Taking Troubling Trolls To Task

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    No. I'm now the guy that owns you. You cannot walk away from the thread. You have to have the last word. OCD would kill you if you had to simply post your view and walk away.

    So, watch this...
     
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    Dude, you forgot to tell him to hold your beer....
     
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    I agree that people will say things on an anonymous message board that they would probably never say in public. This is good and bad. While some use the anonymity to simply act like jerks, others use the anonymity to express opinions that might simply be too controversial other places. For example at my place of employment I tend to keep my political opinions to myself. There is no need to ostracize nearly 1/2 the people I work with.
     
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    You keep repeating this "to my face!" bit. Feeling your oats today, old fella?
     
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    Mods on this board are decidedly right of center. For someone center left to report a troll does little good, but it totally works the other way around. I'll give the mods here this: They don't moderate very often.

    Two schools of thought:

    1) Mods who moderate least, moderate best
    2) Mods who moderate often over-moderate

    Both are correct
     
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    USMB has mods on both sides of center.
     
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    Pretty harsh. I don't think you would say that to his face.
     
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    I believe that Joe Moma made a good point.

    Suppose that you lived in England and wanted to replace Her Majesty with an elected President.

    It probably would not be a good idea (for your personal safety) to say that at work or in a pub.

    So at least you could get it off your chest by posting your opinion on a forum. (I have read, however, that forums in the United Kingdom are now strictly censored. And here in the United States, almost all forums will no longer allow certain controversial points of view.)
     
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    Why not? Because you would be ridiculed for your failure to understand Britain's political system?
     
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