Thursday, August 9, 2007
Today, I stood troll duty on a 500+ comment thread [update: Current Count 1225] Yes, it was exhausting (but also kind of fun, seeing how it was my day off and all). Yes, it was disgusting (because . . . .well, it's disgusting at times).
I leave this thread feeling only inspiration for a project I've been considering for a while now:
The Absolutely Fool-Proof Troll Antidote.
It's a far-fetched dream, I admit -- but in some way, just considering it has me feeling like Madame Curie. It's like the Holy Grail, Shangra-La, and Coronado, all wrapped up into one.
Downside: It's going to take me a day or two to invent it. Bummer.
Upside: It's a great topic for a QOD!
So, please readers, discuss (I will be listening and incorporating) -- what is the first sign that tips you off to a troll?
Some that I already have are:
- Asks lots of questions, never really answers any.
- Spouts unequivocal statements that are wildly speculative, but includes no facts to back up the statements.
- Acts like an ASSHAT
*putting on my "inventing" hat, drawing the blinds*
(update: Read On About the Inventionz)
Posted byPortlyDyke at 8:39 AM