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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 03:27 PM
I think if Lana and Rowland would make this a paid subscription site, say $25.00 per member they could eliminate the troll problem. Trolls who get the boot wouldn't be able to just sign back up under another name without paying up another subscription fee each time. I doubt even the stupid and persistent trolls who have invaded here would be willing to ante up $$$ every time they get booted. If it were reasonable and was able to get rid of the trolls I would be all for it. What do you think???

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 03:33 PM
Whatever it takes. It is just so pathetic lately!

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 03:39 PM
I think it's a great idea. Make 'em pay! This place is worth $25 to me, especially if the jerks are gone.

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 03:42 PM
I was just wondering if all of the fine people here many of which have virtually disappeared lately would be willing to pay a one time fee to belong here. I really think it would make it much harder on the trolls and force them to pay over and over if they want to come back under other usernames. Unless they are wealthy trolls I doubt they would want to re up under another name for another $25 each time they get booted.

I doubt Lana and Rowland even want to do something like this and I don't know how many members would even be willing to pay. Just me thinking out loud about how to return this place to it's old magical self. It is frustrating to see all of the fine people I met here jump ship because of a very few trolls who have multiple names. I bet there are no more than three or four in total if that many. There has to be a way to weed them out!!!

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 03:50 PM
Charge $5.00 a post.

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 03:51 PM
I think of the ABB fans out there that have never been to this site before and come here out of curiosity for the first time. Should those folks have to pay a fee? If in the last few days you came to this forum for the first time and had read-only access with no fee, would you even register for free?

One important thing about this forum is that a lot of people that post here on a regular basis also know/hang with/are friends with each other in real life, and I think that's why the place is so important to so many.

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 03:51 PM
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Charge $5.00 a post.

That would really shut them up!

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 03:52 PM
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Charge $5.00 a post.


Starting with you pal...

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 03:52 PM
Charge Sang $10 a post. Please.

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 03:54 PM
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Charge Sang $10 a post. Please.


 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 03:57 PM
enough about Sang!

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 04:05 PM
Having been a member here for almost five years I would be willing to pay a fee to belong if it helped return the place to it's once glorious form!

If I were to come here as a stranger who was just allowed to read and not post I certainly wouldn't want to join reading all of the troll BS that has invaded the site. Two or three a-holes each with a bunch of names wreaking havoc.

But if I were a stranger checking out the site for the first time the way the site used to be I would pay in a NY minute. I started out just browsing this site for a while before I ever joined and fell in love with it.

My question is more to the long standing and valued members like yourself Hawk. I am more interested in getting the old base back where they belong and returning this site to the amazing place it used to be. Then we could worry about new members. Just wondering how many of the long standing members would be willing to subscribe or if they just don't care anymore. I know a lot of people have moved on to Facebook but it isn't quite the same as this ABB community IMO.

It's hard to believe that a very few mean spirited, no brain idiots can take a place like this hostage and push so many fine people away. There has to be some way.

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 04:23 PM
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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 04:24 PM
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Want to eliminate the trolls???


We've rehashed this a million times here...

The ONLY way to eliminate trolls (or at least minimize their effect) is to IGNORE them!

We. however, have many on this site who are friggen unable to do this!

As far as I am concerned, those that bait and respond to the trolls, and pride themselves on provoking a meltdown are a BIGGER problem than the trolls themselves!

Do the math. Four, maybe five trolls, possibly using several screen names each. Ten plus (by my rough count) of the self appointed forum police who also possibly use several screen names each.

I can ignore threads started by those that I know are trolls. I can't avoid all the threads that have been hijacked by their fan clubs.

C'mon, if they didn't get a kick out of all the attention they get from defending us from the trolls, why would they even read a troll's thread, much less post in it?

I have seen forum members hounded off of this site by this posse. Some of those members have done nothing that the regulars haven't been doing for years here.

Meaningless posts and bumps? Self serving/self promoting threads? Arrogance (or stupidity) beyond the call of duty? Exaggeration of personal accomplishments? Read the archives, check out some of the out of the way sections of this board. It's all been done before, and by regular, respected members of this forum!

Trolls will always be with us. Ignorant and abusive posts will always be made. You cannot change the behaviors of others, so change your own: IGNORE the trolls or YOU are the biggest part of the problem!







 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 04:31 PM
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Want to eliminate the trolls???


We've rehashed this a million times here...

The ONLY way to eliminate trolls (or at least minimize their effect) is to IGNORE them!

We. however, have many on this site who are friggen unable to do this!

As far as I am concerned, those that bait and respond to the trolls, and pride themselves on provoking a meltdown are a BIGGER problem than the trolls themselves!

Do the math. Four, maybe five trolls, possibly using several screen names each. Ten plus (by my rough count) of the self appointed forum police who also possibly use several screen names each.

I can ignore threads started by those that I know are trolls. I can't avoid all the threads that have been hijacked by their fan clubs.

C'mon, if they didn't get a kick out of all the attention they get from defending us from the trolls, why would they even read a troll's thread, much less post in it?

I have seen forum members hounded off of this site by this posse. Some of those members have done nothing that the regulars haven't been doing for years here.

Meaningless posts and bumps? Self serving/self promoting threads? Arrogance (or stupidity) beyond the call of duty? Exaggeration of personal accomplishments? Read the archives, check out some of the out of the way sections of this board. It's all been done before, and by regular, respected members of this forum!

Trolls will always be with us. Ignorant and abusive posts will always be made. You cannot change the behaviors of others, so change your own: IGNORE the trolls or YOU are the biggest part of the problem!



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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 04:39 PM
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Good.

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 04:40 PM
I would gladly pay a yearly fee.

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 04:41 PM
The place just needs moderation. what is the point of banning someone when you know they are back and just let them go again. Dean has been kicked off at least 20 times and is allowed to return and does the same things over and over again. If Lana and Rowland do not have the time there are people here that would be glad to be free moderators. If the trolls were promptly eliminated they would give up rather quickly.

The other feature that would greatly help is one that has been suggested ignore user. When you type in that users name you no longer see anything he or she posts.

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 05:22 PM
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I would gladly pay a yearly fee.


Hugh, it wouldn't even have to be yearly, just a one time fee large enough to discourage trolls from re upping after getting booted.

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 05:24 PM
I'd be more than happy to help Rowland and Lana clean this place up....Oh Deano...I'd love to delete each and every post you make. I'd make sure that code would be written to select a user name and just delete everything in one simply click. Everything they write all night long....Very simple with SQL

DELETE * FROM "Table_Name" WHERE Userd_ ID = "Flat_Foot" AND "Rudeperson" AND "ETC AND "ETC"

Brings me back my software engineering days

 

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The place just needs moderation. what is the point of banning someone when you know they are back and just let them go again. Dean has been kicked off at least 20 times and is allowed to return and does the same things over and over again. If Lana and Rowland do not have the time there are people here that would be glad to be free moderators. If the trolls were promptly eliminated they would give up rather quickly.

The other feature that would greatly help is one that has been suggested ignore user. When you type in that users name you no longer see anything he or she posts.


Nobody wants to have to police a website 24/7 to weed out a couple of weirdos who keep joining under numerous user names. If he had to pay for each new name each time to get back on it would get quite expensive and in effect work as a moderator IMO. Of course someone would have to boot the trolls to begin with.

 

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I'd also be willing to monitor new user names and only grant access when people Identify who they are. No more sign-up and start posting....24 hrs of background checks first

 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 06:07 PM
Pay site: It will never happen. Lana & Rowland would have have to count it as income, then justify/show expenses in running the site to avoid taxes on the money...
Also, given how people here get their panties in a bunch about monies given to various charitable causes relating to the ABB family, can you imagine the whining, vitriol and crying that would ensue! How dare they spend MY money on (insert b!tch here)!!!


Moderators: Who? Most of the people crying out for moderators and KINDLY volunteering their services are the very ones who have gotten us into this mess by troll baiting! Personally, I feel that anyone who wants to be a moderator is the kind of person who shouldn't be allowed to have that kind of power.

Never, never trust anyone who says "Trust me, I know what is best for the site/for you/for society".






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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 06:16 PM
An addendum: If this site is so seriously flawed, and Lana and Rowland are so hopelessly "hands off" - feel free to start your own forum! The code is free or negligibly priced on the web. There are countless online tutorials on the subject.

Start your very own ABB forum, run it the way you feel is best. If you are right, members will flee this site and flock to your vision of online paradise!! They will be champing at the bit to pony up your user fees in exchange for your omnipotent moderating...










 

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  posted on 8/1/2010 at 06:22 PM
What he (bigCTfan) said.

 

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