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Is catsp a troll?
Yes
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Who cares, just ban!
10%
 10%  [ 1 ]
Sorry, I only read headlines
20%
 20%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 10

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PostFri Feb 07, 2020 3:53 pm 
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20 "yes" responses automatically generates a lifetime ban.*

Thank you for your help in keeping this forum troll-fee.




[*Sanctions are authorized under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918]
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PostFri Feb 07, 2020 4:50 pm 
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From what I can tell a troll is anyone who posts anything failing to agree with a narrow range of viewpoints accepted as gospel.

It's sort of like claiming someone else 'divides' people, when the fact is that division is the choice of the person feeling 'divided' on the basis of beliefs they chose in the first place.

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PostFri Feb 07, 2020 4:54 pm 
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Do you live in Fremont?  Do you have a VW Bug?
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PostFri Feb 07, 2020 5:00 pm 
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I scanned through a few of your recent posts, and while I found them to be boring, humorless, and very "long winded", but I did not find them to be "Trollish".

Tidbit...I read once that if it takes more than 12 sentences to convey your POV, then you don't understand it yourself. I tend to agree with that in most cases.

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PostFri Feb 07, 2020 5:35 pm 
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Zero TRs , Mostly  Stewardship posts.  It's a bit of an indicator.
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PostFri Feb 07, 2020 6:10 pm 
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Chief Joseph wrote:
I scanned through a few of your recent posts, and ... I found them to be boring a[nd] humorless...

Boring I get, but humorless? Ouch!
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PostFri Feb 07, 2020 6:20 pm 
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you did not list my option.

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PostFri Feb 07, 2020 6:22 pm 
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Sorry to have hurt your feelers, I will keep my eyes open for some humorous posts from you in the future. rotf.gif

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PostFri Feb 07, 2020 9:02 pm 
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Chief Joseph wrote:
I read once that if it takes more than 12 sentences to convey your POV, then you don't understand it yourself. I tend to agree with that in most cases.

Okay, let's see if I can come up with the sort of pithy response apparently preferred. Here goes:

I'll take "Things the President Might Say" for $200, Alex."
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PostFri Feb 07, 2020 9:13 pm 
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Wikipedia: In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses[2] and normalizing tangential discussion,[3] whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.

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PostFri Feb 07, 2020 9:15 pm 
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You say catsp, I say ketchp.
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PostFri Feb 07, 2020 9:17 pm 
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Malachai Constant wrote:
Wikipedia: In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses[2] and normalizing tangential discussion,[3] whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.


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PostFri Feb 07, 2020 9:31 pm 
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Malachai Constant wrote:
Wikipedia: In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses[2] and normalizing tangential discussion,[3] whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.

You mean something like this?

catsp wrote:
I'll take "Things the President Might Say" for $200, Alex."

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PostSat Feb 08, 2020 5:51 am 
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On some level I can't believe what I'm reading from others whose posts I generally take great delight in, yet on another, of course that's how things work these days: you skim something, completely miss the nuance/irony/wit/passion being creatively expressed, and assign the worst possible interpretation to not just the words but the person behind them.  I've found catsp to be one of the most wide-minded and articulate contributors here in his/her/their/its short (so far) time with us, despite the lack of self-congratulatory TRs.  I was avoiding the thread that led to this one but read through it to see if I was missing something and good grief can't believe someone is being skewered for carefully presenting a well-researched opinion, especially one advertised very clearly as just an opinion, with respect and understanding given to other opinions.  But like every similar case, it can be seen as a learning experience, and provides some insight e.g. into how some of my own commentary has been received.  Also, while the poke at internet polls (and trolls!) and overbroad laws is clear at the start of this thread, it's refreshing to see what I believe to be a genuine quest for self-improvement.  Seeking honest critical feedback from a group of anonymous strangers takes serious courage.
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PostSat Feb 08, 2020 6:53 am 
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neek; twelve, right on the nose....
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