Player Behavior Knowledge Base > Trolls


1. About


In Internet slang a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion, often for their own amusement.

This sense of the word "troll" and its associated verb trolling are associated with Internet discourse, but have been used more widely. Media attention in recent years has equated trolling with online harassment. For example, mass media has used troll to describe "a person who defaces Internet tribute sites with the aim of causing grief to families." In addition, depictions of trolling have been included in popular fictional works such as the HBO television program The Newsroom, in which a main character encounters harassing individuals online and tries to infiltrate their circles by posting negative sexual comments himself.


2. Research


In 2014 Buckels, Trapnell and Paulhus published a paper about internet trolls and how they are different in comparison to other people. They found that trolling correlates with character traits such as sadism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism, with sadism being the strongest factor.

The main reason for trolling is joy, so trolls tend to experience sadistic glee when the cause other people distress [644].


3. Solving Trolls in Champselect


Giving an ability to kick trolls during Champion Select is not ideal solution. This solution generates potential long queues. [511]


4. Sources

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Created by Pauline on 09-02-2017. Last edited: 28-06-2017