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How do you address trolls?
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Posted 10/9/15 , edited 10/10/15
I'm pretty snarky online with people who give me crap, and I also have no problems walking away from forum arguments after a couple replies- whereas many other will fill up page after page of circular arguments that get more and more heated over time. So being targetted for trolling is something that doesn't happen to me very often. I also don't get mad at trollish things being said that don't directly concern me- I just try to ignore it.

If the problem is egregiously bad enough though, I also have no qualms with flagging mods. I've spent my entire adult life moderating online communities, so I have a pretty good idea of what types of behavioral reports do or don't work for getting taken care of.
Posted 10/9/15 , edited 10/11/15

severticas wrote:

i haven't deliberately trolled anyone in years because i grew out of that smartass phase.


Bullshit
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Ridiculum wrote:

I give them a few pieces of coins to get past the bridge~ 〈(゜。゜)


sounds legit
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I just sic my billy goats on them
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Play with them.

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With sarcasm
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Either ignore them, or troll back
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Depends on my mood. Either a smart ass reply from me or all they hear is the wind: AKA NOTHING. Or if I can block them, even better! Because honestly, ignoring them doesn't always work, because they're going to keep trolling other people. But it has to be something smart and burn-y, not like "shut up" because obviously they won't. That's food to them.
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Why bother though?
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Depends on my mood. Sometimes I ignore them (honestly not feeding a troll is the best recourse), other times I use facts and perspective to battle said troll... in the end, I bid them adieu and wish them well in their miserable existence.
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Savannniimee wrote:

So far I haven't had someone just be flat out rude to me or anything. I think that if someone was like that to me I would probably just either ignore it or kill them with kindness.


You are such a piece of








the puzzle that is life :3
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Ridiculum wrote:

I give them a few pieces of coins to get past the bridge~ 〈(゜。゜)


Classic!
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qualeshia3 wrote:

You don't. If you feed them, they'll get fat.


Don't feed the troll(s)!
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TouhouFanGirl94 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

You don't. If you feed them, they'll get fat.


Don't feed the troll(s)!


Exactly.
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I usually ignore, but if someone chooses to give me crap, I will sometimes give them crap! Karma, you know! It's a bitch! Not lying, but this is just for real...
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