Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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"Personal Trolls": What motivates these guys?
A lot of us have experienced it - for whatever reason, one attracts a "Personal Troll", an Internet stalker who becomes obsessed with a poster, and only puts up posts on the forum that are insults directed at the one person the stalker is obsessed with. What is it with these guys? Why would one devote time each day to an obsession with a person that can only be acted out anonmously? Is it homoerotic impulses some theorists propose, the type that is said to underlie Nazism? Do you think the same people might be involved in the real world with stalking behavior directed at ex-wives and girlfriends ? - I put it in those terms because they always seem to be male. Do you think they are dangerous, or just sniveling little cowards? How have you dealt with it, if you have experienced it?
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