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David Randall Silveria

Silveria, David Randall. David Randall Silveria was born on 21 September 1972 in San Leandro, California. He is known for trolling Korn, which is a nu metal band he was a founding member of, but later left under a storm. He is known for his associations with kiwifar.ms, a website that trolls people with disabilities and promotes paedophilia, especially by calling such persons “Lolcows.”

TROLL: David Randall Silveria is known for trolling former bandmates at Korn and people with disabilities on kiwifar.ms. Courtesy: David Randall Silveria

TROLL: David Randall Silveria is known for trolling former bandmates at Korn and people with disabilities on kiwifar.ms. Courtesy: David Randall Silveria

David Silveria was one of the original five members of the nu metal band Korn. On 7 January 2013, David Silveria updated his status on his official Facebook page stating, ‘Korn fans need to flood the Korn site telling them Korn isn’t Korn without the original five!!!‘ He then went on to say in a later status that fans should ‘Flood Jd’s and Munkys twitter to bring the original 5 back together” and later commenting that he had ‘made contact’, after which fans began predicting that a full reunion would happen.

On 7 January 2013, guitarist Brian Head Welch gave an interview about Silveria. “David has really said some crazy things online about personal things and he’s not in a place where people would really want him around,” he said. “That happened before I talked with them but I guess the things he said were really crazy.
Those guys were in a band together for so long so I don’t know, but for now it’s just not going to happen.

On 11 August 2013, Silveria took to his personal Facebook account to state that “[t]here are a lot of things I did for the band that they don’t like to admit I did.” He then went on to say in a later post that he blamed the band’s “Cookie cutter” musical direction after Follow the Leader for his lack of interest from that point.

On 17 August 2013 Silveria responded to the criticisms of his post on Ray Luzier and Korn. “To be clear I am NOT talking bad about Ray,” he said.My posts have been about my work with Korn during our early years specifically during our first three records.

Silveria has claimed that he could restore Korn’s original sound, and says that he would like to have a discussion with the band about their early days, the future of the band and Korn’s original sound. Jonathan Davis disagreed. “I will never never play with him again,” he said. Thus statement appears to be a reference to the title of Korn’s first single ‘Never Never’ from its album, The Paradigm Shift.

Silveria married Shannon Bellino in 1997 but the couple divorced a few years later, they have two children together. David later then married Victoria Silveria. On 25 March 2012, David Silveria was arrested in Huntington Beach for driving under the influence. He said that he had taken a sleeping pill, and that he was not under the influence. He had been out socialising with friends and family including his wife Victoria Silveria the night before at 2nd floor bar. It was announced on 9 February 2013, that Silveria had pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of sleeping pills. In exchange for his guilty plea, a hit-and-run charge was dropped and he was able to avoid jail time.

David Randall Silveria is known by the pseudonyms: Silvy, Billy, Bilther, Bill, Dog, Doug, Wally Balljacker, Walter Ballsack. He names his influences as Tommy Lee of Mortly Crüe.

Joshua Conner Moon

Moon, Joshua Conner. Joshua Conner Moon (born 19 December 1992) is a notorious troll who targets people through his Kiwi Farms websites.

TROLL: Joshua Conner Moon is a troll. Courtesy: Matthew Hopkins

TROLL: Joshua Conner Moon is a troll. Courtesy: Matthew Hopkins

Joshua Moon has been accused of boasting of liking large quantities of sadistic child pornography. Joshua Conner Moon conned the 8chan website out of $12,000 by providing them with code that did not work.

Moon runs the Kiwi Farms website. News website Heat Street says of Kiwi Farms, “They exist only to watch the world burn.” The Twitter account for Kiwi Farms resulted in a permanent ban. Kiwi Farms has been banned by numerous hosting for violating their terms and conditions, including Linode, Gandi.net and Digital Ocean. In 2016 the Montserrat Internet authorities shutdown his wikifar.ms domain. He is known for making rape threats and posting racist rants on Twitter.

Josh Moon is known to switch his support between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, having registered to vote on 28 December 2010.

Joshua Conner Moon’s pseudonyms include Josh Moon, Null, Ichverbot, Ibanx.

Josh Conner moon is a cyber-bully.

MOON STALKER: Josh Conner moon is a cyber-bully. Courtesy: Obtained from Facebook.

Further information

Read news about Joshua Conner Moon on Crocels News. Read further articles about Joshua Conner Moon on Crocels Base. See Joshua Conner Moon’s page on Encyclopedia Dramatica. Contact Joshua Conner Moon by email at ichverbot@gmail.com, by telephone on 1 (850) 449-7183 or by post at 3750 Don Janeal Rd Pensacola Fl 32526.

Dealing with Haters and Lolcows – Don’t feed the trolls?

In terms of Internet trolling, the summer of 2013 might be remembered for the vile rape-callout trolling against Caroline Criado-Perez and Stella Creasy MP. While shocking messages about rape on the Internet are nothing new – as people like Jake Baker have been brought before the courts for doing so before social media. This tutorial explains how people who are targeted by Hater trollers (i.e. Snerts, E-Vengers and Iconoclasts) can get enjoyment from all the attention, even if it is vile as that against Caroline Criado-Perez and Stella Creasy MP. I recently told Nicky Campbell on BBC Radio 5 Live that people who have been sent rape threats should “enjoy” them. He found this out of place, but what I meant was they should take it with a pinch of salt and use it to mock the Haters, as Isabel Fay did in this explicit video, which is available for download for charity from Amazon.co.uk:

If one has strong views that one expresses on the Internet it is likely one will be targeted by Haters in some shape or form. One can either feel overwhelmed by this or learn to enjoy the attention. If one goes into public life – even as a community councillor like I did – one should expect to be abused even if one doesn’t want to. Below you can see a message posted about me on the Internet on the Pontytown website. It was a reposting by a Pontypridd councillor called Mike Powell who supported the untrue comments about me by a user that hid behind the pseudonym ‘ValleyBoy.’

TROLLED: A message board post where untruths are told about me and agreed to by prominent politicians.

TROLLED: A message board post where untruths are told about me and agreed to by prominent politicians.

You can see from above that the comments are very personal and as an elected representative wet behind the ears – as I was at the time – can easily get grossly offended and report this free speech to the police as I did, but this is something that more experienced politicians would not do. When abuse like this is posted online the best thing to do is not ‘feed the trolls’ but just ignore it. It will eventually go to the bottom of the pile, but if one engages with it, one might end up being painted into a corner and/or the post be in the search results of Google or other search engines. One can see how this happened with me on the Urban75.net website in the image below:

INDEXED: This image shows how by engaging with people stating mistruths about me had unwanted consequences.

INDEXED: This image shows how by engaging with people stating mistruths about me had unwanted consequences.

Engaging with those trolling will usually end up in one becoming ‘Big Man,’ which is a type of ‘lolcow.’ Lolcows are people who after a series of attacks from other users (called flame wars) or the posting of other content not wanted by the community end up being regularly targeted if they stay on the community. The Big Men, who assert authority in their opinions, are created when a person is set up on by community members. Even if one thinks one is being pro-social, like a Flirt or MHBFY Jenny, if one is overly targeted by the Haters one becomes a Big Man.There are thus some things one might want to bear in mind if one is in a situation where one could end up being a Big Man:

  • Keep in areas where you control the content. If you use public message boards, like Urban75.net, you are at risk that content you post, or is posted about you, cannot be removed. Stick to your wall on Facebook or similar websites where you can delete content. If you want to say something you a friend whom you have loose social ties with post it on your wall with their name within it so you control the thread and not them.
  • Don’t take abusive messages seriously. If someone attacks you for your looks or any other aspect of you, it is not true, but the people posting it are saying it to hurt you. Act as if the cap doesn’t fit – if you were as bad as the Haters say you are, then they would have not interest in you, as if they are Snerts it is likely they want to dash your confidence as they lack it themselves.
  • Enjoy the attention. Even if abusive content is posted to you directly, you should see it as ‘all flames are good flames.’ If Haters post messages – even ones as vile as saying you’ll be raped as with Caroline Criado-Perez – that is a vote of confidence in you and can give you views more credibility due to that which the Hates lack. In a recent election I only got 3 votes, but that is three votes more than my critics who didn’t stand against me. Each vote, like each flame, is someone saying they care enough about you to vote for you. So long as the message is not grossly offence you might want to repost (e.g. retweet or share)  it so your followers can take on your Hater on your behalf, turning them into a Lolcow. For many Haters this is not what they want, but others will enjoy the attention, which after the reposting would no longer be on you.

The 3 Types of Lolcow

Lolcow, n. A type of Internet user who will get into conflicts online, such as on bulletin boards, and will then be targeted continually by other users of that website because of their compulsion to act the same way as got them trolled in the first place.

Of the 12 types of Internet trolling, three of them can be singled out as Lolcows – The Big Man, the Ripper and the Chatroom bob.

Lolcow Type Description
Big Man Driven by ‘Order’ forces. A Big Man does trolling by posting something pleasing to others in order to support their world view. They hold strong and unchangeable opinions and will be targeted because of this. Big Men enjoy this attention more than others would want.
Ripper Driven by ‘Thanatotic’ forces. A Ripper takes part in self-deprecating trolling in order to build a false sense of empathy from others. They usually have issues no one wants to help them with offline and so use online communities to seek help. Because they ignore others’ suggestions – just wanting attention – they become targets for regular abuse and often retort “I was only trolling.
Chatroom Bob Driven by ‘Existential’ forces. A chatroom bob takes part in trolling to gain the trust of others members in order to exploit them. They usually use online communities for their own purposes, more often than not with a sex-related motive. They are targeted because people see them as ‘creeps,’ and despite their high opinions of their appeal they struggle to achieve it.