Hey, do you allow trolling? Do you like trolling? Need a troll?

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-- doomer troll from hell (beelzebub@hell.org), July 21, 1999


That was pretty much how I thought you would feel about it. Generally, my idea is that anything that isn't racist or just plain horrible nasty can stay. After all, the guy who wrote it is just showing himself up as immature at best, and sick at worst. But if it gets out of hand - BANG. I won't have it descend to the level that has become common over on TB2000, with 30 trolls chewing at one honest poster.

-- MadSatyrist (madsatyrist@hotmail.com), July 22, 1999.

Try it and see what happens.

Many are called.

None have been chosen so far.

-- cpr (buytexas@swbell.net), July 21, 1999.

Ah, heck.

Trolling is as trolling does. Can happen anywhere.

It's a free 'net. Have keyboard, can post.

This place has only been open a few days, and already I lost my sense of humor once (the imposter thing about "my dogs"). Dirty pool. But that lasted about 2 minutes...the antidote? MORE SATIRE!!! heh heh

It was bound to happen. Bound to happen again. So WHUT. Just a thang.

-- Chicken Little (panic@forthebirds.net), July 21, 1999.

Troll away. If its funny, it stays. Nothing will ever be deleted, (unless it's so bad Greenspun asks me to) but stuff too bad to allow to remain in place will be moved to an appropriately titled category, and a link posted to it with the reason for the removal. Anyone who wants to read it will be perfectly free to do so.

For that matter, the only way I will edit anything is by the personal request of the author of the post, as has happened once already. I am an honest administrator, and am determined to do the absolute minimum to keep things generally on track. Call it "tough but fair" policy.

-- MadSatyrist (MadSatyrist@hotmail.com), July 21, 1999.

And Chicken Little, therein lies a question. What should we do about the dog thing? I have an intense distaste for evoking the penalty of moving a thread, as I mentioned above, so just where should I draw the line? I am just one guy, and have no intention of monitoring this forum every waking minute, or making it my lifes work. I just want a place to hang out with friends (and yes, I already know most of you very well indeed). So how bad can a post get before the penalty gets invoked? I would certainly have moved that thing about the death of Jimmy Bagga Doughnuts that INVAR posted a while back on TB2000. So that one would be over the line (some humor, but ABSOLUTELY over the line). But the dog thing is more personal, and not as mean, or nasty. What do you think, as the injured party?

PS, this isn't asking for a vote. Voting is not the way to decide what stays and what goes. I am the captain of this ship, no question about it. But the captain can ask for advice, and then make up his own mind whether or not to take that advice.

-- MadSatyrist (MadSatyrist@hotmail.com), July 21, 1999.

Mad Sat:

Thanks for the question, and the concern. I say let it stay right where it is; as a testament to how low some people will stoop, when they weren't by any means forced to do so. He/she/it CHOSE to.

Any honest reader of that thread will realize that two different people were at work there, and one of them wasn't me. There's a difference in pointed barbs and pure sicko slander.

Anyone who reads it and actually thinks I posted that dog thing -- well I don't really give a rats' fanny what that sort of reader thinks to begin with, y'know.

Let it stay right there.

-- Chicken Little (panic@forthebirds.net), July 22, 1999.

To The MadSatryist & Chicken Little and all the rest of you losers: the only reason you have a problem with trolls is they are right and you are wrong. it's fairly obvious. and you're just jealous cause trolls have haf a clue and you don't. really your opinion is irrelevant any way because you're probably one of those whiny commies who sit around and eat tofu and all-natural dogshit and smoke pot that you bought with change from the food stamps that came out of MY TAX MONEY! and another thing is that peopel like you are not rational. you have no reasons or rationality or common sense like peoeple like me. that's why you're arguments make no senses. and you're grammer sucks too so their. i am wright and you are rong. get used to it and get over it or go cry home to youre mommy COMMIE DIPSHIT!

-- Joe Mama (whitebluessinger@frondeur.dum), August 02, 1999.

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