Trolls Re: (unknown)
- --- In GnosticThought@yahoogroups.com, "anngraves" <anngraves@...>
> I think trolls just like to yank peoples chains. it gives them a
That would be the common troll. Their goal is to disrupt. By disrupting
they make themselves feel important.
Then there are the trolls who are on a mission. Their goal is to preach
to those who don't want to be preached to.
As several have pointed out the trolls do serve a purpose. They
challange us to think about what we assume to be true. They can also
jumpstart conversation on a list where posts have died down.
New subscribers do this too. The trick is to tell the difference
between a troll and someone who respectfully thinks different than most
here. One way to tell is trolls tend to flood the list with multiple
posts. Often they claim to agree and then say the exact opposite in
their next post. The latest troll did exactly that several times.
One reason we let the trolls post quite a few times before banning them
is we try to avoid banning someone who is simply having a difficult
time throwing off their religious programming and understanding that we
are not just a different religion, that we have a whole different way
of thinking than they are used to.
> From: anngraves@...I wouldn't call it stalking because I was a member of the Gospel of Thomas group before him, but I did point out the flaws in John Moon's posts on that group after he was banned here.
> Maybe we should stalk him back. lol
I have stopped now because I found out he has been having personal problems.
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