This chapter of the Fanpop user identification guide is all about Medal whores. Maybe you think you may have come across one a while back, or you’re just not sure how to classify the one you just met? Check out this handy guide! The Spammer:
Forget about actually helping a club, this user just wants their medal, and doesn’t give a rip how they get it. Have you guessed that this type of Medal Whore uploads tons of useless, similar, or identical contributions just to get a medal? If so, congratulations, you’re correct. Think pages and pages of picks with maybe just the choices flipped around, heaps of almost identical images, (They aren’t the same-just look really, really closely!), stacks of video’s that have already been uploaded, just these are sa pamamagitan ng different YouTube users, etc. Sadly, you can’t really ulat these people, since their contributions, possibly sa pamamagitan ng a bit of a stretch, technically ARE relevant. And no, this person doesn’t really care if they’re clogging up the clubs image/video/links section, nor do they respond to polite comments about how they really aren’t helping the club at all. These people tend to not announce that they want medals, since they either don’t want to make it even madami obvious they’re Medal Whoring, or they don’t want to get called on it. These people also labor under the delusion that they’re actually helping the Spot in tanong they’re whoring on. NOTE:
Not ALL people who act like this are Medal Whores. Some people just spam for reasons that are beyond me. Classification:
Slightly dangerous, as they can lead you to fits of rage if you happen to stumble across their whoretributions. They also tend to leap into an angry sort of denial if you ever make any attempt to call them on their spam, and often turn the whole thing around and get mad at you for even daring to SUGGEST such a thing, (“OHMIGOSH, how could you SAY that my fifty pages of similar Artist XYZ music video stills are identical and clogging up the image feed?! YOU HEARTLESS JERK! *sulk*). Best way to deal? Just flip to a different club and hope their Spamtributions will at least be covered up the susunod time you visit that spot. If you’re REALLY unlucky and this type of Medal Whore has hit every club you frequent, just log off and try to resist the urge to smash your computer. The Beggar:
If anything at all can be sinabi for the Spammers
, at least they’re not lazy. At least they’re making an attempt to “earn” their medals, unlike the Beggars
. These people make a few contributions, usually just enough to try and make it look like they’re not just there for that medal, then the post, PM, and IM people to “Please please PLEEEEEEASE” tagahanga their “oh-so-awesome” contributions because they really want that medal. Also, as should now be obvious, these people don’t try and hide the fact that they just want a medal. They almost seem to take pride in the fact that they’re a Medal Whore. They also don’t tend to be that grateful either. For example: Beggar:
Hey, will you please tagahanga my stuff in this spot? Here’s a link: You:
*I’ll just do it to shut them up* Fine…. Ok, I fanned a few of your images. Beggar:
Just a FEW?! Oh…..fine. Thanks, I guess. Bye, I’m not gonna talk to you again unless I need something, and that is of course the reason I even talked to you in the first place.
They are also the type to just announce that they want a medal, often on the spot wall, or post sagot asking people to help them get a medal/how to get a medal. If you spot one of these, proceed with caution. Classification:
Harmless but annoying, unless you tell them to your faces you’re not going to help them. Then, expect explosions. The upside: They don’t clog up your magpabago feed. The Downside: They’re annoying and hard to avoid.
There are generally a few ways of dealing with this type of Medal Whore if they bug you to tagahanga their stuff: a.
tagahanga the stuff just to shut them up, then later go un-fan it all. b.
Ignore, Ignore, Ignore. If they post on your wall, alisin it. If they PM you, don’t’ respond. They chat you on meebo, block them or pretend you’re not there. Eventually, when they see you’re unresponsive, they’ll ilipat on to another victim. This doesn’t always work though, since some Beggars
can be sneaky, and start an innocent-seeming conversation before bugging you to aid them in their Medal Quest. c.
Flat out refuse. Say no. You can take this the polite route and just tell them you’re not a tagahanga of whatever the club is for, or you can just be direct and lecture them about Medal Whoring and how bad/annoying/etc. it is. Lets just say that if you take this route, be prepared to waste a lot of time on explanations, or to get hate from the Beggar
and their friends. a
are generally better options. The Controversial Sneak:
This type of Medal Whore is often mistaken for being unintelligent, or a troll. The way they tend to operate is to post something controversial somewhere on a spot, and just wait. If it’s controversial or stupid enough, people will comment the heck out of it, therefore speeding this tagahanga up on their way to their Medal.
For example, they might post things like, I only like novel XYZ because the characters are hot
, or I think that Global Warming could easily be stopped if we just built a giant air conditioner.
After people have nagkomento the crap out of their post, they often act as though they’ve been convinced sa pamamagitan ng their arguments, and then desperately seek some other ridiculous opinion to go public with.
It’s often hard to identify this type of Medal Whore, for obvious reasons, but be on your guard. And if you see a post that seems too stupid to be true, steer clear! Classification:
Completely harmless, and generally less annoying that most other kinds of Medal Whore. Best strategy is to just not comment on their posts. The nice part is that they’re easy to avoid, and unlike other types of Medal Whores, confrontations are rare, as they aren’t soliciting specific people to help them on their way to Medal-dom. NOTE:
Not everyone who posts ridiculous or purposely controversial things is a Controversial Sneak
. Some people are just plain stupid. The Comment Queen/King
This person is similar to the Controversial Sneak
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A pagtitip. post, 1000 Reasons why Musician ABC Rocks!
or 1000 Reasons Actor PQR is better than Actor TUV
What makes this type of Medal Whore somewhat likable is that they can actually post things that help or encourage a spot, and commenting on their Forums/picks/answers/etc, can be fun, especially if you REALLY think that Actor PQR kicks TUV’s butt, and you’re not afraid to say so! NOTE:
Not everyone who posts stuff like this is a Medal Whore. Some people are just trying to have fun. This is just a technique some Medal Whores may potentially use. Classification:
Completely harmless. Tend to not be annoying, and can make good contributions to a spot. Often, through their whoring, they can actually improve a spot or encourage others to join, and really, who cares about any ulterior motives of theirs in that case?