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Re: What a shameless attempt to win XP!!

by belize (Deacon)
on Dec 21, 2001 at 19:28 UTC ( #133770=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What a shameless attempt to win XP!!

I've worked with a number of online communities, and have come to the conclusion that the main reason "trolls" exist is to gain some kind of satisfaction/energy/ego from the responses they can exite - regardless of the content of the response. In other words, any response to a troll is actually feeding them.

We have made it SOP to NEVER respond to a troll, even to say it is a troll, and to delete it if necessary. PM is great at ranking and deleting useless or distracting posts, but I notice an over abundance of responses discussing Troll posts. I bet the trolls would shrivel and die if they never received even a single response to their posts or even a discussion of how bad they are.

Of course it would be necessary to educate new users to this policy.

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