Science writer Chris Mooney advises that internet trolls are even worse than we thought.
Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People
Narcissistic, Machiavellian, psychopathic, and sadistic.
Overall, the authors found that the relationship between sadism and trolling was the strongest, and that indeed, sadists appear to troll because they find it pleasurable. “Both trolls and sadists feel sadistic glee at the distress of others,” they wrote. “Sadists just want to have fun … and the Internet is their playground!”
Hmmmm. Our local variety of troll (trollus Darwiniensis spp.) is usually not that scary. He is more of a hapless creature whose god has failed.
Setebos, Setebos, and Setebos!
‘Thinketh, He dwelleth i’ the cold o’ the moon.
We only make the trolls leave when they get rowdy; this is a family site.