Trolling, debunkers and other sock-puppets:

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Fukushi, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Fukushi -meta consciousness- Registered Senior Member

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    How many times has a forum, email list, bulletin board, chat room, or other "social network" had a "big loud fish" in it that acted the narcissist, the bully, the blatant misquoter, the requester of redundancy, the representer of reality, the anti-focus sustainer, etc. The discussion never takes place, and certainly nothing "social" ever takes place... merely banter, arguing, fragmented and frustrated contact?!

    Well, here's what happened to the software engineering field that I and my many colleagues got dumped from... aside from creating bill collection, marketing sales, voting tally manipulation, and surveillance software, that is:

    "Software will allow 10 personas per user, replete with background , history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturally and geographically consistent. Individual applications will enable an operator to exercise a number of different online persons from the same workstation and without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries. Personas must be able to appear to originate in nearly any part of the world and can interact through conventional online services and social media platforms. The service includes a user friendly application environment to maximize the user's situational awareness by displaying real-time local information."

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    Verifying resources:

    Persona Management Software [Solicitation Number RTB220610, US Air Force]
    https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportu...d660336be91552fe8c1a51bacb2&tab=core&_cview=1

    Electronic subversion software available from the Air Force;
    The fact that they're putting out tenders for this software suggests it's probably been possible to do this for ages.

    If this software is available to governments, it's available to political parties.

    US military persona management software: 1 operator controls multiple online personas
    http://www.politics.ie/media/152981...erator-controls-multiple-online-personas.html

    Exclusive: Military’s ‘persona’ software cost millions, used for ‘classified social media activities’
    by Stephen C. Webster (February 22, 2011)
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/...-used-for-classified-social-media-activities/

    USAF request for bids on "Persona Management Software"
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x457259

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    So... all those bullies, predators, deflectors, diverters, liars, disinformers, and people who ask you to explain something over and over so that you give up, get frustrated, etc. ... real or just REALly effective. Remember, the higher up the pyramid you go, the less people there are to control those below. Now, the numbers have been altered! The falsifiers may actually be fake... just like their "points", "facts", "evidence", and "substance".
     
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  3. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds like you have issues...
     
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  5. jmpet Valued Senior Member

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    I have found that if you keep your nose clean around this forum you'll do fine. Salient points get made and healthy debate ensues. If nothing else, this forum moderates itself 90% of the time.
     
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  7. Giambattista sssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss Valued Senior Member

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    I heard something about this. I've long suspected this, and have observed that on some forums or news sites that allow comments, certain subjects immediately get innundated with a chorus of cookie cutter condemnations and ridicule, often heavily centered on ad hominem, childish tactics.

    I don't see alot of that here, as jmpet pointed out, but I have no doubts that interested parties can and do take advantage of sock puppet mobs, aided by software or other means.
     
  8. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    What the prob. We have a saying in my old business . The only stupid question is the one not asked. I think this type of forum is wonderful the way it is . You never know when the lowest person on the totem pole will think a brilliant thought even by shear accident . Or from thinking from a new angel . I listen to the laborers. You might be surprised what they can come up with
     
  9. Fukushi -meta consciousness- Registered Senior Member

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    I see it:
     
  10. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    No you don't.
    Do you have anything other than a rant?
     
  11. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    That's mainly because most of the posters are moderators, if not here elsewhere around the internet.
     
  12. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    I'll take narcissist for $200 anyway, Alex.
     
  13. clusteringflux Version 1. OH! Valued Senior Member

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    Ah, but where would you take him, Mr. GeoffP?

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    If that is in fact your real name!
     
  14. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    To my mirror-world! Muah!

    Actually I guess that's not really narcissistic.
     
  15. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    This calls for

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    The Coon.
     

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