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Why are some people so bloody stupid?

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22/09/2012 at 20:36

I once knew a real Michael Hunt

22/09/2012 at 20:58

Hugh Janus.

Ivor Biggun.

Willy Warmer.

Wayne Kerr.

Wayne King.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
23/09/2012 at 07:59

Juan Kerr works better Rickster

LIVERBIRD    pirate
23/09/2012 at 08:00

My brother went to school with an Andrew Bate. He got called Master far more than he liked.....

23/09/2012 at 08:38

His Dorset cousin Isaac Hunt

23/09/2012 at 11:02
There is, of course, the infamous Ben Dover and Dick Head
23/09/2012 at 11:42

How many people bought a Goblin Teasmaid and didn't realise what a rude name it had?

24/09/2012 at 09:42
Rickster wrote (see)

How many people bought a Goblin Teasmaid 

I'll stop you there: 20, maximum!

24/09/2012 at 10:36

I would have thought it would be nearer to 69......

24/09/2012 at 11:06

Two famous Scottish Gentlemen 

Ben Doone and Phil McAvity

24/09/2012 at 11:22
Rickster wrote (see)

Hugh Janus.

Ivor Biggun.

Willy Warmer.

Wayne Kerr.

Wayne King.

Richard Soul

24/09/2012 at 14:45
SwissJames wrote (see)
xine267 wrote (see)

One of his terrible justifications was that it was a reaction against all the "hypocritical" posts from people who didn't know the victims saying how much they would be missed. 

Whilst it's not a great justification- and certainly doesn't excuse the extreme actions of trolls, I do agree with this.

A friend of mine has a blog and every time a celebrity dies, he'll have a post about how wonderful they were and how much they'll be missed. It's grief tourism.

My kneejerk reaction is always to say "Well I'm glad they're dead, and here's why...".
It's a reaction to the bandwagon jumping, not the actual event.

If he really had strong feelings on how the grief tourists were reacting he could have responded to their comments by saying "I think you are being a hypocrite" or even "stop getting off on human misery, you weirdo".

What he seemed to do was scour Facebook for memorial pages (and why shouldn't families do this? It just seems like the 21st century version of putting a notice in the paper or sending out black edged cards) and then spam them leaving all kinds of vitrolic abuse while hiding behind a false user name, or indeed creating accounts using the real names of the person who had died, editing photos of them and posting sick videos about them.

Both sick and spineless.

24/09/2012 at 14:47
RicF wrote (see)
Rickster wrote (see)

Hugh Janus.

Ivor Biggun.

Willy Warmer.

Wayne Kerr.

Wayne King.

Richard Soul

I used to work with a woman whose last name was Zahoor. That works with any first name

Nurse Ratched    pirate
24/09/2012 at 14:52
RicF wrote (see)
Rickster wrote (see)

Hugh Janus.

Ivor Biggun.

Willy Warmer.

Wayne Kerr.

Wayne King.

Richard Soul

Drew Peacock

 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
24/09/2012 at 14:54

And Terry Wogan's breakfast show correspondant who claimed to have a Welsh mum and Japanese dad - Myfanwy Izichi

25/09/2012 at 10:24
xine267 wrote (see)
SwissJames wrote (see)
xine267 wrote (see)

One of his terrible justifications was that it was a reaction against all the "hypocritical" posts from people who didn't know the victims saying how much they would be missed. 

Whilst it's not a great justification- and certainly doesn't excuse the extreme actions of trolls, I do agree with this.

A friend of mine has a blog and every time a celebrity dies, he'll have a post about how wonderful they were and how much they'll be missed. It's grief tourism.

My kneejerk reaction is always to say "Well I'm glad they're dead, and here's why...".
It's a reaction to the bandwagon jumping, not the actual event.

If he really had strong feelings on how the grief tourists were reacting he could have responded to their comments by saying "I think you are being a hypocrite" or even "stop getting off on human misery, you weirdo".

What he seemed to do was scour Facebook for memorial pages (and why shouldn't families do this? It just seems like the 21st century version of putting a notice in the paper or sending out black edged cards) and then spam them leaving all kinds of vitrolic abuse while hiding behind a false user name, or indeed creating accounts using the real names of the person who had died, editing photos of them and posting sick videos about them.

Both sick and spineless.

I'd add "stupid" too, since it seemed to take the police an afternoon's work to find and arrest him!

25/09/2012 at 15:00
carterusm wrote (see)

I totally agree with you Colin McLaughlin, or whatever your real name is.........

It is my real name. Brave, huh.

25/09/2012 at 15:03

http://www.traynorseye.com/2012/09/meeting-troll.html

An interesting blog by someone who was a victim of a troll and found out who they were.

Now just gotta think of a name to add to the list so I can stick to the current topic....There was an A. Hole at my last work place. Made me giggle when I got emails forom her!

 

25/09/2012 at 15:20

Enjoyed that article.

Back when I used to blog I had a fellow blogging mate who used to get terrible trolling abuse, people following him on public forums, leaving comments and sending emails all of the time. He never seemed particularly down when we talked about it.

Eventually he moved to another country and ended up killing himself. I don't think the trolling was related at all, but was certainly happy to let those with a guilty conscience think it was their fault.

25/09/2012 at 22:16

Catalin, fascinating article, thanks for that

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