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Jan 15, 2013 08:29 AM

When a 'poster' goes off the rails..

What to do when somewhat of a new poster becomes combative, looking for a fight and has no sense of reasoning to their post..
(no, I'm not talking about me)
; )

Feed the troll, ignore them, report them or banter with them?

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  1. I tend to feed the troll or ignore. I try not to report anything that isn't black and white.

    1. Reporting is only for posts that are genuinely vulgar or offensive in some other way (more than merely insulting), I think.

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      1. re: GH1618

        Please report insulting posts -- we're actually rather more likely to delete a post for being insulting than for being vulgar. If it's both insulting and vulgar, of course, we're really likely to delete it.

        1. re: The Chowhound Team

          >>>Please report insulting posts<<<

          Ok, then. I would like to report an insulting post. INDIANRIVERFL went to a wine tasting at Glorioso's. He posted a full review here yet never invited the rest of the local posters (myself included) to that tasting. I find that he would report about it but not invite us insulting!

          1. re: Fowler

            It was a surprise a from my nieces who share a flat a block away. They even paid for it!! I plead innocence.

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          1. I used to banter with them, but.....

            then I would be deleted....

            then I would then be spanked...

            then I would be suspended.....

            I have since tried reporting....but am often ignored...

            So now I just ignore.

            1. I ignore them. I have better things to do with my time than engage one who is illogical and simply looking for a fight.