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Really Linux: Dealing with Anti-Linux Trolls

Mar 11, 2006, 23:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Walter V. Koenning)

[ Thanks to Walter Koenning for this link. ]

"It's my desire to help the Linux community deal with a growing issue of trolls packing new Linux user forums with bad advice and sometimes down right lies. In the past few years this issue has gone from being a one-off to such a common occurrence today that it's getting out of hand. For many good user articles, there's some troll salivating at the chance to speak negatively about the article, Linux, compatibility issues, the author, the author's mamma, and so on.

"This happens every day now on many Linux sites. In a recent response to an article published on a Linux site, a troll declared the article useless and pointless. Now mind you, the article was some user's personal experiences helping his friend move to Linux..."

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