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Re: Spursfan stop bullying by Spursfan on 21 October 2006 7:05pm
MY behaviour has been just fine!

I am only "rude and aggressive" to numbskulls like you, and only try to give others the benefit of my experience!

Oh - and it's not YOUR webmaster, btw.
Re: Spursfan stop bullying by Spursfan on 21 October 2006 9:14pm
Why not answer under the same name, as we all know you are the same troll! Save you waiting the minute before you can post again!!
Re: Spursfan stop bullying by Ginnyp on 21 October 2006 11:17pm
It just goes to prove that men put female contradiction down to hormones. If it's not PMT it's the menopause.
Re: Spursfan stop bullying by Ellerd on 22 October 2006 5:35am
I've never had a problem with Anne's behaviour. On the other hand, your routine "King" Michael is getting rather stale...
Re: Spursfan stop bullying by tucsonmike on 22 October 2006 10:27pm
I LIKE Spursfan! To quote a Major League Baseball umpire, "she calls 'em as she sees 'em." You may not agree with her, but by golly you get unfettered opinions!!LOL!

OK Massa, I mean "King Michael" It is put up or shut up time. Who are you? What is this "proprietory" interest in this site? The only "bosses" I acknowledge on this site is Mr. Palin. HIS webmaster, and the lovely Mimi Robinson in London, his secretary.

Therefore I am backing Anne 100%. If you want to debate her, you might get spurred.

Any questions?
Re: Spursfan stop bullying by Spursfan on 22 October 2006 10:33pm
Awww thanks, Mike!!!


Re: Spursfan stop bullying by Sophie-Louise on 23 October 2006 2:06pm
sorry, i now i agree with king michael. she has attacked many of my posts just because i have a different opinion to her. you have to accept others opinions not bully them. and if she can't take a little joke without making someone look like a fool then she is a bully. i'm fed up of wondering what opinion of mine she might attack next and i'm quite fed up with it. i have done nothing to you, apart from say i don't like england! and i am entitled to that opinion i think thankyou. and i know this will get some sarcastic nasty little comment. i don't want to offend you in anyway or fall out with anyone (although it seems i have already made you an enemy), i would just like to get on with everyone, but i keep getting attacked. you must take others opinions with a pinch of salt and not attack them.
Re: Spursfan stop bullying by Spursfan on 23 October 2006 2:55pm
You like to offend ME, S-L, but go running to a troll when I DARE to disagree with your comments on England, and point out your mistake on the 'Lyric' game. I DID start the game off, and they are MY rules, like it or not, and I care not which. It was supposed to be a 'fun' game following on from the Alphabet game, but you enjoy spoiling things I do, don't you? I am not being the heavy by reminding people of the rules, in fact I was doing it in a light-hearted way, until your comment 'don't get your Kickers in a twist' spoilt the atmosphere.

I took it on myself to try to rid this board of trolls once and for all - I know the best way is to ignore but I wanted to see if Webbie was able to do anything else - but at every turn there you are criticising and bitching.

Re: Spursfan stop bullying by Sophie-Louise on 23 October 2006 4:24pm
saying: keep your knickers on is a way of saying: don't fret, it's only a little game. it's not an insult to anybody. ask alot of my friends and they will tell you i say it all the time (and so do they) and i've said it on this site many times before as a harmless joke. it meant no offence and i don't think i ruined the game.

i have tried to get along with you but you seem to want to hate me. i never spoil things you do, i joined in with the game and i liked it. and i wasn't ciriticising anyone in person about the trolls. i just think if you let people know you are getting wound up, they will react even more in the way you don't want them to. so i was just saying the best thing to do if you don't like something is to ignore it rather then make it worse for yourself and others who don't like it. if you thought i was personally attacking you, you got the wrong end of the stick.
Re: Spursfan stop bullying by Spursfan on 23 October 2006 7:07pm
Yeah right.

I am not a troll - as I said before I was trying to help people by getting rid of trolls. This is not helped by you sucking up to the troll known as King Michael I (incidentally, KM1, as you would know if you were really of royal blood, or had any brain at all, monarchs are only called 'the First' or 'I' when they are dead and have been succeeded by one or more monarchs of the same name.)

However, despite Sophie-Louise's attempt at sabotage, here is another page I've copied from the net.

Beware The Troll

A Practical Guide

To "troll" means to allure, to fish, to entice or to bait.

Internet trolls are people who fish for other people's confidence and, once found, exploit it.

Trolls are various in nature and the type of damage they do ranges greatly, such as:

Cause irritation to others
Disrupt an email list or online group
Steal money
Obtain credit card details
Build false hopes
Abuse children
There are some illustrations of these on our troll examples page.

What is a troll?
The term "troll" can mean a number of different things, but in essence, a troll is a person who aims to have 'pleasure' at your expense. There are two main types of trolls:

people who have the psychological need to feel good by making others feel bad.
This is a sort of "psycho troll", whose deception involves deceiving themselves as well as others. Such people may use their real names on the internet, and they may not even realise that they are "trolling" because it is all subconscious.
people who pretend to be someone that they are not - they create personae that you think are real, but they know is fictitious.

There are four types of these trolls:

Playtime Trolls: an individual plays a simple, short game. Such trolls are relatively easy to spot because their attack or provocation is fairly blatant, and the persona is fairly two-dimensional.

Tactical Trolls: This is where the troller takes the game more seriously, creates a credible persona to gain confidence of others, and provokes strife in a subtle and invidious way.

Strategic Trolls: A very serious form of game, involving the production of an overall strategy that can take months or years to develop. It can also involve a number of people acting together in order to invade a list.

Domination Trolls: This is where the trollers' strategy extends to the creation and running of apparently bona-fide mailing lists.

Dealing with Trolls
Here are some ideas to help avoid being deceived by trolls:

Before you invest your trust in someone - either emotional or financial trust - you should verify their bona fide nature from multiple known, reliable and independent sources.

ignore postings that you think are suspicious.

beware of off-list emails that praise and flatter, or seem to evoke sympathy. If you feel yourself beginning to like someone, ask first: how much do I know about them from real life sources?

if you do get involved with anyone via the internet, seek out verifiable data. Real people will provide information about themselves that is open-ended and leads to a myriad of sources which enable you to verify their genuine status.

if you are concerned by email list/group postings, write to the listmaster about it.

listmasters can also make their lists restricted, and conduct a security analysis of each list application before allowing them to subscribe. This is probably easier to do in areas that have professional associations or qualifications.
We have more detailed information on our page on troll tactics. This page provides more information to help you recognise the different types, and tactics you can use to avoid the problems they create.

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