Trolls: Ignore them of Confront them?
Since the advent of forums and content sites, trolls have infiltrated the system and tried to gum it up with their insipid responses. How do you deal with trolls? Do you ignore or confront them? Give reason for your response, please.
Good question I did not know the meaning , but who ever discovered the word for the sitiution I say good Job !
Some people are limited and they want you to think and be like them.
No. Each person is responsible for his own actions and belief. If one disagrees with another it is life and you can not change that for another. The person has to come to that conclusion himself.
But what is immature is people calling you names because your vision and experience is not theirs especially if their education is limited.
You can share your experience but not expect people to follow you.
I read hubs of many relented writers I have learned alot.
But the first thing you learn is attitude
If it is bad you have lost a listener.
If you are arrogant you have lost a listener, if you are out right hateful you have lost many listeners .So you only write in vain. No body wants to be bothered.
They can find better things to do.
This is a give and take in all fairness
If you can not see the other persons view sometimes you are just being dogmatic.
Very funny ! And thanks for the definition ! because now I have the proper name for it.
Its pretty childish when you think about it . its like a child trapped in a grown body doing stupid stuff ! lol ! That shows you people stop growing in the brain
Since I stay away from the part of the HP forums that have religious/political discussions in them, I don't run into a whole lot of the kind of people who just aim to get arguments going for whatever reason they do. If I saw something in the "other" part of the forums that looked lit it was there to just make trouble (or be spam) I'd just ignore it.
The "Answers" section is another thing. Who asks questions for what reasons looks like a giant mix to me. Although the original "thing" with this section was supposed to be to give people ideas for writing Hubs, these days it looks like people are just using "Answers" for discussions. There are all kinds of question-askers who look "questionable" but don't APPEAR to be up to anything aimed at making trouble. Who knows who's up to what "iffy-ness", but much of the time people who look like trolls have reasons other than trying to start trouble.
My thing is that if I'm bored and can't think up something to write I'll come looking for questions that I feel like trying to answer. I used to get the occasional Hub out of it. These days I don't (because one reason I enjoy just writing answers is that I don't feel like writing a whole, structured, Hub
As far as I'm concerned it can be hard to tell the difference between a "real"/"conventional" troll and users who slap up an obviously fake profile and "whatever" image but who may have "legitimate enough" Hubs that they want to attract attention for; so if I write an answer it's because I feel like it (I have its date and copies), and it serves my purposes.
I stay away from users who have a profile image that looks "super-iffy" (cheesy/objectionable) and sometimes an image posted with a question will be enough for me not to answer the question.
Other than, and cynical as it may sound (but let's be real here), I have little doubt that a good part of the time I'm "engaging" or "feeding" either a troll, a borderline troll, or someone/something who/that gives off some real troll vibes, whether or not they are.
In spite of all that there's some fairly good discussions that show up on here so that's fine too. There are times when I'll write an answer and get something back that makes it clear there's real troll-like behavior, at which time I don't bother with more than my original reply.
I may at times be bored and/or tired, but I have no patience for things that start to look too ridiculous. I do have other things to do/write.
The best options are:
A. ignore if you don't have a witty response to undermine them
B. humor to defuse them, a la Milo Yianapolis' examples on Youtube to critics who try to shut him down with namecalling
I normally ignore trolls, however, sometimes it is fun to one off confront them. However, the purpose of trollers is to mess with people. They do not care if what they say makes senses, they just want to rile people up.
Ignore them, although some people like to play with them. hmmmm . . . I am sure Wiki will offer an article on trolls and trolling. IMO I go with the mythical meaning I am aware of. A troll hides under bridges and jumps out to throw rocks and sticks at a traveler on a journey. Their intent is to disrupt the journey. Nothing more and nothing less.
Always, always, always ignore them. They gain their power when you confront them. They have nothing to lose by trolling you. If you respond to them you are showing them they have power over you. Just let it go.
Source: All of my college friends were huge trolls.
by H C Palting 5 years ago
How should trolls on HP be punished?We've all seen it, trolls voting down nearly every/every answer to a question when the answers clearly add to the discussion. Shouldn't there be a limit on how many answers to a single question a single hubber can vote down?
by Sophia Angelique 5 years ago
As a result of the current Jesus troll who is signing up under another name as fast as you ban her, may I suggest that nobody is able to post in the forum unless they have five hubs up that have been accepted, as well as a two week period before they can talk. This is done on other sites to keep...
by Lela 2 years ago
Wow! I got my first threat by a stalker/troll named "Wild Bill". He has a anonymous account that he hides behind. He stated that he won't quit harassing me until I "quit HubPages". Since I can't even figure out who this person is, I can only report his anon account and what he...
by mythbuster 8 years ago
Okay, so this isn't intended to be a very serious topic/thread.Go ahead and express your opinion about forum trolls:(lookit all this space that needs to be filled)
by china man 8 years ago
There are some irritating entities in the forums who seem to get into good threads trying to start pointless arguments with pointless questions or are just plain rude for no reason. I have seen reference to trolls and sock puppets - I think I have got troll but can someone explain it all for...
by ptosis 2 years ago
Do you call out Trolls?Ignore them or call them out? Most people say "Do not feed the Trolls" but if I call them out - aren't I'm the one being the Troll then? https://youtu.be/36MWcj98QmY
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