Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Trolls and Comments

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I have posted this comment on a thread following an article (about M.E.
costing £102 million) in The Sussex Argus here
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/9259087.ME_costs_millions_in_lost_earnings/
but which could apply universally to any about M.E.

drjohnMECommunityTrust says ...
8:50am Tue 20 Sep 11
"I do hope that people who want to engage in serious debate about M.E.,
especially those who suffer with it and their carers, do not take the
bait from provocative postings but ignore them.

I also hope that the Argus retains them as dreadful examples but does
not close the discussion as an alternative to a brawl or the extra work
of moderating, which is what happens on some other websites, maintaining
myth and ignorance, denying a voice and which is thought to be the
deliberate intention of some of those (often known as "Trolls") who do
this, for their own ends."


May I urge people to write in support here and also watch for all future
occasions and nip it in the bud. Please do NOT reply to Trolls, no
matter how provocative - it's what they want and, if you do, they have
succeeded in part 1 of the exercise and that is more likely to lead to
part 2 of having the discussion closed and ALL comments including the
best lost, which is probably what they want -- and you are helping them.
Please think very carefully before you post. Never do so in high
emotion, perhaps sleep on it, or ask someone before you submit.

Best wishes
John
drjohngreensmith@mecommunitytrust.org
ME Community Trust.org
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Good advice.  Thanks, Dr. John.

I've seen too many responses from PWCs that actually go to prove the other 
side's claims that we're mentally unstable.

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