No Troll Zone Policy

No Troll Zone Policy

 

Please contact me if you have a problem of any kind on our web site. ~Laddie Morse

laddiemorse@gmail.com

 

troll 4Arguments vs Lively Discussions

What will not be allowed:

Bloggers starting an argument for the sake of arguing, with the intention of upsetting others.

What will be allowed and encouraged:

Lively discussions in which a difference of opinions is expressed in a respectful way.

 

Inflammatory vs Exclamatory

What will not be allowed:

Comments meant to spark anger, or express hostility towards others.

What will be allowed:

Expressing great surprise, strong emotions and even vehement protest for others views. Disagreeing strongly, is not a reason for expulsion. Being told “You’re wrong” followed by the reason(s) why, should open a door for quality discussion, not anger.”

 

Harassment* and/or Bullying vs Standing Ground

What will not be allowed:

Comments which disparage others and have one purpose and that is to hurt others (please seek therapy).

What will be allowed:

Comments that are intended to be playful: recognizing that when we “play,” sometimes someone skins their knee. Please consider an apology as a sign of great strength. Repeated and purposeful skinning of another’s knees, will be called what it is: Bullying.

*Note: the difference between Harassment and Bullying is… that Harassment includes a physical threat. Such comments will be reported to real authorities. Please be aware that that whatever you do or say online, is easily tracked.

 

troll 3Disrespect vs Respect

What will not be allowed:

Comments that could wound another’s sense of positive self-worth.

What will be allowed:

Comments that build a bond and bolster everyone’s esteem.

“Asking questions” of another is a great way to honor and respect what they think, feel or believe. Tip: If you and someone else consistently disagree, sometimes it’s best to just ask a quesiton… and then leave it at that.

 

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Synonyms for Troll: ogre, monster, demon, hobgoblin

 

Troll: Etymology (history of a word):

There are several accounts to choose from when it comes to where the word “troll” originally came from.

 

1. A fishing term: dragging a lure along as a boat is moving. Similarly, trawling: when fishermen drag their nets along side of their boats.

2. White Eye: in China, trolls is interpreted as “white eye, meaning, “eyes without pupils.” which translates to those who have no sensitivity to the world or those around them.

3. Ala kireema: In the Singhalese language spoken in Sri Lanka, troll means, “sabotage.”

 

The oldest definition on the meaning of “troll” is of a French descent: to “wander, to go in quest of game without purpose.”

 

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“Let’s make sure what we post has a contextual purpose… and is not aimed at the character of another person.” ~Laddie Morse

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