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Posted 2/16/16 , edited 2/16/16
It's particularly bad, to be honest. I haven't been on a forum in years where the majority of the threads are people asking inane questions like "what if god isn't real" or "what is your favorite x" a million times in a row for clickbait, and people still bother responding.

I mean, I don't really use this forum much, so that's fine by me - but I'm wondering if there is a particular reason other than a dedicated community of trolls for these kinds of threads that are obviously meant to just incite pointless arguments over equally pointless things.

I've seen people try to argue about feminism by baiting threads, religion by baiting threads, racism by baiting threads, any of a number of things really that normally would get you banned or otherwise warned on a normal well-moderated forum. Since bringing real-life concerns into an internet forum tend to just cause people to endlessly argue without any fruitful dialogue occurring, and I have yet to see much of said dialogue.

Maybe I'm the only one who finds it odd. Regardless, it doesn't matter much, but when the sidebar for the forum is a list of thread names that are primarily bait by trolls it really makes me wish I could just hide that display.
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Posted 2/16/16
I'm glad I'm not the only who notice.
Best thing to do is not to feed the troll...
Posted 2/16/16 , edited 2/16/16
Just because its controversial, doesn't mean its a troll thread. Lorreen is very lenient, patient, and has a high tolerance for disagreeable opinions, and I respect her for that. The other mods are just sort of there.
Posted 2/16/16
I think of them as spam more than trolling.
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Posted 2/16/16 , edited 2/16/16

dichologos wrote:

It's particularly bad, to be honest. I haven't been on a forum in years where the majority of the threads are people asking inane questions like "what if god isn't real" or "what is your favorite x" a million times in a row for clickbait, and people still bother responding..


That's "Parody" threads.
"Troll" threads are from the wannabes who start halfhearted feminism/atheism threads not FIVE MINUTES after the last well-publicized one grows cold, just in the hopes that they'll find twelve-page epic-argument fame and fortune too, and that we'll all leap just as enthusiastically on this one, with faithful believing amnesia....

When we DO get floods of Parody threads, yes it's annoying that twenty-five people all thought they were the one person on planet Earth to come up with the same frustrated joke, but at least it's awareness that we're too smart for the last latest cheap clickbait threads and that it's now officially So Last Week....Or, some of us are too smart for them, anyway.
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Posted 2/16/16 , edited 2/16/16
There are about a dozen users who just need to have their thread creation rights revoked, and General Discussion would be a much better place.
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oh god
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You guys take the forums way too seriously
Posted 2/16/16

Balzack wrote:

There are about a dozen users who just need to have their thread creation rights revoked, and General Discussion would be a much better place.


I've been well behaved for the last couple of months, I'll have you know!

P.S. I read your name as ballsack.
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In my saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafe spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace.......
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it's all for the CR points
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Its pretty much like a chat room, except with avatars.
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TripleBakaKimidori wrote:

it's all for the CR points


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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Just because its controversial, doesn't mean its a troll thread. Lorreen is very lenient, patient, and has a high tolerance for disagreeable opinions, and I respect her for that. The other mods are just sort of there.


No offense PV but while agree with your statement, I dare you make a transgender joke or a trap joke about a real person and not get banned/reprimanded. Regardless of context.
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I've been wondering that myself since foolishly opening the Pandora's Box that is General Discussion.

This forum is practically bipolar. Its farking surreal to look at topics about everyone's favourite cookies alongside topics cheering on neo nazis and shit.

I mean cripes, this is an anime streaming site. What the hell is going on around here? >.>
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