if people would just ignore them and stop replying to any threads they started, they'd probably go away.
I've mostly been ignoring the "trolls" since they started appearing frequently on the site and I've had little trouble with them, aside from having to take the time to skip over their posts in the forum. If everyone would actually ignore the trolls they'd go away, but honestly I don't think that's ever going to happen so the best course of action is probably deletion.
I mostly try to talk to them first through PM (you know, get to know them. Try to change their trolly ways) and if they end up still being a troll, then I just leave it to them. Just ignore them.
I'd give him a warning for now to calm down, then if he continues delete all his posts.
In all honestly he seems like he'll just move on to a different site in a week or so anyways.
I personally think you should be able to have the Ban ability seeing as you've had it before and didn't abuse it, but that's beside the point seeing as we can't kill the troll at the source.
Well, I personally think if there's some troll thread, like a thread specifically designed so the troll in question can argue with you, delete it. If not, and it's actual intellectually or otherwise stimulating post then just leave it alone.
However, if you have to do the black-and-white option and either delete or leave them all, I would have to go with the deletion. True, we may have a virtual lynch mob on our hands, but then I'm gonna give the regulars the benefit of the doubt here. Hell, if you want you can make a "Lynching Committee", that would be interesting :P
That's a great question. haha I wanna think, where might we have stood 2-3 years ago.
Trolls are definitely annoying, but then again it wouldn't be cool to just delete people for being stupid. So, I guess it should come down to the legitimacy of certain posts. While there are those who detract from threads entirely and purposefully, there are those who are just clueless. I think those people would get the ass-end of many deletions, and it would be good to avoid that. At the same time, I fully trust your judgement when it comes to determining the legitimacy of posts, etc and I'm not exactly worried that this would become too big an issue.
So... that's pretty vague. haha I guess where I stand: Posts that are for the sole purpose to annoy should be deleted. Known/common trolls should have their posts scrutinized more strictly, whereas regulars or those who all around are okay should have a little more leeway. Posts that detract from the spirit of a thread for the sake of detracting it should probably be moved or made into new thread. Posts that naturally deviate from a topic should probably be left alone. Questionable posts, maybe in the mod board? I dunno, at the end of the day it's your call. Trolls don't really bother me so much as the way people feed them. haha
I have nothing against a comittee sorta thing, haha. I wouldn't mind bein' a part of it either, if you guys want. I remember when we tried to establish a mini-gov't here on CYS, but it got shot down. haha Though, I thought it was a good idea, personally.
I'd be happy to do it.
I have a headache, so I don't wanna reread the whole thread. :p But I don't think anyone said we should just delete annoying posts... or did they? Not to my recollection, haha, but maybe someone did. Anyway, discretion will be exercised
I'd be against just deleting annoying posts, unless they're completely off topic for no reason or generally bad (racist, etc). I think Ugi said the same thing, I don't remember, haha. Also, I'm all for DS's idea too. I also nominate DS do the tracking, hunting, and killing thereof.
I volunteer to be part of the committee. But I think before we go crazy deleting, we should have someone to get to know the so called 'trolls', you know? Just a thought.
I think the committee would be an excellent idea, im not on enough to really get annoyed by anyone, i just think it should be an election type method for the decision on whos in it.
How are members chosen to be on the ballot? Who would be up for election, ill vote for sure, i just need to know my options prior so i can think it over.
Oh, yes yes. I'm totally down. Gives me a reason to get on more often, too, and I definitely don't see the harm in like this... so? What's the problem? haha
Unless there's some negative impact on CYS for setting something like this up, there should be no reason to oppose it. More than likely, it would be active once in a blue moon anyway, because obviously troll-ish posts will be removed regardless.
I nominate myself for the committee.
So do I.
He's been lurking.
Unless he just left very recently. I've seen him on a few times.
Is this you saying that voting has started, or are you just saying how it will work.
I won't have an access to a computer tomorrow. Maybe near the late evening. So if you guys end up just waiting for me you can just leave me out.
Err, I mean I won't vote. Still keep me as a candidate.
If you can't vote at the time I'm sure you can just send your vote ahead of time.
Yeah, I guess I can.
did any voting occur while i was gone?
scratch that. I found the thread and voted :D
So what's this council gonna be called? I like the "elimination committee" myself, but I'm cool with just about any name.
The Supreme Overlords of CYS then?
Alternatively they could be:
- The Committee of Terror
- The "Don't F with Us" Club
- JJJ's Personal Army
You'd be cool with any of those right?
It would sound less like a democratic committee and more like a totalitarian lynch mob, but yeah I would be cool with those.
"Totalitarian Lynch Mob" it is. haha :p
The Counsil of Five
The Counsil that Will Rape Your Mothers (Although we'd prolly have lynch ourselves if it came to this)
These are my suggestions. I will accept any but "The Counsil of Five." haha Actually, I don't care too much what it's called, so long as it's fair and effective. :p
I was always going under the assumption that it would just be called the Committee. Though I do like Cool Runnings and Totalitarian Lynch Mob :P
Named after our own committee head 3J ^-^
The CYS Supreme Court!
The person who wants to delete a member and the member him/herself will be given a trial to defend whether or not they shall be able to stay or go!
Haha, just a thought :P
I like the idea of a troll being able to make a final plea before his stuff is deleted. I don't think it should be a trial, but it would be entertaining and possibly useful to the person being accused. If 3J's okay with it at least.
This could turn ugly but it's a good idea. Who would the judge's be?
I thought the results haven't been posted yet, have they?
(why don't I ever look first?)
Nevermind. I found it.