The Psychology of Trollers and Spammers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RightHand, Sep 23, 2014.


  1. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    http://www.osnews.com/story/25540/Wh...w_to_Stop_Them

    http://techpageone.dell.com/technolo.../#.VCGxxXl0zIU

    http://elearningfeeds.com/the-dark-p...ternet-trolls/

    http://nowsourcing.com/2013/01/31/ps...nternet-troll/

    Yes, we know them when we see them but we also know how to show them to the door if they don't change their wicked ways

    Trolls divert online discussions into non-productive, off-topic venues. They pose as part of a community only to disrupt it. Trolling is anti-social behavior.

    Some of the techniques trolls use to accomplish their objectives are:
    • Pithy put-downs
    • Name-calling and insults
    • Ad hominem attacks that try to negate an opinion by alleging negatives about the person supporting it
    • Impugning other's motives
    • Emotional rants
    • Bullying and harassment
    • Completely off-topic posts
    • Posting inaccurate "facts"
     
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  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

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  3. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    While reading this post I was struck with the similarity of tactics used by those who believe in global warming and liberals...
     
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  4. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    In real life every troll is a coward.
     
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