'This warrior is usually, but not always, a female. She is not happy unless the entire board is focused on her and her antics, which often include suggestive pictures or far-fetched stories. Attention Whore is not a particularly strong warrior. The best way to defeat an Attention Whore is to simply ignore her.
Hehe. I have met the occasional Attention Whore in my time. Good suggestion. I have found that after about six months of being largely ignored, Attention Whore starts talking about rather lewd subjects because she figures people will respond to that even if they're strangely indifferent to her glittering personality. She's usually right, too.
Joined: 01 Jan 2005
Would Attentions Whore's mum and dad be Strumpet and Ego?
Anyhow, the previous Guestbook had a couple of suggestions.
first by Chris -December 16, 2001
Attention whore - These are attractive teenage females who always have webcams, and love the attention they get from males on the Internet. They will often appear in suggesting clothes and/or poses. They amass large armies of fanboys that they can use at their disposal.
Recently by Pien - August 22, 2004 (3 entry explanation)
Attention Whore: The attention whore (mostly female) is one who craves for confirmation of her existence by others. She can be extremely friendly, social and easy-going but her friendly demeanor is but a fašade for her true personality: a ruthless, unscrupulous egomaniac. .............Amongst the allies of the Attention Whore are the Toxic Granny, Innocence Abused, Cyber Sisters, Weenie and Coffee Klatch who’ve all been enthralled by her infectious frivolity and almost her willing slaves: her ability to win the hearts of many shallow people makes her a fearsome opponent with almost an army of allies _________________ The important thing is knowing who owns the fence
Isn't Attention Whore just a female variant of Ego?
I agree. Attention Whore is a pretty straightforward variant of Ego, imo. I think Attention Whore is just a weaker incarnation. Pretty much all the warriors are sort of the penultimate incarnation of their type, and there are many weaker variants.
Ah, I see what you mean, Crystallina. It is a little confusing, though, because 'attention whore' is commonly used (everywhere I have ever posted) to refer to both male and female posters who basically fit the description of Ego.
Joined: 06 Jan 2005
Location: My location is the Nation
I think we should just morph "Troller" into "Attention Whore".
Nah, "Trollers" or "Trolls" are a well-known sort of member on forums, though in my opinion they hardly constitute a genuine member. Still, the fact that the concept of this Warrior is known outside of Flame Warriors, and that it's different enough from any of the other Warriors to have its own distinct ways of operating is enough reason for it to stay. A Troller is someone who puts out "baiting" posts, just trying to get any response at all, and particularly delights in flame posts, while an Attention Whore is looking for posts about him/herself, and is constantly drawing attention to him/herself, hence the name. Where an Attention Whore would post a picture of him/herself and ask for comments about his/her appearance, a Troller would post a picture of a harlequin baby, and sarcastically ask for those same sorts of responses, while actually expecting a different type of response entirely. _________________ The power of The Nation compels you. Join our forums today.
Joined: 01 Jan 2005
Actually Gourdz, I thought you set some bait.
Well short lived, hit and run Trollers, drop obvious baits, though it may seem motivated by needing some sort of "attention", much of it is so they can sit back and "enjoy" someone, (not bright enough to see the bait for what it really is), froth at the mouth. In other words - to have effect.
But many Trollers, hang around the forum, and get a feel to see where the lagest catch might be hiding out. What the best catch depends on why they came to that forum in the first place. Hostility between forums or mailing lists can see one or more members join with the sole purpose upsetting the rival group. Having an ongoing slanging match requires both sides that are equal in strength.
Troller may also be after, a certin "fish" that changed names and moved to a different pool. They set the "right" sort of bait, and see how each warrior bites, waiting for the "right" type of response.
Side note. I have only ever been a real Troll years (10?) back, and that was to flush out a serial pest (on request of an Admin). _________________ The important thing is knowing who owns the fence
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