Identity deception is totally a part of trolling. It's not always the case of course because one does not always need to reveal too much about their
own characteristics to troll their opinion, but sometimes enhancing the identity of the screen name will suck people into the troll.
damn straight they are real. I try not to talk about it too much because you can't really start that game of calling certain individuals trolls when
you have no proof, but it's very obvious that some just come here to troll. You can't get into an argument with a troll and then suggest they are one
because some will take it that it's only being said to help win the argument but there are subtle things that will tip you off that one is a troll...
and it's often better to let them point themselves out by just treating them like any other poster. Those who are following along might take notice,
but maybe not because it is a subtle deception game. We know that in some cases, people have been EMPLOYED to troll... and for this reason it is
important for a troll to come up with a long lasting identity.
If new people keep coming in here out of the blue to post blunted opinions... of course this could be suspect, so one might want to attempt developing
a a long term persona to avoid that suspicion. If you are on a forum long enough, you will HAVE to talk about yourself or tell a few stories
eventually because we are all speaking from our own experiences and opinions here. It would even be better for it to come off as crazy or negative
rather than unconvincing and too professional. I have seen it a hundred times. So long as it is authentic looking.
Now that I'm mentioning these things, I wonder if it makes me look as though I have some experience in this regard, lol. I do not because I do not
like the feeling I could be caught in a lie in anything I do and I've never felt the need to troll. I did make up a fake name on fb one time to see if
a relative was blocking me but she wasn't and I immediately erased it. I had no intentions of trolling. I have been trolled COUNTLESS times. In very
personal ways I might add. Imagine if someone on this site just started emailing your personal email even though you had not posted it in any way...
and they knew your name. And it was all to pretend to be someone who does not exist and basically troll you. That's certainly not the only way I have
been trolled. I have been trolled by people claiming to be other people NUMEROUS times, solely to upset me. I'm sure many have been trolled with love
interests only for them to turn on you once they have you snared... and it's all to upset people. I have been trolled with threats of violence. I have
been trolled by people pretending to be family members. I have been trolled by people who do not come out and directly claim to be faimily members but
they attempt to carry likenesses of people I know.... and it's supposed to make me think "could that be so n so".... if I know certain people come to
the same site as me... and you just have to keep putting stuff like that right out of your mind because if people want to say something to you, they
should have the balls to come right out and say it to your face... so it doesn't matter and if they don't, why assume it is the person it's supposed
to appear to be when you know you have enemies.
I know I have enemies. It's no mystery to me anymore and I used to get very worked up because I knew I was being trolled but it was a level of
trolling that is way too personal and seems to almost be occupational... and they are all cowards, so trolls are just an annoyance like having a case
of flies in your house. You can't catch them, you have to outsmart them by letting them land on something and reveal themselves.
I now know why I get trolled.... and strangely, it doesn't bother me now to know that I get personally trolled.
I just hate realizing that I am wasting my time arguing with a troll that might not be personally directed to me at all. Trolls trying to attack me
personally really don't phase me at all. It's like you develop and immunity after a while. It gets funny after a while that hey direct attention to
certain people. It makes you realize just how desperate and fruitless the endeavors of some really are.
edit on 5-9-2013 by NotAnAspie
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edit on 5-9-2013 by NotAnAspie because: (no reason given)