Discussion in 'Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by alex, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. alex

    alex Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    who are trolls???
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    When talking about internet trolls, they are people who log on as bad names, disrupt threads, follow other posters around and harass them on the boards, or post the same things or questions again and again and again, even after people told them the answer to their questions or have told them to stop.

    Basically trolls are people who are disruptive and cause trouble for mods in that they get reports about them and we have to take care of it in the back.

    Here is the wiki page on trolls:

    An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who intentionally posts controversial or contrary messages in an on-line community such as an on-line discussion forum or group with the intention of baiting users into an argumentative response.[1]

    If you are talking about the ugly dolls with spiky hair that is fluorescent colors with gems in their belly buttons, that is a different thing.


    The nicer trolls live under rainbows too, but they are real trolls, not internet trolls.​
  3. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    is it tue that if a user changes screen names the users computer id will stay the same. the mods on the forum can tell.
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I'm a moderator on a Marksmanship board. I've dealt with lots of trolls. It's not a happy thing.
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I know on other boards, if a user changes their name or re-registeres under a different name the mods can tell.

    I'm on another board and they immediately ban anyone who has more than one login on the same computer ID unless you let them know in advance you are signing up another ID, like for a husband or child, etc
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yep, we can figure it out. And figure out from where you are visiting our site from. Some trolls even use their same email addy's each time. [​IMG]

    Trolls on dial up are harder to deal with though since they have rolling IP's.
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I guess these aren't the same trolls that live under the bridge by Billy Goats Gruff [​IMG]
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Nope, Tuff, those trolls don't waste my time!

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