Very interesting piece in The Guardian about a columnist who confronted a person trolling some very nasty comments his way for years, including threats to his family that came through regular mail. This guy's response to his troll was pretty amazing.
Very interesting piece in The Guardian about a columnist who confronted a person trolling some very nasty comments his way for years, including threats to his family that came through regular mail. I know The Guardian is considered the NY Post of UK papers, but there's nothing sensationalistic about the piece. This guy's response to his troll was pretty amazing.
I dunno what the NY post is, but the Guardian isn't considered sensationalist, that's the Daily Mail or the Daily Express.
I don't find the NY Times to be sensationalist at all. It has a slight liberal bias, if anything.
For a while there I hoped this would be an introspective-spiritual journey where a man confronts his inner troll.
Hehe, you mean, he finds out the person who did all the pranks and threats online was no one but himself? Damn that would've been some weird Shyamalan-ian ending.
That was a pretty good read actually. I would say the boy's actions were more of harassment than any actual trolling but the thing to take away is that people can and will go to all sorts of lengths to be assholes if they know they won't be accounted for it. Moral of the story: some people really shouldn't be allowed to use the internet.
The length of time this went on is the amazing thing to me. I would have pressed charges, regardless of my relationship with the family. You don't want to ruin a kid's life but dragging family into it deserves some jail time, or juvie, or about 500 hrs of community services at a Jewish retirement home.
That's not trolling. Trolling is making stupid threads saying ____ is the best and ____ is the worst just to get people to call him an idiot or fly off the handle. What that piece of shit did was criminal and revolting. I was hoping in the part of the story where he told the kid to stand up that he was going to kick him in the nuts as hard as he could to make sure he didn't get a chance to procreate.
This story was good until he got so caught up in being the better man he let a person displaying clearly illegal and pathological behavior get off scott free as long as he promises to go to a hand holding therapist who will coddle him. Protip, don't be surprised if therapy fails and the kid goes on to take the next step.