It takes a village idiot: The jerks of online forums

Discussion forums are magnets for some of the jerkiest people on the 'Interwebs'. We profile a dozen of the most common and annoying forum jerks--from 'The Antagonist' to 'The Conspiracy Theorist'.

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<h2>Who ARE these people?</h2><br><br> Online comment forums create ample opportunity for behavior of such extreme jerkitude that it can drive even the most patient Netizens batty. You know what I'm talking about: The know-it-alls, fight-starters, and doctrinaire zealots who seem to frequent every message board on the entire 'Interwebs', using any and every topic as a springboard for their sociopathic gratification. We've sifted through pages of forum messages to find the most absolutely asinine tactics. So get ready to cringe: On the pages that follow you'll meet our nominees for the 12 biggest jerks of the Web's online forums.<br><br> For additional coverage of the jerky and embarrassing demimonde of the Web, check out these stories:<ul><li>"[[xref: http://www.pcworld.com/article/142229/jerks_of_the_web.html|Jerks of the Web|" by Erin Biba</li><li>"[[xref: http://www.pcworld.com/article/155510/top_10_tech_embarrassments_youll_want_to_avoid.html|Top 10 Tech Embarrassments You'll Want to Avoid]]" by Dan Tynan</li><li>"[[xref: http://www.pcworld.com/article/127823/the_13_most_embarrassing_web_moments.html|The 13 Most Embarrassing Web Moments]]" by Christopher Null</li></ul><br><br><b>Illustrations by Mike Reed</b>

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