Forum trolls

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  1. recommend1 profile image60
    recommend1posted 12 years ago

    This is cut from a Sky news report -

    "Some call themselves "trolls" and have attacked a site dedicated to a teenager who hanged himself after being bullied over the web.

    "It's organised, they target recent memorial pages and it's mostly the young where they can cause the most upset," said Robert Mullaney, whose son, Tom, took his own life.

    "They go on there - two, three, four of them - they leave vile comments and they sit back and see who responds the most."

    sounds familiar - I wonder if any of ours are among this particular vile group !!

  2. CMHypno profile image85
    CMHypnoposted 12 years ago

    You actually have to feel sorry for them if this is what they have to do to get their kicks. They could give being productive, caring human beings a try if they are that bored!!

    1. recommend1 profile image60
      recommend1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I find it difficult to be sorry for them - even though I know they are socially challenged individuals and quite possibly the product of ruined childhoods, abuse and strange practices such as religious indoctrination.

      1. Jonathan Janco profile image61
        Jonathan Jancoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Hey! I resent that! I was abused and my childhood was ruined, but I don't use it as an excuse to go around acting like a complete A**HOLE!
        People who do what you describe probably got TOO MUCH attention as children.

        1. recommend1 profile image60
          recommend1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          You may be right at that !  sorry if I appeared to be 'dissing people who have suffered abuse, not my intention at all.

  3. goldenpath profile image66
    goldenpathposted 12 years ago

    Many are most undisciplined when they are alone in front of their computer.  That freedom AND anonymity is difficult for some to control.  It would help if more sites had administrator control over accepting comments or not.  Just like our hubs.

    1. recommend1 profile image60
      recommend1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Well - the site admin is aware of all the trolls here from their behaviour - they also have access to their IP address so that they know when someone is trolling with multiple personalities - yet they do very little about it.  They have the easy ability to ban an IP address, just takes the effort.

      The set of trolls who were hounding some hubbers through all the froums have been at it for over a year to my knowledge, and just recently it would appear some of them have dissapeared, hopefully banned.  Better late than never.

      1. goldenpath profile image66
        goldenpathposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Point well taken.  I know that my thoughts in post often attract those lying in wait entrenched in the woodwork.  Been that way since day one.

        Good point on the IP address thing.

      2. cheaptrick profile image73
        cheaptrickposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I just watched a bunch of tutorials on You tube on how to change IP addresses,even rotate them every thirty minutes.If that's possible[I'm to computer illiterate to know]then it's not an effective way of keeping track of trolls.So why did I post this?I'm Lonelyyy,and just had a double espresso.Don't worry it'll fade soon:)

        1. recommend1 profile image60
          recommend1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          This is true, but I doubt most of the most petty and simply irritating trolls would usually have the attention span or resources.

  4. lovemychris profile image74
    lovemychrisposted 12 years ago


  5. profile image0
    Mad Prophetposted 12 years ago

    All forum trolls are nothing more than incoherent assholes with an intelligence equaled to that of a damn chimp.  take that however you like it, but this is how I foresee it!  So says the MAD PROPHET!

    1. recommend1 profile image60
      recommend1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Oh come on !!  stop being so timid about it - tell us what you really think big_smile

    2. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You do the poor chimp a disservice.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    Probably most teenagers go through their troll phase in about 6 months. It’s right up there with running over mailboxes, etc. Part of growing up I guess.

    1. recommend1 profile image60
      recommend1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think this may be the root of it, I linked it with abuse etc in my OP and have been rightly ticked off for it - it is more like a teenage phase that these nob-ends do not grow out of.

  7. GmaGoldie profile image77
    GmaGoldieposted 12 years ago

    One of the video sites is replete with those "trolls".  You almost HAVE to turn off all comments - very sad.  Great info - thank you for keeping us up to date.

    Verbal abuse is the worst.  I still feel all library and school computers need anti bullying signs.

    It is sad that humanity always turns a positive to a negative.

    1. recommend1 profile image60
      recommend1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think it is unfair to brand the whole of humanity with the mark of these trivial minority.  Don't forget, with the secrecy of multiple avatars and names and the psychotic nature of these creatures - they just seem a lot.  A few socially challenged individuals huddling in their stinking one room apartments with only a computer for company don't really rate high on the humanity scale.

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        Home Girlposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        We should teach our kids to be less sensitive to other people's comments. Some are just ready to jump on you if they feel you are one easy pray. I remember being a kid. You just say something back as nasty as you hear from them, and it might shut up those bullies for ever. I never paid attention. May be because I had serious problems at home, I had to deal with grown up issues and bullying was childish for me. I felt like I was above that.

  8. AEvans profile image74
    AEvansposted 12 years ago

    How sad? What is wrong with this world? sad

  9. HubsToGo profile image58
    HubsToGoposted 12 years ago

    Trouble with bullying in any form is that these younger bullies/ trolls grow up and proceed to take their nasty little habits with them into the workplace where they continue to wreak havoc and cause great distress and even loss of financial futures to some people who are unlucky enough to be their targets!

    1. recommend1 profile image60
      recommend1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      At least if you find them in the workplace you might get the chance to accidentally run them over in the car park, several times.

      1. HubsToGo profile image58
        HubsToGoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        love it recommend1


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