Ever seen blogs with comment sections that almost have the perfect manuscript to start World War III? I’ve seen a lot! But, the real question here is do we need to pull fights? I mean, who wants cheap controversy anyway? Yes, the righteous web is full of people who get excited when fights happen.
Beware of the Black Troll
Do I love pulling fights? Should I? We can’t avoid these. Sooner or later, the righteous troll will be lurking your blog and wait for the perfect time to bombard you with sarcasm and egoistic attitude toward your blog posts. Yep! Been there, done that! Remember, there’s no written rule on how to express your thoughts and ideas in the web.
The web is one of the most democratic space man has seen. Though frequently abused, all we can do is to stand for what we and our loyal readers believe in.
Watch For These Trends
Shameless Attack – There are some who shamelessly attack other bloggers for the sake of creating controversy. Yes, cheap and a disgusting way to create one. Really? This is the best thing trolls can think of just to be controversial?
I Am More Intelligent – Familiar? Seeing an exchange of wits has its advantage. Readers are able to learn from the exchange. But what happens is that, when it goes out of topic, the conversation becomes egoistic. Each participant defends their ego on how right their premise is.
Questioning A Comment - Well all know that comments are added piece of information, an observation or a statement. When a commenter questions another commenter, it may lead to a battlefield. Asking a question is good. It expands the conversation but when the tone changes, it may distract the tempo of everything.
Your Post Sucks – More familiar troll? You suddenly see them challenging every reader’s comment and suggest they visit his/her post, which has more details and has more relevance. They even leave a link to their blog post. Oh yes!
My Tribe Against Your Tribe – We have our own tribes and each tribe has its own set of topics and niche. But sometimes, we can’t avoid having the same set and instead of a friendly exchange of information, it becomes a tribe war. When a tribe starts questioning each others’ credibility, fire will grow.
It’s one of the social web’s sad moments when writers become enemies instead of friends. Can we avoid it? Yes? No? Personally, I believe that when we write, our personality becomes attach to the message we are sending and for some odd reason, it catches the attention of trolls and triggers a a reaction that makes them burst, sometimes intelligent and sometimes crappy.
As much as possible, I try to avoid fights and do my best to give in when I have to give in. I love my readers and would always value their opinion. This is my tribe and my tribe belongs to another tribe. How about you? Ever seen the black troll in your blog?
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