Little Poppa Pump
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sumrall, Mississippi
Re: Varied suggestions on GIFs, thread topics and Official threads
Thanks for that post:
Also, the site should consider combating what is known as "Flame Baiting" aka "Troll Baiting". This is where users use sarcasm or veiled insults to inflame another poster in order to incense them into flaming and breaking a forum rule.
Truth be told, Troll baiters are the chief reason for flame wars. A person comes in, posts an idea and a troll baiter responds with scorn, or sarcasm, or an insult that tapdances around the forum rules. The person responds, usually with a small remark and the flame baiter continues by posting more of the same. Eventually that other person is going to get angry and not being used to the rules or what is happening, responds vehemently enough to violate the forum rules. Meanwhile, the baiter wins. Also, while this is happening, others jump in on one side or the other and ...well, you see the result.
Flame baiters often travel in packs so they can back each other up. Usually 3 posters. They probably don't even disagree with the topic they're trolling, just doing the mischief because they can.
Compared to other forums I belong to(this is only wrestling forum I like, but I've many interests), this one has been pretty lucky by comparison. Troll Baiters run off people with their actions as the person feels ganged up on and unable to communicate. Some forums have become "dead zones" due to them and that's all that's left of them, sarcastic baiters.
I don't think this site has much to worry about atm of it, but it's wise to watch for it. Many sites are doing so now.
NEW TERMS FOR A WRESTLER'S STATUS:
Slide- A wrestler who loses a couple of matches in a row is on a slide. If slide continues he's in a:
Slump- A wrestler who loses for a good long time is said to be in a slump. If this slump worsens he's:
Stasis-This is where we see a "Slide" or a "Slump" end with wrestler gaining a win
Upped-A wrestler getting a sudden push.
Last edited by Shadowcran; 01-22-2015 at 01:01 PM.