__/ [Randy] on Thursday 01 September 2005 16:01 \__
> Thomas J. Andrews wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> 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/.
>> A large part of the problem is that there are two types of trolls
>> infesting this newsgroup. There are Windows-trolls, and there are
>> Linux-trolls. They go at each other and draw some of the rest of us in.
>> Too bad they can't stick to the advocacy groups and fight it out among
> Here here!
They are proud of it too, evidently. I struggle in keeping good track of
different Linux-related NG's which I am subscribed to, but the issue of
trolls has been raised in most of them recently (putting aside the inactive
There is a 'troll spree', which as you said, comprises self-destructive
Linux users/newbies (e.g. "my school does not accept Linux" or "Linux is
too hard" or "Linux groups are pretentious") and then you have the Windows
trolls. I learned that it's better to ignore both and stick to what truly
drives us forward.
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