Sunday, November 6, 2011

TROLL | Internet Vandalism

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This is such a long long long entry.
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Many of us didn't know that sometimes we're trolling on something. But seriously what is troll? Yeahh what the fuckin hell it is? When there is someone who purposely and deliberately starts an argument in a manner which attacks others on a forum or any site without in any way listening to the arguments proposed by his or her peers. He will spark of such an argument via the use of ad hominem attacks with no substance or relevence to back them up as well as straw man arguments, which he uses to simply avoid addressing the essence of the issue. As an example, 'you're nothing but a fanboy' is a popular phrase. This kinds of troll really annoying people. Yes it is!  That purpose usually being self-amusement for them. 
Usually troll is use as a mind game on certain website. People will post something that INFLAMMATORY, EXTRANEOUS, or any OFF-TOPIC message in an online community in order to annoying other people mostly on blog, forum, chat room, or any else site like social net. The troll were seeking for an emotional responses from their readers and intend some people for joining the troll. In other words, we can say that the nature of trolls is to slip from any definition intended to constrain their actions and to find new and innovative ways to annoy. 
Trolling is a game about identity deception, albeit one that is played without the consent of most of the players. The troll attempts to pass as a legitimate participant, sharing the group's common interests and concerns; the newsgroups members, if they are cognizant of trolls and other identity deceptions, attempt to both distinguish real from trolling postings, and upon judging a poster a troll, make the offending poster leave the group. Their success at the former depends on how well they — and the troll — understand identity cues; their success at the latter depends on whether the troll's enjoyment is sufficiently diminished or outweighed by the costs imposed by the group. Trolls can be costly in several ways. A troll can disrupt the discussion on a newsgroup, disseminate bad advice, and damage the feeling of trust in the newsgroup community. Furthermore, in a group that has become sensitized to trolling — where the rate of deception is high — many honestly naïve questions may be quickly rejected as trollings. This can be quite off putting to the new user who upon venturing a first posting is immediately bombarded with angry accusations. Even if the accusation is unfounded, being branded a troll is quite damaging to one's online reputation.
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When you try to decide if someone is a troll, strive to assume THEY ARE NOT. Explain errors politely and reasonably. Just point them towards policies, the manual of style and relevant past discussions. Do not conclude they are a troll until they have shown complete inability or unwillingness to listen to reason or to moderate their position based upon the input of others. Even in that case, it is likely better to REMAIN SILENT and let others conclude the obvious instead of calling someone a troll and creating even more mayhem. It is better to humor a troll for too long than to drive away a sincere but misguided user. 

A common piece of advice regarding trolls is "Please do not feed the trolls." It is sometimes abbreviated as "DNFT" or "DNFTT." DO NOT FEED THE TROLL! While many seasoned veterans of online communities consider this advice useless, because in a community of any size, someone will react to the troll's posts, others still consider it to be the only effective method for dealing with trolls. Not fanning the fire will, at the very least, not make the situation worse.  If we're joining them, that's mean we are feeding them. Many of net user had been troll on their site especially on social net and blog. As we can see, sometimes there's an image of other people were uploaded by them in order to troll. If the message are out off topic, just let them be. But it is really fun things if a lot of people do join it. Just remember that the other party might feel annoying and down because of you. This is mind game. REMEMBER that!
What do you have to do when someone is trolling? This point may helps you.
  • Don't be too obvious. Someone will see through the troll and call you out. You'll end up looking like a fool and your actions will be quickly forgotten.
  • Use facts to build up lies.
  • Point out every single logical fallacy you can find in your opponent's arguments.
  • Avoid political / ideological forums. These sorts of place generally deal with endless onslaught from political / ideological opponents. They probably seen every trick in the book and dealt with thousands of trolls.
  • Use pictures to illustrate your arguments.
  • Use a thesaurus to look up long words to make yourself seem more intelligent than you actually are.
  • Be creative. Be absurd, yet subtle. Mention an obscure meme, if you can. If someone falls for this sort of troll, it'll be the most memorable and enjoyable.

    Troll is the most annoying thing in the online world. 
    Do believe me.

    Such a long time I didn't post any entry like this one right.  
    Okay done typing. Till then.

    See you guys next entry ByeBye ♥

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