Troll hunting

(270 Posts)
quietbatperson Sat 12-Sep-15 16:06:20

I've noticed that troll hunting has increased a lot recently, and frankly it's pissing me off.

When MNHQ are able to respond to reports the damage is usually already done because one person starts and then there's a lot more troll hunting, or at the least sly nods and winks that they agree with whoever has shouted troll, then there is a massive pile in and a genuine poster will form a really bad impression of the site and the troll hunters may well make a bad situation for a poster much, much worse.

Also if it is a troll all you are doing is feeding the troll, so they get their jollies on by goading a reaction.

Could MNHQ put a sticky on the high traffic boards for a while reminding people about why troll hunting is against talk guidelines, and reminding people to report concerns instead. Not everyone reads Site Stuff so they wouldn't necessarily see a message here.

Sparklingbrook Sat 12-Sep-15 16:13:32

TBF the amount of trolls seems to have increased.

LilacSpunkMonkey Sat 12-Sep-15 16:15:41

Indeed, Sparkling, and we've been majorly hacked lately, which, many of us feel, has given the site publicity of the wrong sort.

Which tends to lead to...an influx of trolls.

HoneyDragon Sat 12-Sep-15 16:16:42

Hacker gate has resulted in

1) more trolls taking advantage of new accounts

2) more dickheads declaring troll to shout down other established posters

Fucking awful state of affairs tbh.

Just mentally file posters under twat and nottwat for the duration.

Samcro Sat 12-Sep-15 16:17:07

or mn hq could take a stand with trolls and GF's

LargeGoldAtrociousCunt Sat 12-Sep-15 16:17:20

I think a lot of trolls have emerged since the hacking.

quietbatperson Sat 12-Sep-15 16:17:23

I agree, there are more trolls, but by shouting troll on a thread we're not helping.

LargeGoldAtrociousCunt Sat 12-Sep-15 16:18:32

I agree with HoneyDragon

Make a spreadsheet wink

usual Sat 12-Sep-15 16:19:00

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Sparklingbrook Sat 12-Sep-15 16:21:22

I have always thought reports should be split. At the moment we have a)spam and b) other then you fill in the box.

I think there should be other options. At least a 'Troll Suspected' box.

Reports need to be prioritised IMO.

quietbatperson Sat 12-Sep-15 16:23:35

But if there was less troll hunting, they just got reported and banned by MNHQ, then the site would be less attractive to trolls.

Spreadsheet indeed grin

Fishboneschokus Sat 12-Sep-15 16:24:13

Always the usual suspects crying troll.
Probably watch daytime tv and at a loss in breaks.
Same names, every time.
Get a hobby.

LilacSpunkMonkey Sat 12-Sep-15 16:25:13

So many name changes too.

Yes, I've changed name but I was threatened on a thread directly a week or so before the hacking.

I feel justified in my name changing and can understand why a lot of others did too.

Makes things tricksy though.

LilacSpunkMonkey Sat 12-Sep-15 16:26:25

ScottishMummy is that you?

shock

Sparklingbrook Sat 12-Sep-15 16:28:54

I have never noticed it's the same people crying troll Fish. confused Or what that has to do with daytime TV.

That said I don't recognise many names at all since the hacker debacle.

usual Sat 12-Sep-15 16:29:19

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Sparklingbrook Sat 12-Sep-15 16:29:51

Ooh please say it is Lilac my favourite poster. shock

LilacSpunkMonkey Sat 12-Sep-15 16:33:16

That one in Teens has just gone, Usual.

Quick work!

I hope so too, Sparkling. Shall we fetch Maryz? They always got on so well.

usual Sat 12-Sep-15 16:37:17

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LilacSpunkMonkey Sat 12-Sep-15 16:41:40

Whoever it is the more I read that post the more I like the flow of it.

Shame the content is bollocks but you can't have everything can you?

LargeGoldAtrociousCunt Sat 12-Sep-15 16:41:58

I do not think it is the same people calling troll at all.

Sparklingbrook Sat 12-Sep-15 16:43:36

I think it's the done thing to say you never notice user names. wink

usual Sat 12-Sep-15 16:45:14

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LilacSpunkMonkey Sat 12-Sep-15 16:46:25

I certainly never notice them, whoever you are.

I did enjoy the irony, yesterday, of someone who is on quite a few people's shortlist (as a suspected troll, no less,) popping up on a dodgy thread to complain about 'another troll'.

LilacSpunkMonkey Sat 12-Sep-15 16:47:27

<clears throat>

'Trust nae fucker'.

'All just words on a page'.

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