Troll poll

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What to do with trolls?

1. Give a reasoned and civil reply
6
18%
2. Ignore
19
58%
3. Call them a troll and tell them to get lost
0
No votes
4. Ban them at the first hint of any trolling
8
24%
 
Total votes: 33

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Si
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Re: Troll poll

Postby Si » 4 Feb 2011, 10:35am

we seem to have gone a bit of topic so have split out part of the thread to here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=46749

Nutsey
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Re: Troll poll

Postby Nutsey » 4 Feb 2011, 10:39am

Good idea Si, I'm assuming everyone is a troll until prooven innocent, so have basically put everyone on ignore.

I can't even read my own posts.

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Re: Troll poll

Postby thirdcrank » 4 Feb 2011, 10:49am

Edwards wrote:... You had to learn to fight while still in Terry Nappies.
Quite posh then? :wink: (Round our way -armleyleedstwelve - the only truly poor family let their kids play on the pavement, naked from the waist down. :( )

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Re: Troll poll

Postby Edwards » 4 Feb 2011, 12:34pm

TC you did live in more enlightened time than me when younger. :D
I do not remember if the nappies were kept on it was a long time ago and I was very young. Funny though I do remember being hit with a house brick by another child wanting my trike with the boot at the back.

I wonder if it would help to avoid problems sorting out what is a Troll and so on if there was some sort of information thread.
I only heard the term on here and guessed from the story it was something not pleasant. Then worked out I think what it means by other people using the term.
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Re: Troll poll

Postby LANDSURFER74 » 4 Feb 2011, 12:41pm

and a "troll" is ???????????????????????????????

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Re: Troll poll

Postby Guy951 » 4 Feb 2011, 12:43pm

Nutsey wrote:Good idea Si, I'm assuming everyone is a troll until prooven innocent, so have basically put everyone on ignore.

I can't even read my own posts.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
What manner of creature's this, being but half a fish and half a monster

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Re: Troll poll

Postby gaz » 4 Feb 2011, 12:53pm

LANDSURFER74 wrote:and a "troll" is ???????????????????????????????


We get a few of them in Kent, hiding under bridges mostly. They are the responsibility of the Environment Agency.

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Sometimes they try to sabotage things for cyclists, they're usually not very good at it.

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One recently trashed a barrier on NCN1, presumably because he thought he was ruining a good cycle facility.

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They might become a more serious problem as government cutbacks kick in.
Hand wash only. Do not iron.

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Re: Troll poll

Postby Cunobelin » 5 Feb 2011, 12:02am

Interestingly KTM690 is starting to miaow.......

Claims to be a healthcare professional,and now ranting about how good Swiss cycling is!


Did you also know that Switzerland has no COAST?

Anyone else remember the Swiss Family Felines?

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Re: Troll poll

Postby Graham » 5 Feb 2011, 10:45am

In the case of suspect trolls ( or other annoyingly persistent posters ).

Grit yout teeth ( optional ).

Do not respond to the provocative post . . . . because you will give them the attention that they desperately seek.

Respond to a prior post in the same topic, by another poster ( optional ). . . . moving the agenda onward, ignoring the troll post.

There is a facility in the User Control Panel " Friend & Foes".
Designate your foe and something good will happen . . . . . . ( I don't precisely know what. Perhaps someone who has used it can feedback here ? )

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Re: Troll poll

Postby Edwards » 5 Feb 2011, 11:09am

Graham as trolls seem to grow from unpleasantness can we kill them with kindness and sympathy?
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Re: Troll poll

Postby PW » 5 Feb 2011, 12:28pm

Cunobelin wrote:Interestingly KTM690 is starting to miaow.......

Claims to be a healthcare professional,and now ranting about how good Swiss cycling is!


Did you also know that Switzerland has no COAST?

Anyone else remember the Swiss Family Felines?



If that turns out to be right then kill it quick! Drowning in a water butt used to be the preferred method. :evil:
If at first you don't succeed - cheat!!

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Re: Troll poll

Postby thirdcrank » 5 Feb 2011, 12:47pm

PW wrote:... Drowning in a water butt used to be the preferred method. ...


Gang warily! I was having a lot of grey squirrel trouble last year and I researched the subject. Although they are officially vermin, drowning them is inhumane and there have been some high profile cases opf people getting into trouble for doing it. One chap ended up at court, courtesy of the RSPCA, just for saying he had done it. :shock: I presume cats have the same rights as squirrels. :?:

Apparently, for anybody unwilling to call in a vet, one officially approved humane method is catching in a heavy sack then clubbing to death. :?

(For anybody wondering how I got on with my squirrel(s,) either somebody else has more attractive nuts than mine or vermin can read my mind. (Or somebody else with fewer scruples than mine dealt with the problem.)

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Re: Troll poll

Postby Mike Sales » 5 Feb 2011, 4:22pm

Give the vermin enough rope to hang itself, then ban it. We have a nasty infestation now. Its about time it was stopped.

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Re: Troll poll

Postby PW » 5 Feb 2011, 4:30pm

+1 :evil:
If at first you don't succeed - cheat!!

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Re: Troll poll

Postby malakoffee » 5 Feb 2011, 4:32pm

If you use the "Friend & Foes" feature to censure a FOE, the posts of the foe are presented as . . .

"This post was made by KTM690 who is currently on your ignore list. Display this post."


The posts are hidden from view UNLESS you explicitly click the link to see each one.

. . . .which doesn't really do much except for those with insufficient self-discipline to be drawn back into the seemly endless loop. :wink: