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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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Are we a Global Village--or trollhouse? 1176 drrayeye 02-Jul-19 21:44
Interview with an internet troll 153 drrayeye 02-Jul-19 23:23
Re: Interview with an internet troll 151 cladking 03-Jul-19 03:42
Last 10 GV threads 154 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 05:53
A Troll With An Unhealthy Obsession with President Trump (and he's not the only one) 144 Barbelo 03-Jul-19 06:53
Ho Ho Ho 158 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 08:15
Re: Ho Ho Ho 148 Archaic 03-Jul-19 11:13
couldn't resist 158 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 16:08
You're Right 173 Barbelo 03-Jul-19 11:49
Re: You're Right 130 ldennyjr 03-Jul-19 13:52
Level 2 150 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 14:15
Re: A Troll With An Unhealthy Obsession with President Trump (and he's not the only one) 139 WhoWeird 03-Jul-19 11:46
trolls 122 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 13:00
Still trolling Ray? 127 Sirfiroth 03-Jul-19 13:08
Re: Still trolling Ray? 128 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 13:33
Democratic Trolldom 166 Eddie Larry 03-Jul-19 15:19
Re: Democratic Trolldom 131 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 15:30
Re: Democratic Trolldom 142 Eddie Larry 03-Jul-19 15:30
Troll wannabe 118 drrayeye 03-Jul-19 15:59
I vote "too much level 5" 149 drrayeye 04-Jul-19 00:18
Re: I vote "too much level 5" 113 Archaic 05-Jul-19 18:44
What if you agree with them? 131 drrayeye 04-Jul-19 03:10
Count the hits on GHMB 127 drrayeye 04-Jul-19 16:51
Re: Count the hits on GHMB 149 WhoWeird 04-Jul-19 17:08
Re: Count the hits on GHMB 158 drrayeye 04-Jul-19 17:39
Re: Count the hits on GHMB 119 WhoWeird 04-Jul-19 17:47
Re: Count the hits on GHMB 126 Warwick 04-Jul-19 18:07
Re: Count the hits on GHMB 124 WhoWeird 04-Jul-19 18:30
Maybe not perfect 109 drrayeye 04-Jul-19 21:09
Re: Count the hits on GHMB 148 muppedo 06-Jul-19 23:16
It's different in Canada 125 drrayeye 06-Jul-19 23:45
Re: It's different in Canada 154 WhoWeird 06-Jul-19 23:49
Rating the content of trolling threads 132 drrayeye 05-Jul-19 18:28
Re: Rating the content of trolling threads 144 Archaic 05-Jul-19 18:47
Canadian Firefighters never troll 148 drrayeye 06-Jul-19 03:19
Re: Canadian Firefighters never troll 117 Archaic 06-Jul-19 04:38
Re: Canadian Firefighters never troll 113 Sirfiroth 06-Jul-19 14:47
Re: Canadian Firefighters never troll 134 Archaic 06-Jul-19 14:55
Trollhouse level 3 113 drrayeye 06-Jul-19 16:01
It's a shame 162 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 16:08
Re: It's a shame 135 Warwick 11-Jul-19 16:29
Re: It's a shame 135 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:14
Re: It's a shame 129 Warwick 11-Jul-19 20:06
Predictable responses to extreme topics 146 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 21:04
Re: Predictable responses to extreme topics 140 Audrey 12-Jul-19 04:06
Re: It's a shame 121 Archaic 12-Jul-19 12:35
Your over-posting 142 drrayeye 14-Jul-19 16:06
Re: Your over-posting. No, you can't count. 125 Barbelo 14-Jul-19 21:06
Without your Trollwork 141 drrayeye 16-Jul-19 05:20
Re: Without your Trollwork 116 Warwick 16-Jul-19 16:30
The OP 131 drrayeye 16-Jul-19 19:58
Re: The OP 117 Warwick 16-Jul-19 20:52
Don't agree 120 drrayeye 16-Jul-19 21:51
Re: Don't agree 116 Warwick 17-Jul-19 19:10
Re: Don't agree 101 WhoWeird 17-Jul-19 19:16
Re: Don't agree 115 Warwick 17-Jul-19 19:18
Re: Don't agree 99 WhoWeird 17-Jul-19 19:23
Re: Don't agree 108 Warwick 17-Jul-19 19:29
Re: Don't agree 91 WhoWeird 17-Jul-19 19:33
Wha???? 122 Warwick 17-Jul-19 19:39
Re: Wha???? 90 WhoWeird 17-Jul-19 19:53
Good News! 126 WhoWeird 18-Jul-19 11:49
Gish galloping red herrings 127 drrayeye 17-Jul-19 20:20
Re: Gish galloping red herrings 115 Audrey 17-Jul-19 20:45
Re: Gish galloping red herrings 110 drrayeye 17-Jul-19 21:39
Who Needs These Artists? 126 Barbelo 17-Jul-19 22:01
That wasn't a rant 139 Warwick 18-Jul-19 18:33
I pick my spots 123 drrayeye 20-Jul-19 11:14
Re: I pick my spots 110 WhoWeird 20-Jul-19 13:04
Re: That wasn't a rant 119 Audrey 20-Jul-19 16:59
Re: That wasn't a rant 217 drrayeye 20-Jul-19 18:07
Re: Without your Trollwork 137 Barbelo 16-Jul-19 20:47
My lack of education never hurt me none . . . 122 drrayeye 16-Jul-19 21:09
Re: It's a shame 125 WhoWeird 11-Jul-19 16:37
Re: It's a shame 128 Warwick 11-Jul-19 16:44
Re: It's a shame 128 WhoWeird 11-Jul-19 18:07
Re: It's a shame 134 Archaic 12-Jul-19 12:38
Re: It's a shame 132 WhoWeird 12-Jul-19 21:57
Re: It's a shame 125 Archaic 13-Jul-19 01:06
Counter Troll 126 Warwick 14-Jul-19 21:27
Re: It's a shame 123 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:18
Re: It's a shame 130 WhoWeird 11-Jul-19 18:09
Re: It's a shame 115 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 20:46
Re: It's a shame 137 WhoWeird 11-Jul-19 19:39
Re: It's a shame 117 Susan Doris 16-Jul-19 09:05
Re: It's a shame 112 drrayeye 16-Jul-19 20:00
Re: It's a shame 134 Susan Doris 17-Jul-19 05:27
What I said to Warwick 127 drrayeye 17-Jul-19 15:03
Re: What I said to Warwick 143 Susan Doris 17-Jul-19 15:20
Re: What I said to Warwick 133 Aine 17-Jul-19 15:21
Re: What I said to Warwick 98 WhoWeird 17-Jul-19 15:40
Keep on the Sunny side 136 drrayeye 17-Jul-19 17:33
Re: What I said to Warwick 116 Warwick 17-Jul-19 19:17


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