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Confronting a troll

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#21 gingerjon

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

Can't imagine why you'd want to make a story like that up...


It got their name on an article in the Guardian.

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#22 chuffer

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:09 PM

If he were that way inclined surely it would be simpler to just sell an article to the Daily Mail about how latest "research" shows that immigrants cause cancer

#23 gingerjon

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:14 PM

If he were that way inclined surely it would be simpler to just sell an article to the Daily Mail about how latest "research" shows that immigrants cause cancer


They have an auto generator for that sort of thing now.

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#24 chuffer

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:20 PM

:) that would make sense...

#25 Futtocks

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:20 AM

They have an auto generator for that sort of thing now.


Indeed they do...

Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#26 gingerjon

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:10 AM

Turns out there's a fair number of people who think this story is a crock.

And here's a blog with some reasons why: http://paulclarke.co...he-bell-trolls/

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#27 Martyn Sadler

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:44 PM

Turns out there's a fair number of people who think this story is a crock.

And here's a blog with some reasons why: http://paulclarke.co...he-bell-trolls/


That's quite a persuasive article.

Like many people I assumed that the Guardian had checked its sources before publishing the original piece.

Perhaps they didn't.

#28 longboard

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

The original article seems to be quite novelised, rather than a conventional journalistic piece. There may be an element of truth in it but there appears to have been a lot of polishing it for the telling it, if that is the case.