According to Wikepedia, in Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog), either accidentally or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
The problem is that some of the new trolls… ‘er fans on this site suffer from Confirmation Bias which is the tendency to favor their own hypothesis and selectively collect information that supports their beliefs. Once headed down that path, it’s hard to go back.
Now, that in itself might not be so bad, but they also suffer from an immense need for validation and a temporary rush of feeling superior until, they realize that are just a sniveling coward hiding behind a fictitious moniker, and so they ridicule and harass people who don’t hold their same beliefs.
I take the guys that use their real names seriously and with respect… for the most part. I also get that most of you don’t want to use your real names, but you still post respectfully, and I am fine with that!
But the trolls are like CHICHIWAWA’s – loud but harmless!
I shall address Confirmation Bias at a future juncture. Just be aware… oh and don’t feed the trolls, like I just did!
I hope I didn’t offend anyone, but who cares?
Let’s watch some Dodger baseball, Mates!