Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 4, 2011, 8:27 p.m. EST by blazefire
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
I would love to hear anyone's advice on how we can be self-moderating. ie; can we as the users of this forum take steps to reduce the impact of trolls and those that are obviously NOT working towards occupy ends.
I would say though that there are 2 very simple steps to follow, that will ensure the best threads stay at the top, and that trolls don't get a spot!
Don't feed the trolls! - If a thread or the creator of the thread is saying offensive things, or being offensive - DON'T comment! That will bring that thread all the way to the top again! If you are really offended, or would like to engage the offensive post/thread, send a PM instead, so that the offensive material will stay down.
Encourage good threads! - If you like the direction a thread has taken, leave a comment! And let the creator know that, even if you don't have input, you admire their efforts. This will only result in the best threads remaining close to the top, whilst the ones who's content may not be so good, will drop.
-edit- And vote! Vote on all posts! And Encourage others to vote also! As soon as a post receives -4 votes it collapses, and those that receive positive votes go up the list.... so vote and get others too also!
-edit2- Definition of a troll. One that displays clear disingenuous discourse. One that uses insults, and personal attacks in their arguments.
Definition of 'establishment': For the purposes of this thread 'establishment', can be defined as any governmental body or any of it's subsidiaries or agencies working as sub-contractors, or contractors therein. (awesome! it kinda sounded legal!)
-edit3- Just thought I'd add this article to 'prove' the existence of the establishment on this forum, and the extent of it.
-edit4- Also, you can email a moderator in case of any abuse:
for moderation and rules, go here:
(And yes I know it's already at the top there already for everyone to see...just thought I'd include it for the sake of completion ;) )
And DON'T FORGET RULE #2! Give thanks! Have an attitude of gratitude! Omnia vincit amor!
Wow! The edits keep coming!
If your looking for something to do straight away to help occupy just look below....(yes, right now from where your sitting...;).....FREE!)
-edit7- So, after some hunting I discovered a couple of places for people to go and 'play' with real sock puppets. This is somewhere you can go to find out what it is like to talk to a BOT. Give it a go! This is further 'proof', not that you needed it, that these entities are here and more than capable of propoganda disemination, and, more than capable of dicussing and disgusting you. Btw thnx to all the guys out there that helped me find this stuff! Please BE AWARE!