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Internet trolls
Started by: mindar (369) Report abuse


Many trolls find it amusing to ask clueless questions until the discussion collapses as a result. These trolls often attempt to present themselves in a sympathetic light. The goal here is to encourage others to start flinging insults. The troll can then point to the other person and accuse him or her of being unfair or mean while maintaining the role of innocent victim.

One common tactic is to cross post the same message into several threads. This helps increase the likelihood that the troll will get a "bite" from an unsuspecting victim. By posting off-topic messages into multiple threads, the troll has a higher chance of annoying someone.

Be aware of them. They are out there.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2285) Report abuse
I suppose a good indication of a troll is if the troll as a stupid looking avatar ....

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
Hahaha😆

Posted by: mindar (369) Report abuse
Oh I wouldn't say that Tom2S I quite like your avatar. Just remove the nut

Posted by: jathbee (8738) Report abuse
😂😂😂 nice one mindar.

Posted by: jarvo (28086)  Report abuse
TTS:

Posted by: mindar (369) Report abuse
The One Word Only Troll
There's always that one contributor who just says "lol" or "what" or "k" or "yes" or "no."

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
Still laughing at TTS comment

Posted by: mindar (369) Report abuse
Me too

Posted by: jathbee (8738) Report abuse
I'm still laughing at yours mindar.

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
I like TTS comment, it looks like it's upset someone

Everybody laughs at backtrack jathbee posting smileys because she can give it but can't take it

Posted by: jathbee (8738) Report abuse
😂😂😂

Posted by: mindar (369) Report abuse

The Forever Offended Troll
When controversial topics are discussed online, they're bound to offend someone. That's normal. But then there are the types of trolls who can take a piece of content – often times it's a joke, or something sarcastic – and turn on the digital waterworks. They're experts at taking humorous pieces of content and turning them into an argument by playing the victim.

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
Thanks for that

Posted by: mindar (369) Report abuse
The Persistent troll

They believe they're right, and everyone else is wrong.and they're always determined to have the last word

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
Keep up the good work

Posted by: jathbee (8738) Report abuse
😂😂😂

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
It's good info as it's something I've never been

Posted by: jathbee (8738) Report abuse

Posted by: mindar (369) Report abuse
The insult troll is a pure hater, plain and simple. And they don't even really have to have a reason to hate or insult someone. These types of trolls will often accuse people of certain things, doing anything they can to get a negative emotional response from them – just because they can.

Posted by: kathpressey (4428)  Report abuse
well I don't understand people whi deliberately set out to bait and upset others. I wouldn't want to be like that

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
Me neither kath, the worts one on here even said she wasn't getting into arguments but yet she causes most of them.

Posted by: mindar (369) Report abuse
@Kathp. Only a sad bitter person would want to be like that Kath.There can't be much going on in their lives.

The mythological troll it's is known to be an ugly, dirty, angry creature that lives in dark places, like caves or underneath bridges, waiting to snatch up anything that passed by for a quick meal.

The internet troll is a modern version of the mythological version. They hide behind their computer screens, and actively go out of their way to cause trouble.

Trolling makes a lot of cowardly people feel stronger. They like to provoke readers into making an emotional response. So best to ignore them.

Posted by: Stardelta (6129) Report abuse
The sad thing about internet trolls is that not everyone recognises them for what they are.

Indeed some will maintain they are fine, honest, upstanding and decent people, even when there is plenty of evidence to the contrary.

I could name names and give examples....... But then I would be as bad as they are!

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
Well there is plenty of evidence that one on here is definitely not a decent person, a nasty troll who causes trouble on here, and says things that they wouldn't dare say in public, yes, but not decent.

Posted by: lectriclegs (3046) Report abuse
At last an admission.

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
And here is one of them, only comes on to cause trouble, why don't you stay ont uther site

Posted by: nanajacqui (1148)  Report abuse
LL I think you mean the only decent poster on here at last he admits it...when someone goes on holiday people usually say have a good time.He said he thought someone was missing to provoke me but I don't rise to him,pathetic man

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
And here's another nasty one, from behind the keyboard

Must be raining in tenerife, If that's were she is, unless she's just come on to cause trouble

Posted by: madamehmurray (6008)   Report abuse
Was in a chat from in an internet troll was in there

Posted by: mindar (369) Report abuse
I hope you ignored him madamehmurray.

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
There's a few on her, erin, nasty folk hiding behind there keyboard.

Posted by: mindar (369) Report abuse
Flamer troll. This troll likes to cause trouble anywhere, with anyone for any reason. If there’s no trouble to be had this troll will cause some.

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
You post very similar to someone who got skimmed of here a while ago.

Posted by: Stardelta (6129) Report abuse
One of several Baz, they must think we are daft!

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
The more I think about it, SD, the more your right.

Won't be long before they join the "pack"

Posted by: mindar (369) Report abuse
I rest my case

Posted by: jathbee (8738) Report abuse
Indeed, mindar.

Posted by: jarvo (28086)  Report abuse
Red-lipped troll, sometimes bespectacled and sometimes not.

Appears in several guises and on several websites.

Not one to be reckoned with and will disappear when I give the nod...

Posted by: broady (13141)   Report abuse
Classic case of cognitive distortion. Sad really.

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
Well, I really didn't expect 2 of the stooges to post on this thread 🐑 🐑

Posted by: jathbee (8738) Report abuse
There has goes again making threats that he can't back up. And then he wonders why no one believes he was on THAT train 😂😂😂

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
A bit like you, being nasty to folk because you're behind your keyboard 🐔

Posted by: jathbee (8738) Report abuse
😂😂😂

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
Didn't expect the smileys, because your hid behind your keyboard I thought you would have been more mature and answered. 🐔

Posted by: jathbee (8738) Report abuse
😂😂😂

Posted by: nanajacqui (1148)  Report abuse
Mindar said he'll always have the last word & she's correct,this thread was idle for two days until he jumped in again with both feet

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
Here's another 🐑

Pathetic really.

Posted by: jathbee (8738) Report abuse
😂😂😂

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
The ironic part of this the one who claimed they wasn't getting involved in arguments is the main one who starts them... Hypocritical or what 🐔

Posted by: jathbee (8738) Report abuse
💤💤💤 😂😂😂😂

Posted by: basil brush (9523) Report abuse
You'll find that a troll only says things because there hidden behind a keyboard 🐔

They would never call someone a stupid old man" or "a mard sado" in public

Posted by: jathbee (8738) Report abuse
💤💤💤😂😂😂

 
 
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