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[Suggestion] Dealing with notoriety

Submitted by tnstaec in meta (edited )

We've gone thru a few cycles of Raddle gaining attention. It's a double-edged sword. Each time there's a lot of folks genuinely interested in the site, but also a lot of right-wing trolls. We've weathered each storm so far, but I have to wonder how many people have been turned off by the trolling and the meta discussion about trolls. Instead, PM anyone with banning ability to notify them.

In addition to any hard-coded ways that may be developed, I suggest we not create posts about specific troll accts to be banned. Trolls feed off attention, so if they see that their posts are unremarked upon prior to deletion they will grow bored more quickly. Also it's less likely to turn off potential new users.

Also, "keep calm and carry on". I've been posting a lot of the regular sort of content we tend to see here. As the upvotes have rolled in /subscribed has mostly returned to normal, and /all is slowly catching up.

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Defasher wrote (edited )

I think it's a bad idea to respond the the trolls because of how raddle's ranking system works.

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tnstaec wrote

I guess I'd say it depends. For someone who's clear just fishing for triggerz, certainly not. But some of the new users are posting some of the basic non-@/ non-lefty talking points. In these cases it's not so clear their intentions. Maybe genuinely curious, maybe concern trolling. As long as they're civil and you're not bored to tears by their questions, I don't see much harm in humoring them.

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ziq wrote

turned off by the trolling and the meta discussion about trolls

That's why meta isn't a featured sub, hopefully people that don't want to see bug and spam reports just don't subscribe there.

suggest we not create posts about specific troll accts to be banned.

agreed, just message me on matrix.

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rapper wrote

I get you dont want right wing MAGA idiots but if you feel offended by a joke just down vote.