TROLL100 Plus Types and Examples of Internet Trolls
The link on this post is quite informative. So I thought it would be a good idea to start a new thread on it. The link it provided gives information on over 100 different types of trolls and their expected behaviors. Reading through it it reminded me of what a writer does when coming up with characters for a novel. Plus, all the different kinds of characterizations of behaviors a troll can manifest when selling an agenda or a product.
Using several different kinds of trolls together in a script format is a common framework. Kind of like writing a novel. What characters created are actually 'felt' by the authors of them? If one is not careful a troll can become real inside the person creating them. They could come back and haunt you like the monster did to Dr. Frankenstein.
It also helps in a psychotically sense (if you really want to look inside yourself). How many of the listed troll behaviors do you manifest? Can you get into a 'character behavior' and sell the product? Depends on the product doesn't it?
What about those who shill and troll forums for a living? They have to be proficient character writers. Able to 'be' the part, so to speak. Sort of like what a method actor learns to express emotion on a believable level. Shills and trolls bought and paid for by companies of industry to sell a product and follow a given script. Teams of the them pushing spam on a personal level. Bot Trolls can do the same. Some are quite good!
Here's another question (on some sites one would be banned for asking it...others? not so much): Good Moderators on forums are great at creating characters for the forums they participate in. Good standing members do the same. They trolley their trolls together and travel the cyber tracks training together to form skits of tragedy, doom, gloom, fantasy, fun, comedy, drama, etc, etc., etc.,
Those with the skills create more than one account and script agendas either for fun or purpose. Its a wise thing to learn the techniques of logical fallacy. The linked article(s) on troll behavior helps to expand the definitions incorporated within logical fallacy by showing some practical and not so practical examples.
All in all, I guess it's best to be a little wary of the trolls and what they do. The negativity associated with their company can be quite harmful. Knowing their techniques and tools is important in helping individual people to decide for themselves what is real and what is fantasy. Be careful what you believe in. The trolls know and they exploit your wants and needs to sell, sell, sell....
With all that in mind I'm going to try and use some of the examples from the article and illustrate them with meme's, gifs, and images for your entertainment and education.