Comment 59910

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted February 17, 2011 at 11:35:18 in reply to Comment 59908

Before a community can agree to ignore a troll, it first needs a way to establish shared awareness that the troll is a troll. In the absence of that shared awareness, people will still feel compelled to debunk or refute the troll's comments, lest they be construed as legitimate or representative.

In that light, I see downvoting as a form of communication not with the troll but with the rest of the community.

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