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Forum Post: Tired of the trolls?

Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 20, 2011, 6:25 p.m. EST by RichardGates (1529)
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don't let these a$$ hats run you off. we need your support. please visit one of these support forums and start networking with folks. this is not about party its about people.

http://occupybrooklyn.org

http://occupywallst.org

http://occupytogether.org

http://occupyr.com

http://TheMultitude.org

http://teaoccupyunited.com

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[-] 2 points by angelofmercy (225) 8 years ago

lol you don't think the trolls will come occupy those sites with you?

[-] -1 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

sure they will. but they will have to play be the rules if they want to stay. they are making a concerted effort to not censor but they are organized. the troll have a voice too, they just need to learn how to use it.

[-] 1 points by angelofmercy (225) 8 years ago

You mean agree with you guys 100% , then if not , banned ?

[-] 1 points by stevonbi (85) 8 years ago

Either be serious about debating issues with comments that aren't insulting, and actually bear on the discussion....or be gone.

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

no, i even had a tif with one of them about censoring but i have been watching all these forums for a few days and they are all doing good work.

[-] 2 points by fivetimesthefun (107) from Queens, NY 8 years ago

Better fill out a butthurt report form before you leave.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7771818/Butt-Hurt-Report-Form

[-] 1 points by Freebird (158) 8 years ago

:) Hilarious!

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

that was actually pretty funny, check it out.

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[-] 1 points by teaoccupyunited (146) 8 years ago

Thanks Richard for the mention! Groobiecat2- the Venn diagram was just pointing out what both sides are saying the website itself doesn't take a stand. I didn't create the diagram found it elsewhere.

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

no problem :)

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

hey, ok so you don't agree. but your voice counts. please do not let frustration eek you out of this. there are others on here with your same position. once things get organized we can sit down like adults and start talking. but if you think the gov is sitting on it's hands and money needs to be out of politics. then i urge you to try some of the others.

[-] 2 points by groobiecat2 (746) from Brattleboro, VT 8 years ago

I hear you, and appreciate what you're saying, but please, do yourself (and others) a favor. Posting sites like that--which is in no way associated with this movement--probably isn't the best approach. it's not just that I "don't agree," it's misleading--and smells of a "co-option" attempt. Maybe that's not the intention, but it certainly looks like it to me.

Search for commonality? Yes. Pushing candidates?? Absolutely not.

People want to work with #OWS, then work within its structure--don't try to impose one externally...

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

if you like this forum, i totally understand. i am giving people an option in order to organize and retain voices. if you like it here cool. but some will quit if they can't get a word in inch wise.

[-] 2 points by groobiecat2 (746) from Brattleboro, VT 8 years ago

Yep, it's messy in here, and I do understand that. But posting sites that really don't have much to do with "commonality" and a lot more to do with pushing a specific agenda isn't the best approach. All I'm saying is, try to work with the #OWS. This Forum isn't the only tool for interaction. Go the revamped NYCGA.

That said, it's a free country. And I do understand frustration with this Forum. Increasingly it's going to hurt #OWS than help it, potentially.

I will say this, the best argument that the Tea Party has is this guy:

http://teaoccupyunited.com/tea-party-founder-backs-occupy-wall-street

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

thx man, the link is appreciated. it's hard to let go of the party line sometimes.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

they've become transparent

http://voltic.com/P/recordings/fearless.wav

[-] 1 points by jamesvapor (221) 8 years ago

umm , don't we need the trolls to agree too ?

[-] 1 points by jamesvapor (221) 8 years ago

if the message is true the trolls would be the best messengers to the other side. if they wont echo your message as there own without question. then your doing something wrong.

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

budoomp

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

thx for the lift :)

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

bizy boomp

[-] 1 points by jamesvapor (221) 8 years ago

If i build the bridge , can you find a way to shake hands with the "enemy". im not one for playing guitar and by far not a hippy , but if two groups of people are willing to work together ill do what i can to build a place for them to resolve the issues. i assume there will at least one item we can agree on. find it , work from there.

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

money out of politics i'm pretty sure is the common theme. thx for understanding.

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

dude, read all the free bumps and nothing replies on here by other users. find someone else to fk with.

[-] 1 points by Mike122333 (102) 8 years ago

'Manage Foes' is my favorite feature at the sister Forum, http://www.themultitude.org/

"Foes are users which will be ignored by default. Posts by these users will not be fully visible. Personal messages from foes are still permitted. Please note that you cannot ignore moderators or administrators."

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

exactly!

[-] 1 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

gotcha, top of the page and on my blog http://blog.richardkentgates.com welcome to the club homie.

[-] 1 points by LaoTzu (169) 8 years ago

;) Brooklynites STAND UP!

[-] 1 points by BigChill (79) 8 years ago

YES!

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

word

[-] 1 points by Oolith (40) 8 years ago

I too have been asking the one's that oppose to come write a journal on my sites.

[-] 1 points by RichardGatez (1) 8 years ago

I am a troll.

[-] 1 points by equazcion (688) from New York, NY 8 years ago

In other news, dogs chase cats.

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

lol, just caught that :)

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

thx homie

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

yes you are

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

please troll again!

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

hmmmm

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

what was it you were saying that one time ...

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

did you get a site yet?

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

thx for the lift

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

i can see that. but you don't have one of these. please do try and get one http://richardkentgates.com

[-] 1 points by Space (79) 8 years ago

What's going to keep the trolls off those boards?

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

oh no, they can join, they have a voice. they just need to learn to use it and follow some etiquette.

[-] 1 points by jamesvapor (221) 8 years ago

etiquette , should we start there ? and work on everything else after we find a way for all parties to communicate effectivly ?

[-] 1 points by Space (79) 8 years ago

Are you at the park?

What makes someone a troll?

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

troll actually comes from the word "Patrol". on BBs back in the early web space was limited so it was bad etiquette to make frequent posts and the word troll was born. now it has a totally dif connotation.

[-] 1 points by Oolith (40) 8 years ago

What I have seen so far, Richard is a lot of back patting and no real addressing corruption. I have tried to bond with other webmasters, but it does seem like a lot of "look at me" is going on. I think OWS is a good idea in concept and have my service scheduled out for a year for the Occupation. I am in for the long haul.

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

so join one of the other forums or debate an actual topic. supplying others with alternate networking option and taking a poll isn't really back patting. maybe you're a little green.

[-] 1 points by Oolith (40) 8 years ago

I am not even aware of the poll taking. Just a few things I saw, maybe the update from Occupytogether will help solve it. I had never been to OWS for anything more than to get documents to help build our occupation and to help with the negotiations with a city I offered to hold the permit on.

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

-email. they are collected but not public at this point.

[-] 1 points by Oolith (40) 8 years ago

Oh! I think I saw one someone had asked for my email and I thought it was in relation to assisting with a site. Then I got some poll in an email. I was not about to click through to that attachment. lol. Thanks for the heads up. I still wont click through. lol. But at least I know it wasn't a fruitcake lady. :D

[-] 1 points by Bookworm (42) 8 years ago

Hey your that famous troll. Your my favorite!

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

no more free bumps?

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

yes. cause trolls try to further the cause. wOw :P you're an idiot.

[-] 1 points by jamesvapor (221) 8 years ago

if you have so many people working together , why cant a method to include them be warranted >

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

thing are still disorganized. this much this soon would be a challenge for the biggest tech giants. if you would like to find better more productive platforms, check my blog link on this page. i have a small library of supporting forum links.

[-] 1 points by jamesvapor (221) 8 years ago

the above was my polite way of saying , please remove your head from your ass ows. other than , we are upset , ME TO, we are upset ME TO. can you migrate your megaphone down a notch and say WE ARE UPSET, and this is how we would like to change it. if this doesn't work , whats the better way ?

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

dude i have no idea what you are getting at. try not being a smart a$$, i don't have time to waste on douche bags.

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

bizyboomp

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

bompady boomp

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 8 years ago

To understand HOW TROLLS THINK - if that's not an oxymoron - go to :

http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-trolls-think-trollosophy-exposed/

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

bizy bizump

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

winning!

[-] 0 points by Rob (881) 8 years ago

Aren't they the ones that bake cookies in that tree?

[-] 0 points by RichardGates (1529) 8 years ago

lol idk