View Full Version : How to Deal with Trolls or People Who Say Things You Dislike
People can be banned**. Trolls cannot. And you won't like or agree with everyone or even most people, particularly considering that they come with different personalities and from various cultures.
Since these forums are not operated to conform to one person's wishes and desires or definition of troll/racist/sexist/MEAN you must take responsibility for you own experience here and:
1. Engage them in discussion.
2. Ignore them.
You can ignore someone by the simple exercise of willpower, or by adding the person to your ignore list. I can't help you with the former, but for the latter, please see the directions in the default forum FAQ (http://startingstrength.com/resources/forum/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_usage#faq_vb3_troublesome_us ers).
**And we don't do that except for spammers/illegal content that is not removed after notification and where we happen to notice that multiple accounts from the same user.
10-14-2011, 02:48 PM
But, what if he needs killin'?
10-14-2011, 08:48 PM
10-15-2011, 12:13 PM
that's what i am doing now. ignoring them with will power.
10-15-2011, 12:32 PM
Stef, Thank you very much for being the administrator of this very useful board.
A recent email (with certain specifics Xd out):
XXXXXX has reported this post: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
This is part of this thread: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
This is the reason that the user gave: XXXXXX is harrasing me non stop. I can ignore trolls, but this kind of behaviour prohibits other members to post in informative threads, also makes the forum looks like crap. Response: If you have a magical solution, please forward it, because as far as I know, there is no good one. Ends & Pieces is not part of the training or qa forums and is there specifically so that the unavoidable (without prohibitive control and censorship and resources spent babysitting) nonsense is out of the forums that are actually relevant to the Starting Strength site. Overall, open websites are far more dynamic, interesting, and productive than heavily policed, restrictive, stifled, humourless, petty, clique-based forums that rely on central control. If you have problems with Ends & Pieces, I would advise you to stay within the actual training forums and not the junk, outlet, bullshit Ends & Pieces.
And an additonal bit added here: The moderated forums (Rip's Q&A, KSC's programming, Events etc) are that way to keep things more focused and to allow the moderators (Rip, KSC, coaching staff) to address questions without things degenerating into four hundred thousand different conversations in one thread. Choose your level of focus to suit your needs (moderated, general discussion of strength topics, free-for-all-whatever the fuck), but please do not complain that Ends & Pieces contains scraps of rotten meat along with everything else. That's what it is for. And the vast majority of people using it love it.
04-07-2013, 01:45 PM
If someone is truly a troll and you want them out of sight and out of mind you can install this Greasemonkey script. (http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/120455). It is so good it you can ignore all posts and threads they start, ignore specific threads, and ignore threads with particular strings.
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