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    Dealing with griefers

    Following a rather long chain, and almost forgotten, chain of hyperlinks, I found this paper on resolving conflicts online, and this interview with John Suler on "griefers"; griefers seem to be those that cause grief, which we usually call trolls down here in blogistan.
    The answer to the problem is common sense: try to avoid them by technical means, try to reach their conscience by talking to them, don't pay attention, and, if everything else fails, ban them. No big deal, but it's good to hear it from a seeminglingy knowledgeable source:
    Ludlow: Are there general rules of thumb for managing griefers? Is there anything that can be done with respect to game mechanics?

    Suler: As a very general rule, if you ignore griefers and trouble-makers, they tend to go away.

    In a word: don't feed the troll.

    2004-01-12 01:55 | 2 Comment(s) | Filed in

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    De: mini-d Fecha: 2004-01-12 18:32

    I wish God could hear you, but I should deal with "trolls" everydays, many trolls classifications, ignorance just contributes to disorder, wich I really don't like to see it, so I erase.

    Banning is not a good solution, at least I saw it's not possible.

    I wish something like Barrapunto's Karma or Epinions Web of Trust.

    De: JJ Fecha: 2004-01-12 18:39

    Karma is OK, but it doesn't avoid trolls, just sweeps them under the carpet.
    Still, I think that making trolls starve is the best strategy.

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