[hackerspaces] any recommendations for handling of a troll?

Peter ernstpeterboehm at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 21:10:56 CET 2014

thanks for your opinion, you convinced me:

ignore him, give him no reason to start whatever he might do.
we will lead him gently out of our hackerspace if he shows up,
i will not allow any discussion.

quietly delete/block/ignore. the costs the least amount of energy and time.

i ask others not to write this person any mail. a justification is not 

again, thanks, peter

ps: our "guy" seams to be harmless, compared to the 
creeper/stalker/whatever in the other thread.

On 01/27/2014 08:39 AM, Arclight wrote:
> I agree with the last caller. This sort of thing is "attention-seeking
> behavior." Unfortunately, the proper response is to deny the troll
> attention, and thus make their increasingly-aggressive attempts at being
> noticed and validated not productive. This is not very satisfying, but
> it's the only thing that works.  Don't ask them to leave again, don't
> respond in any way, just quietly delete/block/ignore and move on.
> Do document it whenever they pop up again, and save the e-mail or
> voicemail trail. This is also the sort of person that is liable to cause
> you trouble later by claiming that you discriminated against them at the
> board meeting or ran over their cat or whatever. Really, treat them as
> you would any other mentally-ill person who has an unnatural and
> specific interest in interacting with your group.
> Arclight
> On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 11:31 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net
> <mailto:rubin at starset.net>> wrote:
>     Dave wrote, On 2014-01-26 20:54:
>      > Don't feed the troll!
>     Plus one.
>     --
>     Rubin
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