A pachyderm's survival guide to forum stuff

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A pachyderm's survival guide to forum stuff

Postby GoogaMooga » 02 Apr 2021, 22:08

The internet is an exciting place, full of high adventure and brotherly love, but also the home of the troll. Originally a Norwegian folkloric figure, the internet troll lives for the spats; seeing the target get worked up is the ultimate reward, and any rebuttal or snappy retort is futile.

Which is why a survival guide is necessary:

1. you need thick skin
2. don't feed the troll, but don't expect him to stop on account of that
3. the ignore function is just that, an ignore function to hide unwelcome comments, so why are you clicking anyway
4. grow a pair - if you have already, grow another pair
5. live with it
"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck

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Re: A pachyderm's survival guide to forum stuff

Postby Flower » 03 Apr 2021, 12:57

Good advice GM but you forgot that trolls follow their victims from thread to thread making fools of themselves and NOT their victims. It's easy to ignore trolls and healthy too.
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Re: A pachyderm's survival guide to forum stuff

Postby GoogaMooga » 03 Apr 2021, 14:08

Flower wrote:Good advice GM but you forgot that trolls follow their victims from thread to thread making fools of themselves and NOT their victims. It's easy to ignore trolls and healthy too.


Troll doesn't care. It's an endurance test.
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Re: A pachyderm's survival guide to forum stuff

Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Apr 2021, 23:05

"Artgar" has just had another go at me. This time I didn't click on his "hidden" post. The ignore function is sweet, if you can resist the temptation to click.
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Re: A pachyderm's survival guide to forum stuff

Postby mudshark » 05 Apr 2021, 20:32

Never liked him. Bright Eyes is a terrible song.
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Re: A pachyderm's survival guide to forum stuff

Postby GoogaMooga » 05 Apr 2021, 20:33

mudshark wrote:Never liked him. Bright Eyes is a terrible song.


:lol:
"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck