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|Blocking the crackpot||5||14:51, 23 August 2014|
I see you have blocked the WT:FEED crackpot. I don't think that is good. People should not have been responding to the crackpot; if multiple people were repeatedly responding, they are themselves at fault and not the crackpot.
Yeah, trolling that troll was keeping me out of trouble. What am I supposed to do now?
*sigh*, Well I just felt like it was time to put an end to it since his comments were truly getting beyond ridiculous...but I guess you also have a point. Perhaps I'll collapse that discussion there and we can leave a notice on it too saying pretty much "do not continue discussion".
I disagree. If someone's contributions constitute little more than wasting other people's time and trolling, we should not hesitate to use all means to eject them.
Also, wikis work because of the "someone is wrong on the Internet" phenomenon. But the flip side of that is that there will always be someone "at fault" of feeding trolls and generating endless drama that someone will have to keep in check. Conveniently, that person is not you.
If you want an "open environment" for discussions, go visit 4chan. This is ostensibly a dictionary-building project. Let us keep it focused on that task.
Indeed, if people are going to feed the troll then that is a problem too but a ban to the troll themselves easily stops it all because then the troll cannot leave another reply for those who misassume good intentions, be it due to wishy-washy AGF junk or any reasons, to in turn reply to.