Should I ban trolls if they’re funny?

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shirinnada 9 months ago

Hmm. Well, on one hand they did agree not to be a troll when signing up by checking the 'Be Nice' box:

"You will not be an asshole, troll people, or intentionally waste the time of other users."

On the other hand if the post does no harm I guess there's no reason to ban people?

It really depends on whether you want this to be a "serious questions only" platform :)

Zilggy 9 months ago

Depends what this site is for in the end. If it's just for serious answers then probably, but if you don't mind a bit of humour here and there I'm sure it's not a big deal. Maybe label them as "Not serious" or something. Personally, I am indifferent to a couple funny posts however if the trolls descend en masse this site may lose some of it's value for me.

chris 9 months ago

agreed. there could be a "serious" (main) part and "not serious" (non-main) part of the 'scroll

rob OP 9 months ago

Good point.

Also, I just added email notifications (which you can turn off in settings) and wanted to ping you :)

Kaladin 9 months ago

Mark them as off-topic, but don’t delete unless they’re purposely offensive or hurtful.

Dmerr 9 months ago

There's no such thing as a troll!

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