Tips on how to deal with trolling

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  1. zaiger

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    I found this on the internet.

    People react differently to being trolled. The most common reactions are either getting angry and take it personally or else get unmotivated and simply give up in what you are doing (normally the subject of the troll). This post gives three tips on how to deal with trolling to avoid any of the two extreme reactions mentioned above.

    1. Take suggestions irrespective of who suggests them. Sometimes people get angry when they are trolled by others who are not familiar with the subject or are younger. Don't do that. Look only at the suggestion and not at who is suggesting it. That way you are open to trolling by anyone, irrespective of whether the person is an expert or not.

    2. Don't take it personal. Another reason why people get angry when they are trolled is that they associate the trolling with themselves. They think that the person trolling them is doing so, to ridicule them. This is not always true. There are many types of characters in the world, so some people will be honestly interested in helping you, whilst others want to demotivate you. People who want to demotivate you will misuse trolling and instead of making constructive trolls, they will troll to destroy you psychologically. In either case, whether constructive trolling or malicious trolling, you should never get angry you since you will not solve anything that way. If the trolling is genuine you will annoy the person giving you advice. On the other hand if the trolling is malicious, by getting angry you will help your enemy (the person trolling you maliciously) win, cause in the end that is what they are after.

    3. Don't Reply immediately. Don't rush to reply for the trolling being proposed. First allow the person doing the trolling to make a point, then think about the point before you start debating. First start on what you agree with the person, ending up with the points you do not agree on. This will help you create a relaxing conversation by pointing out the points you agree with first. By debating lastly the points which you do not agree on, you will make more impact since the last points are the most remembered.

    Apart from the above three points, make sure that you always smile when you are being trolled. This will help you create a friendly shat and shows that you are confident in what you think.
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    I'm really never trolled because im so cool and people dont want to mess with me,
     
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    tl;dr
     
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    -do not feel the need to address things you don't want to. you can always accuse them of changing the subject because they've realised they can't possibly defend such a retarded position
     
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    Always reply to the troll with petitions of "explain,please", "and how does that make you feel?" or "I don't fully get your point"

    etc, ad nauseaum

    If the troll bites the bait, and reply at lenght, then quote him changing his rant with a TL;DR, and ask one more time "do you care to elaborate a little more? I find your views really fascinating "
     
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    the retort that will make all trolls go away and let you win the argument: "GET OUT OF MY FACE BUTTHEAD"
    :cool:
     
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    David will not be amused by this thread.
     
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    David is immune to TL;DR replies, his very life is a TL chain of fail, either if he's a real fundamentalist nutty or (more like) a obsesive/compulsive tireless troll
     
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    - Use Edgeling's technique and discuss about music tastes in the middle of a trolling convo. Cause trolls love music.
    - Morph into a Wereleno and eat babies. Human babies
     
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    -reply with a well-developed insult. When a troll trolls you he is basically challenging you to a duel of wits, so don't be such a pussy and fight back.
     
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    Most amateur trolls only succeed at pissing off retards and lolcows, I highly doubt any experienced EDiot would fall victim to the average wannabe troll. It is truly magical when you are watching a smart troll work, because nobody gets under your skin like the experts.
     
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    I wasn't arguing with you. In fact, there was probably no reason to fucking quote your post to put that there. eh.
     
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    Yeah, 2011. Seriously, what's up with that? Wooloolooo I'm in the future but where's my alien invasion and flying cars? C'mon world, you can do better!
     
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    What I do is never take serious any troll, is the troll amused me then I laugh and if the troll irritable me then I just ignore him. I have never meet any troll that constantly troll me AKA a stalker insistent troll, but if that happen I will block him or report him.