In researching trolls, and what can be done about them, I came across
the following site:
It gives good insights into the thoughts, methods, and goals of a
troll attack. (such as is currently happening on rec.ww)
I am just as disgusted as the rest of you. I've been reading "the
wreck" for several years now (lurking more often than not) and you
know what -
I'm not giving it up without a fight. I _like_
the wreck. I smile
when I see familiar names posting. I've laughed out loud at the CSF*
remarks. I have wasted more time than I care to admit at work
reading....just to read!
*coffee spitting funny
There's good stuff here. There are good people here. I've learned
Is the wreck my life? Certianly not! But I don't intend to give up.
I'll keep coming, filtering out the crap as necessary. Yeah, it's a
pain. However, in 3 months...in 6 months...what's going to be left?
Them, or us?
....<with apologies to Mr. Winston Churchill>...
I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing
is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being
made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our
wreck.woodworking home, to ride out the storm of trolls, and to
outlive the menace of profanity, if necessary for years, if necessary
alone. At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is
the resolve of this newsgroup-every man-jack of us. That is the will
of those with power tools and those without. The Normites and the
Neanders, linked together in their cause and in their need, will
defend to the death their native forum, aiding each other like good
comrades to the utmost of their strength. Even though large tracts of
the internet and many old and famous newsgroups have fallen or may
fall into the grip of the Trollish and all the odious apparatus of
their postings, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end,
we shall fight in our words, we shall fight on the PC's and Macs, we
shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength vi NNTP, we
shall defend our newsgroup, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight
on the web boards, we shall fight on the BBS's; we shall never
surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this
newsgroup or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our
woodworkers beyond the net, armed and guarded by the Fleet of Dewalt,
Porter Cable and Lie Nielsen, would carry on the struggle, until, in
God's good time, the New Wreck, with all its power and might, steps
forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.
We will never surrender!