How to respond to a Troll

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    How to respond to a Troll

    So I was thinking.  How do you respond when a troll gets under your skin and you don't want to "FEED" them, but you really want to say something?

    Try this.  You can copy and paste it into a reply or comment box.

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    I don't know that it will work and I doubt if the mods would endorse it, but...hey, it's better than actually engaging them.  And it will really mess with a troll's head...especially if multiple people use it.
     
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    Re: How to respond to a Troll

    But PC, That takes the fun out of it for me.  I enjoy feeding them.  I like feeding them.  I think I do a pretty decent job of feeding them.

    I don't have much.  Please let me feed them.

    Angel Praying
     
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    Re: How to respond to a Troll

    The only response that will get a troll to leave is ignoring them.  If they get any feedback (from anyone, not just the intended victim), they will keep baiting everyone.  If you stop playing the game, they will get bored and leave.  For example, yesterday I was personally attacked with a baseless accusation.  But I was out shopping at the time and didn't reply.  The troll attacked someone else, got no response, and left.  Since we don't have ignore buttons, we need to use the one in our heads.  We can post something like "isn't this new ignore button great?  So glad Mer finally got it installed."  That will give the troll a hint that no one wants to play his game.  Playing with a troll can be fun, but it won't get it to leave. 
     
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    Re: How to respond to a Troll

    I love Joy's ignore button idea. Wink
     
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    In Response to Re: How to respond to a Troll:
    I love Joy's ignore button idea.
    Posted by mes3pippo



    I do too.  Unfortunately, we don't have one.....yet.
     
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    Re: How to respond to a Troll

    What Joy is saying is that we pretend we have one.
     
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    Re: How to respond to a Troll

    Yeah,

    I guess the best way to make someone go away is to just ignore them completely.
     
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    Re: How to respond to a Troll

    Mental iggy may be useful in keeping the mind fit as people age. Kinda like doing crossword puzzles. Egads, there seems to be a new troll aboard, or maybe more than one.
     
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    Re: How to respond to a Troll

    I respond the same way I would when I come across a Grizzly Bear out in the back yard.  
     
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    In Response to Re: How to respond to a Troll:
    Mental iggy may be useful in keeping the mind fit as people age. Kinda like doing crossword puzzles. Egads, there seems to be a new troll aboard, or maybe more than one.
    Posted by reindeergirl


    Good advice.  So true....
     

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