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Internet Trolls Get Analyzed By A New Study - Though They Will Probably Say It's Wrong

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:17 PM
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Is there really anything more than can be discussed about trolls and trolling? Apparently so, according to this new study. From the article:



Have you ever been in an anonymous argument online? If so, then there is a chance you were trolled.

“Troll” is a word that regularly gets thrown around online forums these days, but the term itself is actually difficult to rigorously define. A new study released Monday is seeking to rectify this dearth of scholarly work on that special brand of Internet antagonist. In her paper “Trolling in Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication,” University of Central Lancashire lecturer Claire Hardaker offers both a working definition and some helpful tips for neutralizing a troll's impact on a message board.


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And here's a video that was included in that article:



Ok discuss if you wish, but remember, no trolling allowed.......




posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:20 PM
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You know, I have been on ATS for a REEEEEAAAAALLLLLY kinda long time and I have to say I thought that most people here would have the slightest appreciation for nature, and I make this cool thread about this damselfly grabbing a gnat, a GNAT for christsakes in perfect slomo and NO ONE READS IT. WELL, here it is...READ IT AND WEEP BABY

ATS LINK GIVE ME STARS

I hope the irony of the post is not lost on you.

CJ



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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What a stupid thread....








....kidding.



The more studies they do the more laws they will want to create. I remember when the internet was in it's infancy and all you had to do was ignore stuff. Or just not go on. Or enjoy/hate all the crap that is found on it.


Oh... the simple days....



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:23 PM
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Trolling is great. It provides loads of laughs and its part of our freedom of speech. Its not like it's tough to spot a troll and if your being trolled just don't take it seriously
edit on 16-6-2011 by mb2591 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:24 PM
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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:25 PM
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reply to post by ColoradoJens
 


I don't get it.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:25 PM
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reply to post by TrollinMods
 


maybe cause your annoying, and have nothing to offer?

just food for thought...



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:27 PM
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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:28 PM
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Originally posted by TrollinMods
reply to post by mb2591
 




Says you I'm working on my 4th ban today and I didn't even do anything offensive.
edit on 16-6-2011 by TrollinMods because: (no reason given)


Something tells me you are going to be on your 5th soon.

Second.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:30 PM
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Trolling is what makes this place. How else do ridiculous threads that are obvious hoaxes, or just plain inflammatory go on for page after page after page, and get stars and flags too??



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:33 PM
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reply to post by Kevinquisitor
 


Well, I didn't add anything; I only took away and I pushed my own thread, begging for stars...sound familiar?

CJ



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:36 PM
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reply to post by ColoradoJens
 


Or sometimes people just get bored....
Are you trolling my thread?



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:37 PM
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reply to post by ColoradoJens
 


Ok. Checked it out, and that was interesting.
Maybe if the thread was in Fragile Earth it might have
gotten some more attention. I don't think I have ever even
visted the education and media forum. S&F.

edit on 6/16/2011 by manta78 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 11:40 PM
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reply to post by ColoradoJens
 


I was trolling, too.

hehe



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:13 AM
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reply to post by Kevinquisitor
 


Sorry. Slow. Laughing now.

CJ



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:14 AM
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reply to post by manta78
 


Thanks for that...I really was trying to help your thread along because I agree whole heartedly that trolls are just that! Also, glad to know humor and some sarcasm are still appreciated!

CJ



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:21 AM
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Your welcome. I was surprised (but maybe I should not have been) that a troll entered this thread almost immediately; and looks like he/she received a t & c violation Makes sense though that mods would be watching a thread about trolls closely......







edit on 6/17/2011 by manta78 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:29 AM
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Anyone else only watch the vid cuz the girl looks minorly attractive?



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 12:38 AM
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Rather like this thread.

pointless and annoying. At least some trolls are funny. This thread is not even that.

Sorry.....Troll!



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