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Internet Trolls
« on: December 07, 2005, 12:37:29 pm »
Have you heard the term troll used to describe a person on an Internet Forum ?

The following link is to an article written by Timothy Campbell.

For those who are interested in keeping our online community a nice place to stay, please take 7 minutes of your time and read it.

http://members.aol.com/intwg/trolls.htm
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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2005, 01:51:44 pm »
Very good stuff! :)

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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2005, 10:59:31 pm »
Very interesting article. Will have to remember it for the future.



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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2005, 07:17:36 am »
Excellent information Marshal! ;D
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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2005, 07:34:42 am »
If anyone wants to see an example of a board suffering trolls, PM me and I give you the URL.  It can be visited and read without registration.  I rarely sign on.

It has nothing to do with shooting 'n no, it isn't a porn or political board.  It has to do with a national sport.

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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2005, 09:28:30 am »
Good info.  I especially liked the link to the writting page.


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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2005, 11:04:20 am »
I agree.  It should be mandatory reading for every Internet board user

Perhaps you could get permission to copy it here and post it as a sticky and every member must read it and sign off before they can post.

I don't know if that's possible but it sure would be helpful.


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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2005, 06:23:37 pm »
This is great information. Thanks, Marshal.

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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2005, 01:02:43 am »
Altho Ive not yet lerned how to use it, thats what the ignore button is for!
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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2005, 01:30:17 am »
If trolls are poisoning our group, then suspend there rights here for a while.then if they still wont play nice run them out of town!There is no more western tradition. Most people at some point or another offend someone weather or not they mean to.This is not for the casual offender, but Ill bet the moderating team could come up with a very short list without much effort. My wife and I board our horses at a public barn. of the 50 members there are two that seem to enjoy public outbursts. rather than allow these two people make the other 48 miserable they are going to find there privileges suspended for a short time, and if they still cant act right they will be asked to leave. its for the good of the community!
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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2005, 07:10:44 am »
Good information.  I even took the time to read the part on writing messages. 

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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2005, 08:49:57 am »
Good information.  I even took the time to read the part on writing messages. 

Scout, I doubt you have ever offended anyone.   In the 10 years or so I you and I have been on various boards I can't recall one message that wasn't informative, witty or in someway helpful.  You shouldn't change a thing Pard.


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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2006, 10:05:46 am »



Thank you for that info... I had no idea,,,,,,

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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2006, 09:19:46 pm »
Sad that this is necessary to post here, but definitely worth the reading. Thanks for the link.
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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2006, 05:08:18 am »
Great stuff Marshal, thanks for posting it.

The SASS wire has an ignore button and I use it.  Got 8 trolls in my cage over there. ;D  Do we have one here? 

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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2006, 08:03:21 am »
Them's good words.  Yup, there's times my dander gets riled up and I'm learnin' slow not to take the trolls bait.  I'm also learnin' not to be one myself just cuz I feel like firein' off a broadside.  Tough goin', but I'm workin' on it.

Thanks, this thread helps to put it in perspective.

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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2006, 08:44:04 pm »
I thought a troll was something we drag behind a boat while fishing for sharks  ;D

Let it be done.

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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2006, 09:15:02 pm »
OT:  Dang, Mike!  Didn't know they had sharks in CLEAR LAKE.

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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2006, 09:03:19 am »
I thought a troll was something we drag behind a boat while fishing for sharks  ;D

Let it be done.

Mike

These is the kind a trolls with big warts on their noses and spend most of the time sittin under a bridge.
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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2006, 08:09:11 pm »
You send me a troll -- I got my CALICO workin' real good.  100 rounds fast !!
I'll feed them to carp type fish. !!!

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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2006, 04:23:24 am »
Got me 'nother troll tonight on the SASS wire. ;D  Put 'em in my cage over there.  Got me 9 of 'em in the cage now. ;D ;D

Sure wish we had troll cages here.
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Re: Internet Trolls
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2006, 07:59:02 am »



                                                                 


Here’s my rendition of a “Troll” (in smiley form) please feel free to use it with the [ img ] ----- [ /img ] brackets for tagging malcontents as they invade the tranquility of the board.

If management so chooses to add this to their repertoire of special smile’s for board members to use, have at it. 
   
Here’s the URL:   http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/TDooley/568208321.jpg

I have used it myself on other boards, on several occasions, to give a heads up to fellow board members, and in every case the Trolls (once identified) departed, for greener pastures, or came to the attention of management, and got booted.

 
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