Doc wrote: Typhoon wrote:
Nonc Hilaire wrote:I know from PM's that Marcus was deliberately trolling Ibrahim. Now both have quit.
When members just want to argue, this board is screwed. There are no idiots here. I know some folks on the internet are paid shills, and if I was offered one of those jobs I would probably take it but here in this itty bitty pond? Better to trade sources and take them to Reddit or another significant audience.
Trolls are tedious.
Given the infinite opportunities to bloviate on the internet, the mods would like to keep this small oasis troll free.
But then you would have to define troll. Which basically to me is someone that says as little as possible while throwing verbal hand grenades into a forums then stepping back and watching the carnage unfold.
All too often however someone trying to get people to think about things differently gets called a troll when in fact they are just the opposite..
Rather than attempt to define something as nebulous as an internet troll, given the wide variety of types,
I'll paraphrase your former Supreme Court Associate Justice, Stewart Potter:
Internet trolling is hard to define, but I know it when I see it.
While the accusation of trolling is often used to stifle a particular point of view, I think this forum tolerates a wide range of often conflicting views.
Only two former posters have been banned in the history of this board:
one for being obnoxious crazy,
the other for obsessive-compulsive targeting a specific group with hate speech.
This mod would like nothing more than to have not have to moderate. So everyone, help keep him and his fellow mod gainfully underemployed: the Simple Forum Rules
All the world's a stage.