On Forum Moderation

bachmeier no at spam.net
Tue Oct 22 19:44:22 UTC 2019

On Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at 19:11:39 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 10/21/2019 2:45 PM, welkam wrote:
>> On Monday, 21 October 2019 at 07:16:16 UTC, Walter Bright 
>> wrote:
>>> Mike's advice is still good. Don't reply to people who push 
>>> your buttons.
>> And all the C programmer need to pay more attention when 
>> writing their code so they would not get buffer overflows.
> Buffer overflows are unintentional. Replies are intentional. 
> The analogy isn't apt.
> Nevertheless, I do know that asking people to not reply to 
> trolls doesn't work. This is where experience comes in - it 
> takes a few years for youthful enthusiasm "this time it will be 
> different" to reply to be battered into bitter oblivion by 
> experience.

I'll repeat that ignoring trolls doesn't solve the problem. If 
someone says in 40 different threads that they don't use D 
because of the D1/D2 split, and nobody responds to say "that's 
BS" then thousands of people that don't know D will come across 
those posts, assume it's true, and move on to a different 
language. Or worse, they'll see one troll talking about D's 
compiler bugs and another troll talking about D being a dead 
language and another troll talking about something else. Nuke 
those posts and the problem is solved.

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