What do we think? Is this an alt account or whatever? Is he/she adding nothing to the site. Do you want them gone? Discuss.
Angry Consumer(29 posts)
Yep, obviously PS3Fanboy, and it's the same shit over and over again clogging up threads.
People always say 'don't feed the troll', but new users don't know that and it never happens in reality.
People... always... reply...
So yeah, nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.
Im just lurking at the moment, trying to not get bogged down with all this. It's been interesting as things can look quite the mess when your not contributing.
Some threads are almost un-readable because of ass hats. When your activly contributing, you tend to blur out certain comments.
Just shoot them.
I've not been taking too much notice of comments recently as, even as a fan of the franchise, the density of GTA in the media is more than I can cope with. (Not a criticism of the site).
So I've not really encountered this guy. But I think it's great that the site is reaching out and inviting feedback on this type of activity. That alone is great to see and a good sign for the community.
@JM yeah it's something I want to encourage a little bit more moving forward. I'll wait to see how this thread develops today before making a decision.
He does seem like a bit of a narrow-minded assclown but he's slightly more palatable than others of his ilk.
I just want to know why he's so angry. Maybe he has a tiny peen?
I don't really see a point to topics like these. It's just naming and shaming, although I know it's well intentioned.
If AngryConsumer doesn't gel with what the staff want their site to be, then you should use your divine powers, but aside from that I think we're perfectly capable of embarrassing or ignoring people in the comment sections without encouragement.
I'm all for discussing how to improve the site, but all the gossip about users, and dual accounts, and meta shit that has nothing to do with games is the worst thing about the site in my opinion.
Less schoolyard drama would really be an improvement.
It's very obviously PS3Fanboy. He should be gone.
He's even doing the same schtick he did before with terms like "Wiiutanic" and "Gaykai." He hasn't changed. He doesn't add anything. Delete delete delete.
"Cause of death was probably because of the low WIIU sales… RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi."
Classic trolling 101.
1. First sentence is the bait.
2. Second sentence is the get out of jail free card.
"I said 'rest in peace' your honour..."
Now, if the conversation even opened up more than this, you could chalk it done to being provacative. Thing is, it never does...
Xbone & Microshaft
WiiUtanic etc... etc...
Purely nothing worth reading.
He even went so far to pretend he have a Wii U during MS's DRM 'crisis' to add extra 'weight' to his attacks on the X1... Again, the get out of jail card, used in a different way.
Now he 'sold' his Wii U, it's back to WiiUtanic etc... etc...
It's just tripe.
DSB speaks righteous. If a regular member made this thread I would have facepalmed. Before you accuse people for having a dual account/dupe account you should have proof. For the other complaints three foul strike would be good. Warnings beforehand. Asking regular members whats up is not the best way imo.
@Djoenz Bud, I'm asking you guys if you think they're a dupe account. I don't have PS3 Fanboys IP address to make the comparison.
Sincerely - as I'm trying to work around this problem at large - how should this sort of thing be communicated in future? What do you think is the best way?
I agree with DSB. I think this is well intentioned, but I think the staff should just be proactive and put their foot down more. This place would stop be flooded with this stuff if it stopped being tolerated to the level it is. It needs to be stopped sooner
And if they make another account? And another? And another? The forum is end up getting clogged with a lot of these posts...
Even if wasn't a dupe account, his entire posting history is nothing but platform trolling. That's enough reason for deletion.
Now that you're Deputy Editor, you should be allowed access to this functionality on the site.
For instance, Da Man has been given a strange sort of banning - his account isn't allowed to post on the site, but he still post on the forums. I've been given to go ahead to delete anything verbally abusive that he posts, but why has his account simply not been deleted? I can't seem to get a straight answer from anyone.
In fact, the word Da Man has been put into the spam filter, so that even using your name makes it impossible to post. Ludicrously, so has to the word "backup", a word that could be used in regular convesation.
No idea on the Da Man front. It wasn't me who engaged the ban.
So wait a minute, does the word 'backup' trigger some sort of spam alert?
Cheers for the above, I hope DSB and Djoenz realise that I'm trying to canvas opinion here. I don't think it's naming and shaming as the guy makes himself out to be a prize fud in front of everyone he can. We're all well aware of who he is I think.
I don't think I have seen him abusive so I am not sure banning him, though it might be well intentioned, is the answer.
I am more concerned with how easy the word troll gets used around here these days. I admit I have made some sarcastic teasing comments towards Xbox one, but I don't think that is trolling, thats just me having a bit of fun at MS's expense. I would think we would have thicker skins than that.
There were some in the past that were abusive, homophobic, sexist, etc and those were justified, but unless those factors above are the case, it doesnt sit well with me to ban anyone for lesser offenses, even if you find the person annoying.
If you're on here every single day posting crap in every MS article, that is reason to ban someone.
Same if someone does the same to Sony for example.
Also yes, the word ''backup'' is impossible to post in any comment section on an article, the post simply does not show up after posting. Blacklisted i guess.
If you have to ask, then that doesn't really tell/inspire us you know how handle the situation.
Um do whatever you have to do Dave if banned people making alt accounts is worthy of a ban then do it. Stick to the rules.
By my thoughts on the situation doesn't bother me ATM (Because GTA V) but what i think is Angryconsumer has more than one account.
Your choice Dave.
Oh, I'm sure he will be quite the hydra once the Angryconsumer account is banned. Unfortunately, sometimes, a game of whack-a-troll is necessary for the health of a site.
Yeah, don't worry Dave, we all know your intentions are good. Just throwing out own perspective on the whole thing.
If we had a debate on every single troublesome user, you'd never get any work done. =P
That's cool Dave, I just figured since you were singling him out that this was meant to be a showtrial or something.
I just think it's tricky to start banning people simply because they go against the grain. I'm sure most of us attract our fair share of eyerolling from eachother on a daily basis.
I mean, how do you distinguish a well intentioned long, pedantic, petty argument from an ill intentioned long, pedantic, petty argument.
It seems like a judgement call, but the staff seem totally sensible to me (Except for Steph, Steph is a crazy nigga) so I think you guys are up for the task.
Why not let the guy stay but for each and every post he makes triggers a scrutiny alarm to someone who checks on the post and the post get zapped if it is indeed an incoming post that has too little to do and/or free load of negative intention?
I believe meany of you are right when it is mentioned that banning does very little as long as the another account is created behind.
Personally, I think we should ban Dave. Total cunt.
WHO'S WITH ME?!?
That is stupid you want ban a guy without or another opinions? C'mon Dave are you so stupid or arrogant? Ye?
3 Kids finishing Dave i think its Lengendaryboss, Hcw87, monkeygourmet
Dave really ban that 3 kids cuz they have psychotic illness.
Last but not least isn't it bullying?
He's a troll alright - most of the users on this site are. But he's homosexual too. Now be careful, people might think you're homophobic if you ban him.
War Steiner is angryconsumer/ps3fanboy, IP trace that shit.
No i'm not any person here. Don't be extra stupid. i think u need a doc for real dude...
Edit: Btw Angry writes the truth almost but u can not handle the truth then you'r running to Dave like headless chicken... C'mon dudes what is wrong with you? I don't cry about other opinions... -__- puh -__- really dudes what's wrong...
War Steiner, do you have life outside of vg247 at all? It's disgusting kid. Get some friends because it will get more and more difficult to meet new people as you grow up.
"I'm asking you guys if you think they're a dupe account. I don't have PS3 Fanboys IP address to make the comparison."
It is. But some of these guys are masking their IPs. Makes it tough.
Ask your self if it matters? Duel account or not, I don't think it matters. Just ban it. And I agree with the idea that Whack A Mole is going to be played for a long time when it comes to certain posters. They do this type of thing for fun.
There are a small handful of posters(not bots) doing most of the damage. From spam attacks, to linking and ofc the duel accounts and personal attacks on other members. I can tell you that I know of at least two "good guy" posters that are also running alt "bad guy" profiles. Sad but true.
The way to deal with it is, again imo, to simply deal with the "bad" posting. Swiftly, silently and without to do. Just do it. If you find out that poster X is also poster Y and Poster Y is a disruptive POS...just get rid of poster Y. Rinse and repeat as needed.
It is in and of itself a time consuming task. That is why I suggested to get a couple of mods. Otherwise you are going to feel like you are chasing your tail and not making progress because the problems keep coming back and it will continue to consume a lot of your time. Time that you could use for actual content.
Unfortuantly grown adults on the internet often need babysitters.
Just ban that assholes IP, Nobody will care that he is gone.
He can go join another gaming news site to post his worthless comments on.
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