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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:12 PM

I have been afraid to post since I had my feelings censored and I have been reading Meta and

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by REP (a host of the Welcome & Help forum).

Here are some questions I have:

What does MIRT translate into?
What does trolling mean?
What are "trolley, socks and stalkers" ?
How can you tell if a post is spam?
Why are there so many insults that don't get blocked?
Why don't the posts/theads that are just pure nonsense blocked?

Thank you.

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Reply I have been afraid to post since I had my feelings censored and I have been reading Meta and (Original post)
littlemissmartypants Sep 2012 OP
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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:18 PM

1. Answers

MIRT = Malicious Intruder Removal Team
Troll see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet) (copy and paste link to get to correct page)
Sock puppet = account created by a user to support primary account's positions in online discussions
Stalking = someone who follows someone
Trolley = a streetcar
Spam = the same message posted repeatedly

The other questions are suited for Meta so I will lock this thread

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