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  1. Dublin Ireland
    Joined
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    Moves
    14235
    12 May '13 11:26
    He's a troll!
    That's the way he rolls.
    You either see his cards or fold.
    No point in moving to another thread.
    There's more of them to mess with your head.
    Misogynists and religious nuts.
    Others on about budget cuts.
    The mark of the beast and President Obama.
    Come and join in and see all the drama.
    Now I don't point the finger at anyone.
    Just sayin' my piece then I'm done.
    Is there any end to this war of attrition?
    How do you force a troll into submission?
    So hard now to have a friendly chat,
    without someone tellin' you where they're at.
    Republicans and Democrats too,
    all in here to argue with you.
    I just wanted a nice game of chess.
    But there's so much to get off your chest.


    😕
  2. Subscriberketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    Wisconsin USA
    Joined
    09 Dec '01
    Moves
    55493
    12 May '13 11:48
    well said 🙂
  3. rebel city
    Joined
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    Moves
    74241
    12 May '13 13:32
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    He's a troll!
    That's the way he rolls.
    You either see his cards or fold.
    No point in moving to another thread.
    There's more of them to mess with your head.
    Misogynists and religious nuts.
    Others on about budget cuts.
    The mark of the beast and President Obama.
    Come and join in and see all the drama.
    Now I don't point the finger at anyone.
    Ju ...[text shortened]... I just wanted a nice game of chess.
    But there's so much to get off your chest.


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    Very nicely put!
    Relationships here should be docile
    but instead, they are often hostile.
    Reason why I hesitate
    to be active and participate.
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    43012
    03 Jun '13 22:50
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody

    He's a troll!
    That's the way he rolls.
    You either see his cards or fold.
    No point in moving to another thread.
    There's more of them to mess with your head.

    Misogynists and religious nuts.
    Others on about budget cuts.
    The mark of the beast and President Obama.
    Come and join in and see all the drama.
    Now I don't point the finger at anyon ...[text shortened]... u.
    I just wanted a nice game of chess.
    But there's so much to get off your chest.


    😕
    Here's the definitive word on "Trolls":

    http://web.archive.org/web/20060428091222/http://members.aol.com/intwg/trolls.htm

    "An Internet "troll" is a person who delights in sowing discord on the Internet. He (and it is usually he) tries to start arguments and upset people..." (7 minutes more and well worth everyone's time) -Bob
  5. Subscribercoquette
    Already mated
    Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    Joined
    04 Jul '06
    Moves
    918577
    04 Jun '13 00:51
    move my piece
    push send and wait

    look about here and there
    maybe someone has something to share

    troll and droll
    hum and drum

    there's nowhere here
    that shows a there there
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    43012
    04 Jun '13 01:30
    "Trolls see Internet communications services as convenient venues for their bizarre game. For some reason, they don't "get" that they are hurting real people. To them, other Internet users are not quite human but are a kind of digital abstraction. As a result, they feel no sorrow whatsoever for the pain they inflict. Indeed, the greater the suffering they cause, the greater their 'achievement' (as they see it). At the moment, the relative anonymity of the net allows trolls to flourish.

    Trolls are utterly impervious to criticism (constructive or otherwise). You cannot negotiate with them; you cannot cause them to feel shame or compassion; you cannot reason with them. They cannot be made to feel remorse. For some reason, trolls do not feel they are bound by the rules of courtesy or social responsibility.

    Perhaps this sounds inconceivable. You may think, "Surely there is something I can write that will change them." But a true troll can not be changed by mere words." (end, part one)
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