quote name='Sprowl's Shattered Psyche' date='Sep 17 2007, 07:23 PM' post='1058960'
complete with four -- count 'em, 4 -- Yankee Trolls haunting our thread.
I don't usually post in the game threads, but something needs to be done about Yankee trolls and any Chicken Littles. Plus, I'm enjoying The Office I am unoriginal and unfunny. Please put me out of my misery, (much better than the fratboy scantily clad women I am unoriginal and unfunny. Please put me out of my misery which happens way too often.)
Win today. That is all.
The addition of the lovely PN23 to our fine sandbox is nothing compared to all of the MFY trolls that, as you have pointed out, will be settling into our play area in the remaining weeks. Now, I am all for having MFY fans on here. Most are good, civil, intelligent, reasonable posters who know they are outnumbered. But there will be others. Oh yes, there will be others. I am too docile to be in the gang but I will offer financial assistance (aka blood money) to get it going. I'm thinking you all need the usual weapons, chicks and bling bling?
I dunno, but the ascension of Foulkey's avatar should inspire us to do battle for the honor of the Sandbox. This is just spitballing, but what better to do with six hours before game time? God forbid that I should go to the Office.
First we need to identify Yankee Trolls and Chicken Littles, then we need to apply strategies appropriate to each. CLs can sometimes be helped -- after all, they are lurkers in distress. We talk them off the ledge (mention 2004 in every post, along with Jacoby Ellsbury). If that doesn't work, label the CL as such. I think a CL should have to file 3 sincere, snark-free pollyanna posts before being restored to good standing.
YTs are different. First we need tactics, then weaponry, then the skill and determination to use them. How about:
First, nominate the troll as a YT in the game thread (an individual lurker has to start this off).
If 3 other lurkers in good standing second the nomination (everybody will have to decide what good standing is for himself), it's time for the Mass Ignore
. Multiple lurkers should promptly Ignore the troll (the Ignore feature is in SoSHControls, third under the Options list at the bottom of the page). To be most effective, it's important to tell the thread that the troll has been added to your pink list.
I haven't Ignored PN23 yet. His meds might still kick in.