PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Charles Dumbwin
 
Comments: 70
Article views: 741
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Charles Dumbwin's badges.
 

I’m trollin’, they’re hatin’

20 July 2012, 12:55

In the short time that I’ve been on these forums, I seem to have amassed an “anti-fan club” of sorts.  Of the forty-plus thousand friends of News24, only about three are mine.

I’ve even managed to drive the atheists into a little support group on Facebook, where they can all hold hands whilst singing Kumbaya.

So I’ve decided to conduct my own private survey in order to determine the Dumbwin hate-gauge so that I may improve my online relations with the Dumbwin anti-fan club.

Keeping the masses appeased here is like being a contestant on a nightmarish reality TV show - Survivor News24, season 1 - I’m playing to stay alive, but right now it’s not looking too good.

If I’m not being ‘twittitioned’ on Twitter with a pending ban from this site, I’m being harassed at home, the phone ringing off the hook all night with irate Internet users threatening me and my Chihuahua, Pedro Alonso Lopez,  with much harm.  (Okay, I made that last part up, but it makes for good fiction).

I’ve been called all sorts of things.  In fact, every vulgar word and expression known to man has been hurled at me, with venom - and at least five new expressions I’d never heard before; that one about my mom was just nasty.

The unprecedented levels of abuse I’ve endured have left mortal wounds and deep emotional scares; so much so that I’m currently on the ‘regular caller’ list at Life Line - the good people there have been very understanding.  The last counsellor I spoke with talked me out of doing something terrible.  I was so close.  She said, ‘Charles, please listen Charles?  Don’t do it.  It’s not worth it.  Put that ice-cream down, binging won’t help.’

I even dashed off to my GP, asking for a prescription for something to take the edge off, but he wouldn’t help me either - said something about this whole mess being ‘self-inflicted’.  Whatever...

So in a last ditch attempt to improve relations with the News24 users, I’m playing my last hand – no poker face this time – just straight-up Charles; neat, virgin, extra virgin, pure unadulterated-open-cards-heart-on-my-sleeve, Dumbwin.

So only one question remains then:  Which News24 camps are the most aggrieved with the rantings and musings of one, Charles Dumbwin?

Right now, I think it’s a tossup between; ANC Youth Leaguers, atheists or Lions/Stormers supporters (I love them all, by the way). 

I’m hoping this survey reveals the accurate numbers so that I can revisit my stance and do some deep soul-searching this weekend - in between the rugby of course – because I desperately need to improve my poor online diplomacy record with the News24 hordes.

Failing that, I’m calling Life Line.

PS – I might be leaving Survivor News24 tonight, once the tribe has spoken.

I’ll go tally the votes...

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
70 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Sean Parker
Which car would you max on this r...

If given the opportunity to reach the top speed of any car on an airfield, which set of wheels would you choose to go blisteringly quick in a straight line? Read more...

0 comments 4354 views
Submitted by
MikeHampton
Third force behind The President'...

Politics is a knife that cuts into the Public every which way it can. Politics is the sociopath, the Public its willing victim. The Public needs to demand better instead of praising sensationalism, gossip and bias over logic and truth. Read more...

0 comments 1374 views
Submitted by
GakwiMashego
Palestinians have nothing to gain...

Palestinian political unity is the biggest threat to the occupation. And demanding that Hamas disarm is the biggest threat to the unity agreement between Palestinian factions. Read more...

0 comments 134 views
Submitted by
Robyn Boake
Once the pride of CT, the MyCiti ...

Up until recently it was a service that Capetonians were proud of, a service bragged about as an example of what could be achieved as a solution for the masses. But that all changed. Read more...

0 comments 851 views
Submitted by
Jan Badenhorst
Matric results in less than a mon...

The matric results for the 2017 matric class will be available to students at their schools, in the newspapers and online, on 5 January 2018. Read more...

0 comments 731 views
Submitted by
Lindie Langa
#CR17 camp must guard against ove...

Anything is still possible, and it doesn't take a miracle for the votes to swing any which way on voting day. Read more...

0 comments 204 views
 

services

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.