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Forum Post: We have MONETIZED TROLLDOM for the benefit of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Keep track of how many troll posts you see each day and donate a dollar or a dime for each one to the occupation of your choice. I call it the "Dollar or Dime" fundraiser.

Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 27, 2011, 11:23 p.m. EST by therising (6643)
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EVERY TIME I SEE A TROLL POST during the day, I make a little hash mark on a tablet next to my computer. At the end of the day, I donate a dollar to Occupy Wall Street for every troll post. I pick a different occupation each day. So far I have donated at total of $1,281 to the occupations.

Others are joining me and doing the same. Just give according to your means. Make it a penny a post if you like.

The point is that every time one of this pour souls tries to discredit the movement they actually make it stronger. Kind of like the Oakland police.

Viva la resistance.



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[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 8 years ago

This is fun!

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 8 years ago

Just saw another one. Up to $1282 donated to OWS now. :)

[-] 1 points by ukpoorperson (11) from Owston, England 8 years ago

Great Idea I'm doing the same. That twat below just earnt them another GBP :-)


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

who does this Anonymous think it is?

Einstein vs Stephen Hawking -Epic Rap Battles of History #7


[-] 1 points by PandaMe73 (303) from Oakland, CA 8 years ago


I better tighten my belt though, this is gonna see me donating a pretty good chunk o' change :)

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 8 years ago

Yes. You're absolutely right. Here's something even cooler :) http://occupywallst.org/forum/genius-idea-from-efschumacher-heres-how-you-can-wi/

[-] 1 points by Idaltu (662) 8 years ago

Viva la resistance! I am going to try to have this printed on a t shirt. Also...great idea on this post.....Somehow we should be able to use this idea to control members of congress.....Members of congress seem to be trolls.

[-] 1 points by Democracydriven (658) 8 years ago

That's awesome, I am on board.

Well I'll just go a dime a pop. This forum is already maggot infested

It cost me at least a buck just to read this.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 8 years ago


[-] 1 points by JeffCallahan (216) 8 years ago

Great idea I'm doing twnety dollars. Makes me feel a lot better.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 8 years ago


[-] 1 points by pissedoffconstructionworker (602) 8 years ago

"monetize trolldom" lol

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 8 years ago

In the last two weeks I've been on this site I have tried my best to do what I feel I can, however small, to help the OWS movement, encouraging people, imparting a bit of when I can, and so on. But I don't feel I'm doing near enough, so . . . HOW 'BOUT THEM CARDINALS, EH?

[-] 1 points by sassafrass (197) 8 years ago

Great idea!

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 8 years ago

Glad you like it. Please spread the word.

[-] 1 points by thebeastchasingitstail (1912) 8 years ago

Great idea.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 8 years ago

It's given me great pleasure during the past week. I waited until now to notify them because I wanted to get the meter running at a good clip. All the while they had no idea. That was my favorite part.

[-] 1 points by Frankie (733) 8 years ago

That would be a derivative. ; )

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 8 years ago

Not really. But nice try. Derivative is a bet. This is a sure thing. Occupy Wall Street getting real money.

[-] 1 points by RogerT (36) 8 years ago

A good idea. The trolls are pretty useless as human beings and as thinkers, this way they indirectly are doing some good.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 8 years ago


[-] 0 points by Frankie (733) 8 years ago


The bet would be how you might play some derivative or related to how it might be constructed. A dervivative itself is just some abstraction of some other underlying entity, commodity, etc. i.e., in this case, the posts being the underlying commodity, your hash marks being a derivative thereof, the donation being the contracted monetization of the derivative.

But nice try. ; )

[-] 1 points by Puzzlin (2898) 8 years ago

We compute the derivative of a quadratic function using the limit of a Newton Quotient.

See, so, now give me all your money so we can get rich and you don't. Brilliant!

So simple, yet so eloquent, just simple Simon math.

We all get it, right? Simplicity.........

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 8 years ago

This was a convoluted ineffective answer on your part rather than a troll post so, sorry, no dollar will be donated on your behalf. :(


[-] 1 points by technoviking (484) 8 years ago

The derivative itself is merely a contract between two or more parties. Its value is determined by fluctuations in the underlying asset.

Read more: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/derivative.asp#ixzz1cBbXLjZq

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 8 years ago

Thanks!  There's another dollar for Occupy Wall Street.  Trolldom has been monetized.  This is fun :) http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-have-monetized-trolldom-for-the-benefit-of-the-/#comment-223231 . Care to donate? Just visit homepage at www.occupywallst.org .  

PS - Wondering what is going on here?  Here is what is going on here:  

The Path  Not Taken


Wondering what might be next?  Here's what might be next:  Hundreds of thousands of people doing this http://occupywallst.org/forum/proposed-list-of-demands-please-help-editadd-so-th/

[-] 1 points by technoviking (484) 8 years ago

but anyway, thanks for the dollar

[-] 1 points by technoviking (484) 8 years ago

not sure what you mean by that. i just copy pasted from a finance website.

[-] 0 points by marcxstar (167) from Los Angeles, CA 8 years ago

The Trolls spend a lot of energy directed towards the OWS movement. From a "collective consciousness" perspective, the Trolls are helping to raise awareness.

What they resist persists.

(OWS, on the other hand, instead of resisting is proactively being the change the whole world wants to be.)

[-] 0 points by Notconfusedanymore (62) 8 years ago

A fool and his money are soon parted.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 8 years ago
[-] 1 points by Notconfusedanymore (62) 8 years ago

You're Welcome.


[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 8 years ago

Thanks! That's another dollar for Occupy Oakland! This is fun isn't it? http://www.occupywallst.org/forum/we-have-monetized-trolldom-for-the-benefit-of-the-/