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How to be a Woowoo
January 15, 2004 9:03 AM   Subscribe

How to be an Internet Woo-woo. From fake moon landings and mystery lights to Roswell Rods and Grey Aliens, the Woo-woo Credo gives you the lowdown on being an effective conspiracy theory monger.
posted by brownpau (11 comments total)

While we're here, I'd like to shine the spotlight on a notorious woowoo who's been frequenting message boards all over. Give us a bow, Kathaksung. This guy has been posting in bulk to a politics forum that I moderate, and boy, has he been around. After I locked his thread on my board a few weeks ago, he accused me of being an "agent" and said that I was harassing him, like so many other "agents" (read: forum moderators) who had been trying to silence his shocking "expose." Has he come to visit you? What do you do about people like this in your online communities?
posted by brownpau at 9:08 AM on January 15, 2004

haha, the Rods link.
posted by xmutex at 9:22 AM on January 15, 2004

Upon first squinting at the fake moon landing URL in the status bar, it was so easy to think Figures! But then I found my glasses...
posted by y2karl at 9:32 AM on January 15, 2004

Sooooooooo. Just WHAT are you trying to say, brownpau? That it isn't true about the Detroit Pistons?

Well, (snicker chuckle hawk hawk) i just hope you are ready when THEY come to visit you. Of course, if they're blue that's cool 'cause Krshna was. (what ABOUT all THOSE arms?)

From high in the waste piled in the desert

posted by Twang at 9:39 AM on January 15, 2004

13. Drink heavily while posting.

A rule not limited to the Woo Woo Credo, judging from the evidence provided here.
posted by y2karl at 9:41 AM on January 15, 2004

posted by grabbingsand at 10:23 AM on January 15, 2004

Woo Woo.
posted by mathis23 at 11:52 AM on January 15, 2004

This guy used to think I was going to sue him or something. Woo woo.
posted by tranquileye at 12:32 PM on January 15, 2004

What do you do about people like this in your online communities?

Expose them to ridicule, generally.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 5:06 PM on January 15, 2004

MetaFilter: a quantum shift in the anomaly paradigm.
posted by SPrintF at 6:39 PM on January 15, 2004

the whistles go WOOOOOOOO!
posted by roboto at 5:48 AM on January 16, 2004

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