Thread: Troll paradigm shift
6/28/2011 11:20am, #1
Troll paradigm shift
It's summertime again, which means its time for fat Arizonans to vacation to my local beaches, and leave the remainder to troll Bullshido. I've seen the migration for a few years, and have noticed a behavioral change.
A few years ago, a lot of the trolls were Elmore-esque: they talked a big game, but also eschewed weight lifting and athleticism. Their threats were backed by their conviction in their screwy martial art, or their ability to own firearms, or the facade of batshit insanity. These were the fall-back threats of these people when their trolling was called out by a bully nearby.
These days, it seems like trolls are always talking about how physically imposing they are. That can take the form of weight lifting fanatic or big ol country boy. Oddly enough, they never seem to offer any good advice in the PT forum.
I guess if you're gonna be a troll with an invented persona, you might as well be Brock Lesnar too. I guess at some point, guns, ninja tactics, and secret kung fu were just not enough.
Any thoughts on trolling trends this troll season?
6/28/2011 12:09pm, #2
I just assumed trolls use whatever persona scares them the most. Like homophobes being closet cock gobblers.
6/28/2011 12:17pm, #3
6/28/2011 1:23pm, #4
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- Apr 2010
Yamabushi7 reminds me of W.Rabbit when he first joined the boards, though I have noticed this 'Ima farm boi' bit recently.
6/28/2011 2:16pm, #5
6/28/2011 2:50pm, #6
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- Jun 2010
It's time we leveraged the two troll paradigms to create some synergy.
6/28/2011 2:56pm, #7
6/28/2011 3:10pm, #8"Never trust a quote you read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln
6/28/2011 3:17pm, #9
6/28/2011 3:24pm, #10
I loved Ray. I want another Ray for 2011."Never trust a quote you read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln