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April 30, 2012

They See Me Trollin

by massmarotta
Troll Meme

[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. 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.