“Downdinging” Trolls Actually Encourages Them. Only Ignoring Makes Them Leave

Stanford study of online communities finds that trolls who are attacked respond by posting ever-more-idiotic & offensive stuff

Not sure what effect this study by Stanford on how people relate/behave online should have on the ratings systems here at LGF, but it’s certainly thought-provoking. Turns out that updings really don’t seem to reward people & get them to participate more. Downdings only encourage the trolls to retaliate by …