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Discussion in 'Forum Feedback & Suggestions' started by Wood Chipper, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Robert Mason

    Robert Mason Cheesehead

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    Please define troll and spammer. I'm not sure what you are talking about.
     
  2. buggybill2003

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    Glad to be of help Joe. You did it ALL yourself, honestly ;)
     
  3. Poppa San

    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    I define troll as posting to get an emotional response. Typically off topic. Usually outrageous or nondebatable. Spammers IMO are here to lure posters to another site or to advertise a prduct or service. Seldom add to the discussion.
     
  4. TJV

    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    First, welcome. Second, you can make 5-10 meaningful – even insightful – replies and accomplish the same thing. ;)
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    ‘As long as we’re discussing this’, I understand some posters have a problem with stats, particularly when they contradict that poster’s opinion. Stats aren’t the end-all be-all of football analysis but they have value when, for example, a poster has the opinion that ‘teams with elite Ds win Super Bowls’. Recent evidence (AKA stats) show that of the last 10 Super Bowl winners, only three had top 5 scoring defenses, three had bottom-third defenses and the rest finished in the middle. So it’s ironic that poster would post about “politely correcting” others when he refused to be politely corrected on this point.

    And when one posters engages in unprovoked name-calling of another, an apology would go a long way.
     
  5. robdog

    robdog Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Hopefully, you have something to add to 5 current discussions that are not "meaningless"...
     
  6. Poppa San

    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    Two days later and you still haven't posted enough to start a thread? Hie over to the Atrium and prattle about on some of the game threads.
    https://www.packerforum.com/threads/how-did-you-hear-about-this-site-thread.15396/
    https://www.packerforum.com/threads/post-a-joke-thread.15493/
    https://www.packerforum.com/threads/what-are-you-listening-to-right-now.62183/
    https://www.packerforum.com/threads/ginger-or-maryann.61060/
    https://www.packerforum.com/threads/how-did-you-choose-your-screen-name.24035/
    https://www.packerforum.com/threads/word-association.26543/
    https://www.packerforum.com/threads/favourite-song.61870/
    https://www.packerforum.com/threads/finish-the-sentence-2011-version.28138/
    https://www.packerforum.com/threads/lines-that-need-a-novel-to-explain.61061/
    https://www.packerforum.com/threads/most-favourite-film-ever.61588/

    One informative answer each'll do it for you.
     
  7. Packerlover

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    Why do people "troll"

    I've never understood that
     
  8. Poppa San

    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    I see it as a form of bragging enhanced by the anonymity offered by the internet.
     
  9. TJV

    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    Paging Mr. weeds, paging Mr. weeds ...
    Hey weeds, Packerlover has a question I believe you are uniquely qualified to answer ;):
     
  10. weeds

    weeds Fiber deprived old guy.

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    You must be referring to the fact that I've taken enough psychology coursework to be dangerous while still unqualified? That's it isnt it? Ok...I'll offer my quasi-thought out reply.

    I believe that trolling is brought about by an unsatisfied sex life. Trolls usually come.to realize at one point or another that given their unfortunate lack of endowment, and as such "it" being a small job, they might as well do it by hand...so, they indulge in what is clinically known as "mental masturbation " by way of their keyboard.
     
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  11. buggybill2003

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    fascinating ! :eek:
     
  12. TJV

    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    :roflmao: weeds, I didn't mean to blow your cover ... well, OK I did. But it was worth it!
     
  13. weeds

    weeds Fiber deprived old guy.

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    I know...right? :sneaky:
     
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  14. Joe Nor Cal Packer

    Joe Nor Cal Packer Cheesehead

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    Thank you my friend!
     
  15. Joe Nor Cal Packer

    Joe Nor Cal Packer Cheesehead

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    Thank you my friend and Go Packers!!!!!!!
     
  16. weeds

    weeds Fiber deprived old guy.

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    I'm always there for ya, brother. :)
     
  17. Ray_66

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    I have been registered here for awhile. Just stuck with a site where I knew most everyone. You want to rid yourselves of trolls. You need to restrict membership. I wouldn't recommend just a posting requirement but also add an active membership period. To join you need to be recomended by a member. I found through experience long time members can be as much trouble as any newbies
     
  18. Joe Nor Cal Packer

    Joe Nor Cal Packer Cheesehead

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    Insecurity. Usually they don't even realize it because of an inability to self reflect. There aren't that many, and I make use of the "ignore" feature and poof, they're gone!
     
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    I disagree because I have a legit posting I want to put up but can't because of the wait period and the need for 5 replies to be allowed!
     
  20. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    At the time (over 3 years ago) when we had a ton of spammers and trolls then this post made sense.
     
  21. buggybill2003

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    Welcome to forum rules :)
     
  22. Pigskin

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    I don't want to be Pig headed about this ( No Punt intended) but I need another meaningful post.:rolleyes: GO PACK!
     
  23. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

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    I thought the only rule was "Always tip your moderators"?
     
  24. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    Then I am way over due
     
  25. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

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    Never pee directly into a strong wind. Your first tip :p
     

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