How NOT to be an Internet Troll for Dummies… and Trolls
1. Brush your hair and use a deep conditioner.
2. Put on clothes.
3. Don’t be trigger happy. Before you comment, READ the entire post.
4. Comprehend the post. That means let it really sink in until you understand what is being said. (I had to say that, as this post is intended for DUMMIES)
Does it ask a question? If the answer is YES, feel free to comment.
If the answer is NO, then nobody asked your opinion. Simon says, “Do not comment unless you have something positive or constructive to say.”
WHEN it’s acceptable to give your opinion on the Internet-
1. When someone specifically asks for it. A written passage might read something like this- “What do you think?” “What would you do?” “Please tell us your opinion on this matter.”
Should you happen to stumble upon a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, know that it’s merely a recipe for readers to try if you choose to, and not an invitation to start a discussion on the potential ill effects of polyunsaturated fats found in semi-sweet chocolate morsels. This would RUIN a perfectly good cookie recipe post. (Keep your sour grapes to yourself)
Do you see where this is going?
On a related note, Extreme Mom shares
batshit crazy nontraditional child rearing tales as a means of creating parental comradery through HUMOR. It is absolutely NOT a serious open forum on parenting.
I REPEAT, this is NOT an open forum on parenting.
Did I mention this is NOT an open forum on parenting?
June Cleaver and Carol Brady do not moderate this blog.
There will be no discussion on the best potty training method, debate on how much TV you allow your child to watch or what the appropriate age is for a kid to have a cell phone. Quite frankly, I could care less if you duct tape a smart phone to your kids ear as he passes through the birth canal.
For shits and giggles, let’s play a fun game of Simon Says as an exercise in reading comprehension and responding appropriately.
1. Simon says, “What’s your name?”
Correct answer- “My name is… ”
Incorrect answer- “Everyone named Simon is an asshole.”
2. What’s your favorite color?
Correct answer- < nothing > Simon did NOT ask.
Incorrect answer- “My favorite color is RED but you typed this in black ink, so you suck. Black ink makes me unhappy and irritable. You have no regard for people who are color RED enthusiasts. You’re obviously a prejudice bigot.
3. Simon says, “Look up into the blue sky.”
Correct response- < tilt head back and LOOK UP >
Incorrect response- “I’m wearing yellow sunglasses, so my sky is green. Green is BETTER and you’re an ignorant slut.”
As a page moderator, I’m getting incredibly tired of troll invasions.
I can’t tell you not to be an Internet troll, but I can tell you that your rude off-subject troll comments are NOT welcome here.
I have a troll taser in my hip holster and I’m not afraid to use it.
“Say hello to my little friend.”
*Note to other Facebook pages and blogs- you’re more than welcome to share this. Together we can defeat the trolls.
Don’t get me wrong, bloggers LOVE comments… as long as they are in sync with the theme of the post. We also love to hear your opinion. Although, starting a heated debate or attempting to put the author on trial is seriously frowned upon and you will be tasered.
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I LOVE this! I am sharing a link to this post in my FB group, as we have recently had a “troll” invasion. Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!
So glad to have found this open forum on parenting 😀
I wanted you to know that I appreciated the Jane Curtin reference, but it does mean that you are dating yourself — and we all hope that you are both very happy together.
Your comment made me laugh out LOUD! I was hoping someone would appreciate the Jane reference. SNL was definitely in it’s prime back then.
Awesome! Making you laugh out loud, WAS the actual goal 😀
At the risk of commenting without being asked to…..
I fucking loved this. The end.
Much thanks. The comments left on this blog are generally very intelligent and tasteful, thus most appreciated. Facebook on the other hand… is what prompted me to write this post, if you know what I mean. 😉