__/ On Monday 29 August 2005 01:47, [Chris F.A. Johnson] wrote : \__
> On 2005-08-28, Noah Roberts wrote:
>> What is really neat is that these FUD posts get more attention than
>> help requests. Nobody ever did respond to my problem, but the trolls
>> get replied to every time.
> It requires no special knowledge to rebut a troll -- anyone can do
> When a request for help gets no response, there can be several
> reasons (and I'm not accusing you of any one in particular), e.g.:
> # Not enough information given in the post. Usually, though,
> this will elicit a request for more information
> # Nobody knows the answer
> # You're a troll, and all the knowledgeable people have you
Ideally this would be so, but there are always newbies and so-called
'political' people who cannot resist the temptation to defend themselves
when a troll hits. Admittedly, I too took part in the first couple of
flatfish discussion which hit the Linux groups (I am subscribed to about 7)
this August. I quickly learned to master the 'I' shortcut in KNode.
Perhaps the trolls decided that their only way to weaken us is to waste our
time, diverting our attention from sourceforge and mutual assistance.
Unfortunately, when threads mushroom, we simply let them /win/.