Ode to a troll

United States
April 18, 2008 12:10am CST
Many of us have written posts recently about the trolls of mylot. We are all dissapointed with our lowered ratings and the new color of our stars, but don't be mad. Take it all with a grain of salt. After all do you have less friends, less support, less earnings? So what if you have less of a rating? Does it really mean anything in the bigger picture? I don't think so! Personally, if you are my friend, I don't give a sh@t what your star rating is. In fact, I don't really even take notice. All I'm really looking at is whether you've written something I want to respond to or not. So with that in mind, I have written a little poem in honor of the trolls. And I just want to thank them for giving me the opportunity to post it. They creep with stealth in the night They rate us negatively and then take flight The rub their little hands together with glee Then sit in their corners and giggle loudly hee, hee, hee! They cackle with delight Everytime we sadly write That our stars have taken a dive And on our words these trolls thrive So don't give them the satisfaction if you don't mind Just laugh loudly and you will find That the trolls will crawl back into their cave And wish that a positive rating was what they gave. GO TROLLS!!! LOL
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21 responses
@haisky (64)
• China
18 Apr 08
Thank you for writing such full of emotion and rationality words! you are right, so what if we have less of a rating? I didn't pay much attention to one's rating star,maybe it's because i'm a new comer and havn't had a star,but i think, even i get a star after 100 posts,i still won't take notice to it! The first thing i do after i open mylot.com is visting my friends' profile and take a look if they had posted something ,if they had,i will give a response. Nice to see you !I have add you my friend!
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• United States
18 Apr 08
Thanks. At first I was hurt by it, but then I got to thinking about the bigger picture and decided I really think its kind of funny. I'm not really losing a thing, instead I'm getting a good laugh. Tomorrow I'm sure I'll be down to a 7, but thats ok with me.
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@tjades (3594)
• Jamaica
18 Apr 08
You get my ten out of ten for that poem, hands down Kb..
• United States
18 Apr 08
Thank you. I have my moments. LOL.
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
18 Apr 08
wow nicely written. kudos to you. you're really good. i too don't think low ratings and stars do much for us. if people friend us here, i feel that it's because they're interested in what we have to say or like what we have written. so for all those who have had negatives happen to you, don't feel down. our friend here is correct and she has given us a great poem that we can ponder over. cheer up people. have a great day.
• United States
18 Apr 08
Thank you. I hope it does make us all feel better and spend more time posting good discussions and less time worrying about our ratings which our friends care little about.
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@subha12 (18462)
• India
18 Apr 08
i think you ahve gopt very positive approach to take about this down moments at mylot. i was feeling very bad initially. but after that i have seen that whatever may be, I can still respond to friends. i also do not see the star above them. i think my friends do the same
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• United States
18 Apr 08
Thats right. Who cares what your star rating is? If you have something to say that I want to respond to, I'll respond no matter what color your star is.
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@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
18 Apr 08
Great job Katherine, now go and copy right it beofe someone snatches it from you. That is a pretty good poem, it was fun to read. So all I know is nothing, I know nothing...hehehe....
• United States
18 Apr 08
It would probably be one of the trolls that snatched the darn thing. I don't think I can go back now and copyright it. I can't add to my discussion. Should have thought about that at the first. Darn.
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@Hatley (158039)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Apr 08
Oh give me back my red and I will be happyYou green eyed trolls so full of jealousyYou know you made me feel so very crappy So now it is your turn as I am scrappy. I will not leave so you must grieveOr cry your little eyes out in your sleeve You have picked on the wrong gal I do believe
• United States
18 Apr 08
I love you Hatley. What a great response. Very well done.
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@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
18 Apr 08
Nil Carborundum Illegitimi..
• United States
18 Apr 08
LOL. Don't worry none of the "B's" will get me down, not now, not ever.
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
22 Apr 08
Good entry here, I smile reading it. I too will not be affected by these trolls and will continue answering friends' discussions like you and the others, for that's the real purpose of being here in mylot; to be with friends and discussing great things at length. Take care, my friend.
• United States
23 Apr 08
I'm glad I was able to make you smile. Thanks for remaining my friend.
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
23 Apr 08
You are very much welcome..
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@2btrueinu (705)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
I love what you write. They deserve that. Nothing to be afraid of you do nothing wrong. All you said was right. They are like a child happy to bully their playmate. They are not matured to do a thing with sense so they do that to show of they are like a person that are looking for attention. And they did it but in the wrong move. I pity them coz they are not fair they fight you in the back. If they know your are not affected by what they do they will learn their lesson soon. Stand up and continue posting. Don't mind them they are nothing!!!!
• United States
20 Apr 08
I'm not bothered in the least. My star has gone down again. Now its a silver 7, but I don't care, in a few days it will probably be a 6 and that doesn't matter to me.
• United States
22 Apr 08
Thanks. You are a real sweetheart. I wish we could too, but it is to no avail.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
20 Apr 08
cute little poem, I am thinking though that we are having a glitch here an not just a few trolls. It seems to be happening way too much.
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• United States
20 Apr 08
My points keep going down, but not as quickly as they were at first. I almost look forward to seeing how much they have decreased every morning.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
22 Apr 08
It has to stop eventually this is crazy.
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@MichaelJay (1100)
22 Apr 08
This is a good post and a great poem. It must have taken some work and thought and I think that is one of the things most appreciated here at MyLot. There are any number of insignificant posts and people tryinmg to play the shystem for points but posts like this are what the site is all about.
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• United States
23 Apr 08
I appreciate your words of support and I'm especially glad that you liked my poem.
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
22 Apr 08
ROFLMFAO!!!! KB!! that is BRILLIANTLY FABULOUS!!! lol I love it it....and you are so right too...who gives a flying *beep*! cause in the big pic it really doesnt mean diddly squat...
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• United States
23 Apr 08
Well thank you so much. I really don't give a flying "go forth in short jerking movements". LOL.
@gloamglozer (1285)
• Australia
22 Apr 08
lol. thats a pretty good troll poem. i dont think ive ever come across a troll on here yet though :(
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• United States
23 Apr 08
I hope you don't have reason to come across a troll either.
@mbs730 (2155)
• Canada
20 Apr 08
Love this post! But I have to say, I agree, its not worth getting upset over! After all like you said, you know who your friends are and your earnings are still there! These trolls have nothing better to do with their time. If they don't get a reaction out of anyone, they will give up.
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• United States
20 Apr 08
If I give them any more of my time, it will be to laugh even harder than I already am.
@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
19 Apr 08
Unfortunately,trolls come along with the online forum Territory...I LIKE some healthy debate on a subject,hearing the pros and cons..but Trolls seem to get their kicks by pulling the rug out from under a subject and harassing individuals.I use www.imdb.com for Movie info and occasionally contribute over there,but some Trolls have made some discussions unbearable! Even Banning them doesn't always work,as they'll come back under a new ID..
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• United States
19 Apr 08
Yes, its like any other community, there is always that one that churns things up. Guess in some ways it wouldn't be as interesting without them.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
18 Apr 08
That is cute. My rating went down one point but I could care less what my score is in here truthfully. I have went back and forth from being one number to another. As long as I am still in here and I am able to respond to discussions and start them. I am satisfied.
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• United States
19 Apr 08
I agree with you wholeheartedly. As long as my earning don't take a plummet or my friends stop responding to my discussions the rest doesn't really matter.
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Apr 08
lol love it!
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• United States
19 Apr 08
Thank you. I do my best. Its all in good fun.
@KKKBsmom (1094)
• United States
18 Apr 08
You are too funny... I love your troll poem!!! I know people keep saying things are missing.. I don't think any of us will understand why... who knows... maybe someday mylot will disappear all together and the trolls will have eaten every one of our posts!
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• United States
19 Apr 08
Or at the very least they will charge us to cross the bridge to mylot.
18 Apr 08
Nice little ditty hun. That made me smile this morning, keep up the good work
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• United States
19 Apr 08
Thank you. Glad I managed to make you smile.
@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Apr 08
Ha that was very good, I did not know that trolls is what people who do things like that are called. I am never bothered about the star, I have only taken a bit more notice of it with all the massive drops that people have suffered, great poem though!!!
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• United States
19 Apr 08
I just felt like adding some humor to the situation. Everyone seems to be so shook up about the drop their ratings have taken, but I'm not letting it get to me. No point in worrying about the little things.