Saturday, June 21, 2014

PSA: Trolls on the Internet

PSA: Do NOT feed the trolls!

No matter what corner of the internet one is on, one will always encounter trolls. According to Wikipedia, a troll is "a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion." The natural reaction of a rational human being is to respond with logical, sane explanations of why the troll is wrong, but beware! A troll is an idiot and will not respond to reason; the more you try to explain, the stupider it gets, and then it will start insulting you. Likewise, if you see a hungry goose, do not approach it. Do not offer your bread and nourishment. The goose will see it as a threat and attempt to murder you. The best thing to do is to just leave it alone to its simple little life and do not get involved. Stay safe everyone. ∆

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