Trolling

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GNT

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Maybe just a reminder for fellow forum members about trolling...

Trolling:

Posting with the specific purpose of angering other members--trolling--will not be tolerated.

Such posts are subject to editing or deletion by a moderator. Members who persist in trolling are subject to having their account suspended by an administrator.


Or as the Wikipedia puts it - "a troll is a person who enters an established community such as an online discussion forum and intentionally tries to cause disruption, often in the form of posting messages that are inflammatory, insulting, incorrect, inaccurate, absurd, or off-topic, with the intent of provoking a reaction from others."

Thread Wise-

1. In all cases it would be best to just let the thread die off by NOT responding to it period! That's right let the thread sink, once the member see's no one is interested they might rethink wasting their time posting.

By posting in the thread your just adding fuel to the fire, they'll continue to post absurd threads and posts till the member is banned. It would be helpful if members didn't post "In before the lock" or something similar, it adds nothing to the conversation and would be considered post padding.

2. Once the troll has been identified please click the Notify Button aka
under the post and mention that the member is trolling before you submit!

or as an extra precaution you can PM the moderators directly and let them know. Don't know who's a mod? Check out the names at the bottom of the section/post your in! Maybe even click Who's Online at the top of the page and see if any mods are on at the same time as you.

3. It's just important to realise that the moderators/admin aren't on the forums every minute of the day...it's Impossible! We all have families and jobs just like you. When the appropriate team member is online the thread/poster will be dealt with


DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!

*This thread will be edited over time with more info*
 
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