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Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:45 PM

As a cohost to this wonderful group I have a question for you

Do you want me to lock threads that are from people whose posting status has been revoked?

I feel a bit uncomfortable taking these steps without consensus from the other hosts, but sometimes other hosts are not around.

Which is why I am asking members of the group.

Do I act on my gut feeling or wait until someone has asked me to take an action?





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Reply As a cohost to this wonderful group I have a question for you (Original post)
Tumbulu Sep 2012 OP
calikid Sep 2012 #1
Howler Sep 2012 #2
Kookaburra Sep 2012 #4
Howler Oct 2012 #11
4whomthebelletrolls. Oct 2012 #20
Howler Oct 2012 #24
Sweet Freedom Sep 2012 #3
magical thyme Sep 2012 #5
Howler Oct 2012 #12
Digit Sep 2012 #6
4whomthebelletrolls. Oct 2012 #21
Howler Oct 2012 #25
kimmerspixelated Sep 2012 #7
Lucinda Sep 2012 #8
NuttyFluffers Oct 2012 #9
Lucinda Oct 2012 #15
Kookaburra Oct 2012 #10
Lucinda Oct 2012 #16
4whomthebelletrolls. Oct 2012 #22
Howler Oct 2012 #26
Tumbulu Oct 2012 #13
icymist Oct 2012 #14
Howler Oct 2012 #18
SheilaT Oct 2012 #17
4whomthebelletrolls. Oct 2012 #19
Howler Oct 2012 #27
Why Syzygy Oct 2012 #23

Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:56 PM

1. Wait, unless it's over the top (it usually isn't)

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:08 PM

2. Hey Tumbulu.

Thank you for taking on this task! You picked a really busy time considering we have a troll infestation.Bless you.
Try both and see which feels better for you and the group. I really don't think you are going to go wrong with either Woman.
I trust you and you're judgment completely.



BTW I'm locked and loaded with brand new gifs LMAO!!! for our little pestilence. Figure I'll kill two birds with one stone learn how to post gifs on D.u. as well has spray the little bug.

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Response to Howler (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:54 PM

4. Howler is it infestation

when it's the same troll over and over again?

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Response to Kookaburra (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:25 AM

11. It was there for a second. LOL! One troll but Many MANY times.snort!

But now that we have Tumbulu has a co host on site I imagine It should clear right up now Kookaburra.

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Response to Howler (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:09 PM

20. Hi there, honey.

 

Why are you here? No, really...You don't know me. You are acting like a chick from junior high in her little clique instead of a grown woman who can think for herself and allow different people to post.

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Response to 4whomthebelletrolls. (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:27 PM

24. Scat!!!

[link:|

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:12 PM

3. I think so. Yes.

If they started the thread and their privileges have been revoked, that may not be clear to those who only read the OP.

(If however they only replied to a thread, I think then it should be determined on a case by case basis.)

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 09:21 PM

5. Not sure....I'd say go with your gut

 

the topic started may be of interest for us to investigate, but then we can always start a "legitimate" thread if we want. So it's not like locking a thread prohibits discussion of the topic...

But I have to admit, I enjoyed romping with our troll today.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:28 AM

12. Yes . I did too. sigh...

But all good things must come to an end . Now that Tumbulu is in the house Other good things can begin.
Or.... The adults are back home We kids gotta stop misbehaving now.LMAO!!

I'm still going to learn how to post gifs here though.....But I gotta go back and store different gifs then the ones I loaded for yesterday's occasion.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 10:32 PM

6. I believe leaving the posts up just encourages them

But I will defer to your judgement and the judgement of the group.

There is nothing stating we can't try one way and if it doesn't work then try something else.

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Response to Digit (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:10 PM

21. Why are you interested in discouraging ANYBODY?

 

Don't you see that if you had simply engaged me respectfully in the first place, there would have been no need for the rest of it? But no, too many people are followers and not leaders.

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Response to 4whomthebelletrolls. (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:31 PM

25. 10....9......8......

[link:|

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:35 PM

7. ISn't it great,

Think about it...we need advice what to do because it doesn't usually happen here. It's great that ASAH for the most part is pristine and peaceful.

Knock on Wood.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:55 PM

8. I would just let them drop. And ignore their posts in general

unless they are really bad. The less they get played with the less inclined they are to be disruptive.
The lead host (and maybe the secondary hosts - I can't remember) can ban them from the group too.

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 06:15 AM

9. exactly. does giving it any more energy truly smother it away?

sometimes the best response to such negative attention seeking is no attention at all.

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Response to NuttyFluffers (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 03:32 PM

15. Yep. I really think it does. It's easy to get sucked in if you see them attacking a friend

but they come to case trouble. Playing into it creates more bad energy.

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 10:18 AM

10. I've always been an advocate of

"Don't Feed The Trolls"

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Response to Kookaburra (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 03:33 PM

16. Me too!

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:11 PM

22. Maybe find out if someone is really a troll before blindly following the herd?

 

We are grownup and supposed to be lightworkers. This is not the highest vibration by a long shot. Namaste.

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Response to 4whomthebelletrolls. (Reply #22)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:35 PM

26. OOOOOOOUUUUUUTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!

[link:|

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 12:44 PM

13. Thanks for the good feedback and discussion

I can see in some threads that we have had some fun with the trolls and so- why do anything there? But I get the sense that some trolls are coming here to hurt or harass our members and if they have already had their posting privileges revoked, the only thing any of the hosts can do is lock the thread. In comments we are all in the same boat- all we can do is alert.

So the host and cohosts can only lock threads and ban members from posting in our group. But if the poster's privileges have already been revoked, then the only action we can take is to lock the thread.

I guess if I take an action to lock a thread, as I did yesterday, and anyone thinks I am going overboard, please let me know. I have no desire to put brakes on our imaginative and playful responses to rude intruders....I just don't want low posters to worry that if they come here they will get attacked by accident.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 03:12 PM

14. You can also alert on a posting and hope the jury votes to hide it.

As long as the post isn't hurting someone and you guys are having fun with the sock puppet I'd say to let it go. Eventually the sockie will get tired and go play somewhere else.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 07:45 PM

18. What ever you think is best Tumbulu.

I don't want to worry or inhibit ASAH's Low posters at all They are already so sensitive and shy.
I just can't help but have a Little fun troll baiting. I'm so immature that way. LOL! But I will stop on a dime if it disturbs other members sensabilties.....Alot..... little bit.....???????

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 04:09 PM

17. I'm remembering back to DU1, before we had this

 

group. People would post thoughtful things on the topics we like to discuss here, and would get lots and lots of nasty, rude comments. Eventually, we all simply ignored those comments. Not responding made it a lot less interesting to those trolls. Once we got our own group, though, it was much nicer.

I haven't seen whatever it is you're referring to, so I can't offer an opinion on this. Except that it's probably best handled on a case by case basis.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:08 PM

19. How about opening up the 4th chakra to the point where all are welcome?

 

And then opening up the 5th chakra so we can all say what we feel?

Being "uncomfortable" is not the end of the world. Sometimes what makes us that way is that it is bringing up something we have repressed. So being called a "disruptor" may not be such a horrible thing if we disrupt denial.

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Response to 4whomthebelletrolls. (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:39 PM

27. Off To the grave yard with yee Troll!!!

[link:|

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 02:05 PM

23. I would ..

but then I'm embracing my inner Pluto.

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