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Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014 at 1:01 PM
Definitions - name calling that appears often here at Indy is being called a "troll" or claiming that someone is "trolling".
What could such a Bad Word mean ?
Not one of those ugly plastic dolls that were sold to sweet children a while back. Not from actual Grimm's fairy tales.
This word is intended to insult, offend, discredit and accuse without merit anyone some writer doesnt like or with whom they dont happen to agree. How mean ?
And on Indymedia where civilized writers want to share ?
Information taken from URL here:
"Internet 'trolling' is the anti-social act of causing of interpersonal conflict and shock-value controversy online.
Named for the wicked troll creatures of children's tales, trolling is purposely sowing hatred, bigotry, racism, misogyny, or just simple bickering between others.
Trolls themselves are emotionally-immature users who thrive in any environment where they are allowed to make public comments, like blog sites, news sites, discussion forums, and game…
Trolls enjoy using shock-value statements to get angry responses from others.
Trolls gain energy by you insulting them.
Trolls gain energy when you get angry.
Trolls are immune to criticism and logical arguments.
True trolls cannot be reasoned with, regardless of how sound your logical argument is.
Trolls do not feel remorse like you and me. They have sociopathic tendencies, and accordingly, they delight in other people having hurt feelings
Trolls consider themselves separate from the social order.
Trolls do not abide by etiquette or the rules of common courtesy. Trolls consider themselves above social responsibility.
The only way to deal with a troll is to ignore him, or take away his ability to post online. "
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