TROLLS!

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by p1ngpong, Oct 11, 2010.

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  1. p1ngpong
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    p1ngpong The King is Dead

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    Ok guys this problem has been bothering me for a while now, so I thought I should make a thread about it in site discussions.

    I have seen many instances since becoming a mod of people quoting obvious trolls, quoting posts that are obviously going to get trashed and replying in other ways to posts that will inevitably get trashed along with any responses to them. And the most frustrating thing is that I don't just see this from newcomers I also see this from members with thousands of posts here who issue reports all the time, and usually report the offending post after replying to it.

    Now this acknowledgement of trolls not only perpetuates their trolling and bumps it to the top of the latest discussion box, it also multiplies our workload by a vast amount. Instead of having to just deal with the problematic post itself we have to clean up all the responses to it as well.

    So what I would like from all you guys is to think before you hit the reply button. What will a response from me achieve when it will just end up being trashed with all the rest? So instead of hitting the reply button, just hit the report button instead.

    Thanks guys. [​IMG]
     


  2. Rasas

    Rasas Banned

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    I'm not exactly sure about how many posts are made on the website but if it makes your job easier I'll try to follow it. Though I think I rarely quote anyone. Don't feel like you have to respond to it I felt like making this post not sure why.
     
  3. Crystal the Glaceon

    Crystal the Glaceon GBATemp's Wolfdog™ The saint of all the sinners

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    I often try to avoid quoting a troll, but I will try harder next time [​IMG]
     
  4. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    I do this all the time.
     
  5. p1ngpong
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    p1ngpong The King is Dead

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    WELL STOP IT! [​IMG]
     
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  6. Scott-105

    Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

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    Not gonna lie, I'm guilty of that.
     
  7. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    A lot of time I can recognize a troll but don't believe what they posted is enough proof to get them taken care of so I play innocent for a post or three until they let loose an unmistakeable troll post. >>;
     
  8. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    I do this a lot, I reply and then report, from now on, I shall only report and not quote the messages.
     
  9. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. Apex

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    Remember, report trolls when you see them.
     
  11. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    Funny, I was a moderator for a mass MMO and I asked the main people managing the forums to let us take actions with this type of thing (obvious trolls replying to obvious trolls responses with quotes and such). Guess the response: "You are a volunteer moderator, if you do not like your position then I will accept your resignation." Needless to say after 3 years of moderating those forums with a 1: 2000 moderator to player online activity, I quit =P

    I do agree, it does make workload tedious to have to destroy all the posts infected with troll aids (or TRaids!!!)
     
  12. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    I actually have trouble figuring who is a troll, and who is just stating an unpopular opinion. Usually it's only the latter, and only the mods can see the fine trip wires... Then an explosion happens, and a warrant for Holmes arrest comes into light. Anyways, I will do my best to not trip these wires, and use the report button for good, not evil.

    Sorta off-topic: Which is worse, trolling or flame[bait/ing]. Or is there no distinction between the two.
     
  13. DigitalDeviant

    DigitalDeviant GBAtemp Addict

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    Will do p1ngpong!
     
  14. Phoenix Goddess

    Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

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    I'll try my best not to, I do it quite often, so I'll keep this in mind.
     
  15. p1ngpong
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    Yes you do! [​IMG]
     
  16. Phoenix Goddess

    Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

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    I can't help it, I think of you and I suddenly rage >=O

    But I'll do my best, that's all I can promise.
     
  17. [M]artin

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    Trolling is an artform.

    I somewhat agree with p1ngy here... if you suck hard at trolling then its time for you to GTFO.
     
  18. sstomouth

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    And trolling is stupid.
     
  19. antwill

    antwill Better Than You

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    Almost as stupid as the posts that space out the sentences like yours. (Yes I know it's in the image, but it's a good example of what I mean.)
     
  20. alidsl

    alidsl I am now a lurker

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    pingy is a troll
     
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