[05-FEB-2013] How to deal with trolls

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[05-FEB-2013] How to deal with trolls

Hi everyone,

From time to time, a few rogue users find their way to BLF. They are not the typical users here who are generally friendly and helpful but from time to time have a bad day. Rather, they are malicious people who come to the forum with the sole intent of causing trouble. In Internet lingo, they are known as "trolls". So, how to handle trolls? Two simple points:

Please do NOT respond to them in any way, either publicly or by private message.

Please DO contact me immediately.

It's that simple. Smile Trolls do what they do because they are immature and like to get a reaction out of people. They will never change their ways if somebody with good intentions tries to counsel them. And they will get even worse if other users fight with them or insult them back. So, please try to use self control, and do not respond in any way, shape, or form.

Additionally, I will no longer make public posts about the banning of trolls, because even such negative publicity is enough to encourage them to try harder. But rest assured, the banning of trolls only occurs in rare and extreme cases, and there will be not be a sudden rash of secretive bans happening here on BLF.

Thanks for reading! Have fun.

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Can we keep a couple of pet trolls? Please? Can we can we cam we? Please? :bigsmile:

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gords1001 wrote:
Can we keep a couple of pet trolls?

*FMI* i got 4 i/o sh
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Its just another fine example among dozens of others for why we could all use an ignore button. BTW, can you please ban Gords? His consistent happy attitude is becoming very irritating. No one deserves to have that much fun! :bigsmile:

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Silly

Shall I tell you about my last seven days?

Wednesday day, Luke, my nine month old fell down the stairs.

Thursday Mrs gords woke up with a chest infection she’s still down with so my birthday celebrations were curtailed, I’ve had the kids all weekend and this week as the weather has cancelled work (transport fridge engineers go quiet when its snowing, go figure).

Sunday night, my son James slipped off a window ledge, split his head open, off to infirmary to have it glued back together, he now also has this chest infection.

Last night, I making like a ninja at bed time, creeping about, light on moonlight, trying not to wake Mrs gords. Luke woke up, so I decided to take Luke downstairs while I warmed a bottle. Slipped on the top step, slid down the stairs, ripped my arm open on the artexing, smashed into the bottom stairgate, knocking it off its mountings. Luckily, I cushioned Luke, he was unharmed, but scared and reacted as babies do, screaming the house down, which was lucky as it drowned out my swearing, which was getting pretty creative by this point.

Took Luke back up to Mrs gords who was wondering why I’d started world war three, got the milk, Luke was asleep two minutes later….

Burnt my hand building a light for a member (my own stupid fault, solder splash on thumb nail). Found out works cancelled tomorrow as there is heavy snow predicted on the pass I have to use.

I’m cheery because if I wasn’t, I’d probably kill someone. :bigsmile: Flat Stare

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Troll Hunter is a great movie!

Cheers, from the land filled with trolls! Wink

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gords1001 wrote:
Silly

Shall I tell you about my last seven days?

Wednesday day, Luke, my nine month old fell down the stairs.

Thursday Mrs gords woke up with a chest infection she’s still down with so my birthday celebrations were curtailed, I’ve had the kids all weekend and this week as the weather has cancelled work (transport fridge engineers go quiet when its snowing, go figure).

Sunday night, my son James slipped off a window ledge, split his head open, off to infirmary to have it glued back together, he now also has this chest infection.

Last night, I making like a ninja at bed time, creeping about, light on moonlight, trying not to wake Mrs gords. Luke woke up, so I decided to take Luke downstairs while I warmed a bottle. Slipped on the top step, slid down the stairs, ripped my arm open on the artexing, smashed into the bottom stairgate, knocking it off its mountings. Luckily, I cushioned Luke, he was unharmed, but scared and reacted as babies do, screaming the house down, which was lucky as it drowned out my swearing, which was getting pretty creative by this point.

Took Luke back up to Mrs gords who was wondering why I’d started world war three, got the milk, Luke was asleep two minutes later….

Burnt my hand building a light for a member (my own stupid fault, solder splash on thumb nail). Found out works cancelled tomorrow as there is heavy snow predicted on the pass I have to use.

I’m cheery because if I wasn’t, I’d probably kill someone. :bigsmile: Flat Stare

Good grief! That’s like something out of a bad movie. I’m so sorry you had a rough week. Yikes. I guess all I can say is, I hope you have a better week. :~

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gords1001 wrote:
Silly

Shall I tell you about my last seven days?

Wednesday day, Luke, my nine month old fell down the stairs.

Thursday Mrs gords woke up with a chest infection she’s still down with so my birthday celebrations were curtailed, I’ve had the kids all weekend and this week as the weather has cancelled work (transport fridge engineers go quiet when its snowing, go figure).

Sunday night, my son James slipped off a window ledge, split his head open, off to infirmary to have it glued back together, he now also has this chest infection.

Last night, I making like a ninja at bed time, creeping about, light on moonlight, trying not to wake Mrs gords. Luke woke up, so I decided to take Luke downstairs while I warmed a bottle. Slipped on the top step, slid down the stairs, ripped my arm open on the artexing, smashed into the bottom stairgate, knocking it off its mountings. Luckily, I cushioned Luke, he was unharmed, but scared and reacted as babies do, screaming the house down, which was lucky as it drowned out my swearing, which was getting pretty creative by this point.

Took Luke back up to Mrs gords who was wondering why I’d started world war three, got the milk, Luke was asleep two minutes later….

Burnt my hand building a light for a member (my own stupid fault, solder splash on thumb nail). Found out works cancelled tomorrow as there is heavy snow predicted on the pass I have to use.

I’m cheery because if I wasn’t, I’d probably kill someone. :bigsmile: Flat Stare

Hell fire Gords, I’m not having you around here mate, sounds like you would wreck the place! Wink Hope you’re ok though and your kids.

What people don’t understand is because it is so nice in this little corner of England, that we have no choice but to pretend to be happy :bigsmile:

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Wow gords.. hope you have learnt something. Silly

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It’ll be right sb, blf has been a lifeline the last few days though I can tell you, so once again, cheers for running the place, it really is appreciated. Beer

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Sorry to hear about your bad luck Gords. I hope things get better around your household. Thanks for all your contributions to the forum.

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It’s funny in hindsight, no really bad injuries, just inconvenient. Marcl’s right though, when you have round abouts on roads, weather that can change from sunshine to horizontal snow in the space of an hour, mp’s who think nothing of running a campaign on benefit cheats just as a huge scandal on mp expenses breaks, you really do have to develop the kind of sense of humour that let’s you find filling someone’s overalls with acetylene and lighting it with the owner still in them the utmost of comedy. :bigsmile:

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gords1001 wrote:
It’ll be right sb, blf has been a lifeline the last few days though I can tell you, so once again, cheers for running the place, it really is appreciated. Beer

I’m normally fairly good at separating personal annoyances with public-facing attitude and treatment of others, but I seriously wonder if I could manage to make polite and upbeat replies here like you’ve been doing. Cheers back at you sir!

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No worries, we have a saying here, don’t crap on your own doorstep. It’s surprising how apt it is in life. And how well life really is if you apply it. :bigsmile:

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Gords, you’ll pull thru! Hope this dun sound bizarre, but esp for those snowed out days, u may want to consider picking up some suturing skills. I learnt it during a combat medic stint . It’s saved my skin and a couple of others literally plus tons of quid. Here’s a pic of a survival kit that can be had at your local PX. What they dun show is the Xylocaine/Lignocaine anaesthetic gel to numb the wound and antiseptic to sanitize the area/tools bf patching up.

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Cheers Orion, do they do a follow up kit “how to stitch up your mates”? :bigsmile:

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Trolls suppose to be afraid of flash lights. Wondering why they keep showing up here. I am well prepared with my lights and batteries. Let’s hunt them!

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gords1001 wrote:
:p Shall I tell you about my last seven days? Wednesday day, Luke, my nine month old fell down the stairs. Thursday Mrs gords woke up with a chest infection she's still down with so my birthday celebrations were curtailed, I've had the kids all weekend and this week as the weather has cancelled work (transport fridge engineers go quiet when its snowing, go figure). Sunday night, my son James slipped off a window ledge, split his head open, off to infirmary to have it glued back together, he now also has this chest infection. Last night, I making like a ninja at bed time, creeping about, light on moonlight, trying not to wake Mrs gords. Luke woke up, so I decided to take Luke downstairs while I warmed a bottle. Slipped on the top step, slid down the stairs, ripped my arm open on the artexing, smashed into the bottom stairgate, knocking it off its mountings. Luckily, I cushioned Luke, he was unharmed, but scared and reacted as babies do, screaming the house down, which was lucky as it drowned out my swearing, which was getting pretty creative by this point. Took Luke back up to Mrs gords who was wondering why I'd started world war three, got the milk, Luke was asleep two minutes later.... Burnt my hand building a light for a member (my own stupid fault, solder splash on thumb nail). Found out works cancelled tomorrow as there is heavy snow predicted on the pass I have to use. I'm cheery because if I wasn't, I'd probably kill someone. :bigsmile: :|
Heck, you think that's bad.......

Never mind. Wink

Glad to hear you all are still alive after that week!

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Well, I haven’t discarded the possibility of implementing an ignore button. But in the case of trolls, they shouldn’t be ignored. They should be deleted, so nobody sees them.

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Forget the trolls for a minute and lets tell Gords1001 about super glue. I’ve glued up two cuts that could have used stitches and have no scars from the experience. Misses took one kid to the urgent care with a splinter under the finger nail that I was forbidden to remove. Tweezers and 50 dollars later we left, she didn’t say a word the whole way back. I am allowed to do all the medical procedures I want on myself and a limited amount on the dogs but she has all say on the kids with the limited exception to splinters now.

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Gees gords. Whats a guy say. You clumsy bugger, or its about time you had took responsibility over the household. Or did you feel like you had to fall down the steps as the poor sick Mrs gords wasn't paying Mr gords enough attention? No a guy doesn't say any off those things. He says yes were all lucky we have BLF when things aren't going right. Yep as others have said thanks sb and I hope the gords family is safely and sickness free soon and Mr gords can go back to work. All the best, cheers mate.

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Forget the trolls for a minute and lets tell Gords1001 about super glue. I’ve glued up two cuts that could have used stitches and have no scars from the experience. Misses took one kid to the urgent care with a splinter under the finger nail that I was forbidden to remove. Tweezers and 50 dollars later we left, she didn’t say a word the whole way back. I am allowed to do all the medical procedures I want on myself and a limited amount on the dogs but she has all say on the kids with the limited exception to splinters now.

You should specify cyano acetate Wink Mrs gords wouldn’t let me glue James together myself, she felt the NHS was a better bet.

I honestly don’t know how I slipped on the stairs, usually I’m like a cross between a ghost and a ninja :bigsmile: that night I was like a drunk baby elephant in a China shop….

Thanks for the well wishes guys, and the very kind offer I recieved on pm, I’m still thinking on that. Mrs gords reports she is feeling better, and James and Luke stopped at their nans last night, so I got a reasonable nights sleep.

Aren’t trolls known to derail threads for their own ends? :bigsmile:

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Hey Gords, as soon as it stops snowing, you should buy a lottery ticket. Your luck has got to change.

Back on topic, the solution to troll is just as SB says. Don’t feed them. As an alternative, you should read my threads and feed my ego by lying about how interesting you find them. After that, you’ll want to take strong drink and a nap to forget the pain. Problem solved. Troll shrivels and the Duck gets a nice fat liver. Fois Gras anyone?

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Rufusbduck wrote:
Hey Gords, as soon as it stops snowing, you should buy a lottery ticket. Your luck has got to change.

Back on topic, the solution to troll is just as SB says. Don’t feed them. As an alternative, you should read my threads and feed my ego by lying about how interesting you find them. After that, you’ll want to take strong drink and a nap to forget the pain. Problem solved. Troll shrivels and the Duck gets a nice fat liver. Fois Gras anyone?


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gords1001 wrote:
Cheers Orion, do they do a follow up kit “how to stitch up your mates”? :bigsmile:

That suggestion puts me in stitches! The kit for mates packs a bottle of Bundy (rum) or Stoli (vodka) and a stick to chomp on! My fav case of grog saving the day is this :

http://www.topnews.in/medics-use-vodka-drip-save-poisoned-man-23337

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