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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-11-2020, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
Streetwise
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This is intentionally a reply.

I have been on forums since FidoNet, Usenet, and the beginning of the web.

This is just to say I have seen communities thrive or grow toxic, based on the member posts.


I want to talk about the templates for troll posts. How do you troll? (How do you spot a troll?)

Use at least one straw-man; even better use everyone as a second straw man.

Pose a rhetorical question, ideally in the negative, that implies that one group is not just wrong, but ignorant and complicit, and another group is right and under-fire. Imply that everyone is either in-on-it, or on the other side.

Ideally, your point should not be provable, but you can ask for proof from anyone still trying to be rational with you.


Let me make a ridiculous hobby example:

Why does everyone keep killing fish with Mars rocks, when everyone in low orbit only uses Moon rocks? <fight!>

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