Who's Online Now
19 registered members (E Swartz, Dave Rice, Delmont, Barry David Butler, 9ne, couchgrouch, Calvin, Fdemetrio, Colin Ward, 2 invisible), and 353 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Paul H. Gaines
Paul H. Gaines
Sanger California
Posts: 935
Joined: November 2009
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
Clint's Mandolin (tribute to my step pa)
by E Swartz. 06/24/18 11:13 PM
Win Your Heart
by E Swartz. 06/24/18 11:03 PM
What Last Song Do You Still Need To Write?
by Delmont. 06/24/18 10:50 PM
Must Read about Creative People
by Delmont. 06/24/18 10:43 PM
I Like Walking Beside You
by floyd jane. 06/24/18 03:52 PM
Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster - WV
by floyd jane. 06/24/18 03:48 PM
New CD from Colin's band, Rosewood Creek
by Fdemetrio. 06/24/18 02:03 PM
Charles Krauthammer
by Martin Lide. 06/24/18 12:14 PM
The Dance Of The Brogla Bird
by Barry David Butler. 06/24/18 11:13 AM
Cross Your Heart
by Marvin Adcock. 06/24/18 07:26 AM
Don't Feel the Rain
by Marvin Adcock. 06/24/18 07:22 AM
'Chasing Ghosts' - Single Release
by Philip Marino. 06/24/18 07:15 AM
top ten songwriters of the last fifty years.
by Daddio. 06/24/18 03:27 AM
Carpool Macca
by Fdemetrio. 06/23/18 09:13 PM
What Everyone Says
by Noel96. 06/23/18 08:48 PM
Playing To An Empty Room
by Deej56. 06/23/18 06:34 PM
So Beautiful
by mikegouthro. 06/23/18 11:18 AM
So Blue (acquired taste song)
by John Lawrence Schick. 06/23/18 10:31 AM
Yes I really do care
by Moosesong. 06/23/18 09:25 AM
Keep Your Head Up
by Barry David Butler. 06/23/18 08:26 AM
What is your favorite Broadway Musical Song?
by Barry David Butler. 06/23/18 08:20 AM
What are friends for. Vic
by Vicarn. 06/23/18 05:49 AM
Race to the Bottom
by Vicarn. 06/23/18 05:43 AM
Father & Son (My Version) HAPPY FATHERS DAY
by Noel96. 06/22/18 11:38 PM
I'm Not Givin' Up On Love
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 03:54 PM
Sometimes I Can't Breathe
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 01:32 PM
Far From My One True Love
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 12:52 PM
Going Home To Heaven (For Charles Krauthammer)
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 12:43 PM
How Many Tears In A Broken Heart
by Michael LeBlanc. 06/22/18 10:30 AM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,466
Travis david 10,896
Kevin Emmrich 10,539
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,571
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,830
glynda 8,574
Mike Dunbar 8,574
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,882
Corey 7,357
couchgrouch 7,313
Dave Rice 6,707
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
Mark Kaufman 6,432
Joe Wrabek 6,401
ben willis 6,092
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,725
Vicarn 5,651
Linda Sings 5,604
niteshift 5,385
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,618
Blake Hill 4,528
Neil Cotton 4,365
Bob Cushing 4,351
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Cindy Miller 4,178
Tom Shea 4,173
TamsNumber4 4,029
Roy Cooper 3,996
nightengale 3,965
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,781
Dan Sullivan 3,710
MFB III 3,687
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
beechnut79 3,381
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
E Swartz 3,123
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,885
Harriet Ames 2,869
Nigel Quin 2,806
MidniteBob 2,706
Nelson 2,562
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,241
Judy Hollier 2,232
Erica Ellis 2,202
Wendy D 2,182
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,012
DukeWill 1,984
floyd jane 1,914
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
maccharles 1,855
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Noel Downs 1,620
Iggy 1,615
Rick Heenan 1,576
Cal 1,574
Jack Swain 1,554
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
RogerS 1,461
Tom Franz 1,452
Ralph Blight 1,440
Chuck Crowe 1,435
Kenneth Cade 1,429
Rick Norton 1,428
Janice & Bud 1,414
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,406
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
GocartMoz 1,340
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
scottandrew 1,292
DakLander 1,265
Ian Ferrin 1,230
PeteG 1,228
Glen King 1,212
IdeaGuy 1,209
AaronAuthier 1,177
Diane Ewing 1,158
summeoyo 1,085
Gerry 1,084
joro 1,077
BobbyJoe 1,075
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
lane1777 1,013
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
IronKnee 929
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 827
Juan 797
TKO 784
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
90 dB 745
tbryson 737
Andy K 734
Andy Kemp 733
ant 732
Jackie444 722
3daveyO3 704
Dayson 703
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
9ne 694
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Katziis 652
Deej56 640
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
NaomiSue 601
Pat Hardy 599
Irwin 589
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 565
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
Moosesong 528
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
BonzaiWag 523
Roderic 522
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
R&M 458
Philjo 454
Fdemetrio 451
fanito 448
trush48 448
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
Cecilee 379
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
sweetsong 370
danny 367
Jim Ryan 360
papaG 353
Alek 352
Z - man 350
John K 348
JamesDF5 347
Jaden 344
ddreuter 341
TheBaz 340
Steggy 339
leif 339
tonedeaf 336
rickwork 334
Eddie Ray 332
Johnboy 328
Bob Lever 328
Helicon1 327
lucian 326
Muskie 321
kc 319
Z. Mulls 318
ptondreau 313
ONOFFON 312
Chris B. 310
trush 304
ed323 297
Ellen M 293
lizzorn 291
nicnac49 290
pomeranj 289
Char 286
ktunes 285
mastrose 280
Register Today!
Welcome to the Just Plain Folks forums! You are currently viewing our forums as a Guest which gives you limited access to most of our discussions and to other features.

By joining our free community you will have access to post and respond to topics, communicate privately with our users (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free; so please join our community today!
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#1000558 - 03/21/13 02:28 PM How to deal with trolls ***  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 8,574
Mike Dunbar Offline
Mike Dunbar  Offline


JPF Mentor

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 8,574
Nashville Tennessee
Over the years we've had several internet trolls at JPF. An "internet troll" is someone, usually anonymous, who posts provocative inflammatory statements designed to get emotional responses and lure people into arguments. They often have an agenda, a vendetta or simply a joy of troublemaking. If you do a search on internet trolls, you'll find out most folks agree...including many psychologists...that the best way to deal with them is ignore them. Here's a good tactic on dealing with trolls that I found on the imbd site:

Remember, trolls feel rewarded by creating the biggest altercation possible. They want to get a reaction out of you. When you fight with a troll, he wins. When you reason with a troll, he wins. Any time that you give a troll attention, he gets exactly what he wants.

The best way to deal with trolls is to ignore them. When you ignore a troll, he doesn't get the satisfaction of creating an escalated conflict.

If you decide to leave a discussion because of the negative tone, do not dramatically announce that you are leaving. While that message may make you feel better, it only convinces the troll that he is winning.

You may also bring an abusive post to the attention of our moderators.

Please remember: the best way to deal with trolls is to ignore them.


http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?boardstrolls

So please, folks, don't feed the trolls.

Mike


You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. -Johnny Cash

It's only music.
-niteshift

Mike Dunbar Music

#1000566 - 03/21/13 02:53 PM Re: How to deal with trolls [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 8,574
Mike Dunbar Offline
Mike Dunbar  Offline


JPF Mentor

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 8,574
Nashville Tennessee
So I'm asking the folks here: When an anonymous poster starts attacking people, name calling or over-the-top negative criticisms, don't respond to their posts, just notify the moderators and write in "troll." (click on "notify" at the bottom of the post) Please don't answer them, don't acknowledge them, don't write about it in the "shout" box, just ignore them and notify the mods.

Don't forget, you can click on someone's name and between the "profile" and the "contact" bar, you'll find a button that says, "ignore this user." Click on that and you won't see their posts.

And moderators, there's a fine line between negative criticism and constructive criticism, but someone who is anonymous writing nasty reviews and finding absolutely nothing good about a lyric or song has, in my opinion, given up their credentials to criticize. If someone claims they are from the industry but wants to remain anonymous, have them contact Brian to confirm their claim. If they don't want to do that, as far as I'm concerned, anything over-the-top from an anonymous poster is grounds to remove their post.

Thanks Much,
Mike


You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. -Johnny Cash

It's only music.
-niteshift

Mike Dunbar Music

#1000652 - 03/22/13 01:19 AM Re: How to deal with trolls [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 18,504
Brian Austin Whitney Offline
Brian Austin Whitney  Offline


Top 10 Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 18,504
Indianapolis, IN USA
I just wanted to add a bit to Mike's words above, which I agree 100% with.

The only person who can remove a troll from the site is me. No other moderator can do that. Mike and Kevin (and a few others on specific boards) can help however. They can take immediate actions until I can take final actions. (And if you are a moderator and need more info on this, please send me a PM about it).

I always welcome PM's about any problems on the site. I won't always agree with your viewpoint, but I welcome you to continue on the next occasion you feel needs a look. Please include in the PM a direct link to the post in question, as often folks just say "Mike Dubar's post was mean!!!" and I have no idea which post you are referring to and having to search for it is a problem time wise. But I read all PM's and respond as best I can to each one, or I take immediate action, which will be apparent and needs no response beyond a thank you! = )

Anonymous people here have no rights nor benefit of the doubt should they behave badly. We don't know who they are and if they are doing inappropriate things, in most cases I don't take their side, but there are exceptions (such as cases where you disagree with them but they were not unprofessional in words or tone). There's really no reason for anyone to be unprofessional in words or tone, though sometimes even friends can get heated including myself. But that is where REAL people who we can verify (not just a name that looks real) can get the benefit of the doubt. Anonymous users don't. It is their choice to remain anonymous and in the world of Facebook and Twitter where most valid users are real people, it is expected that people will come out of the shadows here. If you want to remain anonymous, that is fine, just be friendly, polite and professional and there won't likely be an issue. Act rudely, and you're gone.

And we also automatically remove anyone using a Proxy server, no matter who you are. If you are a known member to me and you use one, you MUST let me know. Otherwise I will have to remove you until you either explain or go away.

You can't respond to this post, but if you have questions, PLEASE feel free to contact myself or Mike or Kevin and we'll do our best to answer your questions or concerns.

And finally, no one should EVER accept abuse or threats from someone here. Don't confuse that with strong disagreement where an idea is attacked and not you personally. But if someone sends you an email from this site or a PM or any other contact that originated from this site, please let us know so we can take actions. We DO cooperate with Police requests for information about threats, attacks, bullying, harassment or anything else they need to know in regards to a case. Don't mess with people here and expect to stick around or get away with it if you break the law.

Thanks to Mike and Kevin for your help with this.

Brian


Brian Austin Whitney
Founder
Just Plain Folks
jpfolkspro@aol.com
Skype: Brian Austin Whitney
Facebook: www.facebook.com/justplainfolks

"Don't sit around and wait for success to come to you... it doesn't know the way." -Brian Austin Whitney

"It's easier to be the bigger man when you actually are..."

[Linked Image]
#1125764 - 03/24/17 07:55 PM Re: How to deal with trolls [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 18,504
Brian Austin Whitney Offline
Brian Austin Whitney  Offline


Top 10 Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 18,504
Indianapolis, IN USA
Moving this to my Blog.


Brian Austin Whitney
Founder
Just Plain Folks
jpfolkspro@aol.com
Skype: Brian Austin Whitney
Facebook: www.facebook.com/justplainfolks

"Don't sit around and wait for success to come to you... it doesn't know the way." -Brian Austin Whitney

"It's easier to be the bigger man when you actually are..."

[Linked Image]

Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Membership
Join Just Plain Folks
to receive the free
JPNotes Newsletter!
*this is separate from
message board registration*

Newest Members
Omid, Frauwin, mikegouthro, Firebull777, KaseyNi
21048 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics118,079
Posts1,112,630
Members21,048
Average Posts Daily39
Most Online1,506
Mar 16th, 2017
Just Plain Quotes
"The great thing about a dream come true, is that it is born with a great appetite. That appetite keeps it growing and evolving and it swallows up all those other dreams you have and spits them back out as reality as well." -Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
Carl McLaughlin (74)
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0