Is trolling on a thread a form of self-importance? Is it a way for someone to artificially boost their self perception? Their ego? Why does this happen? It ruins otherwise productive and enjoyable conversations. It's really too bad.

How do you react to a troll? Do you engage them? Just remove yourself from the thread?

Views: 1309

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Some folks just like to mess with your head.

But why?

What does it do for them?

I don't know about hatred, but I can definitely see them trying to bring other people down to make themselves feel better 

I depends on the kind of troll, some do it for the attention, others use it for a power trip, and some use it as a tool to show the absurdity of something they see going on in the thread.

I guess I'm talking the first two.

Pretty sad, looking for attention and a power trip from a discussion forum.

How do you react? You don't. Rule #1 about trolls is not to feed them. They die from lack of attention. 

People troll because it brings them enjoyment. They get a laugh out of it. As for any deeper reason, perhaps it may show insecurity or something. I'm not a psychologist though. 

TY

My problem is seeing the Troll for the other view.  I like to engage people on this group expecting a good conversation and perhaps learn a new way of looking at things that broadens my education and view of the subject.   

I would agree. 

Ill second that .
Also there is a fine line between trolling and injecting humour .

Man....I must be getting old, because I am not familiar with the term trole as it applies to online thread discussion behavior.  So would someone please enlighten me?  I gather, from the tone of the replies so far, that we're talking about that thread from yesterday that was taken down?  I didn't get to read the last 10 or 15 messages of it, but I guess it got way  out of hand or the guy that started it couldn't handle that most of the guys here didn't agree with him.  Or am I way off base?  :)  I, for one, am not afraid of being wrong.

?????

RSS

Latest Activity

Richard Schwier replied to 2risewhenfallen's discussion Does the universe have powers?
"You're in deep, dude. And it's not all that unusual, I'm guessing.  I don't have a lot to offer beyond "don't quit", but here's the thing:  I do think you can pray or at least centre yourself.…"
1 hour ago
J. D. replied to 2risewhenfallen's discussion Between Revolution and Apathy in the group The Great Debate
"If only political matters were unimportant enough to be ignored, and we could just go about our lives without the actions of the politicians impacting us in any real way.  But, that is a pipe dream.  What politicians and leaders do matters…"
1 hour ago
2risewhenfallen posted a discussion

Does the universe have powers?

The definition of universe of course is open to your interpretation; could be your god, the physical universe, or maybe just your immediate environment/sphere of influence. I'm 27 and nearly 2 years into my career. I'm not happy. In fact I think I'm starting to loose my mind. A windlowless basement, unreliable car, no friends, no relatives around, and no woman isn't helping. I'm in no less financial debt than I was before I took this job. I'm no healthier. I've been called dumb too many times…See More
2 hours ago
2risewhenfallen replied to 2risewhenfallen's discussion Between Revolution and Apathy in the group The Great Debate
"And the title was taken from a lyric from the band If Hope Dies. Hope that's not plagerism. That would suck for me. "
2 hours ago
2risewhenfallen added a discussion to the group The Great Debate
Thumbnail

Between Revolution and Apathy

Any opinions on whether a man should just not give a seconds thought about todays politics?In my opinion, politics are for the privileged, educated people. My mother and father don't have the luxury of politics. And neither do I. When I wake up and come home from work I'm trying to make myself better. That last thing on my mind is poll numbers.Instead of people taking hard-lines on politics can't they just step back and work hard and be good honest people with integrity?An example would be my…See More
2 hours ago
Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion General Election 2016 in the group The Great Debate
"You should have watched the protest rallies instead."
2 hours ago
Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion General Election 2016 in the group The Great Debate
"I noticed a lot of channeling of Cruz, Kasich, and Rubio."
2 hours ago
2risewhenfallen joined Herb Munson's group
Thumbnail

The Great Debate

"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
2 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service