Comment Trolling Has A Psychological Explanation
The hot item over at TechCrunch is all about comment trolling having some psychological explanation. Well, of course, every human action has some sort of psychological explanation except of course if one has a bout of epilepsy.
I may have over half a dozen trolls linger on this blog for months, sometimes even years. I even got a blog once dedicated just to mock me. Oftentimes, I’d ignore them; other times I’d try to engage their good side (hoping they do have one) before I take evasive actions.
What strikes my curiosity is why would these people keep on trolling your blog:
- They hate your guts, big time.
- Crab mentality?
- They have a lot of time on their hands.
- They’re just plain psycho.
I wrote something similar (Acknowledging Blog Critics) to this over 2 years ago when I had my first critic on this blog. Critics are sometimes good, but trolls?
Several other bloggers have asked me how to permanently block trolls from their blogs so I suggested the ff. — How to permanently block someone from your blog? — with additional suggestions from the commenters.
So, what’s your troll story and how did you deal with it?