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Which of these threads contains the most lulz?

Why is the internet so fucking fascist? (IANAR)
4 (12.5%)
Hello again everyone! (massive TL;DR) (IANAR)
0 (0%)
BIP- Just call me Nigger to my face. (Lamanite)
3 (9.4%)
A kLoKwErK kAoS (AKK)
8 (25%)
Stirring up Trouble: Why Api is anti-MLK Day (Aini)
0 (0%)
SO, ARAFELIS: Trying to stir shit? (Arafelis)
0 (0%)
Pointless drama, hysteria and self-righteous whinging thread. (Daruko)
1 (3.1%)
Attn: TGRR, Nigel, and Faust? (Daruko)
2 (6.3%)
Extract of DK fail thread. (Dead Kennedy)
2 (6.3%)
Taboo Soup (Lamanite)
0 (0%)
BREAKING NEWS: Pterodactyls (Pterodactyl Handler X)
9 (28.1%)
Clearly THIS thread is the winner
3 (9.4%)

Total Members Voted: 32

Voting closed: November 16, 2009, 02:52:07 pm

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Greatest Troll Thread OF ALL TIME
« on: November 09, 2009, 02:52:07 pm »




          GREATEST TROLL THREAD
            OF ALL TIME
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Please vote for one of the above threads. Please note that you are not voting for the most annoying USER of all time, just the most annoying THREAD. Or the best thread, depending on how you see things. Links and recaps below


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Please post and tell us what exactly you find so wonderful / horrible about the thread you're voting for.



Thread: Why is the internet so fucking fascist?
Starring: I Am Not a Rhombus
Length: 47 pages
Link: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=14112.0
Notes: This may be where we first encountered the tempest known as I Am Not a Rhombus. It started as a discussion about whether or not people with Aspergers should be treated differently on the internet. The hand wringing did not stop for some time.


Thread: Hello again everyone! (massive TL;DR)
Starring: I Am Not a Rhombus
Length: 27 pages
Link: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=19300.0
Notes: The Rhombus Returns to tell us what terrible people we all are. Weighing in at 27 pages, this thread wasn't as prolonged as the original, but did get pretty out of control.

Thread:     BIP- Just call me Nigger to my face.
Starring: The lamanite
Length: 28 pages
Link: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=13141.msg417208#msg417208
Notes: The Lamanite was an american indian who resented being treated like a second class citizen. What he never noticed was that nobody was treating him like a second class citizen. That is, until he decided that most of us should be killed so the land can return to balance. IIRC there was another thread before this one in which he flipped out at everybody. He flounced for a bit, and then returned with this gem of a thread, accusing us of being racist for having the word "Niger" in the latin "Black Iron Prison" logo. Later in the thread, he admitted his intent was to provoke somebody into calling him nigger. Nobody ever did. He eventually left.

Thread:     A kLoKwErK kAoS
Starring: A kLoKwErK kAoS
Length: 37 pages
Link: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=11992.0
Notes: A Klokwerk Kaos really deserves his own hall of fame. Here is his debut thread, in which you will learn about his myspace page. You'll notice that he was sort of well received ... until about page 3 or so. His attempts to master and eventually masturbate this forum consumed everybody's attention for something like two months. Nobody's really sure when he switched gears and decided to waste everybody's time hardcore. It was at this point that the first PLEDGE was declared (not present ITT). For those who were there at the time, he remains one of the memorable trolls to ever post on PD.

Thread:     Stirring up Trouble: Why Api is anti-MLK Day
Starring: Saint Aini
Length: 24 pages
Link: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=14989.0
Notes: I guess this is more of a drama thread than a troll thread. In this thread, we all learned something about race relations. Namely that aini is afraid of all black people because they (apparently) want to rape her.

Thread:     SO, ARAFELIS: Trying to stir shit?
Starring: Arafelis
Length: 53 pages
Link: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=21100.0
Notes: I actually have no recollection of what this is about but it's 53 fucking pages long.



Thread: Pointless drama, hysteria and self-righteous whinging thread.
Starring: Daruko
Length: 28 pages
Link: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=16332.0
Notes: This is a split from some other thread. Actually it may be several splits. So it's a bit disjointed to read, but you do get some classic daruko spirals.


Thread: Attn: TGRR, Nigel, and Faust?
Starring: Daruko
Length: 36 pages
Link: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=17135.0
Notes: IIRC - Daruko dropped an imagebomb, we discussed banning him, and then all sort of hilarity ensued

Thread:     Extract of DK fail thread.
Starring: Dead Kennedy
Length: 24 pages
Link: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=19893.msg658009#msg658009

yo, this was like tag team idiocy.  DK really is a pro. There were multiple waves of people who dropped into that thread, debated with him for a while, then threw their hands up in the air out of frustration and left the thread. Then the next wave would come in. DK managed to keep up with all of it, frustrating and nauseating everybody that interacted with him. It really is persistence that made him such an excellent troll. And that he'd produce a wall of text each time you replied to him.

Don't forget the Taboo Soup thread from Lamanite! It was the combo of the BIP thread and the Taboo Soup thread that really made Lamanite one of our all-star trolls.


Thread:     BREAKING NEWS: Pterodactyls
Starring: Pterodactyl Handler X
Length: six pages of pure win
Link: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=13263.msg421666#msg421666
Notes: The Pterodactyl Handler, PD's evil supervillain, appears from time to time and makes outrageous demands of the wretched forumites which inhabit this wretched forum. If they fail to comply, he bumps ancient threads of suck and fail, or otherwise ravages and terrorizes Apple Talk. Bikaaaw!


Thread:     (random links)
Starring: Slanket the Destroyer
Length: 287 pages
Link: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=6621.0
Notes: Some jackass came to the forum one day and started crapspamming links.



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Re: Greatest Troll Thread OF ALL TIME
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 03:03:12 pm »
If we were voting on the individuals it would be AKK.  His nuttery spread to multiple threads.  However, I think the Lamanite/BIP thread was the lulziest when looking it purely on the thread level. 
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Re: Greatest Troll Thread OF ALL TIME
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 03:14:04 pm »
As far as I am concerned, nothing has ever surpassed AKK's thread. I just love how everyone was okay with him until realising how annoying he was being and calling him on it, which lead to him shitting all over the forum for months, with that thread at the centre of it all.

I mean, a few of those other "troll threads" were more like general shitfests and arguments than deliberate trolls, maybe with the exception of Lamanite. I don't think aini meant to turn the entire forum against her, for example. I wouldn't even call Daruko and Dead Kennedy trolls, they just whined a lot. I feel like AKK knew exactly what he was doing, especially near the end, and we were all falling for it. Even after inventing the pledge just for him, we went on replying to his troll posts. I hope he isn't reading this though, because if there was one thing we saw in AKK that was definitely a real part of him, it was his massive ego and I don't want him to take it as an invitation to come back. And anyway, I think he is pretty 4chan-ish now, judging from his forum, so he's probably not nearly as funny now as he was back then.

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Re: Greatest Troll Thread OF ALL TIME
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 03:19:39 pm »
After long reflection, I had to choose IANAR's "fascist" thread over AKK.

Tough choice.
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Re: Greatest Troll Thread OF ALL TIME
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 03:24:05 pm »
What was so great about AKK was that at first, it really was fail, but he gradually turned the tables on us. It's a good lesson for all of us that once someone's intent is to annoy, wasting our time with ANY sort of reply is really just giving them what they want. It's the classic PD.com paradox though -- what if we want to be annoyed?  :lol:

I'm not entirely sure DK wasn't intentionally stirring the hive of hornets, he seemed to have a lot of experience doing this before, (remember the ED page on him?) albeit usually on the defensive. Sort of like IANAR, it seemed like he was compelled to post and couldn't keep himself from doing it.

The first IANAR thread was lulzy for that same unintentional reason. The second thread seemed sharper, like people knew what they were getting into in advance, and knew to hold it at arm's length. I do recall it being another one of those threads where I walked away from the computer and came back five minutes later to see the thread had grown by four pages.

Daruko had the same thing going - his threads were funny for sort of sad reasons. The reason they kept going was because the kid showed a little promise now and then, it made people care just enough to reply. There was hope that this would just be a rocky period before he came full circle --- but in the end, there was no other side to that circle.

The Lamanite's "just call me nigger" thread is a really strong contender, because he was really trying to troll us, and failed. Well I guess there was a 28 page thread, so it was a victory in some sense, but he failed to get us to show a really depraved and racist side he was searching for. In the end, it was very clear who was trolling whom.



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Re: Greatest Troll Thread OF ALL TIME
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 03:46:10 pm »
oh man, I'm skimming through the [Daruko] "pointless drama  & whinging" thread (that title gets me every time), and there are such great lulz in here

like around page 8-10, Daruko is accusing Cain of deleting his posts. Cain links to the posts he thinks were deleted and posts a screenshot of the blank moderation log. Then Daruko accuses somebody of deleting a PM he thought TGRR sent him, in which TGRR allegedly threatens him. But of course, cannot find it. it's just straight paranoia.

Then he switches gears and posts this diatribe at TGRR.

eventually it becomes the "Let's save the n00bs from TGRR" ramble, which prompted him to make this excellent blog post. If you remember - that's when we started the Bunker to protect ourselves from the shrapnel when Daruko blows up the forum.




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Re: Greatest Troll Thread OF ALL TIME
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 03:47:16 pm »
It was definitely a tough choice for me between IANAR, AKK and the Taboo Soup Lamanite thread. In the end, though, I had to go with AKK, because he really BELIEVED he was that awesome, right at all times, and deserved to be considered the coolest human being alive.

IANAR had that same level of conviction, but that thread to me was too much of a looping, repetitive mess, with everything going back to Assburgers in seemingly every post. With AKK, you had all SORTS of fail, from Luke claiming he had legally changed his name to AKK (hahaha ... no), to the whole nazis/military/fascism glorification posts, to the music promotion (and massive ego based on how "good" he thought he was at music). He gave a little bit of everything in that thread, from conviction with earnest intent to intentional trolling to the "social experiment" defense to us coining the "pledge" due to him just keeping at it from every angle no matter WHAT was thrown back in his face.

With Lamanite, the fact that he was really, blatantly trying to troll everyone came through, and we all took it and ran with it, although the Taboo Soup thread had some of what seemed like legitimate Lamanite philosophy/opinions and was IMO a better trolling thread than the more blatant BIP/Niger thread. 
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Re: Greatest Troll Thread OF ALL TIME
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2009, 04:06:56 pm »
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Re: Greatest Troll Thread OF ALL TIME
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009, 09:08:54 pm »
Re-reading "Attn: TGRR, Nigel, and Faust? (Daruko)" has once again made me hate a few people.

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Re: Greatest Troll Thread OF ALL TIME
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2009, 10:18:37 pm »
 I just read the Pterodactyl Handler. That was a work of demented genius. Makes me want to become a supervillain.
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2009, 01:42:22 am »
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Re: Greatest Troll Thread OF ALL TIME
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2009, 01:48:04 am »
I'd like to nominate this thread for making us READ THIS SHIT.

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Re: Greatest Troll Thread OF ALL TIME
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2009, 02:09:53 am »
AKK, i wasn't even here for that and it is literally amazing.

Also his myspace is probably one of the funniest things I have ever seen.

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Re: Greatest Troll Thread OF ALL TIME
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2009, 03:22:57 am »
I voted for IANAR's rant about internet fascism, but it was a close thing between that and "Taboo Soup".
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Re: Greatest Troll Thread OF ALL TIME
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2009, 03:55:50 am »
'BIP - Just call me nigger to my face."

That thread was so damned funny it nearly got me fired.
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