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Anti-Trolling Probation

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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 12:38 AM
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In addition to the 20 posts required to start a new thread is there any chance of putting a timeline on that. Maybe it could be changed to 10 posts but no new thread in 4 weeks or some other variation. Joining on any given day and posting 20+ times with little more than glib comments in each post to get to the 20? That's bending it somewhat don't you think?

Cheers
edit on 23-8-2011 by myselfaswell because: new line




posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:01 AM
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If that is the case may as well just make it time based… You need an active account for 4 weeks before you can make a thread. But does that really make sense? Basing it off the number of posts does not really make sense either in my opinion, but oh well.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 07:42 AM
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I have noticed a lot of new member post quotes from other posts...but add nothing, just to get their post count up.
I think new members should be closely watched by the moderators.

I think there should be a thumbs down type system too.....no stars doesnt say much but having something to show people disagree would be far better.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 07:48 AM
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Define "trolling" , please .

It seems to me that if you don't agree with somebody's POV these days , the word troll is used as a come back .

All very childish , if you ask me .



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 07:50 AM
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Please somebody save me from the internet monsters.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 09:19 AM
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I think it's fine as it is. I don't mind internet trolls....they are amusing and easily ignored.

How can I make the trolls in real life vanish?

I can't find my 'delete' feature in real life nor turn the volume down.

Dang!



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 09:25 AM
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Honestly I could make 20 well constructed posts in under five minutes.

Have you noticed a problem with new member threads after they post their 20? I see long time members often make crappy threads myself.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 09:28 AM
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The problem with this is that trolling has not been defined.

Which viewpoints constitute trolling?

How do you enforce such a rule then?



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 09:57 AM
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Originally posted by The Sword
The problem with this is that trolling has not been defined.

Which viewpoints constitute trolling?

How do you enforce such a rule then?


Trolling is described as :




In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory,[2] 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 readers into an emotional response[3] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[4] The noun troll may refer to the provocative message itself, as in: "That was an excellent troll you posted". While the word troll and its associated verb trolling are associated with Internet discourse, media attention in recent years has made such labels subjective, with trolling describing intentionally provocative actions outside of an online context. For example, mass media uses troll to describe "a person who defaces Internet tribute sites with the aim of causing grief to families.


I think people calling people trolls because they dont agree is actually trolling, and we see it often on here.
There is not a viewpoint that constitutes trolling, its the method in which they post.

Fortunately there are a lot of mods on here that keep trolling to a minimum....and if they dont see it you can always alert them to it when it happens.

I think ATS should put something in their T&C's about trolling (if they havent already)....stating that trolling is unacceptable here and wont be tolerated.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 10:00 AM
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