Feeding The Trolls

This blogs founder, Kevvyd and I, had a conversation over beer tonight (and damn tasty beer it was too) about the blog and the nature of some of the comments we’ve been getting lately. I’ll digress slightly at this point to note that the blog has been inactive lately, real life and a troubling lack of outrage having intruded on the contributors which may be having an effect on the nature of incoming comments. In any case our conversation was about how we seem to be attracting comments to the long dead threads. Invariably they’re threads about our reaction to some religious issue or another that was in the news at least a year ago. These comments are always nasty and have an annoying underlay of moral and intellectual superiority. They also never add to the discussion and usually make some pretty spectacular assumptions about our point. We’ve apparently dared to voice an opinion that isn’t the commenter’s and have to be called out for it so they pop in, make their schoolyard bully of a case and then leave. Oddly, never to return. They apparently don’t really get the concept of trolling.

The comment that’s inspiring this post came in today responding to a two-year old post by Flash (“Demilitarized Zone” if you care to look it up) and made a full 10 point triple spin of an assumption and then calls Flash a coward based on same. I guess my question is this: What the fuck is wrong with you that you need to troll the internet looking for obscure examples of disagreement with your personal views so that you can validate them by slagging the OP? Seriously, how fucking old are you? Twelve? Because these posts are the internet equivalent of twelve-year olds spray painting FUCK on a wall when no-one’s around.

I guess that last bit probably answers my own question doesn’t it. The sad part, (and if the troll named ROME comes back looking for a reaction I’m talking to you) is that few things make us here at Blevkog happier than a good argument. We love point-counterpoint. Try to prove your assertion to us and we’ll do the same. We’re pretty sure that Kevvyd has personally converted a couple of believers to rationalism. In any case they stopped ringing his doorbell every week. If  your only argument is “You don’t agree with me. Why can’t you see that that makes you wrong” though, which is all we seem to be getting lately, then I weep for your lack of emotional maturity and can muster no other feelings for you than scorn and slight regard. Now stop bothering the adults.


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