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He's probably touching himself to this thread RIGHT NOW
but do you think he actually gets it?
if he hadn't been performing, not sure how many people would have responded.
And generally he seems quite popular on here - at least with regular posters or the ones that have met him in real life.
sometimes the whole 'loveable troll' thing a little bit over-stated and self-aware. Maybe he's just needy like the rest of us...
if anything it only begs further questions on the need for him to invent this internet persona
its not a diffficult concept to understand.
Look it up, you might learn something.
And no, I'm not going to explain it to you. I can't be arsed.
we're talking ABOUT him, not to him
There's too much nudging and winking for that, it's the genuine sociopath trolls that worry me.
there is something very disconcerting about his unquestioning commitment to undermining and derailing a whole host of valid debates
and although most of the usual etiquette of IRL doesn't apply here there are still some social standards - all of which he recognises and deliberately uses in order to close down an area of discussion to fit in with the agenda of his online persona
the question is ... for what purpose? for what end?
It's an internet forum where people post bollocks
agenda, purpose - he just posts to get a rise
You're really overthinking this
and yet, for a while at least, he was being paid to post such things - he admitted as much ...and then he denied it
He was lying
and how can you be sure which one was the lie?
I couldn't give less of a fuck
no need to get sweary
Hmmm, maybe you have an issue with people with contrary opinions? Maybe your dad didn't listen to you as a child or your mother belittled you and now you want to exert authority. I wonder, what's your angle? What are you trying to achieve?
Or it could just be a load of old nonsense on the internet.
And it was just a flippant f bomb, not even directed at you. I can do much worse than that if you want - working class upbringing means I'm quite loquacious with my profanity.
I'm just honestly at a loss as to why you care so much? Have you been on any other websites recently? Tory trolls are taking over the internet! We should count our blessings ours has a sense of humour
wot a legernd!
Quick, someone hide Theo.
Everyone on here plays up to the perceived image of them, EVEN YOU.
But seriously, Anschul: an attack thread? I thought you were one of the good guys.
it's a question
sorry, I meant to say SRS BSNS
DiS is generally liberal, and the knee-jerk right-wingers on here are generally just ignorant and incapable of contributing. His 'trolling' doesn't always hit the mark, but I often like having a read of people's debates with him, you get a more rounded picture, no?
and give considered, informed replies.
full credit to them. take a bow thewza et al.
I have vague memories of you winding him (cg) up very successfully ages ago, that kind of stuff is funny too. Like when bamos goes bananas at people: doesn't happen often, always well worth it.
And I try to keep my wordcount average down by going hell for leather in the pun threads.
Regarding he who shall not be named, I can't help but go toe to toe with his ridiculousness. 'Debates' with him are like sparring before an actual boxing match. They're good practice for exploring and honing my position on stuff should I ever get into a proper debate IRL.
I think my "pet virus" take on things was pretty close to the mark, and he seemed to like it: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4269449#r5626447 (heh, I know my linking to other posts apparently does your nut in, too, but you'll live)
just because he is a debate polariser doesn't mean he encourages debate - the picture one gets is not rounded and colourful, more square and black and white
I think you can certainly move the framework
obfuscate is more appropriate
Because it's intermittently funny and preferable to posting about how much chorizo he's had for lunch.
No honestly, he's probably bored.
an internet forum with *largely* vaguely-left-leaning users probably affords him a rare opportunity to feel like HE'S the rebel lashing out at accepted norms.
He's a prize fucking berk IMHO.
when the election was on, and he claims to be a tory and claims to have worked for the tories, why he continued with his inflammatory and ridiculous persona, deliberately playing up to the worst stereotypes of the conservative party instead of adopting a reasoned approach in order to try and promote his chosen political party. He's obviously a massive wind up merchant (i personally find him pretty funny), but i don't get why at a time when he should be out on the campaign trail wooing floating voters, he decided to stick to his extreme twat routine which obviously does nothing to help his cause at all.
i don't get it in this conetext tho
his technique/tactic may have been as an empowering call to the silent majority of DiS that it's publically acceptable to hold such right wing views and kneejerk responses
i don't really buy that tho, i'll accept that they could be a silent majority of moderate conservatives, or people who don't hold a strong political preference either way, but i refuse to believe that there is a silent majority of people who hold the same nonsensical views as CG. I don't even believe he holds those views
or if he has any at all
but this thread isn't about what I think, it's about what everyone else thinks
at all for ages and was just doing it for the wind up, but then those pics of him as a hackney conservative with samcam seem a bit far to go for even the most dedicated troll
I think he just follows team orders rather than formulating his own critique
we all now we can't take anything you say as serious
pull the other one
and I shouted "OI, TORY BASTARD" and he turned around.
His face said "this is indie bollocks", but his feet said "tap-a, tap-a, tap-a"
Damn you to HELL anschul
Damn you to HULL, anschul
I was very guilty of that in his early days, before I realised he was just after a rise.
He makes things more interesting than everyone sitting around nodding about how great our organic museli is.
Plus he makes me laugh, he barely even has to try to get some people hot under the collar at the audacity of someone daring to have conservative beliefs.
He's a very funny and charming chap
That said I did get done over a bit where he gave out his password to one of his accounts and everyone posted all his PMs including my discussions with him slagging off hollywood_freak
It was actually quite funny. The man himself PMed me and said he agreed with a lot of what I said about him
I'm old school GayGuevara
Original and best
He's an absolute cock in real life, by the way. He made me feel physically sick. Cold dead eyes and the slurred speech patterns of a psycopath. If I saw him walking down the street, I'd cross over. Then throw stuff. He's a monster.
And all that bollocks about being a fatty. Complete lies. He's thin as a whip, lanky and rangy looking, always on edge like a flick-knife ready to snap open. Long greasy hair that hides his gold grey eyes, with a generous scattering of warts across his cheeks and forehead. Truly, he is the most cursed of all God's children.
my impression from him is that he's a bit of a trolling berk on here but in a self-deprecating way, so might be okay in real life.
more fool me.
Just a bit of fun. I think it's more fun to maintain the mystery...
each incarnation is of the same high standard as all the previous ones as far I can tell.
So instead I'll say I'm a big fan of him and his work.
This thread is very tidy now
And/or poptimus to arrange that gig with Kylie Minoise for him.
I was hoping my friend was gonna put on Kylie Minoise at Hallowe'en, then CG could've come up then and it would've been brutal. Perhaps a Yuletide extravaganza, a mini nightmare before Christmas.
to vehemently attack his semi-serious opinions?
The other person isn't taking it seriously and is just in it for troll lolz. In real life I remain a member of the "I know I am always right brigade", but couldn't give a shit on the net.
The kind that embraces the unorthodox / controversial / counter-intuitive position as a way of getting people to rethink their own poorly thought-out views. South Park, for example, is great at this kind of trolling.
For me, CG disappointingly falls short of this ideal most of the time. He does the winding up bit really well, but his comebacks are usually obtuse at best. Which always makes the whole enterprise seem a bit... pointless.
Of course, I'm aware that by even discussing this I've committed the cardinal sin of assuming that trolling might be done for any reason other than lulz. Which means I probably just lost the internet, if I hadn't already.
and then doesn't come back to defend it.
i really hope this isn't true, you massive twat
it's making me laugh for some reason
I reckon he probably just gets a lol. I get a lol because everyone on here takes themselves so seriously. desperate pit of fragile egos clinging as hard as they can to some self image. only thing that makes me laugh on here any more is my own posts. There really should be a 'THIS IS THE INTERNET; NOTHING MATTERS.' button next to the 'this' button.
not the first bit
I'm not a troll, not even a semi one.
I don't think I realised this guy was either tbh.
This is a pretty pointless post. SOZ
as anschul said, the internet is still a form of communication. i don't buy the "we're only in it for the lulz" thing, especially because on this site noone gets wound up at either you or cg as we're all pretty aware of how it goes. the better thing would be to admit that on some level you enjoy the boards as evidenced by checking reading replying, and if the internet really didn't matter that wouldn't be possible. it seems like the only people with fragile egoes are the trolls.
I really don't understand that. As if the internet was created as a sandbox for morons to act spiteful to one another.
The Internet is a communication medium like any other. If I phoned your mum and started screaming obscenities would you really accept "it's only the telephone mate!" as an excuse?
It came to a point that if I saw your name under a post I'd just ignore it would contain random shit.
Since last year you've changed though, for some reason
he just had a bit of a michael_w/Bumbler period for a while
oh man just trolled myself
ok consider it proven(?)
mark will you bring me back jumbo american hot dogs
also onion rings plox
If you're not bullshitting (time will tell, cos he'll post ^CUNT^ if you're blagging), then you really are an odd one, huh?
2) A sense of community
3) A raging boner
is probably the crowning moment of his DiS career. Just saying
Everyone always proving how Un-Tory they are, getting their knickers in a twist.
(* stay in on the internet)