From: Mark Fergerson
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Subject: Re: Lack of trolls, kooks etc. in SED --- Theories?
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 18:15:47 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 14:15:47 EDT
Al Borowski wrote:
> Hi all,
> Whatever happened to all the wierdo's who used to inhabit
> I remember this time 2 years ago there were at least 5 full time
> trolls and our very own in house kook, R (You know who I'm talking
> about). Now, this newsgroup is eeriely quiet and on-topic. Whatever
> happened to these indivduals?
I recall flaming R once, intimating a
mental disorder (on his part) and
offering some (non-)professional advice,
for which _I_ got slightly flamed. He
vanished shortly thereafter.
> This phonemun (sp?) is not unique to SED. All over the net, Kooks are
HAMMOND vanished from sci.physics
shortly after I critiqued his SPOG and
intimated a mental disorder (also on his
> My theory is that all these trolls were creations of one very
> dedicated kook who has no nothing else to do then mess with usenet.
> This kook eventually got sick of starting flamewar's in SED, then
> moved on. It makes sense - notice how all the troublemakers
> disappeared @ once?
> Any other theories to explain this are welcome.
I don't really believe that I got rid
of R and HAMMOND singlehandedly, but it
makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to
think so. ;>)
And just in case, no, I'm not going to
try to get rid of any others. Some
people's idea of "troll" is my idea of
"occasionally cranky, but worthwhile,
poster" (I'm thinking specifically of
you, R.S.W., not that I think I could
drive you off, anyway). So there!
Mark L. Fergerson