Trolls neg-repping
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09-01-2013, 07:57 AM (This post was last modified: 09-01-2013 08:01 AM by Dom.)
RE: Trolls neg-repping
There are trolls and there are melt down trolls.

Trolls are always going to pop up. Melt down trolls are more rare and they are different in that:

They start posting and analysing the members - by what they consider weak and what they consider strong.

Neg repping and seeing the reaction by individuals is one way. The smarter ones just read replies and go from there. When they think they have a weak one, the look through past posts and find weak spots.

That will be the one attacked, so the weak spots are important. Maybe you struggle with depression, maybe you are gay, old, young, a different race, what have you. This person has to be well liked, too.

Then come PMs and/or thread stalking. The goal is for that person to lose it.

Eventually they find one who will lose it and post a complaint. This is the time when the troll becomes a human being, asking for help, confessng to shortcomings and what have you.

Now opposing parties form in the forum. Some will support the attacked person, some will say the troll is just a poor sick person and not dangerous in any way. Now our troll tries hard to fuel both sides as best he can.

The ultimate goal: The forum melts down, gets embroiled in controversy, people leave, people step down.

Mission accomplished.

There is a huge difference between your nutty personality who just like to stir up a bit of trouble, and trolls who are like hackers - they like to bring the forum down and cause a collapse.

IMO if Buddy christ had not booted our latest internet wonder, the melt down would have been a lot more severe. Our troll would have worked tirelessly to get more people to leave. The ultimate satisfaction is to leave the forum in shambles.

Like I said, this is not your run of the mill troll who just gets their jolies by posting crap people don't like. This one is the troll version of a hacker, and the reward is to make happy people and friends fight each other and destroy the forum.

The motivation is manipulation of people and total power. The troll enjoys this and has a good laugh. Laughat

One has to understand the difference, then these things can be foiled. The damage can rarely be undone, what remains of the forum will start over in a different way.


Oh, and P.S.:

These guys return with a different personality once the forum has recovered.

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Trolls neg-repping - Aseptic Skeptic - 09-01-2013, 04:22 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Logisch - 09-01-2013, 04:45 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Vera - 09-01-2013, 04:50 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Logisch - 09-01-2013, 04:53 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Hobbitgirl - 09-01-2013, 04:57 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Logisch - 09-01-2013, 04:58 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Hobbitgirl - 09-01-2013, 05:05 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Vera - 09-01-2013, 05:24 AM
AW: Trolls neg-repping - Vosur - 09-01-2013, 05:53 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Vera - 09-01-2013, 06:00 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Dom - 09-01-2013 07:57 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Aseptic Skeptic - 09-01-2013, 10:32 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Dom - 09-01-2013, 11:30 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Aseptic Skeptic - 09-01-2013, 10:38 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Vera - 09-01-2013, 10:40 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - FSM_scot - 09-01-2013, 10:46 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Hobbitgirl - 09-01-2013, 11:00 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Chas - 09-01-2013, 11:41 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Vera - 09-01-2013, 11:05 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Aseptic Skeptic - 09-01-2013, 11:09 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Hughsie - 09-01-2013, 08:36 PM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Aseptic Skeptic - 10-01-2013, 06:00 PM
Re: Trolls neg-repping - Hobbitgirl - 10-01-2013, 12:22 AM
Re: Trolls neg-repping - Hobbitgirl - 10-01-2013, 12:23 AM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - kingschosen - 10-01-2013, 05:52 PM
RE: Trolls neg-repping - Question - 12-01-2013, 12:13 AM
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