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There is a Difference between Commenting and Trolling!

submitted on March 23, 2011 by sandyshore in "Buxr Website / Contests"
I don't care if this gets me in hot water. There is a difference between commenting and trolling. I enjoyed these message boards for a long time, not much anymore! It's sad and disturbing to see what is happening in the last few hours on the board.

So remove this if you must and smack my fingers or block me, I just can't NOT say anything today.
 

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  • 108405
    roxytang
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    Posted by roxytang on March 23, 2011
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    I second that.
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    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on March 23, 2011
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    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on March 23, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    No problem by me, there are some interesting topics that could use a little boost.
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    clover
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    Posted by clover on March 23, 2011
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    I comment on what's worth commenting on! I try to offer good discussions or helpful sites! I choose to pick the topics that interest me and what I have to say. I hope that helps with your discussion sandyshore.
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    • sandyshore
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      Posted by sandyshore on March 23, 2011
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      That's what most of us do clover. I'm not objecting to commenting, adding information, and sharing ideas. I know I was kind of vague that was to say what I wanted without it being considered an attack. I really like all the posters here, it's just the method of moving all the newer posts off the front of the board for an agenda that upset me.
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    • honesta
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      Posted by honesta on March 23, 2011
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      I agree. I did notice that happening this afternoon. I saw a few posts and the very next minute they were all gone and a bunch of new ones were there. It was moving really fast.
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    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on March 23, 2011
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    Sandy, please use the feedback system to provide links to the comments/topics you are referring to as falling under the realm of "trolling". I'm unable to locate what you are talking about, but commenting in the discussion topic has been heavy today, so there is a lot to sift though.
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    • sandyshore
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      Posted by sandyshore on March 23, 2011
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      Sorry, Solstice. I am heading to work! Judging by the other votes I wasn't the only one who saw what was happening, perhaps someone else has the time to fill in admin.
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    • honesta
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      Posted by honesta on March 23, 2011
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      In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response[1] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.

      In this case the comments were off topic.
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on March 23, 2011
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    If this bothered me, I would personally down-vote any comment I consider trolling. This way I can so to say "put my money where my mouth is" and give more weight to my claims.
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    • honesta
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      Posted by honesta on March 24, 2011
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      voting down someone triggers negative reactions from that user. Leads to an uncomfortable situation since members are easily identifiable and end up being singled out. If there were a lot of people voting down, then it;s a different scenario. But here it's only a few.
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    • sandyshore
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      Posted by sandyshore on March 24, 2011
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      I'll down vote, if I see the same situation again. At this point, I don't care about the points or the best deal awards. I come here for the bargains, I realize that I'm the probably an exception in this case and that's why I said something that most are thinking. All I can say is I hope that if I do as advised that I won't be left to deal with the retaliation alone.
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on March 24, 2011
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      I am sure you will get support if your claims have a merit.

      Here is a tip - down-vote and leave a short reply explaining why you did it (stating that you think it is trolling and explaining why). This way you not only explain your actions to the member, but also give an opportunity to those who support you to up-vote your reply (and neutralize the possible negative effect of retaliation).

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