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I'm tired of trolls.

 

Unfortunately, troll behavior is permitted on this board and tolerated. Sometimes the toleration time is limited. Starting threads and submitting posts to criticize (attack) other members is classic troll behavior. It's been discussed ad nauseum.

 

I participate on other boards, and all of them are tightly moderated. On two, your posts await moderation approval before they get posted. If anyone tried to behave on those boards like some of the trolls who post here, their username would be removed, membership canceled, and in some cases I've seen IP addresses blocked. Of course, the boards I speak of are very popular with thousands of members.

 

This is a very small place in the world of online forums, and for some reason (some say an absurd interpretation of free speech and/or gay rights) the owner tolerates more than would be tolerated elsewhere. Not much has changed on this issue since I joined in 2005. The tone was much worse when Hooboy ran the show, which explains why I did not join prior to 2005. While lurking, I had always found this place to be a cesspool of negativity. No wonder there's a history of so-called meltdowns.

 

There are some members who continually behave like a troll, regardless of how many time-outs they've received. This selfish, self-serving behavior never ends in an environment that tolerates trolls. And then you have other members who enjoy the troll's antics, who find it all so very entertaining. And, even worse, you sometimes find an escort profess his love for the troll. And the "entertaining" ugliness never ends.

 

Some gay guys get a real kick out of cunty behavior. Cunty behavior (I think they call it fish) is what drives the drama on RuPaul's Drag Race. Like it or not, I think it's an UGLY side of our culture.

 

I appreciate your "be closed immediately" sentiment, Axiom. Good luck with that.

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Do those boards with thousands of members also have thousands of posters? How long does it take to get something posted? Seems like it could be a time consuming, ponderous and labor intensive situation. Just curious.

 

Best regards,

KMEM

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@kmem

 

My favorite science forum has over one million members. The board has over 21 million posts. Five moderators work the board at all hours. Lots of egos, lots of opinions, lots of intelligence, lots of diversity, lots of humor, and the best advice make for a fun reading experience. I'm continually amazed by their professionalism and their command of user respect.

 

My favorite news/entertainment forum receives 25 million monthly visitors. Posts are delayed for moderation but they seem to go up within an hour, if approved.

 

I blog on the New York Times and their new commenting system is a genius idea. You can become a "Trusted Commenter" and your posts appear immediately. Everyone else's comments are held for review by a moderator.

 

If you have to wait for your post to appear, it is much more difficult to get an instant response. But if you think you have something important to say, millions of readers can vote on your comment, and they can reply to your comment more directly. And it's kind of a thrill when your comment receives an Editor Pick vote.

 

I'm not suggesting a delayed response effort on this board. It can't work on a board this small and with this subject matter. But the buck for board etiquette and troll tolerance starts and stops at the top. Until the owner decides to change, nothing will change around here.

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Trust is always at the core of a meaningful relationship.

 

Unfortunately to just Trust some with just 1 Poster Name around here can't be trusted very much...

 

Intent with courtesy can be a double-edged sword. What can be good to protect escorts who wish to engage in political discussions, or post anything that could be perceived as controversial and, hence, bad for business, is a disastrous invitation for abuse by non-escorts. Of course, we've had evidence that escorts can abuse that courtesy, as well.

 

If I were the board owner, I would devise a private, clever way to offer escorts two usernames, and only offer this option to escorts who request it. The owner can be the only person who knows the escort's second username. All other participants would have to accept the rule of one username for every IP address. If you're lucky enough to work on two computers at separate locations, then you might be able to bypass the rules. But if the owner decides to make rules and enforce them, troll behavior wouldn't last very long, no matter how hell-bent a wannabe troll might be.

 

I know it's annoying, but the best way to deal with someone who engages in troll behavior is to ignore the troll. Don't respond to his posts, EVER. I realize it's difficult, especially if a post seems sincere.

 

Trolls are notorious for ruining the forum experience for many users, especially when other members enjoy the ruckus they cause. For me, if a user can't redeem himself from troll behavior, every word he posts will always lack credibility. In other words, his posts are meaningless and a waste of time to read (no matter how sincere some appear to be). Trolls always have a disruption agenda, so for me, their words are meaningless by default.

 

If you want a troll-free board, you have to contact the board owner and express your views.

 

Forever hopeful,

 

RH

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I see "I AM TIRED OF" in the title here, so shouldn't this one be closed and deleted, too? :p

 

Probably NOT until Rockhard is off his usual "soapbox" of self-proclaimed "enlightened commentary". The Dude is an EXPERT on everything, ESPECIALLY being a Troll ! :rolleyes:

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RH- Thanks for your reply.

 

JJ- All of us are "experts" on everything to include you and me. :) I think he makes some good recommendations and, if you read them without the "bias" of any possible personality differences, you might agree.

 

It would be "interesting" to see "trusted" posters being vetted and also seeing "others" "restricted". :) That comment is not intended to be about any particular poster but just a general comment.

 

Who knows? Stranger things have happened or so it seems. :)

 

Best regards,

KMEM

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JJ- All of us are "experts" on everything to include you and me. :) I think he makes some good recommendations and, if you read them without the "bias" of any possible personality differences, you might agree.

 

It would be "interesting" to see "trusted" posters being vetted and also seeing "others" "restricted". :) That comment is not intended to be about any particular poster but just a general comment.

 

Who knows? Stranger things have happened or so it seems. :)

 

Best regards,

KMEM

 

You Are right KM, but for me "good ideas" lose their impact when they come in a vitriolic package wrapped in hate and disdain. Every post reeks of a superior attitude and condemnation of ALL things that do not make the "Rockhard Approved" list. There is not a neutral or accepting bone in that guys body. And this has nothing to do with personal bias, or his "veiled" personal attacks. Its more about an impression formed on a presentation.

 

Cordially

JJ

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Probably NOT until Rockhard is off his usual "soapbox" of self-proclaimed "enlightened commentary". The Dude is an EXPERT on everything, ESPECIALLY being a Troll !

 

... Every post reeks of a superior attitude and condemnation of ALL things that do not make the "Rockhard Approved" list. There is not a neutral or accepting bone in that guys body...

JJ

 

Unbelievable the way you can go from opinion to personal attack. I know that others on here think you are Mr. Wonderful. I could care less how often you post but wish that every other one wasn't a personal attack against someone. This board was most definitely a kinder and gentler and more welcoming place while you were on your last time out. I second Rockhard's wishes that management will pursue a less tolerant policy to the personal attacks, bullying and trolling.

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Unbelievable the way you can go from opinion to personal attack. I know that others on here think you are Mr. Wonderful. I could care less how often you post but wish that every other one wasn't a personal attack against someone. This board was most definitely a kinder and gentler and more welcoming place while you were on your last time out. I second Rockhard's wishes that management will pursue a less tolerant policy to the personal attacks, bullying and trolling.

 

Excuse me DTB, what in hell to you call THIS ? Its your Personal attack based on YOUR personal issues with ME which you have continued to vocalize very publicly. The sad thing is that people like YOU dont even see the hypocrites that THEY are. STOP preaching and start practicing man..... YOU have continued to attack me every time you open your mouth. Are you above it all ? And FYI, I dont think ANYONE thinks I'm Mr Wonderful. They just have a very different "opinion" than yours. Obviously acceptance and tolerance arent your strong suit. you like several others here are too wrapped up in your personal agendas with me. Get over it already. Noone cares, especially Daddy who has already put the lock on your prior assault of me.

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Chop off one head and it sprouts 2 more.

 

I know. Sad thing is that 90% of the problems on this entire board eminate from one individual......and I think most people know that. The month's respite over the holidays in Dec/Jan was so nice. The forum was a great place to be and everyone was so happy (well except on the politics forum...and we're never happy there!! LOL). Too bad it didn't last indefinitely.

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I know. Sad thing is that 90% of the problems on this entire board eminate from one individual......and I think most people know that. The month's respite over the holidays in Dec/Jan was so nice. The forum was a great place to be and everyone was so happy (well except on the politics forum...and we're never happy there!! LOL). Too bad it didn't last indefinitely.

 

What a surprise. YOU again. I think your previous efforts proved THAT wrong. Give it a rest already. The subject is as tired as you, and you are making a fool of yourself. You and your cohorts are the ones burdening this board with this unecessary Bullshit just to address your OWN personal issues with me. There is nothing MORE to it. We GET it. You hate me. So fuckin what? You cant like everyone. and if it wasnt me, you would find someone else to RAG on. YOU are just that kind of person. But your crazy obsession shit is an intrusion and a nuisance. You want a respite ? LEAVE ! and stop calling for others to do so.... Just a reminder, THIS is not YOUR site !

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.......and the screaming continues.

 

YEAH, so maybe its time YOU kept your mouth shut ? You have gained a Fierce reputation as a TROUBLEMAKER here. And its not appreciated by anyone accept perhaps your 5 person minion.. Now run along and start pvt messaging your little group so you can plan your next attack..

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Without any intentions of singling out any one particular poster, let me just say,

 

Voluntary Time-Outs are BEST!

 

;)

 

INS, why should / would ANY person who has done nothing wrong but annoy "certian" people because they didnt like his opinion or style, agree to a Voluntary time off ?. The people that are so annoyed that all they can do is complain and whine in numerous, consequtive posts are the ones that should be taking the break. This site shouldnt be forced to pander to people with "personal" grudges, which is simply what all this ongoing hoop-la is about. Their platform rant is about maintaining the integrity of the site, yet all this annoying, wasteful shit is what is bringing the site down. They dont contribute anything of value to any other Threads, but start these subversive ones, which really noone gives a fuck about except for their little hand-picked group. Selfish and self-serving.. EVERYONE has a right to be here, even if YOU dont like them.

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INS, why should / would ANY person who has done nothing wrong but annoy "certian" people because they didnt like his opinion or style, agree to a Voluntary time off ?. The people that are so annoyed that all they can do is complain and whine in numerous, consequtive posts are the ones that should be taking the break. This site shouldnt be forced to pander to people with "personal" grudges, which is simply what all this ongoing hoop-la is about.
Wait, if's voluntary, there's no need for an agreement - you simply cease posting for a period of time.
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