fish'nmagician

What is a troll?

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Tim could you provide a specific description of what exactly a troll is?

because my threads seem to get denounced as trolls frequently, and locked,

and I have a hard time evaluating them in a critical manner to see how they are different from the majority of threads in this forum.....

 

 

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1 min ago, pakalolo said:

Since you didn't PM Tim, I suggest that this thread is the epitome of a troll

Tim has previously stated that he didn't want to be bothered in PMs from people who are upset with getting points, etc.

and I think we would all benefit from having a clear definition of what is and what isn't acceptable....

 

honestly my threads get a LOT of moderating,

and I don't see how they are substantially any different from the vast majority of the threads in the PG.

 

it would be beneficial to know what criteria Tim is using to determine if a thread is acceptable or not.

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1 min ago, JohnP said:

A troll is any provocative lefty post where righties object to the natural or implied answer 

I would like Tim to define it with specificity......

while the partisan politics angle is flatly denied I am unable to see how my threads differ in tone or nature from the majority of them in this forum,

yet seem to draw a LOT of negative attention from Tim and Eli.

 

maybe tim's criteria is different than mine, 

clearly it is,

so knowing what it is that he won't tolerate will help me avoid verbotten discussions 

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1 min ago, fish'nmagician said:

I would like Tim to define it with specificity......

while the partisan politics angle is flatly denied I am unable to see how my threads differ in tone or nature from the majority of them in this forum,

yet seem to draw a LOT of negative attention from Tim and Eli.

 

maybe tim's criteria is different than mine, 

clearly it is,

so knowing what it is that he won't tolerate will help me avoid verbotten discussions 

 

Yeah, Let's pretend that was the problem with that thread :laugh:

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I thought tim did a pretty good job the first time you asked.

 

"Your thread isn’t critical of the right, it’s a troll. And the posts just get trollier and trollier as you get more frustrated that people aren’t giving you all the attention you need. To the point of manufacturing dishonest positions for folks while they explain to you that is not their position. Its easy to see when you are trolling, Frank. When you have to ignore the responses to YOU in order to continue on with the trolling it makes it very clear responses and discussion are NOT why you are posting in this forum. 

 

This isn’t how discussions work, but you knew that already, you have no interest in discussion, just trolling. I’m going to lock this troll thread...if you plan on participating in this forum further the trolling needs to end with this thread. I know that is unlikely but I figured I’d give you the chance any way.

 

TimS"

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Ah yes the "exact definition"

Exact definitions are nothing but troll bait

 

since, of course, nothing is ever exact... as we so well know.

From trolling.

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3 mins ago, RiverRaider said:

What was the point of the thread Frank... aside from running some weird  interference for Omar?

 

Maybe we should start with simple questions like that ? 

I don't think it matters.

what is the point of any thread in the PG?

 

but there were many elements in that thread I thought were worth discussing.

context similar to Omar,

and in the past Hitler's genocide was tied to any comment made about Trump's leadership style appearing to be fascist in nature,

so now the genocide was being differentiated from Hitler's Nationalism.....

I thought that was interesting.....

 

but beyond THAT thread,

many of my threads get locked,

or my posts deemed unacceptable.

and honestly aside from the fact I have a left of center political position I don't see how my posts are different from the vast majority of posts that ARE deemed acceptable.

so clearly I am missing a crucial element.

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5 mins ago, RiverRaider said:

 

Yeah, Let's pretend that was the problem with that thread :laugh:

don't focus on ONE thread,

I have many locked,

and I make many posts that are deemed unacceptable.

 

I would wager that a  VERY high percentage of my posts (relative to other members here) get flagged.

so clearly I am missing an important element,

I think I am posting in a manner consistent with the forum in general,

Tim does not.

so I need to figure out how to better see where I am erring.

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