Skip to comments.COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum. (Trolling 101)
Posted on 01/16/2009 12:36:53 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator
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Some very, very interesting and informative reading.
Actually I’m pinging you all so next time the MODs get upset with me, they’ll think I’m their friend and go easy on me by only suspending my account for 24 hours.
TECHNIQUE #7 — Thread Trashing (made famous on FR)
Again involves fake accounts and a small cadre of rabid, but “arms length posters” who post angry and usually mild profanity filled towards the original poster, or worse yet, gang up on any “loyal opposition” postings. These escalate with the intent of getting the thread moved first to chat, then smokey backroom, and finally pulled by the mods, just to make sure no one see that the original post flew in from the “lunatic fringe”.
Mogwai said — “Good point! Being new doesnt make someone a troll. Its disagreeing with me that does. ;-)”
Hoo boy...! Being “old” doesn’t make one a troll either... :-)
But, you’re right, disagreeing with someone on a “hot topic issue” will get you to be called a troll *real fast* — uggghh...
I wonder, sometimes if actually being a Christian and posting things of the Bible (which I think are the *absolute foundation* of being conservative) — will eventually be considered trollish...
But, aside from that, certainly disagreeing with some posters about the Obama qualifications issue is one thing that surely will get you called all sorts of names, from idiot, to stupid to troll, to Obot, to... (I forgot all the names... )...
[ posting here to mark this thread for future reference; good material... ]
I defy you to look at all of my 451 threads and 76,349 replies and find any evidence of that...
Does that harken back to the “nuke a gay whale for Jesus” movement from the late 1980s?
harken s/b hearken
Yes. Do you want me to upgrade your membership?
What are the upgrade advantages?
“abusing there powers”
Wasn’t exactly talking about you either. Was thinking more along the lines of the former “robertpaulsen” and some of the other Bigger Government RINO’s here.
You were saying — “... who post angry and usually mild profanity filled towards the original poster, or worse yet, gang up on any ‘loyal opposition’ postings. These escalate with the intent of getting the thread moved first to chat, then smokey backroom, and finally pulled by the mods, just to make sure no one see that the original post flew in from the ‘lunatic fringe’.”
Yep, I’ve seen those things happen. I may post something that is what I may call “loyal opposition” (in being a good conservative but not agreeing with certain individuals) and then, I see all sorts of posts back, name-calling, sometimes very crude and possible cussing (disguised, of course... LOL...) and all of a sudden, when I’m posting a “clean and nice response back” — and I push “post” — the thread is *gone*!!
[ I better hurry and push “post” before this thread disappears... LOL... ]
(It’s made from Spam whales)
Very interesting. Bookmark, for sure.
The worst is when you nail a moonbat hard, and then they post personal information on FR about you - yes - it’s been done to me. I could not believe the poster was not banned for life for that one.