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Next time you think we have a troll problem at SJ, read this

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Double Down, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Zoiks.

    http://gawker.com/5950981/unmasking-reddits-violentacrez-the-biggest-troll-on-the-web?utm_source=deadspin.com&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=recirculation
     
  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I have a real problem with this mentality:

    Trolling isn't a crime. Chen doesn't seem to understand how the Internet works.
     
  3. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    That's an interesting take.
     
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I am not sure what your complaint is. You don't think it's right to spotlight Brutsch? He's some kind of private citizen?
     
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Whose? Chen's, or Versatile's?
     
  6. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Versatileacrez's.
     
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Would you be fine with a blog dissecting your 11,000 posts on this site, looking for the worst things you've said and done, then highlighting them and attaching your real-life name to them in a story that has 70,000 views in two and a half hours?

    When you join a community such as Reddit, or SportsJournalists.com, you expect anonymity. You also expect there will be trolls. The trolls get anonymity, too. Many of us know Doodah's real name, but you've never seen it posted here even as he tried his darnedest to make this place awful in three-day spurts for months.
     
  8. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    I think we can agree that there was no shortage of creepiness on either side of that story.
     
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    For sure. Violentacrez seems like a shitty person.
     
  10. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    I can't believe I have that many posts.
     
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Nice to know there's an island we can send our misfit toys to now.
     
  12. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I've got half as many posts but probably twice as many words.
     
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