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Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) started his time on the forums with a post detailing the 7,500 mile journey across Canada that he had recently completed. This was initially greeted with great enthusiasm, but respect for his story began to wane after Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) kept bumping the thread. One individual asked him to stop bumping it, saying that it was getting old, but Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) could not comply with his request for more than a week at a time, although eventually he felt he had given the topic of moped potential enough tribute and ceased the bumps. However, his habit of posting brief, informative sentences in the "author" and "subject" lines (instead of listing an author and subject) began to annoy Harold the forum moderator who saw only one format for the forum, that format which excluded efficient use of the forum's true potential for dissemination of information. The real trouble began though when the Tomos oil injector debate started. At the time, there were mixed feelings about the quality of the Tomos oil-injector system; a tiny minority of people felt that it was safest to remove the oil-injector and run premix to avoid what was almost certain failure of a flawed system. Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn), having ridden 7,500 miles across Canada on his oil-injected Tomos for a total of 10,000 miles, now 12000 miles (one year later) and stood up for the merits of the system. He claimed that premixing was messy, unnecessary, dangerous, stinky, and inaccurate, and that premixing increased the likelihood of getting sediment or particulate matter in the gas tank or fuel lines. A small minority of forum users disagreed with this viewpoint and had no problem with expressing their dislike of him and his notions, expressing some of their opinions in childish vitriole and more adult insults and even threats. Targaped finally became angry at the insults, and began to jump into every thread, posting multiple times about the "amazing" Tomos oil injectors and injectors in general. He also created many discussions in both the repair forum and general forum with other "tips" he had acquired from his experience, namely using baby powder when installing a tire, and getting a decent tire iron to help install tires. Although the intention behind sharing these tips was good, the repetitiveness of his posts, his refusal to acknowledge harmful viewpoints common to MA, and his increasingly characteristic name changes began to draw the attention and anger of other forum users, many of whom also used name changes for humourous effect. Eventually, Targaped's (Robert Mosurinjohn) posts became so annoying that Harold, the forum moderator, was forced to begin locking or deleting the discussions he started or contributed to. Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) interpreted this action as a "big brother" attempt to stifle his viewpoints and freedom of speech, and instead of quietly backing off Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) decided to wage war on the system. His posting rate increased exponentially, and his posts no longer held helpful intentions only, but some were intended to antagonize and frustrate those few who had belittled him and his helpful posts, as well as entertainment for those posters who were 'on his side', and of those there were many. He was also intent on "exposing the tyranny" of the forum moderation. The content of his post and his conspiracy theories only continued to get crazier and crazier, in a good crazy sort of way, especially as he discovered that some other forum posters were actually Harold's alternate identities, Harold using his seven computers different IPS to further his tyranny and dictatorship over the forums. One of Harold's "alternate identities" was Jerry, a forum user who led the opposition to Tomos oil injectors and always signed his posts with "Peace. Jerry." Harold accidently used the fake 'Jerry' ID on his 'Harold' IP, and that blew the cover. Harold encouraged the minority to begin signing their posts with "Peace. Jerry" to cover his own tracks. Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) became convinced that many who disagreed with his viewpoint were the same persons, or at least had been brainwashed as if in a communist totalitarian collective .. rubbing about like ants .. those antlike creatures multiplying their identities to stengthen their weak argments. As the Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) drama escalated, he was seen by the small minority, the elitist clique, to 'poison' (O Gasp) the forums with its constant and annoying presence. The small minority of posters began to rally for a call to block Targaped's (Robert Mosurinjohn) IP address so that the forums could return to normal. Although the debate and blocking process took several days, Targaped's (Robert Mosurinjohn) IP address was eventually blocked. Unfortunately, Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) has returned multiple times with new accounts and new IP addresses, only some of which have been blocked .. and also blocked were some new MA users who Harold or someone in his clique falsely identified as Targaped, who continues to frequent the general forum and repair forums, spouting off his theories on oil injectors, the "worthlessness" of the help that can be found in a few Moped Army posts, spark plugs, Tomos mopeds, tire installation, and several other topics. Although his posts can be moderated in the general forum, the repair forum remains intermittently a depository for his productive ramblings and attempts to calm others who argue because of senseless paranoid diatribes. However, Targaped has greatly assisted our moped community by, for instance, posting authoritative content revealing that the 'Plug Chop' method of testing air/fuel/oil mix need not be done when the plug is hot, a practice that until then was performed routinely and potentially to the destruction of threads in engine head and on plug. Targaped also steered the community towards use of manufacturers' manuals and recommendations and routine maintenance which had been relegated as unnecessary. We thereby nominate Targaped for Honourary Membership in Moped Army, and give him the title 'Most Noble, Well Intentioned, excellently knowledged and Prolific Troll of the Decade'.  
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Robert Mosurinjohn, more commonly known to the moped community by the name '''Targaped,''' (also known as ''Olympian'') is one of the most prolific abusers of the Moped Army forums.
  
History
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[[Image:Mosurinjohnrobertws3.jpg|thumb|Targaped (picture is 5 years old)]]
Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) started his time on the forums with a post detailing the 7,500 mile journey across Canada that he had recently completed. This was initially greeted with great enthusiasm, but respect for his story began to wane after Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) kept bumping the thread. One individual asked him to stop bumping it, saying that it was getting old, but Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) could not comply with his request for more than a week at a time, although eventually he felt he had given the topic of moped potential enough tribute and ceased the bumps. However, his habit of posting brief, informative sentences in the "author" and "subject" lines (instead of listing an author and subject) began to annoy Harold the forum moderator who saw only one format for the forum, that format which excluded efficient use of the forum's true potential for dissemination of information. The real trouble began though when the Tomos oil injector debate started. At the time, there were mixed feelings about the quality of the Tomos oil-injector system; a tiny minority of people felt that it was safest to remove the oil-injector and run premix to avoid what was almost certain failure of a flawed system. Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn), having ridden 7,500 miles across Canada on his oil-injected Tomos for a total of 10,000 miles, now 12000 miles (one year later) and stood up for the merits of the system. He claimed that premixing was messy, unnecessary, dangerous, stinky, and inaccurate, and that premixing increased the likelihood of getting sediment or particulate matter in the gas tank or fuel lines. A small minority of forum users disagreed with this viewpoint and had no problem with expressing their dislike of him and his notions, expressing some of their opinions in childish vitriole and more adult insults and even threats. Targaped finally became angry at the insults, and began to jump into every thread, posting multiple times about the "amazing" Tomos oil injectors and injectors in general. He also created many discussions in both the repair forum and general forum with other "tips" he had acquired from his experience, namely using baby powder when installing a tire, and getting a decent tire iron to help install tires. Although the intention behind sharing these tips was good, the repetitiveness of his posts, his refusal to acknowledge harmful viewpoints common to MA, and his increasingly characteristic name changes began to draw the attention and anger of other forum users, many of whom also used name changes for humourous effect. Eventually, Targaped's (Robert Mosurinjohn) posts became so annoying that Harold, the forum moderator, was forced to begin locking or deleting the discussions he started or contributed to. Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) interpreted this action as a "big brother" attempt to stifle his viewpoints and freedom of speech, and instead of quietly backing off Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) decided to wage war on the system. His posting rate increased exponentially, and his posts no longer held helpful intentions only, but some were intended to antagonize and frustrate those few who had belittled him and his helpful posts, as well as entertainment for those posters who were 'on his side', and of those there were many. He was also intent on "exposing the tyranny" of the forum moderation. The content of his post and his conspiracy theories only continued to get crazier and crazier, in a good crazy sort of way, especially as he discovered that some other forum posters were actually Harold's alternate identities, Harold using his seven computers different IPS to further his tyranny and dictatorship over the forums. One of Harold's "alternate identities" was Jerry, a forum user who led the opposition to Tomos oil injectors and always signed his posts with "Peace. Jerry." Harold accidently used the fake 'Jerry' ID on his 'Harold' IP, and that blew the cover. Harold encouraged the minority to begin signing their posts with "Peace. Jerry" to cover his own tracks. Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) became convinced that many who disagreed with his viewpoint were the same persons, or at least had been brainwashed as if in a communist totalitarian collective .. rubbing about like ants .. those antlike creatures multiplying their identities to stengthen their weak argments. As the Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) drama escalated, he was seen by the small minority, the elitist clique, to 'poison' (O Gasp) the forums with its constant and annoying presence. The small minority of posters began to rally for a call to block Targaped's (Robert Mosurinjohn) IP address so that the forums could return to normal. Although the debate and blocking process took several days, Targaped's (Robert Mosurinjohn) IP address was eventually blocked. Unfortunately, Targaped (Robert Mosurinjohn) has returned multiple times with new accounts and new IP addresses, only some of which have been blocked .. and also blocked were some new MA users who Harold or someone in his clique falsely identified as Targaped, who continues to frequent the general forum and repair forums, spouting off his theories on oil injectors, the "worthlessness" of the help that can be found in a few Moped Army posts, spark plugs, Tomos mopeds, tire installation, and several other topics. Although his posts can be moderated in the general forum, the repair forum remains intermittently a depository for his productive ramblings and attempts to calm others who argue because of senseless paranoid diatribes. However, Targaped has greatly assisted our moped community by, for instance, posting authoritative content revealing that the 'Plug Chop' method of testing air/fuel/oil mix need not be done when the plug is hot, a practice that until then was performed routinely and potentially to the destruction of threads in engine head and on plug. Targaped also steered the community towards use of manufacturers' manuals and recommendations and routine maintenance which had been relegated as unnecessary. We thereby nominate Targaped for Honourary Membership in Moped Army, and give him the title 'Most Noble, Well Intentioned, excellently knowledged and Prolific Troll of the Decade'.
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==History==
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Targaped started his time on the forums with a post detailing the [[Travels With A Donkey Slashed Out Moped|7,500 mile journey across Canada]] that he had recently completed. This was initially greeted with relative enthusiasm, although respect for his story began to wane after Targaped kept bumping the thread. A few individuals asked him to stop bumping it, saying that it was getting old, but Targaped could not comply with their request for more than a week at a time. His habit of posting often rambling and un-related sentences in the "author" and "subject" lines (instead of listing an author and subject) also began to annoy other forum users.
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However, the trouble really began when the [[Tomos]] oil injector debate started. At the time, there were mixed feelings about the quality of the Tomos oil-injector system; many people felt that it was safest to remove the oil-injector and run premix to avoid what was almost certain failure of a flawed system. Targaped, having ridden 7,500 miles across Canada on his oil-injected Tomos, stood up for the merits of the system. He claimed that premixing was too hard, messy, unnecessary, dangerous, stinky, and inaccurate, that always having to carry around oil was a hassle, and that premixing increased the likelihood of getting sediment or particulate matter in the gas tank or fuel lines. The majority of forum users disagreed with this viewpoint and had no problem with expressing their dislike of him and his notions.
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He began to jump into every thread, posting multiple times about the "amazing" Tomos oil injectors. He also created many discussions in both the repair forum and general forum with other "tips" he had acquired from his experience, namely using baby powder when installing a tire, and getting a decent set of tire irons to help install tires. Although the intention behind sharing these tips was good, the repetitiveness of his posts, his refusal to acknowledge other viewpoints, and his increasingly characteristic name changes began to draw the attention and anger of other forum users.
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Eventually, Targaped's posts became so annoying that Harold, the forum moderator, was forced to begin locking or deleting the discussions he started or contributed to. Targaped interpreted this action as a "big brother" attempt to stifle his viewpoints and freedom of speech, and instead of quietly backing off, agreeing to disagree, or making calm and logical arguments, Targaped decided to wage war on the system. His posting rate increased exponentially, and his posts no longer had helpful intentions. Instead, he was intent on "exposing the tyranny" of the forum moderation. The content of his post and his conspiracy theories only continued to get crazier and crazier, as he began to believe that other forum posters were actually Harold's alternate identities, identities that Harold supposedly used to further his tyranny and dictatorship over the forums.
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One of Harold's "alternate identities" was Jerry, a forum user who led the opposition to Tomos oil injectors always signed his posts with "Peace. Jerry." As a joke, many forum users began signing their posts with "Peace. Jerry" since Targaped seemed convinced that everyone who disagreed with his viewpoint was the same person anyway.
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As the Targaped drama escalated, it began to poison the forums with its constant and annoying presence. Posters began to rally for a call to block Targaped's IP address so that the forums could return to normal. Although the debate and blocking process took several days, Targaped's IP address was eventually blocked. Unfortunately, Targaped has returned multiple times with new accounts and new IP addresses, only some of which have been blocked. He continues to frequent the general forum and repair forums, spouting off his theories on oil injectors, the "worthlessness" of the help that can be found on Moped Army, spark plugs, Tomos mopeds, tire installation, and several other topics. Although his posts can be moderated in the general forum, the repair forum remains intermittently a depository for his inane ramblings and attempts to provoke others to argue with his senseless paranoid diatribes.
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==Posting Characteristics==
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Targaped's posts generally have the following characteristics:
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#Uses the subject line as either an extension of the title or the beginning of the post body
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#Says lots of good things about Tomos mopeds, especially the oil injectors
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#Has reasonably good grammar and spelling
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#Occasionally posts gibberish or things that are completely off-topic and nonsensical, or may contain only a period (.), comma, semi colon, exclamation mark, etc.
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#Make religious (Christian) references relating to smiting us all.
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==How to Deal with Targaped Encounters==
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IGNORE THEM. <br>
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'''<big>IGNORE THEM.</big>'''<br>
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Have we made ourselves clear? You accomplish NOTHING by arguing. Responding to his posts only bumps them back up to the top where everyone has to look at them, and frankly, that's counterproductive. If you MUST respond to something he has said, please use the talk page of this article to express your feelings.
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==Forum Links==
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The following list is only a tiny percentage of the threads started by Targaped or about Targaped. Searching for threads pertinent to this section is very difficult for two reasons. First, the majority of his spam/conspiracy theory posts have been deleted from the forums. Second, Targaped's trademark of posting under many "author" names means you would have to know all of those names (many of which are nonsensical and convoluted) to find the desired information.
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*[http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/discuss/1/526182/526182/ The Targaped is Crazy Thread]
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:A way to contain all the Targaped drama so it wouldn't poison the forums. Also a good summary of people's feelings about Targaped.
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*[http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/discuss/read.php?f=1&i=526164&t=526164 Anti-Troll Warfare for Dummies]
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:An excellent tutorial written by Harold on how to deal with the Targaped (and other troll) situations.
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*[http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/discuss/1/517999/517999/ Why trolls feed on us and how you can help stop it]
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:Another excellent tutorial, this time written by Nate Bandit, in response to the Targaped situation
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[[Category: Moped Culture]]

Revision as of 17:13, 26 October 2008

Robert Mosurinjohn, more commonly known to the moped community by the name Targaped, (also known as Olympian) is one of the most prolific abusers of the Moped Army forums.

Targaped (picture is 5 years old)

History

Targaped started his time on the forums with a post detailing the 7,500 mile journey across Canada that he had recently completed. This was initially greeted with relative enthusiasm, although respect for his story began to wane after Targaped kept bumping the thread. A few individuals asked him to stop bumping it, saying that it was getting old, but Targaped could not comply with their request for more than a week at a time. His habit of posting often rambling and un-related sentences in the "author" and "subject" lines (instead of listing an author and subject) also began to annoy other forum users.

However, the trouble really began when the Tomos oil injector debate started. At the time, there were mixed feelings about the quality of the Tomos oil-injector system; many people felt that it was safest to remove the oil-injector and run premix to avoid what was almost certain failure of a flawed system. Targaped, having ridden 7,500 miles across Canada on his oil-injected Tomos, stood up for the merits of the system. He claimed that premixing was too hard, messy, unnecessary, dangerous, stinky, and inaccurate, that always having to carry around oil was a hassle, and that premixing increased the likelihood of getting sediment or particulate matter in the gas tank or fuel lines. The majority of forum users disagreed with this viewpoint and had no problem with expressing their dislike of him and his notions.

He began to jump into every thread, posting multiple times about the "amazing" Tomos oil injectors. He also created many discussions in both the repair forum and general forum with other "tips" he had acquired from his experience, namely using baby powder when installing a tire, and getting a decent set of tire irons to help install tires. Although the intention behind sharing these tips was good, the repetitiveness of his posts, his refusal to acknowledge other viewpoints, and his increasingly characteristic name changes began to draw the attention and anger of other forum users.

Eventually, Targaped's posts became so annoying that Harold, the forum moderator, was forced to begin locking or deleting the discussions he started or contributed to. Targaped interpreted this action as a "big brother" attempt to stifle his viewpoints and freedom of speech, and instead of quietly backing off, agreeing to disagree, or making calm and logical arguments, Targaped decided to wage war on the system. His posting rate increased exponentially, and his posts no longer had helpful intentions. Instead, he was intent on "exposing the tyranny" of the forum moderation. The content of his post and his conspiracy theories only continued to get crazier and crazier, as he began to believe that other forum posters were actually Harold's alternate identities, identities that Harold supposedly used to further his tyranny and dictatorship over the forums.

One of Harold's "alternate identities" was Jerry, a forum user who led the opposition to Tomos oil injectors always signed his posts with "Peace. Jerry." As a joke, many forum users began signing their posts with "Peace. Jerry" since Targaped seemed convinced that everyone who disagreed with his viewpoint was the same person anyway.

As the Targaped drama escalated, it began to poison the forums with its constant and annoying presence. Posters began to rally for a call to block Targaped's IP address so that the forums could return to normal. Although the debate and blocking process took several days, Targaped's IP address was eventually blocked. Unfortunately, Targaped has returned multiple times with new accounts and new IP addresses, only some of which have been blocked. He continues to frequent the general forum and repair forums, spouting off his theories on oil injectors, the "worthlessness" of the help that can be found on Moped Army, spark plugs, Tomos mopeds, tire installation, and several other topics. Although his posts can be moderated in the general forum, the repair forum remains intermittently a depository for his inane ramblings and attempts to provoke others to argue with his senseless paranoid diatribes.

Posting Characteristics

Targaped's posts generally have the following characteristics:

  1. Uses the subject line as either an extension of the title or the beginning of the post body
  2. Says lots of good things about Tomos mopeds, especially the oil injectors
  3. Has reasonably good grammar and spelling
  4. Occasionally posts gibberish or things that are completely off-topic and nonsensical, or may contain only a period (.), comma, semi colon, exclamation mark, etc.
  5. Make religious (Christian) references relating to smiting us all.

How to Deal with Targaped Encounters

IGNORE THEM.
IGNORE THEM.

I G N O R E   T H E M !

Have we made ourselves clear? You accomplish NOTHING by arguing. Responding to his posts only bumps them back up to the top where everyone has to look at them, and frankly, that's counterproductive. If you MUST respond to something he has said, please use the talk page of this article to express your feelings.

Forum Links

The following list is only a tiny percentage of the threads started by Targaped or about Targaped. Searching for threads pertinent to this section is very difficult for two reasons. First, the majority of his spam/conspiracy theory posts have been deleted from the forums. Second, Targaped's trademark of posting under many "author" names means you would have to know all of those names (many of which are nonsensical and convoluted) to find the desired information.

A way to contain all the Targaped drama so it wouldn't poison the forums. Also a good summary of people's feelings about Targaped.
An excellent tutorial written by Harold on how to deal with the Targaped (and other troll) situations.
Another excellent tutorial, this time written by Nate Bandit, in response to the Targaped situation