Baron: Why let a troll moderate your boards?

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Rearden Metal, Feb 19, 2006.

ZZTroll is now an ET moderator by proxy. Let this stand?

  1. Yes. Trolls make great moderators.

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  2. Suspend Ztroll/resinate's moderator privileges immediately.

    14 vote(s)
  3. Moderator? ZTroll shouldn't even be allowed to POST on ET.

    16 vote(s)
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  1. As most everyone here already knows, the creature by the name of ZZZzzzzzzz has only one purpose in life: Writing whatever it takes to annoy the shit out of ET members. 17 posts per day, all devoted to generate the maximum possible amount of frustration, anger and grief in the creature's victims.

    But this thread isn't about ZTroll. It's about the creature's sidekick and guardian angel: <b>resinate</b>. In order to cause the maximum possible amount of cyber pestilence, ZTroll has somehow convinced resinate to delete any and all chit chat posts the troll would like gone. <b>ZZZzzzzzzz is now the de facto moderator of chit chat.</b>

    <b>Whether or not resinate has given his (moderator) login password to the troll is a moot point. ZTroll now controls the entire content of chit chat by proxy, if not directly. Resinate makes a habit of frequently aiding and abetting a known troll- and is therefore a troll himself, unfit to moderate any internet message board.</b>

    This probably isn't necessary, but anyone who needs to be convinced that LoZZZer's one and only purpose here is make a pest of itself need only understand the common troll tactic of <b>
    winning by losing.</b> While the victim is trying to put forward solid and convincing facts to prove his position, the troll's only goal is to infuriate its prey. The troll takes (what it knows to be) a badly flawed, wholly illogical argument, and then vigorously defends it while mocking and insulting its prey. The troll looks like a complete idiot, but this is all part of the plan. The victim becomes noticeably angry by trying to repeatedly explain the flaws of the troll's argument. Provoking this anger was the troll's one and only goal from the very beginning.

    Before I understood the inner workings of the troll mind, I was prey. (First three pages of this thread) ----->

    Literally thousands of other examples can be presented by dozens of different ET members, if need be.

    <b>Bottom line, Baron: An arch-troll is now moderating one of your message board topics. You can let this continue, or you can revoke moderator privileges from resinate <b>immediately</b>. Resinate has done the troll's bidding on countless occasions, and is beyond salvaging. If you insist on allowing the Arch- Troll zzz to pollute your boards, at least quit allowing the creature to moderate by proxy. Thank you.</B>
  2. Rearden,
    Have to very much disagree. Look at chitchat and the threads and have a thought for what it takes to moderate it.
    Many members don't like ZZZ and write nasty posts about him, if res. does give any weight to ZZZ (not saying he does) it would only be to give a slight counterbalance.

    We have it made on ET chat, must be one of the best political chatrooms on the web. And because we have leftwingers and rightwingers and everyone in between it all works.

    Not saying resinate is perfect but who could be.:)
  3. nitro


    Do we also have people that want the TRUTH and can handle it?

  4. Of course (that would be me).:D
  5. Poetic License of the "Outer Limits" Opening:

    Opening Narration: "There is nothing wrong with your Chit Chat Forum. Do not attempt to adjust the ET membership. We are controlling what is posted. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the rest of your life sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your Chit Chat Forum. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The ZZZzzzzzzz Limits."

    Yes RM, I am in complete control of the Chit Chat thread, and you are not.

    Kind of makes you crazy, doesn't it? Not having control is a bitch. It can make some people so crazy that they might even develop some paranoia about what is really going on in Chit Chat.

    Oh....I are immune.

  6. I wonder if there is any record of how many times ZZZzzzzzz has been owned only to be "rescued" of the false accusations and hypocrisy by his little buddy, resinate.
  7. Elitetrader is now a joke forum. Baron is thinking very short term: tolls generate page views which generate revenues for him. So he's turning a blind eye and even indirectly promoting them to mod positions. But in the long-term it's killing the forum - real traders are leaving for other forums. Soon ET advertisers will realize that this forum has degraded into the Yahoo! massage boards and pull out.

    It's a shame that Baron is so shortsighted. I honestly why he's providing a safe haven for trolls and pissing off his long-term members.
  8. Thanks for your latest quality contribution to CC:

  9. Ahhhhhh, what's the matter ? Can't take being outed ?

    Go cut yer pony tail. ya midget.
  10. ZZTroll is now an ET moderator by proxy. Let this stand?
    and some of the worser bigots complaining about it.

    #10     Feb 19, 2006
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