understanding trolling

When it seems you have become a victim of trolling, flamewar and cyberbullying, go through these statements and ask yourself if they describe the nature of relationships and online dialogue in that particular case:

  • All your carefully picked arguments can easily be ignored.
  • Anything you say can and will be used against you.
  • Anything you say can be turned into something else – fixed.
  • Do not argue with trolls – it means that they win.
  • The harder you try the harder you will fail.
  • Everything that can be labeled can be hated.
  • The more you hate it the stronger it gets.
  • Nothing is to be taken seriously!
  • Nothing is Sacred
  • The more beautiful and pure a thing is – the more satisfying it is to corrupt it.

( via knowyourmeme.com)

The most striking in very peculair way is actually this: The more you hate it the stronger it gets. Doesn’t it sound familiar?

“The hate is swelling in you now. […] Give in to your anger!”


also trying to get a grip on something like this:


“too long; didn’t read.”

  • The inability to accept, understand or pay attention to information when not separated by a header.
  • The ability to arbitrarily read 400 small posts but not a long one.
  • A sign of ADD or lack of reading capability.
  • A very cheap response and an indication of lack of wit.
  • 90% of the time: A lie.
  • A desperate attempt at a comeback used by people who just can’t think of one.
  • Usually used by people who’ve been torn apart verbally but want one last attempt at looking witty.
  • A sign that, not only is someone too lazy and stupid to read but, clearly, too lazy and stupid to even type out four words indicating such.
  • Collect every “tl,dr” post online, and you’ll have a good estimate of the number of lazy idiots on Earth, who currently have Internet access.

(via urban dictionary)