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Ladies and gentlemen, stay civil.

On 2010-09-20 4:10 PM, "bb" <> wrote:

Am 20.09.2010 18:21, schrieb David Kastrup:

> bb <> writes:
>> I use a lot of different scripting languages (_javascript_, Pyth...


How can troll posts be recognised?
   * Pedantic in the Extreme - Many trolls' preparation is so thorough,
that while they waste time, they appear so ludicrous from the start that
they elicit sympathetic mail - the danger is that once the group takes
sides, the damage is done.
   * False Identity - Because they are cowards, trolls virtually never
write over their own name, and often reveal their trolliness (and lack
of imagination) in the chosen ID. As so many folk these days use false
ID, this is not a strong indicator on its own!
   * Off-topic posting - Often genuine errors, but, if from an
'outsider' they deserve matter-of-fact response; if genuine, a brief
apposite response is simply netiquette; if it's a troll post, you have
denied it its reward.
   * Repetition of a question or statement is either a troll - or a
pedant; either way, treatment as a troll is effective.
   * Missing The Point - Trolls rarely answer a direct question - they
cannot, if asked to justify their twaddle - so they develop a fine line
in missing the point.
   * Thick or Sad - Trolls are usually sad, lonely folk, with few
social skills; they rarely make what most people would consider
intelligent conversation. However, they frequently have an obsession
with their IQ and feel the need to tell everyone. This is so frequent,
that it is diagnostic! Somewhere on the web there must be an
Intelligence Test for Trolls - rigged to always say "above 150"

Your Mail adress has absolutely nothing t do with the

Do you have some problems? Do not await help in the Web.

I argue that you are one of the many frustrated ossis in germany missing
the nice comunism behind the homely antisfashistic wall?

Regards BB