Yes, unless you’ve been living under a rock (favorite dwelling place of trolls, as well), you’ve at least heard that name recently. They’ve infected the Outlander world. And they believe they can implode our fandom from within. (the image above is not a real likeness)
William Shatner, never one to shy away from occasional attention-seeking online behavior, himself, tried but failed to use reason with these unreasonable ones, and then some fans did a pretty good job of actually tearing him down for it without understanding the full scope of the issue he was addressing. Offence was even taken by non-trolls, who perhaps should have targeted their venom elsewhere too.
Trolls are people who make comments to upset others because they find joy in upsetting people. It’s not just that the comments are disruptive or provocative, they make them with the intent of enjoying the suffering of others.
If you’ve been trolled:
I have sent people to shock websites for the lulz (funny internet content).
I like to troll people in forums or the comments section of websites.
I enjoy griefing other players in multiplayer games.
The more beautiful and pure a thing is, the more satisfying it is to corrupt.
Thanks to Janet Reynolds, Andree Poppleton and Deborah Kennedy for some content.
This is usually the place where I would ask a question, however . . . in keeping with the troll-evasion tactic laid out above, we will not be giving trolls an audience and thus, the comments have been disabled. If you have something constructive to say, we’d love to hear your thoughts in The Clan Gathering.