Troll status and false information
by, 30th December 2012 at 11:38 AM (278 Views)
A two part rant.
Trolls. we all hate them. we don't need them. but what exactly is a troll? the term has been misused by a plethora of people on a myriad of different websites all over the damn place.
Hell, even people who break the rules in a minor way is slapped with a troll label. that's not fair at all damn it!
People who disagree with a majority end up either being labeled as trolls or accused of "trollish" behavior.
Look, not everyone who breaks rules on the internet is a god damn troll! I may have broken a few rules on bulbapedia, and i'm sorry for that, but does that mean i'm a troll? no! it just means that i've made a mistake. you shouldn't have to hug your ass to the rule books in order to avoid acusations and falsely given troll status, i mean come on!
Speaking of bulbapedia and other such encyclopedia sites, sometimes people put information on the site that they believe with reason to be true. now if it turns out to be false, it's not the editor's fault, it's the source's fault. for example, Henrietta Million. Now if it turns out that all the info i put on bulbapedia and 14 other sites is false, then it's not my fault that it's false, is it? Sure, i believed it to be true, and i believe that mr. million proved himself to me, but if it's all false, it's not my fault, it's his fault for giving me the info and making it seem legit.
yes i added the info and i'm to blame for ading the info, but not for it being false,( just as a wikipedia editor doesn't deny ading the info but he's just not willing to take the blame for it being false, simply because it isn't his fault that the info is false if it is.) What am i supposed to do, gain psychic powers and read his mind? oh i wish i could, i wish i could read the minds of many people. but i'm not a troll for ading that info whether it be true or false, and if it is false, it's not my fault, and i refuse to take the fall for it. i added it but i didn't create it.
It's the same on Wikipedia, it's the same on any other informative website. If the info is false, then it's not the editor's fault it's the source or origins' fault for putting false info into the hands of an editor and disguising it as legitimit info.
Youtube it's the same. People are labeled as trolls for giving wrong info. sinse when is it so bad to have messed up? People make mistakes, and ones that they regret. that doesn't mean that they can't do good, does it? (looking at you kogoro, shout out! hello!) that said, people, be careful who you label as a troll, because some people take offence to it. and don't blame editors for info that may in the near or far future turn out to be false, and if it is false, then politely explain (be wordy) how it's false. I'm not saying the info i added to bulbapedia is false and i'm not saying that the info that anyone added to any site is false, i'm just saying if it is, blame the source, not the messenger. (don't shoot the messenger)
now i'm going to go and try to beet story mode on mario party 3 again. it's giving annie and i a hard time. see you, and annie says hi.