Message Boards and their Abuse: Trolls Essay

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Message Boards and their Abuse: Trolls

Lee Thomas
Sep. 28 2001


Message Boards and their Abuse: Trolls


Nowadays, anybody with and internet connection can go online and chat with a variety of
peers. One of the most common places to chat is bulletin pages known as message boards.
Messages written on these boards stay on the boards for everyone to view. Overtime, as
people on the boards get to know each other, message boards usually end up being a part of
a community.

Yet, with all the activity and chatter a message board supplies, there are nuisances as
well. Adolescents who go on the computer usually want to start trouble or irritate others.
These people are called trolls. Trolls are a very troublesome problem in the message board
community. Trolls usually post beliefs that are not well respected within the message
board community. Take a sports message board for example. A troll on a sports message
board would usually say that the team that specific board supports "sucks" and the troll
would go on to brag how his or her team is superior. Trolls usually do this on consistent
bases to annoy the other members on the board.
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