Your View of Forum Trolls

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TeamPlayer

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Forum trolls are almost a way of life (some say unfortunately).

That being the case, what do you think should be done with trolls, whether you are a forum user, or a forum Admin?

Courtesy of Wikipedia, a troll is defined as -

An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the intention of provoking other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_%28Internet%29#cite_note-1
 

darkstar_tfd

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Till a point I think they are very useful because you get chances of generating a buzz around something very fast with their help.

Of course there are negative examples, yet marketing means also negative aspects...
 

odls

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Some just do it to gain attention I reckon. I don't like it when they repeat the same thing over and over again to cause trouble.
 
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