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Re: Killfile the Trolls !

Tony(UK) wrote:

> On Sun, 26 Apr 2009 17:24:14 +1000, Terry Porter wrote:
>> The trolls are especially desperate to be heard at the moment, and are
>> subtly changing their nyms to try and get out of killfiles.
>> If there is one thing a troll loathes and hates worst of all, it's being
>> killfiled.
>> You can abuse them, torment them, say anything you like and they love
>> it, because a response of *any* kind is what they crave.
>> This kind of behavior may not make sense to you, and that's probably
>> best, because it indicates you are probably well balanced, have a real
>> life with real friends and family, and real goals.
>> In other words, *you* have a life.
>> Trolls don't have a life, which is why they spend all their time
>> trolling.
>> If you really want to hurt the trolls, killfile them, it's the cruelest
>> cut of all!
> You are absolutely right Terry - I've never killfiled anyone until I
> subscribed to this newsgroup! I'm only seeing their posts today because I
> upgraded yesterday. I've addressed them all (for now).
> The trolls do not get it - they spout on about how [insert distro here]
> has fatal flaws, but can't understand that no-one posts to a distro's
> forum *unless* they have a problem or need information.
> The number of people asking for help with a new distribution is in direct
> relationship to the huge numbers of people who are running it.
> Attention trolls - actual true experience coming:
> My neighbour (a MSCE) came over my house last night and took a live CD
> away with him as his PC was overheating (CPU running at 100% all the time
> and hard drive thrashing - I have no idea why he did this though). He
> came back later and quite grudgingly admitted that he liked the idea of a
> live CD and wish they (his 'masters') would do similar. He tracked the
> problem to malware, embarrassingly enough for him.
> He had not seen the new Ubuntu, so used it on my machine for just over an
> hour. He has taken a CD away with him. He admitted he had to rebuild his
> machine as he couldn't get rid of the problem (?!). Whether he will set
> it up to duel-boot or not, I'll find out later on today. I can't see him
> just running Ubuntu!
> Tony(UK)

I hope it was Ubuntu 9.04 because that's darn good!

I've been using Linux full time on the desktop since August 1997, and over
the years, I have seen many hilarious Window user responses to Linux.

I once showed the Compiz-Fusion cube to a devout Windows user, he just stood
there mouth wide open, eyes glazed over, brain unable to take it all in.

He was *dumbfounded* !!!

Another time, a Windows using relative stayed over on business, and tried to
use his Windows lappie, but it was so loaded with his firms security stuff,
he couldn't talk to his work from my internal network.
So he asked if I had a pc he could use, and I pointed him to a spare Linux
box that had Firefox up and ready to go.

He sat down and started typing away and doing stuff, no problem, while I
watched out the corner of my eye to see when he would realise it wasnt

About 10 minutes later he suddenly jumped back like a rattlesnake bit him
and exclaimed loudly "this isn't Windows!!!!!"

After that, he couldn't seem to use the pc any more (just browsing) and
declared the machine was no use to him.

That's when I realised that if someone is using Windows already, Microsoft
probably already owns their heart and soul.

If we wish to reduce our ignorance, there are people we will
indeed listen to.  Trolls are not among those people, as trolls, more or
less by definition, *promote* ignorance.
          Kelsey Bjarnason, C.O.L.A. 2008

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