To: TrollBlacklist HinduHome.com
Subject: Non-troll request
I was looking at your list and am about to sign up. But, I saw a friend-of-a-friend
on the list, and thought it might not be such a great idea.
The "troll" is tps12. If you look at his postings, he's posted funny, insightful
comments. Recently, he had one rated "troll" (which I disagreed with.)
He also has some rated "flamebait", some of which are rather witty cutting
Here's his link:
Note: I have no particular attachment to this guy (or knowledge of him)
other than he is a friend-of-a-friend, and I respect my friend's opinions.
John, thanks for your input. Sadly, you have been tricked by a very nasty person. Tps12's positive comments are what we call "karma whoring", i.e. an attempt to gain and maintain the +1 posting bonus in order to leverage more effective Troll posts by exposing his Troll posts to a larger audience. The saddest thing about trolls who "karma whore" like Tps12 is that many could have been constructive members of society. Consider this misinformation post in which tps12 willfully posts false information, thereby ruining a Linux story for hundreds of Gentoo users, many of whom wasted their time refuting him.
Tps12 is even "famous" as trolls go, making regular appearances in their little hidey holes. We've caught him, we've nailed him to the ground, and he won't ruin any more discussions.
Please continue to keep the feedback coming. Together, we can stop the few Slashdot trolls who ruin the experience for everybody.