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Please be more proactive in banning trolls on the message boards.
« on: September 07, 2008, 09:34:19 PM »
Especially the Brandon Sanderson one.

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Re: Please be more proactive in banning trolls on the message boards.
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008, 12:16:46 AM »
You are the biggest troll around. At least three other forum members believe you should be banned.
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Re: Please be more proactive in banning trolls on the message boards.
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2008, 12:49:07 AM »
You are the biggest troll around. At least three other forum members believe you should be banned.
If you aren't counting me you can add me to that number.
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Re: Please be more proactive in banning trolls on the message boards.
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 01:11:50 AM »
And me. And based on the reception in EUOL's board, most of them.
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Re: Please be more proactive in banning trolls on the message boards.
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008, 07:34:36 AM »
You are the biggest troll around. At least three other forum members believe you should be banned.

I don't know, I mean he single-handedly forced me to stop being a lurker and start posting.  That's gotta be worth something.  Now if I only had something to contribute to the more worthwhile threads...

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Re: Please be more proactive in banning trolls on the message boards.
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2008, 05:04:55 PM »
I figure that contribution will happen when one is ready. *shrugs* Thats why I (mostly) only post when I have something to say. Don't stress what types of threads you post in. :)

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Re: Please be more proactive in banning trolls on the message boards.
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2008, 09:55:00 PM »
I'm on the fence with Utopia. It seems that Utopia creates a lot of conversation, either meaningful or not it helps me pass the time at work when we all get fired up about that last idiotic think Utopia said. I could see it becoming very troublesome with one word posts and a million new threads that have no value. I think this thread is another instance were Utopia is trolling hes just calling it what it is. Hes kinda asking for the moderators to do something about himself. (assuming Utopia is a male)
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Re: Please be more proactive in banning trolls on the message boards.
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 11:46:44 PM »
I'm on the fence with Utopia. It seems that Utopia creates a lot of conversation, either meaningful or not it helps me pass the time at work when we all get fired up about that last idiotic think Utopia said.

I'm not sure that "conversation" is the right word. We may look like we are actually talking about him but I'm not sure if it could be called "conversation," which implies some kind of intelligent, meaningful discussion.
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008, 12:00:05 AM »
Your right that is a valid point. I wouldn't say that I enjoy the conversation that is started by Utopia, more I enjoy the feeding of the troll that comes after. 
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Re: Please be more proactive in banning trolls on the message boards.
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2008, 08:08:53 PM »
On the "meaningful conversation" front, I really don't think Utopia actually reads what any of us have to say. To wit, Utopia's latest post:

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It's like... it's like he posts these topics, and then completely disregards anything anyone says in his own threads. Sigh.
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2008, 08:19:56 PM »
I think maybe it's an alternate identity of one of the regular posters (someone suggested Skar?) just having fun stirring things up and making people mad.  It's hard to believe there's an actual person out there who sincerely posts these kinds of things.
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2008, 08:42:23 PM »
It makes sense because the moderators and admins dont really seem to care. the only one who has said anything was Ook and I could see his buddies playing him. I dunno, there are some dense people out there and this could be one who just doesnt really care and posts almost spazmaticly.
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Re: Please be more proactive in banning trolls on the message boards.
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2008, 09:36:42 PM »
actually I think Ookla suggested it might be EUOL which would have its own brand of humor, but I don't know...it would take a lot to act that stupid.
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2008, 09:41:35 PM »
I know I remember that. But I would think that a writer like EUOL would have the ability to be creative enouph to pull it off. I mean he creats complex charaters all day how hard would it be to act like one.
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Re: Please be more proactive in banning trolls on the message boards.
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2008, 09:52:31 PM »
actually I think Ookla suggested it might be EUOL which would have its own brand of humor, but I don't know...

I think the post initiating this thread could be a clue largely favoring this theory. :) And why not do something off the wall to blow off steam or help shift perspectives when working hard?