A troll is a YTMNDer that creates an account and does malicious things to get attention. The term troll is given when such a user does something other than upvote, downvote, or comment spam. Such examples are posting shock sites, posting the same image over and over again, or using a combination of these. Most trolls in some way shape or form break YTMND's Terms of service for creating sites.
How to deal with a troll
Here are some basic dos and don'ts when it comes to dealing with trolls.
- Do not attempt to counter-troll the troll. This will only help them achieve their objective of getting attention.
- Do not make about them. They are not very effective and again they only help get his attention, making him/her want to do more trolling thus defeating the purpose of your site.
- Do not attempt to rationalize with the troll. Most trolls are little kids with the mental capacity of a 6 year old. You are more likely to have a civil conversation with a spamming chat bot than you are able to convince them to stop trolling through civil conversation (or any other type of conversation at all)
- Know YTMND's Terms Of Service very well. Most trolls will do things that violate it (IE post porn, or shock sites). Report them. Sadly most trolls get away with thier activities because no one takes the initiative to inform the mods about their deeds.
- Downvote sites that do. The less public attention they recieve, the better. The best way to do this is to downvote without leaving a comment. This way they have nothing to make fun of.
- Add them to the list below. Trolls generally don't use the wiki anyway. The more the community knows about the troll, the better we will be to respond to them.
Below is a list of known trolls.
Please notice: This is not a NARV, Downvoter, upvoter, parasite, or Comment Spammer list. Please use the appropriate list for those. This is for those Malicious users that don't quite categorize as one of the above..
This list is far from complete
|#||User||Activity||Crimes against YTMND||Threat level|
|01||twistedbarney||Active||Constantly submits sites with Old man orgies, Always under NEDM domain names and site names. Also Revenge Downvotes, and has been spotted using upvoting alt accounts (pois0nX, where X is replaced with a number) to occasionally launch his sites into U&C.||High|
|02||HarrisonGantz||Inactive||Tried to seek attention by downvoting sites and leaving brash comments about how ytmnd users were nerds and how he was better than them. Would also leave a link to either a Youtube page or his myspace. See HarrisonGantz for more info about this troll.||None|
|03||Joshcube||Banned||Tried to create a "DYTMND" fad, mass registers alt accounts for upvoting. Claims or at least implies to claim to have started the sega ordeal. Evades bans. see JoshCube for more info. Started fad "YTMND cards" and used alt accounts to upvote.||High|
|04||Shenmoo||Banned (may have deleted himself, though)||Spammed YTMND with Ogrish.com shock sites, and later highly inflammatory, poorly made sites. Now reformed under the user Skerlnick.||none|
|05||MichaelWolfson||Banned||phished and deleted all of fourest's YTMNDs sites under DR. L337 alongside Dantheman. See Michael Wolfson for more info about this troll.||none|
|06||Dantheman||Active||phished and deleted all of fourest's YTMNDs under DR. L337 nickname alongside Micheal Wolfson. Was the original creator of DR. L337. Creates crap sites that often use the same image and sound over and over again, and some that celebrates Joshcube and Micheal Wolfson's work.||High|
|07||altf4||Inactive||Not to be confused with the creator of the infamous eBaumsworld.com flash, constantly posts a pornographic Simpsons picture with a loud, annoying, high pitched 3500 HZ square wave. He claimed that the reason for this was because Max had stolen something from him, but he never made it clear what it was that he stole.||High|
|08||MewtwoStruckBack||Banned||eBaum's World supporter. Claims that big companies have the right to bully weaker people because they have lots of money. Would downvote all of your sites, including sites that he may have previously upvoted, if he caught you downvoting Cheers to YTMND, making an anti-eBaum site or even supporting someone else's, or making fun of him. Banned July 30, 2006 "for being a dumb idiot and making a death threat."||none|
|09||momthinksimcool||Active||Has created many websites usiing the imfamous cat-burning video gif that started NEDM. She has also blantently steals images from several popular ytmnd sites. She also dowvotes all nintendo wesites (see morenintendopls.ytmnd.com) and it is clear that She is most likely trying to be as hated as possibele. Aslo got herself banned from both the ytmnd forums and nsfw forums multiple times for her trolling.||High|
|10||learn2troll||Inactive||Creates sites with a clip of a man being decapitated with a knife under seemingly SFW titles and domains, then advertises them in the comments in Up and coming.||High|
|11||Pedophile4you||Reported to FBI/account locked but returned||Keeps making sites depicting lewd or pornographic pictures of underage women, most of which are titled "Jailbait" and have a song by Motorhead playing in the background.||High|
|12||Boleslav||Inactive||Makes the site with links to the user's Outwar(sic) page||Medium|
|13||GucheHair||Permanently Banned||Used a large number of alt accounts to downvote many sites. After many months of users catching his alt accounts and reporting him and him coming back over and over with more alt accounts, max finally IP banned GucheHair from ytmnd.||gone|
|14||MontellJordan||Active||Creates sites playing This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan with a close up picture of a random person or character. The sites are not offensive but extremely repetitive & he is quite prolific. He currently has 129 sites that all follow this formula.||Low|
|15||Maplejet||Active||Creates vapid sites playing a loud, annoying, high pitched 3500 HZ square wave to vent his incredibly short temper. Gets most angry when disagreed with.||Low|
|19||rnax||Banned||A user with many alt accounts. This user abused the similarity of his name to max. max has since deleted this user and registered the account himself||High|
|20||fapfapfap||Active||Creates sites of old women porn with one particular song that sounds like it's from porn,.||Medium|
|22||Daton||Banned,But Returned with many alts||Posted blatantly illegal child porn, the image that started NEDM, Lesbian Hentai, and is an overall Upvoter but hates anything that is actually good.||Medium High|
|23||italiandom72291||Inactive||Creates sites with the burning cat video, titling the sites with members names, as well as using their names as the sites source and description. Refuses to admit he's a troll and tried to remove himself from this list.||None|
|24||lemonpartycouk||Active||Creates shock sites with pictures of various kinds of porns and freaky pictures, as well as posting sexually explicit comments.||High|
|25||hijackthis1||Active||Creates sites encouraging forum raids completely unrelated to ytmnd, all his other sites are stupid even by ytmnd bad standards. Has abnormal obsession with the golden warthog mod from Halo 2.||Low|
|26||wwegsbsong||Inactive||Creates sites with crappy drawn pictures or photos and a child's voice for the sounds, most likely an underage user at the time||Low|
|27||genesis16||Inactive||A bigot who made really crappy sites (the majority of them also stolen from other YTMND sites), made sites that were against people for personal reasons (such as people who smoked), praised sites for being racist againsts black people and flamed members. Also sent an offensive PM to a member, which inspired a short lived fad about him.||Low|
|28||Jim-X||Active||One of the original trolls, makes anoying sites with a pick of himself going "OH!" and the caption "You guys suck" and also makes bad sites.||Very High|
|29||ExFurry||Active||Posts disgusting porn sites, has been posting the same pic of an geiser getting a bj lately||Medium High|
|30||bigniggercocks||Active||all of his sites are porn||Medium|
|31||Cthulhu138||Inactive||Has made several "cake" sites with the exact same image and the exact same sound (a clip from "Cooking by the Book" from LazyTown). Also says racist slurs and references to the GNAA (Gay Nigger Association of America). Despite him clearly being a troll, however, he has gain a medium fanbase, and is believed by some to have started LazyTown fads. See Cthulhu138 for more information.||None|
|32||hottchick||Active||Makes sites that are crued inside jokes(such as two fat ladies)with the caption"fat bitches"|| Low