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Saturday, June 02, 2007



I think the term "troll" is often overused, especially for people who present different points of view. The troll lives for a reaction that is only ire or despair, however. Where there is a doubt, I leave the comment up. But when I see a lot of spelling mistakes, I know it is time to use the delete button.


Yikes Joel, that's pretty harsh. Spelling mistakes?? I'm pretty strict about spelling, but I wouldn't delete a post for it.

There are places (like or that use a sort of rating system on posts. This tends to minimize trolling somewhat -- a sort of description of what the community thinks of your posts. Perlmonks even links the user's rating to privileges on their site, like the ability to include a picture in your profile, or the ability to review others' posts.

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