Cleansed wrote:...i've always been curious as to why this forum doesnt have a "stickied " / permanent "Rules of Trolling", "Helping the Troll Understand" or "Official Troll Logic" thread.
if you've been a member here since at least 2004 you've seen some incredible trolls come and go . There have been some guys on here in the past who should have earned awards for the level of illogical lines of thinking they pulled out of their ***. To see lesser trolls post here over the years who have tried and failed to hide behind all types of ideologies ("team play", "playing the right way" , "Kobe shots too much!1!") and conspiracies has been a let down and the gimmick has lost its appeal. I get that sex and conflict appeal and trolls are allowed to exist for a reason but having a dedicated "troll " thread that has refutations (that have been repeated ad nauseum for years now) of their ill logic would allow threads not to be derailed and, perhaps, give the truly oblivious troll an education. We'd simply point them to the appropriate thread highlighting why they have no idea what the **** they are speaking about and they can thrust their fist against the post there.
Also...what is required for a troll to get sent to RealGm.. err... i mean get banned? How many trolls do we need here to play the clown? There are 2-4 guys here off of the top of my head who are duplicating the court jester services all forums need when we only need 1 max. Can we cut the other 3 already?
Thanks for clearing up what a troll is. Just so that i'm clear and I can avoid being accused of being a troll, let's run down the list of activities that would be considered ok for someone to post about on here, and a list of topics that would be considered trolling.
Complain about Dwight's maturity, cool.
Complain about Pau being soft, cool.
Complain about D'Antoni being clueless, cool
Complain about Nash not shooting enough, cool.
Complain about Meeks missing 3's, cool.
Complain about Artest's bball IQ, cool.
Complain about our thin bench, cool.
Complain about Jim Buss and the bartender ruining the team or whatever, cool.
Making up disrespectful nicknames and signatures for Laker players (Gasoft, Odumb, Puke, Gump), cool.
Talk about Kobe's shot selection, trolling.
Is there anything else I missed?