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Re: We may have our first troll!

Emily Barnett ·
ok, I stand corrected. Well that is super crappy.
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Garden Gnome Publications ·
I've had the sense that Gage was up to know good since the very first post. If I remember correctly, our known troll was one of the earliest comments and most congratulatory on his post. I wouldn't be surprised to find him to be a part of the troll cabal. It's about behavior patterns. I think our troll signed up for early alpha and waited. I think the intent was to be a bad actor all along. He's either a competitor insurgent or he just likes to be disruptive because it's fun. Whether Gage is...
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Malkazoid ·
Thanks @Garden Gnome Publications . He has a fan who wishes to not believe he's a troll, and refuses to even look at the evidence... so while interfacing with that person, I was somewhat gaslit... enough to ask folks if I'm imagining things. While we're on his topic, it seems the consensus is that there is nothing wrong with having a Trolling niche if it makes clear in some way that it is not a place to troll, but rather to discuss trolling, share stories about it, etc... Is there any sense...
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Emily Barnett ·
A fan??? @Malkazoid you are too much. My respect for you is completely gone. Now you need to go after me, because I disagree with you? You will be very hard pressed to turn me into a troll. I have no idea about this person. I made a comment on his post, that wasn't about spitting on him. That does not not make me a fan. far from. But go ahead, spread a rumor that I am a troll fan. Turn people against me. That is such a constructive way to spend time on Narrative. I will be over on Beta...
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Malkazoid ·
I didn't name you, but if you want people to know, that's fine with me. The fan comment comes from the fact that without having ever engaged with him before, as soon as you found his thread that attacked me and other people who take the community governance to heart, you responded with the longest comment you've ever posted on the Beta, full of sympathy for him, and with zero questioning of his motives, despite everyone else starting to clue in to something being off about him. People are...
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Slaz ·
Seems like CRYPTOMOCHO is another new troll account based on a similar unfounded appeal made to the tribunal, and his next victim is Denis Wallez . While I don't necessarily think that troll comment and Denis' reply to it are bad or non constructive, I thought I'd better report it here before it sparks conversation in all the wrong directions.
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Garden Gnome Publications ·
I had to go back and look at the comment. I didn't think he was talking about you @Emily Barnett , but now that I've read the comment, it doesn't come across like a "fan" to me. It sounded entirely reasonable and rational. When I first read Gage's post, it sent up a red flag to me, for a few reasons. First, there's no profile pic. Secondly, The account has no other posts that I can find, before or after. Thirdly, this one nugget of irrational thought slipped into an otherwise pretty good...
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Gosia Rokicka ·
I'm with @Garden Gnome Publications as far as this issue is concerned... Wise words, Allen. And with the Trolling niche... Well, I think it's a pretty good suggestion and although the description should be better, it's not entirely crap. We upvoted niches with far worse descriptions. But I didn't vote on this one. When voting started I was banned for 24 hrs from the platform for the same reason as @Christina Gleason (I guess my longer sentence was caused by the fact my overall rep is lower...
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Malkazoid ·
Good in depth commentary @Garden Gnome Publications and @Gosia Rokicka . Just one thing that needs pointing out regarding @Garden Gnome Publications ' comments: Gage's observation that activity does not correlate with authority was a classic strawman argument. Nobody ever claimed it did. Some people remarked on the fact that Gage had done nothing constructive in his 5 months on the platform, IMO not because that reduced his authority, but because it reflects on the strangeness of his...
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Garden Gnome Publications ·
Very good and thoughtful commentary @Malkazoid . I agree with this: Trolls can be very clever, and this one surely is. I did notice his follows and thought it strange, as well. Whatever his motivation, it can be snuffed by not interacting with him.
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Colleen Ryer ·
Yes, all, the post is spin doctor - condemns all the content on the platform as junk, attacks any involved members, invokes authoritarian insistence we all do as he says. And all coming from a ghost - never seen before or since in the content stream. But he makes money off of this head game. On a monetized platform trolling isn't for attention. It's for financial gain. And it makes it really hard to tell debate from scam. I see his post is at the top of the discover feed today - when all...
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Malkazoid ·
Too late! I just responded to him again, and I'm having a change of heart. Partly because your example of snark was contagious, and I wanted to give Gage a small taste of the absurdity of his game. But mostly, I'm now thinking it might actually be beneficial to feed the trolls at this juncture. Why? Because human nature makes people tend to feed them. It is why they exist. The Narrative Team, I think, is relying too heavily on the community to be saints and not engage with trolls, for their...
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Re: We may have our first troll!

MOLLY O ·
Please see this announcement of changes coming.
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Colleen Ryer ·
One more, iffy looking - Satoshi Nakamoto - account opened on 13th, won 10 niches on 16th appointed self as nominator to 3, (all belonging to @Malkazoid , i think. Reported Travel to the Tribunal ... Interesting story behind the name, tho. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Nakamoto There's also a niche by the same name, bought quite a while back.
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Vico Biscotti ·
Yes, @Colleen Ryer , I already noticed, because his first bid was on Medium, a niche I suggested, right after the appeal on BLOG. It's clearly Ethereum. Honestly, I'm keeping a list, but I didn't publish intentionally. Another name that maybe has not been mentioned is John Wayne.
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Christina Gleason ·
Yes, I just learned about John Wayne by way of seeing that the Tribunal had voted to keep one of my niches Approved, after John Wayne had made a malicious appeal.
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Colleen Ryer ·
Thanks @ChristinaGleason, there's so many - glad someone's keeping track!
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Colleen Ryer ·
Oops, Sorry @Vico Biscotti - Thanks for keeping track!
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Slaz ·
John Wayne is definitely one of them. Add Mr Pikachu as well, although I suspect some of these accounts are abandoned already.
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Vico Biscotti ·
@Slaz , I didn't notice Mr Pikachu, thanks. First action as a new account, an appeal to Business with "Description is boring". And considering that "boring" has already been used by one of Ethereum trolls, I wouldn't have doubts about the connection.
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Re: We may have our first troll!

Ted ·
The update we did this week should help with most of the troll issues: https://www.narrative.org/post...ll-features-and-more
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