I’ve heard several owners of Dash describe themselves as “counter-trolls.” They pride themselves on monitoring social media for false claims about Dash, and then responding to the troll with correct information.
Some counter-trolls even go so far as to try to draw attention to the troll himself. They try to call him out and “make him famous,” in the hopes that this will dis-incentivize the troll from making false claims in the future.
The above tactic is no doubt wildly entertaining to execute. I’ve seen the wide-faced grins that spread across counter-trolls’ faces as they recount stories of slaying the nay-sayers with their logic, facts, and historical data. Triumph after triumph. Victories unending. The proverbial body count of Dash-hating trolls is stacked to the ceiling – of their thorough slaying, I have no doubt.
But perhaps we’d do well to remember one thing: slaying Dash trolls is only fun. It is not, simultaneously, profitable. Dash’s price never rose a penny because someone successfully tongue-lashed a troll on Twitter.
On the whole, counter-trolling doesn’t achieve new investors. It doesn’t grab headlines in new publications. It doesn’t get Dash listed on any new exchanges, or get any new businesses to accept it for payment, or make it easier to buy and sell with fiat.
It’s fun, and that’s all it is.
If there were such a thing as a CEO of Dash (which there isn’t) and if I were that person (which I’m not), my instruction to my employees would be this:
“Spend your time counter-trolling for Dash as frequently as you think it wise to spend your time drinking strong whiskey.”
Because everyone likes a guy who can cut loose and have some fun at the right times. But no one likes a noisy drunk.
If I didn’t hear people hating on Dash I’d be very worried Lol
While I see the point, I also have to point out that if done right you can educate the most overlooked group in any online argument… .the fence sitter. They are the quiet ones that no one hears about, but they are often quite aware. Now it is true that the number of the fence sitters which are actually moved by the “discussion” wrought by troll slaying is likely few… the fact that they may have learned something new about dash is quite possible. It could get them to give dash a second look, or maybe a first look in some cases. So making a bit of noise in order to fend off trolls can be useful, but the writers need to remember that on top of correcting the misinformation… they are really targeting the quiet masses watching the spectacle. If done right… some people may become interested in learning more.
Least that is my hope anyways.
I thought Ryan Taylor was the CEO of Dash – that is what the website states. Can someone clarify what Amanda means when she says there’s no CEO?
There is no “CEO of Dash” because it’s a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). For example, I work for the Dash Force, funded by Dash, yet the Dash Core team has absolutely no authority over me. Taylor is the CEO of Dash Core, one of the many entities under the DAO.
Awesome, thanks for the clarification!