Both make interesting reading… Some quotes :-
[quote]They didn’t know about trolling and I think that would have helped them act more actively. Half the people said ignore him because they figured out he was getting off on the attention. But there were always newcomers or someone else who would take the bait.
There was another group that said we should just ban him. Then they had the whole discussion about banning him. Finally, the webmistress took matters into her own hands and did ban him. In the process they devised guidelines on how to deal with disruptive people.[/quote]
I know there are rules against trolling but are there guildlines for mods to identify the seriously disruptive variety of troll?
It seems that in Hatch’s case he was not identified as a troll which ultimately lead to the delay in dealing with him. Maybe, there’s enough information here to help mods identify and thus quickly deal with trolling posters like Hatch in the future.
The intention of this thread is NOT to discuss Hatch and how his recent behaviour can be classified. I’m trying to encourage some discussion on how trolls can be identified and subsequently dealt with…
I hope this hasn’t been done before. I really did do a search… :s
(Not sure if this is the best forum for this, so mods please move/flounder if need be)