So, it’s probably ages since I last posted the timeline of each trolls campaigns, so here we go again…
Basically, all annoyances done by the trolls are groupped into campaigns, based on only one thing; the girl that the trolls chose to use as a base subject of their false rumors involving me and the chosen girl. A new trolls campaign starts when new false rumors has been created, and ends when another false rumor appears, the girl involved in the existing false rumors leave, or in a rare case…the current false rumors was forgotten and inactive for months.
Right, that’s enough of the explanation…let’s get on to the main timeline, shall we?
Early high school trolls: Late 2008 to mid 2009
These weren’t really trolls, but back then, they were rather bullies. In fact, bullies and trolls are somewhat similar; it’s just that I’d prefer the word trolls instead. What happened is quite different from the current situation. Back then, these trolls seems to relied more on physical-based annoyances rather than mentally. Also, back then, I started seeing the very basic form of a false rumor claiming that I like a particular girl. I can say, it’s not too bad though.
First trolls campaign: Late 2009 to mid 2010
This trolls campaign is the one that started adopting the current form of false rumors, where new students who are girls are targeted, and it is true in the context of this trolls campaign. Still, it’s not too bad though.
Second trolls campaign: Late 2010 to April 5th, 2012
This trolls campaign, I must say, is the longest and the worst of them all, and is also the first one where I was able to determine the exact end date. Once again, this trolls campaign uses the same template for creating false rumors as the first trolls campaign. From that point through 2011, it’s pretty much like the first trolls campaign, but starting 2012 things began to change, with the introduction of Facebook trolls, which peaked during Valentines Day of that year. The end of this trolls campaign is probably the only one that is not what a kind of ending that I really want to see.
Third trolls campaign: May 23rd, 2012 to August 30th, 2012
This trolls campaign is one of the shortest, and is the first one where the exact start date was able to be determined, and is also the first one where there is a gap between this one and the previous trolls campaign. Once again, the false rumors had been based on the same template as its predecessors. Facebook trolls continues, but with the addition of blog spies who read my blog posts and used them as an additional tool to annoy me. Overall, it’s not overly bad, except in early June where the trolls threatened with a trolls war, but it never really happens. Also one thing to note, the third and the second trolls campaigns were amongst the first to be started from a simple Facebook wall post.
Fourth trolls campaign: August 30th, 2012 to September 11th, 2012
This trolls campaign is probably the shortest in terms of diration, so not much happens during this period. This is probably the first where false rumors is based on the selection of random girls, and the final choice happens to be one of the new girl in year 11. Like I said, this one was very short, so not much to write here.
Fifth trolls campaign: September 11th, 2012 to February 18th, 2013
This trolls campaign, like the fourth trolls campaign, appears to be started from a false rumor that…once again had occurred from random selection of girls, which ended up on another new girl in year 11. At this point, Facebook trolls actually started to decline significantly, as most of my statuses during this period received little attention. It’s not too bad, but the amount of annoyances did increased, and peaked in December where the trolls had attempted to kill this trolls campaign through yet again some more false rumors, but they failed.
Sixth trolls campaign: February 18th, 2013 to May 26th, 2013
This trolls campaign is short like the third trolls campaign, and is probably the first one where it is created from a false rumor that exploited special events (in this case, Valentines Day), and is also the first where the girl involved is not a new student that came with the academic year of 2012-2013. I can say, it’s not too bad; better than the fifth trolls campaign, partly due to the fact that I kept denying these rumors.
Ask.fm spam crisis: May 26th, 2013 to June 7th, 2013
This is not a trolls campaign, but a side event that I can’t keep from mentioning. This event occurred during the year 11 IGCSE exams season. Basically, I created an ask.fm account because I saw some of my friends using it and I think it’s cool. Then, I began receiving questions that…although I can’t find the person who asks those questions, they appeared to be from someone in my year, due to the language used in the questions. This crisis peaked in early June, finally ended when one of my friend decided to intervene and the temporary disabling of my account.
Seventh trolls campaign: September 11th, 2013 to today
This trolls campaign is another one where there is a gap between this trolls campaign and the previous one, and probably has the longest gap, spanning the whole summer holiday. This trolls campaign is probably the first one where the false rumor was based on activity observation. Also another thing that is worth mentioning, at this point Facebook trolls seem to have disappeared, for most of the time. Since it’s still the early days of this trolls campaign, it’s not possible to assess the level of annoyances, but so far it’s not too bad at all. Also, in addition to the disappearance of Facebook trolls, it seems that this blog, too, was abandoned by the trolls. About ask.fm, it seems that the mass spam campaign is over, and that I can relax.
At present, trolls seem to be pretty inactive, once they created the rumor leading to the seventh trolls campaign. But I mustn’t forget, they can decide to launch massive attacks anytime they desire, but…it’s likely that things will be stable for at least a little while. Activity observation is probably the biggest concern, since I will never know if I’m being watched or not.
That’s it for now…