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LoopsEye
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9/22/2013 10:31:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Seriously ! I am looking for productive 1 to 1 discussion but every time some aborted fetus comes and uses cuss words and trolls around and wastes time and discussion

for a Good Discussino How to have Discussion with someone specific person/type of people there is any control over it?
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9/22/2013 10:52:16 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
If the person makes silly or irrelevant comments, just ignore them. The goal of a troll is to get attention, so the punishment is not to give them attention.

If the person uses profanity or personal insults, use the Report feature to notify the site. That tells management that you want discussions that are moderated for civility. It doesn't feed the troll, because having his post quietly deleted does not satisfy his need to attract attention.

If the person makes an outrageous, but not profane or insulting, statement about the topic, then quote him and ask if he is willing to defend his statement in a debate. Don't say anything beyond asking for a debate, because if you do he'll go off on a tangent. The debate request most often produces a clarification that by "up" he really meant "down." Sometimes he disappears. Occasionally you get a punish-the-troll debate, but not often.
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9/22/2013 11:22:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/22/2013 10:52:16 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
If the person makes silly or irrelevant comments, just ignore them. The goal of a troll is to get attention, so the punishment is not to give them attention.


This. People think they're doing the right thing by telling a troll off, but in reality it's giving them more fuel. Tons of people get enraged and try their best to tell the troll off, and it never works. So yea, best advice is too just not even acknowledge their existence.
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9/23/2013 1:55:26 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/22/2013 11:22:53 PM, emj32 wrote:
At 9/22/2013 10:52:16 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
If the person makes silly or irrelevant comments, just ignore them. The goal of a troll is to get attention, so the punishment is not to give them attention.


This. People think they're doing the right thing by telling a troll off, but in reality it's giving them more fuel. Tons of people get enraged and try their best to tell the troll off, and it never works. So yea, best advice is too just not even acknowledge their existence.

Idk about that. Me and Imabench had a pretty fun fight in the Conservative Only thread.
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9/23/2013 8:39:21 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/22/2013 10:31:55 PM, LoopsEye wrote:
Seriously ! I am looking for productive 1 to 1 discussion but every time some aborted fetus comes and uses cuss words and trolls around and wastes time and discussion

for a Good Discussino How to have Discussion with someone specific person/type of people there is any control over it?

He just uses cuss words? What a filthy novice.

Everyone knows that when there's a thread you don't like, you fill it to the rim with Spiderman.
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9/23/2013 9:46:21 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/23/2013 1:55:26 AM, donald.keller wrote:
At 9/22/2013 11:22:53 PM, emj32 wrote:
At 9/22/2013 10:52:16 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
If the person makes silly or irrelevant comments, just ignore them. The goal of a troll is to get attention, so the punishment is not to give them attention.


This. People think they're doing the right thing by telling a troll off, but in reality it's giving them more fuel. Tons of people get enraged and try their best to tell the troll off, and it never works. So yea, best advice is too just not even acknowledge their existence.

Idk about that. Me and Imabench had a pretty fun fight in the Conservative Only thread.

That was a pretty fun fight to watch XD
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RoyLatham
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9/23/2013 12:08:25 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/23/2013 1:55:26 AM, donald.keller wrote:
At 9/22/2013 11:22:53 PM, emj32 wrote:
At 9/22/2013 10:52:16 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
If the person makes silly or irrelevant comments, just ignore them. The goal of a troll is to get attention, so the punishment is not to give them attention.


This. People think they're doing the right thing by telling a troll off, but in reality it's giving them more fuel. Tons of people get enraged and try their best to tell the troll off, and it never works. So yea, best advice is too just not even acknowledge their existence.

Idk about that. Me and Imabench had a pretty fun fight in the Conservative Only thread.

It may be fun for both of you, but pee in your own punch bowl. Start your own thread. The reason that doesn't happen is because it defeats attention-seeking.
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9/24/2013 12:40:03 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Mr. Roy that was very informative and precise. Thanks alot!

& lol at

It may be fun for both of you, but pee in your own punch bowl. Start your own thread. The :reason that doesn't happen is because it defeats attention-seeking.
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9/27/2013 4:38:16 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/22/2013 10:31:55 PM, LoopsEye wrote:
Seriously ! I am looking for productive 1 to 1 discussion but every time some aborted fetus comes and uses cuss words and trolls around and wastes time and discussion

for a Good Discussino How to have Discussion with someone specific person/type of people there is any control over it?

The object should be to ignore trolls, not get rid of them.
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9/27/2013 6:16:53 PM
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At 9/22/2013 10:31:55 PM, LoopsEye wrote:
Seriously ! I am looking for productive 1 to 1 discussion but every time some aborted fetus comes and uses cuss words and trolls around and wastes time and discussion

for a Good Discussino How to have Discussion with someone specific person/type of people there is any control over it?

It's just not going to happen.
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9/27/2013 6:20:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/23/2013 12:08:25 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
At 9/23/2013 1:55:26 AM, donald.keller wrote:
At 9/22/2013 11:22:53 PM, emj32 wrote:
At 9/22/2013 10:52:16 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
If the person makes silly or irrelevant comments, just ignore them. The goal of a troll is to get attention, so the punishment is not to give them attention.


This. People think they're doing the right thing by telling a troll off, but in reality it's giving them more fuel. Tons of people get enraged and try their best to tell the troll off, and it never works. So yea, best advice is too just not even acknowledge their existence.

Idk about that. Me and Imabench had a pretty fun fight in the Conservative Only thread.

It may be fun for both of you, but pee in your own punch bowl. Start your own thread. The reason that doesn't happen is because it defeats attention-seeking.

But Its always funnier to pee in someone else's punch bowl though..... Its not funny if you pee in your own punch bowl, thats just weird.
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