Why You Should Feed the Trolls If You Damn Well Need To

June 25, 2012

Why "Just Don't Feed the Trolls" is not always a sufficient answer. Hello to everyone visiting from MeFi. Here's a piece I've been linking elsewhere, that gives a more vivid firsthand account of what it's like dealing with such threats and abuse, and how hard it can be even deciding to show up another day and deal with more of it, much less decide exactly how to handle it.

I also appreciated this example of speaking up against the "type 1 troll" having a beneficial impact. One of the main reasons "Don't Feed the Trolls" falls short as a universal pat answer is that it assumes one's only possible goal in speaking up would be to induce a change of heart in the individuals doing the trolling. Many of the stories people have shared in response to this video illustrated how speaking up can be a net positive for your community as a whole, regardless of whether it inspires some epiphany in the trolls themselves. Gauging the usefulness of speaking out strictly by tracking whether a miraculous troll epiphany occurs is often missing the point IMO.

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All These Sexist Gamer Dudes Are Some Shook Ones

June 24, 2012

Why dudes need to tell other dudes to stop making asses of themselves on the internet.

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The Last Word on the "N-Word"

June 8, 2012

Totally not the last word, but an attempt to debunk the oldest and worst argument people make about that word.

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Why Gwyneth Paltrow Should Just Say "Nuh"

June 8, 2012

How Gwyneth Paltrow should've handled the controversy surrounding her tweeting the "N-word" this weekend.

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Leave Michelle Obama Out of Your Random-Ass Opinions

June 1, 2012

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Debunking the latest about the First Lady, specifically regarding her friendship with bootylicious R&B singers.

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