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Title: Honest question
Post by: NE2 on October 17, 2017, 04:29:52 PM
Why does Chris Bessert find everything ironic?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: kphoger on October 17, 2017, 04:31:59 PM
because it bips
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: ET21 on October 18, 2017, 08:37:27 AM
Because life
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Brandon on October 18, 2017, 11:45:48 AM
because bandit bubbles.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: kphoger on October 18, 2017, 12:06:26 PM
↓ ↓ ↓ bandit bubbles ↓ ↓ ↓

(http://www.keepitsweet.co.uk/images/Bubble-GunRTO-PLW-BUG.jpg)
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 18, 2017, 05:56:55 PM
because it bips
What's it bips?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Takumi on October 18, 2017, 06:13:11 PM
Why does Chris Bessert find everything ironic?
He took Alanis Morrisette way too seriously.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: hbelkins on October 19, 2017, 10:30:01 AM
because it bips
What's it bips?

The opposite of "it pibs."

Seriously, someone ought to write a history of roadgeekery on the Internet with chapters devoted to Tim Brown, Carl Rogers, Randy Hersh, Bobby Peacock, Bob Chessick and other characters who have populated various forums and sites.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: MNHighwayMan on October 19, 2017, 11:04:52 AM
Seriously, someone ought to write a history of roadgeekery on the Internet with chapters devoted to [list of seemingly random names.]

As someone kind of new to this, erm… who?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: froggie on October 19, 2017, 11:06:19 AM
Don't worry about it.  HB's just showing his age...
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: MNHighwayMan on October 19, 2017, 11:08:49 AM
While that is certainly true, there are some of us "youngins" who would appreciate knowing a little history. ;-)
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: froggie on October 19, 2017, 11:19:23 AM
You could do a search for them on the misc.transport.road (locally called MTR) newsgroup, then.  But I'll save you the trouble:

Tim Brown = bandit957 on the AARoads forum here, has a tendency to say really off-the-wall things.
Carl Rogers = from California, coined the term "viatology" for the "scientific study of roads", would send out full press releases for posting a single photo to his website, was basically a narcissistic and pompous ass.
Randy Hersh = deceased, formerly a New Jersey cab driver, would constantly berate regions, politicians, and persons (including HB) he didn't like.
Bobby Peacock = might be on this forum, but I'm not 100% on that.  From somewhere near the Great Lakes.  His attitude rubbed several people the wrong way on MTR (much like SPUI/NE2 here on AARoads).
Bob Chessick = from Pennsylvania, in the early Internet (and MTR) days he tried to capitalize by charging people to use his roads website.  In terms of Pennsylvania info, Jeff Kitsko (of PA Highways (http://www.pahighways.com/)) offered it for free and basically did Bob's website in.

(EDIT:)

Something else that might be worth mentioning in any such book would be the EPIC flamewar battles between Scott Kozel (Beltway here on the forum, former VDOT planner) and John Lansford (former NCDOT civil engineer who basically disappeared after Usenet newsgroups fell by the wayside).
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: MNHighwayMan on October 19, 2017, 11:23:29 AM
I appreciate the rundown. Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: kphoger on October 19, 2017, 01:36:03 PM
I appreciate the rundown. Thanks! :)

totally bips
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: hbelkins on October 19, 2017, 03:56:45 PM
You could do a search for them on the misc.transport.road (locally called MTR) newsgroup, then.  But I'll save you the trouble:

Tim Brown = bandit957 on the AARoads forum here, has a tendency to say really off-the-wall things.
Carl Rogers = from California, coined the term "viatology" for the "scientific study of roads", would send out full press releases for posting a single photo to his website, was basically a narcissistic and pompous ass.
Randy Hersh = deceased, formerly a New Jersey cab driver, would constantly berate regions, politicians, races/ethnicities and persons (including HB) he didn't like.
Bobby Peacock = might be on this forum, but I'm not 100% on that.  From somewhere near the Great Lakes.  His attitude rubbed several people the wrong way on MTR (much like SPUI/NE2 here on AARoads).
Bob Chessick = from Pennsylvania, in the early Internet (and MTR) days he tried to capitalize by charging people to use his roads website.  In terms of Pennsylvania info, Jeff Kitsko (of PA Highways (http://www.pahighways.com/)) offered it for free and basically did Bob's website in.

(EDIT:)

Something else that might be worth mentioning in any such book would be the EPIC flamewar battles between Scott Kozel (Beltway here on the forum, former VDOT planner) and John Lansford (former NCDOT civil engineer who basically disappeared after Usenet newsgroups fell by the wayside).

Good rundown, although you forgot a key observation about Randy, which I added.

And I actually thought about including Lansford in my list, but didn't.

Don't worry about it.  HB's just showing his age...


If I feel it, might as well show it.  :-D
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: adventurernumber1 on October 19, 2017, 04:35:48 PM
You could do a search for them on the misc.transport.road (locally called MTR) newsgroup, then.  But I'll save you the trouble:

Tim Brown = bandit957 on the AARoads forum here, has a tendency to say really off-the-wall things.
Carl Rogers = from California, coined the term "viatology" for the "scientific study of roads", would send out full press releases for posting a single photo to his website, was basically a narcissistic and pompous ass.
Randy Hersh = deceased, formerly a New Jersey cab driver, would constantly berate regions, politicians, and persons (including HB) he didn't like.
Bobby Peacock = might be on this forum, but I'm not 100% on that.  From somewhere near the Great Lakes.  His attitude rubbed several people the wrong way on MTR (much like SPUI/NE2 here on AARoads).
Bob Chessick = from Pennsylvania, in the early Internet (and MTR) days he tried to capitalize by charging people to use his roads website.  In terms of Pennsylvania info, Jeff Kitsko (of PA Highways (http://www.pahighways.com/)) offered it for free and basically did Bob's website in.

(EDIT:)

Something else that might be worth mentioning in any such book would be the EPIC flamewar battles between Scott Kozel (Beltway here on the forum, former VDOT planner) and John Lansford (former NCDOT civil engineer who basically disappeared after Usenet newsgroups fell by the wayside).

Thank you very much, that was very informational and insightful, and now I know who all of those people are.

But I must ask, who is Chris Bessert, the person who was mentioned in the OP of this thread?

And regarding someone's reply to that OP, who is Alanis Morrisette? (see here V V V )

Why does Chris Bessert find everything ironic?
He took Alanis Morrisette way too seriously.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: kphoger on October 19, 2017, 04:44:06 PM
who is Chris Bessert

Try this. (http://bfy.tw/EZVW)  Then click on the first result.

who is Alanis Morrisette?

mind.... blown....
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: kphoger on October 19, 2017, 04:45:19 PM
(This is my favorite, because it bips.)

Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: adventurernumber1 on October 19, 2017, 04:57:26 PM
who is Chris Bessert

Try this. (http://bfy.tw/EZVW)  Then click on the first result.

who is Alanis Morrisette?

mind.... blown....

On the first one, I actually did look it up (and quite a while ago when this thread was first created), but I didn't bother clicking on any of the links because I didn't know if that would give me enough coherent information (because I literally had no idea who the guy was, unless he has an account on here and a username I recognize), but he is presumably a road enthusiast. I guess I wanted an answer from other roadgeeks here in case there was important information I wouldn't have been able to find by clicking on any of those websites on the search results page. I do apologize if I looked a bit incompetent with that.  :ded:

On the second one, I was just way, way, way off. I didn't even look up the name that time (until after I read your post). For some reason, I thought Alanis Morrisette was a male road enthusiast who had something to do with Chris Bessert. Now I obviously know that she is a celebrity (musician, actress, etc.) - yeah...I was way off...  :ded:

Once again, I give my greatest apologies for being incompetent.   :pan:   :banghead:
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 19, 2017, 06:30:17 PM
You could do a search for them on the misc.transport.road (locally called MTR) newsgroup, then.  But I'll save you the trouble:

Tim Brown = bandit957 on the AARoads forum here, has a tendency to say really off-the-wall things.
Carl Rogers = from California, coined the term "viatology" for the "scientific study of roads", would send out full press releases for posting a single photo to his website, was basically a narcissistic and pompous ass.
Randy Hersh = deceased, formerly a New Jersey cab driver, would constantly berate regions, politicians, and persons (including HB) he didn't like.
Bobby Peacock = might be on this forum, but I'm not 100% on that.  From somewhere near the Great Lakes.  His attitude rubbed several people the wrong way on MTR (much like SPUI/NE2 here on AARoads).
Bob Chessick = from Pennsylvania, in the early Internet (and MTR) days he tried to capitalize by charging people to use his roads website.  In terms of Pennsylvania info, Jeff Kitsko (of PA Highways (http://www.pahighways.com/)) offered it for free and basically did Bob's website in.

(EDIT:)

Something else that might be worth mentioning in any such book would be the EPIC flamewar battles between Scott Kozel (Beltway here on the forum, former VDOT planner) and John Lansford (former NCDOT civil engineer who basically disappeared after Usenet newsgroups fell by the wayside).
How did Randy Hersh die?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on October 19, 2017, 06:42:11 PM
There was a thread about Hersh passing on here. Believe he just had a manifesto of health problems including diabetes that contributed to his death.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 19, 2017, 06:44:26 PM
There was a thread about Hersh passing on here. Believe he just had a manifesto of health problems including diabetes that contributed to his death.
Stay healthy, kids. Oh wait...
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: bugo on October 19, 2017, 06:51:17 PM
Randy was actually a good guy. He was pulling everybody's legs with the "svartzie" comments. I conversed with him a few times and he was genuinely concerned with my well being at the time. He was trolling.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 19, 2017, 06:52:17 PM
Randy was actually a good guy. He was pulling everybody's legs with the "svartzie" comments. I conversed with him a few times and he was genuinely concerned with my well being at the time. He was trolling.
What is a svartzie?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: jwolfer on October 19, 2017, 07:03:14 PM
Randy was actually a good guy. He was pulling everybody's legs with the "svartzie" comments. I conversed with him a few times and he was genuinely concerned with my well being at the time. He was trolling.
What is a svartzie?
Yiddish pejorative .. sort of like the N-word. From the German Schwartz which means black

Z981

Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 20, 2017, 09:09:43 AM
Randy was actually a good guy. He was pulling everybody's legs with the "svartzie" comments. I conversed with him a few times and he was genuinely concerned with my well being at the time. He was trolling.
What is a svartzie?
Yiddish pejorative .. sort of like the N-word. From the German Schwartz which means black

Z981
I watched a rucka rucka ali song about that word.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: hbelkins on October 20, 2017, 11:31:13 AM
Why does Chris Bessert find everything ironic?

Is Chris even a member of this forum?

Yiddish pejorative .. sort of like the N-word. From the German Schwartz which means black

So now we know what Mel Brooks meant by "Use the Schwartz!"  :-D He was injecting a little "Blazing Saddles" into "Spaceballs."
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: J N Winkler on October 20, 2017, 11:51:00 AM
Is Chris even a member of this forum?

Yes (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10123), but not at high posting volume.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: empirestate on October 20, 2017, 12:31:56 PM
Can't go too much further on this without bringing up Tom from Ohio (a later entrant into the Golden Age that was m.t.r.—rather like Elmo to Sesame Street).

As for Chris Bessert, as I recall he was the go-to authority for Michigan highways, and a more-than-decent cartographer as well.

You could do a search for them on the misc.transport.road (locally called MTR) newsgroup, then.  But I'll save you the trouble:

Tim Brown = bandit957 on the AARoads forum here, has a tendency to say really off-the-wall things.
Carl Rogers = from California, coined the term "viatology" for the "scientific study of roads", would send out full press releases for posting a single photo to his website, was basically a narcissistic and pompous ass.
Randy Hersh = deceased, formerly a New Jersey cab driver, would constantly berate regions, politicians, and persons (including HB) he didn't like.
Bobby Peacock = might be on this forum, but I'm not 100% on that.  From somewhere near the Great Lakes.  His attitude rubbed several people the wrong way on MTR (much like SPUI/NE2 here on AARoads).
Bob Chessick = from Pennsylvania, in the early Internet (and MTR) days he tried to capitalize by charging people to use his roads website.  In terms of Pennsylvania info, Jeff Kitsko (of PA Highways (http://www.pahighways.com/)) offered it for free and basically did Bob's website in.

(EDIT:)

Something else that might be worth mentioning in any such book would be the EPIC flamewar battles between Scott Kozel (Beltway here on the forum, former VDOT planner) and John Lansford (former NCDOT civil engineer who basically disappeared after Usenet newsgroups fell by the wayside).



iPhone
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: hbelkins on October 20, 2017, 03:08:01 PM
Except TFO was a fictional character; a sock puppet of an MTR regular. I did not know TFO's real identity until he revealed it to me at a road meet. I think it's a fairly open secret these days but I won't otherwise reveal it except to say he's a member of this forum.

All the others mentioned (Tim, Randy, Calrog, etc.) are or were real people.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: empirestate on October 20, 2017, 07:30:05 PM
Except TFO was a fictional character; a sock puppet of an MTR regular. I did not know TFO's real identity until he revealed it to me at a road meet. I think it's a fairly open secret these days but I won't otherwise reveal it except to say he's a member of this forum.

Oh yes, that was well known at the time. But I don't think at all that it precludes including him in a retrospective.



iPhone
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 21, 2017, 02:44:25 PM
Except TFO was a fictional character; a sock puppet of an MTR regular. I did not know TFO's real identity until he revealed it to me at a road meet. I think it's a fairly open secret these days but I won't otherwise reveal it except to say he's a member of this forum.

All the others mentioned (Tim, Randy, Calrog, etc.) are or were real people.
I heard Calrog was really bad. Why?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: empirestate on October 21, 2017, 06:41:44 PM
Except TFO was a fictional character; a sock puppet of an MTR regular. I did not know TFO's real identity until he revealed it to me at a road meet. I think it's a fairly open secret these days but I won't otherwise reveal it except to say he's a member of this forum.

All the others mentioned (Tim, Randy, Calrog, etc.) are or were real people.
I heard Calrog was really bad. Why?

He was like the Michael Scott of roadgeeks.


iPhone
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: hbelkins on October 21, 2017, 11:49:56 PM
Except TFO was a fictional character; a sock puppet of an MTR regular. I did not know TFO's real identity until he revealed it to me at a road meet. I think it's a fairly open secret these days but I won't otherwise reveal it except to say he's a member of this forum.

All the others mentioned (Tim, Randy, Calrog, etc.) are or were real people.
I heard Calrog was really bad. Why?

Froggie pointed out his many faults rather succinctly upthread. Basically, Carl was very condescending. He would post to MTR every time he uploaded a photo to his site. Not a page of photos. Not a huge dump of photos. One photo. His idea of a road video was to take a video of himself standing in front of a sign or road talking about it (and then he dropped logs in the punchbowl like the US 31W song.) He incessantly referred to US routes as "federal routes" even though US numbered highways are under the jurisdiction of the states and the numbers are assigned by a voluntary organization, AASHTO, and not by the federal government. He would pay the PRWeb firm to issue press releases when he would go on a trip, or as Froggie mentioned, when he posted an update to his site. He also referred to an "East Coast Hive Mind" because so many of us the roadgeek community (corrected to not use the inclusive "us" since I'm not located there) are concentrated on the east coast, particularly the mid-Atlantic/eastern seaboard and New England. That led to C.C. Slater designing an "East Coast Hive Mind" logo and selling shirts featuring same on Cafe Press (which several of us bought and started wearing to meets.)

We can all be asses at times, but I'd be hard-pressed to name anyone who actually liked him.

He seems to have dropped off the face of the earth. I don't even know if his Twitter account is still active, since I would never deign to follow it. (He pronounced Twitter as being the future of viatology after Usenet faded into oblivion.)

And about viatology...

http://www.millenniumhwy.net/Viatology.htm
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: J N Winkler on October 22, 2017, 10:19:41 AM
In MTR there were a number of regulars who were not accepted by the community at large, but Carl Rogers was one of the few who gave the impression he was there primarily to push other people's buttons.  One of his favorite tropes was to fixate on something another poster said, label it a "dysphemism," and via an elaborate chain of reasoning suggest that the poster was helplessly driven by shame over an inadequacy of some kind, usually sexual.

I really objected to this because it was very corrosive to a sense of comity and shared purpose.  The rest of it--the overt narcissism inherent in using a press-release service, branding his website "Worldwide Highway Library" or whatever it was, giving badly composed single photos the marquee treatment--I could just ignore.

Randy, who had no illusions about what Carl was really up to, commented several times (in private email to me) on his psychological acuity.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 22, 2017, 05:59:58 PM
Except TFO was a fictional character; a sock puppet of an MTR regular. I did not know TFO's real identity until he revealed it to me at a road meet. I think it's a fairly open secret these days but I won't otherwise reveal it except to say he's a member of this forum.

All the others mentioned (Tim, Randy, Calrog, etc.) are or were real people.
I heard Calrog was really bad. Why?

Froggie pointed out his many faults rather succinctly upthread. Basically, Carl was very condescending. He would post to MTR every time he uploaded a photo to his site. Not a page of photos. Not a huge dump of photos. One photo. His idea of a road video was to take a video of himself standing in front of a sign or road talking about it (and then he dropped logs in the punchbowl like the US 31W song.) He incessantly referred to US routes as "federal routes" even though US numbered highways are under the jurisdiction of the states and the numbers are assigned by a voluntary organization, AASHTO, and not by the federal government. He would pay the PRWeb firm to issue press releases when he would go on a trip, or as Froggie mentioned, when he posted an update to his site. He also referred to an "East Coast Hive Mind" because so many of us the roadgeek community (corrected to not use the inclusive "us" since I'm not located there) are concentrated on the east coast, particularly the mid-Atlantic/eastern seaboard and New England. That led to C.C. Slater designing an "East Coast Hive Mind" logo and selling shirts featuring same on Cafe Press (which several of us bought and started wearing to meets.)

We can all be asses at times, but I'd be hard-pressed to name anyone who actually liked him.

He seems to have dropped off the face of the earth. I don't even know if his Twitter account is still active, since I would never deign to follow it. (He pronounced Twitter as being the future of viatology after Usenet faded into oblivion.)

And about viatology...

http://www.millenniumhwy.net/Viatology.htm
Wait! are Calrog and Carl Rogers the same person?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: 1 on October 22, 2017, 07:41:39 PM
Wait! are Calrog and Carl Rogers the same person?

Yes.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Alps on October 22, 2017, 08:17:59 PM
In MTR there were a number of regulars who were not accepted by the community at large, but Carl Rogers was one of the few who gave the impression he was there primarily to push other people's buttons.  One of his favorite tropes was to fixate on something another poster said, label it a "dysphemism," and via an elaborate chain of reasoning suggest that the poster was helplessly driven by shame over an inadequacy of some kind, usually sexual.

I really objected to this because it was very corrosive to a sense of comity and shared purpose.  The rest of it--the overt narcissism inherent in using a press-release service, branding his website "Worldwide Highway Library" or whatever it was, giving badly composed single photos the marquee treatment--I could just ignore.

Randy, who had no illusions about what Carl was really up to, commented several times (in private email to me) on his psychological acuity.
He was only able to push a few people's buttons, so he wasn't that acute. Most of us had him figured out in a few weeks and just laughed about him.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 23, 2017, 09:03:09 AM
In MTR there were a number of regulars who were not accepted by the community at large, but Carl Rogers was one of the few who gave the impression he was there primarily to push other people's buttons.  One of his favorite tropes was to fixate on something another poster said, label it a "dysphemism," and via an elaborate chain of reasoning suggest that the poster was helplessly driven by shame over an inadequacy of some kind, usually sexual.

I really objected to this because it was very corrosive to a sense of comity and shared purpose.  The rest of it--the overt narcissism inherent in using a press-release service, branding his website "Worldwide Highway Library" or whatever it was, giving badly composed single photos the marquee treatment--I could just ignore.

Randy, who had no illusions about what Carl was really up to, commented several times (in private email to me) on his psychological acuity.
He sounds like a stupid person who wants attention.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: MNHighwayMan on October 23, 2017, 09:04:36 AM
In MTR there were a number of regulars who were not accepted by the community at large, but Carl Rogers was one of the few who gave the impression he was there primarily to push other people's buttons.  One of his favorite tropes was to fixate on something another poster said, label it a "dysphemism," and via an elaborate chain of reasoning suggest that the poster was helplessly driven by shame over an inadequacy of some kind, usually sexual.

I really objected to this because it was very corrosive to a sense of comity and shared purpose.  The rest of it--the overt narcissism inherent in using a press-release service, branding his website "Worldwide Highway Library" or whatever it was, giving badly composed single photos the marquee treatment--I could just ignore.

Randy, who had no illusions about what Carl was really up to, commented several times (in private email to me) on his psychological acuity.
He sounds like a stupid person who wants attention.

Or like an intelligent person who knew exactly what he was doing.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 23, 2017, 09:13:49 AM
In MTR there were a number of regulars who were not accepted by the community at large, but Carl Rogers was one of the few who gave the impression he was there primarily to push other people's buttons.  One of his favorite tropes was to fixate on something another poster said, label it a "dysphemism," and via an elaborate chain of reasoning suggest that the poster was helplessly driven by shame over an inadequacy of some kind, usually sexual.

I really objected to this because it was very corrosive to a sense of comity and shared purpose.  The rest of it--the overt narcissism inherent in using a press-release service, branding his website "Worldwide Highway Library" or whatever it was, giving badly composed single photos the marquee treatment--I could just ignore.

Randy, who had no illusions about what Carl was really up to, commented several times (in private email to me) on his psychological acuity.
He sounds like a stupid person who wants attention.

Or like an intelligent person who knew exactly what he was doing.
Be so annoying that you are banned from a forum before doing anything on it? Or is there a joke i'm missing?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: MNHighwayMan on October 23, 2017, 09:16:40 AM
Be so annoying that you are banned from a forum before doing anything on it? Or is there a joke i'm missing?

That's the modern definition of what a troll (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/troll#Noun_2) is.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 23, 2017, 09:21:43 AM
Be so annoying that you are banned from a forum before doing anything on it? Or is there a joke i'm missing?

That's the modern definition of what a troll (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/troll#Noun_2) is.
A long time ago, before I joinned this forum, I was a troll on reddit. Don't troll anymore.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: ET21 on October 23, 2017, 11:48:45 AM
Be so annoying that you are banned from a forum before doing anything on it? Or is there a joke i'm missing?

That's the modern definition of what a troll (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/troll#Noun_2) is.
A long time ago, before I joinned this forum, I was a troll on reddit. Don't troll anymore.

You sure?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Takumi on October 23, 2017, 12:01:44 PM
Be so annoying that you are banned from a forum before doing anything on it? Or is there a joke i'm missing?

That's the modern definition of what a troll (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/troll#Noun_2) is.
A long time ago, before I joinned this forum, I was a troll on reddit. Don't troll anymore.
Maybe not intentionally...
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 23, 2017, 02:20:30 PM
Be so annoying that you are banned from a forum before doing anything on it? Or is there a joke i'm missing?

That's the modern definition of what a troll (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/troll#Noun_2) is.
A long time ago, before I joinned this forum, I was a troll on reddit. Don't troll anymore.
Maybe not intentionally...
What do you mean? I might be annoying but I don't troll.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: 1 on October 23, 2017, 02:25:11 PM
He's not trolling. By definition, trolling is intentional.

However, unintentional incompetence can be a problem.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: US71 on October 23, 2017, 06:06:15 PM

What do you mean? I might be annoying but I don't troll.

Perhaps not intentionally, but some of your posts could be construed as trolling.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Alps on October 23, 2017, 08:37:24 PM
Be so annoying that you are banned from a forum before doing anything on it? Or is there a joke i'm missing?

That's the modern definition of what a troll (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/troll#Noun_2) is.
A long time ago, before I joinned this forum, I was a troll on reddit. Don't troll anymore.
Maybe not intentionally...
What do you mean? I might be annoying but I don't troll.
Suuuuurrrrrreeeeee
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: US71 on October 23, 2017, 09:08:38 PM
Courtesy  Urban Dictionary  (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=troll):

TROLL

One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument

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Giving you the benefit of a doubt for a moment, you may not intend to troll, but some of your posts could be interpreted as trolling. Posting to annoy (as you admit to doing) could be construed in some circles as trolling.


Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: US 89 on October 23, 2017, 09:26:02 PM
Courtesy  Urban Dictionary  (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=troll):

TROLL

One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument

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Giving you the benefit of a doubt for a moment, you may not intend to troll, but some of your posts could be interpreted as trolling. Posting to annoy (as you admit to doing) could be construed in some circles as trolling.

Remember this thread? (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=20856.0)

Quote from: Roadgeekteen
It was a joke thread.

"Posting to annoy"? You decide.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: US71 on October 24, 2017, 09:58:32 AM
I have said all I can say on this matter. I have given Mr Teen the benefit of a doubt. If he continues to act in a troll-ish manner, I will not be able to save him from the wrath of my fellow site moderators.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: ET21 on October 24, 2017, 10:16:55 AM
I have said all I can say on this matter. I have given Mr Teen the benefit of a doubt. If he continues to act in a troll-ish manner, I will not be able to save him from the wrath of my fellow site moderators.

If that does occur, should I bring popcorn for the spectators to watch the wrath of the mods?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 24, 2017, 02:19:22 PM
Courtesy  Urban Dictionary  (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=troll):

TROLL

One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument

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Giving you the benefit of a doubt for a moment, you may not intend to troll, but some of your posts could be interpreted as trolling. Posting to annoy (as you admit to doing) could be construed in some circles as trolling.
Sorry guys, the useless polls are over for good. I realized that nobody likes them.