Re: [FairfieldLife] Troll study

2014-02-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
On 2/14/2014 1:19 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote: A new psychology paper http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886914000324 studied the personalities of those who engage in trolling (known in some quarters as pushing buttons) on the Internet: There is a fib in this

Re: [FairfieldLife] Troll study

2014-02-15 Thread authfriend
Slate's readers are more than hip enough (as are FFLers) to know what trolling is. The actual study, I'd guess, does define it, but the text is behind a paywall. In any case, folks know it when they see it. But we can use the definition in your Troll FAQ: Troll - A person who sends duplicitous

Re: [FairfieldLife] Troll study

2014-02-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
On 2/14/2014 10:32 PM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote: The button pushers are actually the ones wasting their own time while the others simply marvel at the stupidity of it. Button pushers often state extreme positions to make his or her actual beliefs seem moderate. Go figure.

Re: [FairfieldLife] Troll study

2014-02-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
On 2/14/2014 10:47 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote: he is a troll, and the article's description of the troll personality fits him perfectly. Calling someone a troll makes assumptions about a writer's motives that are impossible to determine. The term troll is highly subjective, and some

Re: [FairfieldLife] Troll study

2014-02-15 Thread authfriend
Trolling is the same as button-pushing. Barry himself calls what he does pushing buttons. (Third or fourth time I've pointed this out to you.) he is a troll, and the article's description of the troll personality fits him perfectly. Calling someone a troll makes assumptions about a

Re: [FairfieldLife] Troll study

2014-02-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
On 2/15/2014 9:33 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote: Slate's readers are more than hip enough (as are FFLers) to know what trolling is. Applying the term troll is subjective. Some readers may see a message as informative and a contribution to a discussion - others may see the same message as

Re: [FairfieldLife] Troll study

2014-02-15 Thread Richard J. Williams
On 2/15/2014 11:31 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote: Trolling is the same as button-pushing. You are incorrect and you are just trying to push our buttons! Button Pusher: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Button_pusher

Re: [FairfieldLife] Troll study

2014-02-14 Thread Richard J. Williams
On 2/14/2014 1:19 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote: trolling (known in some quarters as pushing buttons) on the Internet: One of the greatest themes in trolling is the idea that you can spend one or two seconds of your time posting a button-pusher post, causing 10 other people to waste ten

Re: [FairfieldLife] Troll study

2014-02-14 Thread awoelflebater
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote: On 2/14/2014 1:19 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote: trolling (known in some quarters as pushing buttons) on the Internet: One of the greatest themes in trolling is the idea that you can spend one or two seconds of

Re: [FairfieldLife] Troll study

2014-02-14 Thread authfriend
My phrase in some quarters was ironic. I was referring, of course, to you-know-who. Button pushing is the term he himself uses for what he does because trolling has such disagreeable connotations. But most of his posts are, in fact, trolling; he is a troll, and the article's description of the

Re: [FairfieldLife] Troll study

2014-02-14 Thread awoelflebater
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote: My phrase in some quarters was ironic. I was referring, of course, to you-know-who. Button pushing is the term he himself uses for what he does because trolling has such disagreeable connotations. But most of his posts are, in