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    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/op...o.html?_r=1&hp

    interesting read on the causes of trolling.
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    Good read....thank you.
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    None of the anti-troll techniques are difficult to bypass. All facebook trolls create new accounts or use stolen accounts (so someone else gets 100s of hateful messages).
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    What's wrong with winding people on the internets? Trolling's not just an art form people, it's a (sad) lifestyle choice! :awesome:

    Trolls are humans too, have some respect and move on people, just move on!
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    Increased trolls and trolling is mainly due to a lack of policing and troll patrols by Elven warriors often during the concluding months of the year, sad times indeed
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    In slowly lifting the veil of anonymity, perhaps we can see the troll not as the frightening monster of lore, but as what we all really are: human.
    Am I meant to wipe a tear from my eye at this point? :facepalm:

    Did anyone actually think that trolls actually are like this:

    and hence needed an article to explain to them that they're human beings?

    Some may argue that denying Internet users the ability to post anonymously is a breach of their privacy and freedom of expression. But until the age of the Internet, anonymity was a rare thing. When someone spoke in public, his audience would naturally be able to see who was talking.
    :lolwut: So the article is arguing for us to get rid of internet anonymity so that there could no longer be anymore internet trolls?

    :troll: = Someone who deliberately posts provocative message/messages to cause maximum disruption and argument.
    Where would our debate forums be without them you ungrateful people?
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    We love them really.
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    I love a good troll. What I hate is people that think they are being funny, but in fact are just being fools/dicks/*******s. But that is not why I made the thread.

    I do economics, so I'm interesting in why people act in the way they do, so found this quite interesting and just wanted to share. I did not intend to judge trolls or anything.
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    OP is a troll


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    some trolling is funny though
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    I think people do it just for fun. Perhaps people shouldn't be as sensitive, and detach from normal human interaction.

    If a stranger in the street says something offensive to you, don't you just move on and forget it, or make a jibe back?
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    Trolls are just humen, sirs and sirsisses.
 
 
 
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