HOW TO DEAL WITH
INTERNET TROLLS


 
TROLLS magically appear everywhere on the internet, especially in places where they think they can hide and be anonymous.  Their goal is ALWAYS to try and be hurtful, but do not be afraid as TROLLS are truly POWERLESS!   There are ways to deal with these ugly creatures, and if you follow these simple rules, you will help keep the TROLLS at bay!

DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!

If you EVER say something back to a TROLL's comment, or acknowledge it in any way, you have FED the TROLL! 

Remember, the TROLL is trying to provoke you.  It WANTS to upset or anger you, and will try many methods.  Personal attacks, stalking, making comments using your name, ...you name it, the TROLL will try it!  If you talk to it, it is getting just what it wants, which is ATTENTION!

Feeding the TROLL is feeding the CANCER, and the cancer will GROW if you feed it!  You MUST completely IGNORE a TROLL, no matter what it attempts to do to provoke you.  The TROLL can be persistent and often STALKS its prey, but will eventually lose interest if it gets no attention EVER!  Truly, TROLLS need to be SHUNNED!

You can't talk to a TROLL when it's attacking you, you can't talk to a TROLL when it's attacking others.  Do NOT respond to anything a TROLL says as 'Anon' or in other people's names.  Each person must look after their own attacks, others do NOT need you to come to their defense ;-)  If you see something you do not like, just move on to the neXt thing and simply forget about it!

KEEP THE TROLL INSIDE ITS CAGE!

If EVERYONE follows these SIMPLE RULES, the TROLL will be rendered POWERLESS and will be kept where it belongs.  In a cage that it created for itself, where we can look at it with amusement from afar!  

Don't let the TROLL bother you.  It is an ugly & strange little creature that has habits and instincts we mere humans can't quite understand.  Instead, focus on the REAL people you have come to know and LOVE on the Web, for THEY are the reason we keep coming back, despite a few individuals quest to destroy our fun.

Yes, TROLLS SUCK, there is no denying it, but when we KNOW how to deal with them, (and stick together, and use these rules), they are powerless, and weak, and pathetic, and sad, (JUST the way we like them!).
 


A POWERLESS TROLL IS A TROLL WE CAN LIVE WITH!

Looking is OK, but remember, DO NOT FEED THE TROLL!!!

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APRIL 17th/ '09
(Updated on January 27th/15)

(Illustration by DEANNA/CA)