As most of you know I started TCUnation on January 20, 2009 and now we have over 14,000 members. 99% of you are great members and have great contributions to the site or hopefully find TCUnation informative or a place to meet people with similar ideas.
Obviously with so many members there will be a few bad apples trying to disrupt the site. Typically this is labeled a "troll" and assumed to be a "non-conservative" trying to stir up trouble. Note I said trouble as healthy debate is encouraged.
So what do you do about these so-called trolls?
Well I can ban them right? Sure but they will just return with another fake account. In the words of one who emailed me; "F*** You A**h***! Ban me, I'll just sign up again".
What about the moderators? Well they have a tough job and have their hands full. Sure they can engage in warnings and delete posts but that also is pretty futile.
So far I've been threatened by trolls, cussed out, and supposedly turned in to the FBI. I doubt the latter as most of them are so low on the totem poll I doubt anyone would listen.
So think about what a "troll" really is:
1. Someone too scared or insecure to post any information about themselves.
2. They sit in front of their computer all day waiting to prey on someone.
3. They cannot think for themselves, just use talking points rather than intelligent debate.
4. Probably too uninformed to contribute to sites that "think like them"
5. Someone seeking attention
6. No original or individual thought. Rather than think all they can do is attack others.
In the words of Mark Levin they are a "drone".
Trolls are not just on TCUnation they are everywhere. It's the way the left works. Just look at the town hall meetings where they have to bus "trolls" in with pre-made signs to try to drown out the American people.
I will say that a "troll" does not mean a liberal or person with left views. They are certainly welcome to engage appropriatley on TCUnation.
So as we move forward I will work to keep TCUnation enjoyable for you Great American Patriots. Trolls will come and go. Some may get banned and most all will be ignored.
I hope you will work with moderators, as their job is tough, and when you come across a "troll" just chalk it up to another insecure drone seeking attention.
Yes Earl, they are really not a problem at all... we know why we are here and what we want for this country, they have no chance of stopping or even slowing us down! Keep up the pressure and the good work!!
Earl, While I have never encountered a troll on any of my 40+ pages and 4 groups,
they couldn't possibly be more annoying than the king of trolls currently
occupying MY White House.
After all we all have the 'delete' feature on our computers.
maybe this will better help in explaing TROLLS, to me they and SOCIALIST LIBERALS are one in the same.
this is from the Bible, and i do believe God KNOWS BEST.
in ECCLESIASTES CHAT 10-V-2 IT SAYS.
THE HEART OF THE WISE INCLINES TO THE [RIGHT] BUT THE HEART OF THE LEFT TO THE [FOOL]
so id say this pretty much supports WHO these people are FOOLISH TROLLS.
Earl....The best thing that everyone here can do is simply IGNORE them. It really ticks them off, but eventually they leave. I was posting on another political board....it was well known & busy. We had a lot of trolls there & once we got our regular people to ignore them, things did get better.
I have joined a lot of the boards & blogs you have listed here.....I want to be well informed!! I want plenty of ammunition to use against this administration.
I really hope no one forgets all the crap that has been going on, when it comes time to vote. I am one of those that would like to clean house & start over new & clean.
This 912 project is not just about healthcare or insurance.....it's about a socialist dictator trying to take over our country. If this government gets it's public or gov't run plan, they will also have access to our financial information & will be able to access our bank accounts. I haven't heard anyone mention this at any of the townhall meetings.
We need to push our government back.....way back & it needs to get really small. If they need money to pay our debt, let them do away with all the social programs they are funding.
I am not a party person....I am a conservative, I vote for the person who I feel has my best interest at heart, & what is best for our great nation. Now I better shut up.....I'm splatting all over your troll thread!!!LOL
The greatest thing that has taken place is that the silent majority has finally become "verbal". We have sat by too long and let them(liberals) try to take our religious freedoms and our right to speech and most recently, the right to raise "our" voices at Town Hall Meetings. Freedom is not free and nobody's going to walk in and steal it from us without a fight!
Thank you for starting THIS GREAT SITE. i AM SORRY i HAVE NOT HAD MUCH TIME TO CONTRIBUTE. OBSCENE LANGUAGE IS NOT NECESSARY NOR IS IT POLITE, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE, CAN'T WE BE CIVILIZED?
WE MUST BE UNITED OR WE WILL FALL. WE MUST BEHAVE BETTER THAN THE RADICALS AND USE OUR SMARTS, WE ALL KNOW THEY ARE CREATING A LANGUAGE OF CODES TO FOOL US WITH THEIR LIES. WE NEED FOR EVERY CONGRESSMAN READ THE CONSTITUTION BECAUSE I BELIEVE THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT IT SAYS.
I agree. But I believe banning IPs has to be sanctioned by Ning.com first. We had serious problems with trolls and other (lefty-liberal) disrupters on teamsarah.org (another site hosted by Ning) last Christmas. The teamsarah.org owner worked something out with Ning and most of the troll problems stopped. I would suggest to Earl contact Ning.com and discuss the problem with them.