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  •  With your experience (0+ / 0-)

    I would have thought that you would have seen discussions about the difference between a troll post and a troll.

    It is almost always a troll post. Occasionally one person might make only troll posts. Much more often, anyone can make a troll post one day and a legit post another day. Just like sexual persuasion, most people are mostly one thing or the other, but almost no one is totally one way or the other, and many switch from making troll posts to a valuable contributor.

    If posts get troll rated based upon personality, or based upon retribution for other incidents, that's abuse of the ratings. If there is troll rating going on because of simple disagreement, that's wrong.

    But if the post in question is not an attempt to further the debate, then it's a troll post.

    And Hollywood Liberal's comment that he added "alleged" as a modifier to "press leaks" was not an attempt to further the debate. It was not a compromise, as he declared it was, and it did not address the issues that others had been raising. Based upon the Washington Post story, there was no reason to believe that Fitzgerald leaked anything, and every reason to believe Libby's lawyers leaked. So his comment was a falsehood that he refused to fix. That's a troll post - not trying to fairly interact with other posters on this site.

    And that's why I rated it as such. Not because of retribution. Not because of personal anomosity, and not because I disagreed with him. Because he did not honor the truth. Because he did not interact in a fair way with the group.

    ...but not your own facts.

    by slouise217 on Sat Apr 15, 2006 at 01:31:00 AM PDT

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