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Funny Comment; Response?

« posted: 3 years ago »
From time to time, fusedjaw gets people trying to troll us in the comments. This one was particularly good:
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"I want to buy 2 different breeds of sea horses and raise them in separate tanks. Maybe even get captive bred ones vs. wild caught ones. I say vs because eventually I will put them in the same tank for 1 on 1 battles. I think it will be cool to watch them fight. Is this against the regulations? Is there a loophole? It will be like Pokémon lol. If sea horse vs sea horse gets boring, I could always throw my piranha in there. See how many sea horses it takes to challenge him! Thank you for the info"
Anyone have suggestions on a funny response?
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Re: Funny Comment; Response?

« Reply #1 posted: 3 years ago »
How does one give a funny response to a pathetic post like that?
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Re: Funny Comment; Response?

« Reply #2 posted: 3 years ago »
+1 some people need their head looking at.
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Re: Funny Comment; Response?

« Reply #3 posted: 3 years ago »
Well, the answer to that is because when your trolled, the only answer is to not take it seriously. Making fun of the troller is the most effective means of defusing them. Plus it's kind of fun. This was my husband's suggestion for a response:
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It's never a good idea to pit captive raised versus wild caught. They inevitably pair up, the wild caught using it's superior hunting skills and the tank raised bringing useful knowledge of how humans operate.

I believe the last time this happened was in a lab in the former Soviet Union in the mid 1970s, in an effort to weaponize the species. After the fourth week of the project, all communications with the facility were lost, emergency crews were called in and for a full three mile radius, no full bodies were found, only small pieces of macerated human tissue.

I'd advise against it.


Most people are fairly well behaved. I think the site gets 25-26k page views a month, and I get a handful of trolls per year. Most are obvious in their attempt; heavy handed and childish. Spammers are much more of a problem, I have to delete something every couple of days; more when I have a new article up.
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Re: Funny Comment; Response?

« Reply #4 posted: 3 years ago »
I like your husband's suggestion!
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