Attention All Trolls!

@cortjo73 (6500)
United States
April 23, 2008 12:59pm CST
Can you resist the urge to attack me? Let's see! I think you might already have so, I can't imagine that I will be hurting myself any more now than I already was by accidentally attracting you with my effervescent 10 Star, 100/100 reputation scent. See, it had to be you because I am now at a 99/100 reputation and, I did nothing but be someone else's friend. So...here I am! I have tried to stay hidden. I really don't like to make waves but, since you feel the need to resort to high school tomfoolery...have at it! The thing is, soon, due to the whole theory of 6 degrees of separation, no one will be immune from the trolls (you) as you seem to be targeting friends of friends of friends, so, it won't even matter eventually! We will all be at 1's and then 1 will be the new 10 and we will be sad if our star starts to go up! LOL! So, do what you will! I will take my 1 and I will probably slap myself on the back so hard that I break my own arm from pride of having become so popular that I caught your attention! I have never been a popular girl! You make me feel welcome!
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22 responses
@minnie_98214 (10558)
• United States
23 Apr 08
That is funny. Well im not gonna attack you lol. I think it is funny how upset people are becoming over all this. I mean who cares its a silly star right? So now we want ones dang im not doing so good I guess.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 Apr 08
LOL! You better start working to get that one! And, I am not helping you as I just gave you a "+"! LOL!
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• United States
23 Apr 08
Well this means war than im gonna attack you with plusses now lol.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 Apr 08
LOL! Be my guest! I'll get you back! LOL!
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Well a few get sent to one... but others just get sent down. And things can be much worst Cort. I'm on my fourth upward trend in terms of stars. Yes... I've been sent to the low star area three times. The star can say whatever it wants... I just want a nice blue ribbon and in numbers the amount of BRs I have exactly... its so many not even I have an accurate count of it. And for some low stars they do feel popular with the low star. I didn't feel as popular since I was newer when it happened. But... there are plenty of people telling me its the exact opposite. They are the prime reason I stay.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I like your star! I know your work and know that you are a 10 star but, if you have gotten beaten down to a lower star, you are cool in my book! To be honest, I don't pay much attention to the stars. I liked mine at 10 but, if I get lowered because kids are having fun at my expense, I will take it as a compliment that I did something to get their attention! LOL!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
23 Apr 08
"1 will be the new 10 and we will be sad if our star starts to go up" PRICELESS! A little reverse psychology working here. Good for you and yes, you do me proud! LOL So take THAT you ineffectual trolls! No matter what you do, you won't defeat us, because unlike you nasty little beasties, WE know how to beat you at your own game! HA!
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 Apr 08
LOL! I am glad I did you proud! I refuse to let a troll think that it is hurting me! Ignore them or laugh at them, maybe they will leave in shame and embarrassment! LOL! Or, maybe it will work in the opposite way and make them more angry! Either way...I will stand proudly next to my ever lowering star, all the way down to 1 and then I will be even more proud standing there next to my other 1's!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
23 Apr 08
Well 1's and 0's are the language of the matrix, everything else in between is just confusion! LOL So we'll be getting the last laugh in the end! You betcha! LOL
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 Apr 08
More puter learnin' huh? Defrag! LOL! My hubby would be so proud that I actually sort of know what you are talking about. He is the computer guy in my house. It is basically his job to know computers! LOL! Love me some 1's and 0's! Defragging now! LOL! Ahhhh, I feel much better after my defragging! LOL!
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• Canada
23 Apr 08
This might sound like a really dumb question, but what in the heck are all of you people talking about? I keep seeing posts about people being attacked and I have no idea what you mean. How can other people affect your stars? I am relatively new at this, so please don't think I'm a dolt! Please explain...
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• Canada
24 Apr 08
Wow, I almost wish that I didn't ask. Now I have something new to obsess over. Mines 95/100. What the heck? LOL! Thanks for the info!
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
LOL! Don't worry yourself about it! Given our new way of looking at the star, you are ahead of me! So, reach for the lowest star you can get! Viva Uno! LOL!
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• United States
23 Apr 08
You go girl! I gave you a "+", by the way. I don't know who's doing this. I know my star dropped after having an argument with someone and that's to be expected. Some people have dropped while others haven't.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 Apr 08
LOL! Thank you! I gave you a "+" too! I don't know who is doing it either but, I think the best way to combat it is to make fun of it and show them that it doesn't hurt us as much as we think. If we show we are upset about it, they win. Make fun of it and...who knows! Either they will get a laugh and realize it is meaningless and stop of, they will keep doing it to get more laughs! LOL!
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• United States
23 Apr 08
Another + you cant stop me war has been waged hehehe.
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• United States
23 Apr 08
I'm going to give everyone who's nice and follows the guidelines a "+". But, I won't give anyone a "-"
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@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
23 Apr 08
well said cortjo... i never really care so much about my star anyway... i just treat the star as it is... if it is going up or down, i don't really care... anyway, you may be right... 1 should be our new star and may be the trolls will stop to disturb us...
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Thank you lingli! And, I don't entirely care about my star! It is a nice little bonus as you know how appreciated you are but, if people are going to make the star that much more of a big deal than it deserves to be by screwing up our stars, than let's make more light out of the stars and have fun with our losses! It can't hurt to downplay the importance of it, right?
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• United States
25 Apr 08
I'm on a plus rating spree now that I know what it's all about!
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@gemini_rose (16257)
23 Apr 08
They found your little hiding place then did they, well you are lucky, you only lost one point, I had 100/100 and overnight went down to 70!!! But yes I could well see 1 being the new 10, not that I am bothered either way, it is all of no matter. A reputation is determined by a lot more than a star in my book.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 Apr 08
LOL! I agree gemini_rose! And, it is possible that I legitimately got 1 rep point taken away because I said something someone didn't agree with but, I doubt it. I think it takes a bit more negatives than one or two to even lower your rep 1 point so, I think they got a wiff of my tail and my drop is just the beginning! So, fine! Here I am. You found me behind my laptop and my work computer! Come and get me! You want to lower my friends' stars, lower mine too and I will stand proudly next to them with out low stars and low reps. It isn't a star or a number that makes who I am. It is my kindness, heart, compassion, humor, personality and my very humanity that makes me who I am and gives me the unflappable reputation in the minds of my friends here on myLot and in my Earthly world of friends and family. You are a 1 in my book gemini and I can't wait to meet you there. Save me a seat ok! LOL!
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@mommyboo (13197)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Hehe.. I don't even rate a discussion negative if I disagree with it, just because I don't agree doesn't make it a negative discussion. I do however rate individual responses negative once in awhile, such as if they include trollish comments, name calling, someone 'praying for my soul'.. stuff like that. More or less just inappropriate verbage for a public site. =P
@subha12 (18450)
• India
24 Apr 08
i think its really brave idea from your side. may be we will most reach 1 and then mylot have to declare that as new 10.but i think by this time mylot should have taken care of it. we have reported this, lets see what happens.
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@zed_k4 (17623)
• Singapore
24 Apr 08
I definitely can't wait, subha...
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I hope it gets fixed soon! I lost another rep point overnight so, we'll have to see! I am down from 100 to 98. Fine by me! Give me that 1 star trolls! LOL!
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• United States
23 Apr 08
This is a good and funny look at this situation. But do you think that your rating may have dropped because someone missed the plus button? I have done this a couple times, and you can't take it back once you've done it. I wouldn't blame the trolls for taking your one point, but then again, it could just be the beginning....
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I wondered that but, can one "-" drop you one point? I thought it would take much more for that to happen. But, I don't know. Either way, there have been some noticeable drops in my friends' stars despite the fact that I give all of them and everyone else a "+" as I am sure others do too. So, I have to wonder if I was found. If not, I probably made a target out of myself! But, I don't care! I hate to see my friends having fun getting lower and lower stars without me! LOL!
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• United States
23 Apr 08
Don't know really. I have heard that it takes way less negative ratings to drop your star than positive ratings to raise it. But this was just MyLot scuttlebutt so it may not be true.
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@zed_k4 (17623)
• Singapore
24 Apr 08
Nice said!! Bravo!! You have done a really good post here and I read it twice just to humor myself further on the scams of the trolls. Or rather, the "silence of the trolls", .
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
LOL! Thank you zed_k! I know you were one of my friends that got hit too! So, this discussion was started on your behalf along with all of my friends who have been hit by the trolls! Keep it up little jerks! We don't care! LOL! And, I think it is funny that you called it the "silence of the trolls" since they really are silent! They have the guts to sneak around and try to hurt our stars but, they can't say anything to us? Turds! LOL! I am glad you enjoyed my discussion so much that you read through it twice! That is very cool!
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@zed_k4 (17623)
• Singapore
24 Apr 08
I like the word turds so much, LOL. Thanks to you for starting this discussion on our behalf. Let's see what happens next, my friend....take care and post more cool discussions...
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
LOL! Nothing quite fits the trolls like the word "turds" does it? LOL! I am glad you like it! And, you are welcome for starting this on your behalf and the behalf of all my affected friends! Viva Uno Zed_K! LOL!
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@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
24 Apr 08
That is funny, I wrote a discussion like this once, so you are being stalked too by the mylot police. So Sorry, but doesn't it feel good to be so popular. I of course as you can tell am not going to attack you. I went through this myself about a year ago, my health went to the crapper around this time, so I wasn't able to get on here a whole lot, so when I finally got better, it seemed the nit pickers forgot about me. They attacked me because I am Pagan. Why have they attacked you? Did you not believe like they do? Keep you head up, because if they are rating you - and keep doing it, the mylot system won't reconize it anymore. I have even seen people get banned from this site for abusing the rating system. So keep up what you are doing, and forget about the small people that are doing this, you will be the one still here in 5 years they won't be. Happy mylotting. Blessed Be.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I think I am being stalked. My reputation stayed steady at 100/100 for quite some time. The only time it ever went down was once when I got into an argument with someone. I vowed never to do it again and didn't so, I am pretty sure that I didn't do or say anything anywhere that would tick someone off. So, my rep has gone down 1 point each over the past 2 days and, that tells me that I either ticked someone off...which I find really hard to believe, or a troll sniffed me out! LOL! Oh well! While I wouldn't mind keeping my rep at 100/100, if I have a troll on my tail, fine! So be it! I'll take it to a 1 star and have fun with it! White is the new Blue baby! LOL! And, that is stupid for someone to give you a negative for your beliefs. Who says we all have to think the same, act the same and be carbon copies of one another as far as our beliefs? I have no problem with you being Pagan! Be nice to me and I will be nice to you! That is the way to live! Screw with my star and I will only laugh at you, poke fun at you, and help everyone else poke fun at you while changing the way other people think about their stars so it doesn't sting so much when their star takes a dive! LOL! Thank you for you post! And, happy myLotting to you as well!
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@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Sometimes this site reminds me of highschool. Petty and childish. LOL
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I hear ya! LOL! I have been out of high school way to long to put up with that crud! I just want to have fun with my friends here and goof around, share thoughts and opinions, help with some advice when asked and just kick around in here without kids messing things up! What is the point? Sheesh! LOL!
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@starr4all (2865)
24 Apr 08
Well, that sucks! +'s from me now! I'll make sure to give you so many of them that they will be coming out your ears! Us BB fans gots to stick together! On a side note, how can you tell what numbers you are (100/100 stuff)? I know I have a 9 but how do we get the breakdown of it?
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@starr4all (2865)
24 Apr 08
Duh! Never mind. I figured out how. I can't believe I've been on mylot for so long and didn't know about that. Oh well. I'm like 93 or 94/100. I don't remember arguing with anyone, oh well.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
LOL! Sorry I didn't see this until now or I would have helped you figure it out! But, I am glad you figured it out. Someone had to explain it to me too! Anyway, I will always, and have always, given you "+"'s. And, I appreciate them from you. Doesn't it drive you crazy that you haven't done anything to tick anyone off but your star says something different? Freaking trolls! Trust me, every time you and I talk, I give you "+"'s so, I think you should be much higher! But, with the new thought process around here, your 9 rocks because it is closer to 1! Go girl! LOL!
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• Philippines
24 Apr 08
Way to go cortjo! I enjoyed reading your discussion! I agree with you. It really feels nice to be taken notice of. Hahaha! I am pretty sure that they are very happy watching all of us rant about our stars and ratings. Good for them. Better for us though as we could have more topics to start about them. Thus, we could start more discussions and people here at myLot who have fallen victims to their activities would have more discussions to respond to. And this time, it wouldn't even matter if our ratings go down. Besides, they could have our stars but will never stop us from being active here. Take care cortjo!
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Thank you dolce! I like how you have also turned it into a positive having them around by saying that they have given us more to discuss! LOL! Right on! Stand proud with whatever star you end up with dolce! And discuss away friend! LOL!
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@mommyboo (13197)
• United States
18 Jun 08
You just gave me an idea! I believe active people should receive higher ratings anyway, so say someone is trying to troll you and purposely reduce your star. If you are an active contributing member, then their efforts in the negative would be combatted and balanced out and hardly affect you at all.
@surfette (674)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Well you know that you will always get a plus from me, my friend! Yesterday I had something really weird happen. I started to write a response to a post and I was a bright and shiny 9 red star. When i finished proofing my reply, and hit the post response button, I suddenly became an 8 gold star. Now I don't know what happened in that moment or two, but I dropped like a rock. Later in the day, I signed on and I became a 9 red star again. I think ghosts are marking the posts! LOL Anyway, I truly believe that there is a little glitch or gremlin out there fooling around with the stars. Don't worry at all, because I don't think anyone is marking you with a negative. Have a great day and keep smiling!
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Thank you surfette! Same here! I will always give you "+"'s! And, that is really weird that your star fluctuated like that in one day. They only update them once a day. I think at the same time the update your earnings. So weird. My rep hasn't gone down anymore so, maybe all of our friends have been helpful in counteracting the troll or the glitch. Whatever it is! LOL! And, I am caring less and less about my star rating because, I realize that it is really the responses from others that matter! I thrive on my friends talking to me here and I also thrive on talking to them so, whatever happens with my star, I know what people think about me here! All of you move my day along in a very positive way! You make me laugh, think and sometimes cry! But, you always help my day in one way or another! You all even make me a better person. I care more about all of you here than any old star rating! Thank you for your kind words! And, you have a wonderful day, happy posting and keep smiling also!
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• United States
24 Apr 08
"1 will be the new 10!" YIPPEE! LOL... Seriously, I even lost my star for awhile until I bragged about how proud I was to have lost it. Then it mysteriously came back. Something definitely is not right with the star system. But there is nothing to be done about it.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
redyellowblackdog...I aspire to be you! I can't wait to meet you in the 1 Star Club! Viva Uno! BTW...your lab is pretty! I have a huge, happy, pretty black lab named Frizbee! Aren't they the best dogs? Viva Uno rybd! Congrats on your 1 Star!
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@rhane7315 (5656)
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
go girl that's the spirit i guess their life wouldn't be completed unless they can rate all members' star down everyday
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
LOL! Thank you! And, it is pretty pathetic that lowering people's stars is what gets the trolls off! Weirdos! LOL!
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• United States
24 Apr 08
The trolls just make me laugh. You'd think they'd have better things to do with their time. I mean, what's the point of being on a site where you earn money and NOT doing things that actually earn you money? :)
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
LOL! Good question? I mean, I am not here for the money. It is just a potential bonus. But, if you aren't here for the money, and you aren't here for the friends, why bother? What thrill does it give you, or how big of a thrill can it possibly give you, to torture others on the site who are just here having a little bit of fun the nice way? Whatever! More power to them if they want to waste their lives at the meaningless expense of others! lOL!
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24 Apr 08
LOL this is funny hun. With the ratings going up and down like yoyo here I have come to the conclusion that it just isn't worth the hassle anymore.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I agree recycledgoth! I have decided to take my lowering star, down another point since yesterday, and laugh it off. It isn't as important to me as what all of you think about me. That is what matters to me. If you all hated me, I might be upset but, my lowering star, nope! I don't care anymore! LOL!
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@Cyrics (85)
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
Lolz. Let's form an alliance then. I just gave everyone a + to counteract those trolls.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
LOL! Consider the alliance formed! I have given a "+" to everyone since I started this discussion, not to mention all the "+"'s I have given from the beginning. Thank you!
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@Hatley (164214)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Apr 08
good on you cortjo more power to you the trolls done trolled me fromn ten to six then stuck a very nasty slam on a tag to oneof my last discussions calling me an old hag, wellI may be old but I am not a hag nor do I go around calling nasty names to mylotters.so the trolls are out for my blood and I did not know I was that popular. lol I am not running from you trolls so give it up its just too too childish for so called adults.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Thank you Hatley! That sucks that they took you from a ten to a six! Well, it used to suck but, now I am envious of you since 1 is the new 10 and you are so much closer to it then me! LOL! And, what the heck! How are they getting away with calling people names in the tags. That sucks! You are not a hag! Someone as popular as you are can't possibly be a hag! LOL! Thank you again for your response!
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