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Originally posted by wildtimes
You all might be interested in looking at some of their articles...they have a number of different "techniques" to use, similar to the "apologetics guides" that religious folk seem to follow.
Whitney Phillips, a PhD student at the University of Oregon, studied trolls for her doctorate. She says they are mostly men in their 20s and early 30s, usually college-educated and intelligent.
I understand people make unjustified, abusive posts and this is often confused with trolling, however, many a person who may cry foul of "being trolled" should probably learn a lot more humility and understand the internet is a big big place, and you will, without a doubt meet people who not particularly share your outlook on life and will, often with great humour, expose both your insecurities and failings.
This in my opinion is not bad thing.
Is there one where the troll unsubscribes from this thread and ignores the child-like ramblings of posters who open "troll" posts?
I didn't see it.
Originally posted by cetaphobic
reply to post by wildtimes
Yes, trolls can be good. I'm also a mix of quite a few of those troll types.