January 30, 2007

poor ol' scoble...

the jaws of mediocrity.jpg

Lesson to be learned from reading these here Scobleizer comments: When the shit hits the fan, don't let anonymous trolls HAVE ANY CONTROL WHATSOEVER over the conversation.

They have nothing to lose, trying to tear you a new one. Nor will they stand accountable for their actions.

Without accountable identity, you owe them nothing. So use that delete button with impunity, I say.

Of course, why Robert tolerates them on his blog in the first place is a complete mystery to me...

My take on the whole Intel Scoble brouhaha? My guess is Robert did nothing wrong, at least, not on purpose. I know him well, he's not that dumb or dishonest. Sure, he's not infallible, so maybe he slips up on occasion, just like the rest of us. Whatever. I choose to give him the benefit of the doubt anyway, simply because I don't know anybody in the "A-List" so completely and relentlessly driven to do "The Right Thing" at all times.

Regardless, the trolls are out, right on schedule, hunting for their breakfast. I've seen it too many times before. Pathetic.

Maybe if the trolls had more well-paid jobs they didn't hate or god forbid, good-looking women actually wanting to sleep with them, we'd see less of their kind. But I guess that's unrealistic.

[gapingvoid, December 2004] "The Happy Troll":

Basically, the Happy Troll is happiest when he is "shitting in your living room" without you actually noticing. That's the art of it. He does this by "adding healthy, helpful dissent to the discussion"- at least, that's what he calls his little turdpiles. And he's hoping that's how you and your other readers at first glance see them as- a reasonable yet dissenting voice, good for the debate and democracy itself yak yak yak.

Posted by hugh macleod at January 30, 2007 7:25 AM | TrackBack
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"Maybe if the trolls had more well-paid jobs they didn't hate or god forbid, good-looking women actually wanting to sleep with them, we'd see less of their kind. But I guess that's unrealistic."

- - ah ha...I think you have solved all the problems with the world with this one sentence.

Posted by: Thom Singer at January 30, 2007 12:38 PM

Though my trolls flame anonymously on my blog, I know by IP trace and writing style exactly who they are. The Philippines is a small country.

Last week, I challenged them all to a fight to the death. None of them had the guts to show up.

Posted by: Mike Abundo at January 31, 2007 9:05 AM