Could someone enlighten me?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
So far this is a pretty good thing we've got going here, but I'm curious as to why some folks just cannot seem to resist answering trolls. They must know that it encourages the trolls to continue, but they rise to the bait like a moth to a flame.
-- Uncle Deedah (email@example.com), March 11, 2000
Sorry, Guilty as charged, I will resist the impulse from this point on.
Sometimes, I just have the urge to respond.
Won't happen again.
-- Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 11, 2000.
-- alert (email@example.com), March 11, 2000.
No one needs to enlighten you, Unc. You're already enlightened enough. Therefore, I'll change the topic in this thread. Folks can respond to BOTH. [I'll pull your finger later for this privilege.]
Once on the old forum, I mentioned how much fun I have going to the grocery store. It's but a few blocks away and the folks there are always willing to discuss weird stuff [much like this forum.]
This afternoon, I went to the store and the guy two ahead of me in the checkout line had live lobsters in separate bags. The checkout girl asked if they were alive. He said, "Yes. Actually, one is a male and one is a female." [Don't ask ME why he brought that up, but it prompted me to ask if he knew how to tell the difference.] It seems that lobster sex is a topic that not many folks want to discuss in a checkout line [noticed by the quick exit of the girl in front of me.]
I got the story, however. [grin] The guy blushed all the way through it, but he DID tell it. BOTH sexes of lobster have what they call "love handles." [He said he didn't know about this until the guy in the back told HIM. Of course *I* didn't know about this until HE told ME.] The "love-handles" of the male lobster are larger than the "love-handles" of the female. In addition to being larger, the "love-handles" of the male are of color, while the "love-handles" of the female have no color at all.
The guy quickly exited the store, so I didn't have a chance to examine his lobsters to check out the love-handles, but it sure was fun asking him about them.
Now.......what was your question again? Something about moths to flames?
-- Anita (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 11, 2000.
-- Normally (Oxsys@aol.com), March 11, 2000.
Unc- IMO, Most of the "troll" responses you see are actually being anonymously written by a select few individuals who are bitter over this group's recent exodus from the censored TB2000 forum. A review of the posts which were written at the time of the split would make it very apparent that many who prefer the censored TB2000 were/are hoping for this forum's downfall. I have no doubt that a few of those same individuals are not only responding to the "trolls", but are actually doing the "trolling" in the first place.
Excluding those "anonymous" few who are intentionally trying to disrupt, it would appear that LadyLogic is about the only person left who is "taking the bait" by responding. As far as I'm concerned, that's a pretty damn good record on an uncensored forum.
-- CD (email@example.com), March 11, 2000.
Uncle, also some trolls respond to the troll threads they started, to bring it up to the top under a different name, and continue to post replies under different names. Some troll threads appear to be involving many different people, when in truth there's only 2 or 3 people involved. Sometimes one real good-intentioned poster will interject this 2 sided delusion with a call to ignore trolls/flames.
-- Old TB2K forum regular (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 11, 2000.
I guess it depends on what you mean by trolls. Sometimes, on a non-offensive thread, one just feels like ChimingIn their two cents.
-- Someone (ChimingIn@twocents.cam), March 12, 2000.
Well, I must say I've done fairly well at not responding when asked not to do so... This lobster thingy has me ROFLMAO...Love handles? I betcha next time I go to Topps, which is my grocery store, I'll be lurking around the tank..!!!!! Go figure males have bigger love handles? or is it beer handles?
-- consumer (email@example.com), March 12, 2000.
All I know is, some male turtles have long fingernails so they can tickle the female turtles' eyelids to get their attention. You can tell which ones are males by their nails.
-- Normally (Oxsys@aol.com), March 12, 2000.