In this day and age of bodybuilding, there are a contingent of fans who are quick to either right off amateurs looking to turn pro or in fact anyone who isn’t at the top of the heap. While it’s understandable to an extent, especially considering all the great bodybuilders who never went all the way, sometimes having high hopes for a prospect pays off. Cody Montgomery, Justin Compton, Dallas McCarver, these are just a few bodybuilders who were merely amateurs in the beginning but are all considered top prospects. McCarver himself has already cracked the top 10 in the world.
In mid-November 2012, an unknown number of Anonymous members coordinated and carried out a raid against the live chat section of the customer support department at , trolling the site’s staff members with the phrase “do you even lift?” On November 13th, Redditor MisSigsFan submitted a post titled “/b/ enjoys body building (a lot of screencaps but it’s worth it)”  to the /r/4chan subreddit, which featured a screenshot compilation of 100 live chat logs  revealing humorous exchanges between the staff members and trolls.
In April 2009, Poole was voted the world's most influential person of 2008 by an open Internet poll conducted by Time magazine.  The results were questioned even before the poll completed, as automated voting programs and manual ballot stuffing were used to influence the vote.    4chan's interference with the vote seemed increasingly likely, when it was found that reading the first letter of the first 21 candidates in the poll spelled out a phrase containing two 4chan memes: "mARBLECAKE. ALSO, THE GAME ."