Yeah, this kind of behavior was actually observed by the creators of the web comic Penny Arcade about 4 years ago and coined the "Greater Internet F*ckwad Theory" (GIFT). I think this (not kid-safe?) comic describes it best:
I agree that using real names is a good way to promote more accountability (and hope I haven't been too much of a f*ckwad up until now) and will follow suit in changing my display name.
Where do these people come from? L-O-L
I like this idea, they need to implement it across the board on the internet. We'd have less guys like the one below.
monkeysk8er33 (Youtube.com) commenting on other people's parkour/freerunning vids
This shit is so amatuer. I'm better than these guys.
I am a traceur idiot.
Do you know what the deffinition of traceur is?
n. A practitioner of the sport/art of parkour. Is a skilled runner and jumper. Often has the ability to perform various acrobatic techniques, but not necessarily so.
I AM a traceur, dumbass.
You think he's high and mighty because he's made a few decent videos? I've seen 12 year olds with more skill then these guys. I really hope this isn't their best. It's pathetic. And you can't say shit unless you have something to show, so shut the f#ck up loser.
I respect people who deserve it. And the kind of traceur you speak of is something you'll never be, neither will I. Your talking about people like Xin, and David Belle. Most traceurs aren't so "honorable". And your deffinition of honorable probably isn't right. Should I pull the dictionary out again? I really don't want to, but I will if you aren't done being an idiot. I could pull up igorant too. You'd fit into that one pretty well.
They're the only ones who truely know what they're doing. David Belle especially seeing as how he created the f#cking sport jackass! And 98% of the "community" are useless. Most "traceurs" can't even call themselves such.
Go for it. Your just going to be wasting your time. I talk to Mr. Belle more than any of you do. He has acknowledged my abilities. I have connections dumb ass.
There really is something to that F*ckwad theory afterall.
Guys like these calling themselves traceurs is the last thing PK/FR needs.