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 and is a member of the forgot poland army.||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. He has also blantently steals images from several popular ytmnd sites. he also dowvotes all nintendo wesites (see morenintendopls.ytmnd.com) and it is clear that he is most likely trying to be as hated as possibele.||High|