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  • I've never seen such a pathetic excuse for trolling in my life. Hell, that thread made me actually embrace "Boombox cheetos" and that certain appreciation thread a while back...

    ImSnowWhite posted: »

    Just ban the Hate on azlyn threads guy Boombox cheetos and the other trolls are cooler and show up once in a month this dude just keeps making accounts to hate on that girl

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    Computer explodes

    ^ A better solution ^

    You know what websites need? They need a type of security system that when a user is banned, it infects their computer with a k

  • Everyone prefers Boombox cheetos, He's actually a troll you enjoy making fun of because he is a funny bastard but these other " I HATE AZLYN HEHEHH" and " 28 ways to kill Clementine " just suck.

    I've never seen such a pathetic excuse for trolling in my life. Hell, that thread made me actually embrace "Boombox cheetos" and that certain appreciation thread a while back...

  • ^ This.

    I have an easier solution. STOP FUCKING TALKING TO THEM. They're not even trolls, they're just flaming and EVERY time they get 2

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    Your Walking Dead game is modified to replay the end of Episode 5 on a permanent loop instead of allowing you to play your Episodes.

    Viva-La-Lee posted: »

    Create Account Computer explodes ^ A better solution ^

  • I always wondered, is the guy who keeps posting that video "28 ways to kill Clementine" the actual guy who recorded it? I remember back when ep 1 was released someone posted another video like that claiming he made it. Either way, I agree that some trolls can be funny sometimes. Where is a good troll when you need him?

    SaltLick305 posted: »

    Everyone prefers Boombox cheetos, He's actually a troll you enjoy making fun of because he is a funny bastard but these other " I HATE AZLYN HEHEHH" and " 28 ways to kill Clementine " just suck.

  • You have a torturous mind...

    cringe

    Create Account Your Walking Dead game is modified to replay the end of Episode 5 on a permanent loop instead of allowing you to play your Episodes.

  • Agreed, I wouldn't give a troll the time of day. They crave attention, so you're giving them exactly what they want when you reply to them and their threads, even if it's a snide comeback or an attempt to make fun of them. Just ignore the thread and move on.

    I have an easier solution. STOP FUCKING TALKING TO THEM. They're not even trolls, they're just flaming and EVERY time they get 2

  • Blind SniperBlind Sniper Moderator
    edited March 2014

    Just ignore them, they'll get bored.

    Wise advice. I endorse this.

    I have an easier solution. STOP FUCKING TALKING TO THEM. They're not even trolls, they're just flaming and EVERY time they get 2

  • In think the guy who made the video "Mulejuice" I think, Just started making alt accounts to bother people but who knows maybe some other Troll knew it was gonna be annoying and just started posting it Im not sure honestly.

    I always wondered, is the guy who keeps posting that video "28 ways to kill Clementine" the actual guy who recorded it? I remember

  • Blind SniperBlind Sniper Moderator
    edited March 2014

    It's someone else I think (at least for several of the accounts).

    SaltLick305 posted: »

    In think the guy who made the video "Mulejuice" I think, Just started making alt accounts to bother people but who knows maybe some other Troll knew it was gonna be annoying and just started posting it Im not sure honestly.

  • edited March 2014

    "Trolls are like any machine, you dont speak to them when they reply to you, you dont reply to them, and they leave you alone."
    -Wise Walter 2014

    Just ignore them, they'll get bored. Wise advice. I endorse this.

  • Did anyone notice the fact these posts are getting dislikes?

    I believe fixes are in the works for the technical problems of the site [cough PMs]. I am unaware of any changes coming in terms of features such as downvoting.

  • Yeepp! (Doctor who :33<)

    The Doctor is at work again. [O-O]

  • @BlueEagleMan quotes:

    "Trolls are like any machine, you dont speak to them when they reply to you, you dont reply to them, and they leave you alone." -Wise Walter 2014

    Exactly, remember @Zyphon? He was one of the few brutal victims of the troll/s stalking him. He'd get at least 4 downvotes on every post he makes regardless of what it was. It was a tragedy... and I felt real sorry for the guy...but you know what he did? He just brushed it off and eventually, the troll/s got bored and left him alone for good.

  • In 2014 ip bans are useless, a 12 year old would have no problem using a proxy.

  • Blind SniperBlind Sniper Moderator
    edited March 2014

    @Maximus123458 wrote:
    I know, i sound like a bitch lately, with all my complaints about this community, but here's another thing i wanted to throw out.

    The dislikes are dumb. I wish they wouldn't be there at all. I'm sure we all think the same, because of all the dislike trolls and other people who disagree with other's opinions so they dislike, dislikes do nothing but bring you down really, to put it in a punny sense.

    And that's what i'm not liking in this situation. The fact you people care about those. It was alright at first, but now a lot of threads i'm visiting have a lot of posts dedicated to making smuggy remarks about downvoters, just..dude...that's not what the topic is about!

    There's a basic forum rule, and that is, if you go to a thread where for an example, people talk about theories if Kenny's alive or not, you're gonna expect to see posts about that. Then there's a basic forum breaker, which is derailing, it means moving the thread towards a topic nothing related to what the OP was trying to insist.

    This situation is like a story i just made up for this thread. People are talking about their favorite ice cream flavors while playing some good ol' fashioned football outside. Suddenly, two teams of basketball players rushes into the field, shoves away the football players down the hills and starts playing their own game of basketball, while smack talking each other's rivals!

    To make the point straightforward, i'm saying is, it was okay to bring up the random downvoters a few times but now you talk about it everywhere as if the downvoters are gonna give a shit...wanna get a hint? They will, but not in the way you want them to. The fact you bring up downvoters does nothing but derail a thread and make the trolls laugh.

    Here's an example of a thread that really grinded my gears.

    http://www.telltalegames.com/community/discussion/63290/your-top-5-or-10-favorite-twd-or-other-threads/p1

    The OP presented here, we'll call him Johnnyson because i prefer that over Mark, Johnnyson shared his top 10 favorite threads, and as the title suggested, he wanted you to give your top 10 or 5 of your favorite threads too. Nobody done that. You know why? Because instead, they spent their time on insulting downvoters and commenting about how glorious upvoting was.

    Your dislikes and likes weigh as much importance as an ant. You may have been downvoted, but this is the internet and not real life. Being disapproved in real life is an entirely different case, because in real life you got to take things more seriously otherwise you're not gonna get far, maybe as a comedian if you're into that. But becoming a popular comedian is a tough job.

    On the internet, you shouldn't care. Except right now, you really do. You can say you don't care about trolls, you can say you don't care about your dislikes, but you do because you keep talking about those. If you didn't care, you just wouldn't mention it because it wasn't anything meaningful to you. In real life most people you meet are someone you remember fresh in your memory as you see their face, and if he was being a huge dick, you could kick his ass right here and there, it's a direct contact, and it's more impactful then on the internet. The reason is, in the internet, people are nothing more but text. You don't know who these people are, so why should you care if they got insults towards you? If someone who loved me and i loved her would say i'm a horrible person, i would be shocked, because i would know that person, and i would be attached to her.

    But it's just some asshole who's being an asshole for the sake of being an asshole. Nothing more, nothing less. The problem with trolls though, i seen, i think Ohyoupokedme, who thought acknowledging trolls was good because they deserved it. You mean, as in, they deserved to get insulted? Because that's a terrible idea, they insult you too. You think they're gonna be offended if you insult them? No, of course not, they'll just go for more insults, they won't stop, they won't cry, they won't give up just because you hit them with the sickest burn ever. Trolls don't work like that, between innocents and people who want to wreck havoc, so trolls, there's no win or loss, it'll just keep going an d the trolls will enjoy every piece of the attention you're giving them.

    What would happen if we ignored trolls? What would happen if we didn't respond, we acted like they were never there? Well, the troll would see no point since he's not angering anybody because no one cares about him. That's the definition of not caring by the way, what i just said, poking them with sticks is the exact opposite of not caring. If we all just stopped acknowledging trolls, the world would be a better place. But that's just not what's gonna happen, huh..?

    I think my brain said all it can. Click.

    You certainly aren't alone in wishing people would just stop responding to trolls. Any response they get just motivates them to come back, and I believe that largely contributes to some of the trolling accounts we get.

  • Most people have dynamic IPs, which take about 15 minutes to change if you're not a complete bonehead. While I don't doubt that trolls are comprised mostly of morons, IP bans wouldn't be able to stop them completely.

  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited March 2014

    We do currently have some methods other than IP banning at our disposal (which has likely permanently stopped at least some trolls and spammers). But like anything when it comes to stopping spam and trolls, unfortunately there is no such thing as a permanent solution because there is nothing out there that will stop every troll and spammer. We have been nipping them in the bud as soon as we see them, which has hopefully worked to keep some of them away for good.

    Yes_Man posted: »

    Most people have dynamic IPs, which take about 15 minutes to change if you're not a complete bonehead. While I don't doubt that trolls are comprised mostly of morons, IP bans wouldn't be able to stop them completely.

  • edited March 2014

    I think using captcha would help a little, at least with the spam. Or if captcha is too much trouble to institute on this site, a potential solution would be to just restrict the email domains accepted in registration to only sites that use captcha for sign-up. It won't eliminate the problem, but it would at least make it more of a hassle to create multiple accounts here. Because as it stands, making 20-30 alt accounts on this forum is absolutely trivial...not that I'm speaking from experience or anything. >.> <.<

    Jennifer posted: »

    We do currently have some methods other than IP banning at our disposal (which has likely permanently stopped at least some trolls

  • Please add functionality to list out discussions with individual members (PMs). It seems I can only send new PMs; I cannot figure out how to list PMs or even see that I've received one.

  • edited March 2014

    To mods: If gifs and memes are becoming so much of a problem, just start deleting them whenever you see them being overused and issuing 24-hour bans to the people involved.

    It's stated in the rules that members should use those sparingly so it would be well within your right to do so. It'd certainly be a hell of a lot more useful than moving the one thread that's supposed to contain all those gifs and memes to a section where it doesn't belong and where new members are highly unlikely to find it.

  • edited March 2014

    These forums can get pretty...how do i put this....dry between episode releases, eventually we just run out of stuff to talk about. If people want to use memes and goof around a little (A LITTLE) to lighten up a thread i say let em' might as well. Aslong as they're not deliberately doing it to derail a thread/be a douche'. Although i do agree the majority of meme's etc should stick to things like the "TWD fun and meme thread". But so far i personally haven't seen anybody around the forums "over using" meme's i mean, hell, what do you define as a "over use"/problematic meme'ing?

    DomeWing333 posted: »

    To mods: If gifs and memes are becoming so much of a problem, just start deleting them whenever you see them being overused and is

  • edited March 2014

    Exactly. I think most complains are actually coming from grumpy people who either don't understand memes or decided that they weren't funny and thus hate them. I have yet to see people actually overusing memes, aside from Tobi's comic thread, but that's okay, since he allowed everyone to do it in order to keep it bumped.

    These forums can get pretty...how do i put this....dry between episode releases, eventually we just run out of stuff to talk about

  • edited March 2014

    Topic of Gif and meme agree couple of times seen someone post really insightful comment with great depth being ignored then someone justs posts gif as an answer and gets lots of thumbs some users just answer everything with gifs and see same ones used over and over again. Plus if causing problems why not.

    On topic of dislikes if cause no effect on your profile why have them. It encourages bullying and if rules say respect peoples opinion why can thumb them down annoys me when see someone writes long post about a topic then trolls or fanboys thumb them down after all effort put in. Really goes against debate. Think users before even reading your comment see thumbs down they already passed judgement by biased system which could of just been a troll.

  • edited March 2014

    Well, of course people aren't deliberately trying to derail threads, but threads do get sidetracked by gifs and memes fairly often in here. I personally haven't encountered any instances that have been too bad, but it's apparently been enough of a problem that the mods felt something needed to be done about it. I'm just trying to suggest a more effective course of action.

    As for what counts as overusing memes, maybe something like this: http://www.telltalegames.com/community/discussion/63115/everyone-appreciation-thread/p8 ? I'd imagine that visiting a page like that would probably crash my mobile browser.

    These forums can get pretty...how do i put this....dry between episode releases, eventually we just run out of stuff to talk about

  • edited March 2014

    That was my thread used as an example and I agree with Maximus very immature on my part but was long story only in this one instance if anyone seen my other threads this never would of happened by me.

    When I read it first just like yeah dead right then gives a thread and is mine then I'm called johnnyson Sh** apologize not sure if compliment lol

    But using my name and my thread as an example is very immature on your part. Making users read that comment forming an opinion of me based on your biased opinion ignorant of story behind it just judging it on face value then mocking my name this form of bullying and I'm glad used my name instead of another users as I'm big boy. By singling my name out and my thread making me look central to the problem which has nothing to do with me that thread took me 2 minutes to make and battle with trolls was only time ever and will do that on forum pissing me off. 100% agree with your points

    But Edit remove my name and my thread please mods or Maximus

    @Maximus123458

    @Maximus123458 wrote: I know, i sound like a bitch lately, with all my complaints about this community, but here's another thin

  • I don't care about Likes and Dislikes much. I'll behave the same way no matter how many of each I have. But here's another possible suggestion if you really want to have them and think it makes a difference to a user's reputation.

    Whenever someone Dislikes a post/comment, it removes one Like from that user's profile. If you really want to make Dislikes matter, have it remove multiple Likes. Once a user is down to zero Likes, that user can no longer Dislike until he/she gains more Likes.

    Of course, posting negative feedback in real words is free.

  • Do we even have mods anymore? The Walking Dead section is out of control. Spoilers are in plain sight all over the place and are impossible to avoid. Flags on these and otherwise offending posts have gone completely ignored. My one thread has been hijacked, spammed with pictures, trolled, has had massive and unmarked spoilers put in, and now there's some sicko who is making really disturbing comments that are this close to making me snap.

  • Do we even have mods anymore? The Walking Dead section is out of control. Spoilers are in plain sight all over the place and are impossible to avoid. Flags on these and otherwise offending posts have gone completely ignored. My one thread has been hijacked, spammed with pictures, trolled, has had massive and unmarked spoilers put in, and now there's some sicko who is making really disturbing comments that are this close to making me snap.

    It's just that the mods here can't stay here 24 hours a day just to patrol around. I'm sorry that your thread has gone to hell, but sadly that's the internet, there's going to be a lot of those kinds of people especially with a growing foru-community like this.

    Although there's no harm in asking for more moderators.

    TheDuck posted: »

    Do we even have mods anymore? The Walking Dead section is out of control. Spoilers are in plain sight all over the place and are

  • Don't bother. He is just a crybaby asking for attention. Either that or he simply isn't ready for the internet yet. The funny part is him calling everyone a troll when he acts the most like one.

    Invictus posted: »

    Do we even have mods anymore? The Walking Dead section is out of control. Spoilers are in plain sight all over the place and are i

  • Ugh. This would be the guy who was making the "disturbing comments" in my thread. It was locked, so I guess he decided to come here. Trolls are people who post to instigate others, which is exactly what your post right now is doing, along with all your posts in my thread.

    Don't bother. He is just a crybaby asking for attention. Either that or he simply isn't ready for the internet yet. The funny part is him calling everyone a troll when he acts the most like one.

  • edited March 2014

    The only thing I am instigating you to do is growing a pair instead of acting like a wanna be sheriff.

    "Where are the mods? Are they even doing their job?" -> Implying mods (who do this job voluntarily without getting paid or receiving other forms of rewards for doing their job) have to be online 24/7 and answer your calls as soon as you cry for them.

    "These guys are all trolls and should be banned." -> Wanting to get rid of people you don't like because they don't agree with you by calling them trolls and expecting them to get banned because mods are your lab dogs, who have to do everything you say.

    "Wah, I got spoiled. I blame everyone but me!" -> Getting mad for getting spoiled even though it was your own fault for going online where spoilers are waiting around every corner. If you didn't want to get spoiled, then you should have avoided EVERYTHING TWD related. That is common sense.

    The biggest mystery to me is why your are even still here. If this place is spoiling you too much and everyone left and right is a troll to you, then why haven't you left already?

  • TheDuckTheDuck Banned
    edited March 2014

    Do you even realize what an entitled jerk you sound like? I'M to blame for people like you not following the rules? Not using the spoiler tags? Putting spoilers in topic titles? That's the stupidest thing I ever heard. Getting the game first does not give you the right to disregad the rules and make other people stay away from a forum they would otherwise enjoy. You can see spoilers even on the main page of the forum-I could get spoiled heading to the TWAU section. As I said in my topic, this forum is the only place to get real info, and I have topics I post in and people I enjoy talking to. I shouldn't have to leave because some entitled people don't want to follow the rules. And since the episodes are gotten by other systems before Vita, that would basically mean NEVER posting or looking at this forum again. No. I shouldn't have to do that.

    I'm not the only person on here who has noticed a lot of the mods rarely seem to be around anymore, nor am I the only one bothered by the fact that they haven't been cracking down on spoilers like they said they would.

    The only thing I am instigating you to do is growing a pair instead of acting like a wanna be sheriff. "Where are the mods? Are

  • Guys, please keep it civil.

    I'm sorry we've missed things on occasion and I personally am trying to work towards being better at catching them. We aren't "ignoring" flags, but things are complicated.

    TheDuck posted: »

    Do you even realize what an entitled jerk you sound like? I'M to blame for people like you not following the rules? Not using th

  • The biggest joke here is that you seem to think this is the place to look for when wanting some news. Telltale is a lazy company, which almost NEVER posts in their own forums. The only news you will ever see here is from people copy/pasting tweets from Telltale. Tweets you could easily follow yourself without the need to check in on this forum. Even IGN posts more news about Telltale's games than Telltale does, so I can really not see how you can get under the impression that you will get some here. Sorry to break it to you, but this forum is mainly for discussing what is already out while waiting for the new stuff to come out. It isn't and has never been (for as long as I have been around at least) a place to get updates about new stuff from Telltale. I know that is actually quite sad, but it's true. I REALLY do not recommend checking on here for news. You will have to believe everyone else when they tell you that there are better sources for getting information.

    TheDuck posted: »

    Do you even realize what an entitled jerk you sound like? I'M to blame for people like you not following the rules? Not using th

  • edited March 2014

    Follow the rules duck your thread about spoiler tags should of been in general chat never heard of you why all these random outbursts unhappy with forum and how mods are doing.

    Guilty no troll know him while and great user.

    Mods are doing a terrific job wow miss couple of things no one perfect but doing the best they can most only voluntary using own time to help forum they love for free so criticism of them is just silly.

    I'm Vita user and got spoiled for episode 2 but know that going happen people make mistakes and just want to discuss favorite moments sometimes forgetting about the tags.

    But understand your points in fact most are correct just try stick to the points without singling out a user or pushing the blame onto the mods for the users mistakes.

    TheDuck posted: »

    Do you even realize what an entitled jerk you sound like? I'M to blame for people like you not following the rules? Not using th

  • I agree it's probably best not to stick to the forums before playing an episode if you are sensitive to story spoilers.

    Of course, this is not an excuse for people to spoil big story elements of the game the first few days or so after release, but eventually it reaches a point where moderate spoilers are needed to have decent discussion of plot elements for previous/future elements.

  • Those spoilers do not need to be in topic titles or unmarked in threads. And there was even a spoiler section created where people could post spoilers freely, but people choose not to use it.

    I will call out people who intentionally spoil or harass others, because no one should be allowed to get away with that kind of behavior. Mods may be trying hard, but in the end, the spoiler situation is only getting worse. They're not cracking down like they said they would, so of course that is what's happening. I told them before anyone got Season 2 that they should have started with the Season 1 spoilers, because otherwise, there'd be no stopping people from posting Season 2 spoilers. And that's just what happened.

    I agree it's probably best not to stick to the forums before playing an episode if you are sensitive to story spoilers. Of cour

  • Ahem.

    We take complaints of spoilers and trolls extremely seriously, but if you simply complain about something like this without providing any solid evidence behind your claims, then we cannot understand the exact nature of the issue, which means that we cannot resolve it.

    Please show us examples of what you would define as spoilers or people trolling you. DO NOT simply say that it's "obvious", because we clearly DON'T find it obvious and statements like that are of absolutely no help to us. If you can't provide solid evidence to back up your claims, we can't do anything about it - worse, you end up sounding like you're just complaining for the sake of it (even if you aren't).

    We do want to take your claims seriously, but we need your help to do so. Point us in the right direction.

    TheDuck posted: »

    Those spoilers do not need to be in topic titles or unmarked in threads. And there was even a spoiler section created where peopl

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