Message ID: 391432
Posted By: deepdistrust
Posted On: 2006-07-15 14:32:00
Subject: Loon Panic

The news of SCO's appeal seems to have sent the Loons into a state of panic. They were seen reciting to each other all the reasons why SCO *should* lose in court. Actually, mutual Loon reassurance seems to be the primary function of this forum. You get scared, you let a fellow Loon reassure you that SCO has no chance. After you hear somebody tell you why McBride is going to jail, you are no longer afraid that SCO will win this lawsuit.

Unfortunately for the Loons, reality is unaffected by their wishful thinking. I come here daily to point this out, despite strong objections from the Loons. The new message board format is going to make this more difficult for me. Several Thuggish Loons seem to be acting in concert to rate my messages low, so they will disappear from *everyone's* default view.

I will be sure to come back here to rub it in after SCO wins this case.

Message ID: 391453
Posted By: piskozub
Posted On: 2006-07-15 15:59:00
Subject: A modest proposal

We've already killed all the trolls with the one-star ratings. We can do then same to all postings except the on-topic ones that tell us something important about the company we love to hate.

The rest should be spared only if it is organized in few well named threads:
a) US political postings (yawn)
b) Microsoft bashing
c) Grokwars
d) WAGs
e) etc.

Let's kill all the noise plankton!!!

Message ID: 392027
Posted By: deepdistrust
Posted On: 2006-07-17 12:35:00
Subject: Thanks Loons

Thanks Loons, for keeping my latest post above the 2-star threshold. I see you are weakening in your resolve. It will be no time before you start agreeing with me (enthusiastically, I might add) that IBM has no chance of prevailing and it should be referred to as what is known in these circles as 'toast'.

Message ID: 392028
Posted By: deepdistrust
Posted On: 2006-07-17 12:39:00
Subject: Re: Thanks Loons

Well, well, well. You're back to your bad ways again, huh, Loons? No matter. You'll come around.

Message ID: 392190
Posted By: freecode_99
Posted On: 2006-07-18 08:30:00
Subject: Trolls are long gone

That's one good thing about the board change - the trolls are gone. The bad thing, so are those who brought this board to over 360,000+ posts (for the most part). I am not leaving, though I do keep my nym here and elsewhere.

There is only one of me - and I have been posting here for a long time. The facts have not and will not change. The only thing now, is when do the bills come due for the SCOX and their scheming buds? It's not over until they are finished in court, and I am not worried, I'm just waiting for Justice to arrive and be applied.

Have a nice day all. Don't worry, be happy.


Message ID: 392195
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2006-07-18 08:58:00
Subject: Re: Trolls are long gone

I think this format is actually helpful to trolls on other boards.

Some determined trolls have multiple nyms, they rec up the troll posts and rec down other posts. Take a look at the gtw board, and to a lesser extent, the msft board.

Message ID: 392198
Posted By: b29651
Posted On: 2006-07-18 09:17:00
Subject: Re: Trolls are long gone

on another board the trolls have effectively taken over.
yahoo boards suck

Message ID: 392222
Posted By: zapfbran
Posted On: 2006-07-18 12:17:00
Subject: Troll reduction quantified

For one troll in particular (deepdistrust)

Average recent postings per day before the board change 34. Average recent postings per day since the board change 7.

What is more important, but much harder to quantify is the headlines/hour count that deep had on the old board. There usually wasn't a time you couldn't get on the board and see headlines about "linux loons" or "SCOX has a chance", started by him. Now, if he does squeeze out a new headline, it's usually dropped rather quickly.

His only other option is to try and resurect old headlines, but the problem with that is for every old headline he attempts to resurrect, there are multiple people on this board willing to wash him out as well.

While the new format is tough getting used to, kudos to Yahoo.

As others have pointed out, click on message board settings -> view settings -> topic display view ->(Expanded). It makes the board much more bearable.

Message ID: 392243
Posted By: peragirn
Posted On: 2006-07-18 14:56:00
Subject: Re: Trolls are long gone br3n

Well some of us are bouncing back and forth.

I can't stand this format. As the joke with OSX was when it was first released.

Because making unix look sexy was easier than fixing windows.

now turns into

because fixing the flaws in investor village will be easier than yahoo's expensive hooker

Message ID: 392244
Posted By: deepdistrust
Posted On: 2006-07-18 14:58:00
Subject: Re: Trolls are long gone

I hate it. Loons don't fight fair. And now, Yahoo is aiding and abetting them.

Message ID: 392245
Posted By: b29651
Posted On: 2006-07-18 15:07:00
Subject: Re: Trolls are long gone br3n

i have 3 reasons for not going to investor village.
1)i started my battle right here in aug 2003 and will be here till i am dead or the board is gone.
2)i dont have working email
3)i dont want to sign up for another board because this battle with yahoo has been fought before and i hope we win it.recall when they changed the rules about using peoples web pages a few years ago.a bunch deserted yahoo that time and yahoo backed down and changed their rules.
all my artists lists were irate and we flooded yahoo.
number 1 is my main reason tho


Message ID: 392254
Posted By: schmidt3492003
Posted On: 2006-07-18 16:32:00
Subject: Kill Biff Threads!

Hi all,

Remember that Biff threads only die if they get moderated down to one star. That includes every post in the thread. So get cracking and he'll disappear!

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