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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Don't feed the troll
Date Fri, 16 Jun 2006 16:15:16 GMT
Every now and then Apache lists get posts with troll bait. Here's a good
quote from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_trolls :

> For many people, the characterising feature of trolling is the perception of intent to
disrupt a community in some way. Inflammatory, sarcastic, disruptive or humorous content is
posted, meant to draw other users into engaging the troll in a fruitless confrontation. The
greater the reaction from the community the more likely the user is to troll again, as the
person develops beliefs that certain actions achieve his/her goal to cause chaos. This gives
rise to the often repeated protocol in Internet culture: "Do not feed the trolls."

The Wikipedia advice is good. Don't feed trolls. Just ignore them.

 -jean

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