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Forum trolls

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dayvo, 28 Aug 2007.

  1. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    With just under a thousand members (plus still a lot of lurkers) there does seem to be a distinct lack of trolls here.
    Now some, not the former C+ gang, won't be too familiar with the spoutings of a certain bonj!
    To be fair to him, he's not a troll; more like the forum equivalent of the village idiot, in the mould of John Mills in Ryan's Daughter.
    And I'm sure he's a very competent cyclist; once he ditches the stabilisers he'll be up for his Cycling Proficiency Award!
    When they drop, he'll probably turn into a decent human adult!

    If I ever meet him, I'll be happy to buy him a drink of his choice! ;)
     
  2. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    This is not a fertile environment for trolls as there is a shortage of the more excitable types who respond to trolls. Trolls are commonest where they provoke a reaction. If all they get is to be ignored, or "Sod off troll," then they don't bother.
     
  3. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    tbh I don't really recall any trolls on C+ either. Mainly because I only occasionally pasted in Soapbox. If anything there it was the "regulars" who had the best (!) slogging matches.

    I do recall some imbecile in begineers - but he (almost certainly a he) came across as stupid, rather than argumentative...... name escapes me.....
    (but hasn't shown up here!!)
     
  4. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    No visible trolls, for much the reasons that Patrick stated. Also, as a small private forum it's much harder for a troll to get away with it. Mind you, I'm damn sure we're being watched by the usual suspects....
     
  5. robgul

    robgul Guru

    .... but still a lot of gratuitous posts from a few people that, in my view, undermine the value of the forum (mind you there's a few on acf that have to comment on EVERY thread, however inane or pathetic their response may be)

    BTW Chuffy - thought of you yesterday - I rode to the Gliding Club and recalled your trike riding escapade a couple of years ago ;):biggrin:

    Rob
     
  6. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I would never tire of calling stonecastle a twat.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Indeed, but he was entertaining! ;)
     
  8. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Perhaps we should set up a thread 'What Stonecastle would say'...In fact I'm going to do that now!
     
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    I never really got involved with any Stonecastle posts, but what few I read were not in my entertaining bracket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    Good old stonecastle...I remember him...didn't he get banned in the end for going on about what a brilliant idea gaybashing was?
     
  11. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Wait till the Scottoiler people discover us.
     
  12. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Can anyone list a few of the old C+ trolls? I find it difficult to distinguish between trolls and some of those who post in Soapbox and commuting.
     
  13. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Can't you use your spidey sense instead? Lazy Bugger!
     
  14. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    And who can forget the soap opera-esque life of HWK.....where is he these days?
     
  15. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Bike Radar I think. He went on a Bosman.