The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110205   Message #2472110
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Oct-08 - 04:09 PM
Thread Name: Posting Policy / No Anonymous Guests
Subject: RE: Posting Policy
Please remember that the FAQ requests that you do not respond to trolls (people who post just to cause trouble or provoke a fight). I get all sorts of messages from people, outraged that Mudcat "allows" people to post racist or provocative messages. Time and time again I explain that Mudcat "allows" nothing of the sort - people do such things on their own initiative, taking advantage of the generally uncensored freedom of the Mudcat forum.

Yes, if messages are clearly racist or are outright personal attacks, they will eventually be deleted - usually within a matter a two or three hours. We review all Guest messages, so we rarely miss an objectionable message if it's from a Guest. It's much harder to delete such messages if there is a string of Mudcatter messages responding in outrage to the post.
Don't you people see that your outraged response is exactly what the trolls crave?
Please, do us all a favor and

Don't respond to troll messages.

-Joe Offer-