Trolls

Discussion in 'Lessons Learned' started by skier, Jan 17, 2020.

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Have you ever trolled the group?

  1. Yes, from my primary account

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  2. Yes, from an account I created for the 1 time use

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  3. Yes, anonymously

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  4. No, but I've considered one of the above

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  5. No

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  1. skier

    skier Line Up and Wait

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    There was a recent thread that got me thinking.

    So, is anyone here brave enough to admit to having trolled the board?
    @SixPapaCharlie @TooHonest @Ted DuPuis @timwinters @Tom-D @denverpilot @bbchien

    Since I'm inviting bbchien to this discussion, can my friend be denied a medical for being a troll?
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    What better place for this than "Lessons Learned"?
     
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  2. Salty

    Salty Final Approach

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    I think you're a troll.
     
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  3. denverpilot

    denverpilot Tied Down PoA Supporter

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    Trolled this board? Nah. Trolled other places? Absolutely. :)
     
  4. Tom-D

    Tom-D Taxi to Parking

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    I don't think it will bother Dr. Chien.
    He has thicker skin than that.
     
  5. wsuffa

    wsuffa Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Who needs to troll this board? True life stories are enough to set folks off....

    I have to say that my favorite of all the trolls we ever had was Lady Malibu for those that remember...
     
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  6. denverpilot

    denverpilot Tied Down PoA Supporter

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    BigClive is trolling the YouTube channels that eat MREs tonight... hilarious.

     
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  7. frfly172

    frfly172 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Troll me a river.
     
  8. AggieMike88

    AggieMike88 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    I remember Nomex and his "I fly best when drunk" troll.
     
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  9. Magic 8 Ball

    Magic 8 Ball Filing Flight Plan

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    GRG55 Final Approach

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    Never before. But I have now:

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  11. Tarheelpilot

    Tarheelpilot En-Route

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    I troll POA all the time by being honest and replying without proof reading my pots
     
  12. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    how many pots have you smoken?
     
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  13. Zeldman

    Zeldman Touchdown! Greaser!

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    True, but only a small number of folks.
     
  14. AKBill

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    2a : to antagonize (others) online by deliberately posting inflammatory, irrelevant, or offensive comments or other disruptive content … trolls engage in the most outrageous and offensive behaviors possible—all the better to troll you with.— Whitney Phillips
    b : to act as a troll (see troll entry 3 sense 2) on (a forum, site, etc.) … is also notorious, for trolling message boards on the Internet, posting offensive material he himself has written and then suing anyone who responds in agreement.— Mark Hemingway
    c : to harass, criticize, or antagonize (someone) especially by provocatively disparaging or mocking public statements, postings, or acts The switch came after the Chargers became the butt of jokes, memes and derision on social media. The NFL tweeted the initial logo Thursday, but later deleted it as the Chargers even got trolled by other pro and college sports teams over the logo that looked like a cross between baseball's Dodgers and hockey's Lightning.— Arnie Stapleton But [Niki] Caro told The Los Angeles Times this week that there might be music after all. Caro said she got trolled by fans because of the rumor of a lack of music.— Herb Scribner The club has been trolled in a brutal (and somewhat brilliant) manner—by having a giant poster of Tevez scoring his last-day winner plastered outside their Bramall Lane ground.— Will Magee
     
  15. Tarheelpilot

    Tarheelpilot En-Route

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    None... ever. I’m just the way the man in the sky made me.
     
  16. frfly172

    frfly172 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    There are no trolls on the internet.
     
  17. schmookeeg

    schmookeeg Administrator Management Council Member

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    Oh god, we're all trolls.

    (Do you think that person meant 'irreverent' instead?)
     
  18. denverpilot

    denverpilot Tied Down PoA Supporter

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    Perhaps the definition writer was trolling... :)
     
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  19. Brad Smith

    Brad Smith Cleared for Takeoff

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    Some of the troll postings are most interesting. The discussion that ensues is always a fun read.
     
  20. Sac Arrow

    Sac Arrow Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Bro do you even lift
    I find it amusing that people get so worked up over troll posts. The fact that they don't get to me is partly why I don't feel compelled to do it myself. Plus, there are enough honest opinions I express that get people worked up that I don't see a need to step up the game and do it intentionally.
     
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  21. wrbix

    wrbix Pattern Altitude

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    ......especially those who reply clueless to the fact they’re being obviously trolled.
     
  22. Lindberg

    Lindberg En-Route

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    There are several long-time members who seem to seriously participate in the board, but when they start a thread it's almost always on a stupid controversial topic from the perspective of playing dumb. Ninja trolling.
     
  23. Palmpilot

    Palmpilot Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    ...while others have the sensitivity on their troll meters set way too high, which has a tendency to drive away newcomers.

    The way I look at it, if I find a discussion interesting, the possibility of being trolled doesn't matter to me one bit.
     
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  24. timwinters

    timwinters Ejection Handle Pulled PoA Supporter

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    Me? troll? Har!

    (Only a select few who deserve it. Otherwise those who I'd tend to troll are on ignore.)
     
  25. Fearless Tower

    Fearless Tower Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Trolls?

    Stupid movie.
     
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  26. denverpilot

    denverpilot Tied Down PoA Supporter

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    “Thinking about trolling...” :)
     
  27. benyflyguy

    benyflyguy En-Route

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    Is trolling a troll trolling???
     
  28. Tarheelpilot

    Tarheelpilot En-Route

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    Sounds more like a date
     
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  29. timwinters

    timwinters Ejection Handle Pulled PoA Supporter

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    If it's Tom...then yes. I got banned once for trolling the biggest troll here, didn't even refer to him or mention his name in the process either!
     
  30. RyanB

    RyanB Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

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    He wasn’t the troll - you were, that’s why you got banned.
     
  31. Cap'n Jack

    Cap'n Jack Final Approach

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    That's debatable, but I'll leave it there.
     
  32. FormerHangie

    FormerHangie En-Route

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    No, unless you count the thread I started many years ago questioning if getting your tailwheel endorsement would make you a better pilot if you were not planning on flying an airplane with conventional gear. 477 posts later, the consensus was that we were never going to come to a consensus.
     
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  33. n2230b

    n2230b Pre-takeoff checklist

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  34. bbchien

    bbchien Touchdown! Greaser!

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    There is “some” trolling going on...which is why I’m slow to respond.....
     
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    Trolling, is this a fishing thread?

    Sent from my SM-N970U using Tapatalk
     
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  36. Checkout_my_Six

    Checkout_my_Six Touchdown! Greaser!

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    does Carter have liver pills?...... o_O
     
  37. steingar

    steingar Taxi to Parking

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    I smell a troll when said crazy topic is the first by a new poster who has but one post. I blew it recently, a guy wanted to rent someones airplane and fly around the world. He was serious, and I was wrong.
     
  38. iflyvfr

    iflyvfr Pattern Altitude

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    Yeah but if you're going to blow it who can blame ya, that was a doozie post. . .
     
  39. JonH

    JonH Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I was close to trolling the hell out of this forum. I took a year off instead. If people want to blow up over something I post, that's good enough for me. No trolling needed.
     
  40. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    Used to be really bad

    Who remembers, Hacky, Hockey, Brown Couch, "I fly a heavy airplane", "DPE failed me for filming the checkride"... It was rampant for awhile.