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Originally posted by FissionSurplus
Trolls are like a foul smell at a dinner party: Disgusting, uninvited, and everybody is much happier when it's gone.
Trolls are the boll weevils of the internet cotton patch.
Nice poetry rant!
Originally posted by AwnAegisean
That was pretty cool...
I have a joke... sort of...
1: Why did the troll cross the road... ?
1: No, its not a punchline, 'why' did he do it?
2: a troll crossed the road?
1: you have not heard? its on the news...
2: when, i didnt see it... what news?
1:the special news...
2: o.k. then
1:yeah.. it comes on fox at 4:20 a.m. right after nascar...
2: anyway... what is a troll?
1: your a troll...
1:you heard me...
1: why not....
1. The tendency to deny, rather than doubt.
2. Double standards in the application of criticism.
3. The making of judgments without full inquiry.
4. Tendency to discredit, rather than investigate.
5. Use of ridicule or ad hominem attacks in lieu of arguments.
6. Pejorative labeling of proponents as 'promoters', 'pseudoscientists' or practitioners of 'pathological science.
7. Presenting insufficient evidence or proof.
8. Assuming criticism requires no burden of proof.
9. Making unsubstantiated counter-claims.
10. Counter-claims based on plausibility rather than empirical evidence.
11. Suggesting that unconvincing evidence is grounds for dismissing it.
12. Use of vague, exaggerated or untestable claims.
13. Asserting that claims which have not been proven false must be true, and vice versa (Argument from ignorance).
14. They speak down to their audience using 'arguments from authority'.
15. They put forward their assumptions as if they were universal truths.
16. No references to reputable journal material.
17. If the pseudo-skeptic has a monetary interest (such as maintaining a funding stream or a salary) his criticisms often become vituperative.