About Trolls and Flamers

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About Trolls and Flamers

Post by Ron H » Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:01 pm

Here are some interesting observations, with some good advice at the end.

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Re: About Trolls and Flamers

Post by Dean Huster » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:24 pm

Yeah, Ron, Mom always had that line, "Just ignore her [my sister] and she'll stop." Trouble is, when you're only eight, you think that it's pretty stupid advice.<p>I'm glad you didn't bury this one in a lengthening thread somewhere ..... hmmmmm? ..... probably your intent, I'm sure.<p>I was known on the original "Gernsback" forum to often add a post that was little more than, "Now, children, play nice."<p>Dean
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Re: About Trolls and Flamers

Post by Chris Smith » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:09 pm

The circus is on the road Dean, look out for all the exotic animals coming your way soon?

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Re: About Trolls and Flamers

Post by Enzo » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:21 pm

Is it truly necessary to start another thread to talk about the thread on how we talk about the way we talk in other threads? All it does is spread the disease. Let it be. Walk away, and the last person ranting will be there doing it alone.

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Re: About Trolls and Flamers

Post by Ron H » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:06 am

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Enzo:
Is it truly necessary to start another thread to talk about the thread on how we talk about the way we talk in other threads? All it does is spread the disease. Let it be. Walk away, and the last person ranting will be there doing it alone.<hr></blockquote>
That was my point.

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Re: About Trolls and Flamers

Post by Chris Smith » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:55 am

About ignorance. <p>It is contagious in peer situations. <p>Sheep do like to follow other sheep, as do lemmings. <p>There is safety in numbers or so goes the argument. <p>Rocking the boat of convention causes fear in the masses, to the point of irrational behavior. <p>It can become inflamed if confronted.<p>Irrational justifications can be formed to protect the ignorant position.<p>Those who have no experience or knowledge are the loudest and first to come forward against change. <p>And even when shown the way, they still hold onto the thought that they got it right, but only after they tweaked the facts to suit their argument, losing sight of the original dilemma. <p>Losing comes hard for many but excuses for them do not. <p>And it always easiest, to see in others, what you your self are doing.

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Re: About Trolls and Flamers

Post by Dean Huster » Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:04 pm

"Now, children, ......"
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Re: About Trolls and Flamers

Post by Chris Smith » Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:32 pm

RIP, I wish, but I do feel loved by three posts, paying attention to just me?

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