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SilverJackal

Trolling Hurts

Lately a friend of mine has been harassed by former members of the infamous troll group Watch Your Step.  This has been going on for some time now, and the person they harassed is Sniff.   Back when WYS was still active and trolling furs left and right for lulz, they decided to pick on Sniff mainly because he had a different opinion than theirs... however they went way too far with it.  Any furry website that Sniff went to, WYS wasn't too far behind to run him off; with the two main bullies being Synhowl and Naki.  Synhowl is a fur who is known to have a rather foul mouth and a temper that is more unstable than nitro, and Naki is Syn's partner in crime that loves to push people's buttons and believes that he is always right in what he does.

When they were with WYS, Synhowl and Naki left so many ill comments and bashing on a thread about Sniff that it came to a staggering 3,000 pages; and had a paw in making a page on the loathed ED that called Sniff a retarded inbred dog fucking redneck.  Not only that, but Synhowl also left a comment on the sniff thread on the WYS website that stated she thought about mailing a pipe bomb to Sniff's home; and talked about shooting him dead if he ever showed up at her dwelling.  Believe me when I say this didn't settle well with anyone when they read the threads that were leaked out to the public.  Because of all this harassment he had to go through, Sniff now goes through boughts of depression and never keeps an account on a furry website for long for fear of being targeted again.  WYS has since been shut down and disbanded, with a couple of their members turning over a new leaf.  Hpwever for some of them old habits die hard.  Naki still pokes and prods at Sniff and cops an attitude when he gets told off, and even though syn says she doesn't talk of him anymore, she still refers to Sniff as a retard and lunatic.  They both say that Sniff needs to drop it and stop living in the past, but are willingly blind to the fact that Sniff may never fully recover from the harassment and may have suffered some emotional trauma.  Heck in their minds, they believe Sniff deserves to be mocked and made fun of just for shits and giggles.

Because of assholes like these, our government is trying to police the net and are trying to set up cyber bullying laws that will land people in jail for harassing someone via the net.  These people think that no harm is done and that there are no repercussions, but trolling can at times be far worse than face to face bullying because the victim cant see the face of their tormentor; and believes that the entire world is against them and hates them.  Hell there have even been reports of teenagers committing suicide because they were continually harassed on websites like Facebook and YouTube, and at times the harassing never stops even after they are gone; as in the case where people trolled a memorial webpage set up by the family of a teenage girl who hung herself because of the constant harassment she received on MySpace.

Trolling hurts, and those that troll have no life at all.
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Added: 6 years, 1 month ago
 
ForthrightAgonizingFox
6 years, 1 month ago
Last year a boy named  Simon Paul Foxley who was a very talented drummer committed suicide because a girl he liked on Facebook rejected him. His parents made a memorial page for him and it got trolled. I have to question the sanity of the human race upon seeing such a horrible act.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077118/Simon-...
Jimbear
6 years, 1 month ago
I say enough is enough!  Sniff is a pretty good guy overall and not what others made him out to sound like.  Sniff deleted his account because of those two infants who still hold onto the days WYS was still up and running.  Where were the moderators in all of this?  Hiding in a corner like usual, telling the victim "it's simply their opinion"?  Well, I guess that's simply my opinion on the matter.
MrHuggles
6 years, 1 month ago
emotional scaring from stuff like this is far more damaging than physical.  point agreed with.
SilverJackal
6 years, 1 month ago
Indeed.  The sad thing is that these trolls don't care who they hurt, because they're only doing it for lulz.  The only thing Sniff did was protest against WYS' plan of having Allan pay off his dues using his welfare, something that WYS themselves bitched about when Allan was using his welfare to commission smut pics of himself.  They got into a fight with Sniff, then booted him off the WYS site.  However that wasn't enough for them, and putting him in their "Banned From Furry Hall of Shame" wouldn't do.  So they made a page on ED that said that he was an inbred redneck moron who loved to fuck dogs and was mentally unstable.  When asked about the page, WYS denied making it; but said the dog fucking part could be right since Sniff asked if zoophilia/bestiality was legal in Oregon on yahoo answers- not a horrible question to ask since each state's laws on the act are iffy, and in Washington where he used to live it was basically legal.  Hell in KY where I live, some areas count the act as illegal if it isn't consensual.  Just because he asked the question, it doesn't mean he practiced it.
MrHuggles
6 years, 1 month ago
what is ED?
SilverJackal
6 years, 1 month ago
ED is short for a website called Encyclopedia Dramatica.  Its a wiki site that's sole purpose is to make fun of and mock people, places; and things.  90% of the time, the stuff they spew out is just garbage.  Every page made has a category it belongs under, and anything regarding the Furry Fandom is listed under the category "FurFaggory" which has an icon that shows a furry burning in flames.  One of the problems when it comes to this site is that some people use it as a source for facts, which then makes their views about certain people, places; and things very narrow.

this is a link to an ED article on the Furry Fandom- https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Furry_fandom
MrHuggles
6 years, 1 month ago
ahh.. i've seen that site before.  i was thinking ED was meaning "extended discussion" or "educational discussion" since i've seen it listed as a topic like that in other forums.  sadly, most of those forums that started out as intellectual were eventually ravaged by flamers.  i tried returning to one a year or two ago and was persecuted as stupid and chased out for posting something intellectual and attempting to start a thought provoking discussion.
SilverJackal
6 years, 1 month ago
One thing I hate about any forum or site you can leave comments on is the flame wars.  FurAffinity is really bad when it comes to this.  When cub porn was still allowed there, people would show up just to bash it and say how much its wrong and that they hate it; which in turn would get fans riled up and lash back.  The biggest issue FA had with flame wars was back two years ago over Allan aka Lupine Assassin pics.  Members of WYS along with other trolls would show up to cause trouble, and those who were Allan supporters and just plain fans of the artist who made the pics at the time would fire back comments and tell the trolls to gtfo.  The flame wars got so bad, that some artists thought about packing their bags and leaving FA for more friendlier sites.  I would love it so much if people would abide by the golden rule of furry art "If you do not like it, then do not look at it", but somehow we have these people that translate that would to mean "Like it or leave it".  How could a rule that implies that you do not have to look at certain furry art that you do not personally like be twisted to mean that if you don't like it, then get the hell out?
CrackyCrackers
6 years, 1 month ago
Shame on those people
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