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A Note on Troll Tactics

by Diogenes Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 2:59 PM

The function of most of the Trolls who infest this site is to disrupt, spread, and test disinformation lines to see how easy, or difficult, they are to defuse.

One of the recent Troll tactics I have noticed, and this began a couple of months ago, is to go into the archives and resurface old Threads that are long and time consuming to load and read.

I have held back on commenting because I wanted the pattern well established for what it is. A disruption of the Sites Operation maneuver. I also held back because I did not want to suggest the idea if that was not the case. It seems to occur most frequently when a lot of articles that the Trolls have no good response to start hitting the comment board.

You will notice that almost invariably the nickname used to resurface these long, out of date, Threads will be one that is seldom if ever seen at any other time.

About the only reasonable response I can suggest is to ignore the attempts and bump current articles back to the top.

Anyone else got any thoughts on the matter?

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TITLE AUTHOR DATE
And just to piss Psymon off... Diogenes Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 3:00 PM
Boo fuckin' hoo. JEFF Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 3:12 PM
Well, Diogenes Sheepdog Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 3:18 PM
You Betcha' Dog Diogenes to Sheepdog Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 3:21 PM
Diagones + Sheepdog JEFF Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 3:22 PM
Hey listen... Sheepdog Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 3:27 PM
BAD IDEA! Diogenes Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 3:33 PM
Come ON, you guys... daveman Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 3:40 PM
Oh gee,... Diogenes Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 3:53 PM
P.S. Although I am sure... Diogenes Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 4:00 PM
It's obvious ... our effectivness Parmenides Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 4:02 PM
My idea Sheepdog Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 4:05 PM
Sheepdog & Diogenes daveman Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 4:20 PM
Oh, I can't resist... daveman Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 4:35 PM
Bush Admirer Eric Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 4:37 PM
daveman is the epitomy of the pot calling the kettle black General Colon Bowel Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 4:40 PM
more and more obvious Parmenides Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 4:43 PM
Beggin' yer pardon, daveman Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 4:43 PM
It looks like... daveman Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 4:50 PM
Cease and desist daveman Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 4:52 PM
davemoron is a buffoon Scarlet Pimpernel Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 8:24 PM
Hey, knock it off daveman Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 8:53 PM
YOU GUYS ARE FUNNY Occasional WRITER Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 8:59 PM
daveman FOX NEWS Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 8:59 PM
Oh, a paid voyeur. How nice. General Colon Bowel Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 at 9:04 PM
Interesting... Diogenes Thursday, Apr. 17, 2003 at 2:21 PM
This one is somethime amusing... we thought it up 1st! Sheepdog Thursday, Apr. 17, 2003 at 2:41 PM
Sheepdog Diogenes Thursday, Apr. 17, 2003 at 2:59 PM
wow Sheepdog Thursday, Apr. 17, 2003 at 3:04 PM
And I want my weasel back Sheepdog Thursday, Apr. 17, 2003 at 3:09 PM
Note the latest pathetic... Diogenes Thursday, Apr. 17, 2003 at 3:47 PM
Simple Simple Simon Thursday, Apr. 17, 2003 at 3:48 PM
"...they have no interest... daveman Thursday, Apr. 17, 2003 at 5:12 PM
ROFL fresca Friday, Apr. 18, 2003 at 12:05 AM
We are amused... Diogenes Friday, Apr. 18, 2003 at 12:28 AM
Oh, fresca Friday, Apr. 18, 2003 at 1:02 AM
fresca fresca Friday, Apr. 18, 2003 at 11:00 AM
Proudhunt the spamer Sheepdog Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 12:10 PM
sd a Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 12:13 PM
Hey 'a' Sheepdog Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 12:21 PM
sd&d a Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 12:31 PM
The Right To Speak One's Mind... Diogenes Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 12:40 PM
ooooooooo! ooooooooo! Sheepdog Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 12:44 PM
P.S. Diogenes Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 12:47 PM
How do you spell relief? Diogenes Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 12:49 PM
an open reply ricky Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 2:20 PM
a=daveman IP Checker Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 4:45 PM
("Way to go. When we conservatives... Faker Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 4:47 PM
Faker a Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 4:48 PM
ha ha Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 4:52 PM
ha a Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 5:05 PM
a Faker Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 5:08 PM
Stuff it Troll Simon Bolivar Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 8:02 PM
find a troll.....H@cK-^tRoLl** systemfailure Monday, Apr. 21, 2003 at 8:43 AM
a /= daveman daveman Monday, Apr. 21, 2003 at 9:23 AM
caveman daveman IP Checker Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 3:10 PM
And again, daveman Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 3:17 PM
caveman daveman IP Checker Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 6:26 PM
COINTELPRO COINTELPRO Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 6:28 PM
COINTELPRO daveman Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 6:29 PM
A Note on Troll Tactics Pete Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 7:00 PM
Pete daveman Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 7:03 PM
I got an idea Sheepdog Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 7:14 PM
Sheepdog occasional writer Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 7:19 PM
Doesn't affect my post Sheepdog Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 7:32 PM
Another note Sheepdog Friday, May. 02, 2003 at 5:12 PM
IMC TEC STAFF Sheepdog Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 12:57 PM
No there's no way to block it. IMC Tech Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:05 PM
I'm the one KOBE SBM Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:08 PM
Keep fucking around bitch. King IMP Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:09 PM
Wow Sheepdog Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:10 PM
I'm 'bout to cut loose on your asses again. King IMP Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:11 PM
Hi Dog, Hi Staff The Real Diogenes Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:12 PM
Shut up and quit spamming my newswire. King IMP Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:15 PM
KOBE SBM KOBE TRACKER Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:15 PM
You haven't seen a tantrum yet. King IMP Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:17 PM
King IMP is NAVY Ex-Sailor Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:17 PM
oooooooohhhhhh! KOBE TRACKER Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:19 PM
Very good. King IMP Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:19 PM
Dear King Shithead Sheepdog Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:21 PM
Memo to all KOBE spammers KOBE SBM Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:21 PM
Sheepdog. King IMP Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:24 PM
Well, it's like this Sheepdog Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:29 PM
Sheepdog. King IMP Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:32 PM
Well it's like this. King IMP Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:34 PM
Dogs get used to fleas Sheepdog Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:34 PM
So your whole solution... King IMP Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:35 PM
King IMP Bush Admirer Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:41 PM
Oh except for the tech staff. King Sheepdog Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:41 PM
Okay, King Sheepdog Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:42 PM
enemies intolerance to adversity demonstrated: King Sheepdog Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:44 PM
Sheepshit, your colors are showing. King IMP Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:47 PM
King IMP anti-psycho Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:49 PM
Oh WAH! Sheepdog Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:50 PM
It's a leftist conspiracy King IMP Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:54 PM
And you. King IMP Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:54 PM
This is pretty sad. Eric Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:57 PM
sorry, no date Sheepdog Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:57 PM
I'm weakminded King IMP Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 1:58 PM
pweees make the bwwanking stop! King Weak Minded Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 2:01 PM
Why, yes King IMP Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 2:02 PM
Make sure to check the IP logs. King INVESTIGATOR Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 2:03 PM
Can you say.... King Hacker Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 2:04 PM
I'm King IMP brigg Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 2:05 PM
almost as good as Sheepdog Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 2:07 PM
UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE fresca Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 4:52 PM
Lol.. Katalyst Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 5:45 PM
OneEyedMan KPC Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 8:36 PM
frescaw... Diogenes Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 8:41 PM
forget it fresca Thursday, Jun. 05, 2003 at 9:13 PM
Bush Admirer Ffutal Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 2:00 PM
I don't believe it Sheepdog Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 2:12 PM
Damn. Sheepdog Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 2:56 PM
I'm finished sulking Sheepdog Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 3:55 PM
Ridiculous Eric Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 7:01 PM
Eric Sheepdog Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 7:19 PM
There are really only two... Diogenes Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 7:43 PM
I would also guess... Diogenes Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 7:50 PM
Dio and Sheep fresca Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 8:29 PM
Don't get me wrong Sheepdog Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 8:47 PM
BTW fresca Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 9:24 PM
Oh you mean Fang? Sheepdog Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 9:58 PM
Or Chompra? Sheepdog Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 9:58 PM
It's been a busy day! daveman Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 10:17 PM
that would be a bit overt eh? Sheepdog Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 10:39 PM
Sorry, Sheepdog... daveman Friday, Jun. 06, 2003 at 10:47 PM
Gee look at that... Eric Saturday, Jun. 07, 2003 at 9:01 AM
hell, Eric Sheepdog Saturday, Jun. 07, 2003 at 9:11 AM
That's it. Let it all out. Eric Saturday, Jun. 07, 2003 at 9:18 AM
Eric in waiting Sheepdog Saturday, Jun. 07, 2003 at 9:30 AM

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