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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 03:10 PM
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7. I think they changed enforcement of the rules.
It used to be they'd ban trolls. Hell, Skinner used to ban people who hadn't even posted yet, based on their conservative username.

Now they post all over GD as long as they narrowly obey the letter of the rules.
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  -Am I dreaming about trolls or did they really come out in droves? BelgianMadCow  Oct-09-07 02:58 PM   #0 
  - I just call them all Battlebots. nt  rucky   Oct-09-07 03:00 PM   #1 
  - Good one!  Hydra   Oct-09-07 03:02 PM   #3 
  - I ignore the flamefests  Hydra   Oct-09-07 03:01 PM   #2 
  - I miss the normal healthy debate on DU  BelgianMadCow   Oct-09-07 03:08 PM   #6 
     - I don't read the blah blah, blah blah fests  Hydra   Oct-09-07 03:15 PM   #11 
  - You're not dreaming  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Oct-09-07 03:02 PM   #4 
  - .  BelgianMadCow   Oct-10-07 07:32 AM   #39 
  - RAWWWRRR  SteelPenguin   Oct-09-07 03:06 PM   #5 
  - Just another troll  absyntheminded   Oct-09-07 03:11 PM   #8 
  - Lets go Pens  SteelPenguin   Oct-09-07 03:15 PM   #10 
  - I am ALL for rational debate  BelgianMadCow   Oct-09-07 03:12 PM   #9 
     - So it's really about HOW they disagree then  SteelPenguin   Oct-09-07 03:18 PM   #14 
     - I question the motives, really  BelgianMadCow   Oct-09-07 03:29 PM   #15 
     - I agree. The problem is when things degenerate into irrational hatefests and flamewars.  Odin2005   Oct-09-07 04:31 PM   #37 
  - I think they changed enforcement of the rules.  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-09-07 03:10 PM   #7 
  - we are thinking the same thing  BelgianMadCow   Oct-09-07 03:17 PM   #13 
     - It's a job I would wish upon nobody.  rucky   Oct-09-07 04:05 PM   #24 
  - NO, you're not dreaming.  Kajsa   Oct-09-07 03:17 PM   #12 
  - Mostly concern trolls: RWers posing as left-wingers, attacking Dems from the left  brentspeak   Oct-09-07 03:31 PM   #16 
  - or the right  OzarkDem   Oct-09-07 03:56 PM   #19 
  - If you want to stop new people from joining DU, that would stop the trolls  JMDEM   Oct-09-07 03:52 PM   #17 
  - I don't want that at all - and neither does post count say it all  BelgianMadCow   Oct-09-07 03:59 PM   #21 
  - Well, as I started that thread  cali   Oct-09-07 04:07 PM   #27 
  - Yes, all people with no profiles and low post counts are "bad".  CT_Progressive   Oct-09-07 03:55 PM   #18 
  - I don't think I said that  BelgianMadCow   Oct-09-07 04:02 PM   #22 
  - I can answer that. Privacy in this era of no privacy.  mmonk   Oct-09-07 04:07 PM   #26 
  - Thanks for pointing that out  BelgianMadCow   Oct-09-07 04:12 PM   #31 
     - I've notice quite a few hit and run posts.  mmonk   Oct-09-07 04:17 PM   #33 
  - Because by default, its off and you have to manually turn it on.  CT_Progressive   Oct-09-07 04:09 PM   #28 
  - LOL! nt  Colorado Progressive   Oct-09-07 04:11 PM   #30 
  - No, it is not your imagination  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-09-07 03:57 PM   #20 
  - Thanks :-)  BelgianMadCow   Oct-09-07 04:22 PM   #35 
  - Alerted.  BuyingThyme   Oct-09-07 04:03 PM   #23 
  - If you really did so  BelgianMadCow   Oct-09-07 04:10 PM   #29 
     - Because most forms of speech make me uncomfortable.  BuyingThyme   Oct-09-07 04:17 PM   #34 
  - You're not alone, and I wonder if some of these trolls are paid, it gets  SaveAmerica   Oct-09-07 04:05 PM   #25 
  - Oh They're OUT THERE, baby!  annabanana   Oct-09-07 04:17 PM   #32 
  - I have said before that there is a Naderite infestation and I'm sticking with that opinion.  Odin2005   Oct-09-07 04:23 PM   #36 
  - Stating there is NO difference between dems and repubs  BelgianMadCow   Oct-09-07 04:49 PM   #38 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-10-07 07:54 AM   #40 
  - welcome to DU mrbluto..and please don't just read..participate...  flyarm   Oct-10-07 08:13 AM   #44 
  - Calling posters trolls has become the intellectually lazy way of  sufrommich   Oct-10-07 08:06 AM   #41 
  - If "moderate" is what the corporate media calls "moderate"  annabanana   Oct-10-07 08:07 AM   #42 
  - I'm talking about moderate Dems...  sufrommich   Oct-10-07 08:22 AM   #47 
     - Thomas Paine  mrbluto   Oct-10-07 08:36 AM   #53 
     - Thank you, that needed to be said.  Marrah_G   Oct-10-07 10:07 AM   #77 
  - If that's not a Bush-like position - I don't know what is.  mrbluto   Oct-10-07 08:21 AM   #46 
  - Isn't "the purpose of the forum" for Democrats to sound off?  sufrommich   Oct-10-07 08:32 AM   #50 
     - "useful dialog" - I know it when I see it.  mrbluto   Oct-10-07 08:40 AM   #55 
  - Well I am not intellectually lazy  BelgianMadCow   Oct-10-07 08:35 AM   #52 
     - It's nannyish to feel you have to "warn" people  sufrommich   Oct-10-07 08:57 AM   #58 
        - Who the hell knows what a "nanny" is these days?  annabanana   Oct-10-07 09:05 AM   #61 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-10-07 09:24 AM   #67 
        - The term "Nanny".....  mrbluto   Oct-10-07 09:49 AM   #71 
           - Oh please. The term"nanny" is used frequently on internet  sufrommich   Oct-10-07 10:03 AM   #76 
        - Well then, I'm a nanny  BelgianMadCow   Oct-10-07 09:05 AM   #62 
        - Wow. You really don't know your "tells" - do you?  mrbluto   Oct-10-07 09:45 AM   #69 
           - Your paranoia is noted. Still not a freeper or a troll.No fan  sufrommich   Oct-10-07 10:01 AM   #75 
  - I wish there were a way to tag trolls.  mrbluto   Oct-10-07 08:09 AM   #43 
  - I agree and think other forums have such things too  BelgianMadCow   Oct-10-07 08:49 AM   #56 
  - Nope, you're not dreaming....n/t  Virginia Dare   Oct-10-07 08:15 AM   #45 
  - What's the matter? Can't handle people that think for themselves?  screembloodymurder   Oct-10-07 08:25 AM   #48 
  - can handle that perfectly well  BelgianMadCow   Oct-10-07 08:38 AM   #54 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-10-07 08:49 AM   #57 
        - No worries  BelgianMadCow   Oct-10-07 09:01 AM   #59 
        - That is my hope.  mrbluto   Oct-10-07 09:17 AM   #63 
        - Brilliant.  sufrommich   Oct-10-07 09:04 AM   #60 
  - We need an O-fficial Troll Patrol, definitely. n/t  Jamastiene   Oct-10-07 08:27 AM   #49 
  - I have seen the trolls brag at other sites laughing over how they have caused division here.  Maribelle   Oct-10-07 08:33 AM   #51 
  - If you can grab some text of that, or links, I'd be interested.  mrbluto   Oct-10-07 09:33 AM   #68 
  - I agree proof would be good. But, I wouldn't want to put links here.  Maribelle   Oct-10-07 09:46 AM   #70 
  - Yes.  mmonk   Oct-10-07 09:55 AM   #73 
  - not reaLLy  sniffa   Oct-10-07 09:20 AM   #64 
  - New trolls have not increased very much.  Blue-Jay   Oct-10-07 09:22 AM   #65 
  - second that  BelgianMadCow   Oct-10-07 09:23 AM   #66 
  - I agree. That's a big cause.  EstimatedProphet   Oct-10-07 09:50 AM   #72 
  - One clue: They will not criticize a republican  kingofalldems   Oct-10-07 09:55 AM   #74 
  - locking  maddezmom   Oct-10-07 10:08 AM   #78 
 

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