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'Trolls' Vs. 'Fanboys'


Horatio Humboldt

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Horatio Humboldt

You know, I've only been around these forums for about a month and in general I really like it. There are some intellegent people like Ronin and Slamman some really witty people like Bowjaws and Tony Mozzarelli and some dickheads like GTAaddictforever and JohhnyK. Just like 'real life' when you think about it. But the one thing that pisses the majority of us of is this Troll/Fanboy theme that has ran for far too long. Now, I've got a little moral highground because I have never posted a Troll or Fanboy thread but I have to admit I've responded to almost all of them because, and please forgive me... I tend to support the fanboy side of the argument.

 

Now I was recently flamed by a hater and decided to have a little check of his profile, what I saw actually surprised me. This guy spent 92% of his time on the GTA4 forums, 92%!!!!!! Share out the other 8% between the other games and you discover that he spent less than 1% on each!

 

So this guy has a huge TROLL tattoo writen all over him.

 

My solution to the constant Troll posts... ignore them, now that's really hard so all you have to do is check the OPs profile, if any more than 80% of their posts are in the GTA4 section. Just type that little fact as a response then leave it, anyone else who is a lover of the game, that is your clue to not respond. They hate it when they are ignored... they only do it for the attention. So we can have a little smile at the stat and move on. If they are less than 80% than by all means answer the thread, it means they have been around the block a bit.

 

Just a thought.

 

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NIKO_LIBERTY

You have a problem with someone only posting in GTA IV forums I think you've got problems. lol.gif

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who could he possible be talking about rolleyes.gif

e2thejdot @ Oct 4 2008, 03:21

 

The fact that SR2 has been one of the main topics on the GTAIV forum for a week now shows me how little there is of any lasting value in GTA. The best topics on this forum are who can land on the Statue of Liberty cup and whether SR2 is going to suck? LOL.. That takes a truly boring game to not have anything left to talk about after a few months.

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Tony Mozzarelli 80

Thanks honored to have gotten a mention haha.

But sometimes it is just too tempting to feed the trolls and fanboys, then sit

back and watch a ridiculous flame war erupt. I know it's childish, but at the

same time i can't help but find it amusing. There is some twisted part of my

psyche that laughs everytime i see someone getting genuinely upset by posts

on the internet. I also find something fascinating about people like that guy

who just constantly refers to pie. I guess it's the frustrated psychiatrist in me.

but imagine how boring it would be if everybody was constructive, and

enlightening. Imagine all the drudgery of intellectual conversation and sharing

progressive thoughts and ideas.

I enjoy seeing a new thread saying 'OMG VICE CITY WILL BE IN THE DLC'

because i know the vultures are about to swoop with their angry references

to the search function. I enjoy people thinking they know exactly what SR2

will be like. Maybe loving flame wars is wrong, but in that case.......

I just don't wanna be right

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I'm intelligent, witty AND a dickhead. That's why I was so hard to pigeon hole.

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Breaking Bohan

What is a "troll" exactly - fancy-speak of the forums? Can someone help me here?

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Tony Mozzarelli 80
I'm intelligent, witty AND a dickhead. That's why I was so hard to pigeon hole.

Haha, was reading through all those flame warriors profiles last night.

they're f*cking hilarious. It is amazing how you recognize every one

of them.

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Raven_Nytez

I only post in these forums because I'm not playing the other games at the mo lol.gif

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NIKO_LIBERTY
I only post in these forums because I'm not playing the other games at the mo lol.gif

Exactly your only going to post in the forums that your currently playing in.

 

Why would you enter a post in GTA 3 if your playing GTA 4 the guys strange.

 

 

 

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What is a "troll" exactly - fancy-speak of the forums? Can someone help me here?

user posted image

 

 

"Troller is looking for a response...ANY response, and he will chum the waters with complaints, insults, compliments, and inflammatory tidbits hoping that someone...ANYONE, will take the bait. Generally quite harmless - practices a form of catch and release. Nonetheless, he can upset the delicate ecology of a discussion forum. Once a forum becomes aware of his presence, however, all feeding activity ceases and Troller must move on to more promising waters."

 

 

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Breaking Bohan
What is a "troll" exactly - fancy-speak of the forums?  Can someone help me here?

user posted image

 

 

"Troller is looking for a response...ANY response, and he will chum the waters with complaints, insults, compliments, and inflammatory tidbits hoping that someone...ANYONE, will take the bait. Generally quite harmless - practices a form of catch and release. Nonetheless, he can upset the delicate ecology of a discussion forum. Once a forum becomes aware of his presence, however, all feeding activity ceases and Troller must move on to more promising waters."

Sweet - who the hell comes up with this stuff!? Did you pull that definition off of a webpage - its funny and informative!

Thanks icon14.gif

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Some people just take the damn internet too serious.

 

Yeah, you maybe come to a point where you may dissagree with some one or someone may say something retarded as hell but to hold a grudge just is sad.

 

Some of yall need to get off the PC and go outside or something.

 

EDIT: matter fact go play some GTA! icon14.gif

This is GTAF where everyday a motherf*cker is gettin banned. Like me!

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<snip>My solution to the constant Troll posts... ignore them, now that's really hard so all you have to do is check the OPs profile, if any more than 80% of their posts are in the GTA4 section.<snip>

I have and play GTA3, VC, SA, and now IV. I didn't register/visit the forums until I wanted to learn about IV before getting it. All of my posts are in GTA IV... and that makes me a troll because I'm enjoying IV still and haven't revisited the old ones? I would think that would make me a fanboy, not a troll.... oh well.

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who cares if they spend 92% of their time in the GTA4 forum, isnt this GTAforums.com? maybe they no longer play the other ones because they are old and not the new shiny toy. this game came out what? 2 months ago! if your only playing gta4 why would you want to see what's new in vice city...

 

so, i assume the "fan boys" are the ps3 players, does that make the "trolls" x-box players? i love how its perfectly ok to love the x-box and the gay achievements bit, but god forbid you like the ps3 better.

 

 

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so, i assume the "fan boys" are the ps3 players, does that make the "trolls" x-box players? i love how its perfectly ok to love the x-box and the gay achievements bit, but god forbid you like the ps3 better.

You assume wrong and awarded the Oblivious medal for completely missing the subject of the thread.

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so, i assume the "fan boys" are the ps3 players, does that make the "trolls" x-box players? i love how its perfectly ok to love the x-box and the gay achievements bit, but god forbid you like the ps3 better.

That isn't what he means. Trolls are people like GTAaddictforever who only visit the forums to bitch about GTAIV.

Fanboys are people who defend GTAIV when trolls start bitching.

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FiendishDog

Hey, thats not right. I spend a majority of my time on the gta 4 forums of the site. Since GTA 4 is the newest gta and I joined in march I kinda figured thats where I should spend my time. Although I agree with you 100% because I hate trolls so much. Just dont judge people on something as simple as the thread they spend time in.

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Horatio Humboldt

Don't get me wrong, it doesn't matter at all which site you spend the most time on. My fav GTA is probably Vice but I've spent much more time here. Also, my suggestion was firmly tongue in cheek. The point is if you like GTA but hate 4 thats fine but if you constantly bitch about 4 yet spend 92% (Sorry Johnny ) of your time on those forums. Well, I just think thats weird. Don't you?

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Don't get me wrong, it doesn't matter at all which site you spend the most time on. My fav GTA is probably Vice but I've spent much more time here. Also, my suggestion was firmly tongue in cheek. The point is if you like GTA but hate 4 thats fine but if you constantly bitch about 4 yet spend 92% (Sorry Johnny ) of your time on those forums. Well, I just think thats weird. Don't you?

It's a matter of interpretation. Some might argue that they love GTA so much (and at least one does, you know who you are) that they feel the need to 'better' the series through lethal and relentless criticism.

 

But the majority of the people who are dissapointed and/or complaining don't hate the game, they just don't feel it lived up to it's pedigree for one reason or another.

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Tony Mozzarelli 80

Ya know what's more annoying to me than 'fanboys' and 'trolls' going at

each other with their over-inflated egos?

Those people who are constantly apologizing for their opinions. the people

who get their feelings hurt by some anonymous c*nt's crappy and ill

thought out put downs. Those people who constantly feel the need for others

to agree with them, and constantly crave the confirmation of virtual cookies,

which in my opinion are the internet equivalent of stroking someone gently

on the underside of their balls.

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Ya know what's more annoying to me than 'fanboys' and 'trolls' going at

each other with their over-inflated egos?

Those people who are constantly apologizing for their opinions. the people

who get their feelings hurt by some anonymous c*nt's crappy and ill

thought out put downs. Those people who constantly feel the need for others

to agree with them, and constantly crave the confirmation of virtual cookies,

which in my opinion are the internet equivalent of stroking someone gently

on the underside of their balls.

HAHAHAHA cookie.gifcookie.gifcookie.gifcookie.gifcookie.gif

 

Holy sh*t that feels gay just clicking on the icon!

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Tony Mozzarelli 80
Ya know what's more annoying to me than 'fanboys' and 'trolls' going at

each other with their over-inflated egos?

Those people who are constantly apologizing for their opinions. the people

who get their feelings hurt by some anonymous c*nt's crappy and ill

thought out put downs. Those people who constantly feel the need for others

to agree with them, and constantly crave the confirmation of virtual cookies,

which in my opinion are the internet equivalent of stroking someone gently

on the underside of their balls.

HAHAHAHA cookie.gifcookie.gifcookie.gifcookie.gifcookie.gif

 

Holy sh*t that feels gay just clicking on the icon!

Oooh yeeeahhh!! wait lemme get a glass of milk

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so, i assume the "fan boys" are the ps3 players, does that make the "trolls" x-box players? i love how its perfectly ok to love the x-box and the gay achievements bit, but god forbid you like the ps3 better.

Eh? What in the nine levels of Hell is making you think that? I absolutely loathe calling anyone a fanboy, but in this case...

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For every one that dosen`t know the OP is talking about me with the 92%.funny thing is where did the 8% go because i haven`t posted in any other section.

e2thejdot @ Oct 4 2008, 03:21

 

The fact that SR2 has been one of the main topics on the GTAIV forum for a week now shows me how little there is of any lasting value in GTA. The best topics on this forum are who can land on the Statue of Liberty cup and whether SR2 is going to suck? LOL.. That takes a truly boring game to not have anything left to talk about after a few months.

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SantiagoDomingo

What the hell Horatio? As Founder and CEO of the MAHFSWWM organization it is within my duties to inform you that on any post mentioning posters individually, by screen name; the MAHFSWWM must also be mentioned a similar amount of times.

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Horatio Humboldt

Bumba clat, me talk from de heart man. From Jah Salasie. I and I is white but Salasie as no hate in his soul. Anyway GTA is good isnt it.

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Now I was recently flamed by a hater and decided to have a little check of his profile, what I saw actually surprised me. This guy spent 92% of his time on the GTA4 forums, 92%!!!!!! Share out the other 8% between the other games and you discover that he spent less than 1% on each!

I have 510 (now 511) of 528 (now 529) posts in GTA IV forum (97%) and I'm a troll? Do you even know what a troll is?

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