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How do we spot shills and trolls? I always get caught feeding the f'ng troll

 
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How do we spot shills and trolls? I always get caught feeding the f'ng troll
it's a problem... but seriously... how do we know?
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Re: How do we spot shills and trolls? I always get caught feeding the f'ng troll
"If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people." ~Virginia Woolf
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Re: How do we spot shills and trolls? I always get caught feeding the f'ng troll
it's a problem... but seriously... how do we know?
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Generally speaking, shills are paid to disrupt, discredit or derail a thread. They will hang on to a thread like a bull dog and never leave (because it is their job). They often resort to insults and sometimes team up with each other to try to bring a thread down.

Trolls are usually just childish people trying to disrupt a thread for a cheap thrill. Trolls usually don't stick around (no financial incentive to do so) . . . they'll move on to another thread to make more childish comments.
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Re: How do we spot shills and trolls? I always get caught feeding the f'ng troll
what's the worst food for farting?
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Re: How do we spot shills and trolls? I always get caught feeding the f'ng troll
The most effective way to deal with shills and trolls is simply to ignore them.
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Re: How do we spot shills and trolls? I always get caught feeding the f'ng troll
it's a problem... but seriously... how do we know?

Generally speaking, shills are paid to disrupt, discredit or derail a thread. They will hang on to a thread like a bull dog and never leave (because it is their job). They often resort to insults and sometimes team up with each other to try to bring a thread down.

Trolls are usually just childish people trying to disrupt a thread for a cheap thrill. Trolls usually don't stick around (no financial incentive to do so) . . . they'll move on to another thread to make more childish comments.
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Shills traditionally were paid to pose as regular folk and give testimonials and commercials on a given venue... It's come to mean anyone who has a hidden agenda to debunk some particular issue. So they usually - inasmuch as they do exist - will show up to derail organized talk about an issue - like the oil spill. BP might hire folk to break up any negative bloggage about their, er recent mishap.

Trolls are more likely to conduct personal attacks. Once they decide they don't like you they show up on all of your posts regardless of topic, Their goal is to discredit an individual.

In practice many shills and trolls accuse others of being shills and trolls, lol.

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