First off, it wasn't really necessary to bring up HubPages and its creator, as an allusion to my story. It was purely uncessary from the part of Will Apse, someone who is apparently quite fastidious about what should be posted on a forum thread, and what not.
Memes are memes. They are designed to be disturbing. An 'un-disturbing' meme is not a meme at all. As far as I know, HubPages allows memes to be posted. I had posted that meme because Imgflip's TOS is very similar to HubPages TOS. I have an account on Imgflip (DasEngel), and once I submit a new meme on that website, it takes quite a while before it gets checked and gets featured. They have quality.
As I have faced objections, I'll not post those 'violent' memes on here. Game over.
Once upon a time there were three little internet goat users that wanted to get to some valuable information that was situated beyond the forum. So the first little goat user went to cross the forum but as they did a lowly troll leaped from the forum and threatened to eat them. The user just ignored the troll and wandered on past without a care in the world.. Then so did the second and then the third... Eventually after a lot of meme-ing the troll vanished in a puff of hair pulling and name calling... and everyone lived happily ever after and forgot the troll had even existed after about 30 seconds...
There were at least three goats. They all took turns to post. It was easy if you logged in with different browsers but difficult to disguise the natural tics. Even with logins like Goat1, Goat2 and Goat3 - people started to spot them a mile off.
"Why would that conversation be happening?" smart people would think. They stopped feeding the goat(s).
A person has invested a lot of money on a website. But it's not running well. He is angry and frustrated. He used Alpha Peak to calm his anger. He fired a lot of good employees for no good reason.
He goes to the local library to search for some solution. While returning home, he feels very tired, and rests at a nearby park. From the verawood bench, a gets to see a spider. The spider was struggling to move up to a tree branch, but failing. The protagonist remembered a little story of a king, and how the king was re-inspired by watching a spider etc.
He decides to get closer to the spider, to observe the spider's monumental wisdom. The spider bites him instead, and he becomes Spider-Man.
He sells his website and becomes a freelance photographer.
Every time I drop hints about his previous banned account identities he accuses me of being paradigmsearch in disguise. You would think after being banned from HP several years ago he would move on, but I guess this is like his drug.
" As far as I know, both 'Paradigm Search' and 'Paradigmsearch' happen to be the alter-ego(s) of 'Calculus-geometry'. The real person behind these 3 profiles happen to possess at least one more such persona that I've personally interacted with.
My intuition is: he has more. And he can't take a joke from me now. :-D "
Perhaps we shouldn't be too hard on DE. I've learnt a lot from his activities.
I've certainly learnt a lot about American attitudes to gun violence. And violence against women.
In that regard, I'm more shocked by the moderators. The troll is only doing what trolls do.
Perhaps it is cultural thing. Violence in the US is well beyond anything anyone from Europe has to endure. (and violence makes people indifferent).
And, of course, anyone from the UK will have spotted DE as a troll as soon as he made his first post. Nothing he says rings true. Very few Americans are tuned into that kind of thing and prefer to take stuff at face value.
The plumes of blood thing was not an allusion to you, Nate. I know you did not post it.
Anyway, I am planning on seeing out that other thread and then disappearing. I will only post here when I absolutely have to for the sake of my account.
People might think I am kidding but I am genuinely nauseated by DE's image. I don't want to take part in a forum where someone can post that kind of stuff. To me it is just as bad as the worst kind of porn.
Ultimately, it is a cultural thing. I simply cannot respect a culture that can accept that kind of vileness.
I doubt if I'm the only person that has made this decision.
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