On 9 Sep 2011 at 11:17am brixtonbelle wrote:
Given the amount of traffic about trolls on here recently, here's quite an amusing except form a Julie Burchill article
""""Here's how to deal with online abuse
In the old days, many sexual and social inadequates wrote anonymous letters; now, many go online and post under fanciful names, as my colleague John Walsh pointed out in this column yesterday with reference to the trolls of University Challenge.
The producers of the show have reassured us that contestants are given a number to call if they needed "advice and support" over abuse. But the key to dealing with the abusers is the same as it was with curtain-twitching spinsters ‚?? which online trolls are merely the souped-up, potty-mouthed male version of. Like your dad used to tell you about spiders, they're more frightened of you than you are of them ‚?? for envy is a kind of fear, a creeping kind which eats the soul and murders empathy. If you are chosen to bear the brunt of trollish wrath, think of it as volunteer work for an unspecified charity. If you think of yourself as a useful outlet for people who might otherwise be beating up prostitutes or tormenting animals, you will find it much easier to bear ‚?? enjoyable even.
A splendid, elderly, rigorously Christian ex-Samaritan of my acquaintance once told me that of all the imminent suicides and terminally ill people she had listened to over the years, the people she felt most sorry for were the anonymous masturbators ‚?? "And I never hung up the phone until they were finished, for the poor creatures must've been SO lonely..."
Just think of your trembling trolls in this way, O lovely University Challengettes, and you won't be able to help but smile ‚?? kindly, one hopes. But heck, if you want to laugh at them instead, it's all good.""""
I especially like the story of the charitable spinster !!
On 9 Sep 2011 at 11:54am Vesbod wrote:
Yes, and she's a RIGHT troll herself !! Blinking muppet. Surprised at you BB, I would have expected better from you.
On 9 Sep 2011 at 12:37pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Who's Julia Burchill?
On 9 Sep 2011 at 4:28pm brixtonbelle wrote:
actually i don't mean the spinster, i meant the samaritan !
why would you expect better of ME Vesbod ? I read the article, I didn;t write it and it doesn't mean I hold the same views as her. She's always been a spikey challenging character who doesn't mince her words.
On 9 Sep 2011 at 4:35pm Victor M wrote:
Don't believe all you read................unless it turns you on of course!
On 9 Sep 2011 at 5:52pm Harold wrote:
I notice that Trolls in the artical/post are male, do the ladies not partake in this sort of abuse to others?
On 9 Sep 2011 at 10:05pm Peter Byron wrote:
Well reported BB, JB is at times interesting and challenging and like you, I do not always hold the same views, but good on you passing this on for others to read. I do like you Brixtie. Have a good weekend. Peter
On 9 Sep 2011 at 11:39pm cycleman wrote:
I see the average troll as much younger. Seems like the kind of thing that a couple of 14 year olds might find funny.
On 12 Sep 2011 at 7:03am observer wrote:
Calm down Peter, this is a forum and not a dating agency, although I like your style. Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink say no more.
On 12 Sep 2011 at 8:33pm Peter Byron wrote:
observer, will be back in Lewes next week or later this week possibly, Shelleys Bar, watch out I am back in town!! Like your style observer. Join me for an Ale, I will show you the way to have fun my son ha ha. Had a massage today, the bloody bed collaped beneath me, feel as if I have been run over by a tractor in Selmeston ha ha. Best, Peter. Sorry if I sound scrambled, have a lot of stress at the mo with the move and son and Co..
On 14 Sep 2011 at 11:44am brixtonbelle wrote:
I think the Daily Mash should have the final word......
Check it out here »
On 14 Sep 2011 at 7:52pm Peter Byron wrote:
You brixtonbelle's are a mine of information, Daily Mash is my sort of read. Changing the subject, do you know of a Tapas Bar in Stockwell/Lambeth called Rebato's? Just that I recall you know a little of South London. Very fine Tapas may I say. Well, long day, delayed flight, lost case and house like Caseys Court, so best say Goodnight. Peter x