How should trolls on HP be punished?

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  1. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 9 years ago

    How should trolls on HP be punished?

    We've all seen it, trolls voting down nearly every/every answer to a question when the answers clearly add to the discussion. Shouldn't there be a limit on how many answers to a single question a single hubber can vote down?

  2. msorensson profile image72
    msorenssonposted 9 years ago

    I think the people should be identified........and be asked a reason why they are voting an answer down....

    1. Express10 profile image86
      Express10posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 9 years ago

    They should be deep fried in oil and fed to the Google Panda.

    1. Express10 profile image86
      Express10posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds like a great idea, they have nothing to add to the discussion, just take away from those that do.

  4. The Frog Prince profile image78
    The Frog Princeposted 9 years ago

    It's easy and other forums have handled it appropriately by banning those who abuse the system.  It extends past questions and answers to questions.  Trolls here vote down articles without having to give a valid reason for doing so.  Flags require explanation and so should a vote down.  The technology is sitting in their hands to identify the abusers.  I have questioned what legitimate forum fails to act and why it allows the abuse to continue.  To a troll it is a silly game.  This isn't a game site.

    The Frog

    1. Express10 profile image86
      Express10posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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."

  5. Haunty profile image83
    Hauntyposted 9 years ago

    Ok, this will sound a little over the top, but I do think they should be excommunicated by the Church.

    1. Express10 profile image86
      Express10posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome.

  6. Tonipet profile image83
    Tonipetposted 9 years ago

    In my opinion, it's best to have them identified for an explanation. This way they'll have to understand how different people make different reasons, and should just be respected.

    1. Express10 profile image86
      Express10posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I often disagree with others but I never vote them down because usually they are adding their opinion or experience to the discussion. Trolling only provides a negative experience for those who are truly trying to enjoy lively discussions here.

    2. Tonipet profile image83
      Tonipetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh express10. So glad to know this answer you find best. Thank you and more power to you!

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    Easy, if everyone would ignore them they would go away.  Voting down answers really doesn't mean anything and I don't take it personally when my answers are voted down.

    1. The Frog Prince profile image78
      The Frog Princeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I've been on many forums and they won't just go away unless they are made to go away.  They are like children.

    2. relache profile image75
      relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      "Trolls" only have power when people give it to them.  Ignore them and they are powerless.

    3. Sherry Hewins profile image94
      Sherry Hewinsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. Express10 profile image86
      Express10posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  8. xanzacow profile image66
    xanzacowposted 9 years ago

    Maybe if we only had the up button. Either vote it up or do nothing at all. That is what I do anyway. I say remove the down button!

    1. xanzacow profile image66
      xanzacowposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Express10 profile image86
      Express10posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I had to vote your answer up because it adds to the discussion and it appears you have been a victim of the trolls...

  9. brakel2 profile image82
    brakel2posted 9 years ago
    1. brakel2 profile image82
      brakel2posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Express10 profile image86
      Express10posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  10. courtyB3 profile image60
    courtyB3posted 9 years ago

    OMG I completely agree with your solution. I am new here and already have 2 stalkers that have not only sent me hate mail but are trolling me on forums and questions and voting me down. So frustrating! I wish there was an easy report button we could just say "look at this yahoo and make him quit it!"

    1. Express10 profile image86
      Express10posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  11. jacharless profile image77
    jacharlessposted 9 years ago

    lol. Although I prefer Haunty's answer the most, will toss my two pennies in:
    Three Days rations -and a stick- on their was across the desert of Exile.

    No seriously, trolls are common in social forums. And the way HP is designed, can infiltrate articles, Q&A, etc. They have been good lately at finding these colorful, yet grumpy bridge dwellers, and removing them. But, we should alll keep our eyes open and report it.
    James.

  12. SayItWithFeeling profile image60
    SayItWithFeelingposted 8 years ago

    I completely agree and think there should be a limit.

 
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