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Post Reply How do you address trolls?
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Troll back or move on.
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54 / M / Tacoma, WA. wind...
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If they ask a good question I might query them back. Generally, if they seem totally one dimensional I leave them alone. If you leave them alone they go away faster.
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Trolling for trolls?
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I spent the early 2000s largely in online games, where trolling itself was just beginning to really take off. I met trolls, and the vast majority of them are scum beyond redemption - yet many of them I find to be quite fun, and some even became my friends.

Trolls get their enjoyment off of your indignation. They bait you into arguments with a faulty premise, knowing that any response you make will be a waste of your energy, and baiting you into being offended. They lie in order to turn others against you, and the least subtle of them will instead just grief you (in a game, this means hacking or similar, but this is hardly normal "trolling", just being a jerk).

With this being said, trolls who limit what they do towards those who are easily offended and manipulated have a measure of respect from me - because in all honesty, I think that many people need to stop getting to easily offended and/or manipulated. If what somebody says on the internet is enough to get your undergarments in a twist, then perhaps the fault lies with you, not with this anonymous troll?

To answer the original question: You deal with trolls by simply ignoring them, or by trolling them back in a way that is more subtle and more damaging than anything they could have done to you.

You keep your cool, and simply play them off as the morons that they usually are.

Trolls that are actually intelligent, and who are subtle about how they go about messing with people, are usually the first types to move on to easier prey as well. Pity the troll who cannot do so, as they likely lack any sort of redeeming features, and resort to trolling not as a hobby but as their only real joy in life.

If you get trolled, don't let it upset you - as feeding the troll is bound to lead to further trolling.

Do not seek revenge, as unless you grew up largely around the more intelligent sub-species of troll, you will never be able to win.

They will drag you into the ground, kicking and screaming, and never stop trolling - as upsetting those who are easily upset is a pleasure to them, and the easily upset are easily identified by how easily they show this to the trolls. Easy prey, easy trolling.
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If someone tries to troll me, I always try to encourage him to keep trolling (and try to avoid breaking rules while at it). Once the troll gets tired, I report everything he has said to me. It's amusing to see a troll keep flaming more and more and then suddenly just stops talking. Always feels like the troll just got #rekt.
Posted 10/10/15

Urboistar wrote:


severticas wrote:

i haven't deliberately trolled anyone in years because i grew out of that smartass phase.


Bullshit


tsk, i tried.
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Posted 10/10/15 , edited 10/10/15
So far it's been like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjlo4u_8g60
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Give them cookies.
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I don't respond.
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depends on my mood and if I'm here to kill time or to check for spiders.
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21 / M / Florida
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Dear Mr. Troll, could you please stop bothering me?

I dunno. I've never dealt with a troll.
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u can stop being a lili bitch
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I don't address them.

Not worth the time.
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Posted 10/10/15

anikevin wrote:

Dear Mr. Troll, could you please stop bothering me?

I dunno. I've never dealt with a troll.


Lol that won't work. Your far better off following the guidelines here: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0
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R8 da b8? U wot m8?
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