I Never Knew What Internet Troll And Trolling Is All About Until I Met You!

@mandala100 (43262)
Hong Kong
August 30, 2017 3:38pm CST
You might say that it is not love at first sight but rather troll at first sight. For I didn't know at all from what infernal region or dimension or encounter of the third kind you came from... Nope my friend I'm not talking about anyone in particular but about troll, internet trolling, and the act of trolling. Google says that "troll (in folklore) is an ugly cave-dwelling creature depicted as either a giant or dwarf." While Wiki says that "In Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting quarrels or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal, on-topic discussion, often for the troll's amusement." Whereas the UrbanDictionary says that troll is: "One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument." Even our very own myLot Community Guidelines says that trolling is a behavior that is never tolerated: "Personal attacks, flaming, harassment, or trolling of any kind." Which goes into the question: Have you met or encounter any troll or internet troll online before? Is there any troll or internet troll here in myLot? How do you handle a troll or internet troll? Picture credit: sites.psu.edu
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@DianneN (77844)
• United States
30 Aug
I had to block or unfollow a few nasty trolls on here. I have a very creepy and profound feeling that a troll reads everything I post.
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@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
30 Aug
@DianneN I hope you wouldn't block me my friend since I have been trolling you since the beginning! Have a nice day my friend.
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@DianneN (77844)
• United States
30 Aug
@mandala100 Lol! Never would I block you!
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@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
30 Aug
@DianneN Thank you my friend and I'll see you later on. Enjoy your day!
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@JohnRoberts (56689)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Aug
I ignore when I see something like that on myLot.
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@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
30 Aug
@JohnRoberts So are you saying that troll and trolling exist in myLot my friend John?
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@JohnRoberts (56689)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Aug
@mandala100 I assume that was a troll several weeks ago posting hateful religious messages.
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@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
30 Aug
@JohnRoberts Yes I remember that guy my friend who creates new account every now and then after his past/previous account was removed or deleted. That's right my friend John.
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@deazil (4556)
• United States
30 Aug
I've been trolled before on news sites, in the comments sections. And a couple of them followed me to different sites. I blocked them and also set my profile to private so they couldn't track me anymore. But I don't respond back to them. To me, they're merely showing their ignorance.
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@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
30 Aug
@deazil Is that so my friend? I didn't realize that they can go this far my friend? As if they are following you like shadows my friend? They are that desperate s to follow you on different sites? That's creepy my friend and thank you for sharing your experience my friend.
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@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
31 Aug
@deazil That's not good. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing your personal experience and I'm happy that no troll is bothering you know my friend. I'll see you later on.
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@deazil (4556)
• United States
31 Aug
@mandala100 You're welcome! And yes, we'll certainly see each other again here on the "lot".
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@TRBRocks420 (77321)
• Banks, Oregon
30 Aug
I just block them personally and, pay little attention all together.
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@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
30 Aug
@TRBRocks420 That's a very good and sound advice my friend! Does Rooger likes or bites a troll my friend? I'll see you later on my friend.
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@TRBRocks420 (77321)
• Banks, Oregon
30 Aug
@mandala100 Yes, Rooger also likes to bite trolls lol.
@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
31 Aug
@TRBRocks420 I'm glad to know that my friend.
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• United States
30 Aug
I have had stalkers not trolls though.
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@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
31 Aug
@TiarasOceanView How I wish I could be one of your stalkers my friend. I'll stalk you later.
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• United States
31 Aug
@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
1 Sep
@TiarasOceanView Thank you so much my friend.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
1 Sep
When you get trolled, you can defend yourself, ignore them or block the person.
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@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
2 Sep
@mildredtabitha That's right my friend.
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• United States
30 Aug
I basically ignore as they are seeking attention, so i don't feed into it.
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@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
31 Aug
@Debscrochet Yes my friend troll are hungry beings whose hunger will never be satisfied.
@Gillygirl (17282)
• Sutton, England
30 Aug
Oh yes and one on myLot springs to mind Peter. Our friend who created several accounts on here with all sorts of hateful messages.
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@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
31 Aug
@Gillygirl Yes my freind and you are right about that. I wonder where's that guy now my friend? I'll see you alter and its so nice to hear again from you my friend.
@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
30 Aug
I just move on, i will be just feeling down if i entertain those, haha
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@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
30 Aug
@Lucky15 That's makes sense my friend.
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@andriaperry (50542)
• United States
30 Aug
Yes I have once, he went to my discussion and commented ungly stuff but someone already reported him and before that hour was done he was gone.
@mandala100 (43262)
• Hong Kong
31 Aug
@andriaperry I'm glad that the outcome was good and to your liking my friend.