Forum Trolls

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by cheryl, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    The membership of browncafe have varying views both on what constitutes a troll and how to deal with trolls. Some people view mere antagonism as trolling, while others have a more strict definition. Some people want to ban trolls, others want us all to ignore trolls.

    Starting now, there will be a new mod policy for dealing with trolling. Anyone reported by 2 or more members to be trolling our forum will have their posts reviewed by moderators and if we determine that they are intentionally posting personal attacks on other members or disseminating bad advice to mislead participants then their custom user title will be changed to "Troll". That way everyone can see that the person has been reported by other members to be trolling our forum. Then others can choose to put them on the ignore list in their profile or choose to respond to or ignore what they say.

    The definition that will be used for what constitutes trolling is:
    Any member that goes out of their way to make insulting, offensive, or annoying posts to gain attention or upset people rather than contributing any actual content.

    Please feel free to continue reporting messages you think are from trolls, and we will continue to address them on a case by case basis. If you feel someone deserves the "Troll" user title, it will help us address the issue if you report trolling posts with the reasons why you consider it trolling (Remember - dissent is not trolling!)

    If anyone feels that their "Troll" user title is unwarranted, they may petition the mods to have it removed. The mods will review the issue and make a decision.
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Oh, I know someone who does JUST THAT!!!!!!!
  3. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis


    I like it and I agree with Cheryl's post.
  4. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    "you ain't even know it yet" but your name is now troll!!! Lmfao. I love it
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Let the games begin!
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    It's a great idea. You'll instantly be able to see who everyone knows is a troll.
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    What do we do in two weeks when everyone is listed as a troll?
  8. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Good idea. But I don't think it's fair to punish people by this policy for things that they have done before this policy had been ratified.
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    The trollier ones will then be "Troll, 1st Class".
  10. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    Its about time!

    This is due because of our current situations. Thanks cheryl, this should make things very interesting!

    trolololol - YouTube
  11. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    could that be considered "profiling"?
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Oh come now. This is just silly. What do I have to do to become a 12th level troll wit a +6 hit point and +9 charisma? I think I should at least get a +4 constitution and +4 experience points for trolling the "current events" forum. I would like to petition DM Cheryl for additional consideration given to those neutrally or chaotically alligned given that the structure, design, and rules regulating the dungeon have been suddenly and significantly altered. Furthermore, anyone understanding this petition should forthwith be branded in their user title as "nerd", "geek", or "social idiot".

    Thank you.
  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    What about the devout anti-americans?
  14. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Well about time we did something about it.

    I really don't understand the point of trolling. Sad that someone's got such a pathetic life that their idea of fun is trolling on a forum.
  15. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    The feeling is mutual. I just don't get it.
  16. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I just nailed "YOU AIN'T EVEN KNOW" with troll status. Anyone second the motion?
  17. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

  18. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I thinks it's stupid.
    Two people report someone as a troll, so they are therefore labeled as such?
    Doesn't seem very objective.
    I went ahead and changed mine already.
    Whoopty do.
  19. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    That's what I'm saying. We got a trooper here.
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Will one be able to see who is reporting them? If not, I foresee a type of censorship unfolding.

    Personally, I find the trollism amusing.