Apropos of internet trolldom and earlier articles regarding David William Nicholson Thiessen, alias @dotnetnoobie, it would appear my very existence, even very appearance in his twitter stream sends the poor chap right over the edge into a dark and vengeful funk he seems totally unable to assuage.
See the attached documents which are extracts from both my @hyperdermik timeline and Thiessen’s @dotnetnoobie timeline over the same period. Take note of the tweet rate. In that time period, from when I logged into twitter yesterday afternoon, to when Thiessen went crying to twitter @support claiming he was being stalked, I RESPONDED to his posts 20 times. I’ll throw a barb back occasionally, that’s part of the game, but he doesn’t seem to understand the game or how it’s played. Now have a gander at his timeline over the same period. 32 posts. 1.6 times the number of my 20 which were ALL in REPLY to some attempt at abuse from Thiessen. I only ever respond, I never deliberately bait, and apparently I’m the stalker?????? It is to laugh, quite a lot.
The part I find really funny is the sudden ‘silence’ from Thiessen that occurs when he knows I’m still on Twitter. He can see I’m still posting, chatting with others and quite frankly not the least interested in him or whatever irrelevancies he wants to throw around. I know when that happens he’s off contacting Twitter support. It’s patently clear to me, and others, that Thiessen has the ear of someone in Twitter support. I logged out of Twitter around 1930 hours AEST to go watch a movie. I attempted to log back in around 2345 hours just before I went to bed, to discover Tweetdeck wouldn’t let me in. I suspected the account had been suspended but thought no more of it until this morning when I tried again from the browser. Twitter had indeed suspended @hyperdermik. Twitter doesn’t act immediately on a complaint, UNLESS the complainant can get straight through to someone directly. Clearly, Thiessen has that ability. What’s even funnier is that Thiessen hasn’t realised that twitter has changed their SOP. Now, if your account is suspended, you get an admonishment on the browser – tsk tsk you’ve been naughty here tick these two boxes saying you won’t be naughty again – and the account is automatically unsuspended. It’s not a major drama, in fact, I couldn’t care less if @hyperdermic was canned permanently. If I want to, I’ll simply start another account.
These petulant actions by David William Nicholson Thiessen are clear evidence that whilst he THINKS he retains his veneer of anonymity via the @dotnetnoobie handle, I and my friends have successfully unmasked him, showing him up for the troll he is. He can’t defeat me in discussion, has never attempted to defeat me in any form of genuine debate, and he can’t drive me off the medium of Twitter. Those failures really gall him, as evidenced by his immediate retreat to Twitter support when his trolling fails to achieve his desired results, whatever they may be. Effectively, I’m laughing at him in each and every response I make to his attempts at raising ire. It doesn’t work, and he hates that. So he’ll lash out by whatever means he can, which is to have the medium administrators suspend the account he can’t get his fun from.
Thiessen is an excellent example of an internet troll. He abuses his access to the medium, day in and day out. He NEVER engages in rational discourse, seeks only to upset other uses by abusing them, AND gets really shitty when he’s shown up as the social failure he is. It’s amusing, as I told him and continue to tell him whenever he appears in my stream. It’s also pathetically sad. Here’s a 42/43 year old male who apparently is quite skilled at writing computer code, yet has no other social outlets than playing troll on a chat medium. I often wonder in passing just what other personality issues the guy has. Thankfully, his kind aren’t brave enough to step out from behind their keyboards and cross over into the genuine sociopath mode, although in his case I don’t doubt that step is all that large.