Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Simple Rules: Don't feed the trolls

You know, most rules to live by in life are quite simple, and yet they can improve our lot so much. They can bring so much peace and joy.

Like -- don't feed the trolls. I made the mistake of engaging in a bit of banter on another blog's comments section this morning because I felt someone was being unduly negative.

They, of course banted back, and I back, then I realized -- I've broken one of life's simple rules. This is going nowhere but escalation, this is stupid and a waste of my time. Of course they're going to come back with negativity, they started with negativity -- DUH. What am I getting from all of this besides peeved -- nothing.

Like my comment is going to reverse something -- hell a snarky comment by me is basically the same thing they did. I was being a troll too -- I felt just as justified posting as they did when they made their post, but in the end it's just opinions. Everyone's got one and everyone thinks everyone else's stinks (I'll leave out the anatomical part of that saying, I'm sure you know it anyway).

You'd think after years on MMORPG discussion boards, I would have had this simple rule drilled into my head. I guess I needed a reminder -- AFOFG it is then.

Enjoy your day,



Shocho said...

Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.

Bpaul said...

Nice, I'll be keeping that one I like it.