Internet Mob Logic

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Draginol | Discussion: Internet

“People who say mean things should die in a fire!”

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smeagolheart
Reply #1 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:11 PM


Get em!

BigDogBigFeet
Reply #2 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 5:33 PM

Are you just blowing smoke or do you really mean that? 

Uvah
Reply #3 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 5:57 PM

I wonder where that came from.

Frogboy
Reply #4 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 5:59 PM

Read the comments on any thread where someone is being condemned for allegedly saying something mean and someone will say something to the effect "I hope he died" or "I hope his children get raped" or something even worse.

 

smeagolheart
Reply #5 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:04 PM


I believe the statement is ironic.   Like a double negative.

DrJBHL
Reply #6 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:05 PM

Anonymity creates such polite and cultured super heroes, doesn't it? Keyboard commandos.

Uvah
Reply #7 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:12 PM

Get up front and in their face and watch 'em piss themselves.

Frogboy
Reply #8 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:17 PM

I have gone to many many "community" dinners on the various forums I hang out on over the years just in the hopes of seeing some of these Internet tough guys in person.

When they do show up (which is rare) they're usually meek little twits. Seriously. 25 years of this kind of thing and it's every single time. 

Jafo
Reply #9 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:49 PM

Frogboy
Read the comments on any thread where someone is being condemned for allegedly saying something mean and someone will say something to the effect "I hope he died" or "I hope his children get raped" or something even worse.

Anyone remember the ICQ logs from/re eFront about a dozen years ago?  Internal communications made public.

Threats of rape...threats of sikking legal teams on people....comments [from them] that their legal team needed screwing over too....

....ah, thems was the days...

Frogboy
Reply #10 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 8:12 PM



Quoting Frogboy, reply 4Read the comments on any thread where someone is being condemned for allegedly saying something mean and someone will say something to the effect "I hope he died" or "I hope his children get raped" or something even worse.

Anyone remember the ICQ logs from/re eFront about a dozen years ago?  Internal communications made public.

Threats of rape...threats of sikking legal teams on people....comments [from them] that their legal team needed screwing over too....

....ah, thems was the days...

Yep.  

Watching hateful miserable people spewing their hate and misery out while being utterly oblivious to it is remarkable.  I've ready a lot of comments on forums over the last 24 hours and I can't help but chuckle at some of it.

So much investment in a narrative only to come crumbling down. Only far-fetched conspiracies or clinging on to their twisted world view allow them to avoid coming to terms with reality.

Some of the comments remind me of Scott Teneman from a South Park episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbIR51_J_qY

 

Victor5
Reply #11 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:29 PM

My favorite is always this reaction to gun violence:

 

"I can't believe someone could shoot somebody like that.  I'm so disgusted by people who even think to shoot another living thing with a gun!  Seriously, I hope all people who own guns get shot."

 

...Can't tell you how many times I've read nearly this exact line of logic on the internet over the past year or two.  But I'm sure most of us have.  Sadly, I don't believe most of it is trolling.

smeagolheart
Reply #12 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:50 PM

Let's all raise a glass to this effed up world, eh?  Who's with me?   Somebody should sell tickets

Xan
Reply #13 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:52 PM

Frogboy


Some of the comments remind me of Scott Teneman from a South Park episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbIR51_J_qY

 

lol. I can picture Matt Gallant as Scott Teneman in this video.

DrJBHL
Reply #14 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:53 PM

smeagolheart
Somebody should sell tickets

They did. It's the belly button.

Frogboy
Reply #15 Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:22 AM



Quoting Frogboy, reply 10

Some of the comments remind me of Scott Teneman from a South Park episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbIR51_J_qY

lol. I can picture Matt Gallant as Scott Teneman in this video.

The cognitive dissonance is yummy.

Alstein
Reply #16 Friday, September 27, 2013 3:46 PM

Having a developer friend who is dealing with the same hate mobs myself, and it's something that is entirely not her decision on top of that.

 

I'm very angry about it right now.

Illauna
Reply #17 Friday, September 27, 2013 3:55 PM

This is a great story related a boxers approach to this very same situation. It cracks me up everytime. 

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/mar/12/english-boxer-curtis-woodhouse-twitter-troll

 

Frogboy
Reply #18 Friday, September 27, 2013 4:56 PM

Illauna

This is a great story related a boxers approach to this very same situation. It cracks me up everytime. 

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/mar/12/english-boxer-curtis-woodhouse-twitter-troll

 

Yea, the persistent trolls are usually living in glass houses.  From what little I've seen of my troll brigade that's been the case. The typical troll is an unemployed wannabe.  That's what fuels them in the first place. They hate people who have done things they wanted and in order to rationalize their own life failures they have to invent failings in other people. They don't recognize that their own failures are tied to their attitudes on life.

That said, there are truly legitimate reasons for some of these people to dislike me and what I stand for.

Q: As the owner of a company, do you feel that you have the right to just close the company for any reason you want?

A: You're goddamn right I do.

The people who sneer at my "Hank Rearden" attitude towards running a business are welcome to their view as I have nothing but contempt for them in return. Let them start up their own company and see how long they survive being a door mat. We're the oldest game studio still run by its founder left in the industry. It's not easy building a company that can stand the test of time. I welcome any of the trolls to try it. Of course, in some of their cases, it would mean getting a job.

 

Jafo
Reply #19 Friday, September 27, 2013 9:37 PM

Frogboy
I welcome any of the trolls to try it. Of course, in some of their cases, it would mean getting a job.

I think 'troll' is more apt than people may normally associate the term....

I visualise them as fat, quasi-intelligent 'beings' living their puerile lives in their mum's dark, dingy basement from whence they 'might' venture to shower twice a year [even if they don't need it].....where their REAL entertainment comes from the occasional mouthfull of the WRONG coffee cup.....the one that they were using as an ashtray....

....then again....they may be Nobel Prize recipients....

...but I doubt it...

WebGizmos
Reply #20 Friday, September 27, 2013 10:01 PM

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