- 07-27-12, 08:30 AM #376
I got it. There's already enough misunderstanding on this thread though. Wanted to be clear for those who may not comprehend there was tongue in your cheek.
- 07-27-12, 01:29 PM #377
I am not on a hunt to prove some point. Threads with insults towards Apple/Android users like that are literally a daily occurrence. I don't have to hunt down a 3 month old thread to prove something lol. I just saw that thread on the front page, and thought it was relevant to my last post here.
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- 07-27-12, 04:06 PM #378
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- 07-27-12, 11:37 PM #379
- 12-13-12, 01:45 AM #384
What I'm looking for here is assurance.
I seem to be fairly disappointed with "taking out the trolling trash". It seems a lot of times a thread gets locked or argments are made between a contributing member and a troll. I don't know who gets banned because there isn't a list anywhere, but I have noticed some of same old trolls continue to post. What I am most disappointed about is that anyone with any official power on these forums is seemingly afraid to specifically call out individuals when trolling and saying YOU need to stop. Its like every one is afraid they themselves will get called out if a specific troll is called out. Sometimes in argument post a mod will come on and tell us to keep things clean, but it is never said which user is in the wrong so everyone thinks the mod is talking about the other party. Specific users need to be called out, there are clearly individuals posting garbage and they need to be called out as such.
This is not a swipe at the mods.
- 12-13-12, 07:54 AM #385
The moderators aren't omnipresent... they rely on us as contributing members to report these trolls. Just hit the Report triangle at the top right of their post. Job done!
Once reported, the moderators will be fully aware of who the offenders are, will closely monitor the situation, and take the appropriate action where required.
We certainly don't need to see 'banned lists', nor should these trolls be publicly 'called out'. This is the attention they seek.
Don't argue with them, don't even respond... just report the post and let the moderators do their job.
- 12-14-12, 04:48 PM #386
Thanks Phill. Finding the right level of moderator action is a very difficult task particularly when supporters of one device seem to consider it their duty to provoke those who admit to using a competing device. Presumably the intention is to provoke a response which would justify banning one combatant or the other.
We know there will always be trolls in the forums - trolls for both sides, many different opinions about what constitutes a troll, and even different interpretations of what a post means. I have just looked at one report which suggests another member is trying to provoke trouble, and that view is plausible if the post is viewed in isolation. However when read in the context of the complete thread the comment is entirely reasonable and acceptable. In those circumstances we tend to give the benefit of the doubt particularly when long term members are involved, and wait for a stronger pattern to emerge.
- 12-16-12, 06:09 AM #387
It also helps when mods do not add to fuel to the fire with mocking and flippant remarks. I am sad to say that I have witnessed some of that.
Luckily that doesn't happen with great regularity, most mods do their jobs with thoughtfulness.
- 12-16-12, 08:34 AM #388
- 01-08-13, 04:09 AM #391
Re: Cleaning up the CrackBerry Forums by Taking out the Trolling Trash...
- 01-08-13, 05:18 AM #392
- 01-13-13, 08:20 PM #393
I've seen it over on WPCentral too (BigBadWulf, that bb10 will destroy wp8 in all junctures spring to mind). This is why I want to start seeing Passport Bans. Because it's getting ridiculous now. Some of the trolling posts that I see and have to resist myself from going nuclear on them is unreal. When I visit here I try to be civil, why can't we all be like that?
- 01-14-13, 06:52 PM #394
Well now is going to be a fresh season of trolls, but this is a huge message people need to learn. Don't add fuel to the fire. Trolls seek out negativity, so don't react negative to them. Use your education, and resourcefulness to outwit a troll in a polite foot in mouth type of manner, and if you don't have anything knowledgeable, don't post, when someone posts something knowledgeable, like it or thank them, so that great posts can be signified and people can learn a lot more. Kevin is exactly right, I use to google this site all the time learning almost anything I needed to know that RIM never told us about.
I await the day the new berries are here, with new tips and tricks, and new ways to fall in love all over again!
Hail to the juicy berry
Hail to the typing leader
Hail, Hail, to Blackberry its Research in Motion!
- 01-30-13, 06:55 AM #397