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September 7, 2012


They See Me Trollin’

by Dan Marotta

[Internet] Trolling has been around since the early days of message boards.

Since the beginning of my career as a community manager, I have been spent countless hours and mental energy trying to be cordial to internet trolls. They have been the bane of my existence. Kill them with kindness was the advice I was given in my earlier days. If I could take a moment and quote a line from the Dark Knight, “Some men just want to watch the world burn” pretty much sums it up…until I came across Photoshop Troll.

This Photoshop wizard patrols message boards and even set up a bait website to take Photoshop requests.  He puts a literal spin on the work he produces. Hilarity ensues.

Troll status? Level Expert (be sure to read the exchange he has with his “clients”).

Here are a few of my favorites:

In conclusion, some great things do come from [the art of] trolling.

Happy Friday!


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  • PhotoshopTroll

    Thanks for the post Dan! 🙂
    I don’t troll for evil, it’s all for the laughs!

    • And that’s what I was trying to convey with this post. That there is a positive and humorous side to trolling. Kind of sacrilegious for me to admit it but you have to appreciate the skill, wit and creativity that goes into your posts.
      I just hope you don’t get too popular so there’ll always be a steady flow of “clients” ha