Originally Posted by Clay Jones
Guys on the IronGarm forum registering on CF for the express purpose of trolling the forums. See the "couch" thread on IronGarm to to get a sense of why they do it. Better yet, I can tell you why: They have nothing better to do.
Honestly, I don't think there's very much of that on the forums. I've never done it personally. It's normally pretty obvious when someone is just a troll, since they'll only have a handful of posts and they'll be stirring shit in every one of them. No one's going to put together a whole alter-ego just to take the occasional jab at CrossFit (remember: do too much, then you'd be banned anyway).
When Travis Earp over there recently got a thread closed by referring to Glassman as "Couch"
, if you look at his other posts
, and you see that a lot of them snide, you can still know he's not an IGx troll. He has nearly a year on the forums, had a workout log for a good while, and a decent number of "nice" posts. Most of what he says is along the lines of stuff you'd here from many of us here - "Just get off the web and lift. Eat more meat. Lifting, not 'MetCon' makes you stronger." etc.
When you see comments over on the CrossFit boards that you don't like, don't instantly assume "Oh, it's just some IGx troll with no life" because you feel as if no one aside from some scum-of-the-Earth IGx'er could not think the best of CrossFit. That's not the case. Even you had Lynne close your account there.
Trolling on the daily comments? Yeah, there's probably a good bit of that there come from IGx, but I'm sure there's equal amounts of trolling there coming from elsewhere - all the posts with "43rds as rx'd" for "Cindy" and such.