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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 01:01 PM
Stop Feeding the Trolls


Just as a reminder, it's common among forum communities to have one or more people with intentions (that only they know the reasons/beliefs behind that drive them to do it), to upset others and/or gain an emotional reaction out of those others. They "attack" personally in order to control you remotely - and win when they get any sort of knee-jerk reaction from the intended target(s).

Problem is, when you give them that attention, they've "hooked" you on their fishing expedition, and the only result that will happen by responding to the troll is to have them continue further in their attempts to reel you (and/or others) in with further/deeper reactions. Trolls love the control. Stop giving them what they want.

Stop feeding the forum trolls at BajaNomad.

Report and ignore them.

So you know, from a technical standpoint, I can remove ALL of a users posts with a single mouse-click. If, however, you interact with a troll - and smear (I couldn't think of a better word at the moment) a thread by quoting/replying to them further, that's considerably more work for your humble board admin/mod (meaning me).

Your consideration and help is appreciated.

REMEMBER: report and ignore.

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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 01:05 PM


I believe it was quite a few years ago that cartoonist Mike Reed created a site on forum personalities, which he labeled "Flame Warriors".

For your info and humor, here's the link to that site:

http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/

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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 01:07 PM


Forum Troll

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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 01:11 PM


Use the report button that looks like this:





And I'll get out the Troll Spray:

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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 01:27 PM


Trolls? What do those critters eat?:biggrin:
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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 02:07 PM


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Trolls? What do those critters eat?
I believe that more than anything... they eat up everyones' time.

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thumbup.gif posted on 7-8-2009 at 03:19 PM


Thank you Doug! Much appreciated. :yes:



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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 03:28 PM
The rules


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Just as a reminder, it's common among forum communities to have one or more people with intentions (that only they know the reasons/beliefs behind that drive them to do it), to upset others and/or gain an emotional reaction out of those others. They "attack" personally in order to control you remotely - and win when they get any sort of knee-jerk reaction from the intended target(s).

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Obviously there is certain amount of tolerance regarding the rules and those "trolls" you talk about. And yes, replying or even defending to flammatory or untrue comments usually ends up as fodder to same.

Guilty here about engagement tho, why shouldn't I or anyone else defend lies and slandor. Would that really stop their shenanigans? I don't think it's right that people have to tiptoe around these jerks. That in itself is fundamentally wrong imho. I have to shut up or hold back or risk being attacked if I post something unbefitting to them? It goes way beyond adult conversation unfortunately sometimes.

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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 04:33 PM


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It goes way beyond adult conversation unfortunately sometimes.




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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 04:36 PM


So "Adult Conversations" are alright then?:coolup:



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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 04:43 PM


Thanks Doug... It is good to see that you are out there and have some control over your site!

Now, if we can only get some of the old Baja gang back onto Nomad!




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lol.gif posted on 7-8-2009 at 04:46 PM
You have conversations?


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So "Adult Conversations" are alright then?:coolup:


I thought it was just:

How much?

For what?

How long?



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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 05:50 PM


Thanks Doug!
I read the forum at least weekly.
You have a great site that I recommend to everybody.
Sometimes it's fun to read and/or watch the toll wars.
Just don't bite on the bait.
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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 05:53 PM


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Guilty here about engagement tho, why shouldn't I or anyone else defend lies and slandor.


Boy, you really just don't get it.




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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 06:30 PM


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Quote:
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Guilty here about engagement tho, why shouldn't I or anyone else defend lies and slandor.


Boy, you really just don't get it.


100% correct pointy guy!

Is this thread about trolls? Oh crap, I thought it was tolls, OOPs! I guess it did get a few bites.

btw Dennis u gotta learn to get things in proper context, violence though? I'll be happy to engage you off line. Shame I/we don't live closer. We could toast something.;D

Now who says u can't be yourself, you???:lol::lol:




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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 06:43 PM
OK, Doug


LOOK UP !!!! ^^^

There's one.

Sickum.




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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 06:46 PM


Very, Very Nasty TROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:o:o



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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 06:53 PM


Welcome back, it would be nice if you stayed, but you would get too carried away. Any friend of Dennis is a friend of mine, except DK.:bounce::bounce::bounce:



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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 06:59 PM


Tom

How long do you think you have.:lol::lol:




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[*] posted on 7-8-2009 at 06:59 PM


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Welcome back, it would be nice if you stayed, but you would get too carried away. Any friend of Dennis is a friend of mine, except DK.:bounce::bounce::bounce:


Can't we all just get along?

Gee Wiz Comitan, what is it going to take to play nice? :?:

Seriously, can't we all agree to love Baja but respect our political opinions without bashing? :light:

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