You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #24: Worse than the troll posts [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
Dr Ron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-05 03:51 PM
Response to Original message
24. Worse than the troll posts
I figure a board like this is bound to get troll posts and I don't pay much attention to them.

What I find really absurd is the conservative blogs which use absurd posts as reason to attack liberals. They might be plants from trolls, or they might even be real. There are bound to be a handful of people who are a bit too far out in left field.

Some bloggers will take an isolated post here, or a diary on a site like Kos, and quote them as if they are representative of current mainstream liberal thought.

It's an easy way to write an attack, but not very meaningful.

I often come across really strange things on conservative blogs, and I'm sure I could find far worse if I dug through Free Republic (a misnamed site if I've ever seen one). I could play their game and enter a post making fun of it on one of the blogs where I write, but I wouldn't bother. If there is a bizarre statement from someone who is significant in the conservative movement or Republican Party I might quote it and debunk it. If it is just a lone blogger or poster, it doesn't mean much to quote a ridiculous statement.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC