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: 1269

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 

It's fun to watch people make fools of themselves over nothing.

I did this once. I posted something about getting flamed on the net and was it an extension for Doom (a game) and let's flame each other up! I got some very funny responses, including, "All you need to get flamed is an Internet connection and a brain the size of a quark, and you obviously have both."

Won't do it again. It's no fun for the ones fooled, and if you think about what a jerk you are being, mo fun for the troll either. As mickey says below: Pretyy sad, going to that trouble for attention.

I'd totally be down for playing Doom!  Well, I've never played it, actually.

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.   

How do you know your not a troll?

or a troglodyte?

are these serious conditions?

I would agree. 

RSS

Latest Activity

Steve Dallas replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"Tell ya what, I'll go a step further and relate this to something else in the news. Cops killing unarmed black men. If I hear of a single case where this happens, I think tough shit for that guy, but he probably did something stupid(seriously,…"
26 minutes ago
Shane replied to whiskyjack's discussion Did anyone else get a "group email" from Gnostic Bishop? in the group Christian Men
"My mistake. Plan C. Cuz flood. And no. All this establishes is God is Indiana Jones."
41 minutes ago
Joshua updated their profile
1 hour ago
Kev O'Connor commented on Barry Bailey's photo
1 hour ago
Kev O'Connor commented on Kev O'Connor's photo
Thumbnail

Dawn from my kitchen window

"Thanks Philip and Josh. Its a rare event that I'm awake at dawn to see it! "
1 hour ago
Will replied to whiskyjack's discussion Did anyone else get a "group email" from Gnostic Bishop? in the group Christian Men
"By "Plan B," I assume you mean what happened after Adam and Eve ate the fruit. If that's it, what happened to Plan A is that Adam and Even ate the fruit. If we establish that there's Plan A and Plan B, surely this doesn't…"
2 hours ago
Rusty Rogers commented on Jeremy Lende's photo
Thumbnail

20141230_174519

"No, I'm pretty sure he swiped the beard off someone else."
2 hours ago
Sean commented on Jeremy Lende's photo
Thumbnail

20141230_174519

"A cutie. Yours, I assume?"
2 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service