Why can't staff members be put on ignore?

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    A lot of people who post here are just fed up too, so they are just like "F U." Lol.
     
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    While I agree, most trolls are sad, weak, pathetic souls whose only pleasure is to spread their misery to others. You do know that most bullies were bullied and/or abused as children don't you?

    Bully-victims: Bullies who get bullied by others

    These pathetic people are to be pitied, not feared.
     
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    Well, the way I look at it is that many people have been bullied or abused, and they don't resort to being complete jerks, so I really don't pity those who decide to take that path in their lives. I just don't like 'em. :)
     
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    Agreed and your choice.

    Yes, not everyone who was bullied becomes a bully just like everyone who gets the flu doesn't get pneumonia and die. Those that do are weak and should be pitied even if their behavior isn't to be tolerated. Understanding is not the same as condoning nor are you required to "like'em". I don't either. :)
     
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    If the mods really want to compile such a list, I volunteer to maintain it. Though technology has passed me by, at one time I was licensed in Microsoft office and I can still turn out a mean spreadsheet if need be.

    Send me the raw data on a daily/weekly/whatever basis and I will happily compile and post a monthly totals spreadsheet in Excel or however you want it. No worries.
     
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    I suppose, but I don't pity them. :dunno: You can't force pity. Lol.
     
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    Agreed. My main point is that these people are not to be feared. Any harm they do is internal to the target of their trolling. If the "target" doesn't let trolls get under their skin, then they are invulnerable to the troll's attacks.
     
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    Well, I never really argued that point. My point is that if these trolls are just allowed to do whatever, then there will be more of them and less normal people posting. Yes, some people will leave the forum because of trolling.
     
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    I never argued trolls should be allowed to run free. It's just that there's a certain amount of balance between banning trolls and "free speech". I've been banned on another forum for "trolling" a friend. Both the friend and I were just having fun, I was temp-banned anyway. I suspect the motives were just an excuse. I avoid that forum now.
     
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