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Tracking and revealing the trolls....ok or not?

 
 
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 01:08 am
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:
I am not particularly impressed when it is only some random do-gooder who violates citizens privacy rather than Big Brother....the sin is the same either way. The internet was designed to be anonymous, there is here the expectation of privacy, almost any violation of that privacy is wrong no matter who does it.
U r OBSESSED with writing run-on sentences. (5 sentences crammed into 2!)

I expect your menus to each consist of ONE long sentence.





David
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 01:16 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
U r OBSESSED with writing run-on sentences. (5 sentences crammed into 2!)

I am an engineering major, give me a break.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 01:20 am
@hawkeye10,
DAVID wrote:
U r OBSESSED with writing run-on sentences. (5 sentences crammed into 2!)
hawkeye10 wrote:
I am an engineering major, give me a break.
Then engineer your sentences correctly.
Engineers need to link the components together CORRECTLY,
not in a mindless jumble.





David
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 01:26 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Do you flip a coin to decide which language conventions you are going to be fastidious about and which ones you are going to totally ignore? If so can we get a do ever please.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 01:31 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
Trolling is in the eye of the beholder, for the most part. I agree with that.

For what it's worth (not much by my estimation), I think you both have probably "trolled" in the sense of wanting to get a rise out of others at times (I have too, by that standard) but I don't think that on the balance of your a2k history that either can be considered "trolls."

But I'm with you on not wanting to do this navel-gazing thing, the trolls in the OP are on an entirely different standard. There are internet trolls who take things to an entirely different level (stuff like going to the internet user's grave to take pictures to mock them with online) and we thankfully have little of that kind of ilk coming our way.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 01:33 am
@hawkeye10,
The guy was probably using his real name on Facebook, in which case you can't invoke the expectation of privacy when they are using their real identity and it's about taking online interactions offline more so than any privacy issue.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 01:33 am
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:
Do you flip a coin to decide which language conventions you are going to be fastidious about and which ones you are going to totally ignore? If so can we get a do ever please.
That is a snappy come-back and I like it.
Anyway: I try to be logical.





David
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 01:38 am
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:

The guy was probably using his real name on Facebook, in which case you can't invoke the expectation of privacy when they are using their real identity and it's about taking online interactions offline more so than any privacy issue.


Super


From the OP as you have obviously forgotten it:

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All done quite politely and all...but do you think the net should remain anonymous, apart from law breaking (which this troll may have done) or do you think it's good to reveal them?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 02:01 am
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:

I hear you about the incessant a2k navel-gazing about its "trolls" (though I would not go so far as to say a2k doesn't have any trolling) but I think the context of this thread is much more general than that.


This thread has no reference whatsoever to this or any other specific forum. It is a discussion of a general ethical issue.

Which isn't rocket science to work out, by the way.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 02:06 am
@Robert Gentel,
I'd already gone your way....but the argument about the need for anonymity in repressive regimes is a clincher.

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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 02:10 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

**** you.


I think Set is trying to find a kind way of responding so as not to hurt your feelings.....but I am afraid his response is going to be something like: "I am honored by your offer, but I fear I am already in a relationship".
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 05:12 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Are you sending me 30 pieces of silver?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 05:39 am
@izzythepush,
U have not been sufficiently disloyal for them.





David
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 06:26 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
The sort of rhetocical response one can expect from Finn.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2012 06:27 am
@dlowan,
Hehehehehehehehehe . . .
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TimeTravel
 
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Reply Tue 28 Aug, 2012 09:10 pm
@dlowan,
I think this is great, but often many people are called Trolls, just for having opposing views on politics, religion, or any topic. The greatest trolls are the bastards in academia, who moderate many college sponsored forums. Many scholarly trolls, ban people from sites if only they are reported by about 3 lowlifes who have thin skin. Some people do not know how to debate, and when you defend yourself, they for sure report you, then the moderators just boot you. It is apparently a great huge unforgivable insult to humanity, to fairly win a battle of wits with a 14 year old pretending he is 25, even if you use no vulgarity, and you are NOT a racist or a hater, but just love satire debate heated discussion and sarcasm. Sarcasm is beautiful, a sacred art form. Critical skills are valued in our society; every teacher is a type of Troll. Every newspaper has critics. When I was in school there was debating teams, now the liberals try to avoid arguing. I love arguing with trolls, unless they are the trolls moderating the college and formal forums on language; they are monkeys; baboons to be specific; i mean that as a behavioral observation, not a racial slur.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Tue 28 Aug, 2012 10:37 pm
@TimeTravel ,
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now the liberals try to avoid arguing


the right also trys to use overt power to get their will accomplished over reason and argument. otherwise what you say sounds right....I have not had that particular experience with the university elite but given what a wasteland our universities are now I fully believe you.
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TimeTravel
 
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Reply Tue 28 Aug, 2012 10:55 pm
@CalamityJane,
On a positive note, I met my fiance on Yahoo, we are engaged, and plan to name our first child Peace. We have not murdered anyone yet, but I do have a list of names.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 29 Aug, 2012 03:06 am
@TimeTravel ,
So....I've been assuming you're a satirist....you're great at it. But maybe you're just a troll?

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