Re: Trolls and trolling in general
- From: Miss Elaine Eos <Misc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 14:28:27 GMT
In article <Xns99BD57E90E156goddardbenetscapenet@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
Bart Goddard <goddardbe@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Padre <spirito_santo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in news:1191318573.691900.144830
Ahhh yes - the "it is possible to teach manners to trolls" myth.
No. We discussed this before. Trolls are called "trolls" because
they are trolling (as in "for fish".) That's what the pervert and
the other unmentionable do. GladyZ isn't trolling, he's trying to
upset the checkerboard. If there's a debate here, it's whether
GladyZ is a troll, not whether trolls are educable.
Oh, honest-to-pete, Bart! If there's a debate here (and there only is
because you're involved in the discussion!), it's whether or not MikeZ
is educable, not which label you choose to put on him.
Newsflash: The purpose of the troll is to gain attention,
Not in the least. MikeZ is exactly as Padre describes. And you are
exactly not-educating him but, rather, encouraging him. I realize that
you're used to winning these sorts of encounters -- but that only works
in a world where you have a power-differential, say, the university.
"Out here in the real world", it's just so much hot air...
Please remove your pants if you want to send me e-mail.
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