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To Be Pissed Off By Troll Hunters?

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DioneTheDiabolist Thu 01-Aug-13 13:27:26

They feed trolls and disrupt the flow of threads.

Troll Hunting breaches the Talk Guidelines, if you believe that someone is a troll, use the Report button and ignore the thread. It really is that simple, but repeatedly I see people accusing posters of being trolls.

So why do they do it?confused. Does it make the hunter feel superior, that they have been so insightful and feel the rest of us, mere mortals need their wisdomhmm or do they live such sheltered lives that they cannot imagine anything outside the realms of their own personal experience?

I have recently seen it happen on threads regarding child abuse and suicide. I understand that these are sensitive, triggering topics, but they are real problems for some people who come here seeking support.

So AIBU to be pissed off by Troll Hunters and wish they would stop it? After all, if it really is a Troll thread, all the hunters do is push it back up the Active board and give it more traffic, thereby feeding it.angry

LagunaBubbles Mon 15-May-17 14:52:20

Right I give up, quick lunch break and the only other thread Ive read today turned out to be zombie one to! grin

Sparklingbrook Mon 15-May-17 14:47:56

Me too. shock grin

LagunaBubbles Mon 15-May-17 14:44:54

Oh thanks Sparkling! grin

And yes I do realise Ive bumped a ZOMBIE thread again!! grin

Sparklingbrook Mon 15-May-17 12:41:34

You are a star for reading the whole thing Laguna. there are 3 other current threads if you want to read those too. grin

LagunaBubbles Mon 15-May-17 12:36:13

Oh ffs Ive read all this and its a ZOMBIE!!!!

NavyandWhite Mon 15-May-17 12:22:05

I don't derail a thread either. I report and report.

It doesn't stop me being pissed off though by the trolls and the dimwits who keep adding to their threads!

Sparklingbrook Mon 15-May-17 12:19:39

So what?

MNHQ need to do something about PBPs returning. Maybe get rid of the number user names and restrict namechanging.

user94567433 Mon 15-May-17 12:17:08

Posters that troll hunt are deleted quickly

I've seen supportive threads totally derailed by hunters!

What should we all do then User?

Report trolls and let MNHQ do its job. As per the rules!

Sit back and watch the whole board become overrun with trolls

I am not sitting back and letting the board become overrun with troll hunters. I won't derail a thread though. I'll just report.

Reporting doesn't stop a troll coming back as soon as they've been banned to start another thread does it

So what? That's up to MNHQ to sort. There's likely a limit on what they can do. This is the internet after all, not a WI meeting.

SumThucker Mon 15-May-17 12:14:01

user8384511 why have you only posted today in that name, on 3 different 'troll hunting' threads?

NavyandWhite Mon 15-May-17 12:09:53

Yammering? I don't think so. Posters that troll hunt are deleted quickly.

What should we all do then User? Sit back and watch the whole board become overrun with trolls? Reporting doesn't stop a troll coming back as soon as they've been banned to start another thread does it?

user94567433 Mon 15-May-17 12:06:23

Troll hunting is trying to moderate the forum when it's not your job. Very annoying when it derails threads. Report if you want, but why keep yammering on the thread about it?

Willyoujustbequiet Mon 15-May-17 12:04:04

Oh ffs. Zombies are far worse.

Willyoujustbequiet Mon 15-May-17 12:03:03

I disagree totally

This is the only forum in on where it appears to be more of a crime to troll hunt than be a troll.

I've never understood it. I wish they would scrap this rule.

Sparklingbrook Mon 15-May-17 11:40:37

Second to trolls zombie threads are the next most annoying thing on MN for me.

user8384511 Mon 15-May-17 11:38:45

Ah, but do you still agree with what you said wink

LadyGlitterSparklesSeriously Mon 15-May-17 11:37:10

Jesus, was merrily reading through this and saw myself from four years ago. I was so confused.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Mon 15-May-17 11:33:49

Jesus wept, another onehmm and a zombie one at that.

Sparklingbrook Mon 15-May-17 11:32:59


user8384511 Mon 15-May-17 11:32:23

All threads are turning into troll hunting threads, so it doesn't make a lot of difference really grin.

user8384511 Mon 15-May-17 11:31:57

That could explain the confusion.

Sparklingbrook Mon 15-May-17 11:29:47

Why did you revive this thread from 2013? There's three current ones running.

user8384511 Mon 15-May-17 11:28:52

What's a cross post? confused

Jaaaaaaam Mon 15-May-17 11:24:47

Cross post

Jaaaaaaam Mon 15-May-17 11:24:29


Sparklingbrook Mon 15-May-17 11:23:05

Oh blimey now we have a Zombie trollhunting thread. hmm

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