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WHAT IS A TROLL?

Original post made by Michael Austin, Pleasanton Meadows, on Jun 26, 2014

A troll is human and reads blogs and blog commentary on the internet forum. The troll absorbs the material being read and uniquely interprets the material he reads according to his personal belief and judgment. The troll will write a brief commentary based on his personal beliefs, judgment and whims. In the process of his commentary being displayed, it is clearly demonstrated, that what is read by the troll is not what was written.

A troll has a difficult time putting together three or four sentences. The troll usually limits his commentary to a few brief words in a sentence or two or less. Intending for it to be upsetting, to upstage, or to inflame and irritate. The troll will post web links unrelated to the discussion. A troll is always anonymous, believing his anonymity is secure the troll will write hideous commentary and ridicule others that are writing commentary, and the troll will write nonsensical commentary.

Basic break down of a troll as taken from Wikipedia:

Psychological characteristics of trolls. - Two studies published in 2013 and 2014 have found that people who are identified as trolls tend to have dark personality traits and show signs of sadism, antisocial behavior, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism.

The 2013 study suggested that there are a number of similarities between anti-social and flame trolling activities, and the 2014 study suggested that the noxious personality characteristics known as the dark triad of personality should be investigated in the analysis of trolling, and concluded that trolling appears "to be an Internet manifestation of everyday sadism."

Their relevance is suggested by research linking these traits to bullying in both adolescents and adults. The 2014 study found that trolls operate as agents of chaos on the Internet, exploiting hot button issues to make users appear overly emotional or foolish in some manner. If an unfortunate person falls into their trap, trolling intensifies for further merciless amusement. This is why novice Internet users are routinely admonished, "Do not feed the trolls!"

The 2013 study found that trolls often have a high expectation of what it means to be successful, which is higher than they are able to obtain, and this results in them resenting others who think they are successful but who fall below their standards. "Hatter gonna hate" sums up this line of thinking.

As taken from Wikipedia.

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Posted by Lieutenant Mandrake
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Wikipedia, huh? Compelling stuff!

P.S. I think you prolly meant to say "hatter gonna hat".


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 27, 2014 at 6:18 am

"AS TAKEN FROM WIKIPEDIA"



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Posted by Lieutenant Mandrake
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Jun 27, 2014 at 7:02 am

"COMPELLING STUFF"


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 27, 2014 at 6:16 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Does trolls wear funny hats and do they go under the moniker 'mittens'?


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 27, 2014 at 7:17 pm


Possibly, trolls may have several monikers.
One particular troll that visits this site,
has stayed away so far from posting here, he
has visited a couple of times. He is confused
for now, but I expect he will post a comment.
When he does, I will I.D. him.


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Posted by Merely An Object
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jun 30, 2014 at 8:31 am

A troll makes multiple posts under numerous assumed personalities in an effort to make it appear that other people agree with their insanely skewed perspective. They're like an incurable case of herpes. Both irritating and persistent, they don't seem to comprehend when it's time to take a hike. Not naming any names, but he had his 15 minutes until his lawsuit was flushed down the toilet where it belonged.


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Posted by Joe Solalovitch
a resident of Valley Trails
on Jun 30, 2014 at 11:17 am

Oye. Pretty pathetic. A troll trolling for other alleged trolls. Even more pathetic? When a blogger adopts the guise of a troll. Even more pathetic yet? When the blogger/troll is consistently trumped by keener insights and better arguments and, unable to engage effectively on an intellectual level on his own blog, is reduced to calling his consistently victorious opponent a troll.


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 30, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Merely An Object,

You certainly put an I.D. on the troll!
Joe Solalovitch believes I posted your comment.



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Posted by Merely An Object
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jun 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Michael, the world needs more men like you.

Joe, don't let your head explode.


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Posted by Mchael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 26, 2014 at 6:27 pm

@Truth Seeker:

I resurfaced "what is a TROLL" for you.
Wikipedia definition speaks of you.


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