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Old April 20th, 2007, 08:53 PM
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Why is it that every once in awhile, you get someone new to the boards, and they seem to follow you around, complaining, or making snide comments about something you have said. It doesn't matter what the subject. There is one on the boards now, who if you look at their pass postings, it is all controversial, or appears to pick a fight. Is this some kind of game people play?

Did they mean to go to another web site, but took a wrong turn, and ended up here. Did they miss being appointed to the debate team in
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Does their life suck, and wish they had company?
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Does their life suck, and wish they had company?
That's it! Most of us know the "Cruise Gripes" regular posters and don't think a thing about their new "gripes", but when someone is "stalking" all your posts, that's very different!

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Maybe it is one of those "Unpleaseable People"...you know misery loves company...."If I'm not happy, no one should be happy" kind of thinking. Just ignore them, maybe they will go away...
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A troll huh? :o Maybe we need to get one of the kind heroes from yesteryear to come forth and do battle for us. They need to get a life. I feel your pain, Luanne, I have one also.
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I've found some real nastiness of late on these boards.
I don't come here much anymore.

I wouldn't say someone is a "troll" just because he/she seems to pick on some people. I'd call the person an Internet bully. Some people like to go on message boards and try to impress people with their vast knowledge.
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Wow!! Hey Fruitcake, I was thinking of you this morning and was going to post whether anyone had seen you lately. Good to see you.
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WOW!

I didn't think anyone would notice! Well, maybe DBG would.

I needed a time out. The tenor of some of the posts was starting to get to me.

How are things in the Lone Star State? I see there was a shooting at a complex near the Galleria. It was on CNN today.
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MEHAWK Lets get the viking hero BEOWULF to take care of the troll like he did with the troll Grendel.
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Fruitcake, things in Houston have been hectic... that Galleria area shooting, the NASA shooting, just one of those time periods. Glad to see you back though.
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If I were you, I'd grab me a carton of Blue Bell ice cream and a spoon ...


That's right, the NASA shooting was down there too.
Seems like a lot going on in your neck of the woods.


As far as trolls ... I think one of the best things to do is to ignore them!
They crave attention and try every trick in the book to get it.
When they're ignored, they grow bored.
I know, hard to do when they are stirring the pot.
We all have our limits on what we're willing to tolerate.
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Wow!! Hey Fruitcake, I was thinking of you this morning and was going to post whether anyone had seen you lately. Good to see you.
Well, I might be disappearing again.
Seems a lot of bullying going on in the "styles on board" section of this board.
I'm sure you don't tend to go over there, but you should take a peek.
It's enlightening.
And very, very frustrating.
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the ones who get me mad are the vast knowledge ones who read your post then check for spelling mistake sorry if i'm perfect
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Lu, makes a good point and for me I now say "whatever". I dont get stressed or feel the need to argue every point anymore.

Actually thats not quite true, I will still have my say.... and if I dont like the reply, it does not bother me. Why, because I posted within CM rules and you are a stranger, I dont know you or understand you or your values in life as a basis of how to treat you as a person...so I react to your words.

But some do tend to "stalk" no matter what you say, and go for it (especially if you upset them).... They are just looking for a reaction 8) and a get back at you.

Key thing is dont react to them, unless you feel it can drive the debate without you having a stroke or a heart attack because of it. I'm learning 8)

Dont take it personal, its only strangers meeting on the common understanding that we express opinion "on the internet" on a common subject.
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the ones who get me mad are the vast knowledge ones who read your post then check for spelling mistake sorry if i'm perfect
This drives me nuts, too! If people post their opinion spelling (or even syntax) shouldn't count !

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Actually thats not quite true, I will still have my say.... and if I dont like the reply, it does not bother me. Why, because I posted within CM rules and you are a stranger, I dont know you or understand you or your values in life as a basis of how to treat you as a person...so I react to your words.
While I agree with you to an extent, you (and I) have been here long enough that we "know" most people who post and that what they say and what they mean can be different things !
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You forgot the period at the end of the sentence.
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Fern agreed, sometimes its more dangerous having a chat with people you "think you know".

And based on that "knowing" experience of the person, words, tone, and attitude, then you have a reasonable "idea" of them as a person, and that there is an "appreciation" of each other when "talking".

But not in the scenario Lu presented, which is real, especially if you comment on subjects or are seen as outspoken. You are a target.

But, lets remember again, that at some time on here we were all "newbies" and maybe a bit feisty, so comment accordingly in reply.

The good ones will play the game and come back, and those playing another game will soon get bored and maybe disappear, if not be prepared to argue your point…..in a nice way.

There is no doubt that the longer you hang about here you pick up "friends" or like minded people, but at the same time people you do not always see eye to eye with, but hey thats life

And even more important for me, its opinion and hopefully not always the same. HOW BORING WOULD THAT BE
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........There is no doubt that the longer you hang about here you pick up "friends" or like minded people, but at the same time people you do not always see eye to eye with, but hey thats life

And even more important for me, its opinion and hopefully not always the same. HOW BORING WOULD THAT BE
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Do I know you Darlene .....

How dare you say I have mellowed, that's slander and I could report it

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I agree with ready, Your posts now have me shaking my head in agreement with you! ( sometimes) All said and done I do enjoy reading your posts!
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Why is it that every once in awhile, you get someone new to the boards, and they seem to follow you around, complaining, or making snide comments about something you have said. It doesn't matter what the subject. There is one on the boards now, who if you look at their pass postings, it is all controversial, or appears to pick a fight. Is this some kind of game people play?

Did they mean to go to another web site, but took a wrong turn, and ended up here. Did they miss being appointed to the debate team in
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Does their life suck, and wish they had company?
Hey folks. I am new here but I want to add something.

There is another huge board, that is a mess right now. People have been leaving in droves or come for a few posts, get attacked, never to be seen from again. There visit count is way down. I used to visit this board but the fighting got to be too much. The powers that be over there are trying some of everything to stem the bleed of members/visitors. It has gotten so bad that threads are pulled so often that good useful information is routinely lost because the fighters use any popular thread to launch fights and arguments. Word gets around that this and one other board are both decent size, plenty of info and laughs but with a much more mellow demeanor.

Now with that in mind, understand that some of the firestarters at that other board will come on here to try to stir up trouble and to create the same hostile environment that exist on the aforementioned giant board.

Be mindful of this when you see someone with a very low post count who seems to stalk or stir up disagreement at every opportunity. It is not an accident.

Just wanted to add that. I enjoy this board and so far even the disagreements are either mutually nullifed and shortlived or seem to be relatively good natured and funny. I hope it continues like this.

Someone else gave the best advice, don't feed into it no matter what.

Keep it fun if at all possible.

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IBCruzzin; very good advice if you come across a troll, flamer or hit & run poster; the best thing is silence; as they will be looking elsewhere for a reaction. (I used to post elsewhere and agree that it got to be too mean, a person couldn't post even a small negative without getting pounced on and then you couldn't find an answer as you had to scroll through pages of argument)
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God, I'm getting fed up asking this , as the house hermit of Gripes, who lives here.....will someone please send me a PM with a clue as to "this site". I have no idea what you are talking about.

Maybe I could go there and be a troll........mmmm.

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Just for the record, I don't think these people I have in mind, are trolls. I just think they get off on causing trouble.
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"There is another huge board, that is a mess right now. People have been leaving in droves or come for a few posts, get attacked, never to be seen from again."

Yep, IBCruisen, I just publicaly "resigned" from it the other day. After reading a lengthy thread with many, many insults being slung back and forth, all over an OP asking a question,I posted a message and told them "adios" and why. It wasn't very long until I got flamed myself....lol. I hope this message board will be better.


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"There is another huge board, that is a mess right now. People have been leaving in droves or come for a few posts, get attacked, never to be seen from again."

Yep, IBCruisen, I just publicaly "resigned" from it the other day. After reading a lengthy thread with many, many insults being slung back and forth, all over an OP asking a question,I posted a message and told them "adios" and why. It wasn't very long until I got flamed myself....lol. I hope this message board will be better.


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"There is another huge board, that is a mess right now. People have been leaving in droves or come for a few posts, get attacked, never to be seen from again."

Yep, IBCruisen, I just publicaly "resigned" from it the other day. After reading a lengthy thread with many, many insults being slung back and forth, all over an OP asking a question,I posted a message and told them "adios" and why. It wasn't very long until I got flamed myself....lol. I hope this message board will be better.


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Yes, I also officially resigned from this board also(we all know the one we are talking about). I had the mgr of the board remove all traces of any personal info (name, email, etc.). I won't go back. I don't have conflicts in the real world. I can't imagine having conflicts in cyberspace. It is not why I come to these forum boards. However, I suspect that the same people that general go through life invisible and insignificant to the rest of the world are the type of people that become bigger than life on the web. It is their chance to be the High School Cheerleader or Star Quarterback a.k.a. a leader and part of the "popular crowd". They therefore must guard their fiefdom fiercely lest they be dethroned.

So far this board and one other smaller one are very good. I have gotten more info and good useful advice from here than I did in years on the other board. The fights just clog up the works.

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That was very well said. There is no reason for there to be problems on any board. We are, after all here to share our experiences, give advice, and for the most part, have fun.
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Thanks msblackjack for the very nice welcome and hope you have a wonderful upcoming cruise!

Very well put, IBCruizan.....I think this board is going to be the way a message board should be, ppl seem to get along so much better here. Let's hope the troublemakers from "the other" one don't flock here...

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