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Mad Hatter Imagery

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I have seen a few posts here in the forums that have people saying the OP is a http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg or is trolling including some posts I've made. What does that mean? That people think I am too ugly for anything I say to be important? lol.

Dec 03 12 09:07 pm Link

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intense_puppy

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Is this thread some kind of meta-trolling?

Dec 03 12 09:11 pm Link

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DOUGLASFOTOS

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Los Angeles, California, US

Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
I have seen a few posts here in the forums that have people saying the OP is a http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg or is trolling including some posts I've made. What does that mean? That people think I am too ugly for anything I say to be important? lol.

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Dec 03 12 09:12 pm Link

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Kev Lawson

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Google search "forum http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg definition" and read up on what you find. From there you can judge what people are commenting on. Maybe the way you phrase things makes them think a certain way or whatever.

I have not read any of your posts up to now so I don't know... but if it happens to you often you might want to try and figure out why.

Dec 03 12 09:12 pm Link

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Gabrielle Heather

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Middle Island, New York, US

trollallalllalaalalaaaaaaa

Dec 03 12 09:52 pm Link

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Silverstone Productions

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Eugene, Oregon, US

Generally, I just http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg the trolls

Dec 03 12 10:01 pm Link

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William Kious

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Delphos, Ohio, US

You be trollin' right now (at least, it sure seems like you are.)

Google is your friend. As is Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)

Dec 03 12 10:02 pm Link

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Photos 4 The Memories

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Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US

DOUGLASFOTOS wrote:

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Was thinking the same thing.

Dec 03 12 10:43 pm Link

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Vector 38

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Austin, Texas, US

Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
What does that mean? That people think I am too ugly for anything I say to be important? lol.

c'mon, you know better than that! we'd have to reveal your identity & that'd get someone in  the brig for outing. try again!

Dec 03 12 11:17 pm Link

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Gabrielle Heather

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Middle Island, New York, US

Vector 38 wrote:
c'mon, you know better than that! we'd have to reveal your identity & that'd get someone in  the brig for outing. try again!

oooooooooh I want a pm

Dec 03 12 11:24 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

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Portland, Oregon, US

Gabrielle Heather wrote:
oooooooooh I want a pm

I want a PM too sad

Dec 03 12 11:34 pm Link

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Miroslava Svoboda

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Seattle, Washington, US

Actually here

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=trolling the first definition is the more correct one. I don't know why people call everything negative trolling but that's a little insulting to the pros big_smile

Dec 03 12 11:51 pm Link

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Cherrystone

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Columbus, Ohio, US

Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
I have seen a few posts here in the forums that have people saying the OP is a http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg or is trolling including some posts I've made. What does that mean? That people think I am too ugly for anything I say to be important? lol.

[img]http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m213/cherrystonestudios/Forum Images/troll-troll-troll-your-boat.jpg[/img]

Dec 04 12 12:54 am Link

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Mad Hatter Imagery

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Buffalo, New York, US

Gabrielle Heather wrote:
trollallalllalaalalaaaaaaa

Are you going out of your way to stalk me now?

Dec 04 12 11:46 am Link

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Mad Hatter Imagery

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Buffalo, New York, US

Miroslava Svoboda wrote:
Actually here

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=trolling the first definition is the more correct one. I don't know why people call everything negative trolling but that's a little insulting to the pros big_smile

Well I have not deliberately tried to deceive anyone on anything so I guess I am not a http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg. lol. But apparently my topics are sensitive ones that delight some and piss off others.

Dec 04 12 11:50 am Link

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Jhono Bashian

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Cleveland, Ohio, US

Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:

Are you going out of your way to stalk me now?

she is not the only one........

Dec 04 12 11:55 am Link

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DOUGLASFOTOS wrote:
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Makes them a SENIOR http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg !

Dec 04 12 11:56 am Link

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Vector 38

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Austin, Texas, US

Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
apparently my topics are sensitive ones that delight some and piss off others.

(finger on geographic locator)

cras credemus, hodie nihil ...

Dec 04 12 12:01 pm Link

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Carlos Occidental

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Glendora, California, US

Why would you start this type thread in the Newbie Forum? 
You've been here long enough to know better.

This type thread only delights children, and pisses off everyone else.
How could you possibly be so desperate for attention?

Dec 04 12 12:06 pm Link

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Melodye Joy

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Rancho Cucamonga, California, US

Personally,
I never knew what trolling was, nor do I see the OPs question as trolling, out of line, stalking, harassing, whatever one may define it.

If trolling is roaming around here to pick and choose what/who to comment on...then that's what we all do, isn't it?

I joined MM on January 15th, 2007.

That doesn't make me a troll, just because I recently discovered the forums here on MM. It just reminds me to go to the eye doctor more often and get the old glasses revised.

Just my thoughts. Carry on

Dec 04 12 12:55 pm Link

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Vector 38

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Austin, Texas, US

Carlos Occidental to Mad Hatter wrote:
Why would you start this type thread in the Newbie Forum? You've been here long enough to know better.

+1  yes, do tell, why this change of venue?

Melodye Joy wrote:
I never knew what trolling was, nor do I see the OPs question as trolling, out of line ...

perhaps you've missed the [not a newbie] OP's prolific history over in Off-Topic ... ?

Dec 04 12 01:09 pm Link

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Melodye Joy

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Rancho Cucamonga, California, US

Vector 38 wrote:

Carlos Occidental to Mad Hatter wrote:
Why would you start this type thread in the Newbie Forum? You've been here long enough to know better.

+1  yes, do tell, why this change of venue?


perhaps you've missed the [not a newbie] OP's prolific history over in Off-Topic ... ?

Yes, Vector. I did not know of their history in Off-Topic, as I don't use that section of the forum. Now I am understanding why this is an issue.

Thanks!

Dec 04 12 01:31 pm Link

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hygvhgvkhy

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Chicago, Illinois, US

Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
Well I have not deliberately tried to deceive anyone on anything so I guess I am not a http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg. lol. But apparently my topics are sensitive ones that delight some and piss off others.

I feel you(-: I've been called a http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg too. It's simply a coincidince of you starting too many controversial threads. As I state my opinion honestly and people tend to think that it isn't honest and I'm making an attempt to get a rise out of them(trolling)

Personally, I enjoy your threads(: they can be controvertial, but they make me, and others think. And they usually end up interesting. The one going now is pretty interesting.

Dec 05 12 12:11 am Link

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Kevin Connery

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Presley ONeil wrote:
I feel you(-: I've been called a http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg too. It's simply a coincidince of you starting too many controversial threads.

Not exactly. It's usually simply aconsequence of starting multiple controversial threads, especially threads where overly dramatic statements are flung around with little attention to reality.

Dec 05 12 11:43 pm Link

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Mad Hatter Imagery

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Buffalo, New York, US

Carlos Occidental wrote:
Why would you start this type thread in the Newbie Forum? 
You've been here long enough to know better.

This type thread only delights children, and pisses off everyone else.
How could you possibly be so desperate for attention?

I put it in the newbie section because all other forums are specialized other than the "off topic" one which is the primary one I use. Why are you in the newbie section?

Dec 06 12 12:17 pm Link

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Alivia Autumn

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Just because the OP has started threads doesn't mean s/he is current on interweb lingo.  I first thought being called a http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg meant you were ugly haha!  Granted that was years ago.  I'm a gamer so I'm familiar with the term.

The other thing that irks people is that you (OP) could have googled "what is trolling."  We have a plethora of resources here.  One would assume you did, and thus know the answer, which would explain why you're still being trolled for trollling.

Dec 06 12 12:19 pm Link

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Mad Hatter Imagery

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Buffalo, New York, US

Presley ONeil wrote:
I feel you(-: I've been called a http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg too. It's simply a coincidince of you starting too many controversial threads. As I state my opinion honestly and people tend to think that it isn't honest and I'm making an attempt to get a rise out of them(trolling)

Personally, I enjoy your threads(: they can be controvertial, but they make me, and others think. And they usually end up interesting. The one going now is pretty interesting.

Thank you. Making people think is a reward in and of itself these days. smile For some people a much greater challenge however.

Dec 06 12 12:20 pm Link

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Mad Hatter Imagery

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Buffalo, New York, US

Kevin Connery wrote:

Not exactly. It's usually simply aconsequence of starting multiple controversial threads, especially threads where overly dramatic statements are flung around with little attention to reality.

"little attention to reality?" How do I get 4+ pages of people discussing my topics if they were so far removed from reality? You help to moderate this site? You have rather strong opinions for that role.

Dec 06 12 12:22 pm Link

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Mad Hatter Imagery

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Buffalo, New York, US

Alivia Autumn wrote:
Just because the OP has started threads doesn't mean s/he is current on interweb lingo.  I first thought being called a http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg meant you were ugly haha!  Granted that was years ago.  I'm a gamer so I'm familiar with the term.

The other thing that irks people is that you (OP) could have googled "what is trolling."  We have a plethora of resources here.  One would assume you did, and thus know the answer, which would explain why you're still being trolled for trollling.

The internet has many definitions of words. I'd prefer always to go right to the source of context. I don't have much interest in learning all the newer lingo because odds are good like much that have come before it, it too will pass.

Dec 06 12 12:25 pm Link

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J O H N A L L A N

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Santa Ana, California, US

Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:

The internet has many definitions of words. I'd prefer always to go right to the source of context. I don't have much interest in learning all the newer lingo because odds are good like much that have come before it, it too will pass.

It's not exactly a new term - I seem to remember it first used in the Usenet news groups circa 1982 or so (that's about 30 years ago so not new).
I comes from the word trolling to mean what a fisherman does trolling their line to catch fish.

Dec 06 12 12:36 pm Link

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Carlos Occidental

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Glendora, California, US

Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
I put it in the newbie section because all other forums are specialized other than the "off topic" one which is the primary one I use. Why are you in the newbie section?

To call you on your trolling, of course!

And, why on Earth would you ask such a question in the newbie forum?  Clearly, it's not a question most newbs would know how to answer.

Dec 06 12 12:43 pm Link

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Vector 38

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Austin, Texas, US

Mad Hatter Imagery wrote:
I don't have much interest in learning all the newer lingo ...

now, now,..., well, perhaps not as "Mad Hatter" but you do actually stay pretty well up on the latest, far more than many even, don't you?

your clues are showing. ahem.

Dec 06 12 01:21 pm Link