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Fake Profiles.....

Ive heard from someone who wont be mentioned concerning fake profiles.

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Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire 12-Oct-2019 19:58 Message #4757724
Michaelt you really should think for yourself and stop being a puppet to the troll.

Good advice but Michael like a few others cannot help feeding the troll.
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JustLyn  Female  Cheshire 12-Oct-2019 21:16 Message #4757747
Who exactly is the troll?

It is like seeing the wood for the trees.

If everyone is calling people trolls for being nasty, and responding to comments we disagree with, then it seems all are guilty.

G2BW makes sensible well researched comments and spoils it by reacting rudely, as I too have done as some trolling me have stretched my patience.

But then many others calling people trolls are themselves not only just as bad, but bait and mock which makes them worse in my observation. Even starting mocking threads on pretty serious issues.
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Michaelt  Male  Devon 12-Oct-2019 21:22 Message #4757748
Colonel_Blink , I dont know who are trolls and who arent. I just respond to comments as I read them.
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AQuietLife  Male  North Yorkshire 12-Oct-2019 21:35 Message #4757758
Michaelt Sex icon 12-Oct-2019 21:22
Colonel_Blink , I dont know who are trolls and who arent. I just respond to comments as I read them.


It’s not rocket science Michael. At least 90% of forum users know precisely who the troll profiles are.

G2BW with his complete rubbish posts which are either vilifying other members for no particular reason or are complete meaningless drivel. A good percentage of members have actually blocked him and by now forgotten the nonsense he spouts.
Witheflow concentrated on being nasty and vindictive especially to the ladies who he regularly insulted.

The one thing they do with some skill is to send private messages being pleasant and trying to find support by the back door by those who are too gullible to see through them.

But you already knew this.
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Beach  Male  Dorset 12-Oct-2019 22:19 Message #4757774
It is fun sparring with folk who may hold a combative, adjacent or different POV than my own but, and I admit this, it is also far too easy to adopt an equally confrontational poise and allow the heat of online battle to manifest; either in unkind retorts or comments written purely to antagonise or tease.

I recognise that I, myself, have been falling into that pattern of behavior since returning from my sabattical though, I'd claim, its all been just a little humourous diversion. Nevertheless, I'm formally turning off this mode of operation and plan to return to my old Beachy ways ... though I guess that doesn't say much because I admit I can be a pain myself sometimes even when not provoked! lol

Play nicely people.

Guess where I am going ...

(First time for a couple of weeks).
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Good2BWith  Male  West Yorkshire 12-Oct-2019 23:23 Message #4757780
JustLyn Sex icon 12-Oct-2019 21:16
1.0 Who exactly is the troll?
2.0 G2BW makes sensible well researched comments and spoils it by reacting rudely, as I too have done as some trolling me have stretched my patience.
3.0 But then many others calling people trolls are themselves not only just as bad, but bait and mock which makes them worse in my observation. Even starting mocking threads on pretty serious issues.
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1.1 Hermann Hesse: “If you hate a person, you hate something in her / him that is part of yourself.
Conversely - What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.”

2.1 Thanks for that somewhat 'back-handed' compliment.
I tend to work by the Nikita Khrushchev principle:
Xtians were told to turn the other cheek when struck
Russia says - If someone strikes me on my cheek I will strike them back so hard that they will never strike me again.

In general terms, I find the rapier preferable to the sabre - tho' given the crude cudgels that most try to attack me with perhaps I should use the Indiana Jones method - it might be kinder all round.

3.1 See 1.1 above
3.2 Even starting mocking threads on pretty serious issues.
Whilst I partially agree with you, often I see from what they write they genuinely don't know how to treat a life-threatening subject as any more than "a larf" as they've been taught to do so by the MSM.
3.3 I often read the online versions of The Mail, Express, Telegraph etc.
In the Red Tops, even the most serious news is split into digestible bite sizes with sensationalized pix.

Even more concerning is that a large part of the screen is occupied by "Tit & Bum" pix and stories.
IMO, this equates the two and purposely trivializes everything into homogenized and pre-digested "pap" encouraging people NOT to delve into things for themselves.
There is little wonder that so many in this Forum baulk at entering a serious discussion and follow the lead set for them by the Red Tops.
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MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire 13-Oct-2019 07:42 Message #4757798
Beach Sex icon 12-Oct-2019 22:19
It is fun sparring with folk who may hold a combative, adjacent or different POV than my own but, and I admit this, it is also far too easy to adopt an equally confrontational poise and allow the heat of online battle to manifest; either in unkind retorts or comments written purely to antagonise or tease.

I recognise that I, myself, have been falling into that pattern of behavior since returning from my sabattical though, I'd claim, its all been just a little humourous diversion. Nevertheless, I'm formally turning off this mode of operation and plan to return to my old Beachy ways ... though I guess that doesn't say much because I admit I can be a pain myself sometimes even when not provoked! lol

Play nicely people.

Guess where I am going ...

(First time for a couple of weeks).


How right you are Beach. Do you remember those days before the trolls when we enjoyed good healthy debates could take a combative stance without the vicious attacks? They were good times and now with many blocking the trolls we are enjoying a healthier and livelier forum again.

Debating with those who have opposing views is a good thing and myself I enjoy the posts of JustLyn, terry and others who have views that even when disagreed with are intelligent have substance to them.

It’s a shame when blocking has to be the answer but in the case of this forum it’s worked.

Back to healthy debate. :)


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