Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 25th Jan 2012 06:58 UTC
Editorial Why do people troll? Can we prevent trolling or limit the damage trolls do? Here are some thoughts on trollology derived from academic studies and web research.
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RE[3]: Trolls
by Fergy on Thu 26th Jan 2012 13:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Trolls"
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You are a lot less obvious with your example of trolling and you wrap it within some truths. Very well done.

No it isn't. No on the internet it isn't.

Posting inaccurate "facts",Pithy put-downs
There is no other way I can say my piece IMHO than to be very aggressive otherwise I am ignored. It is very true.

Posting inaccurate "facts", Emotional rants
Also the majority of people posting have absolutely no idea what they are on about.

Name-calling and insults
The majority of articles on this website is written by someone who has no idea about Software Engineering practices or basic Ideas about Specifications and Testing.

Ad hominem attacks that try to negate an opinion by alleging negatives about the person supporting it
I think Thom once had a go at me saying you can't know what a application is doing if you don't have the source code. In fact there is a whole field of testing called "Blackbox" testing that is dedicated to this.

Completely off-topic posts, Posting inaccurate "facts", Ad hominem
If he read maybe some basic texts on the subject such as the "Art of Software Testing" (I have the first edition that talks about Fortran a lot).

Name-calling and insults, Ad hominem

It is honestly a sad state when you cannot express your opinion without basically having to be in someone elses face.

Emotional rants

If I missed one I would like to know

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