The Trolling Something Awful competition

Saturday, 09 February, Year 5 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu


In case the billion posts reference isn't too clear, here's a cached version of the previous page, where MPOE-PR is having all sorts of fun with their collective dumbassi. And here's the original thread I made the account for. I wonder what burned more, the "I can't distinguish you from reddit" part or the "I paid for your silly forum account in Bitcoins" part.

Hey, SomewhatDummies, which burned more ?

I guess that'll have to remain a rhetorical question, some people aren't really comfortable outside of large like minded groups. But since that forum is quite lolcowsy, and since I can afford it, I'm going to spread the wealth. I'll buy accounts for anyone who wants to troll them a little. You know how to get a hold of me.

The downside is that if I like anything particularly I may publish it. The other upside is that if I do (or maybe even if I don't) publish it I'll push you 10 BTC as a well deserved prize. Hey, if average redditor libertard doesn't want to work his ass off for it might as well give it away. It's after all how these things work, or as they say "these are the rules".

Have fun now.

(The dtng link, if you're curious.)

  1. Yes dears, I shared the account around. I guess that broke some rules ? Awwwwh. []
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  1. Great, a contest of money against rules. This should work well.

    PS. You probably don't know this, but

    Trolling doesn't help either -- this includes personal attacks, intentionally lovely arguments, spiteful fakeposting, and generally acting like an unfunny shithead. Remember: just because someone is posting like a complete idiot doesn't mean you can just call them a stupid rear end in a top hat - you need to take the time and intelligently or humorously point out why/how they are a stupid rear end in a top hat.

    It's da rules. Not the rules-rules but the subrules specific for GBS. They probably have more subrules and exceptional rules and caselawrules and whatever the fuck else but I don't know about those.

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 9 February 2013

    Sort of like how wikipedia ended up having to sorta-but-not-really embarassedly admit a coupla years ago that "the rules" are just there to lord it over the plebs, but otherwise they're optional for the elite ? Sure, go right ahead.

    (I'm sorry, they're optional in cases of dire necessity as designated by the elite, I didn't mean to impugn the legitimacy or relevancy of whatever random text some group picks to worship.)

  3. 你妈的

  4. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 9 February 2013

    Try again in farsi, that's also a language I don't read.


    That's an awesome screenshot you took of that sick burn you laid out but just a heads up SA doesn't move individual posts, and that post doesn't even exist

    so really the question you're asking here is "which hurt more, the lame burn I didn't even say or that I paid for my account with wooden nickels"

  6. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 9 February 2013

    just a heads up SA doesn’t move individual posts, and that post doesn’t even exist

    If you say so. How would you know ?

    so really the question you’re asking here is “which hurt more, the lame burn I didn’t even say or that I paid for my account with wooden nickels”

    Reading comprehension check. You sure you read/understood the subject matter before commenting on it ? (Yes, I ask this because it's obvious you haven't.)

  7. Yeah, no. First, it would feel extremely unethical to give that troll pit any money at all, and second, the stupid on there is so painful that if I had an account, I'd waste all my time just trying to argue with it, and I shouldn't waste time like that. I have business to do!

  8. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 9 February 2013

    What's wrong with giving money ? The only way the US ever won a war was through that strategy. Tanks & planes, tho much more expensive, brought nothing but defeat (at least so far).

  9. ...!'s post was at 23:33 server time. Your account was banned at 16:39 server time. I think it's unlikely that you posted 7 hours after you were banned, and then the mods deleted your post without leaving any trace (something that isn't even possible through the forum interface).

    Also, you didn't pay for your account with Bitcoins. You gave someone else Bitcoins and told them to buy your account with US dollars. The difference is that in reality, SA was paid actual money from your misadventure, which strangely didn't hurt at all.

  10. How would I go about getting an account?
    Lolcows are my specialty.

  11. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 9 February 2013

    @Vester So then what'd be the problem ?

    @QD_James Now why are you asking me that ?

  12. Also, you didn’t pay for your account with Bitcoins. You gave someone else Bitcoins and told them to buy your account with US dollars

    Well done, special needs guy. Also in the news, you didn't buy your computer with USD, you gave USD to someone else and told them to buy your computer with RMB.

    One question remains: did you build that business?

  13. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 9 February 2013

    That's different, because Obama.

    The lulz of having that place flooded with people declaring they could use/need/would want BTC is pretty good. It happening right under that scammy/bs googleads thing is even better.

  15. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 9 February 2013

    Yeah, seriously, what's with the crappy ads stuff ?

    You'd think the very important forum of with its whole 3`000 users (which, let it be noted, is a lot more than most unauthorised WoW servers and other stuff!) could interest someone a shade above google adsense scammers.

  16. MP srsly, stop insulting people. It's not Vice. It's not Reddit. It's Something Awful. Totally different thing, mkay? Has its own identity and everything, mkay? Why can't you respect that?

  17. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 9 February 2013

    I respek, I respek.

    (Is this thing in any way related to those Hobbo or Habbo or w/e isometric things ?)

  18. I will proceed to just go ahead and leave this here:

  19. TheRealMPOE-PR`s avatar
    Saturday, 9 February 2013

    It's like you're paying SA for the privilege of entertaining them.

  20. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 9 February 2013

    @Blowtax Awwww.

    Well... at least it's somewhat close ?

    In other news there's what, about 10 times that many connected nodes to the Bitcoin network ?

  21. You know usercounts are traditionally inflated. Cut it in half or something.


  23. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 9 February 2013

    @pletzalcoatl Next you'll want me to take into account that any random idiot can post on a forum yet it's practically impossible to run a full Bitcoin node these days. What is this, sensitivity training ?

    @lolz What's this, aspies infiltrating Trilema ? Take that shit to SomethingAwful, it's where it belongs.

  24. Buy me an account with your bitcoins.

  25. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 9 February 2013

    What am I, urmom ?!

  26. Pleeze can I has an account Mr. Popescu sir?

  27. tl;dr shit no one cares about, porn here

  28. Manip Bitcoin! LLMKJJKLMKJL

  29. Dis is my nume`s avatar
    Dis is my nume 
    Saturday, 9 February 2013

    It's ironic that most people on SA are actually cheering for your PR girl as she tackles idiots on the BitcoinTalk forum, and then you do this.

    By the way, they just didn't want you littering up their forum with irrelevant stuff. Bitcoin posts go in the Bitcoin thread. If you had stuck to that then you wouldn't have been banned.


  30. "If you say so. How would you know ?"

    Because there's transparency between the mods and the users, we know what their buttons look like and what they do with them in their drop down menus. The closest they have to a post-removal feature is a button that moderators for one specific subforum have that moves a post into a general "this post was really shitty" thread that everybody can see. Otherwise they can only move whole threads, like into the gas chamber.

    You didn't post it, there was no sick burn, you look really creepy and needy to mock up one in photoshop and post it. If you're going to have an argument it's usually a good idea to be mature about it, not hack together a lame parting shot (which are bannable on SA because they are dumb)

    Besides all that, nobody gives a shit because we're all neckbeards that paid at least ten dollars to post on an internet forum, nobody's ego is getting dashed about being compared to Reddit.

  31. It’s ironic that most people on SA are actually cheering for your PR girl as she tackles idiots

    That would happen on any other forum with any other people in similar circumstances. By acknowledging her authority/presence and giving positive feedback, they might receive something. Receive as in receiving attention or, true real life story, cum recipient; or they might not get bashed.


  32. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Sunday, 10 February 2013

    @Chooch Noon I liked the farsi better.

    @Dis is my nume Lol nume. I guess I gotta change those labels to English one of these days.

    Anyway : I wasn't going to be there more than a few hours anyway. I'm not sure why this isn't obvious, but... think about it, I have a PR chick for the bitcoin forum, I don't have a fb, or a reddit or w/e else and I was going to personally man a somethingawful account ? Why ? What for ?

    She took over Tuesday or w/e, and had her fun with it (which, you know, doesn't need anyone's approval). She offered that person whoever they be some money to humiliate themselves. The point that people do it for filthy Bitcoin but won't do it for filthy fiat is kinda funny, in the grander scheme of things. I guess maybe difficult to appreciate if you're too wrapped up in the nonsense bitcoin-buttcoin dispute, but anyhow.

    Since that BTC was earmarked anyway, I'm blowing it on some people getting accounts - that wouldn't have probably happened if not for Bitcoin. Also kinda funny, as far as I'm concerned. (I don't know your history, so when's the last time a fiat millionaire did something like that, as far as you recall ?) Maybe you get trolled to shit and some guy gets 10 BTC. A good troll should get a prize anyway, regardless who gets trolled. Who cares if you do ? It's not like anyone's getting killed over Internet silliness (the point that some people who despise "internet funny money" get so aggitated about "internet brownie points" is also kinda funny, to me, but again, maybe not your cuppa tea).

    If you stop and think for a moment you might figure out that if I actually wanted to cause trouble I could probably get a lot more per BTC in stolen credit cards than in actual payments, and so SA would be without a processor or the possibility of ever charging anything outside of Bitcoin in about three weeks tops (after it paid the associated fees, of course). That this point of extreme vulnerability is not immediately apparent to you is also kinda funny nm, I'm told someone did figure that one out. I don't happen to care either way about the fate of one of the countless interwebs forums, personally. Yes, I understand that for many of you people it's an important place, been there for years or w/e. That's fine. I honestly can't distinguish it from Redditetcetera. It's not equally important to me. Just a toy, okay ?

  33. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Sunday, 10 February 2013

    @Aecrim For the record, I didn't post anything past the original thread. I thought this is quite apparent from the post, if not read the prev comment too.

    Pretty much all cases of Internet dramaz that revolve around someone deleting stuff come down to "we didn't do it because we didn't do it". Not much to see here.

    That aside, I guess you really can't read. The question before you is :

    I wonder what burned more, the “I can’t distinguish you from reddit” part or the “I paid for your silly forum account in Bitcoins” part.

    Pick one.

    Neither alternative has anything to do with the post you claim that you know wasn't deleted because transparency. They're both in reference to the original ask me anything thread. Do you feel better now, once I took the time to explain exactly what you did wrong ?

    @Vexare How about you move over to their forum ?

  34. Sure, in about nao. Yet, Mircea, I love you so much that I just can't leave Trilema.

    By acknowledging authority/presence etc

    Your status is higher than your piar and somethingirrelevant. <3 O no, selfinflict again. What if it wasn't selfinfliction at all in first place.

    I see that you haven't dismantled my argument, so it must be correct. Thanks?

  35. Yes, they coded in a way to delete posts real quick just to delete a SICK BURN someone they never heard of posted on their forum. That makes sense.

  36. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Sunday, 10 February 2013

    Since you folks keep repeating it, what's a SICK BURN ?

  37. O look, Rassah is here, Rarity is here, if Bruce shows up you've got the freakshow complete.

  38. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Sunday, 10 February 2013

    Perhaps it is time to start charging for accounts.

  39. Your account was banned at 16:39 yet that post made by ...! wasn't made until almost 2 hours later...

    The SA forums alternate between a lighter and darker shade of grey each post, but your screenshot shows two lighter shades in a row...

  40. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Sunday, 10 February 2013

    Also pixels ?

  41. On second thought never mind, my bad. Seems totally legit.

  42. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Sunday, 10 February 2013

    Don't sell yourself short there cowboy.

  43. Since you folks keep repeating it, what’s a SICK BURN ?

    Here you go. You're not that interesting but my post is 90% stuff you said and I reload this page compulsively. SICK BURN!

  44. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Monday, 11 February 2013

    Wait. Wut ?

  45. Look what you did nao.

  46. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Tuesday, 12 February 2013

    I can see it's because some pixels.

    [url=]How little do they know[/url]....

  48. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Thursday, 14 February 2013

    Lol @forum markup. We do a href around here ya know?

  49. Strippers infected me. I am damaged goods now :(((

  50. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Thursday, 14 February 2013

    As long as goods...


    OP was right, this isn't even difficult to do.

  52. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Thursday, 14 February 2013

    Lol. Pull on all the levers, who knows.

  53. Seems there's a lot of synergy between BT & SA after all. Merger? Acquisition?

  54. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Thursday, 14 February 2013

    Heeello sir! I tell you, no merger, no acquisition I tell you. You no disturb me I tell you I call de police. We here at new company make Hamster Funbux Incorporated I tell you. Somewhat Bashful provide hamsters & mangosteen I tell you, Buttcoin Balk provide magical funwheel. Net production, great success, you no distub me anymore. I call de police.

  55. Perhaps it is time to start charging for accounts.

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