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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 07:42 PM
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Can someone explain to me what the characteristics of a troll are?
Having seen that word used often, I still do not think I can recognize one..
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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 07:45 PM
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Don't sweat it, godservant. Judging by the 'big guns' that have turned out in support of you on this thread, you have all the brawn (and brains) on your side.

The mods are pretty quick to jump on anyone who's being a bully or abusive. Click on most warns and it will take you to an abusive post.

And in cases where bullies are bullying just below the warn threshold, just keep in mind that despite the fact that their 'voice' may seem louder to you and you may feel somewhat alone/harassed, there are plenty of people who may not be replying to the thread but are reading the bully's posts and rolling their eyes in frustration as well.

Sometimes it's easy to feel that a curt or rude poster has some personal beef with you. It might make you feel better to check their posting history. If you see that the bully takes the same attitude with other posters, you may feel less harassed and will be able to brush off their comments more easily. If the rude post was a one-off, then it may just be the bully is just having a bad day. If it continues to be directed solely at you, then be sure to U2U a mod as Asala said.

Keep you're chin up! Most of us are nice.



siriuslyone said
Can someone explain to me what the characteristics of a troll are?
Having seen that word used often, I still do not think I can recognize one..

This explains what an Internet troll is pretty well.
en.wikipedia.org...

[edit on 2005/5/6 by wecomeinpeace]



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 07:56 PM
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For Whom The Troll Tolls


Originally posted by siriuslyone
Can someone explain to me what the characteristics of a troll are?
Having seen that word used often, I still do not think I can recognize one..
Help

A classic and fun discourse on trolls, their habits and effective pest control measures:

Anti Troll FAQ

Definitions vary (the FAQ lists four types of troll), but the general characteristic of all trolls is a desire to elicit emotional responses from fellow netizens.

Basically, trolls are taunters, teasers and button-pushers.

The best way to deal with them is to ignore them

If only I were so smart.


Trolls are usually quite happy and gay. For example, they have been known to sing whilst plying their grim and mordant craft:

Troll, troll, troll your post
Gently down the screen
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Isn't that obscene?


My advice: don't feed the trolls.

Take it from one who knows.

Sincerely,

Majic



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 07:57 PM
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buck 'em...

you know what i mean






posted on May, 6 2005 @ 08:21 PM
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Turban Cowboy


Originally posted by they see ALL
buck 'em...

You mean "Cowboy UP!", right?


Sorry, I was dropped on my head as a child.

The doctor said it wouldn't have been so bad if it had only been three or four times a day.



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 08:34 PM
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Thanks for all the troll information.
Had no idea



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by siriuslyone
Can someone explain to me what the characteristics of a troll are?



Ummmmmmm lemme see here.....(squeeky brain cogs kick in)

Trolls live under bridges and like to harass billygoats.
Trolls have amazing regenerative powers, and even when you chop them up into tiny pieces they can 'put' themselves back together........
Trolls can and will eat ANYTHING.......
Trolls can see very well in the dark, and have a good sense of smell.
Trolls are INCREDIBLY bad smelling ACK ACK GAG!, and you can smell them from a mile away......they NEVER bathe.....

There is a currant debate at my home right this minute as to wether trolls are always GREEN (Shrek-like) or if they come in a variety of colors.......and are the ears of trolls ALWAYS pointy or not??



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 09:45 PM
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The Finer Points Of Trollology


Originally posted by theRiverGoddess
There is a currant debate at my home right this minute as to wether trolls are always GREEN (Shrek-like) or if they come in a variety of colors.......and are the ears of trolls ALWAYS pointy or not??

Wood trolls are usually green.

However, cave trolls are usually more of a greenish gray.

Mountain trolls are almost always a dusky brown.

Pretty sure I saw one of those in the War on Terrorism forum not too long back. Surly fellow, and no mistake.

Anyway, in my experience, trolls come in all colors, shapes, sizes, nationalities and political persuasions.

In other words, I have met the troll, and it is US.

Majic

There's no troll
Like an old troll



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 10:37 PM
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Troll - Official D&D Stats

Size: Large (Ego)
Hit Points: 4 warns
Initiative: Virtually none
Speed: Cable or DSL
Armor Class: No class
Attacks: Flame, Spam
Damage: Varies by victim response
Special Attacks: Mimicry (doppleganging), Sarcasm
Special Qualities: Low self-esteem
Special Weaknesses: Being ignored (will usually cause troll to teleport to other forum)
Abilities: Strength 9, Dexterity 9, Constitution 9, Intelligence 1, Wisdom 1, Charisma -12
Skills: Speed Typing +5
Feats: Plural of "feet"
Climate/Terrain: Any web forum
Organization: Solitary or gang (2-4)
Alignment: Always chaotic evil
Advancement: Impossible beyond "Loser"



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 11:02 PM
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Hi!

My name is DeltaChaos and I am an ATS jerk. I don't treat people like they're stupid to make myself feel smart, I do it to make them feel stupid!

The ones I really like around here are the ignorant ones. I like to point out their ignorance and just make a spectacle of it. It is so gratifying to me to deny ignorance in my own special way.

If you happen to feel like I'm being too critical of you, or that I'm trying to put you down, it is because you are ignorant. Please feel free to U2U me concerning your feelings and I will do everything in my power to squash them and invalidate you as a person of worth.

At Christmas time, I like to educate the very young people to the truth of the Santa Clause myth. I don't believe that adults should perpetuate such lies, and insult the intelligence of our greatest asset.

I also like candlelight dinners, walks on the beach, and cuddling after making love.

...and macaroni and cheese and hot dogs.













...and pop tarts



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 11:09 PM
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How about when the one doing the bullying is a Mod, then what happen?



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 11:27 PM
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It's A Small World After All


Originally posted by marg6043
How about when the one doing the bullying is a Mod, then what happen?

I don't think I've ever seen this.

However if you have, the Suggestions function should fill the bill.

At the risk of sounding like a hopeless fanboi, from where I sit, the ATS staff are uniquely and fanatically committed to ethical conduct.

I can't think of any other site of this size I've been on that has the level of staff integrity that ATS has.

Not bad, considering who they let be mods around here.


Must be the RFID chips they implant.


So if you think you are being bullied by staff, I say SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS > into the suggestion box.

This site is run and staffed by unusually good people.

They will listen. I am certain of it.

Try it!



[edit on 5/6/2005 by Majic]



posted on May, 7 2005 @ 06:47 AM
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It's terrible people feel the need to talk down to others.
I have noticed recently there has been alot of name calling and yeah high-school behaviour!
It will end up spoiling the site for people who genuinly are interested in others and their points of view.

Wecomeinpeace-i have to say i love your avatar- its brilliant- family guy is the funniest!



posted on May, 7 2005 @ 07:07 AM
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Originally posted by marg6043
How about when the one doing the bullying is a Mod, then what happen?


i never seen that to be honest

i doubt a mod will abuse their power to bully members, if it was to happen, there would be alot of backlash here from members.



posted on May, 7 2005 @ 10:30 AM
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Originally posted by Majic
At the risk of sounding like a hopeless fanboi, from where I sit, the ATS staff are uniquely and fanatically committed to ethical conduct.



Not bad, considering who they let be mods around here.





If a mod ever bullied, it'd get taken care of faster than you can "Word."

wcip, that's hilarious. Bloody hilarious.



posted on May, 7 2005 @ 10:32 AM
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Originally posted by Amorymeltzer
If a mod ever bullied, it'd get taken care of faster than you can "Word."

wcip, that's hilarious. Bloody hilarious.


Word
*moves hands like Vanilla Ice*



posted on May, 7 2005 @ 12:16 PM
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I try to depersonalize this stuff as much as possible, but after the 50th time you get called a "traitor" or a "Quisling" because you don't want to see your country suckered into another fruitless war, it tends to get your back up.

When I get mad, I get even, it's just instinct.
A lot of people try to provoke you in here, that's not a slam on ATS (I'm here aren't I?), but a fact of internet fora in general.



posted on May, 7 2005 @ 12:25 PM
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I find it hilarious when I get a warn for profanity and the mod who warns me cusses more than I do.



posted on May, 7 2005 @ 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by Lysergic
I find it hilarious when I get a warn for profanity and the mod who warns me cusses more than I do.


What the are you talking about you ?



You know I love you Ly.

It's all about the chuckles.


BTW, excellent thread.



posted on May, 7 2005 @ 12:36 PM
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Intrepid cusses like a sea captain, but we still love the bastard.

Love the new avatar btw, dude
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[edit on 7-5-2005 by Durden]



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