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What do we do about all of you assholes?

We've all seen what can happen when MeFi devolves into pointless personality conflicts: the site gets hijacked to propogate something that 99.9% of the users don't care about. We've also all seen one member virtually drag another into such conflicts, making a two-way crapfest out of what was originally just one-sided goofiness...[more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Oct 7, 2003 - 24 comments

No Iraq amputee trolling please.

Come on do we need this type of trolling here? (more inside)
posted by SuzySmith on Jul 26, 2003 - 31 comments

Being trolled from the outside

Is he baiting us? Noted ex-Mefite Steven Den Beste, in self-imposed exile, says he left because we got "stranger and stranger" and, according to him, the inmates are still running the asylum. Are we guilty of lefty groupthink, or is SDB focusing on the posts that annoy him and ignoring the diversity of opinions here, and quit in a huff because we wouldn't all agree with him? (Note: we've talked about him before on Metatalk.)
posted by mcwetboy on Sep 25, 2002 - 83 comments

FPP: Trolling?

Trolls disguised as pleas for piss tests? Maybe someone should just ask ponchogaddo to stop pissing all over the threads.
posted by insomnyuk on Jul 2, 2002 - 14 comments

I'm going to draw attention to this thread

At the risk (feh, who am I kidding?) of pouring salt in the proverbial wound, I'm going to draw attention to this thread. These two users were apparently engaged in some buffoonery, and perhaps the community was a little harsh, but their reactions really made me mad. Do I, or we, or MeFi in general, really need these guys maliciously baiting other users?
posted by Yelling At Nothing on Jun 16, 2002 - 54 comments

Trolling: secret agreement, or an excuse to beat a dead horse?

See now, here is my question, with all sincerity, does MeFi continue to allow such troll posting because MeFi (semi-secretly) agrees with the poster, or just because MeFi wants another excuse to beat a dead horse?
posted by BlueTrain on May 20, 2002 - 70 comments

Us declares itself above the law.

Us declares itself above the law.

Other than one or two people here and there talking about the topic at hand, this thread was basically a shouting match and trolling session. Is this the level of debate that now passes for inteligent from the MetaFilter community?
posted by Zool on May 6, 2002 - 20 comments

A troll by any other name

I'd use the word troll in this case, but it has some connotations that are a bit loaded given the subject.
posted by briank on May 1, 2002 - 33 comments

A litterbox for pooflinging

Groan. Please. Stop.

Maybe we can set up a litterbox someplace where the concerned parties can fling the usual turds at each other till their batteries run down. These FPPs don't even seem to be conducive to discussion anymore. Agree to disagree already.
posted by artifex on Apr 27, 2002 - 30 comments

disagree != troll

Orthodoxy again rears its ugly head. Trolling is alleged three times in a row because the poster's views diverged from the Metafilter norm (and the poster was alleged to be gasp repeatedly expressing similar views), with the worst yet to come; another poster is called blatantly biased and therefore "loses any credibility", and told "not to expect to be taken seriously" even though he has himself explained that bias and has been thoughtful and on point to discussion. Another was recently called out for not leavening his posts with, well, other posts expressing a different viewpoint. Is this really contributory to open discussion and debate? Is it really now to be verboten to express a point of view, especially in an FPP? Can someone join a discussion even though they have pre-existing views, whether they be based on bias or principle? Or are some on Metafilter simply annoyed by points of view they don't like?
posted by dhartung on Mar 29, 2002 - 104 comments

Troll button pony

A feature idea: Add a button to the bottom of every MeFi page that says "this is a troll" (below the button, add a link that says "What's a troll?" that links to an explanation). Then it's just a matter of math: If over, say, fifty percent of the visitors to that thread mark it as a troll, delete it (or, at least, flag it for admin review). A system like this might discourage people from posting threads just to piss everyone off.
posted by fraying on Mar 5, 2002 - 52 comments

E-Z Trolling: What are the rules?

E-Z Trolling: What are the rules? [Nothing else inside, fuckwits!]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Feb 2, 2002 - 34 comments

what is wrong with this picture?

W hat is wrong with this picture?
posted by y2karl on Jan 28, 2002 - 48 comments

Anonymous MeFi troll duels with self. Loses.

Anonymous MeFi troll duels with self. Loses. Seems apparent that moolafoo is trying to piss someone off here, but who? Darkaru? Metafilter? America? Granny? Ah well, doesn't matter anyway: he namedropped Hitler earlier in the thread, so according to Godwin the troll-attempt was dead on arrival.
posted by Sapphireblue on Jan 15, 2002 - 49 comments

Trolls with spades and pitchforks

It's time to call a spade a spade and a troll a troll.
posted by NortonDC on Jan 11, 2002 - 67 comments

MeFi Behavior

What the hell has been going on these past few days?
posted by mrbula on Oct 19, 2001 - 62 comments

Any further and you'd need a shovel.

Well, this thread has pretty much hit rock bottom.
posted by boaz on Oct 12, 2001 - 20 comments

How do you define trolling in the present atmosphere?

How do you define trolling in the present atmosphere? At the moment anyone who suggests that america has performed atrocities is flamed.
posted by asok on Sep 13, 2001 - 43 comments

He came from under the bridge

This fellow, seems to be one a dem dere trolls....
posted by owillis on Jul 13, 2001 - 38 comments

Not needing to respond to every post

"Your Usenettish respond-to-everyone-who-disagrees-with-you style might be less effective than you think." 11 out of 49 comments were posted by one user. Is there a proper way to "debate"? Should one save up all retorts and include them in one or two comment posts? Or is it okay to respond to each person individually? I personally am getting tired of it...
posted by jennak on Jun 13, 2001 - 21 comments

Was I trolling?

Was I trolling? I had an admittedly heated reaction to an issue I care about, and blasted "conservatives/republicans/the right" as a group. But was I way outta line?
posted by owillis on May 13, 2001 - 17 comments

On the usage of the word troll...

On the usage of the word troll...
posted by cCranium on Apr 30, 2001 - 11 comments

Help me lie

I really enjoy metafilter and there seem to be alot of intelligent people here. I need some help, I'm going in for a public relations job interview on Tuesday and know nothing about public relations. I fabricated a resume and writing samples to get the interview. My question is do any of you work in Public Relations, and can you give me some tips on the questions/answers I should expect at the interview, its on Tuesday. This is not a joke, really, thanks for the help.
posted by FreeSpeech on Apr 21, 2001 - 14 comments

there's trolls in there, lots of them.

there's trolls in there, lots of them.

holloway leads the pack, but there are a few others walking right behind.

matt, have you even looked at this thread? it's really offensive, completely unproductive as a conversation--the misogynists came
out of the woodwork too quickly for that.

honestly, if it were me, I'd boot a few people, but you might consider at least pulling the thread....

posted by rebeccablood on Sep 27, 2000 - 16 comments

Don't make me post a 'No Trolling' sign... Too Late.

this is an out and out troll, does anyone not agree?

I'm adding "no trolling" to the guidelines.
posted by mathowie on Sep 17, 2000 - 14 comments

What's with the fascination with "Web Celebs"

What's with the fascination with "Web Celebs" (aka "The Web Elite") here? Why do we all worship them? Why do we all hate them?

I want this out in the open and settled. It's been brewing with the angry trolls for waaaaay too long.

Anonymous posts are unwelcome.
posted by EricBrooksDotCom on Jun 16, 2000 - 16 comments

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