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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: The Science of Why Comment Trolls Suck Reply with quote

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The text of the post was the same for all participants, but the tone of the comments varied. Sometimes, they were "civil"—e.g., no name calling or flaming. But sometimes they were more like this: "If you don’t see the benefits of using nanotechnology in these products, you're an idiot."

The researchers were trying to find out what effect exposure to such rudeness had on public perceptions of nanotech risks. They found that it wasn't a good one. Rather, it polarized the audience: Those who already thought nanorisks were low tended to become more sure of themselves when exposed to name-calling, while those who thought nanorisks are high were more likely to move in their own favored direction. In other words, it appeared that pushing people's emotional buttons, through derogatory comments, made them double down on their preexisting beliefs.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be my reaction. Call me names, and I fortify my position. Particularly when that "herp derp" thing is used.

REASON: I tend to regard trolls as a lower form of intelligence than typical participants. If a stupid person is against something, perhaps I should be for it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, but sometimes it is really difficult to not call a spade a spade.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you don't agree with this, you're not just an idiot... you're a fucking idiot.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I agree, but sometimes it is really difficult to not call a spade a spade.

No need to make this a racial issue.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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if you don't agree with this, you're not just an idiot... you're a fucking idiot.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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pjp wrote:
I agree, but sometimes it is really difficult to not call a spade a spade.

No need to make this a racial issue.
I'm assuming you were trying to be funny, but just in case.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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pjp wrote:
I agree, but sometimes it is really difficult to not call a spade a spade.

No need to make this a racial issue.
I'm assuming you were trying to be funny


SLAM! :P
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Proglibocrats froth at the mouth slandering others with the racist badge, so I was just making sure it was clear.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean I know that you know that I know that you know that I know it wasn't racist, but you just wanted to set the record straight for others who might not know, right?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no need to be niggardly with explanations when it comes to racism. Who knows what people might think if I coloured the conversation with innocent words that could enslave this thread and become fodder for the reactionary black hearts of equal rights trolls.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You mean I know that you know that I know that you know that I know it wasn't racist, but you just wanted to set the record straight for others who might not know, right?
EXACTLY! :D
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There's no need to be niggardly with explanations when it comes to racism. Who knows what people might think if I coloured the conversation with innocent words that could enslave this thread and become fodder for the reactionary black hearts of equal rights trolls.
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You arrived at this page by searching for Niggerdly
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You arrived at this page by searching for Niggerdly
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Not a word I knew how to spell, but now I do I can use it lots and lots.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just thought it was ironic, given your post.
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