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 Post subject: trolls
PostPosted: Thu July 28th, 2016, 16:21 GMT 

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are there any er procedures
for outing a poser/troll?


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 Post subject: Re: trolls
PostPosted: Thu July 28th, 2016, 16:29 GMT 
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Place some very whiffy Stilton in a large man-size mousetrap and leave it lurking outside the off-topic section.


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 Post subject: Re: trolls
PostPosted: Thu July 28th, 2016, 17:12 GMT 
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Stilton's too good for them. Limburger will do


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 Post subject: Re: trolls
PostPosted: Thu July 28th, 2016, 17:46 GMT 
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juststepintothearena wrote:
are there any er procedures
for outing a poser/troll?


One man's troll is another man's treasure.

The little red box to the right. Or you can just add them to your foes list and you'll never see any posts by them.


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 Post subject: Re: trolls
PostPosted: Thu July 28th, 2016, 19:34 GMT 
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I love all that cheesy advice! 8) Let me add this seven year old song about trolling:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bMLrA_0O5I
(It has a Beatles shout-out, so technically a discussion about whether Bob listened to it before writing Roll On, John is justifiable :lol: )


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 Post subject: Re: trolls
PostPosted: Thu July 28th, 2016, 21:16 GMT 
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We weed out the "posers" with our questionnaire.

Answer me these questions three:

1) What... is your name?
2) What... is your quest?
3) What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Answer these questions properly and we'll know how much of a Real Fantm you are.


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 Post subject: Re: trolls
PostPosted: Thu July 28th, 2016, 21:32 GMT 

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all of that is good stuff,
thanks for all the advice,
i dig anonymity and even trolls sometimes too,
but this is a tricky situation,
he's not a troll, per se,
he's too cowardly and without enough originality
to be a real troll,
he's a lurker who trolls dylan sites for victims,
he wouldn't post anything,
but reaches out in private messages,
he's using a chick's username,
he's a predator who means nothing but harm,
it's more my style to just say
what's what,
but i gather from your responses that
a more subtle approach is preferred,
hopefully my warning of exposure
will frighten the little imp into hiding,
but be aware that
there is a dude using a chick's name
who is not a woman or a child,
and if you follow
through a hole in the wall
you'll see the screws breaking loose,
the devil pounding on tin


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 Post subject: Re: trolls
PostPosted: Thu July 28th, 2016, 23:31 GMT 
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If you think it's serious problem, PM one of the moderators. They're all good people and will know the best course of action.


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 Post subject: Re: trolls
PostPosted: Fri July 29th, 2016, 01:13 GMT 

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it's a big dark suck,
i do really appreciate all of the
guidance and discussion,
espicially the cheese,
thanks for putting some light on it


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 Post subject: Re: trolls
PostPosted: Fri July 29th, 2016, 01:15 GMT 
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Harry Truman wrote:
We weed out the "posers" with our questionnaire.

Answer me these questions three:

1) What... is your name?
2) What... is your quest?
3) What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Answer these questions properly and we'll know how much of a Real Fantm you are.

:lol: African or European?


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 Post subject: Re: trolls
PostPosted: Fri July 29th, 2016, 06:40 GMT 
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^ If they are chained to the skyway the load would be spread along the whole length of the migration route.
Maybe nightingales have a workaround


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 Post subject: Re: trolls
PostPosted: Mon August 1st, 2016, 15:55 GMT 

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Harry Truman wrote:
juststepintothearena wrote:
are there any er procedures
for outing a poser/troll?


One man's troll is another man's treasure.

The little red box to the right. Or you can just add them to your foes list and you'll never see any posts by them.


Walk me through this process. I've just received an abusive pm from Little Maggie (to which I have responded in kind) and I

now think it would be better for both parties if our respective posts were screened from each other. Where is this little red button

you refer to?


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 Post subject: Re: trolls
PostPosted: Mon August 1st, 2016, 16:03 GMT 
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johnnyreality wrote:
. I've just received an abusive pm from Little Maggie


Erm...this is a lie.


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 Post subject: Re: trolls
PostPosted: Mon August 1st, 2016, 17:18 GMT 
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The red ! is for posts. Go to your User Control Panel. Click Friends or Foes. Click Manage Foes. Add whomever you want. Hit submit.

Bingo, no more posts or messages.

(BTW, your interpretation of 'abusive' might be different than a moderators. That's why I'd use the Foe feature and move on.)


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