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Old 08-24-2014, 08:31 AM  
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Trolls are not a problem

I read the article and have to agree. If there's a troll, the simple way to deal with it is the Ignore Button. Why bother the administrators and/or moderators with them? Sooner or later, they go away when discovered.

Read interesting article @ http://voxday.blogspot.com/2014/08/t...t-problem.html
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Old 08-24-2014, 12:42 PM  
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It's a nice theory but in practice it doesn't work. Most forum members can't or won't find or use the ignore function and at the end of the day trolls drive members away. Trolls attract more trolls.

Most forum members avoid confrontation and conflict on forums - they are willing to disagree but want polite differences of opinions. Trolls amp up hostility enough so that engaging them is not worth while for most folks - they just stop logging in. Trolls can kill a site in my experience.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:12 AM  
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It's a nice theory but in practice it doesn't work. Most forum members can't or won't find or use the ignore function and at the end of the day trolls drive members away. Trolls attract more trolls.

Most forum members avoid confrontation and conflict on forums - they are willing to disagree but want polite differences of opinions. Trolls amp up hostility enough so that engaging them is not worth while for most folks - they just stop logging in. Trolls can kill a site in my experience.
Exactly right!.
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