EDITORIAL: What’s Really Trolling On CBM?

As most of the members of CBM know, flame wars can get out of hand. People point fingers, call each other trolls, post T & A we know the drill. But what really qualifies as trolling? Click the jump to read BatmanHeisenberg’s article! Maybe you’ll learn something!

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By BatManHeisenberg - 8/11/2014


I recently met a man who wrote for Comic Book Resources. He agreed that Comic Book Movie’s flame wars get to out of hand. Now, how do flame wars start? Usually, one form or another of a troll says something, well, trollish. There are two types of trolls:

PASSIVE AGRESSIVE:

These are the tricky ones. Usually one says something like this:
 

“Oh, this again. *Post a picture of Ben affleck and it says ‘Not Impressed’” or visa versa. Usually, however, the DC trolls are usually the passive aggressive trollls.
 

One might say the above example statement is just an expression of opinion. However, bringing up Marvel in a way that’s almost insulting but trying to mask it is a bit, well, it’s really [frick]ing dumb. Let’s look at a MODEL comment:
 

“I like the way DC do movies more, but I feel Marvel do better with their lineups.”
 

MUCH better, huh? Note, what I say as an example doesn’t reflect my personal views.

DIRECTLY AGRESSIVE: 
These are more direct, aggressive and easier to spot. Let’s look at an example comment:

“Marvel’s The Avengers is SO much better than anything DC has made, ever. Like look at Affleck’s stupid ass face. LOL. SMFH DC.” THAT’S direct trolling. Usually these people are Marvel trolls, but it can go both ways.

Let’s see a more model comment:
“I feel like Marvel has done a better job with their movies. I hope DC can do something like Marvel.”

Again, much better!!

Now, is expressing an opinion trolling? No! But bringing other companies/people down IS. Now that we’ve cleared up WHAT trolling is, what can you do?



For one, if you are one, STOP. It’s okay to express an opinion, but to be an asshole and degrade and belittle is pathetic. But what if you’re just a model contributor, commenter, luker etc.? Report ‘dat shit mayne. Try using the troll guide I listed above to determine it. Don’t report opinions. Report people who are actively being a troll. Those suckers deserve to be in a hall, full of shame.


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BatManHeisenberg - 8/11/2014, 8:03 PM
@BatfleckReturns

It does. Please stop trolling, motha[frick]as'!
0megaDaGod - 8/11/2014, 8:09 PM
YES
AlexanderLykins - 8/11/2014, 8:09 PM
Troll on minions!
Desrow - 8/11/2014, 8:09 PM
Well, well...

TheIlluminati - 8/11/2014, 8:10 PM
WTF IS A TROLL?!? I want some apple DRINK!!!! It's greeeeeeen!!! I know someone here knows want I'm talking about....huh? Huh? Come on ;)
MrBlackjack - 8/11/2014, 8:11 PM
Agreed. Now have a .gif
MrBlackjack - 8/11/2014, 8:13 PM
We need a snickers commercial where they say "Eat a snickers, you always get angry when you're hungry." but instead of a snickers bar we use t&a! T&a always brings the CBM community together!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/11/2014, 8:13 PM
LOL it's so easy to let trolls die. Seriously, just ignore them. Those who reply to trolls are who keep them going
TheGodButcher - 8/11/2014, 8:16 PM
*****No feeding Trolls*****
http://memythoughtsandwhoknows.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/bilbo-and-the-trolls.gif?w=690
AlexanderLykins - 8/11/2014, 8:17 PM
@MrBlackJack
Agreed.
MightyZeus - 8/11/2014, 8:17 PM
Yes, i agree. This whole Marvel vs DC thing needs to die in general.
MrBlackjack - 8/11/2014, 8:18 PM
Evacuate the site of all hobbits and we'll be saved!
TheGodButcher - 8/11/2014, 8:20 PM
http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m28bdfA0U51qbymseo1_500.gif
ALegendaryPanda - 8/11/2014, 8:24 PM
What we need to do is just round up all these bitch ass trolls and get them banned from the site permanently. Only then, can we have peace.
GiantNerd - 8/11/2014, 8:24 PM
DC and Marvel are both WINNING!

MrJoshua327 - 8/11/2014, 8:27 PM
@TheIlluminati, I'd rather have that purple stuff. Mmm, sugar + water + purple = grape drink
TheManFromMars - 8/11/2014, 8:28 PM
I hate Passive Aggressive people, not just in Trolling but in everyday life. Those people are really annoying.

Thumbs up for this article.
TheGodButcher - 8/11/2014, 8:31 PM
Well said,
@GN0720
Keep the cbm's coming....
m0th3r - 8/11/2014, 8:31 PM
Trolling is a constant here..and can be fun to watch...but its NOT trolling if you can enumerate why. Sure you can start off with something sharp, like "i thought MoS Sucked Balls" but qualify WHY you think it sucked balls..i cant debate you on ball sucking, or even engage in a debate that could be fun and fruitful. I was VERY vocal against Singer coming back..Why? Recent Movies really sucked...Fox had a string of bad moves, etc...Even people that were 100% on the other side (TRN for example) we were able to engage in why...turns out it was an issue of pure 'faith'...and Singer paid it off..And i got a good movie AND get to be excite about the next one...

Give reason, why, cite something real, a link, something...use your brain to qualify the opinion you express...Thats awesome stuff..

And makes it easier to beat you up with your own words
Sipprelle - 8/11/2014, 8:31 PM
Why can't the trolls just get banned? It would be much easier to not have to deal with seeing idiots wasting people's time.

This article gets a huge thumbs up
AlexanderLykins - 8/11/2014, 8:31 PM
@BatfleckReturns
I think he's [frick]ing hilarious.
SidTheSloth - 8/11/2014, 8:33 PM
Damn it Heisenberg! This isnt news!


I wosh the trollong would end too.

That way i dont have to hear those damn Marvelites bitch and moan all the time


;P
AlexanderLykins - 8/11/2014, 8:34 PM
Who are the most legendary trolls ever on this site? Someone make an article about that!
TheRationalNerd - 8/11/2014, 8:35 PM
Honestly this site wouldn't be half as great as it is if it wasn't for the trolls. lol
AlexanderLykins - 8/11/2014, 8:35 PM
@TheRationalNerd
Agreed.
LeroyJenkins - 8/11/2014, 8:37 PM
I never understood the "flame war" amongst fans between Marvel and DC. Don't you guys wanna see both universes be [frick]ing awesome?
TheRationalNerd - 8/11/2014, 8:38 PM
@AlexanderLykins

-FuturePast
-DellaMorte
-Zauri
-(the real) Bender
-1to10YouLose
-Remy (he's hilarious though)
SidTheSloth - 8/11/2014, 8:38 PM
In memory of Trudy
campblood - 8/11/2014, 8:38 PM
I'm lucky enough to enjoy both dc and marvel and if either makes a bad film I'll call them out( im3-tdkr ) no company is perfect and they both have awesome flicks ( man of steel - cap:fa )
bls91183 - 8/11/2014, 8:38 PM
trolling on cbm is posting up an article with major spoilers in the description. or in the pic even.. like saying in the description that there is a secret cameo in xmen first class and then posting up a pic of hugh jackman. i've punched people for less and slept soundly at night. who was that asshole a few days ago that ruined the end of kickass? f*ck him.
Carl - 8/11/2014, 8:39 PM
bring back Intruder!
FordEl - 8/11/2014, 8:39 PM
@campblood

Saying tdkr is a bad film is blasphemy. Disappointing I'll accept more but its not a bad movie.
GiantNerd - 8/11/2014, 8:40 PM
@AlexanderLykins

I think Mantinium is the worst troll this site has ever seen. Not only does he troll to the absolute max, he can't even form a sentence. It's literally painful.

I mean, at least Intruder could troll coherently.
TheRationalNerd - 8/11/2014, 8:41 PM
@m0th3r

Lol! So true! I feel so at ease now. Not 100% but I'm 70% comfortable for now. 2015/2016 is going to get even more crazier. lol
ChiliConCarney - 8/11/2014, 8:42 PM
@TheIlluminati

Surprise, mutha[fornicators]! You didn't know I knew about "For What It's Worth", did you? Oooh...

blackandyellow - 8/11/2014, 8:43 PM
Trolls! Trolls everywhere!
McGee - 8/11/2014, 8:43 PM
BatManHeisenberg - 8/11/2014, 8:43 PM
The trolls have entered!!! I WOULD respond to everyone, but eh, [frick] it. Enjoy the upcoming flame war.
Carl - 8/11/2014, 8:43 PM
Trolling is so low on this site these days, makes me laugh when people say its bad.
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