Who can we Trust?

  • z1000000
  • 16/10/08 31/05/09
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Posted: Tue, 21/10/2008 - 09:21

Does anyone know about internet security?

It’s worried me for a while that anyone could register and post comments here.
There’s one thread on this site that is probably written by a student or a school kid doing a project, or just some one sad and lonely looking for friends. People have been asked not to comment, but still they do.

More worryingly, I’m sure the IOM leaders and the UK and Icelandic government have massive PR budgets or departments. Others may also want to cause mischief.
As we are such a small community, it wouldn’t take much for a few spies/spinners and PR experts to really mess up this site.

So does anyone know how to protect this site from these types of time wasters/trouble makers?

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'Trolls' in the Forum

  • Lucky Jim
  • 13/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Tue, 21/10/2008 - 09:59

Yes, there are / have been trolls in the Forum.
A 'troll' post is a deliberate mischievous attempt to lure readers into responding by using subtle, but controversial language. A troll post may be crafted as intentionally incorrect in order to bait the emotions of readers.

This is why forums need moderators (editors), not to kill free-speech but to recognise 'trolling' & cut it out.

Any post in this Forum that does not contribute to the mission of the Forum (ie: getting our money back) ought to be cut. People who sign up to troll should be quickly identified & banned.


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  • Thor Halland
  • 10/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Tue, 21/10/2008 - 11:51

that troll "louise" is a case in point. she beat me because I was 'trolled' and got very upset.

We really should just ignore and swiftly delete and ban these people.