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Old 01-12-2010, 06:13 PM   #48
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Default Re: Concerns Members Have About Enforcement of Forum Rules

Originally Posted by Seashore View Post
When I use the word "troll," I mean to refer to paid parallel government agents only - not people who have issues and come across as provocative in their posts.

It seems that people on the forum are using the word "troll" to refer to anyone who is difficult. And again, I think all of us members (including me of course) need to work on how we respond to posts and not look to moderators to ban unpleasant people from the forum.
The word "troll" on groups and forums has a very definite meaning. A troll is a post by someone with the intent to extract a emotional reaction. In other words, they are fishing for a bite.

Sometimes this technique is used to disrupt, but mostly it is by someone playing head games with others, or attempting to attract attention to themselves or to validate their positions by bullying.

"Paid parallel government agents" are much in the minority of trollers on net.

The PC mods are not trying to suppress anyone's free speech other that attempting to keep the discussions here civil and somewhat on focus.

Last edited by UncleJohn; 01-12-2010 at 06:19 PM.
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