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Escape from Trolls

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Ungodly

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I've decided that I need to have a new strategy for dealing with trolls. Doing verbal combat with them accomplishes nothing except to play into their hands. Trolls want to start flame wars, so getting involved in a flame war with a troll is literally handing them the victory they desire.

So I think my response should be based on the answer to one question; Am I in a position to do anything about it?

In one case, a troll might invade a forum like this one where I have administrative access. In that case the solution is simple, POOF - no more troll.

In the other case a troll might invade a forum where I'm a member but not an administrator. This still leaves me the option of removing my presence, temporarily or permanently, until the infection has healed.

Not so much with the troll wars for me anymore.

Please feel free to copy and paste this message on any forums from which I might have removed myself.

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I think you make a good point Steve. I often find myself playing into their hands and then I just get frustrated. I will try to be more diligent in my troll avoidance.

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I don't think actual physical removal of one's self is necessary. Just ignore the troll. I try to do this...

Joe: Science, reality, lucidity.
Sally: Yes, science, reality, lucidity.
Joe: And also, science, reality, lucidity.
TROLL: JEEBUS IS COMING, AND BOY IS HE PISSED! WHAT DO YOU THNK ABOUT HEYZEUS'S TEACHINGS? WHAT ROMAN RECORDS?
Sally: Why yes Joe, science, reality, lucidity.
Joe: I totally agree Sally...especially about science, reality, lucidity.

See, mind over matter. If we don't mind the trolls, they will no longer matter. Easy. All you have to do is do it.


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