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Date: July 16, 2019 07:58PM

The OP is about rating responses to an opening contentious thread or post, Warwick. One descends (in "dickiness") to lower and lower levels by deliberately choosing to inflict emotional pain on another poster (or his presumed "posse").

I associate that descent with trolling, but trolling on the internet is way more complicated than that--and I do cite some of the complications in linked articles.

There is another side. Rather than looking for opportunities to inflict pain, one might be looking for opportunities for enlightenment, personal growth, or, less seriously, just a joyful moment.

That thread or post could be rated upwardly on an ascending five point scale:

1. Interesting and informative

2. Worth at least a click on a provided link--or a Google search.

3 Worth a sincere query or supporting post

4. Worth a full blown exchange of questions, insights, and links

5. Leads one to think through, suggest, and prepare a new thread--or an extended response.

Warwick, your responses would be more often rated on the ascending scale, and your "joyful moment" side bars are always appreciated.

Ray

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Subject Views Written By Posted
Are we a Global Village--or trollhouse? 1015 drrayeye 02-Jul-19 21:44
Interview with an internet troll 121 drrayeye 02-Jul-19 23:23
Re: Interview with an internet troll 96 cladking 03-Jul-19 03:42
Last 10 GV threads 100 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 05:53
A Troll With An Unhealthy Obsession with President Trump (and he's not the only one) 104 Barbelo 03-Jul-19 06:53
Ho Ho Ho 103 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 08:15
Re: Ho Ho Ho 107 Archaic 03-Jul-19 11:13
couldn't resist 102 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 16:08
You're Right 114 Barbelo 03-Jul-19 11:49
Re: You're Right 96 ldennyjr 03-Jul-19 13:52
Level 2 88 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 14:15
Re: A Troll With An Unhealthy Obsession with President Trump (and he's not the only one) 103 WhoWeird 03-Jul-19 11:46
trolls 84 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 13:00
Still trolling Ray? 92 Sirfiroth 03-Jul-19 13:08
Re: Still trolling Ray? 81 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 13:33
Democratic Trolldom 92 Eddie Larry 03-Jul-19 15:19
Re: Democratic Trolldom 73 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 15:30
Re: Democratic Trolldom 87 Eddie Larry 03-Jul-19 15:30
Troll wannabe 81 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 15:59
I vote "too much level 5" 82 drrayeye 04-Jul-19 00:18
Re: I vote "too much level 5" 77 Archaic 05-Jul-19 18:44
What if you agree with them? 87 drrayeye 04-Jul-19 03:10
Count the hits on GHMB 81 drrayeye 04-Jul-19 16:51
Re: Count the hits on GHMB 88 WhoWeird 04-Jul-19 17:08
Re: Count the hits on GHMB 78 drrayeye 04-Jul-19 17:39
Re: Count the hits on GHMB 77 WhoWeird 04-Jul-19 17:47
Re: Count the hits on GHMB 79 Warwick 04-Jul-19 18:07
Re: Count the hits on GHMB 85 WhoWeird 04-Jul-19 18:30
Maybe not perfect 77 drrayeye 04-Jul-19 21:09
Re: Count the hits on GHMB 77 muppedo 06-Jul-19 23:16
It's different in Canada 69 drrayeye 06-Jul-19 23:45
Re: It's different in Canada 97 WhoWeird 06-Jul-19 23:49
Rating the content of trolling threads 81 drrayeye 05-Jul-19 18:28
Re: Rating the content of trolling threads 102 Archaic 05-Jul-19 18:47
Canadian Firefighters never troll 76 drrayeye 06-Jul-19 03:19
Re: Canadian Firefighters never troll 81 Archaic 06-Jul-19 04:38
Re: Canadian Firefighters never troll 78 Sirfiroth 06-Jul-19 14:47
Re: Canadian Firefighters never troll 79 Archaic 06-Jul-19 14:55
Trollhouse level 3 74 drrayeye 06-Jul-19 16:01
It's a shame 81 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 16:08
Re: It's a shame 79 Warwick 11-Jul-19 16:29
Re: It's a shame 71 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:14
Re: It's a shame 70 Warwick 11-Jul-19 20:06
Predictable responses to extreme topics 82 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 21:04
Re: Predictable responses to extreme topics 76 Audrey 12-Jul-19 04:06
Re: It's a shame 78 Archaic 12-Jul-19 12:35
Your over-posting 78 drrayeye 14-Jul-19 16:06
Re: Your over-posting. No, you can't count. 85 Barbelo 14-Jul-19 21:06
Without your Trollwork 85 drrayeye 16-Jul-19 05:20
Re: Without your Trollwork 80 Warwick 16-Jul-19 16:30
The OP 90 drrayeye 16-Jul-19 19:58
Re: The OP 79 Warwick 16-Jul-19 20:52
Don't agree 75 drrayeye 16-Jul-19 21:51
Re: Don't agree 75 Warwick 17-Jul-19 19:10
Re: Don't agree 69 WhoWeird 17-Jul-19 19:16
Re: Don't agree 69 Warwick 17-Jul-19 19:18
Re: Don't agree 66 WhoWeird 17-Jul-19 19:23
Re: Don't agree 66 Warwick 17-Jul-19 19:29
Re: Don't agree 62 WhoWeird 17-Jul-19 19:33
Wha???? 72 Warwick 17-Jul-19 19:39
Re: Wha???? 58 WhoWeird 17-Jul-19 19:53
Good News! 74 WhoWeird 18-Jul-19 11:49
Gish galloping red herrings 70 drrayeye 17-Jul-19 20:20
Re: Gish galloping red herrings 67 Audrey 17-Jul-19 20:45
Re: Gish galloping red herrings 76 drrayeye 17-Jul-19 21:39
Who Needs These Artists? 83 Barbelo 17-Jul-19 22:01
That wasn't a rant 89 Warwick 18-Jul-19 18:33
I pick my spots 70 drrayeye 20-Jul-19 11:14
Re: I pick my spots 73 WhoWeird 20-Jul-19 13:04
Re: That wasn't a rant 77 Audrey 20-Jul-19 16:59
Re: That wasn't a rant 119 drrayeye 20-Jul-19 18:07
Re: Without your Trollwork 91 Barbelo 16-Jul-19 20:47
My lack of education never hurt me none . . . 71 drrayeye 16-Jul-19 21:09
Re: It's a shame 74 WhoWeird 11-Jul-19 16:37
Re: It's a shame 69 Warwick 11-Jul-19 16:44
Re: It's a shame 69 WhoWeird 11-Jul-19 18:07
Re: It's a shame 78 Archaic 12-Jul-19 12:38
Re: It's a shame 71 WhoWeird 12-Jul-19 21:57
Re: It's a shame 75 Archaic 13-Jul-19 01:06
Counter Troll 72 Warwick 14-Jul-19 21:27
Re: It's a shame 74 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:18
Re: It's a shame 73 WhoWeird 11-Jul-19 18:09
Re: It's a shame 80 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 20:46
Re: It's a shame 86 WhoWeird 11-Jul-19 19:39
Re: It's a shame 85 Susan Doris 16-Jul-19 09:05
Re: It's a shame 78 drrayeye 16-Jul-19 20:00
Re: It's a shame 89 Susan Doris 17-Jul-19 05:27
What I said to Warwick 84 drrayeye 17-Jul-19 15:03
Re: What I said to Warwick 92 Susan Doris 17-Jul-19 15:20
Re: What I said to Warwick 74 Aine 17-Jul-19 15:21
Re: What I said to Warwick 67 WhoWeird 17-Jul-19 15:40
Keep on the Sunny side 82 drrayeye 17-Jul-19 17:33
Re: What I said to Warwick 73 Warwick 17-Jul-19 19:17


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