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Jail for trolling
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Posted 9/15/11

hei007 wrote:

Let me guess you're a bully? The human brain is a more delicate thing then you think asshat. If a person keeps getting told that he/she is worthless, and should kill themselves (for example) then they will start to think it's true. And what pops in your head when you think of bullying? Noogies or something? Because SERIOUS bullying gets way out of hand, and borders on torture in my opinion, which is a situation where a lot of people would contemplate suicide.


YAAAS. Drag him to the pits of hell.
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Posted 9/15/11
Wow, really? So would this mean the troll failed or was the troll successful?
Posted 9/15/11
disproportionate retribution, don't you think? Even if I hate trolls I think this is awfully extreme. I would've just had the troll get a nice fine instead of jail time. A good way for the government get a small amount of money while keeping some room in a jail open for the real monsters of society. Trolls don't qualify as monsters usually, just dickheaded jerks.

I feel bad for the girl, even sympathetic. Because I was bullied myself and even contemplated suicide. So I'm going to hope it was the best for her.
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Posted 9/15/11
Maybe youtube should try this method. lol
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Posted 9/15/11
This is ridiculous. I thought the UK considered itself part of the free world. Sure he is a jerk, but does that have any significance at all when weighed against the onset of an oppressive socialist police state?
Posted 9/15/11
Oh, things got serious. That's why I try to keep my trolling PG-13 and try to choose my words properly. I guess I got a different trolling background.


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Can't say this isn't new to me with cyberbullying (Trolling) leading to deaths and stuff...My thoughts goes to the family and friends. Thats all I can say. GAH I hate when auto correct doesn't give me the right words..


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Posted 9/16/11 , edited 9/16/11
The internet has created this odd void, where people can basically be as moronic, annoying and mean as they want to. And be anonymous.
The anonymous aspect is what creates issue. People are willing to say and do things, they otherwise wouldn't, because they feel untouchable.
I quickly made a deal with myself to never say anything on the internet, that i wouldn't say in real life.
Every once in a while i will engange in strongly worded arguments, or even the occasional innocuous, light hearted trolling against people i find to be silly. But never anything i wouldn't do face to face.

The internet is filled with sad souls and keyboard warriors. And i do feel there should be some sort of repercussions to their actions sometimes.
However, you do run into the issue of free speech. And then the problem becomes very similar to the thing that has been going on with the Westboro baptist church, and the Phelps family for a long time. When they picket funerals, expressing joy about the fact that they are dead, and that they hope, they suffer torment forever.

There is definitely a line i think shouldn't be crossed. But where is that line? And how severely should one be punished for crossing it? Where i think it should go is likely further than many.
I reserve the right to make fun of religion as much as i possibly can. That is so far passed the line for say, muslims. That they think i should be put to death.
People's sensibilities are very different. So if free speech, is to remain free speech. I don't think anything should be off limits, in a legal sense.
Sites and social networks themselves should impliment rules to stop these kind of things with bans and warnings. But the law should stay out of it completely.

Making fun of some poor unfortunate girl who killed herself, where her family and friends can see it. Is a horrible fucking thing. And personally, i can't say i wouldn't find, and beat the kid within an inch of his life, if it was my sister. But the law should then punish me for assault.
In order for it to be free speech, we can't limit it. Even if it hurts. In the end, there is always someone who strongly disagrees with whatever you say.


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Posted 9/16/11
I'm a bit old school...bullies of this type thrive on the fact that they can hide their ID with the web.
No fear of payback has made these losers bold.
But they do have a fear and that is being put in the spotlight for the world to see who they really are.
You don't see them last very long when their identity is known.
Posted 9/16/11
I don't really care, but...

Think for a second. What kind of person would go on line and start sobbing about suicide? You're not going to receive ANY help. A good percentage of the time, the "Suicider" is just somebody wanting attention. I wouldn't give (And haven't) a rat's ass to anybody like that.

She should have tried to get professional help. Here's a hypothetical question:

Some person on a forums makes a topic labeled "I'm going to suicide! Give me attention!".

How would you respond? Animosity? Acceptance? Trolling?

(Personally I would just ignore it, I hate sob stories, but if I had to, I'd give that person a good, scathing speech)
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Posted 9/16/11 , edited 9/16/11

appletongamer wrote:

People who commit suicide due to bullying fail at life.

If you cant handle the bullying theres plenty of ways to deal with other then killing yourself.

Good riddens in my book.


Considering they just basically trolled thier family loved ones, pets, friends, god and so on.

Jailing someone for "comments" is the stupidest thing in the world.


Of course they failed at life. They're dead, after all. But the reasons behind their failure at living on shouldn't be brushed off your book so easily, gamer. Puberty is one of those times where most kids feel very insecure about themselves and don't know what direction their life should take and will take...so if on top of all those issues that are involved with growing into a confident and stable adult some people make it their daily job to make your life miserable, daily ram their hate, disrespect and meanness down your throat, chances are quite high that you actually start to believe what they say, or simply put, lose the will to live on. Not everybody does, but quite a bunch would, especially those who have nobody to rely on in such dire times, you know. Wait, how wrong of me to think that you would know - you don't even seem to be in the possession of that much empathy, judging from your post.

If it was just comments. Those comments filled with mean intentions were quite good at mirroring that what would lead a young girl, who had her whole life yet to live, to commit suicide. So, in this very instance, these kind of comments stop being just simple comments. They become a tool that helps the perpetrator in his ill intents that have no other purpose but to destroy someone's life. Which then puts into question whether what ended the girl's life was really just suicide. Was it really just suicide? Wasn't it partial murder that caused the end of this girl's life? When words can sink into someone's flesh like a knife could, and one does say those evil words only with the intent to hurt -- isn't it the same as pushing the knife, that the victim is already holding against its own throat, a bit deeper, so it can lick on the victim's blood a bit quicker?

Yet, bullying someone for being weak, trampling on their remains is surely more stupid.
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Posted 9/16/11
trolling is an art, he's just using it as a cover-up excuse for being a jackass
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Posted 9/16/11

Lauriet wrote:

disproportionate retribution, don't you think? Even if I hate trolls I think this is awfully extreme. I would've just had the troll get a nice fine instead of jail time. A good way for the government get a small amount of money while keeping some room in a jail open for the real monsters of society. Trolls don't qualify as monsters usually, just dickheaded jerks.

I feel bad for the girl, even sympathetic. Because I was bullied myself and even contemplated suicide. So I'm going to hope it was the best for her.


I agree, he probably didn't deserve jail. But at the same time i can't say i feel sorry for him. If he hadn't been a jerk in the first place, he wouldn't have gone to jail.
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Posted 9/16/11
Too many people get away with hiding behind the internet when talking shit. Serves him right.
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Posted 11/3/11
This guy was a repeat offender. Read it carefully.

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