Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

Trolling in Daddy's House

http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?joel.3.523187.23

Why do people fall for these kinds of threads?

They start like "I was frogmarched out of the company by security after completing my last line of code"

Or "Help, the indian outsource team is at the gate baying for my blood" and so on...

The thread invariable gets a lot of attention as people offer their sage advice. Are we programmers just a naieve lot?

Feel free to troll all you like...
Permalink Bluebeard 
July 23rd, 2007 4:38pm
invariably... naive....i not spel so gud tonite
Permalink Bluebeard 
July 23rd, 2007 4:42pm
Joel on software, have to love it.

This guy went from a troll to:

"but I don't think this guy is so much a troll as an autistic savant."
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 23rd, 2007 4:44pm
You can tell a troll by some little things.  If was offered 3 million why cant he share any information about the site.  At 3 million, that should be a pretty mainstream site.

I bet what happened, he saw similar sites that were worth 3 million and so he just naturall assumed that his app was worth 3 million.  I bet his site is worth $0-$1
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 23rd, 2007 4:46pm
As if all of you weren't just as gullible when I first got to JoS.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 23rd, 2007 5:46pm
I'm still that gullible, but I still appreciate your lessons, muppet.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 23rd, 2007 8:01pm
I don't see why he's necessarily a troll, though he may be testing the water rather than saying exaactly what happened.

But it's pretty ridiculous to ask for legal advice whilst refusing to give enough information about the situation to identify you. The first thing my lawyer does in Lanka is sit you down and ask you to say exactly what happened in your own words whilst his wife transcribes it.
Permalink Send private email Stephen Jones 
July 24th, 2007 9:55am

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