As I survey the landscape in our little corner of the internet, I see that a full 93% of posts have been started by one kid--a kid with seemingly endless amounts of free time, boundless stoopidity, and poor impulse control. I humbly propose that, if we would like for him to stop acting like a child, we have to stop rewarding his cries for attention. We have to stop responding to his posts. - Posted by swedish.chef
Did a swashbuckling State student steal his girl away from him? Did he lose out on a job to an NCSU alum? Did his dog run away to live with the Wolfpackers down the street? No telling. But what is certain is that he's bored and his dignity could use a paint job. He's also smart as a box of rocks and desperately in need of some little friends to play with.
Obviously it's the silly season and there's not much to talk about in the way of sports, but we can do better than responding to the the mental diarrhea currently on our board...
The !Report option can be our friend. Wral does respond to them. I have taken to just reporting those who spam the same post to 25 threads, those who make homophobic, sexist, or racist remarks over and over, those who stalk other posters from one thread to another, and those who bring personal information regarding others to these forums. I do it whether they support State, Carolina, Duke, or anyone else.
All of these types of behavior are prohibited by the code of conduct for this site. Wral does respond to !Report. So I suggest we all alert on those repeatedly far out of bounds, and then ignore them. When they try to hijack threads, reestablish the original topic if we wish, but above all try not to feed the trolls.
It's not easy. I know I get sucked in some times. Each school is "blessed" with 2-4 disruptors who are responsible collectively for the bulk of the problems here. They each excuse their antisocial behavior by claiming they are "just talking smack". I disagree.