Re: Tired of it...
posted at 8/25/2011 6:59 PM EDT
In Response to Tired of it...
[QUOTE]I've been reading boards here for probably 3 years now, never bothered to make a profile or post anything... until today. I enjoy seeing what other Pats fans think; as a Canadian, there are few people up here who follow the Patriots, or even the NFL, so it is enjoyable to follow a forum which includes some pretty educated fans. These boards are usually filled with intelligent discussion and threads can often become worthwhile reads (ie... Draft Threads). However, I am fed up with wading through the garbage that is filling the boards. A wonderful discussion on who we think should be on the field on 3rd and 12 becomes a mudslinging match between McCheaters and RidingWithTheKing, and it's not exactly the first one to get taken over like this. Enough is enough. If moderators can't/don't/won't remove idiots from here, and members don't ignore/report the idiots, then a good board is going to lose its members and guests. If it hasn't lost enough of them already.... Members: Stop feeding trolls. Moderators: Get rid of them. Sincerely, A Canadian Patriot Fan
Posted by teamcanadahockey2002[/QUOTE]
I've been here for a long time now, somewhere around 6 years. This is a thread that pops up every year. Basically the deal is, the more you ignore the trolls, the more threads they start on their own.
It's a containment policy, and it's about the best that can be done on these boards. When we reply to the trolls, it keeps most of their rants in one or two threads.
When people don't reply to the trolls they just start about thirty ridiculous threads. Then they get banned and simply start a new account. No media outlet in the country bans IP addresses. These forums are no exception; there are a couple trolls here who've had three or more screen names in the past year alone.
But if you think it's bad here, go check out the Jets' boards after a loss.
RidingWiththeKing is no troll and no instigator. Like a lot of people here, he knows a ton about the game. That's why it's so frustrating to deal with idiots who come here for no other reason than to express their vitriol.