posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 04:28 PM
Originally posted by Shirak
I have seen countless political and sensitive threads derailed by individuals that I would consider to earnest in their derailment efforts to be a
valid forum contributor seeming more like a persona with an agenda.
I actually study the methods of such individuals to find patterns of both personality and intent.
In the land grab for your mind and opinion social media is the new frontier.
Approaching suspected plants/trolls as a learning experience is quite illuminating.
Personally I would like to see public schools roll out a social media awareness campaign. Social media being the new platform of advertising whether
you are a business selling a product or a gov selling an idea.
Personally I think that there should be tougher penalties for personas who abuse threads by derailing them.
Some have agendas, but if you watch.. people are their own worst enemy sometimes. No paid agent with an agenda needed
As far as derailing... I had been happily reading numerous threads today.. and then finally had enough of the BS. Posters who click on a thread and
feel compelled to type something to the effect of " I dont like your thread, youre wrong and I dont like it".... with no more.. no thought, no
nothing.I really dont think they even read the post, much less attempted to comprehend it. Its obvious they wanted NO conversatin or intended to
participate in thread. Just verbally puke up a hairball and walk away.
I likened it to walking into a McDonalds and yelling I AM NOT FORCED TO WALK IN HERE BUT IM WALKING IN HERE AND YOU GET TO HEAR ME SCREAM THAT I DONT
LIKE YOU BECAUSE THERE IS NO LAW THAT PREVENTS ME FROM BEING A PETULANT CHILD IN NEED OF ATTENTION AND TELLING YOU THAT YOURE STUPID. **bask in
God forbid you tell them to shut up and go to Burger king then .. that no one forced you to walk in here in the first place and you dont give a damn
to hear them whining. Don't EVER suggest they contribute to a conversation, youre stomping in their freedom to be a nitwit.
Its driving me up the wall on here recently. I voiced my opinion on how annoying this is, and was rightly disciplined for it.. but yes.. its getting
entirely too prevalent and tedious. Derailing, empty idiot posts, posts by psychics that seem to feel they know what you mean and its opposite of what
youve written. You can write something totally innocuous and include a link... and somehow the fight is on.. which makes the thread an unintelligible