By BlazeFyre Advice, trolls 20 Comments 15 Likes January 31, 2013
Being as involved with le interwebs as much as I am unfortunately attracts a lot of trolls. In my opinion, a troll is someone who says mean or false things on purpose for attention. There's no way to avoid them because they will come to you and are always searching for their next "victim."

I try not to fall victim to trolls and it's hard to learn what is best for dealing with them.

• Ignoring them can work until they do something more extreme to get your attention.
• Banning them works and feels good, but I'm not sure if that's just giving them what they wanted after all. The satisfaction of knowing they irritated you or hurt your feelings.
• Arguing with a troll however, is just senseless. That's clearly what they feed off of.

My strategy is usually one upping a troll with a snarky come back and a good ol' ban. I don't know if that's the best way to handle the situation but it sure does feel good! As long as you feel good about your choice, that's what matters the most. Just DON'T let them continue to feed off of your emotions.

Don't let a troll get you down. They will find your weakness and peck at it. I'm going to be honest and say that sometimes people hurt my feelings on the internet. Is it reasonable for me to feel hurt? Yes and no. Maybe something you are insecure about is always trolled on. You don't like the shape of your face and it's bound to make you upset when someone says it's ugly, but don't stew over it. Stewing is not reasonable. Take your hurt and become stronger.

Trolls are either very pathetic people or just young kids and you always need to keep that in mind. A lot of kids just like being assholes on the internet and sometimes those kids never grow up. They turn into simple minded adults who have to hide behind anonymous user names to throw out insults. Uneducated insults as a matter of fact.

I actually find trolls very sad. Why does someone feel the need to go out of their way to put people down? It's just ridiculous and sick that they get a sense of well being from this. People who hide behind the internet should feel ashamed of themselves. It's ok to joke and tease but I've heard and been told horrible things.

"How many tokens to slit your wrists?"

Seriously? Brushed it off because that one is too outlandish to even bother me at all. Say that same thing to a suicidal young girl and see if you laugh later though. Trolling is just as bad as cyber bullying and easily traceable as well. Don't think you are anonymous just because it says so.

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Savanah_A Mistress
January 31, 2013 - 15:11

Wow , I could really Relate to this Luckily( well kinda ) for me Ive been a victim of bullying in real life when I was younger ( Made me the strong coquy independant person I am today )... So... For me cyber bullies are a joke. But I mean sometimes the things they say im like damn really ? The Human Being can be so mean and nasty , and actually feel good about it... Pathetic.

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AdasiaRage Expert
January 31, 2013 - 19:23

Hello sweety...I have perved your show a few times...*giggles* Your a 5 star host...going to be a top 10 in a very short time, because you have youth on your side and spirit. the person trolling you is a 3 star host and she is very angry with herself and hurting others makes her happy, she is out to make you cry and destroy you. So remember this always.....

When your over the target...they are going to try and shoot you down

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MamaRedHot Goddess
January 31, 2013 - 19:26

Had my first troll last night. His screen name was Jigga ( on streammate). I am a BBW and i'm 41 and pretty confident, but this guy came into a packed room full of really nice guys and started telling everyone that he had me, I was awful, fat, suck, old, and not worth their time. Mind you the words he use were a lot worse. What happened next surprised me.....all the guys in my room started telling him to shut the fuck up and that I was a goddess! I kicked him out and he came back for more and the guys rallied again and started chanting...fuck off. fuck off...so I banned him for good. Once he was gone the other guys showered me with praises and told me not to let it bother me. Wow! Chivalry is NOT dead!

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SamiDeLuca Amateur
January 31, 2013 - 20:15

You wrote this perfectly, I couldn't have worded it any better. Trolls are just sad, lonely or young people that have too much time on their hands with not enough love in their lives ;p

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NubianDestin King
February 1, 2013 - 14:14

Heres another strategy: turn the other cheek (doesnt work all the time) but sometimes showing them love makes them change. I had a troll when I used to work on F4F: banned him 5 times in 3 hours Smiley :O All I could see was red so I logged out, took a break and came back online and what do you know - he back back. I showed him love and he realised his insults were no longer affecting me which resulted in him opening up to me and telling me he actually thought I was really beautiful and we became good friends! LMFAO! I copied and pasted our entire conversation and added it to a blog in my profile on F4F - he taught me how trolls change IP addresses haha.

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TajaEthereal Hotshot
February 5, 2013 - 16:26

I thought this article was gonna be about advertising and marketing. Woops! As for trolls, I just smile very sweetly while I click the ban/block button.

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NickkiHard King
February 7, 2013 - 17:01

I just hit the ban button, and if that don't work I log off for a few hours. I don't freak out that bad over trolls I guess I have a thick skin when it comes down to it.

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IvyBanks Professional
February 7, 2013 - 17:41

if someone is gonna say something like "how many tokens/gold to slit your wrest" I would give them a number to see if they will tip it. If they did (which most wont) just say thank you and keep his money. Im pretty sure if he reported me to SM, then I can just state my case and prob keep the money cause hes the one that needed to be reported. Smiley :) But i normally just kick people rather than ban. I have actually had trolls turn into friends before just because i approached their trollness different. Or they would leave saying, "LOL youre funny! I like you!"....true story.

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HannaSkye Experienced
February 14, 2013 - 22:39

A few weeks ago I earned the respect of a troll. He/she came in my room and said lets call your mom and let her hear you get off. I laughed it off but he kept going on and on just saying things to see if he could hit a nerve. I never said out loud what he was actually saying to me just wow babe your a weird fuck, honey you got some issues. I'm not the girl for you maybe you should ask another model. Of course the room wants to know what hes asking. I repeated his name several times during our conversation. So everyone would know who he was...then I said you guys want to know? Man I don't think I can even talk about it hes pretty gross. He likes to fuck farm animals and wants me to encourage him to fuck his chicken and watch him on cam. He's got some issues...Make sure if you see him in another models room you let her know. LMAO he changed his tune real fast...his next comment was damn your good! I really like you now...sorry for being an ass. On Naked.com you can only silence them for 30 days so I figure its better to beat them at their game cuz in a month im gonna have to deal with them again. Why block just have some fun.

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Sidneyxoxo Beginner
February 19, 2013 - 8:46

Yea they use to majorly affect me but I have grown a thick skin and know how to block them now. My husband lost his job recently and he is having a really really hard time dealing with the trolling to the point it hurts his performance. Block them as fast as you can because sometimes it is like the domino effect. One troll says something horrible and they see you react whatsoever more trolls will get involved and gang up. My husband actually has to take a shot of liquor (and he is not a drinker and I don't drink at all) but just enough to take the edge off so he doesn't care at all. I am a mom with kids and these jerks really have hurt my money the past 2 weeks. Broke us so bad I was getting scared. I went from making 800-1300 a week to 200 in 7 days. That bad. But this week with his one shot we jumped back up to 850 thank goodness!

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Sidneyxoxo Beginner
February 19, 2013 - 8:51

And I am a former overweight girl, dropped out of school due to bullying from being so called ugly,flat chested, & poor. I have had some really ugly comments about my breast implants, and one time I actually cried because it actually took me back to my school days being so depressed. All the girls I am sorry we have to deal with this bs. I am looking for friends because I don't have many so if you want to friend me please do so!

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MemphisBell Hotshot
February 20, 2013 - 2:47

I just cant stand trolls!!! Smiley :8 They do say the meanest things sometimes,BUT like Nubian stated I turned the table on him and now he is my biggest tipper and exclusive I have now. He also told me about how those trolls change ip addresses. he has def taught me a lot concerning trolls. I still have them come in my room and be completely mean and rude and trust me I BLOCK them. It can get very very irritating and frustrating dealing with these people but if you learn HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM it can be very helpful. Good luck to you ladies. Smiley :) BellSmiley (H)

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ExoticRedz Graduate
March 2, 2013 - 9:13

When I first started, trolls got to me so bad that I ended up crying! But over the years I ended up having a system, I dont ban them because that would mean that they are so important to me, that I would take the time to ban them so I come back at them with what I have best and my friends have my back too... in the end they either leave or apologize. Smiley :D

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KittyBlush Novice
March 7, 2013 - 17:37

is funny how being anon and having keyboard makes these stupid pathetic trolls think they are 2 meters tall with muscles lol BAN button works great

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Diorboo Hotshot
March 14, 2013 - 2:07

m not going to lie when I was on livejasmin. Sometimes depending on how slow my room was ,I would go back and forth with the person. Especially if I had a regular in the room because they always took me prvt ,not wanting to see me upset. Streamate is a different story .I dont have to deal with free guest and I refuse to . They usually only get to type one rude thing and BAN!. My ban list isn't big either only about 180 after 1 1/2 yrs and every single person deserves to be on there.Smiley (puh)

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Diorboo Hotshot
March 14, 2013 - 2:08

Im not going to lie when I was on livejasmin. Sometimes depending on how slow my room was ,I would go back and forth with the person. Especially if I had a regular in the room because they always took me prvt ,not wanting to see me upset. Streamate is a different story .I dont have to deal with free guest and I refuse to . They usually only get to type one rude thing and BAN!. My ban list isn't big either only about 180 after year and a half and every single person deserves to be on there.

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sweetsabrina Hero
March 30, 2013 - 14:44

this post makes sure that your having fun at your job and tolling not expected!

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SuzyQ Goddess
June 26, 2015 - 15:30

It's not always kids. There's this 50 year old webcamgirl, a collegue, that goes on insulting other girls. Sometimes she has a 'reason', (i don't think there ever is a reason), but most of the time there isn't. The other day she called me a whale for no reason, or she calls girls whores or scumbags or pathetic to girls she thinks deserve it to be called names. I forwarded her tweets to chaturbate, and then she got a warning. Another girl mailed cb too and then she got a ban, finally.. She put out some girls real names too, whatever they have done on cam, that is just awfull ! I still don't get why she can go on ranting and insulting on her twitter though, hundreds off people must have reported her there bye now. I hardly get customers who insult me on cam for being a bit bigger (I'm not even that large), i think it's worse when a fellow model does these things. I don't even care that much, but a lot off girls saying who have been told things like that can get really upset..

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amanda_rosse Demigod
July 14, 2015 - 22:05

a few weeks ago i was working in chaturbate, the same day argentina was playing against colombia for the american football cup. Im from argentina... so my room was FULL of angry colombians rude with me, at the beginning it was hilarious, but some of them turned into assholes

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0phelia Ninja
September 5, 2015 - 21:01

I figure camming is a lot like being a comedian. The hecklers are annoying, but they're probably sad people who want attention. Sometimes, banning them quietly is best, but one tastefully snarky comment does the trick. I've actually PMed a couple to ask the person to stop doing something without embarrassing them—this works sometimes. Use your best judgement...Overall though, I have to say:don't feed the trolls!

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