Undertoad Wednesday Aug 29 02:10 PM
8/29: Dog rescued
dave Wednesday Aug 29 04:58 PM
alright. i been looking at this for hours and no reply. i don't think anyone knows what to say to this image. i just had to break the silence... so... uh... cute dog! yeah.
Whit Wednesday Aug 29 05:28 PM
Um... talk... ok...
jaguar Thursday Aug 30 02:45 AM
dhamsaic try waiting for somthing in the politics section =)
Slight Friday Aug 31 03:31 AM
dave Friday Aug 31 07:03 AM
Slight - exactly!
Hubris Boy Friday Aug 31 10:59 AM
Oh. Sorry. I thought I heard a troll. My mistake.
Now, I appreciate Dhamsaic's effort. I truly do. But it also fills me with sadness and a bittersweet longing for a bygone era. It was a time when giants walked the earth, a time when mere mortals trembled at the sound of a tongue being sharpened and a keyboard being drawn from its scabbard: The Age of the Troll.
Time was when trolls were hand-crafted works of art, and their creators were honored craftsmen. Trolling reached its zenith in the early 90s, under the Trolling Guilds of Usenet. The advent of the WWW and Instant Messaging have, sadly, been the death of the trollmaster. Today, the art of trolling has gone the way of stained glass and the forging of Damascus steel: another mystery whose secrets are lost to the ages.
A few fragments of ancient knowledge have survived to the present day, and I will share one of them with Dhamsaic now: A good troll NEVER announces his intentions to the reader!
dave Friday Aug 31 11:28 AM
Hubris Boy - wasn't trolling. just trying to be silly. slashdot is for trolling. i prefer the intelligent/fun discussion here.
richlevy Friday Aug 31 12:41 PM
dave Friday Aug 31 12:55 PM
heh. i read a book once that showed what they were. the correct answer to all of them is:
elSicomoro Friday Aug 31 04:59 PM
I wouldn't quite say trolling is a dead art just yet. While I was not quite part of the bbs world of the pre-WWW era, the troll lives on today as a more sentient being--the usenet manic.
We have one right now on phl.transportation. She is apparently a student at Penn, and had appeared before as a smearer of the city of Philadelphia. Recently, she's been back on there going on glorious tirades about how Roosevelt Blvd. (US 1) is the Heart of Philly...and how fabulous that S. Delaware Ave. has been renamed Columbus Blvd...and how Philadelphians should get over the name change. (Tony, what was her other rant? About shopping malls?)
Truth be told, I'm just as guilty b/c I engage her. Not to give her shit, but hopefully as a way to bring her down from her mania.
And somebody has to protect Philadelphia...whoops! I wasn't supposed to expose my delusions of grandeur again.
(This is post # 400)
Undertoad Friday Aug 31 10:15 PM
Yeah, malls, and I bit on that one. I think I will just leave Ms. Winters alone from now on.
jaguar Friday Aug 31 10:36 PM
Trolling won't be dead till slashdot is. 'nuff said.
elSicomoro Friday Aug 31 11:08 PM