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Troll Avoidance: Repeat the First Lesson

Journal Entry: Wed May 8, 2013, 2:59 AM

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I find it hilarious that so many people forget the first rule of troll avoidance. Here it is again for those of you who missed it the first time.

Step One: Shut up.

Its that simple. Given our current state of shitty social media. From youtube to DA, all it takes is to not respond. Eventually the troll gives up and moves on. Self-reinforcement is the key, and without the ability to track multiple conversations without losing your place and therefore requiring a lot of work bookmarking parent threads, its damn hard to find where one rant started and another one disappeared. Have you ever noticed on youtube, that it doesn't track more than one reply at a time? Or DA's comment non-tracking where if you don't hear back from someone its nearly impossible to find out where that comment was posted from and what's going on in other forks of that reply chain?

Step Two: Don't block.

People don't like being locked out. So what gives a person more incentive to go on the offensive? BAN LISTS! Anyone who hasn't figured this out is a complete moron. Yeah, pardon me while I go hop on TOR and pretend I'm in China as a different user account. If you think trolls don't do this, then welcome to the Internet, enjoy your stay. The more you ban, the angrier they get. See step one.

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:iconcrypt96:
Crypt96 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
( ° ͜ʖ °)
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SEMC Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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Crypt96 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
no prob
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mhm98 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
YOU'RE A PORK-FACE!
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:iconsemc:
SEMC Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I am!
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mhm98 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
LELELEL YOU FED TEH TROLLES!11
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Crypt96 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
( ° ͜ʖ °)
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Comickid15 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
I still find it pitiful when someone makes NUMEROUS accounts for the sake of block-evasion, and I also find some "trolls" take it way too far and go right into cyberbullying. But hey, what does my opinion matter?
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SEMC Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your opinion matters to you. Which is the person that matters. You can find it pitiful and stupid, and I'd agree to a point. The point I'm making however, is that blocking doesn't work. A rabid troll will not stop until he or she stops him or herself. The only thing you can do is stop feeding emotions back at the troll. The troll will eventually run out of fuel, get bored, and move on. Just don't forget that like gas stations, bookmarks exist for a reason. Sometimes you just want to see what stupid shit someone has to say.
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Comickid15 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I know all too well how that works. At least you seem sincere in your advice.
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:iconcrypt96:
Crypt96 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
( ° ͜ʖ °) concurs. ( ° ͜ʖ °) feels that trolls are a force to be reckoned with.

be sure to ( ° ͜ʖ °) when trolls appear and dont forget to always ( ° ͜ʖ °) and ( ° ͜ʖ °).

( ° ͜ʖ °) would be proud.
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Comickid15 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
A force to be...trolls the ones we're talking about, anyway) are nothing more than sadistic children in a clique who harm others for laughs. It's just like high school (course, most are still in it) and, not to go psychologist on you, but most are bullied and unpopular, so they join the group on here to release that onto others. I should know, I was one of them. But I grew up.
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Crypt96 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ok bro. im only a controlled troll. i didnt harm anyone or anything.. just had a good laugh with my bro, ( ° ͜ʖ °)
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Comickid15 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
The one's I'm talking about that call themselves trolls, but are much worse is what I described. I find harassment and trolling 2 VERY different things. Having a laugh, then EVERYONE, including the one being trolled can look back and laugh too, is trolling. Having a laugh, a few of your friends having a laugh, but others look back and say "That's just cruel." and the victim is scarred for life is harassment.
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Crypt96 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lol i know.

GG tho!

Trolls are OP! even in League of Legends...

too much... so i joined the tribunal to keep them out!

if you dont know what that is, dont worry about. :D

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Comickid15 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
(the* ones
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Raidho36 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
I troll them back. And then they leave crying. Or they start trolling really fat, and I respond with the same, and we both acknowledge a tie and leave each other alone.
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SEMC Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That works too, some times. But I think someone has to admit they're a troll before it can be a mutual agreement. If someone thinks they're helping the author and defending them with their "life," then that's not going to end well.
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