Topix finally attempts to curb trolling ?

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RangersX

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Jun 23, 2013
 

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By keeping the most troll infested boards (Top Stories, African-American, Human-Sexuality) from appearing on the "Recently Updated" tab.

Kinda stupid tactic, but this is topix we're talkin about. The site is run by losers with low IQ
Sybian Princess

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I think the next thing will see is only people with accounts will be able to post. I used to have one but my password quit working and the rigmarole you have to go through for "forgot my password" was just too much, so I said to heck with it and never created another. I wish there was a different forum site competing with topix that maybe didn't have the troll problem.
Sybian Princess

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And another thing, whenever you make a post certain words show up as green live links and if you hover on them it's yet another pop-up ad. I mean I know these sites have to do something to pay the bills, but it's downright annoying here with the continual pop-ups we have to chase around and close. Maybe what we need to do is petition Firefox/chrome for better blockers!
Doctor REALITY

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RangersX wrote:
By keeping the most troll infested boards (Top Stories, African-American, Human-Sexuality) from appearing on the "Recently Updated" tab.
Kinda stupid tactic, but this is topix we're talkin about. The site is run by losers with low IQ
So how long have you been a manager at Topix?

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Trolls can be easily ignored. You can blame the people who keep responding to them. I am not defending them, but trolls will never go away and that's the only way we can deal with them, especially on a forum like Topix.
Victims

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Aug 26, 2013
 
you are even dummier than me why would i document my own crimes silly? knuckle-head. do you wanna come to my arc class?Your old man aint got nothin on me. Did he tell you how I beat and sexually abused mrs P then robbed her daily? Did he tell you how if her kids hadnt stepped in, and gotten rid of me and my basterd son by evicting us(we didnt pay rent anyway) effectivly saving her life?
what proof more do you need that im fckn insane? i mean really everyone else knows. and look how i keep trying to start trouble then cry about what others say like the fat deadbeat fairy i am.?
Enough about old stuff you silly women your lucky you at least have someone. i gotta pay men to be with me and everyone knows i couldnt get a women unless i rap__ed her. i mean really what do i have to offer? i dont work, i have no life, no friends who dont laugh at how crazy i am when i walk away. i have nothing of value the taxpayers didnt buy or that i didnt steal. i sexually abuse my own son and many other peoples sons. i have no future, no brains and no ambition. i get evicted several times a year cause im a junkie and i use my welfare and sell my food stamps for drugs. i am a fat, smelly disgusting nutjob.
why would any women want anything to do with me? thats why i gave them up and now i stick to men but i even have to pay them
anyway watch yourself or your son might be my next victim i havent had a new fresh boy in like a week and im gettin lonely!
jb
xianity is EVIL

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Aug 26, 2013
 
Victims wrote:
you are even dummier than me why would i document my own crimes silly? knuckle-head. do you wanna come to my arc class?Your old man aint got nothin on me. Did he tell you how I beat and sexually abused mrs P then robbed her daily? Did he tell you how if her kids hadnt stepped in, and gotten rid of me and my basterd son by evicting us(we didnt pay rent anyway) effectivly saving her life?
what proof more do you need that im fckn insane? i mean really everyone else knows. and look how i keep trying to start trouble then cry about what others say like the fat deadbeat fairy i am.?
Enough about old stuff you silly women your lucky you at least have someone. i gotta pay men to be with me and everyone knows i couldnt get a women unless i rap__ed her. i mean really what do i have to offer? i dont work, i have no life, no friends who dont laugh at how crazy i am when i walk away. i have nothing of value the taxpayers didnt buy or that i didnt steal. i sexually abuse my own son and many other peoples sons. i have no future, no brains and no ambition. i get evicted several times a year cause im a junkie and i use my
jb
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Why do trolls do it?

I believe that most trolls are sad people, living their lonely lives vicariously through those they see as strong and successful.

Disrupting a stable newsgroup gives the illusion of power, just as for a few, stalking a strong person allows them to think they are strong, too.

For trolls, any response is 'recognition'; they are unable to distinguish between irritation and admiration; their ego grows directly in proportion to the response, regardless of the form or content of that response.

Trolls, rather surprisingly, dispute this, claiming that it's a game or joke; this merely confirms the diagnosis; how sad do you have to be to find such mind-numbingly trivial timewasting to be funny?

Remember that trolls are cowards; they'll usually post just enough to get an argument going, then sit back and count the responses (Yes, that's what they do!).
Trolls don't have friends. On the internet, because they interact with human beings, they can convince themselves that they are important, the centre of the universe - that, to them, is better than any friendship.

Don't forget, the troll thinks he is always right, and therefore better than other folk. In real life, exactly the opposite applies. the troll has no friends and virtually no interaction with other people.

If he's a teen (many are), then he lives in his bedroom, trolling, playing computer games with 'friends'(who he doesn't know at all), and joining roleplay sites, where - of course - he is a hero, or a powerful villain, who is respected in an inverse ratio to the respect he feels for himself.

If he's an adult, then he has serious social issues. He may work, where people think he's a weirdo, and avoid him, he may sponge off his parents or be 'looking for work', which means he blames everyone for his problems. Except himself.
Most people who are out of work are nothing like the stereotype; most want to work, and gain their self respect through work and being part of the world; but the troll IS the stereotype whining scrounger, to whom the world owes a living.

Almost every troll is male; I don't know why this is.

The troll has few social skills, and most have never had a girlfriend, many never will.

There's a clear pattern among trolls; they are much more likely to ignore posts known to be from women. And when they do respond to women, they are much more likely to be brief, abusive, condescending and patronising.

This is almost certainly more due to fear than misogyny - they just don't know any women. Except Mom. But their attitude rather reduces their chances of reproducing, which is probably a good thing.
xianity is EVIL

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Aug 26, 2013
 
Victims wrote:
you are even dummier than me why would i document my own crimes silly? knuckle-head. do you wanna come to my arc class?Your old man aint got nothin on me. Did he tell you how I beat and sexually abused mrs P then robbed her daily? Did he tell you how if her kids hadnt stepped in, and gotten rid of me and my basterd son by evicting us(we didnt pay rent anyway) effectivly saving her life?
what proof more do you need that im fckn insane? i mean really everyone else knows. and look how i keep trying to start trouble then cry about what others say like the fat deadbeat fairy i am.?
Enough about old stuff you silly women your lucky you at least have someone. i gotta pay men to be with me and everyone knows i couldnt get a women unless i rap__ed her. i mean really what do i have to offer? i dont work, i have no life, no friends who dont laugh at how crazy i am when i walk away. i have nothing of value the taxpayers didnt buy or that i didnt steal. i sexually abuse my own son and many other peoples sons. i have no future, no brains and no ambition. i
jb
Internet TROLL
Why do trolls do it?

I believe that most trolls are sad people, living their lonely lives vicariously through those they see as strong and successful.

Disrupting a stable newsgroup gives the illusion of power, just as for a few, stalking a strong person allows them to think they are strong, too.

For trolls, any response is 'recognition'; they are unable to distinguish between irritation and admiration; their ego grows directly in proportion to the response, regardless of the form or content of that response.

Trolls, rather surprisingly, dispute this, claiming that it's a game or joke; this merely confirms the diagnosis; how sad do you have to be to find such mind-numbingly trivial timewasting to be funny?

Remember that trolls are cowards; they'll usually post just enough to get an argument going, then sit back and count the responses (Yes, that's what they do!).
Trolls don't have friends. On the internet, because they interact with human beings, they can convince themselves that they are important, the centre of the universe - that, to them, is better than any friendship.

Don't forget, the troll thinks he is always right, and therefore better than other folk. In real life, exactly the opposite applies. the troll has no friends and virtually no interaction with other people.

If he's a teen (many are), then he lives in his bedroom, trolling, playing computer games with 'friends'(who he doesn't know at all), and joining roleplay sites, where - of course - he is a hero, or a powerful villain, who is respected in an inverse ratio to the respect he feels for himself.

If he's an adult, then he has serious social issues. He may work, where people think he's a weirdo, and avoid him, he may sponge off his parents or be 'looking for work', which means he blames everyone for his problems. Except himself.
Most people who are out of work are nothing like the stereotype; most want to work, and gain their self respect through work and being part of the world; but the troll IS the stereotype whining scrounger, to whom the world owes a living.

Almost every troll is male; I don't know why this is.

The troll has few social skills, and most have never had a girlfriend, many never will.

There's a clear pattern among trolls; they are much more likely to ignore posts known to be from women. And when they do respond to women, they are much more likely to be brief, abusive, condescending and patronising.

This is almost certainly more due to fear than misogyny - they just don't know any women. Except Mom. But their attitude rather reduces their chances of reproducing, which is probably a good thing.

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