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Offline Beleth

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READ ME: How To Stop Caring About Trolls
« on: November 07, 2011, 11:22:59 AM »
Wonderful article from Lifehacker here:
http://lifehacker.com/5854053/how-to-stop-caring-about-trolls-and-get-on-with-your-life

Added bonus: it includes the origin of SIWOTI!

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It's incredibly tempting, but try to ignore them the best you can. Don't respond to them, not even to call them out as a troll, and they'll go away. Even a simple comment like "please stop" or "go away, troll" can bring attention to their comments.

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Just because the internet has a lot of psychos doesn't mean it isn't full of awesome people, and time spent arguing with trolls is time that could have been spent having meaningful discussions with others.

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It takes a bit of practice and conditioning, but the main goal is to just stop giving a crap about what other people think—especially those that have nothing useful to offer.
I expect to pass through this world but once;
any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now;
let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
-- Stephan Grellet

 

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