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Delusions of troll-dom

Now that they're taking down this board, I'm briefly suspending my personal policy of NEVER feeding trolls, to discuss them a little bit. The one thing that truly amazes me about the IMDB trolls is their delusions of grandeur.

Years ago, before the internet was big, there was a GODAWFUL punk singer named GG Allin. His shows were "notorious" because GG would routinely strip off all his clothes, exposing his pudgy, pasty body and laughably miniscule unit. He'd then physically assault people, mostly the rare female that was dumb enough to attend one of his shows. And his best trick was throwing his own feces at the audience. (He also kept threatening on-stage suicide, but eventually succumbed to an accidental heroin overdose). If you think about it, he was the godfather of trolls. And what was most uber-troll about him was he actually thought people were TERRIFIED of him! It was ridiculous because 99.99 percent of people had never heard of him at all, but the rest of us avoided his shows, not because we couldn't kick his ass if he physically assaulted our girlfriends, but because we didn't want to give money to a talentless dumbass just so he could throw his sh*t at us!

I think trolls (and various conspiracy theorists) have concluded that the IMDB is shutting down the boards because of trolls. Well, that IS no doubt part of it. But let's NOT feed their delusions of self-importance. All they have done at best is turned the place into a virtual GG Allin concert, and anyone with half a brain would avoid a GG Allin concert. Of course, the IMDB trolls--unlike Allin--can't even LITERALLY throw feces, so SOME of us can ignore them.

I never put them on "ignore" though because sometimes they'd actually bring up a good topic. For instance, I have no problem explaining at length why many of the promises the new US president has made are absolutely idiotic. I don't care if the person I'm responding to is a genuine Trump supporter or a troll because 1. both are too delusional to listen and too stupid too understand me, and 2. I'm not sure there is a difference. Of course, there's always the risk that if you say something halfway intelligent on the IMDB, NO ONE will hear it (like a tree falling in the woods). But it's better to say something intelligent and be ignored than act like a troll and get a lot of attention--from OTHER trolls, their numerous sock accounts, and the kind of people who WOULD NEVER MISS a GG Allin concert.



"Let be be finale of seem/ The only emperor is the Emperor of Ice Cream"

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Wow, what an excellent and insightful post lazarillo. You make some superb points.


... it's better to say something intelligent and be ignored than act like a troll and get a lot of attention


Well said, that's a totally inspiring line dude. Thank you for that.


I think trolls (and various conspiracy theorists) have concluded that the IMDB is shutting down the boards because of trolls. Well, that IS no doubt part of it. But let's NOT feed their delusions of self-importance. All they have done at best is turned the place into a virtual GG Allin concert, and anyone with half a brain would avoid a GG Allin concert. Of course, the IMDB trolls--unlike Allin--can't even LITERALLY throw feces, so SOME of us can ignore them.


So true, I never put trolls on ignore either (well, except for naaemaak), but I have no problem ignoring them.

The troll infestation is certainly not the reason the IMDB forums are going dark forever in a few days. It might, as you say, be one of the reasons, but it is hardly the main reason.

I would imagine the constant reporting of threads and comments by uptight, indignant, self righteous, anal and self involved regulars who have zero understanding of the fact that by ignoring trolls you literally starve them of the metaphorical oxygen they so desperately need to flourish and run amok has more to do with the closing of the forums than the troll problem.

Thanks again for an excellent post (I haven't seen many of your posts over the years, but those have seen have always made for quality reading).


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IMDb member since February 2017

You are one of the biggest trolls of all, Grant. They keep deleting your accounts!

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It's The Spikeopath's sock. What a pathetic wanker you are.

Your last few days on your precious forums, and you want to spend it stalking me?.

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Is GG Allin still performing? Where can i get tickets?



So why is getting rid of the Federal Reserve and allowing the US to print its own money instead of borrowing it from a private group of bankers who sneaked the Federal Income Tax bill on our unsuspecting ancestors a bad idea?

Are you a socialist?

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Beautifully stated.






Being like everybody is the same as being nobody.

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Pft, say what you want about the guy... GG Allin wrote some fun tunes! Especially in his early days! GG Allin & The Jabbers were great!

https://youtu.be/ECw5MP4r9nc

-§alem

"Get more out of life - See a *beep* up movie!" - John Waters

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GG Allin molested OP's mom thats how he was born lol

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The OP is one of the biggest trolls on IMDb. Oh, the irony!

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Then he should know trolls trace their origins to people like Zeno, or Jesus, or myths like Loki.
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