Originally posted by GhostLancer
Can't we all just get along, maaan? C'mon... Group hug. I love you guys.
Aw. That's nice. Thank you.
How's that old thing go? "Whut we's got here... is a failure to communicate". Yup. That's what this is all about. Some folks just can't help
themselves but get all uppity about whatever the heck is going down.
It's like that kid we all knew in school. No matter how many times you talk to him or her, smile or wave, they always
put you down. They think
they're better, smarter, better looking, more popular, better dressed, all of that, but, the thing is, nobody really likes them very much.
Doesn't bother them, though. They actually like being alone. Being cooperative and having friends actually takes work and it's not their thing to go
to any trouble for anyone else. Messy. Bothersome.
The thing is, the internet attracts people like that. It's something to do by yourself, in your own room or at Starbucks and virtual friends are so
un-messy compared to the real thing. You can get a zillion of them and drop as many as you want the second they become a problem. So easy. There's
even a word for it > unfriend
Well, there are a lot of people like that right here. They don't care about other people much, they only care about the charge they get out of being
hard to get along with. They enjoy
stirring things up. It's fun for them. It's easy to find them too. When they post snide snotty sarcastic
remarks, they stand out like a beacon on a hilltop.
The best way to handle them, though, is to just ignore them for what they truly are. Trolls. And feeding trolls by getting mad at them only makes
their day. They get so happy, that they go on a posting frenzy, file complaints, get defensive, rile up the mods and all the while, they're hugging
themselves in glee (unlike Ghostlancer here, who obviously loves us all to pieces and wants to really be a friend to us all).