What's the deal with the troll??

webkat5(Z6a MO)January 15, 2006

Who in their right mind would bring that post back?

I have since banished the "clone" to the second page, but ....

Oh, well, I tried....

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donn_(7b-8a)

The Cabal will deal with the troll. ;>)

    Bookmark   January 15, 2006 at 7:24PM
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webkat5(Z6a MO)

Ok and who is "the Cabal"?? I don't think I have been around when a "troll" has surfaced....

    Bookmark   January 15, 2006 at 7:44PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

I'm not sure which thread you are referring to, but basically, we just let trolls go and don't respond. Bumping wasn't allowed (I'm not sure where Ivillage stands on this), and several good posters left because of bumping. Bumping can be considered a form of censorship, although few would disagree the content of the dropped material is not consistent with the attitude this forum presents.

Although we all get sick of trolls, the theory is to let the marketplace take care of itself. If the trolling is out of "controll (sic)" sometimes the webmaster comes in and deals with it.

We have some repeat trollers. Personally, I find it funny as I deal with conflict daily at work. These folks are amatuers and the arguments are downright silly for this particular group. My responses, if any, are as silly as the trolling itself. Perhaps there is a place for such arguments, but this is not one of them. It's a choose your battles analysis.

My suggestion is to not bump and let things take their natural course. You'll see when you've been hanging around for a while. History repeats itself. I do miss those tomato trolls though. That was fun.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2006 at 8:10PM
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shimla(5 Upstate, NY)

I really think the whole thing should just be dropped so as not to encourage it anymore. It ended up causing another fight.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2006 at 8:18PM
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webkat5(Z6a MO)

Thank you bakemom for explaining things a little...as you may know, I have only been around the WS'ing forum for a couple of months and haven't a clue about some of these things.

I appreciate you filling me in! :o)

    Bookmark   January 16, 2006 at 12:28AM
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danaoh(SWOhio zone 6)

I still don't understand trolls or bumping -please remember that a lot of us have only been on a few months and this is really strange to us - please explain

    Bookmark   January 17, 2006 at 4:06PM
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lblack61(z5 NY)

basically, it's someone who comes in and posts to cause trouble. Just ignore them, and they go away.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2006 at 5:34PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

and bumping is posting to a thread to make it go back up to the top of page 1.

WK5...so where's the troll post...huh...e me. Inquiring minds gotta know.

sic

    Bookmark   January 20, 2006 at 11:47PM
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MLcom(z6NJ)

I totally missed it, would look and not a clue here . LOL some one would mention Troll and look and look and not see a thing. I am sorry folks have left for any reason. I just love WS. It is so cool. Sooner or later the horses will get used to me using a drill to make the holes in the milk jugs too. Then there is the folks that have me spitting my tea that my monitor with ............ things they type. I am still cleaning up my key board from Donn and Mims. lists of "10"

ML

    Bookmark   February 14, 2006 at 10:02PM
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