As many of you have probably noticed, we have a regular troll who feels the need to post several near-illiterate threads containing some old school racism at about the same time EVERY night. He gets banned every night, but still comes back with a new email address. We are on the case and I'd expect it to lead to some quite serious trouble for the perpetrator in the relatively near future.
Dealing with him is annoying and time consuming enough without having to deal with everyone else commenting and 'feeding' him. If you reply to his threads or quote him in your own reply it means the process of deleting him becomes much, much more difficult.
I'm genuinely insulted actually. I'm one person dealing with all of the reported posts related to this guy as promptly and efficiently as I can, night after night. Amongst those reports I've got numerous people telling me to 'sort him out', 'ban him NOW' and 'GET RID OF THIS TROLL' as well as suggesting over-simplified means of dealing with him that simply can't work on a forum the size of RR.
I'm sure a lot of you come on here to look at old cars. I used to, now I just take abuse and watch people make assumptions and accusations about my character or life that no-one who actually knows me would recognise in a thousand years.
well id just like to say firstly that i for one really appreciate the work you put into this forum and that goes for all the mods.... i still think this is the best forum i have used and still log in every day so you must be doing something right.. :BIG THUMBS UP:
and secondly i hope the person who is the troll gets caught and and relevent actions taken.. si
rmad, the "silent" majority of us do appreciate your efforts to keep this forum a fine area for us. It's like all these slick operations, things go smoothly and no one really knows what is going on behind the scenes.
Sadly, there are people who set out to cause the rest of us normal folk stress and irritation.
Keep up the great work, moderation is a bit of a thankless task but without it where would we be?
We do appreciate the quick response on this. With regard to the slightly curt wording to the reports, well, there needs to be something in the box, I guess we're just putting in something quick & obvious, without meaning to be overly demanding.
I hope this sad individual gets their cumuppence[sp?] in the end.
This is my all time favourite forum. I would like to say thankyou here to everyone who makes it possible, from the admin, to re moderators and the community as a whole. You have made many hours of my life that would otherwise have been boring very enjoyable and given me plenty of inspiration and temptation for my own automobiles. I would very much like to kick those who try and ruin it in their tiny gonads.
Amongst those reports I've got numerous people telling me to 'sort him out', 'ban him NOW' and 'GET RID OF THIS TROLL' as well as suggesting over-simplified means of dealing with him that simply can't work on a forum the size of RR.
Sorry. He annoyed me, and I couldn't think of anything helpful to put in the 'report' text box.
You do amazing work here Rmad, and everyone knows it. Bro-hug.
Don't post a great deal considering how long I've been on here, but this forum is one of the best resources for cool cars/stuff and general friendliness. It's grown massively and it's testament to the mods that the occasional waster can't spoil it for the majority...
Email : IP : Date email@example.com : 184.108.40.206 : Nov 25,2001, 5:28pm firstname.lastname@example.org : 220.127.116.11 : Nov 24, 2011, 5:46pm email@example.com : 18.104.22.168 : Nov 23, 2011, 7:35pm firstname.lastname@example.org : 22.214.171.124 : Nov 22, 2011, 8:11pm email@example.com : 126.96.36.199 : Nov 18, 2011, 5:56pm
Something to know, that is I think a mobile IP address (Carphone Warehouse Broadband Services) unless they are using Plusnet, but I'm guessing by the short messages that whoever is doing this is doing it from a mobile, or is actually properly retarded, are you properly retarded mr.retro racist troll?
I've got the content of all the messages, the IP addresses and the email addresses, and given sufficient material I can report the IP addresses, dates, contents etc. under the Communications Act 2003 (section 127 if you are interested).
I suspect also that it is someone who people on here know as when I commented on Brian Damaged's facebook status that I hope whoever it is dies in a fire, the attacks increased. So it could be someone in your friends list Brian... Whoever it is actually spends them time doing this every night, and for that they have my pity, as that is a pretty pathetic way to spend your time.
Please folk remember to just report the posts, we'll delete them when we see the reports. Don't reply, don't feed this subhuman trash, they clearly want attention which they must not be getting elsewhere in their lives, so don't give it to them. We'll just pretend they don't exist, whilst they gradually give us more evidence to go against them with.