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Subject: Fwd: [MDALLEGA] WHERE IS EVERYONE?
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 16:10:03 -0400
FYI: Many lists are hit by "trolls" from time to time. A Google search
on internet trolls is very informative. Recently , another list I
belong to was infected with at least one troll. He or she took on a
number of different identities, and knew how to use addresses
similar to real members and attribute really nasty messages to others.
They start with a seemingly innocent message, then become more and more
inflammatory--sometimes answering themselves under another name. It can
get ugly. The list owner was able to block the trolls shortly after it
became obvious what was happening.