26

It may be gone, but it still appears under the "my comments" page of responses to me.

57 posted on 02/15/2004 7:32:02 PM PST by weegee (Election 2004: Re-elect President Bush... Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: jriemer; MississippiDeltaDawg; general_re; BlueLancer; Constitution Day
If you are wondering why I'm only contributing $0.01 per ZOT!, ask yourself this - are trolls really worth more than a penny each? Trolls are vastly overvalued as it stands right now 8^)

There's an old cartoon (don't remember the name), in which Bugs, insulted by the low bounty on rabbits, makes a point by wreaking havoc.

58 posted on 02/15/2004 8:11:30 PM PST by dighton
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To: jriemer

Did I fire 5 Zots or 6?
59 posted on 02/15/2004 9:02:41 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: jriemer
please add me to your zot ping list -- I'm not nearly so quick-witted as you all, but I love to read what you write!

I'm not worthy...I'm not worthy...I'm not worthy!
60 posted on 02/15/2004 9:19:01 PM PST by StarCMC (God protect the 969th in Iraq and their Captain, my brother...God protect them all!)
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To: sweetliberty
LOL wow that's quite a catch
61 posted on 02/15/2004 10:54:36 PM PST by cyborg
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To: jriemer
Please add me to your ZOT ping list. Nothing I like better than a good ZOT.
62 posted on 02/15/2004 11:12:22 PM PST by Rainbow Rising (Hi-keeba!)
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To: jriemer
Does this count only if the troll posts an article, or can it count if a troll gets "outed" making regular comments?

I'm wondering because I caught two, one yesterday and one today, but they were "regular" trolls.
63 posted on 02/15/2004 11:42:31 PM PST by little jeremiah (everyone is entitled to their opinion, but everyone isn't entitled to be right.)
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To: jriemer
Please add me to the zotting-for-pennies ping list... the kitties work so hard to stay in shape, they really should have an admiring audience ;-)


64 posted on 02/16/2004 12:00:26 AM PST by Tamzee (EARTH FIRST!!! We'll stripmine the other planets later...)
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To: Sender; 4mycountry; chance33_98; El Conservador; Constitution Day; Paul Atreides; Rhys Ifans; ...
Happy Presidents Day and the Official Kick-off of the Viking Kittie Troll Bounty!

Here's how it works:

1. If you recieved this ping, you're on the ZOT! list and will receive notice of the impending doom of a Troll. This could be a high-volume list so please let me know if you want to stay on this list or know of others who want to join up.

2. I am keeping a running total of all trolls ZOT!ed from FR each day and at the end of each month between now and the Presidential election, I will make a contribution to the Bush campaign equal to one penny per troll.

3. If by the grace of God I hit the FEC contribution limit because of one penny per Troll, I will continue this plan making a similar contribution to the Republican Senate canidate in my state. This process will continue on down to dog-catcher.

4. If you desire to place a matching Bounty on Trolls, I will add you to a seperate ping list called VKPac and keep you up-to-date of the funds raised on the smoking hulks of Trolls.

5. Those who wish to place a matching Bounty must be legally enabled to make normal campaign contributions per FEC laws. Viking Kitties don't want no Charlie Trie-type action goin' on around these parts.

6. Last but not least, when some poster left a stink in thread tell a AdminMod. Only they have the power of ZOT!

===

BREAKING NEWS: It's not even 9:15AM EST and VKPac already has Pappa Penny and Momma Penny. George Bailey would be proud!

ZOT! on and Roll Pennies!

jriemer

65 posted on 02/16/2004 6:16:59 AM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: jriemer
(We are a Republic not a Democracy)

Your tag line is the real reason why liberals and the left don't want our kids saying the pledge of allegiance, (to them the god thing is just an excuse an means to an end), our kids just might learn the truth and reality.

66 posted on 02/16/2004 6:50:14 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: jriemer
When someone tells you that pennies can't make a difference in this world, just remember....

67 posted on 02/16/2004 6:55:16 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Just once I'd like to get by on my looks.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Pennies are scientifically significant:


I now return you to your regularly schedule thread...

68 posted on 02/16/2004 7:16:22 AM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: jriemer
Thanks!


69 posted on 02/16/2004 7:26:12 AM PST by Tamzee (EARTH FIRST!!! We'll stripmine the other planets later...)
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To: jriemer

I'm already with you , babe


70 posted on 02/16/2004 7:44:16 AM PST by Lady Jag (It's in the bag)
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To: jriemer
Uh, I'm a minor. I don't think I could give a donation, could I? :(

And you had better keep me on that ZOT list! ^_^
71 posted on 02/16/2004 7:56:06 AM PST by 4mycountry (If new people are newbies.... does that make me an oldbie?)
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To: jriemer
Just judging by your title and posts as a disinterested observer, this whole thread really would appear to someone as a cult. I mean the whole thing is rather bizarre. I think we lose sight of how specialized and entirely new a jargon has been created on the internet for such situations; I realize it is in jest yet it does also serve a function. Thats what makes it strange. I would like a panel of psychologists, sociologists and language profs to analyze the entire thing. I'm sure that their conclusions would be that the inmates are running the asylum. My only point is that its an odd cultural-language phenomenon, and when observed from ouside the reference point of FR would be viewed as pathological. Having said that, I hope this comment does not become a victim of the ever watchful kittie eye.
72 posted on 02/16/2004 8:30:31 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: jriemer
Sounds good. The bounty is too low and we need to send it in monthly.
73 posted on 02/16/2004 8:38:44 AM PST by Grampa Dave (John F' Kerry! You are not John F. Kennedy! You're just another $oreA$$ puppet.)
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To: jriemer
FYI:

http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=37588
74 posted on 02/16/2004 8:43:12 AM PST by DanTheAdmin
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To: jriemer
To your Zot list, please add me...

Also, let's not ignore Sleeper Trolls, TrollSymps, Fifth Collumnist Trolls, Troll Fellow Travelors, All Members of Dormant Underground Troll Cells Wherever They May Be, Freepers Beginning to Show Symptoms Trollish Attitudes and Pro-Troll Propaganda, etc., etc. (e.g.s WhiskeyPappa, FamilyOfMan, et. al. you know who you are).
75 posted on 02/16/2004 8:55:22 AM PST by hang 'em (No SUVs, No Terror.)
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To: jriemer
Please add me to your ZOT ping list. Thanks!
76 posted on 02/16/2004 8:56:31 AM PST by Annie03 (donate at www.terrisfight.org)
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To: jriemer
Thanks! Someday I'll quit being lazy and contribute appropriate VK pics of my own :-)
77 posted on 02/16/2004 10:28:38 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Until Kofi Annan rides the Jerusalem RTD....nothing will change.)
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To: Rennes Templar
The history of "Zot" by Admin Moderator

There are one or two individuals who, for whatever reason, enjoy signing up new accounts here every single day to post leftist drivel. Sometimes they are vanities from DemocraticUnderground. Sometimes they are articles from other far-left sources. Sometimes they are nothing but vile doctored images or profanity laced tirades. Sometimes they are from legitimate sources but happen to strike the eye of the poster as being something that would infuriate conservatives.

The posters in question always post the articles, and then don't reply. They then post other articles, again not replying. This was going on for months. Jim would confirm by looking at the IP addresses and other aspects of the user's 'footprint' that it was the returning troll, and we would nuke the accounts. This went on for months.

Then some of the opportunists who wanted to harm the forum started a whispering campaign, complaining about articles being deleted. They would play off of the fact that the trolls' articles were being pulled to complain that there was some sort of agenda of squelching legitimate conservative postings going on by the moderators.

One day I decided to try something new. I decided, instead of letting the trolls get what they want and have their posts up as flame bait, and instead of pulling the threads outright, I would move their post aside and replace it with something that hopefully others would find humorous. I would do this out in the forum for all to see. The original piece would be available through the history link for the curious, who could see if there was some sort of censorship campaign going on. And the freepers could have fun mocking the troll if they so liked.

It so happens that the way I did it the first time was using a screen shot from Caddyshack, where the pastor gets hit by a lightning bolt. Being a bit of a fan of the comic strip "B.C." I captioned the photo with the lightning bolt sound that Johnny Hart used in his strip- ZOT! That is where the term Zot originated.

Now, sometimes we "zot", and sometimes we simply pull it. It depends on a number of factors, including how busy we are at the time. But whenever you see a Zot, you can be sure that the user was a 'newbie' who was doing their hit-and-run posting, and that if you as a well-established freeper thought the article would have made an interesting discussion, then you could probably post the same piece yourself without incident (although the most vile of the stuff probably would get pulled, and Jim reserves the right to remove anyone who he feels is constantly trying to push leftist propaganda on the forum). Anyway, that is the history and background behind zotting.

For one or two individuals to keep trolling around FR and putting themselves up for such ridicule, there must a strange pathology there, don't you think?

78 posted on 02/16/2004 10:59:57 AM PST by weegee (Election 2004: Re-elect President Bush... Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: jriemer
I have decided to make lemonade out of lemons

When life hands you lemons make lemonade.

When life hands you hemlock don't make hemlockade.

The secret in life is knowing the difference between lemons and hemlock.

79 posted on 02/16/2004 11:07:32 AM PST by Phsstpok (often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: 4mycountry; Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim
Check Out This Picture of Alexandra!!!
Posted by Constitution Day to g-mano; Tijeras_Slim; jriemer
On News/Activism 02/16/2004 11:17:20 AM EST #8 of 8
Hmmm.

Hush-a-zot! by the Mods. Three Trolls be gone!

80 posted on 02/16/2004 11:29:02 AM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: jriemer
Then he had the nerve to repost the thread after it was pulled.
81 posted on 02/16/2004 11:30:13 AM PST by Constitution Day (Bughters didnurce!)
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To: Rennes Templar
Exactly how disinterested are you? 8^)
82 posted on 02/16/2004 11:31:05 AM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: jriemer
I won't say, just be on the look out! ;)
83 posted on 02/16/2004 12:52:45 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: DanTheAdmin
Wow.
And people say that I'M nuts.
84 posted on 02/16/2004 3:03:31 PM PST by Darksheare (Thsi tagline manufactured in a fourth world sweatshop. More available for half price, 1/4th quality.)
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To: jriemer
"You have my sword"
85 posted on 02/16/2004 3:04:18 PM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("By all that we hold dear on this Earth I bid you stand, men of the West!")
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To: Tamsey; MEG33
Fun Ping.
86 posted on 02/16/2004 3:10:49 PM PST by Calpernia (http://members.cox.net/classicweb/Heroes/heroes.htm)
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To: Rebelbase
Unnecessary Grouchiness Alert!


87 posted on 02/16/2004 3:14:48 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: All
Am I too understand that those who post vanities will be considered trolls?
88 posted on 02/16/2004 3:15:19 PM PST by olde north church (there is no tagline on this message)
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To: DanTheAdmin; All
I've posted on two threads g35x last posted on warning he is a fraud ,banned and has resigned up.We had a new member suddenly appear on the thread.They are stealth trolls.
89 posted on 02/16/2004 3:18:08 PM PST by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: olde north church
Heavens no!A brand new member posting a vanity always brings out my troll detecter mode,though
90 posted on 02/16/2004 3:21:22 PM PST by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: jriemer
I have started a FOTKI album which contains ZOT-related graphics. I perused past threads and gathered up all anti-troll images I could find. Feel free to use them (some have a copyright; I'd get permission from the freeper first).

If you see a great graphic that does not already reside in my ZOT album, please let me know.

ZOT photos and graphics

Click on the image you want to see full-size. Then copy the URL given.


91 posted on 02/16/2004 3:22:38 PM PST by petuniasevan (Consider what might be fertilizing the greener grass across the fence.)
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To: Fedora
I think it is "revel in the lamentations of their women". If it isn't, it should be. It's better.
92 posted on 02/16/2004 3:28:10 PM PST by furball4paws (Never less alone than when wholely alone; never less idle than when wholely idle.)
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To: petuniasevan
ZOTVILLE 1 MILE

LOL!
93 posted on 02/16/2004 3:30:01 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Just once I'd like to get by on my looks.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Troll Season - easily shortened

TREASON
94 posted on 02/16/2004 3:32:35 PM PST by furball4paws (Never less alone than when wholely alone; never less idle than when wholely idle.)
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To: jriemer
Add me to that there ever-growin' ZOT!list, if'n ya would.
95 posted on 02/16/2004 3:35:30 PM PST by uglybiker (Evil Overlord Rule #86: Don't turn into a snake. It never helps.)
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To: furball4paws
> I think it is "revel in the lamentations of their women". If it isn't, it should be. It's better.

You could be right--it's been a while since I watched the movie. I guess I'll have to watch it again to check :)
96 posted on 02/16/2004 3:37:55 PM PST by Fedora
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
> "You have my sword"

"And my axe" :)
97 posted on 02/16/2004 3:39:26 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Rennes Templar; jriemer
I think we lose sight of how specialized and entirely new a jargon has been created on the internet for such situations; I realize it is in jest yet it does also serve a function. Thats what makes it strange. I would like a panel of psychologists, sociologists and language profs to analyze the entire thing.

Oh, sociologists have already studied this, there isn't anything unique in it. It's a naturally developing phenomenon when you have groups of people organize around a common interest. As they build a history together and cohere into a group, they develop internal meanings related to events, inside "jokes" and inside "language". Think of any family... they can say to one another "come on, don't do an Aunt Marge" and break up into peals of laughter.

The Internet is a large community but did develop a specialized language for dealing with some aspects of it... Free Republic is just a much smaller sub-set of the Internet community and developed it's own specialized language for dealing with some aspects of the life in the forum :-)

98 posted on 02/16/2004 3:54:48 PM PST by Tamzee (EARTH FIRST!!! We'll stripmine the other planets later...)
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To: Calpernia
Yep... great fun when the mice trample themselves rushing into the trap ;-)

Won't it drive them crazy to find out that the more they pester us, the more the GOP will get in donations? LOL
99 posted on 02/16/2004 3:58:44 PM PST by Tamzee (EARTH FIRST!!! We'll stripmine the other planets later...)
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To: All
A week ago or so, I called for judging trolls based upon the Olympic scale, called the Trollympics: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1075319/posts needless to say, I, the one with the profile, the one seeking to become involved, was accused of being a troll by someone with no profile.
100 posted on 02/16/2004 4:06:59 PM PST by olde north church (there is no tagline on this message)
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