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What is a shill?

 
The Guy  (OP)

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10/30/2013 12:42 PM
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Re: What is a shill?
I'm quite surprised at the vote so far considering "Someone who is skeptical of your favorite theory" is usually why the term is used.
 Quoting: Wispa


Don't be surprised at all.

Check out this poll:

Thread: Do You Believe in Shills?

There are certain vocal types who DO throw out the accusation, but the forum on the whole knows precisely what a shill is. Lot of spin control going on with this board, and as much as I hate to say it, a huge majority are AC's. That's not to say there aren't some registered members with questionable posting histories as well.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 45581443


That's what the human brain is good at, finding patterns in noncorrelated data. That's why conspiracy theories exist. Quite a few are BS, but every once in a while, the theory is right on the money. Same thing with "shills." The word is mostly used as an insult, but there are real shills around.
It's good to be open-minded, just don't let your brain fall out.
Wispa

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10/30/2013 12:44 PM
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Re: What is a shill?
I'm quite surprised at the vote so far considering "Someone who is skeptical of your favorite theory" is usually why the term is used.
 Quoting: Wispa


Don't be surprised at all.

Check out this poll:

Thread: Do You Believe in Shills?

There are certain vocal types who DO throw out the accusation, but the forum on the whole knows precisely what a shill is. Lot of spin control going on with this board, and as much as I hate to say it, a huge majority are AC's. That's not to say there aren't some registered members with questionable posting histories as well.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 45581443


For sure, I don't dispute that.
I've been called a shill many times, you get used to it but it does seem anyone with an opposing opinion becomes one lately.
Getz

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10/30/2013 12:56 PM
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Re: What is a shill?
I went with "sincere", useful idiot because it seemed to be the broadest brush and I could only choose one.

The definition SHOULD be someone who gets paid, strictly speaking, but it is used frequently on GLP to apply to anyone who challenges a conspiracy theory that agrees with The Man's POV.
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10/30/2013 01:07 PM
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Re: What is a shill?
A shill is someone with an agenda to use peer pressure, condescending superiority and strong arm tactics to manipulate, control and confuse anyone that is sincerely searching for the truth and willing to utilize critical thinking.

AKA most people with paid accounts and administrative positions, as well as AC's, on this web site.

The hard part is trying to determine who is NOT a shill.
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10/30/2013 01:13 PM

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Re: What is a shill?
You forgot "Full green karma = shill" chuckle
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10/30/2013 02:55 PM
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Re: What is a shill?
A shill is someone with an agenda to use peer pressure, condescending superiority and strong arm tactics to manipulate, control and confuse anyone that is sincerely searching for the truth and willing to utilize critical thinking.

AKA most people with paid accounts and administrative positions, as well as AC's, on this web site.

The hard part is trying to determine who is NOT a shill.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10872394


THIS!!!
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10/30/2013 02:59 PM
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Re: What is a shill?
A shill is someone with an agenda to use peer pressure, condescending superiority and strong arm tactics to manipulate, control and confuse anyone that is sincerely searching for the truth and willing to utilize critical thinking.

AKA most people with paid accounts and administrative positions, as well as AC's, on this web site.

The hard part is trying to determine who is NOT a shill.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10872394


THIS!!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43957831


Plus, they are paid to do this, paid liars. Some use unsettling, nasty vague threats, including telling people they can be traced.
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10/30/2013 03:00 PM
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Re: What is a shill?
Gilligan I thought you had been promoted because I don't see you shillin' on the Chemtrail threads anymore. You still in the Navy?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46750620


I'm still in the Navy, coming off a LIMDU tour from foot surgery. I'll be back on a ship soon.
 Quoting: The Guy


those vicious sailor's dicks are dripping in anticipation little man!! johnny baby
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10/30/2013 03:09 PM
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Re: What is a shill?
The Illuminati duh. Op sounds like a shill trying to establish his cred as being impartial. Just wait long enough and he will say that one thing he was sent to say. You know the one.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43268830


He is. Name was Gilligan. He and SnakeAnus would play off each other On the Chemtrail threads. A thread would pop up and they would be on it faster than fly on stink.
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Actually, it was even faster than that, faster than stink on shit!

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Re: What is a shill?
Gilligan I thought you had been promoted because I don't see you shillin' on the Chemtrail threads anymore. You still in the Navy?
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I'm still in the Navy, coming off a LIMDU tour from foot surgery. I'll be back on a ship soon.
 Quoting: The Guy


those vicious sailor's dicks are dripping in anticipation little man!! johnny baby
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10/30/2013 03:12 PM
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Re: What is a shill?
Where is SnakeAnus? Has he voted?
The Guy  (OP)

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10/31/2013 07:56 AM
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Re: What is a shill?
Gilligan I thought you had been promoted because I don't see you shillin' on the Chemtrail threads anymore. You still in the Navy?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46750620


Yeah, I got bored with it. You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think. I haven't been on GLP that often in general lately. I'm still in the Navy, coming off a LIMDU tour from foot surgery. I'll be back on a ship soon.
 Quoting: The Guy


You mean think like "Stock & Tavis?"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46750620


Wow, that's a chestnut from bygone days, lol. If that's what you believe, then there's no help for you, since whatever I say is a lie anyway, right?
It's good to be open-minded, just don't let your brain fall out.
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10/31/2013 08:33 AM
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Re: What is a shill?
I think the term shill is for those that get paid but in reality tons of people are shills without even knowing it...

It depends on your indoctrination and your brainwashing.

Everyone is indoctrinated and brainwashed to a certain level.

For example around 5+ yrs after 9/11 I believed the official story, so I would always defend it on forums... now I realize I was definitely wrong but I bet I came across as a shill to many others in the past in that subject.

GLP and other similar sites ;) are filled with Shills though, I am confident Above has many moderators that are shills, I have not been on GLP long enough to notice it yet... but would not surprise me.
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10/31/2013 08:58 AM
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Re: What is a shill?
Idiots here have no fucking clue. They just throw it out when some disagrees with them. It is a pretty fucking retarded word nonetheless
The Guy  (OP)

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10/31/2013 09:05 AM
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Re: What is a shill?
Idiots here have no fucking clue. They just throw it out when some disagrees with them. It is a pretty fucking retarded word nonetheless
 Quoting: FFS 43515829


I agree, but I think there are some real ones. Nobody specific, but I've noticed it with ACs, the same phrases used over and over in different threads on the same topic, different threads being derailed in the same way, etc.
It's good to be open-minded, just don't let your brain fall out.





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