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Confronting a troll

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#1 Martyn Sadler

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:22 PM

http://www.guardian....roll?CMP=twt_gu

I'm not sure I would have been quite as generous as Leo Traynor.

#2 hindle xiii

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:43 PM

A pencil up the bumhole does the trick.

edit: note to self or anyone else attempting flippant remarks, read the article first :(

Edited by hindle xiii, 28 September 2012 - 12:46 PM.

On Odsal Top baht 'at.


#3 Severus

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:56 PM

http://www.guardian....roll?CMP=twt_gu

I'm not sure I would have been quite as generous as Leo Traynor.

These trolls really do baffle me. What do they hope to achieve by this? If this lad hadn't have been confronted would he have continued?
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#4 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:59 PM

Jeez - truly awful
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

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#5 Martyn Sadler

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:04 PM

These trolls really do baffle me. What do they hope to achieve by this? If this lad hadn't have been confronted would he have continued?


I don't think there's much doubt about that. You wonder what else the kid could be capable of.

#6 hindle xiii

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:06 PM

What he can consider "lucky" is that is was his friend's son. I mean there was no stranger to approach, a stranger who might not give a toss.

On Odsal Top baht 'at.


#7 Phil

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:41 PM

I noticed the reference to "conspiracy websites" I love conspiracy theories from an academic viewpoint but they can be quite dangerous, they may have had a serious effect on this young man.
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#8 Johnoco

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:40 PM

I suppose its up to the guy concerned how he deals with it but I'm not sure he has actually done that.

What if someone else were to start a similar attack on him based on a 'he'll only ask us to shake hands and forget it' attitude?


#9 gingerjon

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:40 PM

One of the worst articles ever to appear on the Guardian website, which is saying something.
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#10 Johnoco

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:59 PM

One of the worst articles ever to appear on the Guardian website, which is saying something.

In terms of what?

#11 gingerjon

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:38 PM

In terms of what?


A story filled with holes put out my a self-regarding hack in a way to heap praise upon themselves that is then picked up every other self-regarding hack who believes that trolling only exists below the line.
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#12 chuffer

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:16 AM

A story filled with holes


Not convinced eh?

#13 gingerjon

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:49 PM

Not convinced eh?


Not particularly.
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#14 chuffer

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:49 PM

Can't imagine why you'd want to make a story like that up...

#15 Old Frightful

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:02 PM

Not sure about it myself, tbh, it reads like a work of fiction. Certainly some of the appaling things the lad is suppose to have done seem rather far fetched.

Maybe I'm just too cynical.

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#16 Johnoco

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:25 PM

Not sure about it myself, tbh, it reads like a work of fiction. Certainly some of the appaling things the lad is suppose to have done seem rather far fetched.

Maybe I'm just too cynical.


They certainly seem to extreme to just deal with by saying 'you're better than that, have some counselling'. He says he didn't want to 'criminalise' him but surely he did that by his own actions? What if he keeps doing it but moves on to letterbombs or something?

Assuming this story is as it appears, he should have taken it further.

#17 Old Frightful

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:35 PM

And would a seventeen year old, capable of such evil doings, really just simply burst into tears when rumbled?

Who knows?

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#18 chuffer

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:43 PM

A pencil up the bumhole does the trick.


Perhaps this would have been the best way to deal with the culprit in this case.....inserted sideways

#19 Old Frightful

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:46 PM

Perhaps this would have been the best way to deal with the culprit in this case.....inserted sideways

Steady on, I suppose you have to draw the line somewhere though...

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#20 chuffer

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:02 PM

Yep somwhere between the colon and prostate should do the trick....