Forum Spy is great, but encourages trolls?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by iVeBeenDrinkin', Mar 15, 2011.

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Does forum spy encourage trolling?

  1. Yes

    5 vote(s)
    26.3%
  2. No

    14 vote(s)
    73.7%
  1. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

    iVeBeenDrinkin'

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    #1
    One of the things I love in the MR forums, is forum spy, but does it encourage trolling?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    #3
    On the other hand, it allows people to see (and report) spam and multiple posting quickly.

    Forum Spy giveth and taketh from the troll.
     
  4. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    Forum spy makes it easier for trolls to see the real-time frequency of replies made to an inflammatory posting. Especially since it's possible to make the Forum Spy keep track exclusively on the PRSI forum, for instance. MR in general seems like a fairly troll-resistant site, though, except for this one part of it...
     
  5. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    Trolls gone troll regardless
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    #6
    It also makes it easier for the moderators to see said frequency of replies - and reports.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Can you see a thread or post marked as reported in FS? I thought you had your special "Reported Posts" page for that.

    And I like FS, it is often the only way to navigate the fora for me, though sometimes I troll around the DV sub-forum.
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    When someone sends a post report, it creates a new thread in a subforum only staff can see. Therefore, it shows up in spy just like any other new thread.
     
  10. R94N macrumors 68020

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    #10
    Haters gonna hate, trolls gonna troll, no matter what. At least that's what I think.
     
  11. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    #11
    Definitely. I've left other forums simply because I couldn't take it anymore. MR is definitely much better. I use FS all the time. It's my favorite since I like the community aspect.
     
  12. simsaladimbamba

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    Thanks. Should have thought of that. Must be my gigantic stature.
     
  13. chrono1081, Mar 16, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 18, 2011

    chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    #13
    This place is getting bad. Its gotten much worse in the last year and a half. I've posted before we should have an "Alternate OS" thread to lump the android/windows/whatever posts in to cut down on the trolling.
     

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