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12 Mar 2013 02:17

We have a good discussion going on in the Power Meter thread in the fitness section which is being really heavily trolled by one person.

When is something going to be done about this?

http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=20109
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12 Mar 2013 02:37

Here's your answer, pretty simple too : http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=5443

You keep feeding him so he comes back for more, stop feeding him and he will go away. My suggestion is to ban the troll and the troll feeder, ends things very very fast and not just in that thread.
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12 Mar 2013 02:58

Over at Slowtwitch they banned Power Cranks threads, just flat out banned them. You are treading on thin ice if you even mention the product. The reason: Endless trolling by Frank Day.

Day's trolling has a purpose. He does not want to pay to advertise on sites, so he makes zillions of posts about anything that might prove his snake oil does not work.

As I said in the moderator thread, it would be nice to have a thread about power that is not crap flooded by Day. It is an important cycling subject.
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12 Mar 2013 03:12

I complained to a mod about it but got no response.
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12 Mar 2013 03:23

Guy reminds me of House. It isn't just trolling, it's a person with mental instability trolling. That's a special combination my friend. BPC is another example. Wow. Remind me to never mention power meters anywhere...
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12 Mar 2013 03:41

Frank the Tank went full retard long before he ever set foot in this place. You can't cure what ails him.
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16 Mar 2013 08:40

It's odd that Fergie et al essentially do the same spamming in other threads with no consequence. It was clear that frank was just returning the favour.
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16 Mar 2013 09:11

Funny. What was I selling?
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16 Mar 2013 12:52

ChewbaccaD wrote:Guy reminds me of House. It isn't just trolling, it's a person with mental instability trolling. That's a special combination my friend. BPC is another example. Wow. Remind me to never mention power meters anywhere...


Wow is right. The only thing missing is "The size of a pumpkin" or "Frontal lobe development". Hopefully House and BPC have found an outlet for their crazy, keeping it bottled up can't be healthy
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16 Mar 2013 16:24

CoachFergie wrote:Funny. What was I selling?


You are a proponent of a specific tool/methodology, as is he.
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16 Mar 2013 17:18

function wrote:You are a proponent of a specific tool/methodology, as is he.


Funny how you perceive that as spamming. Not the soundest business strategy advocating generalities such as training, coaching and measuring fitness.
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16 Mar 2013 17:27

Sometimes the off topic posts in those threads suggest sockpuppet to sockpuppet dialog.
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16 Mar 2013 19:07

function wrote:It's odd that Fergie et al essentially do the same spamming in other threads with no consequence. It was clear that frank was just returning the favour.


There needs to be someone to counter Frank Day's BS.

function wrote:You are a proponent of a specific tool/methodology, as is he.


One is a proponent of scientifically recognized training methods. The other is a proponent of dubious equipment with a support "evidence" consisting of ludicrous anecdotes and even more ludicrous claims.
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16 Mar 2013 19:38

CoachFergie wrote:Funny how you perceive that as spamming. Not the soundest business strategy advocating generalities such as training, coaching and measuring fitness.


I'm not talking about the validity of either method, i'm talking about the commenting style (spamming) by you in Frank's thread and Frank in your thread. Do you not see the similarities?

Whether one is a coach or not does not give one free reign to carpet bomb threads.
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16 Mar 2013 20:17

First you need learn the difference between spamming and trolling. Spaming is creating a thtead that is designed to draw people to discuss a product. Trolling is what Frank Day was doing in the Power Meter thread and everyone was asked to stay on topic by the mods.
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17 Mar 2013 02:51

CoachFergie wrote:First you need learn the difference between spamming and trolling. Spaming is creating a thtead that is designed to draw people to discuss a product. Trolling is what Frank Day was doing in the Power Meter thread and everyone was asked to stay on topic by the mods.


Do you honestly believe your comments were neither spamming nor trolling? The evidence is there for all to see, I'll leave it at that.
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17 Mar 2013 03:03

My comments were neither.
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17 Mar 2013 03:04

FrankDay was suspended for ignoring a very specific request, nothing more.
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17 Mar 2013 21:42

Is spamming allowed in threads?
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