Oh hai, peepz!!
I b wanting tu tawking tu u bowt deh owtbrake uv trollz wii haz had in cheezland dis past week. Normally, deh peepz hoo b commintting on ICHC b deh kind and frendly peepz. Wii haz awlwayz had deh trollz, tu, tho. Tehre b mennee kindz uv trollz, az u may noe. Most b relativelee harmless, dey just run threw saying sumfing adn den leeveing. Often tehy just think deh pic not b funny or b kunserned fur deh well-being uv deh kitty (care trollz). Adn dere iz nuffing rong wif peepz expressing dere opinyunz. But menny uv us take exsepshun tu deh trollz hoo b kumming tu ICHC tu belittle oar bully peepz.
I wuz not online much dis weekend wen a partikularly ebil troll fownd himz way intu Cheezland. Leeza sed “Oh he was the worst I ever saw! Hands down. Just awful. Ugly attitude, mean and nasty, foul language, and he wouldn’t go away!” LCB reportz dat “The troll on Saturday was abusive and as much as said he was there only to antagonize and that any response we gave was getting him off. Which really reflects poorly on this so-called person, but sadly that seems to be the mentality.”
Dis haz kunserned sevral peepz, maisef inkluded. Wii haz pondered dis subject via deh emayoz.
Nightshayde had this take on the situashun:
The troll thing is kinda tough, I think. The idea of ignoring the trolls is sometimes much more easily thought than done. Sometimes they just BEG for a response. Simple stuff like the “photoshopped” trolls are pretty easy to ignore. When they start attacking us for doing what we do and being who we are (online persona-wise, anyway), I’m not sure responding is entirely inappropriate.
One thing I HAVE noticed lately is that sometimes cheezpeeps are a little too quick to label people “trolls” without any evidence to back up the “tee-ar-oh-el-el” claims.
I think cheezpeeps might need to stop every once in a while & realize that not everyone understands our etiquette — especially people who are extremely new to the site & understandably think the “comments” section would be a sensible place to insert their comments about the current lol. Unless you’re familiar with the people who chat there, there’s no reason outsiders (I’m not liking that term, but it’s the one that’s coming to mind & I’m too lazy to come up with a better term) would realize that it has become more of a chat room & less of a place to simply comment on lols. People who come in and say that a photo looks ‘shopped are more likely expressing an honest opinion about the picture than trying to cause trouble. I don’t think those people should be jumped upon & immediately harrassed. People who come in and say they don’t find a particular lol to be amusing (or that a particular lol is offensive in one manner or another) also shouldn’t be jumped upon and harrassed, IMO.
People who are all excited about being “first” without having anything else to say can be gently taught the ways of ICHC — they don’t need to be attacked. Sometimes people get a little over-insulted at that & get carried away with calling people rude or insensitive or whatever (oh – and I think you fainting at the use of the “f-word” last night was really funny).
The comments section should be both a fun place for chatting by the cheezpeeps (and whomever else wants to pop in) & a safe spot for non-personal drive-by comments from passers-by.
I think people who pop in & start insulting ICHC and/or people using lolspeak do so at their own peril. Sometimes jumping all over them is fun. *gigglol*
I haz tu agree dat jumping on deh trollz kin sumtimez b berry hard tu resist. But I also noez dat sum uv dem just say thingz tu see wut kind uv reakshun dey will git frum us. And if dey b wanting attenshun, ignoring dem b deh best way tu irritating dem. 👿 So, frum now on, I will due mai utmost to not feed deh trollz.
Leeza sez, “I agrees with teh no feeding the trolls… but I do like to poke em with a stik onse in a wile.. *ebil smirk*”
LCB haz maded us dis luvlee logo. She sez, “The motto is based on “Nil per os”, a medical term meaning basically “don’t feed the patient (by mouth)”. Adapting it slightly here worked well, phonetically. It also serves to thumb our noses at the trolls who call us “stupid” or worse, that dread “r” word.”
I’m glad she explained it, kuz I duzn’t speek deh latin. I duz noe deh dredded R werd b “retard,” a term I adn menny uzzerz feel shud neber b sed in polite kumpany.
If deh trollz (oar enneewun) uzez deh obseen langwidge, dehy shud b reported tu deh Cheezez hoo b running deh ICHC sew deyre commintz can b removinged frum deh site, if deh Cheezez deem dem tu b offensive. Plz tu remember dat dere b a differnse btween irritating adn offensive adn not b buggin deh Cheezez wifowt gud kauze.
LCB went on tu say that it may b better “not to gloat when we get a troll banned. That only serves to set off more attacks, I think. We instead can say “Operation NPT Successful” (NPT=Nil Per Trolls) or something completely unrelated, like “there’s caek in teh breakroom”. We’ll know what it means, but the trolls may not.”
So peepz, plz tu not feeding deh trollz. Just snikker tu ursef thinking how sad dey will feel wen no wun takez dere bait. Oar, u kin hug deh neerest cheezpeep and hum a bar oar tew frum LCBz troll song.
OK, now I standing bai, reddy tu taking deh flak.