Are you being baited?
Other anons feel free to add onto this list, as I don't doubt the style of trolling will evolve as we catch on to it.
I've noticed a few patterns with bait-posting/trolling. I hope this can help you not to waste time on responding to these sorts of disruptors. While they may or may not be men, or just very rude women, they're often not worth your time.
The following traits indicate a high likelihood of bait/troll/not-worth-your-time post:
(note: example sentences aren't 100% indicative of trolling. Use context and your own judgement.)
- Overly aggressive, often to innocuous statements. Otherwise disproportionately aggressive.
(e.g. Statement: My arms are really weak. I'm hoping to train up my arm muscles!
Response: Fucking pickme bitch, sometimes I wonder if you're secretly a scrote lurking the board. Get some self-esteem, grow a spine, or go kill yourself. Pickmes like you make the rest of us look bad. )
Barely any chill.
- Will find ways to insult you, adopting the language of the board. Will accuse you of being a pickme, a moid, a scrote, a tranny, etc, to try an add insult to you.
Trolls go far in pretending to be women, and will adopt the language and even make up life-events, lifestyle, their own persona, to support their views and insults.
(example of making up a life event to insult someone:
Statement: "A moid stared at me for my entire bus journey. It was rather scary."
Response: "As someone who was raped in the past, pickmes like you should shut the fuck up and stop whining. You know fucking nothing about being a victim. I bet you're a tranny larper, because you're as stupid as any scrote who cries at the slightest thing.").
Trolls already know many of us hate men, so they can include some misandry for some "realism" to their trolling.
- Generally reeks of misogyny (telling people to get raped, calling people cunts, etc), or the post reeks of excitement of an internet weirdo thinking he has the opportunity to anonymously insult a woman, or interfere with a website filled with women.
- For some reason, really invested in defending things beneficial to men's point of views