Once upon a Tue, 10 Jan 2006 13:23:06 +0000 dreary, as I laboured tired &
weary, came a tapping at my door when Roy Schestowitz posted this, &
> __/ [William Poaster] on Tuesday 10 January 2006 12:48 \__
>> Once upon a Tue, 10 Jan 2006 06:23:45 -0600 dreary, as I laboured tired
>> & weary, came a tapping at my door when Linønutlinønut posted this, &
>> nothing more...
>>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
>>>> What is the implication on anonymity that does *not* encourage vile
>>>> offence? UseNet archives, for example, make it far from pargamatic.
>>>> Having said that, this could make anonymous Munchkins  illegal, at
>>>> least in Linux forums where they are unwelcome and disruptive at
>>> Well, here in COLA we don't have Microsoft Munchkins®.
>>> We have Microsoft Buttmunches®.
>> Hm...so maybe those that address the wintrolls, should start their reply
>> with something like, for example:
>> On Tue xxth Jan 200x , DFS/Edwin/Santa/Larry Qualig/Funkenbusch (delete
>> which not required) the Microsoft Buttmuncher®, said/wrote:
> Those that address the wintrolls should be advised to stop doing so.
> I replied to trolls when I first joined this newsgroup several months ago
> and could not discern truth from lies. They keep coming in because they
> receive an argumentative discussion. It makes them feel like they get some
> work done for their money.
Eventually they repeat the same drivel. I refused to "dance to their
tune" any longer, & ignored them for a while.
> I stopped reading these posts altogether.
I setup filters in leafnode, & binned the lot. It doesn't matter if they
morph, I still don't see them.
> It is the best method for staying out. No read, no urge. Sooner or
> later, the trolls lose interest and go back under the bridge.
As has been seen to work in other groups, but unfortunately there are some
here who *insist* on replying to the trolls every post. I'm gradually
filtering them too.
98% of linux problems *windows* users whine about,
emanate from somewhere between the chair and the PC.
Either the person cannot read, doesn't understand
what they read, or they can't be bothered.