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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian29 Jun 2017 4:35 a.m. PST

As some of you who were on TMP early this morning noticed, we had an incident where a troll account posted links to Frothers and similar websites in about a dozen forum topics.

The troll account is associated with the name Todd Mcleister, but I do not know if that is a real name or an alias.

We have also had to block several sock puppet accounts this morning. These are cases where someone who has previously been asked to leave TMP establishes a new account, and we can forensically link the account to his previous account(s).

Some improvements have been made to make it harder for the trolls to get through, and to make it easier to remove their posts.

Legion 429 Jun 2017 4:42 a.m. PST

Well I think there was a name or something like that here before he got Locked Out recently. If I'm thinking of the same "froll" … ?

Some must have a lot of time on their hands and no life to waste so much time playing such "childish e-games". They need to grow up, I'd think … Or move on …

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian29 Jun 2017 4:52 a.m. PST

Well I think there was a name or something like that here before he got Locked Out recently. If I'm thinking of the same "froll" … ?

"Todd" has been trolling TMP for a few weeks now, under different accounts.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 5:04 a.m. PST

Legion 4: "Some must have a lot of time on their hands and no life"

Also, they either crave attention or are looking to harass publicly as payback for some perceived insult. Either way, very narcissistic and sociopathic behavior if you ask me.

And when the malicious attacks are done via backways, from the safety of false addresses, it shows how cowardly they are at heart.

AKA a loser.

Dan

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian29 Jun 2017 5:24 a.m. PST

I just locked another sock account from "Todd."

Legion 429 Jun 2017 5:36 a.m. PST

I have to agree completely/totally with all that C/C. But yet they just don't seem to get all that. I.e. They need to grow up and maybe seek some professional assistance.

And yes, Bill they seem to never stop such activity. I guess the best that can be done is catching them as you did/do before they can make it to the boards. I know if I suspect anything I let you know. [Which seems to upset some ?] But I will continue to do so. As it has be come more and more rampant here. Like a virus or plague even … brought on by insects, vermin, pests, etc. …

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 5:47 a.m. PST

Legion 4: "They need to grow up and maybe seek some professional assistance."

I agree 100% with the first part of that. I just pity whatever professional is stuck trying to help him/her/them.

Dan

Legion 429 Jun 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

Yeah whoever has to "treat" them they will have their work cut out for them. With such "damaged" goods …

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 8:38 a.m. PST

My sock puppet had a hole in the toe so I threw it out.

21eRegt29 Jun 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

Until I came to TMP I thought a sock puppet was just a cheap toy.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 9:17 a.m. PST

Until I came to TMP I thought a sock puppet was just a cheap toy.

Nope a "cheap ploy"

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 9:43 a.m. PST

Before TMP, "sock puppet" was a term reserved for the bedroom. :)

Dan

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 1:04 p.m. PST
Ottoathome29 Jun 2017 1:46 p.m. PST

I'm with Legio 4 on this one. I like to talk about war games, painting toy soldiers and making models. I don't understand why people come here for any other reason.


At "The Weekend" last weekend around the 'Munchie Pit" we got into a general discussion as to why we play war games. My answer was "to reify the passions of the past."

Legion 429 Jun 2017 2:18 p.m. PST

Yep … no reason for any of all this vitriol, negativity, bullying, etc. This is about a place where grown men and some women come for discussion/chat about playing with toys.

Sure other things could be discussed. But it should be done as adults. Agreeing, disagreeing or agreeing to disagree. Does any opinion, posts, etc. anyone states really makes a real difference to anything in one's daily life ? It is just talk … no one is going to say or do anything, etc., about it in the real world. Everybody has more important things to do or should if they are an adult. Again all from a site that revolves around playing with toys … just toys.

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