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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:19 PM

15. Examine the posting records of high velocity posters for CONCERN trolling.

Look especially for those who signed up recently (last few months) and have averaged more than 5 or 10 posts a day. Of course many of those posters are legitimate, but it is the first stage of filtering.

Then look among those for posters who have a high number of [font size = "+1"]concern[/font] posts. I'm not a star member (for various reasons) so I can't do this kind of research.

Concern trolling is a passive-aggressive way to get people stirred up. It is favored by trolls because it is not a direct frontal attack on a member or a community policy or community consensus.

"Why is Bernie not helping as much as he could?"
"Couldn't Hillary have tried harder?"
... and so on and so forth, etcetera, etcetera.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/11/1/632558/-

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2014/01/13/enter-the-concern-troll/
The second {way of disagreeing} is insidious.

The second is condescending, insincere, manipulative. It even says so in the Urban Dictionary definition.

The darkest moment is always just after the concern trolls start pouring in.

Im with you, the concern troll says. But surely you must see how this looks to people. Not me, of course. But other people. They might think horrible things of you. People might think you were self-centered, fat, slow, rude. Not me, of course. Im with you. I have your best interests at heart. Thats why I want to warn you. I, you see, know how this ought to be done.

There is some Faceless Someone out there who is absolutely merciless. That Faceless Someone is saying or might say Terrible, Awful Things.

The concern troll does not agree, of course. But the concern troll wants to make sure you know.

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