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RE: Crazy like a troll?

by AgentM (Curate)
on Oct 26, 2000 at 21:41 UTC ( #38687=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Crazy like a troll?

Is there a way to prevent trolls? Not really. Trolls are not necessarily always made by the anonymous monk, since anyone can make a dud user. Is it a big deal? Not really. i think a multitude of great questions are posed at perlmonks.org, and a little wit once and again never killed anyone. i can imagine that it could very easily escalate into a pollution problem- quite possibly unpreventable and unfilterable. just take the trolls with a grain of salt and ignore them. And remember, wasting -- on an anonymous or dud monk is just a waste of your own vote where it may be more fitting elsewhere.

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(kudra: why not downvote?) RE: RE: Crazy like a troll?
by kudra (Vicar) on Oct 26, 2000 at 23:25 UTC
    Why might your vote be more fitting elsewhere? You're not voting -- on the anon or the dud monk, you're voting -- on the post. Reputation is supposed to be a way to gauge the value of a post.

    Also, there are rumours that posts which sink too low will be removed, so --ing such posts could actually be a suitable way to remove garbage.

    Update: in reply to AgentM's reply: There is a way to let Vroom know something should be deleted. It's the 'consider node' option in the approval nodelet. It just doesn't appear to be completely functional yet.

      True, but voting on a post that will be erased is not too effective either. There should be some other way to alert vroom of trolls which are inherently different than bad posts in the manner that trolls should be erased while a low rep post might bring up a misconception that everyone should be reading about. In that case, I would keep the misconception and scrap the troll even though they may have the same -- rep. Well, the trolls have so far few and far between trolls, so I'm not too worried, but I see it as a potentially serious problem (since it's just really easy...)

      Update:I still have to disagree with you kudra. There really needs to be some better mechanism for dud posts. I'd rather help someone and ++ some worthy node. If you are also following the discussion above, you'll note that some other guys agree with me. I feel that -- some dud is probably going to take from a ++ or -- where it's really deserved. I guess I'm sayign that trolls are not really valid nodes, especially since they are soon to be deleted.

      AgentM Systems nor Nasca Enterprises nor Bone::Easy nor Macperl is responsible for the comments made by AgentM. Remember, you can build any logical system with NOR.

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