What is going on here?



  • Ok, so I get it - some passive/agressive troll is creating havok.  When I started this account over a copuple months ago, I could see this guy was trouble; but it looked handled.

     So whoola - a new member, trying to post and hang out.

     

    But I spend 5 minutes in the forums and his "spark to troll" methods are getting threads (where the OP hasn't even had a chance to reply) - locked?  What is this, should I (or anyone else in the same shoes as I am) even bother?  The hell is going on with public forums.  Everyone is saying slashdot is dead and given what I'm seeing - this place is dieing before I can have a chance to experience it.

     I'll assume PMs are private, but I am curious why this guy is allowed to go on?



  • It looks a little as though you mistakenly created a new thread.

    Trolls must be ignored to death. There is no other method.



  • Seriously, what in the hell are you talking about?  This reads like you were on meth when you wrote it.  It's full of half-completed sentences and thoughts.  Care to explain what you mean?



  •  @morbiuswilters said:

    Seriously, what in the hell are you talking about?  This reads like you were on meth when you wrote it.  It's full of half-completed sentences and thoughts.  Care to explain what you mean?

    I think he is venting his bitterness about his failed thread: http://forums.thedailywtf.com/forums/p/9504/175330.aspx#175330

    No one wants to talk about his thread, so naturally it must have been ruined by trolls.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    No one wants to talk about his thread, so naturally it must have been ruined by trolls.
    It was posted around eight hours ago, and it has two replies. Does he really expect more than a post every few hours? TDWTF forums just don't move that fast.



  • @Welbog said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    No one wants to talk about his thread, so naturally it must have been ruined by trolls.
    It was posted around eight hours ago, and it has two replies. Does he really expect more than a post every few hours? TDWTF forums just don't move that fast.

     

    Hey, apparently it is because trolls messed it up.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Hey, apparently it is because trolls messed it up.

    Trolls, you say?  Hey, I bet it was the same trolls who came into my house last night and emptied all my liquor bottles!  We must catch them! 



  • Can you please give some specifics as to what you are talking about?  You don't have to name the "troll", but which threads in particular are you referencing?  

    Threads typically don't get locked due to a troll's post; it is typically due to the ongoing responses to a troll's post. 



  • I noticed two things recently. First, threads are getting deleted and censored, that always makes for a good board, you know where what people say is erased. Tidiness is such a fantastic quality, practiced by fascists throughout history.

    Second, the use of the word "troll" is a convenient way to dismiss someone with who's opinion you don't agree with, and has devolved into nothing more than an ad-hominem attack. Other sources of fail for this board are overly prissy regulars who have some imagined sense of decorum, but are really intellectually unsophisticated people who are unable to 1) take a joke 2) handle conflict without crying 



  • @chebrock said:

    I noticed two things recently. First, threads are getting deleted and censored, that always makes for a good board, you know where what people say is erased. Tidiness is such a fantastic quality, practiced by fascists throughout history.

    Second, the use of the word "troll" is a convenient way to dismiss someone with who's opinion you don't agree with, and has devolved into nothing more than an ad-hominem attack. Other sources of fail for this board are overly prissy regulars who have some imagined sense of decorum, but are really intellectually unsophisticated people who are unable to 1) take a joke 2) handle conflict without crying 

    Stop trolling, you trolly Captain Troll McTrollface! 



  • @chebrock said:

    but are really intellectually unsophisticated people who are unable to 1) take a joke 2) handle conflict without crying 
     

    Again, I remind you, the jokes you posted that were deleted, were deleted by the same mod harassing us all, not by me. I don't have that power. I know you called me out for that before and it got deleted, so I figured I would clear the air.

    However, I do attack you often, because you often post very stupid flamebait, and you fully admitted that you would become a troll because you did not get your way in the ektron thread. You have done many stupid and trollish things, so I do not feel bad about calling you troll at all.

     

    You are correct however, that the word troll is getting thrown around against any post someone doesn't agree with. The worst offender of late is our suddenly resurfaced 'moderator' Jeff S. He clearly has no concept of what 'troll' means and clearly has personal issues he feels like resolving through abuse of his moderator abilities.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Again, I remind you, the jokes you posted that were deleted, were deleted by the same mod harassing us all, not by me. I don't have that power. I know you called me out for that before and it got deleted, so I figured I would clear the air.
     

    I just appologized in another thread, and let me do so again for blaming you. That was a completely tool-ish thing to do. I just assumed that you were a mod.

    Please feel free to call me a troll, as long as I may defend myself as well, without censorship. 

     

     



  • @chebrock said:

    I just appologized in another thread, and let me do so again for blaming you. That was a completely tool-ish thing to do. I just assumed that you were a mod.
     

    Yeah, post overlap. It is all good.

    I never flamed you for that, as I know how frustrating senseless moderation can be, especially when you have a mod who cannot figure out proper moderator etiquette like making sure he sends notification and proper reasoning with a deleted post.

    @chebrock said:

    Please feel free to call me a troll, as long as I may defend myself as well, without censorship. 

    Amen.


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