Sunday, November 29, 2015

Via WGB: ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT :: "Mean Queens: The Sad, Sad Case Of The Internet Troll"

I saw the link to this great article posted over at BoyCulture and it is a Queerty article on internet trolls, specifically those trolls aimed at gay websites. I have had more than my fair share of them over the past 8 plus years on Wicked Gay Blog but what I love about you guys is that you fight back at the trolls. It always makes me smile when you give the internet troll the ultimate smack down. I had to give up responding to them many years ago because it took way too much time and energy.
The article goes on to say... "Everyone knows the age-old saying “opinions are like assholes; everybody has one.” Well, never has that asshole smelled more putrid than when offered up by the type of person referred to as an “Internet Troll,” — the Bitter Bettys who negatively comment on anything and everything posted on the Internet.Why just read many of the comments on this site alone. It’s always the same negative people posting the same depressing dribble. An article on marriage equality? They hated it! An article on pop culture? “Boo! Hiss!” An article on music, movies, politics, humor, fitness, you name it? They hate it.
Internet Trolls tend to have dark personality traits and show signs of sadism, antisocial behavior, and psychopathy — but on the bright side, they excel at hoarding and are a hoot to have at funerals! You’ve seen the movie Mean Girls, right? Well, Internet Trolls are the “Mean Queens,” “The Ladies Who ‘Sent Back’ Lunch,” and “The Queen(s) of the Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t!”

Because of an overall sense of failure in their own lives, they resent anyone who they perceive to have achieved any kind of success. The troll feels slighted by life and can’t fathom how ANYONE couldn’t possibly be good-looking and smart, funny and eloquent, talented or successful. It’s because of this sad mindset they offer up nothing and contribute even less to society besides spreading hate, like a cancer, on the World Wide Web.

A bottom feeder. A bench warmer. A wall flower. Rather than doing something productive themselves, the Internet Troll sits sedentary and safely behind their computer screen where they vomit up their useless thoughts, bullying anyone who is brave enough to step out of the wings and into the spotlight." Full article at Queerty here!

WGB :: I will be doing a post soon on tips and advice for those who may want to start their own blog in the future. This "internet troll" will be something I discuss in that post as it is something I wish I had known about and had prepared myself for beforehand.

Internet Troll - In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion,[3]often for their own amusement. 

Read the original and much, much more  at WGB here