Comment 51975

By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted November 20, 2010 at 19:11:45

Downvoting establishes the shared awareness that a comment is inappropriate and does not warrant a response.

Oh, for sure. It is no doubt an effective way for those who have enough self awareness to understand the justice of such a mild correction at those times when they have fallen into trollish behavior or inflammatory posting. For those in whom the behaviour is so habitual it has become intractable, planned ignoring is the best way-- which, as you say, requires shared awareness on the part of the ignorers (pretty much impossible to achieve in an open, online community) because consistency is extremely important to bring about any positive change in behaviour. Which means that there will always be some trolls, whatever system is used.

BTW-- your dedication to a well-run discussion board is really appreciated.

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