Nailz

IB08

Lantern Swinger
#1
Cant one of the mods just block this mongs IP address and stop him from posting drivel? Perhaps then the lad might finally pull his life together and get a job in the real world rather than spending all day trolling on rumration.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#2
Doubtless Good CO or Bad CO will do just that.

In the grand scheme of things however, contentious or antagonistic posts can actually enliven forums & stimulate contributions. Like 'em or loathe them, Norman, Hig & Nailz (who are each in invidual classes of their own & in no way comparable) certainly get people posting.

Alternatively people can stimulate interest by simply being downright amusing & intelligent with it - step forward MLP....
 
#4
I know a few people who no longer post here becaue of nails and co's incessant trolling. As one put it, 'RR's overun with nutters'.


Trolls can add a bit of amusement, but when they get out of hand a forum can die pretty quickly.
 
#5
IB08 said:
Cant one of the mods just block this mongs IP address and stop him from posting drivel?
Potentially, potentially not. Factors to think about; easy to get round IP blocks, IP range blocks can cause collateral damage by blocking other legitimate users, similarly blocking a shared proxy has the potential to block other users.

the only way to really deal with trolls is not to feed them.
 
#7
Karma said:
the only way to really deal with trolls is not to feed them.
This, lookit lookit! Don't reply and they'll get bored. Of course, if they post in lil's then go to town, gloves are off and trolling can be amusing. I just object when they ruin Current Affairs or the serious topics.
 
#13
Welshy said:
and what good news is that??
Good News.

-Noun, informal

To provide a service, violent or sexual to a person.
(a)To punch someone in the face.
(b)To have sexual intercourse.

ie. (a)"If he keeps gobbing off I'll give him the good news"

"(b)I'd love to give her the good news.

Origin: RN/RM 1970-75