Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Because Of the Obscene Comments

I will be going to moderating comments again. Sorry.

From Fred Zackel: 

I saw this paragraph in a 30 January 2015 BBC article about the "Psychology of Everyday Evil."
" ... relevant to internet trolls. “They appear to be the internet version of everyday sadists because they spend time searching for people to hurt.” Sure enough, an anonymous survey of trollish commentators found that they scored highly on dark tetrad traits, but particularly the everyday sadism component – and enjoyment was their prime motivation. Indeed, the bug-crushing experiment suggested that everyday sadists may have more muted emotional responses to all kinds of pleasurable activities – so perhaps their random acts of cruelty are attempts to break through the emotional numbness." They get up in the morning, get their first cup of the day, and then they go looking for people to spew hate on.

9 comments:

R.T. said...

Shame on the scoundrels. There are too many people who care too little about respect and decency. (Note: I have had similar problems at Beyond Eastrod. It is so sad that people behave so horribly.)

Deb said...

It's a shame you have to resort to this, but I've noticed there's been one particularly off-color commentator here recently, so I think your action is for the best. Our discussions may sometimes get a little heated, but we don't get crude.

Richard said...

What a bummer. Once again the majority are punished because of the bad behavior of one or a very few.

Once again, I might suggest you jump to Wordpress, which has strong spam filters, post blockers and such.

Fred Zackel said...

I saw this paragraph in a 30 January 2015 BBC article about the "Psychology of Everyday Evil."
" ... relevant to internet trolls. “They appear to be the internet version of everyday sadists because they spend time searching for people to hurt.” Sure enough, an anonymous survey of trollish commentators found that they scored highly on dark tetrad traits, but particularly the everyday sadism component – and enjoyment was their prime motivation. Indeed, the bug-crushing experiment suggested that everyday sadists may have more muted emotional responses to all kinds of pleasurable activities – so perhaps their random acts of cruelty are attempts to break through the emotional numbness." They get up in the morning, get their first cup of the day, and then they go looking for people to spew hate on.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I would like to do that, Rick, but I am afraid of losing nine years worth of posts and comments.

George said...

I don't understand why the INTERNET begins out the worst in some people. Sure, it's a Free Country but putting up with trollish behavior is a pain.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

I am having the same issue on my blog. Something has happened the last couple of weeks to bring the idiots fourth in full glory.

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