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Forum Post: Please don't feed the trolls...

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 5, 2011, 7:01 p.m. EST by ThisIsNotCapitalism (156) from Redmond, WA
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Common themes of trolls and government OEV sock-puppets: Canada, hippies, get a job, threats of violence, socialism, taking parks from my family, vandalism, etc.

Trolls I feel comfortable enough to call out, off the top of my head: Rivalry, dante44, happy, MikeyD

They will claim they are nearly dissenters with the right to free speech, by they are known by the fruit that they bare. Moderators, please shut down the onslaught of violence and threats of violence that some of these people are placing here.

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[-] 2 points by RedJazz43 (2757) 2 years ago

I don't know. It seems to me that so long as someone tries to present a rational argument, no matter how much you disagree with it, discussing it can be a way of sharpening your own thinking and testing your own point of view.

[-] 1 points by ThisIsNotCapitalism (156) from Redmond, WA 2 years ago

I agree completely. What I am concerned with are the recent escalations which are threading violence. Just yesterday I was told we would be; fire bombed, gassed, mowed down by 5.56, run over, starved, burned, raped, need I go on? Oh and apperently now the Los Zetas are targeting OWS.

[-] 1 points by Rico (3027) 2 years ago

Are they Trolls or Dwarves? I can't tell for sure. One thing I CAN say, is there sure are a lot of Orcs these days ! See http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-mordor-because-one-ring-should-not-rule-the/

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 2 years ago

I have no problem with people of opposing views. Respectful discussions and disagreements are a part of life. But when death threats and vulgar speech become aggressive and systematic, it is safe to say there is nothing constructive that will come out of it. Something needs to be done because this forum is out of control

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[-] 1 points by ThisIsNotCapitalism (156) from Redmond, WA 2 years ago

That is all any intelligent person wants, a meaningful discussion and open exchange of ideas.

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 2 years ago

Pretty much. Opinion is a right of the individual. But if one cannot act older than his or her shoe size, it will never be taken seriously.

[-] 1 points by moving69china (10) 2 years ago

Wow, can't we talk about how many sexual and other attacks are occurring nightly at the camps? That is good clean FUN!

[-] 1 points by ThisIsNotCapitalism (156) from Redmond, WA 2 years ago

A cross section of the national population? Nice try but something tells me it is lower or on par with, but certainly not greater than national average.

[-] 1 points by ithink (761) from York, PA 2 years ago

The problem is that this movement is saying that they represent 99% of the people. That's a lot of people. Do you see the issue with this?

[-] 1 points by ThisIsNotCapitalism (156) from Redmond, WA 2 years ago

The issue is that unless you represent the 1%, or more specifically the 0.1% of the population who is using unfair political influence and corruption to garner favor and advantage,you have been affected. Whether you choose to voice your opinion or even recognize a personal injustice is irrelevant. This movement calls to attention injustices and corruption that has, and continues to occur. A child, who does not know it is not ok to be beaten, deserves protection regardless.

[-] 1 points by nickhowdy (1104) 2 years ago

Just relax man...The more they talk the dumber they look...

[-] 1 points by ThisIsNotCapitalism (156) from Redmond, WA 2 years ago

Don't let me forget anti-semitism. Please feel free to expand this list.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

"Moderators, please shut down the onslaught of violence and threats of violence that some of these people are placing here."

HEAR, HEAR!!!

As I just explained on another post, two days ago a well-known TROLL posted death threats against OWS members and supporters, including myself and refused to retract them or even apologize for them. Other trolls chimed in to DEFEND him!!! Are we going to let this forum turn into a madhouse?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/death-threats-against-ows-members-and-supporters/#comment-294993

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

I've been saying it for WEEKS : this TROLL-INFESTED forum is a disgrace and reflects poorly on OWS.

The Mod posted official policies : why are they not being implemented?

[-] 0 points by roloff (244) 2 years ago

Can't beat your opposition logically so you call on the system to silence them, Commie

[-] 1 points by ThisIsNotCapitalism (156) from Redmond, WA 2 years ago

Wow, I called this one. So transparent.

[-] 0 points by roloff (244) 2 years ago

No response thats what I thought, truth hurts doesn't it.

[-] 0 points by roloff (244) 2 years ago

The truth should be transparent