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Need a "Vote Off Troll" button.

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posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 04:58 AM
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There is a problem with these obvious trolls.

Mods can't or won't do anything about them, if you want something to do about them as a member, mods delete your posts, often not even realizing the context and the trolls' obvious trolling history.

It's a problem.

Just look at the guy celebrating his trollness here in this thread. It's disgusting.

[edit on 21-6-2010 by Point of No Return]

[edit on 21-6-2010 by Point of No Return]




posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 04:58 AM
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reply to post by Chadwickus
 


Yes and I've used it...

Thanks for the sane posts....



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:01 AM
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reply to post by Point of No Return
 


I hit ignore, so guess he's on this thread now. How can they be named and shamed? What about an ATS most wanted troll board. A then we can have a wall of shame.



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:02 AM
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Mods can't or won't do anything about them


Wrong.

As Chadwickus suggested hit the alert button when you see an obvious troll and if they are not following the T&C action will be took against them.

Simple as that.




[edit on 21-6-2010 by Rising Against]



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:05 AM
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reply to post by Rising Against
 


Yeah with this particular one thats easy, they are posting things outside T&C rules....

But some are smarter than that... Just bait and derail threads, or start ridiculous threads...



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:05 AM
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What exactly is a troll?

Seems to be a big issue with Australians and the english in particular.



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:05 AM
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Oooooh I like that! It preserves the Trolls right to free speech, while letting us creatively express ours as well!

You could probably just do it with a thread, some quotes and links for reference.



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:06 AM
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reply to post by In nothing we trust
 


Been a member 4 years and dont know what a troll is???

I find that hard to believe..



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:06 AM
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reply to post by In nothing we trust
 


Google urban dictionary, go to site, look up Troll



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:07 AM
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reply to post by Chadwickus
 


Quite right too. In the heat of emotion (during discussion) the path of least resistance for us to channel our feelings is to react in a way that only serves to reinforce the ''troll''.

Ideally it's far more effective to ignore and move on.



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:09 AM
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So we need a way to gang up on people we don't like or don't agree with in order to kick them out?

I don't like it, its not really according to the ideals of free speech. Usually if someone's post breaks T and C they get reprimanded accordingly. Opening it up to a vote system means if fifty people who disagree with your post show up to it they can shut you down.



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:09 AM
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Originally posted by conspiracyguru
reply to post by LarryLove
 


Oooooh I like that! It preserves the Trolls right to free speech, while letting us creatively express ours as well!

You could probably just do it with a thread, some quotes and links for reference.


Exactly and like doing it through a thread.



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:09 AM
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I don't like the ignore function, cause even though you can't read it, the guy's still spewing his stuff for others to read.

And I still would want to know what's being said at all times.

I think it's best to point out a trolls posting history, so that others can see for themselves.

Unfortunately, if you do so, your post gets removed, because we "don't discuss other members here".

In the meanwhile the trolls is free to continue with the ridicule and masked insults.



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:09 AM
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I like the idea of being able to unlike a individual post. Like a thumps down or something but not the whole thread.



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:10 AM
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Originally posted by In nothing we trust
What exactly is a troll?




Source: Best ATS thread ever.



[edit on 21-6-2010 by Rising Against]



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:13 AM
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Originally posted by Rising Against
reply to post by Point of No Return
 




Mods can't or won't do anything about them


Wrong.

As Chadwickus suggested hit the alert button when you see an obvious troll and if they are not following the T&C action will be took against them.

Simple as that.



[edit on 21-6-2010 by Rising Against]




No, it's not that simple.

Trolling and breaking the T&C is not the same.

Good trollers, don't break the T&C, so an alert does absolutely nothing.

The mods can't do anything, and the trolling continues.

Please put in some more thought before you say I'm wrong, and that it is all so simple, it clearly isn't.



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:16 AM
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Hmmm, I see its a tough ask but,

IMO ATS is being "ganged up on" as you say...

We are being inundated more and more with these trolls...

Is that what you want ATS to be???

The voice of the troll???

Because I think they have more resources and man hours than ATS members...

They WILL take over if we let them. We have seen it more in the last month than ever before...



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:18 AM
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reply to post by Point of No Return
 


Internet Troll: Definition.


a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.


What is a 'good troller' out of curiosity?

And If you don't like what a member (troll) has to say then just ignore them (I'm not talking about the ignore button)


[edit on 21-6-2010 by Rising Against]



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:19 AM
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reply to post by virgom129
 


I think you may mean a button that says-

Discriminate.

Just because you may not agree with the topic or comment, it could result in someone getting banned?

Dont you see anything wrong with this?



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 05:19 AM
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The main problem of trolling is this:

It turns logical point/counter point arguments into

Your Stupid!

Nuh-uh! You Are! (Sticks tounge out).

In short, we go from sophisticated, entertaining and well informed threads to a bathroom wall at a BP gas station.

And really, hasn't BP done enough to us already?

Don't stoop, turn the other cheek, ignore the trolls, and they will wither from starvation.



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