Indeed it is.I frankly don’t care is some people think my opinion is out of line. It is my opinion.
No, he doesn't.John no longer has the help that he once did.
I disagree. In fact, I left for greener pastures, but returned because the site picked up.The site has gone downhill...
Is the behavior actually "trollish?" Or are the so-called "trolls" merely angering you because they choose not to follow the course of your argument while insisting they're right and you're wrong. Sure, that's annoying, but in and of itself, that's not trolling....to the point where trollish behavior is being tolerated—routinely.
This statement presupposes the site is down. Is it? I don't see that it is. Then again, I've put a couple of the more annoying members back on ignore.John clearly does not have the time or the will to keep the site up.
If, when, and how is entirely up to John. At present, I do not see the need, and I've been at the business of running message forums for a long time.If he won’t appoint some help, maybe it is time for him to let go.
I do not see that anything is out of line, ergo, the remainder of your argument fails i.e. no evidence as to the veracity of your assertion one way or the other.On an ironic side note: John has seen this thread. If it is truly out of line, and he has done nothing about it, wouldn’t that be evidence of the very assertion that I am making?
When applied to the masses, anarchy does not work. In social clubs, however, particularly those whose members are either well-educated, highly experienced, or both, the members are often quite adepts at working things out amongst themselves.Anarchy does not work. Some level of governance is necessary. That is kind of one of the founding ideas of our nation.
Not all of the behavior is trolling. But much of it is. One of the trolls has admitted as much, twice! He has admitted that his intent is not to further discussion, but to stir up trouble—and has declared such to be “fun”.since9 said:...Is the behavior actually "trollish?" Or are the so-called "trolls" merely angering you because they choose not to follow the course of your argument while insisting they're right and you're wrong...
Eye95 you are posting and making accusations without any sort of substantial evidence and are now looking quite foolish pleading your nonsensical and obvious irrational martyr complex to the masses, after yet another “well-respected, long-term member of OCDO” tells you your perception(s) of being trolled are unfounded!Not all of the behavior is trolling. But much of it is. One of the trolls has admitted as much, twice! He has admitted that his intent is not to further discussion, but to stir up trouble—and has declared such to be “fun”.
The site is unquestionably dying. Participation here is probably about 1/20th what it was when I last participated—and a large portion of that participation is people deliberately trying to agitate, not discuss with, others.
Again not your authority to judge posts and not your job.I am just trying to get John to wake up and smell the troll coffee. Once he does that, I’ll go back to letting most of the jerk posts go by and just report the egregious trolling.
If he does not, I will keep pointing out a lot of the jerk and troll posts (except for most of the inane posts by the inane troll, for whom, in most cases, a reply would lend credibility to his inanity).
Don’t like what I am doing? Is what I am doing building a cottage in your own head? Then encourage John to either start moderating or appoint a moderator.
In lawless lands, your only recourse is to shoot back at those who shoot at you. Where there is law, you can count on most of those who would shoot at you having been stopped already (because of their past bad acts) by those charged with enforcement.
I prefer moderation to anarchy. However, if this be anarchy, I will make the most of it—while trying to participate in rational discussions where they are possible.
I leave it in John’s hands to choose between moderation and anarchy.
I don’t need authority. When a post replies to me or mentions me, I have the Right to address the post.
John was here moments ago. It seems that my reaction to the trolling is not giving him agita. But, neither is the trolling, so I will continue to call the trolling out.
BTW, don’t you see that your calling me out is
I wonder whether irony or hypocrisy is the correct word.