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9 People who are e-famous for trolling

Posted July 27th, 2009 at 1:31 pm by

Soon after Al Gore invented the internet, we were blessed with our first ever trolls.  Today trolls cover a wide region of areas, ranging from competitive gaming, to online forums.  The following nine examples were/are the cream of the crop, in their given field.

Video Compiler (Ventrilo) – His most notable win was over an angry mother who appeared to be the co-leader of an online guild.  VC will casually join a ventrilo and start using sound boards to make his victims go completely insane.  He has been banned from servers more times than you can count, but always finds a way to come back. Check out the rest of his work here.

RBX (Yahoo Answers) – Most Yahoo trolls use the submit option to get a rise out of their peers.  RBX on the other hand will actually “try” to answer questions.  Check out the rest of his answer archive here.

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Dancing Bear (Stickam) – Ryan Perera took it upon himself to raid stickam and ustream for one month straight.  The result was priceless.  Read more about Ryan here. via Mashable

Jason Fortuny (Craigslist)In September of 2006, Jason decided to copy another Craigslist poster, purportedly a real woman seeking a dominant male partner. He received 178 responses. Was this enough to satisfy his trollness? No, Jason then decided to post ALL the responses, including pics and contact info, on a website called Encyclopedia Dramatica. He described it as “the Craigslist Experiment”, and encouraged others to further identify the respondents. Continue reading about his 75,000 lawsuit here. via fileunderi

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Joke-Explainer (Reddit.com) – Joke-Explainer could be one of the most loved trolls that is currently still active.  Joke-Explainer doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to the most obvious jokes and puns on Reddit either.  You can view all of his explanations here.

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David Thorne (Email) – David Thorne is the man responsible for trying to pay his overdue account with a picture of a spider that he drew in MSPaint.  Read the full thread here.

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Adrian Chen (Craigslisting) – Adrian Chen created a tumblr site dedicated to craigslist replies. The level of detail he uses is completely off of the charts. Most people have no idea that they’re being trolled at all. Check out one of our favorites here.

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The Team Roomba Griefers (TF2) – A self explanatory video of the most hilarious griefing you’ll ever see in Team Fortress 2. Unfortunately the HQ version has been removed from Vimeo (the sound is still fairly clear). Skip to 5:50 for the trivia.

Lowtax (ICQ) – In the early stages of our current decade we had an abundance of what is now known as ‘ICQ spam’.  Rich (Lowtax) Kyanka (from somethingawful.com) combated these ICQ downgrades in IM form.  He was able to shame any spammer or troll into logging off by constructing sentences that would baffle even the best.  The example we’ve decided to use is an interaction between himself, and some kid who had just been banned from the SA forums.  Read it here.

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If we’ve failed to mention your favorite troll, do let us know.

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16 Comments
  • Catten
    July 27, 2009
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    #1

    “I put on my robe and wizard hat”

  • /b/tard
    July 27, 2009
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    #2

    Do a barrel roll

  • David Carradine
    July 27, 2009
    Reply


    #3

    I trolled some bitches hard when I was hanging around Bangkok.

    • Joke-Explainer
      July 27, 2009
      Reply


      #4

      The commenter is trying to make a comparison between the word “hanging” as in “hanging out” and “hanging” as in “hanging from a Noose.”

      Sorry not the real joke-explainer, just a big fan

  • D14BL0
    July 27, 2009
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    #5

    You totally left out BloodNinja.

    http://people.ambrosiasw.com/~andrew/funny/bloodcyber.html

    One of the originals. Even before Lowtax.

    • FunnyStuff
      November 5, 2010
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      #6

      That was funnier than all the above shit. The one where he was WellHung was the best.

  • Justin
    July 27, 2009
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    #7
  • Babbelfish
    July 27, 2009
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    #8

    How about anyone who posts on http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/

  • Robin
    July 28, 2009
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    #9

    anything on http://www.gnaa.us

  • Robin
    July 28, 2009
    Reply


    #10

    I see, I’m half asleep. Nice.

  • Idspispopd
    July 29, 2009
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    #11

    How could you forget a fleshlight, the whole thing?

  • MrsAdorkable
    March 4, 2010
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    #12

    Well the Edna phase at Y!A of course.

  • Jess Everet
    March 24, 2010
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    #13

    These are funny as hell, but mostly dead now.

    How can you forget http://www.somethingson.com

    There’s a page on trolling- funniest stuff on the net.

    Also someone mentioned ‘don’t even reply.’ That one’s amazing too.

    Jess

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