Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Elizabeth Conley, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    This is old news to most of us, but if you've ever wondered why forums sometimes go South, here's your wake-up call.

    The people who engage in these games aren't nearly as bright and educated as the majority of people in this forum. A little awareness renders their activities moot.
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I pretty much quit reading at #1. I wouldn't have to be aware of it specifically but I watch what IP addresses any suspicious activity posts from. The version of XF that TUG runs on has some interesting IP tracing features. :)

    #6? Forget. If you have to ask or "angle for it", you won't be a mod here, ever. The 4 mods & admins include the person who pulled us all together & two people I cooperated with on prior efforts.
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  3. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    You do a great job Mike. I really appreciate you and have no doubt that this is one of the most secure forums on the web.
  4. MaximumSisu

    MaximumSisu Requiescat in Pace

    While true here, "That Other Place" (I know, Mike, it doesn't exist:)) is a perfect example, where posts are deleted without reference or notice, and where people are "disappeared", banned without notice to them and without a banned or suspended tag on their posts to let anyone know that the forum has excluded them, not that they no longer participate in the forum.

    Not to mention that they'll give up your IP to anybody for most anything.
  5. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Yepindoodles. I always give people the benefit of the doubt until they prove beyond reasonable doubt they're scum, but "the other place" is highly suspect.
  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I bet if this article got posted over there that chewtoy and other mods would stroke out then prove the article right. Mindfreaks are quite effective.
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  7. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Yup. One of my fondest dreams once TSA is placed in the ashbin of history is that certain mods of the other place are identified IRL and subpoenaed by congress to explain why they were carrying TSA's water all these years.
  8. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Doubtful that's going to happen. I see a lot of these tactics at work as I crawl the web. They crop up in unexpected places. Knowing is everything. These people aren't that bright. As long as they aren't a mod, they're easy to trip up. If they're a mod then all is lost.
  9. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Which is why wRONg and all of the TSA apologists get to walk all over everyone because chewtoy and the other mods are good on there knees and sucking up as their spineless cowards.

    If I ever met chewtoy or any of the other mods & apologists that pull this :trash: I'd have to restrain myself so as to not issue the whoopin on the spot.
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