Trolls come and go, yet their comments reflect a central theme as such the trolls comment's should be condensable to a few short sentences; the architype.
There are three themes: 1) I'm better than you as demonstrated by my uncanny preternatural ability to sit on my hindquarters and make money with no effort, the tack taken by Mr. Right and others, 2) Look at me I'm in debt up to my ass but it doesn't matter because housing only goes up, 3) Supply Vs. Demand, and the HARM re-mix 4) The ever-popular “Jealous Bitter Renters” theme.
We should be able to manufacture the ultimate troll comment.
Have at it.
Comments rebutting the established troll diatribe are welcome also.
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FollowBefriend2 threads2,944 comments Different Sean's website
hey, i can't even do smiley faces... not that i want to... }: (
This link is to BUSINESS WEEK online magazine.
You can post your comments abot their housing articles and they will print them. POST YOUR OPINION
how do you do it? do you need wordpress?
No, just colon and parentheses (sp?)...no space btw. the 2. Try it.
You can see preforclosures in your area on
:) hmmm... does that give you the yellow ones?
e.g. what's all this stuff about:
img src='http://patrick.net/wp/wp-images/smilies/icon_sad.gif' alt=':(' class='wp-smiley'
Yes, but I've found they only work at the end of a sentence. Some times they don't work. I'll try :)
well, i'll be hornswoggled... praise the lord and pass the ammunition...
where's the list of shortcuts? ;)
ah, you need some text first :P
See it only works at the end of a sentance and I dont know why;)
How'd you get the red mouth?
it's meant to be a tongue, by doing : P
there's a whole bunch, probably - secret codes... i've downloaded wordpress, might look for a list...
YAY ;) I'm off for the night! The whole family is snoring!!
FollowBefriend23 threads2,038 comments surfer-x's website
Sorry Ya'll oddly enough it's 12am in $anta Barbara and my 1/2 mexi ass demanded juice of the agave.
Differente Sean, no offense holmes, just kidding.
let me know if you need a wave-piercing catamaran, surfer... i'll do a special price...
and i'll send linda a spotted quoll for showing me the faces...
just release it in the garden...
Cool marsupial! Now Goodnight all! :) ;) :P
Peter P. Ahi Sushi in Santa Barbara, oh my, so good you don't know if you should eat it or rub it on yourself. I did both.
My spin on the obesity epidemic. Soy. Soy has been added to a huge number of foods. Cheap hamburger (read fast food) is cut with soybean. Soy naturally contains molecules called isoflavones which mimic estrogen compounds in the body. Fast food beef is a double whammy. You get hormones given to the animal to make it grow fast and fat, and you get estrogen-like compounds from the soy. Ever seen so many men with mini breasts? Isoflavones and estrogen receptors are a nasty combo.
interesting about the soy. something on telly said alcohol has a feminising effect in the same way 8O
The Grand Unification Theory of Trolls:
Troll = Dumbass Squared
Joe Schmoe said:
> BTW, has anyone seen the E55 AMG wagon?
Home in the Tahoe Keys... $1.5mm
Loaded 469 hp MBZ E55 Wagon... $98, 590
Having your 8 year old son (in the optional $998 rear facing seat) watch you smoke a Ferrari every time he tries to pass you on the Hwy 50 passing lanes... Priceless
FollowBefriend (5)44 threads4,602 comments Los Altos, CAPremium
And we finally have a bona fide Troll on the Troll-Thread.
Congratulations "HITMAN". And continue to root for that yield inversion. If it sticks around long enough, you'll get your recessionary armageddon.
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Can we create a thread to track local Bay Area RE market ? Some of us are looking to buy in next 1-4 years. It will be good to keep ourselves informed.
I use the RealityTimes.com site to see what RE agents are saying. But I would prefer anecdotes and real hard information about particular neighborhoods. We can use it to report what we see, and make it kind of sticky thread.
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it is a bit north of SF. Thanks for the links, I will look into it.
To BA or Not to BA
I use this to track local housing...
Of course I look at LA stats mostly.
Sorry SQT, it might be SFWoman that's the research scientist into virus DNA. I'm doing some research for a friend. It's difficult to get info, thought you might know something about it. It's a miracle you even spotted the post.
That's the problem with the 'massive thread' approach, lack of member profiles, etc of the Wordpress blog when you actually want to contact someone, hence why I recommended to patrick that he upgrade to a full-fledged managed forum site with proper member profiles, searchable threads, messaging, etc as a better way of managing content. Then you could all join and have a 'member's profile' area with internal and optional external messaging, the glossary could have its own area, you could create other special interest areas, etc etc.
I actually prefer this format where there is ONE primary topic (mostly), and everyone piles on with their opinion. Kinda like a big party around a campfire.
I dunno, you would still get that effect when a new thread is started, but then you can see all the old ones as well.
I just think blogging software such as wordpress is inadequate for doing the sort of things this site requires, as above; e.g. creating the glossary, member profiles, messaging, easy rich text and a more powerful editor, editing posts to make corrections, member registration, even IP blocking, etc. it's like using a hammer where you need a drill. or some similar metaphor...
I would hope the astonishingly well-paid hi-tech contributors here might know of good, free forum software that works on php. phpbb is one possibility, for instance:
I've seen one that lets you display either threaded replies or a full page view, so you have the option; if i could remember where i'd seen it, i'd research that one some more - but powerful forum software is just ubiquitous on sites these days...
WorldPress is pretty limited. I'm not a fan of any of the PHP stuff or other codebases for blogging software. Unless there is a really big need to customize the site and integrate it into something else like an e-comm system, then it's much more cost effective and bang per value to just use Blogger or Typepad, both of which are plenty customizable for 98% of users.
I don't have input into the technology decisions regarding Patrick's site. The best I can do is link to my blog like others do (athena comes to mind) where we perhaps do organize some threads for longer-lived data and observations.
hmm, you're right, i guess you could index the glossary and the 'who is patrick.net?' threads in the right margin with the others. no criticism of the site maintainer/s, he, she or it are pretty busy i understand ;)
phpbb or similar on the face of it seems to offer some useful features, such as private member messaging.
when i mentioned a chatroom and an enhanced forum to patrick, he said that he'd never really thought of it, but it would be a good project... in some ways, i think the site has outgrown wordpress, but i guess there's loads of simple-format blogs out there with a hard core of regs - hard to know when to switch. i would think memberships and private messaging would be very useful for a variety of reasons. and the trolls might diminish with IP tracking... (i'm just a quasi-troll)
both athena's and randy's sites are extremely good, btw - mine is still a bit 'token', but i intended to do a full website from the outset, with a very ambitious charter - this is only a filler really...
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