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LodeRunner:

--- Quote from: Morning Sunshine on November 11, 2017, 02:11:09 PM ---
I see that you are new to the forum, so welcome!  We love to have new information from new sources.

no one can delete comments except the moderator.
If there is malware being promoted, there is a "report this post to a moderator" button - I have generally received almost immediate response when I have done that.

Finally, I went searching for the topic you seem to be referring to, and the person of whom you speak is in a different country, timezone, and generally has GREAT comments.  Albeit from a different cultural and language perspective. He may be asking a very valid question, based on his limited knowledge of the topic in question...

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I did PM the user. 

I did [Report this Post].

No response to either. (well, the user did finally reply, but not until after I made my comment in the thread)

Unfortunately, the "question" wasn't even a question.  It was a gross mis-statement (and insinuation) of false info that would confuse and mislead those not knowledgeable WRT ham radio and digital modes.  Being a purely technical subject where 'culture and opinion' are irrelevant, his post was egregiously off topic in any language.

AND he brought the suggestion of an application into the thread which had no possible connection to the purposes being discussed.
An application which can't do anything resembling what the topic was created to discuss.
An application which installs known malware if it is "given a try" by any novice/ unsuspecting user.

AND THAT is malicious trolling.

FWIW,  Ham radio geeks have our own language of sorts - we're good at figuring things out on the fly, and making things meet in the middle. I have conversed with Russians, Germans, Finns, and etc who are hams without difficulty on many occasions.  His post looked nothing like those experiences.

Sorry for the kerfuffle, but like I said, trolls get zero tolerance from me - they get exposed and shamed when they come and disrupt threads I've created, because that is how you keep them out (short of banning them completely).

/LR


Mr. Bill:
I'm sorry it took a whole 5 hours for a moderator to notice your reported post, but we are not on duty 24/7.

There is not a way to block a particular user from commenting in a topic that you start.  This is a forum, not a Facebook page.  We're here for discussion.

If you think a member has posted something incorrect, you can correct them politely.  If you think they have recommended dangerous software, you can also provide that information politely.

Your accusations against Greekman in "your" thread are insulting and constitute a personal attack, which is in violation of the forum Terms of Service.  I will be removing those posts shortly when I have a few spare minutes.  Please adjust your attitude.

LodeRunner:

--- Quote from: Mr. Bill on November 11, 2017, 03:42:48 PM ---
Your accusations against Greekman in "your" thread are insulting and constitute a personal attack,


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I'm sorry.  I though I was stating facts. 
I observed the following - his base premise (that a hardware TNC was required for the radio modes in question was false); his suggestion to use the Die&wolf software was grossly improper (Die&wolf doesn't do any of the modes being discussed) and constitutes a danger to any following his suggestion (may install malware).

I also observed that --on other technical topics-- he has made equally incorrect and thread-derailing comments. 

How is any of this a personal attack?

And please lets not forget that I did PM him first. 
He chose not to respond... but then PMed me within minutes of me posting my public comment.

I understand that your objective is to minimize 'friction' on the board, and I agree that maintaining civil order is essential to effective sharing of information.  But how do we balance that need for order and civility with the need to prevent derailing of threads by "innocent" but ignorant people being the proverbial "Bull in a China Shop"??  I've quit posting on another forum for exactly this reason...

Mr. Bill:

--- Quote from: LodeRunner on November 11, 2017, 04:03:00 PM ---How is any of this a personal attack?

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Well, let's see... "disinformation and ignorance", "your implication is patently false", "your attempted derailment of the thread towards this application is blatant", "a wrapper of technical illiteracy".  You implied he was intentionally promoting malware, and you made fun of his spelling (yes, he is really a Greek man -- this is an international forum).  In this thread you called him a troll, and told us how you plan to be a moderator without anyone inviting you to be a moderator ("they get exposed and shamed when they come and disrupt threads I've created, because that is how you keep them out").


--- Quote from: LodeRunner on November 11, 2017, 04:03:00 PM ---But how do we balance that need for order and civility with the need to prevent derailing of threads by "innocent" but ignorant people being the proverbial "Bull in a China Shop"??

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We balance those needs by being civil and polite, and explaining the error or disagreement without insults and accusations.


--- Quote from: LodeRunner on November 11, 2017, 04:03:00 PM ---I've quit posting on another forum for exactly this reason...

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Feel free to do the same here, if you can't be polite.

mountainmoma:

--- Quote from: LodeRunner on November 11, 2017, 02:38:19 PM ---I did PM the user. 

I did [Report this Post].

No response to either. (well, the user did finally reply, but not until after I made my comment in the thread)

Unfortunately, the "question" wasn't even a question.  It was a gross mis-statement (and insinuation) of false info that would confuse and mislead those not knowledgeable WRT ham radio and digital modes.  Being a purely technical subject where 'culture and opinion' are irrelevant, his post was egregiously off topic in any language.

AND he brought the suggestion of an application into the thread which had no possible connection to the purposes being discussed.
An application which can't do anything resembling what the topic was created to discuss.
An application which installs known malware if it is "given a try" by any novice/ unsuspecting user.

AND THAT is malicious trolling.

FWIW,  Ham radio geeks have our own language of sorts - we're good at figuring things out on the fly, and making things meet in the middle. I have conversed with Russians, Germans, Finns, and etc who are hams without difficulty on many occasions.  His post looked nothing like those experiences.

Sorry for the kerfuffle, but like I said, trolls get zero tolerance from me - they get exposed and shamed when they come and disrupt threads I've created, because that is how you keep them out (short of banning them completely).

/LR

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The person you are refering to is a very valuable member f this forum with alot of interesting prepping perspectives ! Absolutely NOT a Troll. A troll is a person purposely stirring up trouble, which he is absolutely NOT ! He is trying to be helpful and letting know what worked for him.

On this forum, if you think someone has made a mistake in what they are recomending, you talk about it in polite ways  -- you made a personal attack ! SO, you would say, "oh, You recomend using xyz software. My experience has been that this is malware and to be avoided. (and give an example of this). Instead, I have found it better to...."

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