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I think i've sussed what's with some of the pointless thread starts / trolls / spam

jelli89 Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
I know this is the Misc forum for members to post their random musings (such as this) genuine problems, requests and such like. But i think i might have stumbled on why there seems to be an increasing presence of trolls and 'hollow' threads. My personal conspiricy theory is that if little children think they will get a sticker / pat on the head / or noteriety, they will play to the crowd. With HUKD offering 'celebrity' status badges, i think that some of the 'activity' on the site is down purely to infantile members wanting to acheive their red celebrity badge. Come on HUKD - is there no way you would consider cutting back on some of the totally pointless 'badges'? It would tidy up the site and might reduce the trolls - just a thought...
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Trolls have been here much longer than the badges
suspended 1 Like #2
Maybe I'm just old but.....

http://hippiekiller.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/troll.jpg

This was what I've always thought of as a troll... oO
#3
didn't even know there were any
don't really care either I for one have no use for one, can't see what difference it would make
banned#4
But badges are so cool!............ X)
banned 2 Likes #5
Only time I notice the badges is when someone doesn't have any at all.
#6
guv
But badges are so cool!............ X)

That actually made me lol - I work with an Army captain who says the same thing! ( + you come from Orpington!)
suspended 1 Like #7
Maybe we should get a uniform too...

http://webzoom.freewebs.com/southlakescouter/uniformcolony.jpg

:D
#8
dcx_badass
Do people honestly care about the badges?


^This^
banned#9
nikkib123
dcx_badass
Do people honestly care about the badges?
^This^

Can I have your hammer one then please?:D
#10
MissBehave
Maybe I'm just old but.....http://hippiekiller.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/troll.jpgThis was what I've always thought of as a troll... oO

Aww I used to love my Trolls!!
about 75% of threads on Misc are pointless, but Misc would be very quiet without half the pointless threads!
#11
guv
nikkib123
dcx_badass
Do people honestly care about the badges?
^This^


Can I have your hammer one then please?:D


Swap you for your hotspot one :D
1 Like #12
dcx_badass
nikkib123
dcx_badass
Do people honestly care about the badges?
^This^

It's alright saying 'this', but you didn't like my post, we have to get as many likes and badges as possible!!!1111


Me liked you now!
#13
beth3735
about 75% of threads on Misc are pointless, but Misc would be very quiet without half the pointless threads!

Yup - i agree. I love having a browse through Misc, maybe i'm just nosey, but it's a bit like virtual people watching. But having drifted back to the board after about 18 months away, i have noticed a sharp rise in spiteful posts - hey ho, a reflection of life(_;)
#14
master_chief
Only time I notice the badges is when someone doesn't have any at all.


Same here
#15
master_chief
Only time I notice the badges is when someone doesn't have any at all.

yes same here :)
#16
is this a pointless thread complaining about pointless threads?,damn im sounding like a troll now :)
1 Like #17
I don't think it's got anything to do with the badges. It's just that some people are morons.
banned#18
I LIKE the LIKE button.

I don't really LIKE it because it is for the sad barstools to have a pop at other member's.

Mainly the desperate housewives who have nothing better to do than be on-line talking carp.

I LIKE this, hey saddos do you LIKE it too X)
#19
Why not have a Troll Badge then & the Mod replaces the troll badge with one of the Users/Trolls other Badges he/she has.
Say a Troll button that if pressed by say minimum of 10 Members in any one Thread, then it's a automatic Troll badge for 1 week & loss off one of the other badges the member has for 1 week.
banned#20
Some member's are friend's/gossiper's away from this site on MSN etc...

Thank god my life is not that dull that I need to make friend's on the internet.
banned#21
WheresMeNuts
Why not have a Troll Badge then & the Mod replaces the troll badge with one of the Users/Trolls other Badges he/she has.Say a Troll button that if pressed by say minimum of 10 Members in any one Thread, then it's a automatic Troll badge for 1 week & loss off one of the other badges the member has for 1 week.

This badge would be highly sought after.



nikkib123
[Swap you for your hotspot one :D

Nope..... I'll offer the nuke falling on Iran one and Facebook one (I don't use Facebook - I stole this one really!)
#22
Would be good if you could do "swapsies" like top trumps :)

I trump you :p
#23
guv
[quote=WheresMeNuts] Why not have a Troll Badge then & the Mod replaces the troll badge with one of the Users/Trolls other Badges he/she has.Say a Troll button that if pressed by say minimum of 10 Members in any one Thread, then it's a automatic Troll badge for 1 week & loss off one of the other badges the member has for 1 week.

This badge would be highly sought after.


Well could always do the "Get 3 Troll badges in any 3 Months you receive a 1 week ban".
banned#24
nikkib123
Would be good if you could do "swapsies" like top trumps :)I trump you :p

I like trumping!


WheresMeNuts
Well could always do the "Get 3 Troll badges in any 3 Months you receive a 1 week ban".

What do you get if you fill the card with 20 troll badges?
#25
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Asm1iAEmZA4/S7BCSfLVUII/AAAAAAAAAwQ/JcfypOGePm8/s1600/Badger.jpg
banned 1 Like #26
I've been trolling long before the silly badges appeared.
#27
guv
nikkib123
Would be good if you could do "swapsies" like top trumps :)I trump you :p
I like trumping!
WheresMeNuts
Well could always do the "Get 3 Troll badges in any 3 Months you receive a 1 week ban".
What do you get if you fill the card with 20 troll badges?

Free 6'' Sub of the Day
banned#28
SgtSlay3r
guv
nikkib123
Would be good if you could do "swapsies" like top trumps :)I trump you :p
I like trumping!
WheresMeNuts
Well could always do the "Get 3 Troll badges in any 3 Months you receive a 1 week ban".
What do you get if you fill the card with 20 troll badges?
Free 6'' Sub of the Day

I like 12" 8)
banned#29
DLM
SgtSlay3r
guv
nikkib123
Would be good if you could do "swapsies" like top trumps :)I trump you :p
I like trumping!
WheresMeNuts
Well could always do the "Get 3 Troll badges in any 3 Months you receive a 1 week ban".
What do you get if you fill the card with 20 troll badges?
Free 6'' Sub of the Day


I like 12" 8)


You're still not gonna have kids however big it is.
#30
I hate badges, and badgers.



I saw a badger wearing a badge the other day, i squashed it with my barge.
#31
sufchenko
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Asm1iAEmZA4/S7BCSfLVUII/AAAAAAAAAwQ/JcfypOGePm8/s1600/Badger.jpg


lol, i remember that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPvRVK9YbZM
#32
DLM
SgtSlay3r
guv
nikkib123
Would be good if you could do "swapsies" like top trumps :)I trump you :p
I like trumping!
WheresMeNuts
Well could always do the "Get 3 Troll badges in any 3 Months you receive a 1 week ban".
What do you get if you fill the card with 20 troll badges?
Free 6'' Sub of the Day


I like 12" 8)
Yer I hear you do :-)

You can't get 20 Troll badges, You can only get a Max of 3 in any 3 months & you are banned for 1 week.That way Mods don't need to ban them as it's up to the members if they think they are a Troll & it's them who decide.
banned#33
dcx_badass
Do people honestly care about the badges?

you'd be surprised

e.g. http://www.hotukdeals.com/feedback/how-to-get-showboat-badge-what-need/842132

I blame the no lower age limit on HUKD :D
banned#34
vibeone
DLM
SgtSlay3r
guv
nikkib123
Would be good if you could do "swapsies" like top trumps :)I trump you :p
I like trumping!
WheresMeNuts
Well could always do the "Get 3 Troll badges in any 3 Months you receive a 1 week ban".
What do you get if you fill the card with 20 troll badges?
Free 6'' Sub of the Day
I like 12" 8)
You're still not gonna have kids however big it is.

Ha ha ha :{
#35
You do know on ebay you can buy "Get pregnant pills" & that way you don't need to pop down to Subway for you're 12"
banned#36
WheresMeNuts
You do know on ebay you can buy "Get pregnant pills" & that way you don't need to pop down to Subway for you're 12"

Thankfully I don't have fertility problems :)
banned 1 Like #37
DLM
WheresMeNuts
You do know on ebay you can buy "Get pregnant pills" & that way you don't need to pop down to Subway for you're 12"


Thankfully I don't have fertility problems :)


Apart from your face......
banned 2 Likes #38
DLM
Some member's are friend's/gossiper's away from this site on MSN etc...

Thank god my life is not that dull that I need to make friend's on the internet.


You just need to spend Christmas day on it....
suspended#39
dcx_badass
Do people honestly care about the badges?

I've seen you post this a couple of times and although I agree with you, it may carry more sustenance if you didn't have your showboat badge.

I may well be wrong and it may just be me that see's it this way but to me, that's just a badge that fills up badge spaces.
[helper] 1 Like #40
dcx_badass
Do people honestly care about the badges?
Noobs do - and they also seemed to think rep meant something as well......

jelli89
But having drifted back to the board after about 18 months away, i have noticed a sharp rise in spiteful posts - hey ho, a reflection of life
I know what you mean - the "I need advice" threads mostly turn out to be car crashes........some are deserved but many are not...

vibeone
I've been trolling long before the silly badges appeared.
Not back in the day when you still had the outrun avi - you kept a much lower profile......

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