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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:59 AM

shun the trolls..its healthier for you (and doesn't give them any satisfaction)

Ultimately, the research concluded that you're not doing yourself any favors by responding to rude people or people who make you angry. You also get the side benefit that the best weapon against those types of people is ostracism.

http://lifehacker.com/5986087/science-explains-why-the-silent-treatment-works-when-dealing-with-jerks-and-why-its-healthier-for-you-too

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Reply shun the trolls..its healthier for you (and doesn't give them any satisfaction) (Original post)
Fresh_Start Feb 2013 OP
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #1
arthritisR_US Feb 2013 #2
onehandle Feb 2013 #3
niyad Feb 2013 #4
Cirque du So-What Feb 2013 #5
niyad Feb 2013 #6
Cirque du So-What Feb 2013 #7
niyad Feb 2013 #8
Rider3 Feb 2013 #9
etherealtruth Feb 2013 #10
0rganism Feb 2013 #11

Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:01 PM

1. K&R !!! n/t

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:03 PM

2. Totally agree!

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:09 PM

3. A couple of dozen gungeoneers are on my ignore list. Half of which have been...

...tombstoned since Sandy Hook.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:48 PM

4. aw, come on, I need SOMETHING upon which to sharpen my claws!

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:00 PM

5. As long as you use a scratching post

and not the furniture

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:03 PM

6. you are referring to those upright bipedal things, aren't you?

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Response to niyad (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:06 PM

7. My cat sometimes thinks I'm a scratching post

especially when she thinks I'm remiss in my treat-dispensing duties.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:08 PM

8. ah, I believe yours and mine are related--same behaviour, same thinking processes

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:46 PM

9. I know you are so right

but sometimes I just cannot help myself. I've got to get stronger on that point.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:12 PM

10. You are, of course, correct

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:24 PM

11. yes in general, and it's definitely the best way to handle it at DU

DU rules make this especially important, particularly in threads you care about. I got a post hidden yesterday for (not-so-subtly) implying a troll who was baiting me was an asshole, which he predictably alerted as a personal attack. Some people may not be aware that if you get a post hidden by jury, you cannot post additional content to that thread. So be careful and, if you feel by gosh you must respond, for goodness sake don't cuss.

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