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A good troll is fun, and helps keep us from being too full of ourselves 15 31.25%
I don't pay much attention to trolls 23 47.92%
Trolls are making fun of us, and should be banned 10 20.83%
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Old 02-10-2010, 20:15   #31
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As long as trolls use the correct anchor, stow their firearms properly and use
Algae-Z in their monohulls and have a good boat based business....they are fine with me
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Old 02-10-2010, 20:15   #32
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What if you really wanted to know which was best, a mono or a cat? Where does one turn?

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
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Old 02-10-2010, 20:18   #33
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The only kind of trolls I don't like are the ones who do nothing but troll. No big deal if you just want to crack jokes on people every now and then, but you need to put yourself out there a bit as well so you know what it feels like when someone trolls you back.
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Old 02-10-2010, 20:19   #34
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On the far end is the mono in next is a sailor closest is a cat not trolling just having fun
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Old 02-10-2010, 20:30   #35
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I was kinda thinking that too.

But then I usually don't recognize a troll question.
LOL... I was tempted to say something but....
I've been smacked a few times since I got back and didn't want to push my luck..
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Old 02-10-2010, 20:34   #36
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What if you really wanted to know which was best, a mono or a cat? Where does one turn?

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
Simplify it... jack up your beams.. run over a mono... and bang..you've got a Tri...
Get a life.. be different...
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Old 03-10-2010, 00:35   #37
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Most of my life I thought I new what a troll was. Now I've found out there is another.
I had more use for the first.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:14   #38
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I generally try not to overreact to trolls, or if it's absolutely obvious they're trolling then I try my hardest not to respond at all. The internet allows too many people to engage in unproductive behavior like trolling, and feeding them is the only way to ensure they never go away.

I always (naively so?) assume there's a small-yet-there chance that if I overreact harshly towards someone who I think is trolling, it'll turn out I smacked someone undeservingly and might end up running off a potentially positive member of the community.

So I generally ignore behavior I view as trollish. Or, if I've got the spunk, I'll actually treat their question as though it's absolutely legit. That'll deflate them if they're actually trolling.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:16   #39
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So I generally ignore behavior I view as trollish. Or, if I've got the spunk, I'll actually treat their question as though it's absolutely legit. That'll deflate them if they're actually trolling.
Blatant trolls ("What gun is best to shoot yourself with after 3 weeks on a upturned Multihull - after you've eaten the crew?") are easy for the Mods to deal with (killing threads / shooting folk) - but for the more subtle (and especially from established members ) the best way is either to not engage or to do so with a straight bat as a subtle troll ("do I need a Compass?") contains enough for folks to work with and can even develop into informative threads .............therefore the answer to Trolls is for other members not all being completely Forum gormless - it's 2010 in internetland, not 1995 ).
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I aint sayin nuffink.

Oh ok then.
The level of trollism (not Troilism, dont sound same, not even spelled same. Simples) here is minimal compared to another forum I occasionally visit and its the main thing that has detered me from participating further on there. Newbies with questions are ridiculed and shot down in flames, even spelling mistakes are grounds for assaults.

Play nice and keep it friendly. Have patience, compassion and manners.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:03   #41
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Never thought about it before Dockhead…..

As the wiki definition states…. "The label Trolling is highly “subjective”….

….And as such I believe it is more useful that we “the community” have faith in our moderators and our own inherent desire to clarify a person’s intent, rather than to just label something as a troll, because it may come across as not politically correct.

Whenever I am involved in a passionate discussion with someone the first rule I keep reminding myself is to …”leave my toes outside the door”…. (So they don’t get stepped on)

Quite often, a person will say something obviously controversial for no other reason than to be the devils advocate, so as to explore the limits of our conviction.

As long as it does not digress into personal attacks, that has a use….

…. But in the end…listening and clarifying is the meat of any discourse and what is nice about this community is that the Oceans have taught us to respect the dynamics of our differences and solutions.

We are a barren fishing ground for Trolls!...so I don't pay much atention
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Trolls?

Should trollsthen post on the "Single Sailor Seeks a Soulmate thread??"
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I think that is a sanctioned fishing site...
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I think that is a sanctioned fishing site...
Im not taking the bait
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So this troll walks into the yatch club with a preist and politican and says "$5 to tie up my dink! Who do I talk to about this?".

On lots of treads if it wasn't for a troll there wouldn't be anything to post about. But once it takes ahold the OP on the thread is doomed far as getting an answer.
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