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Re: Troll-Free COLA Stats: Saturday the 1st of November, 2008.

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____/ Mark Kent on Wednesday 05 November 2008 09:47 : \____

> High Plains Thumper <highplainsthumper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Homer wrote:
>>> Verily I say unto thee, that High Plains Thumper spake thusly:
>>>> Homer wrote:
>>>>> [1]: Certain off-charter, abusive, anti-Linux or
>>>>> pro-Microsoft threads will be dropped, depending on their
>>>>> severity, and hence not included in the stats, which are
>>>>> provided by me as a measure of advocacy, not as a means of
>>>>> spreading the Trolls' lies and malice even further.
>>>> Just think Homer, if we had a
>>>> comp.os.linux.advocacy.moderated group, you would not have
>>>> to produce t[r]oll free stats.  The trolls would be
>>>> moderated out.   :-)
>>> I'm not naive enough to think that a group like COLA[M] won't
>>> attract Trolls, especially given Microsoft's documented
>>> intentions in that regard ("Evangelism is War!"). And as
>>> others have pointed out COLA is more like a bar than some
>>> private club ("Is this the right room for an argument?"),
>>> which serves as a honey pot to attract all the kooks and
>>> shills that would otherwise infest other Linux groups.
>>> That doesn't mean I have to read any of their putrid garbage
>>> tho', and it certainly doesn't mean I have to propagate it in
>>> the stats.
>>> As I've said before, I would no more consider including the
>>> Trolls crap in the stats than any other spam. It's not
>>> advocacy. Period.
>> Homer, of course it isn't.  However, I have seen enough of:
>> http://www.faqs.org/faqs/linux/advocacy/faq-and-primer/
>> [quote]
>> 7.1 Disinformation
> <snip>
> The argument that cola protects the rest of the internet is fine in
> principle, but quite clearly, it doesn't work.  Take a look at digg,
> slashdot, linux today, etc. etc.  They're all infested with the same
> trolls which operate here, or variations thereof.
> We're dealing here with people with no morals, sociopathic people.
> Erik, Timmy, Bill Weisg, Gary Stewart etc. etc. have never had any
> intention of abiding by this group's charter and/or FAQ.  This is what
> sociopaths do...  they will do this whether cola exists or not, because
> it's in their nature to be so.

If they get ejected from COLA, they'll harass other sites/forums (they already
do this). Wasn't COLA created to keep those creatures away from technical NGs?

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