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Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
reply to post by AceWombat04
... Personally, I don't think actual "trolling" is that much of an issue here at ATS, I don't see it often compared to any other forum I've used. Instead, if you have a different opinion, you are a troll. That's how the bulk of the ATS community now functions.
Originally posted by intrepid
Originally posted by Xoanon
reply to post by wWizard
The internet is the Wild West and it should stay that way.
Damn straight, pardner.
We aren't going to learn crap unless it actually gets, 'worse'.
We're learning nothing now and you want it "worse"? By feeding this culture it's guaranteed that we will continue to gain NO ground. Too damn busy trying to WIN.
To try and put it more simply; people sense what can be done to them with this technology, they are learning to do it back, and through this process they will learn to recognize it when they see it. If you've done it to someone else, then it's easier to see it when it is being done to you.
Narrative, context, the ability to tweak the emotions of large groups of people via writing; these are aspects of human communication that we have all been able to not worry so much about because they were confined to print. The web unleashes it directly in to our daily, immediate lives, and the stuff is mostly used in attack mode; someone payed for it to have an effect, not just sit there.
Originally posted by e118882
Trolling is a learned art used to deal with self righteous assholes.
Try it some time.
Originally posted by Doomcake
So humanity has the wonderfully profound opportunity to manifest and share free knowledge and information the world over, and this is what millions do with it; good job!edit on 8-2-2013 by Doomcake because: Spellz