Mudcat Café message #440966 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33195   Message #440966
Posted By: Roughyed
15-Apr-01 - 04:02 AM
Thread Name: Non-music....Why,oh why, oh why?
Subject: RE: Non-music....Why,oh why, oh why?
Interesting discussion. I'm pretty new to the net so I've only met this phenomenon very recently. If you get a group of people together physically, one person will take a leading role, one an opposition role, another the group humourist, another the diplomat etc.

With virtual groups like this one you can see the roles people take but it's not exactly the same. A fruitful area for research maybe, although I can't quite see what for. Maybe the troll etc.is the on line version of the opposition role. There again it might just be the childish impulse to kick over sandcastles.

The best way I have seen so far of dealing with these people is to carry on a serious conversation 'around' their contributions if you know what I mean.