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Re: How do you deal with haters?

Postby grsupercity » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:44 am

I think it would be hilarious to unban all of those haters on that facebook page. See how many of them actually rejoin. Then pull the rug out from under them and reban them all.
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Re: How do you deal with haters?

Postby RCjunkie » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:02 am

WOW! Thanks for answering this question Robb, enlightening and very entertaining to read. Had no idea the 'hate' for you was bad enough for people to take the time to set up a Facebook page. If you don't like something that is not harming anyone why would you spend your time and energy on the 'hate' instead of just moving along? I just don't get it. Then again, I am old so that may have something to do with it.

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Re: How do you deal with haters?

Postby robbalvey » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:07 am

grsupercity wrote:I think it would be hilarious to unban all of those haters on that facebook page. See how many of them actually rejoin. Then pull the rug out from under them and reban them all.

Actually, it's funny you mention that! I have had the thought to totally wipe the slate clean of everyone banned on all our socials and the forum and see who actually ends up coming back, regardless of the horrible stuff they said, because you know most of them are saying all that stuff because they are just upset with themselves for being so stupid as to get themselves banned from a theme park site, but can't take personal responsibility for their own actions.

I did a test of this a few months ago. I think it was back in April or May I unbanned ALL of the blocks we had on Twitter and I figured this would be a good way to see which of those people are truly awful and continue to post disparaging stuff about us, and which ones would start following us again.

Oddly enough, about 1/3 of them actually sent me a message saying "thank you" for unblocking us, about 1/3 of them started posting more hate (to which I blocked them again), and I think the other 1/3 just don't use Twitter anymore! lol

But at least we now know how it all shook out. Those that we re-blocked again absolutely proved that they deserved it and were the ones who were really being hateful and malicious. It was certainly a fun experiment! ;)
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Re: How do you deal with haters?

Postby robbalvey » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:36 am

laqueefa wrote:This is pretty much my reaction every time I witness some form of hating. Knowing they're pouring countless wasted time and energy into their pettiness...

The crazy part about it is how some of them will say things like "Alvey has wayyyyy too much time on his hands" but the reality is that some of these people have been at this for FIFTEEN to TWENTY years!!! That's a *LOT* of wasted time and a lot of hate. And where has it gotten them? A Facebook page with a handful of other haters? Congrats, you've done so much for yourself and society! lol

Me on the other hand, I'm actually proud to say that thanks to building TPR into what it is today, I actually DO have time on my hands to write an article like this. It's a nice byproduct of owning your own successful business! :p
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Re: How do you deal with haters?

Postby Intaman » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:54 am

The amount of negative and bitter comments out there are as mind-boggling as they are disturbing. Rather than understand the reasons why they were banned and subsequently, no longer welcomed, they deflect the blame onto Robb and fail to own their issues/flaws/insecurities. They resent themselves over their failures, so to cope, they negatively dwell on Robb and TPR (and hope they'll feel better). That is toxic and mentally and emotionally damaging and unhealthy. Plus, it's complete projection. With the Internet especially, there is no way that all people will connect and flourish in any one community. Obviously, something like a banning has adversely impacted these people and has caused way more damage to them then any low-grade, envy-inspired, bitter-laced insult they can fathom. It's ironic that some of Robb's greatest antagonists are those that have attempted and have ultimately failed at entering his line-of-work. Cased closed. There is clearly motive and an agenda among many out there who are unable to replicate Robb's success with TPR since they lack the business acumen/savvy and approach.

And they claim Robb wants attention? They want Robb to notice them and to somehow feel (which won't happen!) special, which is why they spend hours and days and weeks and years crying over how Robb banned them from TPR. :lol: Based on their reactions to a "banning", I think few "healthy" people would or do want them around anyway unless it's with each other (misery loves company). I would also suspect that those that say Robb has too much time on his hands are those that actually have too much time on their hands, which is why they spend every waking moment stalking out Robb's activity across social media and attempting to track him down at events/DW and what not. Scary and creepy at the same time.
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Re: How do you deal with haters?

Postby Jakizle » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:59 am

That's the thing that makes them look the most pathetic - how hypocritical they are. Pretty much all of the things they say about you or TPR (which are mostly made up themselves) they themselves are doing! But I doubt they are smart enough to realize this. Thanks for such a great post truly showcasing how sad and hilarious the time spent by these people is. You go about it with the right attitude.

And personal attacks are just so wrong. Most people making fun of your weight are out of shape and obnoxious looking themselves. What idiots.

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Re: How do you deal with haters?

Postby 805Andrew » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:56 am

Trolling on the internet has gotten so ridiculous that this whole season of South Park has been dedicated to it (amongst other things). You just got take everything you hear and read with a grain of salt, laugh at certain ridiculous statements, and either ignore or have fun poking back at the haters.

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Re: How do you deal with haters?

Postby LeoBruz199 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:05 am

robbalvey wrote:I guess there is some truth to this...

"You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies"


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Oh well, I guess I won't be riding any coasters any time soon... Within the next 10 minutes anyways. :airtime: :airtimer:

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Re: How do you deal with haters?

Postby scbt » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:58 am

I think the best way I've seen anyone deal with haters is Cory Booker - He's the embodiment of "Kill them with Kindness".

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/02/24/how-cory-booker-handles-haters-on-twitter/

I have no clue how someone can have that much patience for people - he's a saint.

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Re: How do you deal with haters?

Postby LeoBruz199 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:41 pm

^Oh my... I almost cried when I read these. I'm sure they were tears of joy. I hope.
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Oh well, I guess I won't be riding any coasters any time soon... Within the next 10 minutes anyways. :airtime: :airtimer:

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