Internet trolls, leave me alone!

Internet trolls, leave me alone!

Do these people have nothing better to do with their time?

Due to the rise of the Internet, there’s a whole new breed of people out there.  I’m sure they were lurking somewhere before cyberspace came about, but now they have a name and, if you can figure it out, a purpose as well.  They’re the damn Internet trolls and they are absolutely one of the worst plagues that humanity has ever seen.

Personally, I watch a lot of YouTube.  Yeah, I’m a video junkie and proud of it.  But no matter how much I watch, I am still astounded by the sheer number of people who will go out of their way to leave the most insulting or idiotic comments on people’s videos.  Worse yet, you’ll find the same people leaving crappy comments across a whole series of videos!  Someone actually took the time to watch half-a-dozen videos and made sure to point out exactly how much they hated each and every one of them.

Wow.  That just blows me away.  I mean, who wastes their time watching something they know they’re not going to like, simply for the sake of telling someone how much they didn’t like it?  Why torture yourself with “the worst video ever” and then move on to see if the next is even worse than that?  Are you bored?  Do you need an ego boost and insulting people’s hard word is like a quick fix to you?

I can understand if something is political or opinion-based.  People love to talk politics and even if they’re not smart enough to do it with any degree of clarity, they’ll still post away about how they’re right and someone else is wrong.  These people do not confuse me, for I have met them in real life.  I have learned to pity their uneducated ways.  But when it’s something like a video game playthrough, it loses any semblance of purpose to throw insults around.

Luckily, we the fans unite against the army of small-minded trolls.  When a trollish comment is spied, those who enjoy the work will often retaliate en masse.  And, naturally, they’re usually quite a bit smarter than the average troll, so it can be quite entertaining to watch.

Still, trolls need to find another hobby.  Being annoying should not be a life’s goal unless you plan on going into comedy or politics.  Please, return to school and learn how to speak like a grown-up and then come back and see us when you can form words into sentences.