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Subject: Nuisance or troll?
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PatJ1
(North Carolina)

Posts:249


10/07/2021 4:02 PM  
We need the ability to ignore non offensive posters that hijack posts and offer no useful information.

Board members are volunteers. Many have no idea what they're doing. Educate them. Don't beat them up.
MichaelH34
(North Carolina)

Posts:36


10/07/2021 4:06 PM  
Seems like this is pretty much the wild west, without even any moderators.
PatJ1
(North Carolina)

Posts:249


10/07/2021 4:55 PM  
Posted By MichaelH34 on 10/07/2021 4:06 PM
Seems like this is pretty much the wild west, without even any moderators.




Been here for many years and this was not the way it was until recently.

Board members are volunteers. Many have no idea what they're doing. Educate them. Don't beat them up.
KerryL1
(California)

Posts:8599


10/07/2021 5:49 PM  
I think the referent is both a troll and a nuisance. Obviously, someone with nothing productive to do.
SheliaH
(Indiana)

Posts:4221


10/08/2021 5:35 AM  
That's your opinion Max, and you know what they say about opinions and a-holes - everyone has one. You don't have to agree with what's written - people should be capable of taking some, none, or all of what's said and if it works, hooray. Yes, I know you've run a property management company and served on an HOA board, but that doesn't mean you know EVERYTHING. Life is constantly evolving and you will continue to learn something (or not) until it's time for you to take your dirt nap. Make your suggestion and be done with it.

I've always said this isn't an amen corner. Sometimes people come here with their minds already made up and want approval. When they're asked for more information or offered suggestions on what may really be happening they get mad because they're so convinced they're right. It never downs on them that there is another side (usually several) to consider, and that they may actually be wrong.

The trolling is one of the many double-edged swords in social media. There are people who try to help and others who just want to stir up nonsense then sit back and watch things explode - similar to using a magnifying glass to kill ants. You know these people wouldn't say half this crap in person because they don't want to get royally cussed out or worse. Or have someone point out their BS in front of everyone. Personally, I've learned to ignore what I consider foolishness and try to avoid name-calling. If all else fails, I go do something else.
MaxB4


Posts:1351


10/08/2021 1:27 PM  
Posted By SheliaH on 10/08/2021 5:35 AM
That's your opinion Max, and you know what they say about opinions and a-holes - everyone has one. You don't have to agree with what's written - people should be capable of taking some, none, or all of what's said and if it works, hooray. Yes, I know you've run a property management company and served on an HOA board, but that doesn't mean you know EVERYTHING. Life is constantly evolving and you will continue to learn something (or not) until it's time for you to take your dirt nap. Make your suggestion and be done with it.

I've always said this isn't an amen corner. Sometimes people come here with their minds already made up and want approval. When they're asked for more information or offered suggestions on what may really be happening they get mad because they're so convinced they're right. It never downs on them that there is another side (usually several) to consider, and that they may actually be wrong.

The trolling is one of the many double-edged swords in social media. There are people who try to help and others who just want to stir up nonsense then sit back and watch things explode - similar to using a magnifying glass to kill ants. You know these people wouldn't say half this crap in person because they don't want to get royally cussed out or worse. Or have someone point out their BS in front of everyone. Personally, I've learned to ignore what I consider foolishness and try to avoid name-calling. If all else fails, I go do something else.



EXCUSE ME!
BenA2
(Texas)

Posts:1026


10/08/2021 3:14 PM  
Shirley, we already have the ability to ignore posts. Yes, that was a non-useful Airplane reference.

It would be nice to have a moderator and to be able to block some posts.
JohnC46
(South Carolina)

Posts:11514


10/09/2021 2:08 PM  
A lot of the postings are a pissing contest between MAX and Aug.
JohnC46
(South Carolina)

Posts:11514


10/09/2021 2:10 PM  
Posted By JohnC46 on 10/09/2021 2:08 PM
A lot of the postings are a pissing contest between MAX and Aug.



ADD ON

I enjoy what each has to say but they have to stop pissing on each others leg.
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