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May 2016

Protect Your eSporters – Battle the Trolls

Obviously this tweet sent out by Boogie2988 is a sad reminder of the satisfaction some people seem to get out of hurting others.

On the flipside though, it’s a beautiful commentary on the compassion of humans. Coming to aid Boogie2988 and the victimized fan were a legion of crusaders providing moral support and discussion on how to battle trolls. Overcoming the mental anguish that trolls can effect is its own game. Mental defense is as important to your health bar as anything else! I’m pretty sure that when a troll comes along, a good start is to yell “Avast ye trolls! Gods curse upon ye!”, and then completely ignore them. It can be a hard defense, but once mastered it can be very effective. Everything takes practice.

Boogie2988 posts: Proof that not only does the attacks on my weight bother me sometimes it ruins other people's good times as well. Commentary on evil trolls and the boost that people can provide.
Boogie2988 posts: Proof that not only does the attacks on my weight bother me sometimes it ruins other people’s good times as well. Commentary on evil trolls and the boost that people can provide.

By the way, there were many comments about the role of the mods and where they should have stepped in. So for all you mods out there I think this article provides some good food for thought in protecting posters from Trolls: The Immortal Myths About Online Abuse

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Talking through grudges and avoiding the keyboard warrior

It happens to us all…someone or something catches us off guard and upsets us for some reason or another. Hidden behind our monitors and keyboards it is tough to understand the nuance of the situation or we have simply not found a way to appreciate the person on the other end. Sometimes what follows is vitriol, regret, and depending on how badly we flame or seek vengeance, even mental and physical harm. These episodes occur not only with random people, but often with those we consider friends and family.

I saw this post go by and went to investigate, and what I found was a pretty thorough walk through on how grudges can begin and how a gamer can become a Keyboard Warrior before they know it. There are times to be heard, but there are also times to be cool.