Trolls.....

Thursday, July 3, 2003 by ImStein | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

I don't know if anyone noticed.... but Evil stirred the pot and left.I thank all of you who have acted with maturaty and politeness, so that the thread didn't get nasty.Kudos to all. So what other trolls are out there?
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Tech-Cat
Reply #1 Thursday, July 3, 2003 8:16 PM
I kind of wonder if starting a thread like this only brings attention to trolls that they desire and therefor feeds them. The best way to deal with trolls is to ignore them.



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MadIce
Reply #2 Thursday, July 3, 2003 8:49 PM
No. Ignoring the trolls will make them continue what they do.

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IPlural
Reply #3 Thursday, July 3, 2003 9:00 PM
ah ha! verbal fencing with the decidedly dysfunctional is always a venture well served, NOT
ImStein
Reply #4 Thursday, July 3, 2003 9:15 PM
And who put the "fun" in dysfunctional anyway?
IPlural
Reply #5 Thursday, July 3, 2003 9:37 PM
kinda like who put the "O" in the Oreo cookie ?

Ahhh! Troll'eo Cookies!
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ImStein
Reply #6 Thursday, July 3, 2003 9:46 PM
well... It wasn't trolls...I can tell you that!!!
Tech-Cat
Reply #7 Thursday, July 3, 2003 10:32 PM
No. Ignoring the trolls will make them continue what they do.


"When you suspect that somebody is a troll, you might try responding with a polite, mild message to see if it's just somebody in a bad mood. Internet users sometimes let their passions get away from them when seated safely behind their keyboard. If you ignore their bluster and respond in a pleasant manner, they usually calm down.

However, if the person persists in being beastly, and seems to enjoy being unpleasant, the only effective position is summed up as follows:

The only way to deal with trolls is to limit your reaction to reminding others not to respond to trolls.

When you try to reason with a troll, he wins. When you insult a troll, he wins. When you scream at a troll, he wins. The only thing that trolls can't handle is being ignored."

quoted from http://members.aol.com/intwg/trolls.htm#WCBD

Trolls are looking for a reaction. Trolling is like fishing. They set the flame bait, and those that respond are the fish that bite the bait. If you respond they win.


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IPlural
Reply #8 Thursday, July 3, 2003 10:38 PM
well, actually with any badly behaving dog you can either beat the hell out of them, or ignore them.

Beat the hell out of them and they figure they are getting the attention they needed to begin with even if it is negative attention.

Ignore them when bad and reward them when good and you change the animals personality. That or you get ride of it.
Tech-Cat
Reply #9 Thursday, July 3, 2003 10:44 PM
Trolls are out to get a rise out of people. A dog that behaves badly does not yet know the rules or does not comprehend. Trolls and dogs are completely different.



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Tech-Cat
Reply #10 Thursday, July 3, 2003 10:47 PM
"The moderator of a message board may not be able to delete a troll's messages right away, but their job is made much harder if they also have to read numerous replies to trolls. They are also forced to decide whether or not to delete posts from well-meaning folks which have the unintended effect of encouraging the troll."
http://members.aol.com/intwg/trolls.htm#WCBD

Just something to consider before responding to a troll.



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IPlural
Reply #11 Thursday, July 3, 2003 10:54 PM
very true, ignore the bad and reply to the good...

that is the point of the anology...

changing behavior..


Tech-Cat
Reply #12 Thursday, July 3, 2003 10:58 PM
Good analogy then. Sorry I did not get the connection the first time.


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Leo the Lion
Reply #13 Friday, July 4, 2003 9:15 AM
I'm with you Tech Cat and IPlural
MadIce
Reply #14 Friday, July 4, 2003 12:24 PM
You can stop most trolls without much fuzz, but some (like Teddy) can only be stopped by removing their posting abilities.
Doomgaze
Reply #15 Friday, July 4, 2003 12:40 PM
well, actually with any badly behaving dog you can either beat the hell out of them, or ignore them.


or you can beat the owner for being ignorant.
which is the prefered option
ImStein
Reply #16 Friday, July 4, 2003 12:47 PM
or you can beat the owner for being ignorant.which is the prefered option


sometimes that doesn't even help
ImStein
Reply #17 Friday, July 4, 2003 12:51 PM
at least this is a thread where you are free to dicuss the matter though, htats why I created it....that and curiosity!!!
Doomgaze
Reply #18 Friday, July 4, 2003 3:19 PM
it does when you beat them hard enough. (the owner)
IPlural
Reply #19 Friday, July 4, 2003 7:41 PM
maybe the owner, in the backyard with the dog?

IPlural
Reply #20 Friday, July 4, 2003 7:41 PM
oops double post
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