PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
The Real Harry Potter
 
Comments: 20
Article views: 14
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all The Real Harry Potter's badges.
 

Trolls: This is for you!

13 May 2012, 10:08

Bring it on! I have called you by name now, so do what you love to do! Or do you now all of a sudden feel that you would rather be quiet for a change? Mock me! Do it!

Of course it is you that think you are better than the rest of us; that has the perfect response for any theory that may be raised regarding anything under the sun! No, you wouldn’t just give a thumbs-down: you would rather give your two cents’ worth… as if it was even worth that much!

I wonder sometimes whether News24 employs trolls and haters to stimulate debate and “rouse the rabble” so to speak. There are some people that seem to have had some seriously bad coffee most mornings; or be on a baked-bean cleansing diet for indefinite periods!

Strangest is that they often “seem” to be some kind of expert in a professional field (sometimes I would suspect expert in smoking wacky weed in a field!); calling themselves things that attract respect, and showing us what opinionated snobs they really are.

Then you get the (so not) black stirrers. We have all seen these. Calling themselves things that do not at all attract respect, but insinuate that they are non-white, these trolls put in their comments seemingly to see how many “thumbs down” they can accumulate. Of course it is also true that these trolls harm the reputation of a site such as this, and of the people that read articles here… yes… you! Oh, and now I need to add the customary apology that I mentioned an issue to do with a specific race being less intelligent than another? Read it again: I did not make any such insinuation.

And to get more attention from the haters, let us put in something that is anti-woman, or anti-gay, or anti-religion. That’s right… I’m anti-BEE and I’m anti-AA, so let us draw some hate from those quarters as well. Call me a racist why don’t ya!

News24 is a great site, to be honest, but it’s all about news: bad news; good news; who really gives a flying … erm… hoot? It’s the controversy that stimulates readership of any newspaper, and even more so an online news site. News24 even gives “Noddy Badges” for the amount of controversy we stimulate in these articles. Personally I try to keep focus on the story rather than the comments. But in this case… I’m waiting! ;-)

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
20 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Ima Peter888
Women have come a long way but a ...

Women have made significant inroads into the world of commerce, but a lot still needs to be done to put them on par with their male counterparts, argues Ollie Madlala. Read more...

0 comments 14 views
Submitted by
Nsizwazonke Yende
DA and its leaders, bazingela bap...

Having read about and been exposed to Mmusi Maimane’s ideology since he was elected and appointed as the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) on 10th of May 2015 in the party's 2015 Federal Congress in Port Elizabeth I can precisely and boldly say that the DA and its leaders particularly Mmusi Mainane “bazingela baphethe usawoti”. Read more...

0 comments 961 views
Submitted by
Johan Bezuidenhout301
Presidential Lies

Reasons for the President to resign are overwhelming. Apart from those listed in your article there is the volume of lies to parliament, court affidavits and to the public. Read more...

0 comments 213 views
Submitted by
ohomen171
Some Words Of Wisdom For A 26-Yea...

Good morning everyone. A dear friend of almost 20 years lives near Barcelona. She is Dr. Marivi Briones. Read more...

0 comments 98 views
Submitted by
Tresor Mpika
Grace Mugabe debacle : SA lacks d...

It would have been a moment where South Africa's justice system truly stood the test of time. Read more...

0 comments 475 views
Submitted by
YOU
‘He kissed me on the cheek – whil...

"The bullet went straight through my ribs and broke them." Read more...

0 comments 54463 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.