A bit much for a flag text, so...

It starts with New employee has offensive Slack handle due to language barrier
A manager asks what he should do about an employee not able to speak english properly and not able to understand his chat name is offensive and embarassing.

Final update, solved (that was several days ago):

I asked the other employee who was able to translate to explain which word was the issue, while the employee with the bad handle seemed embarrassed, they were happy to oblige. Definitely was a language barrier issue, but problem solved.

Some days later, the "manager" got suspended in the meantime...

Now, https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/79003/manager-tell-me-slack-name-not-ok appears to be that employee, still not understanding anything in English and still clueless about the meaning of the chat name.


  • The manager solved the problem some days ago
  • The employee has a real name (says it is real) that doesn't exist
  • The employee has a Github account created some minutes ago
  • The employee somehow knows the exact reason why the manager was banned
  • The employee acts too stupid for any human being

=> Can't be legit. And I'm sure that's not the last question from him.

The question gets much activity ... "reward" for such a behaviour...

There is also a second meta post: https://workplace.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4013/why-i-troll-from-question

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    I think it's a little rash to call the first one trolling. The second question is probably trolling though.
    – user49733
    Commented Nov 3, 2016 at 0:10
  • (Clarification: I mean the second account. The first one is banned anyways)
    – deviantfan
    Commented Nov 3, 2016 at 0:12
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    Clearly there is one individual with at least two Workplace accounts. I'm still trying to decide if it's two, or three accounts in play. Mods - please nuke at least the obvious two. Commented Nov 3, 2016 at 0:26
  • I agree that, while plausible, it's a bit hard to be completely sure.
    – user30031
    Commented Nov 3, 2016 at 0:45
  • An Indian working in NYC definitely doesn't write such poor English, so I am 100% sure it is a troll. Anyway, the account (or at least one of the accounts) is suspended now.
    – Masked Man
    Commented Nov 3, 2016 at 5:35
  • @MaskedMan The first account was already suspended when I wrote this. That was (probably) the reason for the whole thing, childish "revenge". ... But I see that the second account got deleted completely :)
    – deviantfan
    Commented Nov 3, 2016 at 9:46
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    @MaskedMan I've known Indian immigrants since Junior High School. Not one has ever sounded like this knucklehead. It sounds more like someone's bad impression of a native American form the 19th century Commented Nov 3, 2016 at 12:26
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    The obvious giveway is really that if this person really were the legitimate employee, how on earth did they magically find stackexchange, the same exact stackexchange site that their manager used, and then also happened to magically find this post, and comprehend enough to know it's about them, and then reply. It could be a very rare coincidence, or it's the same person who obviously knows the site well.
    – user5621
    Commented Nov 4, 2016 at 10:33
  • @stanri Other than that and the things listed above, there's also the fact that this "employee" knew the details why the manager was suspended. I can't imagine a manager proudly telling it everyone.
    – deviantfan
    Commented Nov 4, 2016 at 10:43
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    @stanri the speech pattern is also very different from an Indian with poor English. It's what someone trying to appear to be poor with English would sound like. Commented Nov 4, 2016 at 12:09

2 Answers 2


Both accounts are deleted now (even the manager), so I guess it's solved.


How I troll? I in America for week, everyone tell me things wrong. I very frustrated.

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    You know, brand new accounts are plausible and everything, I'm not saying you're not real, I kinda find that mean to be honest, but you're bothering people.
    – user49733
    Commented Nov 3, 2016 at 0:15
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    Sorry sorry. I real.
    – user59574
    Commented Nov 3, 2016 at 0:17
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    I not "troll" .
    – user59574
    Commented Nov 3, 2016 at 0:27

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