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Old 08-02-2008, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best way to handle it when someone really angers you on a message board?

Recently at another forum, someone called me a troll. In this thread that I started there was nothing trollish, however, some of my questions indicated a lack of knowledge on the subject being discussed.

The person had already called me a troll twice before. This time I reacted, telling her to stop. This began a long fight on this thread.

How do you think it's the best way to handle it when someone really angers you on a message board? Ignore it? Stand up for yourself?
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Arguing on a message board is like competing in the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you're still retarded. Many people love to talk smack on a board, saying things that they know would get their pasty-white fat-asses handed to them if they said the same things to someone's face. It makes them feel superior and mentally removes them from their Mommy's basement.

I wouldn't make the emotional investment in becoming agitated. Sure, what they say is hurtful, but write it off to the source, and move on with your life.
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Arguing on a message board is like competing in the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you're still retarded.
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How do you think it's the best way to handle it when someone really angers you on a message board? Ignore it? Stand up for yourself?
Ignore it. As the old saying goes... "Anyone who angers you controls you"
Do you want someone on a message board having any kind of effect like that on you?
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hit the warning button and let a moderator take care of it.

This applies to TFP only.
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Would you mind if I used this?
You may want to use this JPG instead:

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Old 08-03-2008, 03:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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As much as I laughed when I read Kazoo's phrase, when I see again with a picture - it starts to saddens me.

I think this is one of those situations where it maybe ok as a throw-away line. But it's better left as that. It's quite a reasonable idea for retarded kids to participate in sport. And there is nothing morally objectionable about being retarded. It's simply the luck of the draw (or not) basically.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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What is the best way to handle it when someone really angers you on a message board?

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How do you think it's the best way to handle it when someone really angers you on a message board? Ignore it? Stand up for yourself?
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Invoke their political party affiliation and compare them to Hilter.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Invoke their political party affiliation and compare them to Hilter.


That's what the back button is for.
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:11 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There should be an option for "read-only" access to the internet...
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Be my guest-as you can see from the posted picture, I wasn't the originator.
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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What is the best way to handle it when someone really angers you on a message board?

Recently at another forum, someone called me a troll. In this thread that I started there was nothing trollish, however, some of my questions indicated a lack of knowledge on the subject being discussed.

The person had already called me a troll twice before. This time I reacted, telling her to stop. This began a long fight on this thread.

How do you think it's the best way to handle it when someone really angers you on a message board? Ignore it? Stand up for yourself?
I would probably respond with something along the lines of, A difference in opinion does not a troll make. And leave it at that.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:02 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Just remember this and the problem will be solved.

If you get angered by a forum post the terrorists win.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:42 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:41 PM   #16 (permalink)
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What is the best way to handle it when someone really angers you on a message board?

Recently at another forum, someone called me a troll. In this thread that I started there was nothing trollish, however, some of my questions indicated a lack of knowledge on the subject being discussed.

The person had already called me a troll twice before. This time I reacted, telling her to stop. This began a long fight on this thread.

How do you think it's the best way to handle it when someone really angers you on a message board? Ignore it? Stand up for yourself?
I agree with kazoo. I had something similar to this happen to me around the first of the year. I signed up on a sailing forum looking for some basic info. and advice. I was asking questions about customs and visa requirements while also stating I'd been to this port and that. I failed to mention my port visits were 20+ years ago aboard a US Navy vessel. Really it was a simple misunderstanding but I got a pretty hostile message back almost immediately. So I stopped posting there, immediately. Then about a month later I got several e-mail messages that were really hostile, GFY hostile. I ignored them, they stopped, problem solved.

Really if you think about it you have to wonder why someone would choose to spend time and energy having hostile conversations with people they don't know on an on-line message board or via e-mail. Seriously people don't have enough problems IRL, they have to find on-line problems to deal with too?

There a lot of crazy people out there, avoid joining their ranks, ignore it.
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