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Haters, Trolls, and Frustrated forum posters

Nadine

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blog-0453693001342792867.jpgSometimes people get frustrated with each other here and sometimes people will call each other trolls.

A troll is someone who is here only to cause frustration and to provoke an emotional response.

But, just because you get emotional, does not mean that they are a troll.

Football fans are passionate and sometimes not very nice. But just because they might make you frustrated or angry does not mean that they are not also a fan.

I came across an interesting blog about this today: http://www.blogworld...t-surprise-you/

That made an important point

A troll is not angry or otherwise emotional about the topic. In other words, they have no horse in this race, nor do they care about the “outcome” of the debate. They will say whatever gets the biggest reaction.

So, that person that frustrates you might be a troll but, maybe not. Maybe they are something worse.

In any event, it's best to stay away from those posters who provoke you

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Thank you for your work and diligence here. Happy not to be a moderator though often wish I was able to stop some conversations in their tracks. Fine line sometimes between opposing views and arguements and just disrespectful criticism

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Thank you for your work and diligence here. Happy not to be a moderator though often wish I was able to stop some conversations in their tracks. Fine line sometimes between opposing views and arguements and just disrespectful criticism

I agree. It's more difficult when the poster is new and we really don't know them.

But there are creepy people out there so, it's always best to keep your distance from people who behave strangely

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definitely ran across a few of those in the past..lol..but you guys do a great job of keeping law and order. Thank you!

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I learned this reality in Graduate school obtaining my first Master's thesis:

Never do anything spiteful or vengeful in nature when you are upset. Take a break, walk away, and cool your jets. Passionate can always be expressed in a calm manner once you gain some distance and perspective on a topic you care deeply about.

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I learned quite a while ago about making my email available. I was in real estate at the time and getting your email out to everyone is a goal. This person took our disagreement from forum to my email and was powerfully combative. I eventually changed my email. At the bottom line this as about control, pure and simple. Some out there have a lack of control in their lives and by causing disruption and inciting internet combat, they obtain some amount of control.

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