They’re Here

Send in the Trolls

Sep 15, 2015 · 2 min read

As I’ve explained many times, I am a Summer Troll (Trogloditus Auxo), which is why I am less active now that the weather has turned cooler. I found it odd that more of my brethren hadn’t followed me here. Usually when I find good clean troll space they show up immediately and start to muddy it up. Well, they’re here.

You’ll notice that Sarah Nyberg’s latest post has 42 responses and 82 recommends. Those aren’t numbers! Nobody gets a response ratio like that. If I was purposely trolling by saying, I don’t know, dogs are smarter than cats when it comes to understanding how Macedonia is not part of Greece, I couldn’t get those numbers.

If you read the comments you will see several Gamergate Trolls (Trogloditus Luduanua) flashing their colors. Sarah Nyberg herself is a confirmed troll, and I can’t figure out whether she is repentant or not, but, then again, I can’t figure out if Weev really a white supremacist or what is up with Shanley Kane.

Anyway, Sarah’s post is a giant mass of troll lure. They will make Medium accounts and they are here. The question now is, “will they stay?” and what disruption can they cause on a platform as s l o w m o v i n g as Medium?

I’m not welcoming in my brothers, but I’m not going to lie. That was the most entertaining set of comments I’ve read on Medium. What a shitshow!


Written by


Tribune of Medium. Mayor Emeritus of LiveJournal. Third Pharaoh of the Elusive Order of St. John the Dwarf. I am to Medium what bratwurst is to food.