So, You Want to Learn About Trolls...

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Well written article posted by permission from author.

    Trolls

    Recently I was asked to write an article on trolls for a group of board moderators on another website. I

    was very surprise that several of the people had little to no knowledge about trolls; it was suggested

    that I should perhaps make some of the information public in the hopes of helping others identify this

    potential threat.

    I would first like to note that in my experiences on the Web, and as a site host, I have learned that a

    majority of the people who surf the Internet, post on message boards and chat rooms, and generally

    befriend each other, are real, legitimate, true, and honest people. Because of the dangers out there,

    some people may be more reluctant to share information and therefore can appear suspicious, but they

    are certainly not deceitful or out to intentionally hurt others.

    There is a small group that are dishonest and deliberately target and attack others. The anonymous

    nature of internet life has allowed them to take advantage and downright hurt people. I am a true believer

    that the main defense against these individuals is education. I will also note that I don't claim to be an

    authority on this issue. As a site owner I have done extensive research on this issue and have had

    "hands on" experience dealing with trolls, giving me a significant amount of real life reference. I hope our readers will find this information helpful.
     
  2. Eldar

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    Wow!!! Really interesting article. It's been bookmarked.
    Thanks, ronjor. ;)
     
  3. dog

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    Hmmm ... Nice Find. :) Buddy. ~Interesting~
     
  4. dog

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    Ps. I hope a ~special~ someone takes a read of this ... especially the "Destroyers" Sub-Section ... ;)

    My Final Word.

    Thanks Again Ron ... That made me feel a whole lot better ...

    Great Advice for all of us. ;)

    Steve

    ( I got my goat back, IYKWIM ;) )
     
  5. Blackspear

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    I liked this part:

    "...don't feed the trolls. The thing that a troll hates the most is to be ignored. They have to create conflict and get attention in order to fill that psychological need. If they are ignored...if they can't cause trouble...if they do not get attention, it's no fun for them and they usually move on elsewhere."

    Cheers :D
     
  6. Marja

    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    HI ALL!

    I liked that part too! Good find, Ronjor, gonna send it to some families of my own, always looking for good puter links for families.

    Cheers!! :D

    Marja:cool:
     
  7. nadirah

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    Interesting. *thumbs up*
     
  8. wildman

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    :) How true, but one does not suffer fools easily.

    Thanks
    wildman
    :D :cool:
     
  9. Eldar

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    A perfect example of a troll would be ash1ey.
    He's back at the Spyware Warrior forum, stirring things up. :(
     
  10. Primrose

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    I thought ash1ey was Banned for violating forum policy but have not viewed the guest posts lately..what a shame..never did bring much to the party.
     
  11. Eldar

    Eldar Registered Member

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    He was banned, but re-registered under other usernames and other IP's.
    See usernames: nicetry, dontkeepbanninme, meagain.
    He sure didn't bring anything in, except his flaming, arrogant posts. :'(
    It appears he made his last post. Let's hope so.o_O
     
  12. ronjor

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    To the top! :D
     
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    Thanks ronjor, this is interesting.
    But now I think I look like a Troll, instead of a pretty elf... http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/2619/embarassed8lq.gif

    And Oh my gawd ! :eek:

    I sure hope I don't act like one !!!!

    I want to remain, at all times...sweet, kind & innocent... friendly as can be...and all in all...acceptable to this wild community in the
    Wilder's Forest ...:'( :'( :'(
     
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  14. slammer_JvA

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    :doubt: ...
    Reading is one, learning and acting accordingly another huh?

    (It's quite difficult not feeding the trolls, isn't it? :doubt: )
     
  15. thetroll

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    Well same to you. Please don't feed the troll. Thank you.
     
  16. bid ed

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    Trolling.......my kind of phishing!!

    100lb test line on deep sea rig.....port tv for ball game....liquid refreshment... soft pillows for a little snooze....small lake so I don't get lost. Oh...and a 200hp outboard for enough oomph!

    Snagging em in Saskatchewan, Sig ed
     
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    Nice phish ed .. using the right trolling bait is the key to a successful cache. :D
     

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    For a minute there I thought you lost sumthin' on the back shelf :p
     

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    I'm reminded about the song of "Trolls".....it went something like this.

    "Troll lol lol fiddle dee dee dee it gives me a thrill,

    To wake up in the morning on Mocking Bird Hill"

    Making mock in Missipequa, messy ed
     
  20. ~*Nat*~

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    Hmmmmmm....trolling or rolling in the hills, lil ed...

    I've got this feeling you're avoiding something...... ;) ;) :D:D

    It's ok to post showing your cute face ya know ! :D
     
  21. bid ed

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    Nyah...nyah...nyah Noodle lover,

    I ain't afeared of nuttin!!

    Well....mebbe a little.

    Minding my P's & Q's, Quaking ed
     
  22. ~*Nat*~

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    Oh quit that quaking, and just come back to us, lil chicken. :D

    I'll give ya some candy....*yum* ;)
     
  23. yogishree

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    Though the characterisation was immediately recognisable but the label -'Trolls' - I was unacquainted with.Another symptom of this disease - for this is what it is - could be their penchant for using "superlatives".

    Thanks for adding to the vocabulary.
     
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    Does that offer apply to others as well? If that offer's still on the table, I'll take it :D
     
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