In this post I will attempt to do some analysis on the trolls’ activity, the trend of methods in which they used to attack me, and some types of trolls I had encountered.
First, let’s start with types. There are two main types of trolls as of February 20th, 2013. They are Facebook and school trolls.
Facebook trolls were introduced during the last months of the second trolls campaign. Back then until up to September 2012, they played a very important role in annoying me, but soon after September, the trolls of this type seems to rapidly decline, as indicated by several statuses with less than twenty comments, with a few with less than ten comments or no comments at all. One unique weapon for the trolls of this type is tagging, which grabs attention of anyone who is being tagged. Tagging by the trolls came along with the introduction of the Facebook trolls, and is most scary during the third trolls campaign, where they once tagged random people in hopes of gaining their support. But soon tagging has fall out of fashion, and eventually declines along the Facebook trolls.
The second type is the school trolls. This is the oldest type of trolls I had encountered, as far back as year 8 or even all the way back to year 7. This type of trolls started in year 7, and back then it was operated by a random group of students. Back then, the terminology ‘trolls’ was not used, but instead back then there were called ‘bullies’. The trolls of this type seems to be operated by random group of students, up to February 2012 when the current trolls army begun operation, and since then annoyances of this type is operated by pretty much the same group of people. They continue to be an issue, since there is no definite ways of demolishing them.
Now, let’s move on to their activities. Simply, as the term suggests, their activity focuses on doing whatever they can to make me annoyed, or sometimes even make me mad. The theme of subject that they chosen to annoy me with, is saying that I like some girls, which has been the subject for annoyances since year 8.
Now, let’s move on to their methods and their trends. For most of the time, the annoyances are influenced by the leakage of my secrets, which was carried out by some students in the same year as me. Basically, when one student finds out about my secret, he/she will immediately spread the secret, turning it into the subject for annoyances, and this is what also marks the start of new trolls campaigns. Recently, with the introduction of the fourth trolls campaign, the subject of annoyances had been based on several groundless rumors, created by some students. Facebook wall posts also saw use as a subject to annoy me, as seen when the third trolls campaign made an appearance in May 2012, based on the wall post I made on someone else’s wall. Exploitation of special events, particularly Valentines Days, also saw use as a subject for annoyances. As what I had witnessed, this is directly linked to the leakage of my secrets. After they found out who I ordered Valentines gifts to, they immediately increase the intensity of annoyances. Very recently, they had resorted to a new method, by forcing me to reveal the list of people that I ordered roses for, and then they spread this list. Sadly, they had managed to use that list as the starting point for the sixth trolls campaign.
Also another new way of annoying me is this blog. Starting during the days of the third trolls campaign, they basically reads my blog without my knowledge, and pick out any post they thought would provoke a reaction from me, and use it as a subject to annoy me with. This method is not as scary as other methods, and very few instances had been witnessed.
Above is what I can identify so far. There are some chance that they will try to come up with newer methods to surprise me, but for now the trolls seem to be sticking to their existing methods and theme for their activities.
That’s it for now…