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  • #1670510

    ☕️coffee addict
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    Is it hard for you to spot a troll?

    #1670561

    ZionGate
    Participant

    coffee,
    Haaah… This one troll-who’s-on-a-roll, is opening a bunch of threads, and I’m sure you noticed.
    Meanwhile he enjoys seeing posters arguing and getting all worked up for his quirky amusement.
    Don’t be surprised if he’s otherwise a sane-sounding , mussar throwing ,and serious-sounding schmoozer as he displays on many threads. I’m sure he’s quite normal looking with no hints of abnormality to the casual onlooker, but boy is there something wrong. Quite frankly, I’m about to tune the CR out altogether.
    He’s going to read this, so here’s a tip for him:
    In your ‘hood, there’s a shrink who specializes in this ailment. He’s on the corner of Ave J & Coney Island Ave, corner apartment house, on the northeast corner.
    Ring 4C.
    Come alone.

    #1670557

    Yserbius123
    Participant

    Nah. They are usually eight to ten feet tall, grey mottled skin, covered in warts, live under a bridge, and constantly say things like “Rachmono litzlon! A REAL frum Yid would never have a smart phone!!!!!!”

    #1670681

    WinnieThePooh
    Participant

    Hey, why not, it gives us something to read other than anti/pro-vaccines or Chabad bashing

    #1670693

    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    Whenever I read a troll post, I imagine that there is a real person who did not write the post, but is in the same situation as the person who wrote it. Then I respond to that person.

    #1670710

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    Ziongate,

    1 it’s not just one (unless he/she has multiple screen names)

    2 who says he/she live in Brooklyn let alone New York

    Winnie,

    True but it gets people upset for no reason

    Ry23,

    Who says that imaginary person likes to read the CR?

    #1670726

    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    Ha ha you fell for my trolling! (T)

    #1670740

    ZionGate
    Participant

    Coffee,
    Yeah, I’m sure there are more than one, and multiple names.
    However, with certain threads I’m betting a crate of long shaitels on Brooklyn, that’s how confident I am.
    I’ll even treat you to a free lunch at your favorite coffee cafe and explain why , though it’s rather simple.

    #1670749

    Gadolhadorah
    Participant

    In accordance with kaballah, a virtual “troll” is a mythical, cave-dwelling CR Poster frequently depicted in folklore as either a giant or a dwarf, typically having a very ugly appearance and capable of seemingly endless expressions of contrarian viewpoints on just about everything. There are some very good anti-troll apps available for downloading at the Itunes store.

    #1670742

    2scents
    Participant

    WTP,

    You were actually reading the vaccine thread?

    I always thought that its just 2-3 of us that were reading it..

    #1670743

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    Ry23,

    I’ll take your trolling any day

    Ziongate,

    Ok because t you have to come to the 5 towns 😜

    #1670778

    ZionGate
    Participant

    RebYidd,
    Nah, you’re not a troll.. You just run threads asking difficult questions and make people work too hard. They’re like riddles, mostly unsolvable..😫😫🤣🤣

    #1670776

    ZionGate
    Participant

    Coffee,
    Oh, 5 Towns?? No problem.
    In that case I’ll order lunch someplace indoors for the two of us .. Don’t want to be recognized walking on Central Ave.😉😉😉😉

    #1670791

    WinnieThePooh
    Participant

    2 cents- Na, I stopped after a few pages, got tired of reading the same posts over and over. But since there were so many parallel threads, skipping anything vaccine related or chabad related meant there was not much for me to do in the CR. Trolls or not, it’s more fun here now. Even of the OP is a troll on some threads, the other posters are not…

    #1670811

    2scents
    Participant

    Ye, at times it seems like the discussions dry up, but sometimes even a short hiatus means you missed a lot.

    #1670812

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    Wtp

    Hmm 🤔

    I’ve never heard that defense for listening to לשון הרע/מוציא שם רע before

    #1671070

    WinnieThePooh
    Participant

    CA, what are you talking about? It’s not LH if the thread is about a made-up persona with a made-up problem. Those are the safe threads.

    #1671117

    Gadolhadorah
    Participant

    Most discussion boards have their resident trolls….they provide comic relief and occasionally keep things going during slow periods when most posters have better things to do with their lives.

    #1671234

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    Gh,

    But they aren’t resident trolls, they’re visiting trolls

    I’m ok with ry23, Joe, or any usual poster making a troll post but some new poster…

    Wtp,

    Not when the made up community turns into a real one

    #1671291

    WinnieThePooh
    Participant

    CA, that’s another issue entirely, but has little to do with it being a troll thread or not, but rather a problem across the board here. even more so with the serious threads.

    #1671301

    Gadolhadorah
    Participant

    So Winnie, why not start a “serious” thread about the growing number of trolling threads related to the shidduch crisis??

    #1671334

    Trolls are easy to spot: ANy opinion I disagree with is obviously a troll. It’s not acceptable to call them meshuga or stupid, that is not nice! Instead, let’s givel them the name Troll!. Listen carefully to the mohel at the next bris: V’yira shemo b’Yisrel Troll,

    #1671360

    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    Golden, even though you are a troll, here is a serious response: Many trolls here haven’t expressed any opinions whatsoever.

    #1671599

    WinnieThePooh
    Participant

    Na, Gadol, I usually leave starting threads to others.

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