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Trolling in the 'secular' world (slightly OT)

by jeffa (Bishop)
on Aug 04, 2002 at 17:27 UTC ( #187504=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I purchased a Modern Drummer magazine recently (because one of my favorite drummers, Neal Peart is featured this month - cookie alert on those links) and was quite surprised by the Editor's Overview. Apparently, trolling has reached the drummer's world. But that's a misleading statement - trolls have always existed, and the context of the following snippet from said editor (Ron Spagnardi) is online forums from manufacturers' sites. I thought you might appreciate what Ron had to say on the subject, and more importantly, what he suggests:
To those who choose to abuse the privilege of forum participation, how about making an effort contribute something really meaningful on occasion? To those who profess to be serious players, but contribute nothing, just imagine what miraculous improvements you could make as a player if spent on tenth of the time you're foolishly wasting ... practicing!


(the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)
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Re: Trolling in the 'secular' world (slightly OT)
by jsprat (Curate) on Aug 04, 2002 at 18:37 UTC
    I like what Ron said, and I think that it applies to almost any walk of life. If people would spend less time trying to convince others how good they are (or baiting others, or attacking others, etc) and spend a little more time learning their craft, they would be good - probably happier too.

    BTW, jeffa, NP without Lifeson and Lee is like prime rib without the aujus and horseradish - Great by himself, but much better together ;-)

Re: Trolling in the 'secular' world (slightly OT)
by Marza (Vicar) on Aug 04, 2002 at 18:08 UTC

    Similar words have been posted by many moderators(yours truely included). However, to your basic Troll; all that basically said was "Blah Blah blahblah blah!"

    Trolls usually happen on a place and try and annoy people. Unfortunatly, many people take the bait. Most trolls go away if you ignore them. Some require account locks and blocks.

    They will probably remain as long as the Net remains.

Re: Trolling in the 'secular' world (slightly OT)
by BorgCopyeditor (Friar) on Aug 04, 2002 at 19:15 UTC

    I've only been here a month, and I haven't really seen anything that looks like trolling. Has it been common in the past, or is this just a very lucky / well-behaved community?

    --Your punctuation skills are insufficient!

      I for one am very proud of our community, but we have had problems with trolls in the past, and will probably have a few more in the future. I would love to say that the maturity of the participants at Perl Monks is what keeps the trolls away, but i have to give kudos (and a freshly baked cherry pie) to our moderation system. ;)


      (the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)
Re: Trolling in the 'secular' world (slightly OT)
by giulienk (Curate) on Aug 04, 2002 at 21:29 UTC
    ++jeffa, especially for the Modern Drummer link to the Neil Peart article :)


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