Forum Trolls Need Not Apply

Your work blows.

My camera is bigger than yours.

Why don’t you read your manual.

a case study of the type of statements you may hear from a forum troll


We have all seen them at their best, getting the invalid point across to the last word. Needing attention. Bully mentality in fast forward. The important thing is, recognize that it’s starting and just bow out of the conversation. Don’t you ever let someone’s bad energy affect you and don’t kill him/her with kindness. It will never be effective. Just be still and the impending troll will remain hiding behind a screen just waiting for a new victim to scour. They do form a reputation, you know. People start private messaging to save a souls conscience from a left field attack you swear an alien bestowed upon you. Must be something out of this world. 

"The kind of man who always thinks that he is right, that his opinions, his pronouncements, are the  final word, when once exposed shows nothing there. But a wise man has much to learn without a loss of dignity".                                                                                                                                                -SOPHOCLES, Antigone



I have been managing portrait forums since 2013 and learned a strange side of human nature. If you too run a chat-room or forum on FaceBook, LinkedIn, or for a company / franchise. Carry a no tolerence policy and live by it. It is a privilege to belong to a forum, not a right. Protect your members and keep the environment positive for learning. It’s vital to the forum’s success and I would prefer my members sleep better than a troll on any day.

Hit the ban member button and move on with the good stuff. That’s why your members came in the first place.

"You may not have very much sense. But if you have enough to keep your mouth shut and look wise, it will not be long before you acquire a wide reputation as a fountain of Wisdom".  -ROBERT ELLIOTT GONZALES                                                                                                                   


This poster was sent to me after a friend and I witnessed a troll experience today. I wanted to make a quick article for a while now and artist Woody Hearn has put it all in perspective here. When were you trolled last? Instead of having a tear or your blood pressure rise, come on back to this post and get a giggle instead. All in good therapy.

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