If there is one thing I love, it’s all the stupid words that internet users make up for silly people and silly occurrences. Seriously, I do love them because they are quite entertaining.
There is this web forum that I visit pretty frequently. It’s hosted by one of the developers who created some of the web software that I use. It’s fairly informative and insightful, but from time to time, there are posts made by people whos only intention is to get a rise out of some other members. I never really liked these posts because they seemed childish and really made the poster look like an idiot. The “back and forth” was like two fools teasing each other on the playground.
Typically, when these members start their shenanigans, the moderator steps in to shut things down. He also has to do a little yelling at these guys. It’s so stupid. The people writing these posts are like forty years old…an age that you would expect more from.
A few weeks ago, someone wrote a post that ticked someone else off. The moderator stepped in a called the person who wrote it a “troll” and that he was “trolling.” I got a little chuckle out of this and looked at Wikipedia to see what in the world trolling was. You can click the link above to see for yourself.
A few days ago, another damn fool wrote something stupid that was obviously intended to provoke a response from another member. This time, when the moderator shut the thread down, he said that the member had used “flamebait” to start an argument. I thought that one was really funny. Where the heck do these guys get these words from?
I thought the words were funny, but what was even more funny is that the moderator was throwing them out there so casually. I love it. I never even heard of these things. I guess it’s sort of like the whole “LOL” thing.
Here’s another one – “Birthers.” This one ticks me off. Apparently, this is what we now call people who don’t believe Barack Obama was born in the USA. I mean, couldn’t you make up a better name for these guys. Birthers? That sounds totally freakin’ dumb. I can’t even think of a better name. Maybe someone should ask the guy who made up flamebait. At least we could get something funny out of it.