Just got ticked off by a moron on Kotaku who said that if someone gets trolled, it’s their fault for putting their personal information online.
He completely ignored me pointing out there are ways to troll someone that don’t actually require personal information, and several were actually described in the article we were commenting on.
Later on, he said that since anons are anonymous, they aren’t responsible, and it’s impossible for people to be trolled on, say, Omegle or Ask.Fm, and just outright said that nothing on the internet should be able to hurt someone, since “its a world of make believe behind a screen.”
I pointed out that if that were true, then he should post his address and banking info.
He responded that he wasn’t even going to “entertain” my request, and said it was “grade school” and that I didn’t understand what analogies are. With absolutely no explaination.
The only reason I’m not sure he’s a troll is a)because people that stupid exist in real life and were posting elsewhere in the thread, and b)he seems to lack empathy in a manner folks on 4chan would doubtless call “autistic”.
The funny thing is that for all his claims that “dignity and logic” keep him from getting upset and that he totes has empathy, he’s called me an idiot several times and is by his own admission incapable of comprehending how people getting upset by trolls is the fault of the trolls.