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The Strange Mentality of DU Trolls
September 10 | pcottraux

Posted on 09/10/2005 11:46:13 AM PDT by pcottraux

You know 'em, you love 'em. Just about all of us have clashed with 'em at times. What's more, it's fun to bust and get rid of them, and that helps make FR even more exciting.

But why do they do it? Why do liberals--and they're usually far-left ones--come here and put on phony screen names so they can "infiltrate" this right-wing forum? They seem to have a tendency to make outrageous statements that get them busted the same day they join. What are they trying to accomplish?

Just yesterday, after one of them made an obvious statement, I caught onto him. He started making insane left-wing rants, before I reported him, and he vanished. It was fun to imagine the little wuss screaming in pain as he was busted and yanked. After he was gone, and all his comments replaced by “Comment Removed” messages, I made a statement on the stupidity of these people, blowing their own cover right after they join. What kind of espionage is that?

But then, ANOTHER one came in, and had this to say before he, too, was yanked:

“Yeah, those trolls are seriously brain dead. They are so caught up in that so-called ‘freedom of speech thing’ that they don't know how to watch what they say when talking to us Republicans that are able to remove their thoughts when we disagree with them. Gosh, they are so silly!”

Fortunately, this troll is also no longer with us, at least not under the same screen name. But upon reading his statement here, a realization comes. THAT’S IT! This comment helps get to the heart of the DU trolls’ mindset, and exactly what it is they’re doing—or trying to do. Hopefully, some of them here will read this, and realize how futile their efforts are.

Basically, DU trolls like the one who made the above statement are classic examples of people suffering what I call LNM, or Liberal Narcissistic Martyrdom. This is a common mental ailment of left-wingers. In essence, it involves a self-image of being a “heroic rebel against the system” who “dares to stand up for what they believe in.” In an egotistical way, they envision themselves as “underdogs” who are in a perpetual state of “standing up to fight the corporate system.” They are ALWAYS standing up against this system, or some proverbial system.

Michael Moore, or at least the public image he makes of himself, is a classic example of this. Actually, one of the best examples I can think of is famed hippy doctor Patch Adams. His movie about himself, starring Robin Williams, is a complete show of just what an egotistical blowhard a liberal can be when he envisions himself “standing up to fight the system” at all times, under all circumstances. I assume that “Patch Adams” is a favorite movie among sufferers of LNM, because it is exactly how they fantasize their own lives being.

Look at the statement the DU troll made. “Yeah, those trolls are seriously brain dead. They are so caught up in that so-called ‘freedom of speech thing’…” Here, he/she/it is showing the biggest symptom of LNM…the conviction that one’s freedom of speech is being taken away, when it is not. Liberals are caught up in their first amendment rights—they’re not caught up in any other constitutional rights, like the right to bear arms, but they love that first one. And many of them, especially those with LNM, are convinced that that sacred right is going to be taken away from them when “America descends into a dictatorship.” They think Bush is Hitler, and those of us on FR are Nazis. Therefore, they think a totalitarian government is going to steal their first amendment rights. Never mind that as left-wingers, they are campaigning for more power to the government, anyway.

And that, my friends, is why these people come here under various guises. They WANT their freedom of speech taken. It gives them a Martyr Ego Boost. They crave it. So they come here, put in a phony screen name, and start spouting left-wing doctrines. As this clown sarcastically put it: “they don't know how to watch what they say when talking to us Republicans that are able to remove their thoughts when we disagree with them.” See what I mean? They seek PROOF that they’re losing their free speech, so when they get yanked from this site, it makes them feel like righteous martyrs. They get the Martyr Rush. It’s almost like drug addiction.

They’ve lived comfortably in America their whole lives, considering their dissent to show how righteous they are, and any criticism of that dissent is seen as “freedom being lost.”

The problem is that FreeRepublic.com is not a debate forum, at least not for right vs. left. There are other web forums for that. FR is a right-wing/grassroots conservatism forum. If we let one liberal stay here and debate us, then we have to let them all. Then, this is no longer a right-wing forum. So their thesis that “Republicans and Conservatives are eliminating people who disagree with them” is pretty much a dead point.

Of course, these wienies don’t know the meaning of losing free speech. They’ve never lived under a communist regime before. They should go over to North Korea and live under Kim Jong Il’s iron grip awhile. When their hands are cut off for speaking out against the government, or their tongues gouged out, or they’re skinned alive…then they’ll know what it REALLY means to lose freedom. I’ll bet the typical sufferer of LNM couldn’t stand five minutes of what Saddam Hussein’s victims had to endure. They’d come running back to the American Bush “dictatorship,” crying like babies, for sure.


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1 posted on 09/10/2005 11:46:14 AM PDT by pcottraux
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To: pcottraux

Hmm.... "mentality" and "DU" are really self-contratictory terms.


2 posted on 09/10/2005 11:48:22 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: pcottraux

Troll!

Just kidding.


3 posted on 09/10/2005 11:48:58 AM PDT by Horatio Gates
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To: pcottraux
Why expend so much mental energy contemplating why DUmpers do anything. There is no rational thought available to them.
4 posted on 09/10/2005 11:49:38 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right >>>>>>>>>>>>>>)
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To: Brilliant
Not contradictory. Think to: liberal mental disease!
5 posted on 09/10/2005 11:49:40 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi (Is Roberts really a conservative?)
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To: UB355

"Why expend so much mental energy contemplating why DUmpers do anything."

Know your enemy. Besides, it's kind of fun.


6 posted on 09/10/2005 11:50:49 AM PDT by pcottraux
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To: pcottraux

I go over to Fark.com when I want to amuse myself with a little liberal baiting. Logic, evidence, as well as correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling seems to drive them particularly wild.


7 posted on 09/10/2005 11:51:24 AM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: pcottraux

Like that London terrorist, DUers want to scream "I got rights" while respecting no one else's rights.


9 posted on 09/10/2005 11:52:53 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: pcottraux
You know, instead of posting an essay, you could have said almost the exact same thing just by saying "liberals are childish nitwits." It is one of those basic fundamental laws of the universe type things. It's not as if it needs to be proven to anyone who isn't a childish nitwit.

Also where's the (VANITY) in the title?

10 posted on 09/10/2005 11:53:06 AM PDT by pillbox_girl
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To: pcottraux

Same mentality of suicide bombers.


11 posted on 09/10/2005 11:53:52 AM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: pcottraux

[...a self-image of being a “heroic rebel against the system” who “dares to stand up for what they believe in.”]



That just about sums it up.


12 posted on 09/10/2005 11:54:01 AM PDT by spinestein (Forget the Golden Rule. Remember the Brazen Rule.)
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To: pcottraux

Arthur: What're you going to do, bleed on me?

Black Knight: I'm INVINCIBLE!!!

Arthur: You're a looney.

13 posted on 09/10/2005 11:54:11 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: pillbox_girl

The DUers ARE childish nitwits.


14 posted on 09/10/2005 11:54:25 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: pcottraux

I can't stand wasting my time with them. They don't comprehend anything that they read and it isn't worth it.


15 posted on 09/10/2005 11:54:48 AM PDT by Eva
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To: pcottraux
What are they trying to accomplish?

Oh, just proving that the truly brilliant like themselves can easily manipulate anencephalic dolts like us. ;^)

16 posted on 09/10/2005 11:54:51 AM PDT by Grut
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To: pcottraux

Trolls are just slightly less popular than people who post long-winded vanities in "breaking news"


17 posted on 09/10/2005 11:54:59 AM PDT by digger48
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To: pillbox_girl

You know, instead of posting an essay, you could have said almost the exact same thing just by saying "liberals are childish nitwits."

But that wouldn't have been as much FUN as dissecting the complications of a nitwit brain, then posting a long essay on it.

And sorry about the vanity. I'm still learning.


18 posted on 09/10/2005 11:55:42 AM PDT by pcottraux
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To: pcottraux

"As a long time Republican...."


19 posted on 09/10/2005 11:55:44 AM PDT by M1911A1
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To: pcottraux

Just an inquiry-have any trolls posted so much to FR that they themselves moved to the light? Just wondering.


20 posted on 09/10/2005 11:56:14 AM PDT by tanuki
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To: pcottraux
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21 posted on 09/10/2005 11:56:52 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: digger48

Trolls are just slightly less popular than people who post long-winded vanities in "breaking news"

Well, it's an uphill climb.


22 posted on 09/10/2005 11:57:15 AM PDT by pcottraux
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To: Grut

The one thing I have noticed about these ultra liberal children, is their filthy language. I'm sure their mothers are proud.


23 posted on 09/10/2005 11:57:31 AM PDT by phil1750 (Love like you've never been hurt;Dance like nobody's watching;PRAY like it's your last prayer)
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To: pcottraux
"Look at the statement the DU troll made. “Yeah, those trolls are seriously brain dead. They are so caught up in that so-called ‘freedom of speech thing’…” Here, he/she/it is showing the biggest symptom of LNM…the conviction that one’s freedom of speech is being taken away, when it is not

What's funny and frightening at the same time is how blind the left is to how Taliban-like they're becoming.

The intolerance of the party that claims exclusive rights to "tolerance" is staggering. Just try contradicting the anti-Republlican, hate Bush rhetoric in thousands of classrooms across this nation and see how supportive of "free speech" these blind lemmings actually are.

24 posted on 09/10/2005 11:58:46 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: pcottraux

"..a self-image of being a “heroic rebel against the system” who “dares to stand up for what they believe in.."

Most lefties are self loathers with no self esteem who only follow the "leaders" who think like that above..Plus, most have trouble getting laid, which adds to their frustration and defensiveness.


25 posted on 09/10/2005 11:59:04 AM PDT by RTINSC
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To: UB355

My thoughts, too.
I certainly don't "love them" and I don't even know them. They are a waste of my time and the world's oxygen.


26 posted on 09/10/2005 11:59:09 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sitting here on the Group W bench)
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To: UB355

"Why expend so much mental energy contemplating why DUmpers do anything. There is no rational thought available to them."

You're right, of course. But there IS so much fun seeing
these folks go down in flames--'scuse the pun, please.


27 posted on 09/10/2005 11:59:40 AM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: pcottraux

Comgratulations on running out these "people" I'll help any way I can.


28 posted on 09/10/2005 12:00:12 PM PDT by desherwood7
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To: pcottraux

It's not that I don't agree with you,

It really makes ones days to play with a troll before the 'ZOT'!

And really disappointing when I get there late!


29 posted on 09/10/2005 12:01:37 PM PDT by digger48
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To: pcottraux

"If we let one liberal stay here and debate us, then we have to let them all. Then, this is no longer a right-wing forum."




Sorry, but I have to disagree. There are many liberal/libertarians who particpate in this forum who aren't trolls and aren't prevented from posting or debating. Those who are excised are generally the ones were it is obvious their intent is to disrupt or distract from the real issues. I have no problem with liberals participating in a thoughtful discussion of issues.


30 posted on 09/10/2005 12:02:14 PM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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...complete show of just what an egotistical blowhard a liberal can be when he envisions himself “standing up to fight the system” at all times, under all circumstances...

This remeinds me of a Churchill quote: "A fanatic is one who won't change his mind and won't change the subject."

31 posted on 09/10/2005 12:03:10 PM PDT by Socratic (Liberal's motto: Capio ergo sum.)
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"Also where's the (VANITY) in the title?"

Ach du lieber! The VANITY police are back, mein Schatzi!

Ya know, these Vanity Police apparently have martyr syndrome and are trying really hard to give the appearance of authority but are in fact really frustrated school teachers.


32 posted on 09/10/2005 12:05:13 PM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: pillbox_girl

"It is one of those basic fundamental laws of the universe type things. "

Philosophically, one would say that "it is a basic fact of common experience".


33 posted on 09/10/2005 12:05:33 PM PDT by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: pillbox_girl

I think this post was necessary - despite the missing 'vanity' tag.
There are many young people who have joined this forum; people who know why they are here, but maybe cannot yet adequately describe in words the Conservative ideals. Being a Conservative requires work, thought and effort. Something a Liberal cannot grasp.
Thanks for the refresher...


34 posted on 09/10/2005 12:10:39 PM PDT by Paisan
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Yeah but they're such "patriotic" childish nitwits. LOL! Just ask them.

It's difficult to think rationally when you are depending on a "cradle to grave" nanny state for your survival. We're witnessing that right now in the DemocRATic Utopia (DU) formally known as New Orleans. Without the "rich" capitalist "cavalry" coming to their aid, where would they be? Look at their "DemocRATic" leaders. They are standing around whining in their soaking wet pants pointing their crooked little fingers and assigning blame to everyone but themselves. The DUmpers may think that is leadership. I don't.

35 posted on 09/10/2005 12:10:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Google: 09-11-01.)
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To: pcottraux
Typical Troll:

"Why can't I make them believe Bush is Hitler?"

36 posted on 09/10/2005 12:13:00 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("When it's not easy pickings, they'll go somewhere else." -- NO property owner)
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To: pcottraux

Stand by for a Martyr Rush..


37 posted on 09/10/2005 12:14:11 PM PDT by Experiment 6-2-6 (Previously known as Pookie Me, a Freeper since 7 September 1998. All who joined later are newbies!)
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To: pcottraux
Liberals have no vision.
Their hero's are those who play hero's in the movies and they make a connection to real life with those hero's.
Liberals hate big business, unless the big business is one of their entertainment hero's who make millions, employ few and give little back.

Liberals hate the oil companies and Halliburton because they perform a service, provide a commodity that everyone needs and they made money doing it.

How many Liberal hero's in entertainment have served their country?

Their posts here simply call attention to their anger, hatred and frustration because their party has been hemorrhaging leadership for 12 years.
The odd thing about their frustration is that it exists because of self-medicating.

38 posted on 09/10/2005 12:14:25 PM PDT by The Brush
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If we let one liberal stay here and debate us, then we have to let them all.
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Why don't we create a separate forum just for that? It'd be hilarious. Few liberals, save Juan Williams, have anything of substance to offer in debate. Just a thought.


39 posted on 09/10/2005 12:17:05 PM PDT by noblejones
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To: pcottraux

Calling us Nazi's is what ticks me off the most. Don't they know that Hitler hated capitalism?
Don't they know that NAZI was a German acronym that stood for : National Socialist German Workers Party??
They have more in common with NAZIism than we ever would.


40 posted on 09/10/2005 12:18:03 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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Calling us Nazi's is what ticks me off the most. Don't they know that Hitler hated capitalism?
Don't they know that NAZI was a German acronym that stood for : National Socialist German Workers Party??
They have more in common with NAZIism than we ever would.


41 posted on 09/10/2005 12:18:34 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: Paisan

There are many young people who have joined this forum; people who know why they are here, but maybe cannot yet adequately describe in words the Conservative ideals.

Exactly. When I was in high school, I didn't care much about politics, but I knew what I believed in, I just wasn't sure what to call it. And to #35, it's difficult to think rationally when you're a DUer.


42 posted on 09/10/2005 12:22:07 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: CommieCutter

You're absolutely right.

The reason I think that they call us Nazis is because the "Nazi" is the quintessential image of a cartoonish bad guy. In other words, their view of a Nazi is someone with a scar and a uniform and a German accent, which is kind of how they envision us, since they think we're the bad guys now. Again, they don't know the real meaning of evil, and what the Nazis were REALLY about.


43 posted on 09/10/2005 12:23:13 PM PDT by pcottraux
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They seek PROOF that they’re losing their free speech, so when they get yanked from this site, it makes them feel like righteous martyrs.

Personally, I liked your article. This statement uncovers another failing in the liberal mindset... the belief that there is no such thing as private property. FR is private property. It may be a publicly accesible forum, but the website itself is still privately owned. I'll let the liberals speak for themselves:

"From each according to his ability to each according to his need"
-Karl Marx

"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
-Hillary Clinton, June 28, 2004

44 posted on 09/10/2005 12:23:27 PM PDT by Venerable Bede
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I consider FR Private Property. If someone in my home bashes our President, I show them the door. The DUmmies have no respect for private property, probably because they do not have any.
45 posted on 09/10/2005 12:23:40 PM PDT by granite (I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.)
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To: Venerable Bede

Did Hillary Clinton really say that? That's chilling.


46 posted on 09/10/2005 12:25:13 PM PDT by pcottraux
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To: pcottraux
Yes she did.
47 posted on 09/10/2005 12:28:11 PM PDT by Venerable Bede
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To: Brilliant

I find it interesting to read and compare discussions here with what passes for a discussion at DU. I find it most telling that when facts emerge that contradict their anti-Bush take on the world the discussion is dropped. I don't know if moderators are pulling it altogether or if people just stop posting and it evaporates into cyberspace. For instance--the FEMA people who were blocking Red Cross and other relief from delivering goods to those people in the Superdome as early as Monday. When it emerged that this was a state FEMA agent acting at the behest of the governor, suddenly the disussion just went away like it had never existed. But when the media was touting it like it was federal FEMA doing the blocking the discussion was on fire.
I don't think FR is like that. I see discussions continue, such as the one about Michael Brown, regardless of what direction the events take.


48 posted on 09/10/2005 12:32:03 PM PDT by libsl (I'm just sayin'....)
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To: Eva

Come on now...admit it.

Don't you enjoy watching them clenching their little fists in rage or delight in hearing them sobbing into their aprons?

You don't get any ya-yas from watching their adorable bargain-basement hystrionic foot-stamping?

Not even just a *little* bit?.....;)


49 posted on 09/10/2005 12:40:06 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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I have to say that this thread is particularly enlightening. I can understand the displeasure of the forum members with posts which have no value due to lack of thought put into them. But this post seemed well thought out to me.

Many others, as well as I, are relative newbies to the FR site, but what attracted us most was the quality of thought which characterize this site. If we routinely ban all dissenting opinion, then we need to form a junta to establish "approved right wing thought". I can't believe anyone wants that. After all, we can pass by the posts we find less valuable.

What establishes FR as a right-wing site, in my view, is that the left-wingers jump onto the wrong side of literally every issue, and their tunnel-visioned wrong-headedness, as well as their eagerness to throw anyone off the wagon to the wolves as long as the wolves promise not to hurt them, does a signal job of showing where each poster stands.

That's not to say that the disrupters shouldn't be taken down immediately; but we will lose quality, and thereby credibility, if we forbid any who argue the other side. Far better I think, to welcome their arguments, made with reason and logic only, since that filters out 99.93% of them, and then opening the arena floor to those who demolish their arguments.

That will keep FR as a training ground for those who are turning away from the left, but just don't have the arguments yet to refute their leftist friends. We have plenty of right-only/left-only blogs around, but only FR seems to be earning the reputation as the thinker's forum.

I sincerely hope I'm not wrong.

50 posted on 09/10/2005 12:41:16 PM PDT by pickrell (Old dog, new trick...sort of)
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