|This is a picture of what he looks like
Board Critic: There is always one of these. He's the user that will come into the topic and call you a bad troll. He'll either
tell you that you have no life, give you some "trolling rating" (which will always be low), yawn, and he'll ALWAYS insult
your abilities as a troll in general, doing such things as calling you a bad troll. Also, this guy will try to tell you that
you have no life because you troll. Ignore him. He doesn't realize that its him with no life, and that you're trying to help
him. Let him realize it himself in time.
on how to deal with him: Don't listen to him. Don't even acknowledge that he called you a bad troll. Remember, this guy is
trying to annoy you by chipping at your ego. So long as you have annoyed some users in the topic, or have annoyed some user
in general with your tactics, then you have already clearly proved his point wrong/null-void. Continue your trolling, and
either ignore him or twist his words. This will get him going most of the time. If you really haven't annoyed anyone in a
topic, then you're a bad troll, of that topic isn't working. Let it go and try again. Chances are he's bluffing though.
Here is an example. In this instance, I am trolling by issuing a challenge to a person who is respected
on the board. Now this board is used to trolls, but pissing them off is easy since they are mostly vets. In this instance,
here is an example of a board critic, or number 1. But first, I post my message, waiting for the flames.
Now that Djimbe has arrived I have a challenge to make. ^_^
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|From: Legendary Lionheart | Posted: 2/10/2004 4:49:38 PM | Message Detail|
|My name for those who don't know, is Darien Wilde, and me and my friend Rory would both like to challenge
you in matches. We need a time, and a date, and reasonable place to meet. Baring in mind that we live in Chicago, where is
a reasonable place that we can meet and face each other in a match, an anything goes match, so I can use my Darien Fu and
you can use your CMA. My friend Rory, who is also making his own art, will make Rory Fu. Lastly, my sister Jennifer wants
to know if Tigerfly practices, because if so she would like to face Tigerfly in a match as well. Otherwise she
says you will suffice, assuming you will face a girl. Surely Djimber will not back down from this challenge
and it will happen sometime in March|
Axed: 3 times Accounts Lost: 133
Number of peeps I've
owned people: Countless
Now, the board critic will respond below. Rather than get upset, Ill ignore him, or compliment him. If I'm doing a good
job of trolling I'll prove his point null and void mommentarily.
|From: solomon kane | Posted: 2/10/2004 9:07:26 PM | Message Detail|
|I give this troll attempt 2/10.|
In short you have none, What is this
stupid dancing lionheart thing anyway- it is pointless and lacks any form of style.
The only thing it does is label you
as a dork, my advice would be to think of a better angle to present your trolling remarks.
you issue fake
challenges? what kind of crap is that? it is not shocking and immediately just makes you say "oh boy another one". Doesn't
piss people off or make them want to respond to flames. At best you provide people the chance to make fun of what you post
to provide the rest of the board with a joke, not anger them.
"you have a challenge to make"? piss poor
title- doesn't grab my attention at all- no you need to do ALOT BETTER!
well, you have done nothing- you
get no bonus, don't pass start don't collect $200.
"You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you
can with a kind word alone."
Now look here. This is actually a message from another topic, but it gets the job done. This user states I'm making him
angry, thus showing that I am in fact not doing a bad job at trolling.
|From: Coldfire2050 | Posted: 2/11/2004 8:30:24 AM | Message Detail|
|Hell, Im in chicago, and If I wasnt still recoving from an injury, I would quiet this blowhard real quick...pisses
me off, wouldnt mind smackin someone around for a while.|
"If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at
the table, then you ARE the sucker"
By keeping your cool and ignoring the board critic, you allow him to own himself. The board critic has seen this post,
and realizes now that his idea of me being a bad troll is null and void. Occasionally, the board critic will be joined my
more board critics new to the topic, but you can handle them in much the same way. Typically, when owned, a board critic will
degenerate into a very bad flamer, and at this point you can wait for the moderations to start pouring in.