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Why People Troll and How to Stop Them
on Wed 25th Jan 2012 06:58 UTC
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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on Wed 25th Jan 2012 20:31 UTC in reply to "
The Internet is difficult. The lack of body language and facial responses makes it hard to know when you've crossed a line, and unfortunately, everyone's lines are different.
I honestly think this is the first time I've ever heard someone refer to the internet as "difficult"! And yes, I laughed at that.
On to my actual question now.. Why in the world would you think people having different 'lines' is unfortunate? I would say it's great as it's essential to our personal development.
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