Regarding A Certain Someone...

I'm sure a lot of us have seen him (assuming it's a him), but there is a certain someone that has been posting a lot of... well troll-ish posts recently. I doubt I have to say who it is, you probably know who I'm talking about, but I figure I'd make this post just to say: ignore him. He's clearly trolling, even if he does have valid questions, he's also asking questions that are clearly designed just to make people facepalm, or just scratch their heads with confusion. The mods will deal with him if they deem has a true troll and spammer, even if a fan of the game itself, but while it is fun to poke fun at him, he is still a bit of a problem.
Also I'm not trying to be some kind of self-appointed mod, I mostly just don't want to see other people get flagged for messing with him, or even seriously insulting him.
And if you're reading this, person-of-subject... it would be nice if you would stop with the troll threads. We all get a kick out of them, but don't think that you are not a troll who doesn't have to be dealt with.
Thank you for you time!

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  • PtilouiPtiloui Posts: 424

    Honestly, I'm seeing this person more as a teen who's not yet at ease with our internet behaviours and "traditions" than a real troll. Sure he posted weird or not so kind replies, but he looks like innocent to me. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt (yeah I maybe a bit naïve ;) )

    Furthermore, working as a helpline technician teached me how to be patient with people :)

  • henki000henki000 Posts: 341

    I dont think she/he is a problem.

    ...yet.

  • kopyrightkopyright Posts: 488

    @henki000 said:
    I dont think she/he is a problem.

    ...yet.

    Or "anymore"? Seems like most of the threads have gone.

  • AlbinMattAlbinMatt Posts: 1,111

    Seriously, did I miss an episode of Modern Family or something? What happened?

  • @AlbinMatt said:
    Seriously, did I miss an episode of Modern Family or something? What happened?

    "How to create a poll on these forums.
    tell me "

  • PtilouiPtiloui Posts: 424

    @CyberVonCyberus said:

    @AlbinMatt said:
    Seriously, did I miss an episode of Modern Family or something? What happened?

    "How to create a poll on these forums.
    tell me "

    You forgot the part where @Lord_Coctus answer him with his own knowledge and got the reply "stop making irrelevant post" xD

  • Lord_CoctusLord_Coctus Posts: 2,201

    Oh well it happened.
    Besides for my moment and a fight with another user, it hasn't really gotten too bad.

  • XenithosXenithos Posts: 1,514Special Editor

    This wouldn't perhaps be the young person with a female name that loves democracy would it be?

    I don't care how much you've played or how good your aim is - If you haven't touched the game at least twice in three months then I see your "opinion" as hot moot.

  • @Xenithos said:
    This wouldn't perhaps be the young person with a female name that loves democracy would it be?

    It would be.

  • AlbinMattAlbinMatt Posts: 1,111

    @Xenithos said:
    This wouldn't perhaps be the young person with a female name that loves democracy would it be?

    Ah, now I know who said person is.

    @kopyright said:
    I firmly believe this was all just a field test by @Eox to find out more about community toxicity.

    If this is so, than that diabetic Frenchie deserves an acting award.

  • XenithosXenithos Posts: 1,514Special Editor

    @kopyright said:
    I firmly believe this was all just a field test by @Eox to find out more about community toxicity.

    He couldn't be that bad with his sentences even if he tried.

    I don't care how much you've played or how good your aim is - If you haven't touched the game at least twice in three months then I see your "opinion" as hot moot.

  • XenithosXenithos Posts: 1,514Special Editor
    edited February 16

    Um... I think said person was actually completely dealt with. I don't see any posts, discussions, or threads, and upon inspection of said account those options are hidden from me.

    However, the "Troll" tag wasn't added to the top of that account, nor was the user given bars. I don't remember shadow-banning being a thing in the rules that could happen IF that's what's happened. Any insight?

    One more thing, said account's posts, etc. may be hidden, but that account CAN "quote insightful disagree, etc" like normal and THOSE are how you can find the account atm...

    I don't care how much you've played or how good your aim is - If you haven't touched the game at least twice in three months then I see your "opinion" as hot moot.

  • AlbinMattAlbinMatt Posts: 1,111
    edited February 16

    Golly, that seems severely authoritarian, even by private forums standards. Did they take her to the back room and double-barrelled her with buckshots or something?

    Well I probably shouldn't have put those pronouns there now that I think about it.

  • can you read my mssage

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  • EoxEox FrancePosts: 3,123Moderator

    @Xenithos said:
    Um... I think said person was actually completely dealt with. I don't see any posts, discussions, or threads, and upon inspection of said account those options are hidden from me.

    However, the "Troll" tag wasn't added to the top of that account, nor was the user given bars. I don't remember shadow-banning being a thing in the rules that could happen IF that's what's happened. Any insight?

    One more thing, said account's posts, etc. may be hidden, but that account CAN "quote insightful disagree, etc" like normal and THOSE are how you can find the account atm...

    Shadow banning is not a thing and will never be. And the troll tag might actually not visible for normal users as far as I can remember. So if someone is marked as troll, you will not know it.

  • henki000henki000 Posts: 341

    If people could know that someone is shadow banned and someone is blamed for trolling by administration. Then perhaps people would behave better. They could know where is the line of trolling and innocent fun of writing weird stuff. I'm not referring to this mysterious person that is subject to this thread. I think her/his posts are controversially trolling and should not be punished without public court. Now people will just remember her/him for doing something that dont have transparent grounds, agitating rumours or credibility.

  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,104

    honestly i dont know how to handle it either

    i got warned by mods more than once for crapposting but never to the point of shadow banned

    he did say he didnt get warned by the mods

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  • EoxEox FrancePosts: 3,123Moderator
    edited February 17

    Since you guys really want that person back for some reason, I'm going to unmark them as troll. No biggie. :)

  • can you read my message @GatoCommodore

  • PtilouiPtiloui Posts: 424

    Welcome back @martha_smith :smiley:

  • @Ptiloui thanks

  • @GatoCommodore said:
    honestly i dont know how to handle it either

    i got warned by mods more than once for crapposting but never to the point of shadow banned

    he did say he didnt get warned by the mods

    Good Guy Boop.
    @martha_smith welcome back

  • Lord_CoctusLord_Coctus Posts: 2,201

    I'm guessing @Eox Or @Kirays could close this thread by now, but I'm not the one who gets do decide yet.

  • Before it is closed I just want put my name at the bottom.

  • AlbinMattAlbinMatt Posts: 1,111
    edited February 18

    The ballot has been closed, the votes are tallied, and the decision has been made. Welcome back @martha_smith !

  • XenithosXenithos Posts: 1,514Special Editor

    I think we were just concerned that there was no public anything that appeared other than POOF Martha's "outta there" to quote Phantom.

    And if the Troll tag doesn't display, I think that's actually something that occurred upon moving the forums over from Nexon, back before you were a moderator Eox, the Troll tag worked on another account forever ago. Public users could see it.

    I don't care how much you've played or how good your aim is - If you haven't touched the game at least twice in three months then I see your "opinion" as hot moot.

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