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Do TROLLS just visit and selectively downvote all day?

...as I peruse old stuff, responses etc., to continue threads - I see all these mere (-1)'s; I re-read my posts, I know when I'm abrasive or blunt; but I also know when I'm in no way deserved of a down-vote on a great many things!

(-2) or (-6)'s I get it, I know when I aggravate or pick a fight...but normally, my stuff is usually pretty positive or of benefit; thought-provoking in this community...

I call deliberate sabotage; to discredit my words specifically - it's a billboard; kind of a message that reads "pass by this post, it's no good" ... downvotes with NO refutations/reasons really irritate me, so I suspect trolls...

Anyone else experiencing the same?

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Everybody has to earn a living.

Everybody has to earn a living. When you have no education, no training, no skills, a double digit IQ and don't want to work for a living the government will hire you to be a troll. I have been here 3 weeks short of 7 years and I have seen and tangled with many trolls. They are low life scum that have nothing positive to contribute in this world and life time and we would be better off if the government would not pay them with our hard earned tax money. Some method of filtering them out would be nice, but until that happens the first amendment still belongs to everyone, including them.



Since I'm an anarchist.

when i first came here

i took the up votes/down votes seriously, but over time i found that they are mostly without rhyme or reason, and so i don't engage anymore. i ignore them, but recently i've noticed that lots of down votes in a number of cases points to some truth that folks just don't want to face. why down vote or up vote when you can comment? it's too much like the thumbs down in the colosseum, which i read recently that a thumbs down actually meant the opposite.

Yes, some people prefer an Echo Chamber

Where everybody agrees with what they say - I find a lot of truthers are like this. They worship at the Church of Alex Jones, and don't want to think about anything is any different way. If you disagree with their myoptic views, and science illiteracy, they and all of their sock puppets will vote you down on general principles.

Many of the Bible thumpers do the same thing. their fundamental basis for making decisions about life is so contrary to others, that they can't really cope with another strongly held different opinion, so they figure you must be Satan, and downvote you accordingly - they are really just downvoting Satan, because whats the point of arguing with him ?

Based on the tone of most...

of the comments on this post, I think the term trolls should be changed to snotzis, a.k.a. snotty Nazis.

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

Response from trolls.com

This is the response I got from http://www.trolls.com/

Dear Sir,

Our staff works very earnestly to incite flame wars, downvote comments, arise anger in internet communities, and generally promote irrational activities in blogs, websites, and other internet resources. Our internet disruption consultants (aka. trolls) go through an intensive training process on how to make the most irrational and irritating comments. We are proud to be a "context" based troll service. Every internet entity will get the comments and downvotes that maximize division and increase anger according to their own idiosincracy and culture. In other words, we are not a one size fits all agency.

Best Regards

Mitt Ramen Noodle for president 2016

We can do it.

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

I love you guys.

...down voting, ...up voting...is this a video game? I just realized last week you can do this. I'm gonna post something, please vote on it...


Do TROLLS just visit and selectively downvote all day?

I can only speak for myself and not all other trolls on this site. "just visit" yes I do admit to that. "selectively downvote", yes, but only on posts that fulfill no purpose in furthering liberty, such as this one. "all day", no, I have many other things to do than to downvote stupid posts as this is.

Since I don't follow that sort of thing,

I don't know.

Hilarious how the comments on this post are down voted into oblivion!!

slackers gotta long ways to go for most down voted thread

Q. What was the single most down-voted thing in Daily Paul history ;)

I think it was a post about voting for Romney

last year. Something close to -900 votes I think. Or was it the other way around?

Golden cookie

... for an enterprising researcher to get a nice juicy screenshot of that one ( poor Mittens has a bunch of pie on his face already ) ( on the other hand Mittens threatened to drop a "PR aBomb" to attempt to destroy the Paul name so by all means : get screenshot !!! )

Viewing tip for this hilarious thread : click "collapse all" then click "expand all" ...

Because their's gold in them thar comments !

downvote for atlas shrugging.

downvote for atlas shrugging.



Airstrike the Motha Flocking Kazar Illuminati Banskter Pukes

The childish response to...

this post is quite revealing. It provides a long list of those who are not serious about using DP to advance libertarian principles. Because in fact, the up/down vote is just another version of the thought police trying to use peer pressure to force conformity.

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

I rarely downvote

but I down-voted a post of yours the other day because you Galations 6:7'd your post out of nowhere and I see that too often in the context of spiritual abuse, where the intent is to say, "agree with me or you're mocking God."

I've encountered the kinds of personalities that do that enough to expect they are not interested in feedback, but will instead assign whatever negative intent fits their paradigm best to a disagreement. If this post represents you being more open to feedback than I originally concluded, I apologize for not providing the feedback sooner.

Defend Liberty!

this post is clean.


(except for bieber..chalk it up to apathy.)

Justin Bieber


This could be it

... could this become the new most-downvoted thing in DP history ?


are we ESPN now taking

are we ESPN now taking statistics on every trivial thing? DOWN VOTE !!!


Down votes? What are those?

I'm sure I have no idea what you are talking about!

Oh, goody!

First a divisive post about religion and now a whinny post about being down voted. Nice job! Keep up the good work whinning about us and keeping us divided with diversions that have nothing to do with the cause for Freedom.

Gee, I'm so (NOT) worried about my rating going down and not being loved by the community.

Please down vote this comment. Thank you.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

And the survey says....

Yes, there are downvoting trolls. I think its the AJ crowd doing it honestly. Sometimes I think it's Cyberwarriors for Obama or some group like that.

See me Trollin?

This site has been over run with non RP individuals.
Who knows why this is the case.... Could be Feds, sad mittens, or big government children.
Yes it is happening to everyone. BTW congrats on your -26 votes lol!!

Down vote me huh?!!!

I will have you know I was the first to down vote myself!! Deal with it! Lol!

Selectively Down-voting?

I downvote with reckless abandon.
Posts that wish to garner pity upvotes get minused.
Posts that come across as smarmy, knowitalls... same.
Posts that attempt to do nothing but foment division - slap.

wry grin~

no comment other than to say.. keep on keepin' on..

Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists


how many down votes does it take to collapse a comment?

Well, I think it depends. Check out the first few comments. :)

Well, I think it depends. Check out the first few comments. :)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir