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Best Answer Tonette Fornillos says
Susan Keeping says
I've been on many forums and they won't just go away unless they are made to go away. They are like children.
"Trolls" only have power when people give it to them. Ignore them and they are powerless.
I agree, the only reason they do it is for the attention they get. They like to stir the pot and discussions like this feed into that. Who cares if what they do? The votes are meaningless.
It's not easy...when you go to answer a question and every single answer has been voted down the exact SAME number of times that is a problem because a single person has done this anonymously & not added to the discussion, only voted down.
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The Frog Prince says
Why is the technology not being put to use. You said it best "To a troll it is a silly game. This isn't a game site."
Keith Abt says
That sounds like a great idea, they have nothing to add to the discussion, just take away from those that do.
Charles James says
Good answer, if the avatar of those voting answers down answers was displayed that would be a nice deterrent and going one step further requiring them to comment on why they voted down would end trolling on HP.
Audrey Selig says
I misunderstood the question and wrote an answer on trolls on the forum. Those people need to be ignored as they want power. Maybe the same answer if they keep voting down answers for no good reason.
The problem is that ignoring them doesn't deter this behavior or stop it. The trolls make an otherwise good user experience negative and there is a number of these anonymous people that stalk others with the sole purpose of voting down others hubs.
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Courtney B. says
This is a problem and as long as the trolls are allowed to hide, their negative behavior that doesn't contribute to discussions will continue or get worse. I know others who also are being stalked only to be voted down & harassed.