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Asgaya Dihi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 12:32 PM
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31. I'm a bit wary
As I've posted before trolls have always been there, on game boards you've got role players who just want to pull someones chain, on special interest groups such as this or spam fighting which I used to do we've got the other side screwing with us. They are there no doubt.

We've got one problem though. So are a hell of a lot of people who voted for Bush the last time but the polls show they no longer support him. How do we tell one from the other without throwing away votes or people who we might have brought around? I almost left here within my first 50 posts because of the suspicion about anyone who doesn't just echo the cause.

What's a troll? To a DLC member maybe it's a progressive, trying to take down their favorites who they believe have a better chance. I've seen it posted that anyone who is so against Hillary must have another agenda, couldn't be a rational reason. We've seen the comments about the DLC as well calling them closet Republicans. Who is the troll there? Or do we just have differences of opinion and approach?

I suspect we jump at friends at least as often as we find a real enemy. I like the approach FLDem5 suggested. Don't feed the trolls, just ignore them. If you are right they start to look pretty stupid ranting to themselves, and if you're wrong you haven't just pushed away someone who's just starting to distrust the other side and wants to see what we've got to say. We don't have so many voters on our side that we can afford to push them away.
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