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Only the British would do this: A troll spotting guide

Troll Clip Art

The best argument for his position is himself.

Here. The first seven species classified by James Delingpole (Telegraph Online, 31 July 2011). One species he describes:

3. Stalker troll. It takes a fairly sick mentality to want to be a troll. If you were in any way healthy, you would prefer to hang out the blogs of people you agree with, rather than maliciously setting out to disrupt those of people you hate. Stalker troll is the sickest of the lot. He becomes obsessed with every last detail of life of the person whose blog he infests, in the hope of gleaning titbits which he can use against his nemesis. For example, one of the regular trolls on this blog makes frequent sneery references to the fact that I suffer from depression. This is bizarre. The reason he knows I suffer from depression is because I have written great big articles about it in the Daily Mail and The Spectator. Presumably this means, then, that my depression is not something I consider a weakness (Winston Churchill? Stephen Fry? etc) nor something I find embarrassing.

It could be worse, actually, as kairosfocus, one of our authors, discovered: = “Say hi to your kids for me.”

UD response: Fella, say hi to a police officer. It’s one thing to be an Internet troll, but make it serious, about real life, and we play for keeps.

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10 Responses to Only the British would do this: A troll spotting guide

  1. Hey my blog attracts stalker trolls. It is like a beacon for stalker trolls.

    I find it entertaining.

  2. Hey my blog attracts stalker trolls. It is like a beacon for stalker trolls.

    Maybe it has something to do with watermelon.

  3. 3

    I’m a little disappointed in Delingpole on this one. Such snarky classifications are an invitation to dismissive mocking rather than engaging in substance. He should leave that to the progressives.

  4. Hey my blog attracts stalker trolls. It is like a beacon for stalker trolls.

    Doveton:

    Maybe it has something to do with watermelon.

    So those trolls are ticks?

    Nice insight, thanks. ;)

  5. africangenesis, Delingpole may be more upset than he is letting on about trolls who opine about his struggle with depression. Many people grew up in social circumstances where that sort of behaviour meant banishment from polite society.

  6. So what phylum are trolls in, anyway?

  7. I would assume chordata, but not really sure about their anatomy.

    Do fairy stories get their own taxonomy, or do we shove them somewhere in our own?

  8. NEWS:

    “Many people grew up in social circumstances where that sort of behaviour meant banishment from polite society.”
    ====

    Or given a guest pass for the local/regional Eugenics program.

  9. I apologize for this being off topic but I wanted to make this comment to you, and didn’t know where else to make it. I heard you on the “Bible Answer Man” program the other day, and heard you say that your latest book, “The End of
    Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World,” had not sold as well as the publisher had hoped.
    I think the reason for this is the title. I think people just glance at the title, “The End of Christianity,” many of whom would be your targeted audience, and don’t finish reading the rest of the title and dismiss the book. Maybe you and your publisher have already considered this? I think if you re-titled it, and re-released it, it would probably sell much better. I haven’t read it yet, but look forward to reading it, since I heard about it on that show. I’m going to download for my e-reader.
    Thanks for all you do!

  10. Stalker troll.

    I’ve had one of those for *years* (and for years before I even had a blog).

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