I came here to say exactly this. People clearly weren’t around for the Reanimation drama (“A remix album already? LP have sold out!”). Or the Meteora drama (“This is exactly like Hybrid Theory! LP have sold out!”). Or the withholding of tracks from the Live In Texas DVD to put them on the LPU CD. Or the various trolls like Manson, Krwlng, Dragonfli, Moo3000, Jawknee etc. Or the “hacking” fall-out. Or when the ticket pre-release codes were leaked. Or even when the board was kept in the dark about the future of the LPUX. And when the prices for LPUX were announced.
This board has always had drama and it’s survived through various states of activity. It’s no different to any other.[/quote]
Yep, I remember the same, the Collision Course crap, the Fort Minor crap, the LP-on-hiatus crap… there’s always some sort of crap going on. I used to think ignoring it made it go away. Actually now I think the actual answer is to get used to it or roll with it. The periods where there was peace was when there was quiet: ie, nobody was posting anything. That’s worse.
Sometimes it does get really really bad. Go tell a mod about it then, since clearly by the time they’ve broken a rule by that point.
If there’s no rules broken then it’s fair game. You can participate in the discussion like a civil person, hopefully without being repetitive or annoying. Let there be heated debates. Of course, you participate at your own risk: If you have a opinion, then other people have a right to have an opinion on your opinion. Most people there will make up (and/or make out) later anyway.
If you think you’ve found a troll, go and ignore it or report them. Your participation isn’t mandatory on any particular thread here, you can go post on another one.
Or, realize that since somebody always goes to feed the trolls, sing TROLOLOLOLOL to yourself and countertroll with glee.
What not to do around a troll is get butthurt and get in a serious business argument with them. Then they’ve won and you’ve lost.