Stop feeding the troll

Trolls can only be dealt with in one way – ignore them.

Or to quote Dave Winer:

Trolls die in darkness

I’ve completely had it with people who RT the troller-in-chief.

When you RT him you shine the light on him.

It makes no difference to the troll whether you like or dislike.

You’re feeding the troll either way.

Trolls are solar-powered. Trolls die in darkness.

Jørn Mikkelsen has a similar post that is worth reading.

If you talk about the troll, you are feeding the troll. If you express your dislike with him, you are feeding the troll.

Yes, this troll is a problem because he can’t be ignored but there is absolutely no need to treat his utterances as if they were serious.

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