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By Fuck these people - 19/10/2023 16:25

Today, I encountered a massive racist internet troll who kept calling people "Jews" as an insult. My friend, who is actually Jewish, was so upset that he went on a massive rant of his own to make the troll shut up, and I supported him. Guess who got banned when a mod came in. Hint: It wasn't the troll. FML
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Same thing different taste

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whatshername?! 39

Well, there's a simple rule: Don't feed the trolls. Now you know and next time just report him as often as necessary until something happens.

You cannot put out a big fire by pissing on it and trying just stinks… I get it, my wife is Jewish, and it is upsetting seeing or hearing unfair and lying accusations against a whole culture who do not deserve such treatment… Unfortunately I don’t think internet trolls are rational people. You cannot persuade them they are wrong nor force them to acknowledge that they are wrong. It is equally counterproductive to try to “cancel” everyone who says something that’s offensive - In large part because when that is done it starts to make the trolls look like they were at least partially right… The best I can tell you is to not bother trying to persuade or “out-troll” people like that. They seem to thrive on the attention it brings them. They seem to enjoy getting people upset. There are two things they seem generally not to like - To be ignored or to be laughed at. Trolls tend to infest certain groups or social media subgroups. Unfortunately sometimes a “normal” group becomes infested with a few trolls who ruin it for the normal people. On social media where you have the option to upvote or downvote, just downvote everything you see that seems trollish. It there is an option of the “laugh” emoji such as on Facebook, I recommend that reaction. The last thing I would ever recommend is to become trollish yourself as that just helps poison anything that might be a logical or useful reaction. If possible you might privately message the group moderator about the presence of trollish behavior. They may or may not respond, but it will get you much further than going into troll mode yourself. If there are multiple trolls then it’s time to recognize that the group is not only infested, the moderator is not interested in doing their job or may have trollish sympathies.

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You cannot put out a big fire by pissing on it and trying just stinks… I get it, my wife is Jewish, and it is upsetting seeing or hearing unfair and lying accusations against a whole culture who do not deserve such treatment… Unfortunately I don’t think internet trolls are rational people. You cannot persuade them they are wrong nor force them to acknowledge that they are wrong. It is equally counterproductive to try to “cancel” everyone who says something that’s offensive - In large part because when that is done it starts to make the trolls look like they were at least partially right… The best I can tell you is to not bother trying to persuade or “out-troll” people like that. They seem to thrive on the attention it brings them. They seem to enjoy getting people upset. There are two things they seem generally not to like - To be ignored or to be laughed at. Trolls tend to infest certain groups or social media subgroups. Unfortunately sometimes a “normal” group becomes infested with a few trolls who ruin it for the normal people. On social media where you have the option to upvote or downvote, just downvote everything you see that seems trollish. It there is an option of the “laugh” emoji such as on Facebook, I recommend that reaction. The last thing I would ever recommend is to become trollish yourself as that just helps poison anything that might be a logical or useful reaction. If possible you might privately message the group moderator about the presence of trollish behavior. They may or may not respond, but it will get you much further than going into troll mode yourself. If there are multiple trolls then it’s time to recognize that the group is not only infested, the moderator is not interested in doing their job or may have trollish sympathies.

Arguing on the internet is basically the closest thing dipshits have to being good at sports or anything cool, and you and your friend just ran into an Olympic level dipshit. And in this sport, it’s all rigged for the dipshits. The only winning move is simply to tell them to **** off and ignore them.

When my son was a teen he liked going into what he called “internet fight rooms” where the participants insulted each other and had verbal “fights”… I though that was depressingly stupid and tried to discourage that. But it’s as you said, some people get off on the attention from stirring other people up. My perception is that the bigger the loser in real life, the bigger the mouth (or text comments) online.

whatshername?! 39

Well, there's a simple rule: Don't feed the trolls. Now you know and next time just report him as often as necessary until something happens.

all you had to do was report the comments. that's it! adding any comments just makes things worse and does nothing.

There's an old joke about two things that happen when wrestling a pig in the mud. One, you get mud all over yourself. Two. THE PIG IS HAVING FUN. Social media is just another pig puddle.

1. ...wait a minute! This is a trick question! No one gets banned from anything ever since our white knight, Elon Musk, saved the day with Free Speech Absolutism™️*. Now everyone can say anything they want. *except if Mr. Musk doesn't like it.

Uhm, you better get a paper towel, you've got something dripping out of your mouth and from your chin, and oh never mind, that's just SARCASM...