Originally Posted by GTR
One of the things that is wrong with the world today is that there is always some well-meaning fool willing to step to the defence of people who are willing to not do the right thing.
Take our good friend 84532. He's not here for a 'welcome exchange of ideas' or 'honest dialog'. He's not open minded, open to ideas, open to valued input, or open to anything else of that nature.
Like most trolls, he just wants to talk a lot about subject matter he's not familiar with, stir things up with few good controversial posts, get a few good reactions and get a bit of attention, and then bask in the nice feeling that he gets. Feel free to peruse his 60 or so posts for proof.
Hell, it even looks like the silly bugger responded to reactions to his posts in this thread using a different username, a sign that seems to indicate that he's definitely not here to be constructive. Why do you need multiple usernames when trying to make a point?
This is not behaviour that should be defended or encouraged.
I think you will find that nearly all members of this site reward and respond well to intelligent, well-though out input. But many of them also don't suffer fools lightly. If he decides he can't handle the heat then he's more than welcome to improve the manner of his dialogue. Or he can get out of the kitchen. The choice is his.
When a child misbehaves you discipline it. The same applies to individuals who think that forums like these are here to allow them to address their insufficiencies, rather than communicate intelligently with individuals or a group about a number of subjects or matters.
However, I must admit to finding it interesting that you leapt to the conclusion that these posters were automatically Korean.
And I can only assume that it will be in a future post of yours that you'll be taking him to task and correcting him about his statement that Samsung was only punished because of the racist America judicial system.
Thanks for responding to Kellya, I couldn't be bothered, and I couldn't have said it better myself.
I've never, EVER insulted anyone for sharing an opinion- if it was clear the opinion was honest and sincere, and that individual had noble intentions in terms of discussion and debate. But when an obvious troll is an obvious troll, why should I mince words?
Almost every thread is shitted up by such a troll, and as soon as he posts the level of discourse shoots down and any hope of intelligent exchanges is gone. We're supposed to be infinitely 'welcome' to such blatantly obvious, ill-intentioned shit? Why? Also, there's a few languages I don't speak/write too well. The last thing I would think of doing is go spam messageboards based on companies/products I despise with my trolling ways in a language in which I can barely express myself. Why would a rational person do that? Why not spend my time actually practising the language in a more productive way, and leave trolling messageboards for a time when I'm semi-decent? I speak/read/write arabic, french, and spanish- yet I don't post in these languages out of respect for the people reading, and because I know that I'm not fluent and my vocabulary isn't great.There's forums in every single language on the planet. It's one thing to read blatant troll posts that are legible, its quite another to have a combination of trolling and utterly broken english. These aren't 'opinions', especially when they will never be swayed by any rational argument. It's drive-by APPLE IS SO EVIL AND THEY SUCK level of shit, why should we put up with that? It infests every single other messageboard on the internet, especially techsites, why do we also have to suffer it at a site like this? It's tiresome, pointless, and whats worse is that we get people like Kellya who's too naive to see these kinds of people for the malicious intentions that they have.
If I constantly posted to Android sites bashing everything about it, that would not make me someone who is 'expressing an opinion'. It would make me a troll, and it's something I've never, ever done in my life, because the goal would be to stir shit up and piss people off. I ONCE posted on an Android site, with a well composed and respetful post of ways in which I think Android could be improved. I was banned instantly. I'm not asking for this level of censorship and close-mindedness here, but only for a very basic level of moderation that can filter only the most blatant, obvious, and shit-stirring trolls who have no intention of engaging in any type of intelligent or respectful debate. And no, these people have lost the right to be respected. Trust me, I've tried, they don't even aknowledge replies that point out facts. You might be willing to happily welcome anyone who's sole reason here is to mock, attack, and spit on you, but not all of us are willing to act that irrationally.
(When I say 'you', I'm referring to Kellya and anyone else who shares his view)
Edited by Slurpy - 8/31/12 at 1:56am