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yoink

Jan 27, 2005, 4:16 AM
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Guys,
if you think someone is a troll, how about just ignoring them rather than posting 'TROLL' or some other snide comment.

You could be wrong and are just insulting someone who wants an answer...

see here for an example.

Just ignore them.


Premier slotperfect  (D 13014)

Jan 27, 2005, 5:11 AM
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What if it's a legitimate question from a new user? In that case ignoring him might have a negative result.

Although it was a little clunky in this thread, I think it's important for every user to understand the dynamics of the forums. Most of that is available right away through reading the Forum Rules, FAQ, the sticky post at the top of the Introductions & Greets Forum, and the individual forum descriptions. The rest comes from experiencing the forums from within. I don't think there is ever a pinnacle of learning here, since the community evolves over time.

People that intentionally post inflammatory crap (sometimes behind anonymous or false profiles) are few and far between, but there has to be some sort of accountability here or Sangiro's beloved community will spin into disorganized noise. Occasionally stereotyping or profiling happens as a result of the few knuckleheads who are bent on being disagreeable. That doesn't make it right - we just get to continue looking for a way to rise above it.


yoink

Jan 27, 2005, 6:36 AM
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In reply to:
What if it's a legitimate question from a new user? In that case ignoring him might have a negative result.

Just as negative as posting "I fly a TROLL" or similar. I'm not suggesting not posting advice, simply that there's no need to put whether or not you think someone is trolling - especially not multiple times in a single thread.


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as a community we just get to continue looking for a way to rise above it.

I agree completely! Smile


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Jan 28, 2005, 10:22 AM
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Perhaps mandatory fields within the profile would help things?



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