Don't Feed The Trolls!
By David Hinz Posted in The Parties — Comments (22) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
From time to time, this site attracts trolls. This is, I would think, to be expected. It is the nature of the game that the internet has become, to expect to see people come in here with the deliberate intent to disrupt.
Most 30 minute wonders "out" themselves within a few minutes, and just naturally relegate themselves to the ash heap of internet history.
They get their sorry a**es banned, go back to DK or myDD and brag about how RS is full of fascists who are unwilling to hear any other voice than their own "echo chamber."
But, occasionally, we get someone with a little talent. Occasionally, a liberal troll has either enough intelligence or self-restraint, to stay within the boundaries of propriety, to actually manage to stay.
This is NOT to say that they are not successfully disrupting the site -- which is, after all their aim. The truly gifted Troll manages to keep the argument going, keeping people going in circles, accomplishing nothing! As a result, lots of time and bandwidth is wasted on inanities. The troll smiles, while the regular posters seeth.
Or, better still, regular posters become turned off by the lack of worthwhile content, due to the wasting efforts of answering the troll, and go elsewhere. Now, when this happens, the troll has really done his job.
There is a better way to deal with a smart troll. DON'T FEED THE TROLL! Seriously, simply do not feed the trolls. Eventually they will give up, or, in an increasingly desperate effort to get attention, they will "out" themselves and get banned! End of troll!