Trolling on Topix

February 11th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,

I’m of two minds about the requirement of Topix to identify their posters. (See Texas judge orders site to identify anonymous trolls, flamers.)

  1. Before the Indy Star switched to a new system, I used to troll on the boards by taking the opposite opinion of everyone else (or what I thought would be the opposite opinion). While I did it for fun, I would like to think this stirred some useful debate. When I posted some what anonymously (as The Plaid Cow), I would not expect Topix to tell people who I was (but anyone who really wanted to find me, probably could).
  2. Trolling is an art. These people are just assholes.
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