Real Troll Talk - Issue #6
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[19:35] [Us] Welcome to Issue #6 of Real Troll Talk.
[19:35] [Us] We're here tonight with the head of the GNAA, timecop. Introduce yourself to our readers.
[19:36] <timecop> Hello. I am timecop. I am the creator and president of GNAA.
[19:36] [Us] Briefly explain your organization and how it came into existence.
[19:37] <timecop> Well, GNAA also known as Gay Nigger Association of America is the world's first trolling organization which gathers GAY NIGGERS from all over America and THE WORLD for one common goal: TO TROLL AND BE GAY.
[19:37] <timecop> you can get more information about GNAA by reading about it on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNAA_(Slashdot)
[19:38] [Us] Is there an active headcount for how many members you have, and the % that are actually gay and black?
[19:38] <timecop> naturally, in order to be an active member, you have to be both gay and black.
[19:38] <timecop> that is one of the requirements, and there are no exceptions
[19:39] [Us] Your mission statement is essentially to troll others and practice homosexuality. How can the latter be done via the Internet?
[19:39] <timecop> Originally I planned this organization to cover just the american trolls, but we quickly grew into an international organization as more and more members wanted to join in
[19:39] <timecop> now we have GNAA representatives in UK, norway, and portugal.
[19:39] <timecop> (did I miss any other place)?
[19:40] <timecop> oh, that too.
[19:40] <timecop> one of GNAA software developers is from slovenia.
[19:40] <timecop> Any other questions?
[19:41] [Us] Why did your organization choose Slashdot as its primary "host"?
[19:42] <timecop> Well, because its easy to use. It's not like K5 where you have to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to post and shit. Even a dumb nigger can figure out how to post a troll on slahsdot.
[19:43] [Us] How is the GNAA's relationship with Slashdot editors? Do they know of your group?
[19:43] <timecop> I am sure they do.
[19:43] <timecop> Whenever I achieve a GNAA first post, it's usually moderated down within seconds
[19:43] <timecop> I would imagine most of that is done by the editor posting the story.
[19:44] [Us] Who is your favorite and least favorite editor?
[19:44] <timecop> well, there arent that many active editors left
[19:44] <timecop> michael usually posts worthless tripe
[19:44] <timecop> that I dont care about
[19:45] <timecop> so I'd say he's my least favorite
[19:45] [Us] What technological tricks does your group employ when targetting the Slashdot audience with pro-GNAA material?
[19:46] <timecop> well, over the years our group developed some high quality software tools to help us.
[19:46] <timecop> this includes some automatic first post scripts, which are very accurate
[19:46] [Us] Do you develop using the famed Open Source method?
[19:46] <timecop> as well as a world renowned shock site
[19:46] <timecop> called lastmeasure.
[19:47] <timecop> which is commonly linked to various "on topic" posts by GNAA members to trick slashbots into following the link.
[19:47] <timecop> Lastmeasure is opensource, with public SVN repository available.
[19:47] <timecop> our livejournal and various imageboard/bbs flooding scripts are also opensource
[19:48] <timecop> however we don't really have them all in one place, lastmeasure is at lastmeasure.com and I'm not sure where some of the other scripts are hosted.
[19:48] <timecop> some things like captcha breaking code is not opensource.
[19:48] <timecop> for obvious reasons.
[19:48] [Us] Interesting. So you actually use Slashdot's own ways against them via the power of many eyes, better code?
[19:48] [Us] Explain what captcha breaking code is please.
[19:49] <timecop> for websites that require typing in some "secret code" that is displayed in a image
[19:49] <timecop> we have developed some software to successfully OCR these things on various sites.
[19:49] [Us] But that is unbreakable.
[19:49] <timecop> either OCR, or use bad implementation bugs to achieve 100% accuracy.
[19:50] <timecop> GNAA does not fail it, sir.
[19:50] [Us] We are impressed.
[19:50] [Us] Who writes your press releases?
[19:50] <timecop> well, I have written a number of them. They are also contributed by various active members.
[19:50] <timecop> JesuitX is the head of apple PR division
[19:51] <timecop> Zeikfried, l0de, godspeed have also contributed a lot of material.
[19:51] <timecop> as well as rkz
[19:51] [Us] Who else is involved in the GNAA?
[19:51] [Us] Is there some structure to its organization?
[19:51] <timecop> of course
[19:52] <timecop> the way its organized is like this
[19:52] <timecop> of course I'm the president, and I make most of the decisions that affect the group as a whole.
[19:52] <timecop> we have a smaller group of members who were part of GNAA from early days.
[19:53] <timecop> this group coordinates all the activities, and approves or disapproves certain ideas by other members.
[19:54] <timecop> by ideas i mean like flooding activities/etc.
[19:54] [Us] The black men on your website... are they members?
[19:54] [Us] Or did you simply hire models?
[19:54] <timecop> well, both of the gay nigger images on the site are stock art
[19:54] <timecop> however, we are in the process of acquiring photographs of all current GNAA members
[19:54] <timecop> and we will have a gallery
[19:55] <timecop> no, the stock art is not stolen.
[19:55] <timecop> it is 100% legal and acquired from webshots.com
[19:55] [Us] So GNAA membership is nothing to hide from or be ashamed of? Your members must be proud to participate. What DRIVES the GNAA to make progress and influence the world?
[19:56] <timecop> Oh of course. everyone is a proud GNAA member.
[19:56] <timecop> I do not hide my association with GNAA from anyone.
[19:56] <timecop> and its the community of steamy hot black men that makes GNAA what it is today.
[19:57] [Us] If you can, tell us the most interesting and underrated work your group has done.
[19:57] [Us] For example, what are you most proud of?
[19:58] <timecop> well, the most successfull troll that we have done, which put our site on front page of various news sites, and generated thousands and thousands of hits to the wbesite was the apple troll
[19:58] <timecop> which was masterminded by JesuitX
[19:58] <timecop> that I'm quite proud of.
[19:58] [Us] Does that document still exist?
[19:58] <timecop> We've also explored phone trolling, but I personally do not see it very important...
[19:58] <timecop> mostly because it would be considered abuse, if not properly coordinated.
[19:59] [Us] "Phone trolling"? Surely you jest.
[19:59] <timecop> http://www.gnaa.us/pr.phtml?troll=gnaa-apple and http://www.gnaa.us/pr.phtml?troll=gnaa-tiger are the Press releases related to the apple troll.
[19:59] <timecop> About phoen trolling, we've spent countless hours trolling AOL tech support lines
[20:00] <timecop> as well as random people who had easy reach 1800 numbers
[20:00] <timecop> and as well as AT&T/MCI TDD relay operators.
[20:00] <timecop> we have a telephone conference which I operate which is used for all GNAA telephone
[20:01] [Us] Let's switch gears a little.
[20:01] [Us] Does the GNAA have a personal relationship with guys like CmdrTaco or rusty from Kuro5hin?
[20:01] <timecop> "personal" as in do we have sex with them? I can't say for other members, but I sure don't.
[20:02] <timecop> I do have a personal problem with CmdrTaco
[20:02] [Us] Can you share that with our readers?
[20:02] <timecop> my slashdot UID is fairly low, since I've had an account for a while
[20:02] <timecop> it has been bitchslapped about 2 years ago
[20:02] <timecop> and while I have "excellent" karma
[20:02] <timecop> i haven't been able to post or moderate for a while
[20:03] <timecop> CmdrTaco knows this
[20:03] <timecop> and I've talke dto him on irc about it
[20:03] <timecop> and he just "wont do anything about it".
[20:03] <timecop> I don't realyl like K5
[20:03] <timecop> because of the site structure
[20:03] <timecop> and how its organized
[20:03] <timecop> so I can't say anything about rusty
[20:03] <timecop> or whoever else runs that place.
[20:03] [Us] Yes, you commented earlier on how difficult it is to use.
[20:04] [Us] You do a lot of bleeding-edge type development...
[20:04] [Us] What is the fascination with Perl among Slashdot types?
[20:05] <timecop> i consider perl to be pretty good, however most of GNAA software developers use various languages to achieve success
[20:05] [Us] What platform does the GNAA condone?
[20:05] <timecop> our trolling tools are written in python, ruby, and C.
[20:06] <timecop> I heavily promote using Microsoft products
[20:06] <timecop> because, unlike what most slashbots think, Microsoft products are great.
[20:06] <timecop> Windows is the best OS ever.
[20:06] <timecop> Most of hte tools we develop are written in scripting languages
[20:06] <timecop> which work well on either Windows or unix-like systems.
[20:06] <timecop> so we could say GNAA is fully cross-platform and e-business compatible.
[20:07] <timecop> our trolling e-solutions are fully scalable and interoperable with various news posting sites based on slash, phpbb, ybb, etc.
[20:07] [Us] Your corporate page specifies that you are also achieving "world-class team synergy through sodomy". Is that really true?
[20:08] <timecop> yes.
[20:08] <timecop> our goal is to eventually make sure every one has experienced the joys of anal sex with a black man.
[20:08] [Us] On that same page, we apparently see an image of a man from the '90s American TV show "In Living Color". Is he connected to your group in some fashion?
[20:09] <timecop> as I've explained, its a stock art image. any resemblance to real people, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
[20:09] <timecop> so, no, that person has no relation to our group.
[20:09] [Us] Many white people did not like the KKK. Are there homosexuals of African origin who would like to see the GNAA fail in its business?
[20:10] <timecop> there's a possibility, but all the gay niggers I've talked to about GNAA who were not members, were highly impressed with our organization.
[20:11] <timecop> I guess GNAA is really hard to dislike. The benefits of being a member are so great, nobody wants to pass them up.
[20:11] [Us] Who is leading your project to port Slashcode to ASP.NET, and what's its current status?
[20:12] <timecop> we outsourced ASP.NET development to our indian branch
[20:12] <timecop> they are currently in alpha testing
[20:12] [Us] Was this branched off of the X-Box port of GNAA?
[20:13] <timecop> No, however, there are some plans to create another X-Box hit by GNAA. Or at least, we're thinking of creating a high profile game which will be sponsored/developed by GNAA.
[20:13] <timecop> This will push our organization out to even more people
[20:14] [Us] White teens from the suburbs? How will they be able to contribute?
[20:14] <timecop> naturally the game will only be appealing to homosexual black males.
[20:14] [Us] We won't go there...
[20:15] <timecop> understandable. some of the ideas for this game are rather controversial. but i believe it will be a lot of fun.
[20:15] <timecop> you know, there are 3 requirements to joining GNAA.
[20:16] <timecop> one is being a black homosexual, another is to achieve a First Post on slashdot, and the third is to view official GNAA film, Gay Niggers From Outer Space.
[20:16] [Us] Which was apparently recently re-mastered by your group?
[20:17] <timecop> Yes indeed. I spent countless hours working on the digital remaster
[20:17] <timecop> which looks and sounds way better than the original which was circulating on p2p networks.
[20:17] <timecop> and we've been making sure that our remastered edition is all over various p2p networks, as well as available for download by BitTorrent
[20:17] <timecop> from http://pepper.idge.net/gnaa/gnfos_dr.torrent
[20:18] [Us] What tools were used for such a thing? Was there any consultation with Hollywood, or was this a private job?
[20:19] <timecop> The tools and techniques used are proprietary. I cannot disclose details on the remaster, other than the fact that those who have seen both versions have been very impressed with the remastered edition.
[20:19] <timecop> It was a group cooperation of high-profile GNAA executives
[20:20] <timecop> however, I cannot go into the technical details about this.
[20:20] [Us] Is it something you use for initiation purposes only, or does the film's soundtrack contain a good beat to troll to?
[20:21] <timecop> Viewing the film is, as I mentioned before, one of the entry requirements. New members are tested on the knowledge of this movie, and are expected to watch it at least once (or more) in order to pass this entrance exam.
[20:22] [Us] If you could give advice to other trolls, what would it be?
[20:22] <timecop> Well, i would say, "don't troll each other", and "be together".
[20:23] <timecop> GNAA is unique because we have collected a large group of "trolls", people who naturally try to fuck with each other whenever given a chance.
[20:23] <timecop> but we make it all a fun experience, and that is how we suceed.
[20:23] [Us] Let's stop beating around the bushes here. Is sex the primary motivation here?
[20:24] <timecop> To my knowledge, GNAA is the only troll group that lasted this long, out of all the various troll "groups" that have been on slashdot over the years, and I believe our success is mainly because we stay together and have a fun time.
[20:24] <timecop> it depends what your status in the group is.
[20:25] <timecop> that is my answer to the "sex" question.
[20:25] <timecop> If one wants to know more, they would need to join GNAA to find out.
[20:26] [Us] Your "Last Measure" application features graphic depictions of sex. Your GNAA.us homepage features an attractive, sweaty man as the primary image. Is there something we're missing, or are you mum on the issue?
[20:26] <timecop> well, we are the Gay Nigger Association of America.
[20:26] <timecop> Naturally, our members would be interested in homosexual black men.
[20:27] [Us] Are there any secrets you haven't told us that you would like to reveal at this time, to the world? (Editor's note: This is the first-ever LIVE public interview)
[20:28] <timecop> hm
[20:28] <timecop> Did you know Jesus was a black man?
[20:29] <timecop> It's hardly a secret, but GNAA research division came to this conclusion after many months of research.
[20:29] <timecop> we've published a press release about this
[20:29] <timecop> http://www.gnaa.us/pr.phtml?troll=gnaa-jesus
[20:29] [Us] Well, we did read that "in ancient times, including Jesus' time, the Arabian peninsula was considered part of what we now call Africa, not "the Near East" or "the Middle East"".
[20:29] <timecop> Perhaps that's something that the rest of the world should know about.
[20:29] [Us] What are your sources for that piece?
[20:30] <timecop> GNAA Research is a GNAA branch located in the UK
[20:30] <timecop> you'd have to contact the GNAA-UK branch to get more information about this.
[20:31] <timecop> However I personally believe the gnaa-jesus research was a cut & paste troll from somewhere else.
[20:31] <timecop> I have just been informed by GNAA-UK representative that the above statement is false
[20:32] <timecop> it was a cut and edit and paste
[20:32] <timecop> so, that's the official word on GNAA-JESUS research project.
[20:32] [Us] Any thoughts on the 2004 political goings-on? Bush/Kerry/Moore/etc.?
[20:33] <timecop> GNAA generally dislikes political discussions.
[20:33] <timecop> I know I do.
[20:33] <timecop> As well as most members. So I would be a wrong person to ask about thisl.
[20:34] <timecop> we did have a short crapflood campaign
[20:34] <timecop> to vote lysol for president in 2004.
[20:34] [Us] Let's wind things down here.
[20:34] <timecop> sure.
[20:34] [Us] Where do you see the GNAA in 10 years' time?
[20:34] <timecop> We will be bigger than ever.
[20:34] <timecop> And I believe we will still be around.
[20:34] <timecop> with hundreds, if not thousands members.
[20:34] <timecop> I'm not sure if slashdot will last that long, though.
[20:35] <timecop> In that case, we would have to move elsewhere?
[20:35] [Us] Any last words, timecop?
[20:35] <timecop> You have been trolled. You have lost. Have a nice day.
[20:36] [Us] Thanks for your time. We look forward to hearing more about your organization in the future.
[20:36] <timecop> excellent