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April 20th, 2006

Dumbest Ping Newbie Tactics

Given that Ryan and I have been running the USS Ping for many years now, we’ve seen a lot of tactics used in comments… mostly by people who feel a comment box is their unalienable right to free speech and every page on the Ping is us bashing Raven-Symone.

But I’ve got to say that my most favorite technique is the multiple replies in a row one. It’s great, because it looks suddenly like this new person who came out of nowhere has at least one supporter in the crowd. And it’s easy to do, too: post a message, say something lame (ie, “paul you sux”) and then post another message under a different name (“i agree with you d00d paul you sux”). Same style, same everything, same name. But little do they know that it’s trivial to look up the IP addresses in question and BOOM! Their little plan is foiled.

I can’t say I’ve seen this done with, say, one of Marcus’s posts though. That would be clever. Marcus writes an awesome 8-paragrapher (where are you, Marcus?) and “someone” totally agrees with a 5-paragrapher.

Got any favorites?

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Thursday April 20, 2006 -- 5:03:12 pm
Paul, you sux.



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Thursday April 20, 2006 -- 5:03:29 pm
Amen to that, Brutha!!



FROM: marcus
DATE: Thursday April 20, 2006 -- 5:03:47 pm
You sed it, Dood.



FROM: Dave Walls
DATE: Thursday April 20, 2006 -- 5:04:24 pm
Sure enough. Paul sux.



FROM: Dave Walls
DATE: Thursday April 20, 2006 -- 5:04:45 pm
Sure enough. Paul sux.



FROM: jk
DATE: Thursday April 20, 2006 -- 5:05:32 pm
Back in high school, my first car was a Renault, too. You know what else? Paul sux.



FROM: snaily
DATE: Thursday April 20, 2006 -- 5:06:17 pm
when my mom and dad ask me who sux i say Paul, funny, huh? Weird.



FROM: Steve A
DATE: Thursday April 20, 2006 -- 6:46:05 pm
I'll stick up for you Paul. You don't suck; you blow. Pa-rum-pump. Thank yew, I'll be here all week ;-)

However, I do like y'all's (plural possessive even) site.

Ciao,



FROM: Paul
DATE: Thursday April 20, 2006 -- 8:23:17 pm
Back in high school, my first car was a Renault, too. You know what else? Paul sux.

This really made me laugh.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Thursday April 20, 2006 -- 8:23:29 pm
n00b!!!!!11!```~~`!



FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday April 20, 2006 -- 10:42:31 pm
I know someone who was looking for a job and was offered one as a sort of a guerilla poster. The job requirement was to have at least seven (and preferably two dozen) well-developed persona who posted on a variety of boards, and generally tended to say "X is really a great product!". Even unto having conversations with themself. Themselves. Whatever.

It is a sad, sad world. *sigh*



FROM: Some Dude [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday April 20, 2006 -- 10:43:47 pm
Yeah, Merle, that's totally right!



FROM: (the real) Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday April 20, 2006 -- 11:16:19 pm
I agree, Dave Walls sucks....wait a minute...



FROM: jk--the real one
DATE: Saturday April 22, 2006 -- 9:25:26 pm
I've been away from the Ping since Monday and this is what happens? This is libelous!

I was in kollege, dood. KOLLEGE!



FROM: jk
DATE: Saturday April 22, 2006 -- 9:26:45 pm
PS--Tide is a great product. Tide roxxx!



FROM: me
DATE: Sunday May 7, 2006 -- 8:52:52 pm
me wuz heer!



FROM: me
DATE: Sunday May 7, 2006 -- 8:53:54 pm
me wuz heer again!!:p



FROM: dd
DATE: Sunday May 7, 2006 -- 9:51:40 pm
ur gay



FROM: michael myers
DATE: Thursday June 15, 2006 -- 4:18:09 pm
you all suck ass



FROM: jk
DATE: Thursday June 15, 2006 -- 4:23:25 pm
A poor tactic, indeed!

Punctuation is your friend.



FROM: jk
DATE: Thursday June 15, 2006 -- 4:25:01 pm
I suck ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



FROM: michael myers
DATE: Thursday June 15, 2006 -- 4:27:18 pm
I agree you do suck ass jk.



FROM: jk
DATE: Thursday June 15, 2006 -- 4:30:45 pm
DeeDaDee!!



FROM: Eleanor
DATE: Friday July 14, 2006 -- 11:00:35 am
Paul, this is DEFINITELY not working for me! It's like kicking me off the big- girl playground, just to be banished forever to the (as you would put it) kiddie playground! These people's intelligence does not nearly match up to mine, and I refuse to keep making comments on this "Dumbest Ping Newbie Tactics". I mean honestly, why would you ever think of putting me in a category that says dumbest in it. That my darling is a no-brainer!



FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday July 14, 2006 -- 11:09:31 am
Ah well, one more reply for you, Eleanor.

These people's intelligence does not nearly match up to mine...

That's the issue right there.

Anyway, take care.



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