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ON: What's the deal with all the fake / troll accounts?

Posted 02-16-2022 at 02:11 PM by Blondebaerde

Originally Posted by modest View Post
I've noticed an uptick in the last few months. It's always someone with a month or two old account, less than 100 comments, posting the most trivial, controversial, and provocative thread topics. Sometimes I'll happen across their screen name some weeks or months later and they'll show as "Not a member". I assume this means they left the forum or were removed?

I don't know where to discuss, but always enjoy the commentor's opinions who frequent this sub.
If ever a post needed blogging vs. reply, here it is.

Will only remark thus: Since I like it (here) and there are rules (here) my choice is...to stay. In generalities:

One post wonders are annoying to me. Tough luck for me.

Every group of vast numbers of individuals will attract the disturbed. We all knows this, being on the Internet and probably in other venues too. Some are more naturally diplomatic than others, a few unhinged. End of story.

I personally report obvious spammers but otherwise just leave if something seems too annoying or contentious. Yes it can be disruptive to interesting topics. Some remarks seem right off the rails to me but are actually just a very different viewpoint due to (fill in reason).

So ends the lesson: communities have cultural norms. They can bend but cannot break.
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