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  • #16
    Quite frankly, if it's a topic I know'll piss me off, I stay away. If it qualifies under "didn't we JUST have this argument,"or obvious trolling, I usually try to avoid them. Emphasis on try.
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    • #17
      I don't know who you're referencing, but sometimes I ignore them and other times I might try to make a reasoned response, until like sbhikes, I realize I've made a mistake and there is no point.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Tercio View Post
        Trolls get their satisfaction from pointless, fruitless argument. Best to not engage them and give them what they want. Ignoring them is best.
        x1000
        If no one responds, they eventually get bored and go away.
        Responding to a troll is like feeding a celiac Pop-Tarts. You'll get the intellectual equivalent of swamp gas and diarrhea from them, and I think it negatively affects the whole dynamic of the forum.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by interzone View Post
          Responding to a troll is like feeding a celiac Pop-Tarts.
          Thinking about making this my signature.

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          • #20
            whats a troll?
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            • #21
              Originally posted by quelsen View Post
              whats a troll?
              My definition is someone who has no interest in the principle(s) of a particular forum, yet posts mainly for the purpose of
              1) Arguing
              2) Irrating others who have a different philosophy/viewpoint than theirs
              3) Trying to invalidate what the other folks on the forum believe in.

              For example, a troll could be someone who is super gung-ho primal and posts a bunch of stuff on vegan forums about how everything they do and think is wrong, etc...or a vegan posting a bunch of studies on this site about how red meat causes heart attacks.

              Trolls have no interest in actually debating a topic, they mainly just want to piss people off and often revert to using cheap tactics to sidestep having to answer any legitimate questions.

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              • #22
                /giggle
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                • #23
                  You don't seem to understand what a troll is:
                  A troll is somebody that deliberately posts things that others will find offensive or have a negative emotional response to. Making a satirical/joke post is not trolling, insulting somebody is not trolling, posting a dissenting opinion is not trolling, and as a troll, you do not have believe the things you say. Thus arguing with a troll is the wrong thing to do, you are validating their posts and playing their game.
                  Ignoring trolls the only solution.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by AMonkey View Post
                    You don't seem to understand what a troll is:
                    A troll is somebody that deliberately posts things that others will find offensive or have a negative emotional response to. Making a satirical/joke post is not trolling, insulting somebody is not trolling, posting a dissenting opinion is not trolling, and as a troll, you do not have believe the things you say. Thus arguing with a troll is the wrong thing to do, you are validating their posts and playing their game.
                    Ignoring trolls the only solution.
                    are you certain about that? it would seem you lack the ability of persuasion and influence then
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                    • #25
                      Curiously, unlike the D&D trolls, the on-line trolls are not killed by flames and acid, but feast and regenerate on it.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Leida View Post
                        Curiously, unlike the D&D trolls, the on-line trolls are not killed by flames and acid, but feast and regenerate on it.
                        +1
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