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Science Report - White Knights V. Black Knights

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avatar TheFancyCritics
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-----------------------------------White Knights V. Black Knights----------------------------------

Hypothis: Seventy Five Percent of more of people on the Internet, Troll, are generally "Bad", and rarely help others. While the rest, are split between guys that don't care, and white knights.

Materials: My brain, a keyboard, the internet, people.

In a PMC chat, I posed as a girl, and used Death_Butter as a way to get people to defend me. I told them he began to harrass me after I said I was a girl, do not worry, he was in on this. Everything worked out in the end, and I thank him for his co-operation.

-Shadowdemand (White Knight)
-Saiyen Ceja (White Knight)
-Blockorz (White Knight)
-:Name Withheld: (Black Knight)
-Death_Butter: (Testee)
-Exurbia (Chat Admin that allowed me to do this)
-About Ten Others that just sat there and said nothing

With this said, the ratio between Good People V. Evil People on PMC is 3/1.

Youtube:
On one page, this is what I calculated.
-Four Guys were White Knights
-Five were Black Knights

With this said, we can calculated that a four to five ratio on Good V Bad on Youtube is, not good at all. Lets say, 5,000,000 people use Youtube. That would mean that only (Rough EstimatE), 500,000 people are "Good" on youtube, and the rest are "Bad", and leave hate comments. Now, people may sway sides, so lets say, only 250,000 are "Good", and 3,750,000 people are "Bad".

So, the conclusion is simple. On smaller communities, such as PMC, the community will act as a "Shield" against Black Knights, while on large communities, Black Knights will overwelm the Black Knights.

What does this mean for PMC? Keep the community small, the larger the community grows, the more of a chance that Black Knights will be attracted, and may do harm to the community, the White Knights will leave, and the Black Knights will "win teh internetz"

Vocabulary:
White Knight - One who defends Women, Children, and other people on the internet, often in hopes of ethier being more well liked, or because, in the cases of a girl, may want to go out with said person. Most of the time, White Knights lack social skills, and the means, in real life to protect others, and resort to a fantasy land where they protect the land. This is not bad, but can be annoying at times.

Black Knight - One who picks on others, "attacks" White Knights, and is a "Troll". They do this to gain notoriety, and be feared. In real life, these people tend to be anti-social, while they may think they do it for "the lulz", they actually do this, to feel more secure. Most of the time, a Black Knight has real life issues, that only a professional can help with.

Thank you for reading my report.

(This is very short, but it should tell you a lot)
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11/28/2012 11:07 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Blob
blibbob
I agree with your outlook on the whole white knight, black knight thing, I've encountered more than my fair share of "black knights" while online, whether it be as a server admin or on here posting projects, and as you said many have real life issues

However a lot of the time, whether it be a project thief, a greifer or general pain in the neck, it isn't always something big, i'd say a lot of the time it's envy, frustration from inability to achieve as good as the next guy in a project or just being bored due to not having something to do.

In a way White and Black knights are more similar than they appear. While acting as a server admin I actually encountered one of these black knights, I helped him out and got him more focused on building and now he's made it to moderator. Well that's just my opinions anyway.
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08/09/2012 12:35 am
Level 79 : Legendary Grump
Cipher_Punk
So your conclusion is that everyone on the internet has personal issues?

Sounds like some self-projecting there.
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08/09/2012 12:47 am
Level 26 : Expert Scribe
TheFancyCritics
I do have social problems, I only have two friends. I can admit it though. And er, not everyone is a White Knight or Black Knight, some people are in between, they were just not part of my experiment, and I just wanted to calculate the ratio between White Knight V. Black.
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