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#1    misty55

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:01 PM



There seems to be a few on this very forum.  Easy to spot them though.


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:07 PM

Great use of tax money. I've always suspected I'm paying someone to do this. I've accused one regular poster of it in the past but I'm pretty sure he's just forever drunk on liberal progressive kool aid.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:10 PM

Oh great, my money is going to internet trolls?
I don't want to live here anymore. :unsure2:

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:13 PM

View Postlittlewallflower, on 24 September 2013 - 07:10 PM, said:

Oh great, my money is going to internet trolls?
I don't want to live here anymore. :unsure2:

There are a few hundred other countries you can move to...provided you have money, a useful skill or some government secrets :innocent:

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:14 PM

View Postmisty55, on 24 September 2013 - 07:01 PM, said:



There seems to be a few on this very forum.  Easy to spot them though.

Good video! Thanks for posting this. :tu:

They mostly like to hang out in news comment sections the most though.....


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:17 PM

misty55 said:

There seems to be a few on this very forum.  Easy to spot them though.

Something to note before this sentiment goes any further - let's not have this topic used as an excuse to point fingers or to accuse other members here of being "paid trolls".

If this thread does degenerate in to this then it's going to end up being closed very quickly.


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:20 PM

Meh, I've seen some troll like behavior on several forums. Not sure if that means any of them were on the govt dole or not. Then again, most of the forums I stick in most it wouldn't make sense for a govt troll. Like what would a govt troll be doing in the ghost forum? Lol.
Not too shocked if it is true that the govt has trolls though.


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:23 PM

i bet they all have masters degree in cyber counterterorism. lol. what a waste of taxpayers money.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:24 PM

View PostSaru, on 24 September 2013 - 07:17 PM, said:



Something to note before this sentiment goes any further - this topic should not be used as an excuse to point fingers or to accuse other members here of being "paid trolls".

If this thread does degenerate in to this then it's going to end up being closed very quickly.
understood. However, is there any rule here against people paid to spout a govt viewpoint? Maybe it would count as spam?



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:31 PM

Oh look, another Youtube video used as a source.


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:35 PM

View PostProfessor Buzzkill, on 24 September 2013 - 07:24 PM, said:


understood. However, is there any rule here against people paid to spout a govt viewpoint? Maybe it would count as spam?
And how would we know who was being paid and who wasn't?

What would be the point of a rule that moderators could not enforce because it would be impossible to tell who was breaking it?

However making accusations against other members is a rule we can police.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:36 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 24 September 2013 - 07:35 PM, said:


And how would we know who was being paid and who wasn't?

What would be the point of a rule that moderators could not enforce because it would be impossible to tell who was breaking it?

However making accusations against other members is a rule we can police.

Fair enough but... What if by slim chance someone outed themselves. What would happen if reported?

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:44 PM

View PostF3SS, on 24 September 2013 - 07:36 PM, said:

Fair enough but... What if by slim chance someone outed themselves. What would happen if reported?

Depends on the agency and program that person works for and what country both are in.

Lets suppose you found out that somebody is one of the CIA disinformation trolls and you would happily put that on a public website. Saru might kick him/her off but you would spend some time in Leavenworth for it (thanks to a Prezz directive owed to Ronald Reagan).

So, if you know who is one, unless he/she works for the Iranians, Russians, North Koreans or Chinese you should keep it to yourself. If this is read by somebody living in any of those countries the contrary applies, and I believe their prison for national offenses is not called Leavenworth.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:46 PM

I wonder what they pay, and if they would let someone work part time....


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:52 PM

View PostTaun, on 24 September 2013 - 07:46 PM, said:

I wonder what they pay, and if they would let someone work part time....

whatever the pay, its not worth your soul





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