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Posted: 8/8/2001 9:52:18 AM EDT
Hi everybody.... I'm having a problem with one of the gun forums I frequent. It seems there has been a recent outbreak of obvious troll-like activity. It ranges from seeking advice about breaking a law, to stating they have actually broken a law. These trolls also have very a low post count (usually less than 10), which increases my belief that they are indeed trolls. Usually I'd just let the trolls slip away unharmed, assuming that they'd just go away if ignored. But I've seen a lot of people keeping the threads alive by responding to the poster and actually take them seriously. What should I do? Let them go, so they muck up the board, or should I go on 'troll patrol'? Signed, perplexed in punxatawny
Link Posted: 8/8/2001 9:57:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2001 10:02:41 AM EDT
Start a new Post and let them know that you as the Mod, will be contacting and forwarding the post to the authorities (FBI, BATF, etc), for them to follow up and check on the IP address of the person posting and bragging about braking the law, they (the FBI, etc) could and can track this person and start action against potential law breakers; this should not be taken lightly buy you, you could get involved in a bad situation. My $0.000002
Link Posted: 8/8/2001 10:28:40 AM EDT
E-mail their responses to Rosie!!! She will take care of them. Lynn [uzi]
Link Posted: 8/8/2001 11:00:54 AM EDT
This is what you do, you say "Yo Scarecrow you dipshit...." Oh other boards... well I dont know.
Link Posted: 8/8/2001 2:31:04 PM EDT
am i the only one that thought this was a thinly veiled description of our own board and its recent rise in suspected troll activity?
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