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Trolls, Flamers, and l'users, perhaps?(10 posts)

Trolls, Flamers, and l'users, perhaps?jose_Tex_mex
Dec 17, 2002 1:27 PM
After having been a user of this board for several months I have experienced the Trolls and Flamers. However, there is another breed out there to which I have not seen a name attributed - those who have multiple accounts and login periodically to resonate the board with their wild ramblings.

To these people I would like to apply the term "l'user." It honors the fact that they are changing their username (to protect their anonymity on an anonymous board) while at the same time reminds us they are losers.

Any thoughts?
Good point.eyebob
Dec 17, 2002 3:00 PM
I also would like to know if there is a term used for a thread (presumably during a back and forth flame-a-thon) that clearly calls for a response but doesn't get one suggesting that the person doesn't want to answer the point made by the respondent. There have been a few instances where credible (allbeit a bit flame-ish) points are presented which draw no response from the other party. Any thought on this one too?

Good point.critmass
Dec 17, 2002 4:48 PM
The term for that is manto :)
The ones that just don't answer or say the facts are there but won't produce them are the easiest trolls flamers to spot. The more offensive oriented trolls and flamers probably also use multiple names. That's the nature of trying to control the argument with false facts or just a lot of senseless arguments. Throw a lot of words at people to try and deflect attacks on your deception. It doesn't take too long to figure out when someone is continually using fabricated facts. It's interesting to watch them try and deflect the attack but most can't do it very well. Trolls flamers L'users are all of the same cloth. Some you can have fun with and are entertaining. Occasionally the really dumb and obnoxious ones need to be called on it and then you can watch them self-destruct. The anonymity of the internet can give those that need it the power to be anyone they want to be.
dood. If I didn't like you so much, I would have half a mindbill
Dec 17, 2002 4:12 PM
that you were referring to me. Like you asked me down below.
With regard to that half -- I ain't no troll as you have defined it. I've always used the same name, and I mean what I say. Wild ramblings? Eye of the beholder, I guess. I yam what I yam.
With respect to my colleague's question about when people don't respond, it's either because good points were made that require no response, or because everyone is tired.
okay, I deserve that...jose_Tex_mex
Dec 17, 2002 4:42 PM
The posting was in general, however, its inspiration... There are a few others I know to be TID's - Trolls In Disquise.

Anyhow, sorry if I did not recognize your handle. As for "wild ramblings" definitely not towards you. As others will probably note, my rambligs have been quite wild at times. Just ask those blokes across the pond.

I have also learned that sarcasm does not translate well in the typed word!

What would be the point?Eager Beagle
Dec 18, 2002 9:13 AM
Unless you had a deep-seated insecurity rectified by seeing your own typing layed out in front of you as a post?

Surely there can't be that may of those people around?
Then explain poetry. (nm)53T
Dec 18, 2002 11:47 AM
Explain the connection and I'll see what I can do. nmEager Beagle
Dec 19, 2002 1:34 AM
Are you serious? (nm)53T
Dec 19, 2002 6:36 AM
Are you on a word saving drive? nmEager Beagle
Dec 20, 2002 3:07 AM