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Topic: Re:Re:  For Keith.........
Posted by: S Powell
Date/Time: 19/12/14 15:56:00

Some helpful insights:

The following extract is particularly helpful in helping us to understand:

There are three important lessons learned.

"First, trolls are more likely to display noxious personality characteristics, that is, traits that impair one’s ability to build relations and function in a civilised or pro-social way. In a comprehensive examination of their psychological profile, trolls were found to be more Machiavellian (impulsive and charming manipulators), psychopathic (cold, fearless and antisocial), and especially sadist than the overall population. Trolls enjoy harming and intimidating others, so much so that the authors of this study concluded that trolls are “prototypical everyday sadists”, and that trolling should be regarded as online sadism. This is in line with the view of trolling as a form of cyberbullying.

Second, trolling – like other forms of computer-mediated communication – unleashes people’s impulses by providing anonymity and temporary identity loss. This phenomenon, called deindividuation, is well known to psychologists and has been found to emerge in several areas of interpersonal relations, such as gaming, role-playing and crowd behaviours, particularly hooliganism. Thus even when we are not naturally sadistic, trolling may bring out the worst side in us, by lifting the moral constrains and social etiquette that regulates our behaviour in normal situations, and by fuelling dissent and triggering abrasive reactions.

Third, trolling is a status-enhancing activity: by attracting readers’ attention, upsetting people, sparking heated debates, and even gaining approval from others, trolls can feel important, perhaps much more than they are in their real lives. Thus trolling is yet another internet activity that promotes narcissistic motives, since trolls may be expected to be far less successful in attracting people’s attention in the physical world. The only effective antidote to their tactics is to ignore them, but even then trolls won’t suffer a public humiliation because nobody knows who they are. This is what makes trolling so ubiquitous – it requires no skills other than the ability to be obnoxious."

It's a shame that unlike Facebook, there are no profile photo's attached to the names on this website - it would strip cowards of their anonymity, and they'd have to find other ways of bullying. I won't be commenting further - I find thread/people like these toxic. Don't feed the trolls! Happy Christmas folks x

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                                                                  Re:  For Keith.........19/12/14 15:09:00 Stuart Kerr
                                                                     Re:Re:  For Keith.........19/12/14 15:56:00 S Powell
                                                                        Re:Re:Re:  For Keith.........19/12/14 16:20:00 Claire Moran
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                                                                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:  For Keith.........19/12/14 17:15:00 Pete Mayes
                                                                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:  For Keith.........19/12/14 17:18:00 Claire Moran

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