If that's the word for it. Actually, my comment on a website was removed because I guess I was a bad boy or something.
I popped by this website to read a short interview with Sarah Palin about culture and rock & roll and stuff. It's a pretty decent interview, Sarah talks about her favorite bands from when she was a teen. And she correctly points out that conservatives have surrendered the culture war to liberals without firing a shot. And that we need to get busy making ourselves heard in all things cultural.
In the comments section of the article, some shreiking harpy posting under the name "lourdes green" was completely going off on Sarah and even her daughter Bristol. Pointing out that conservatives simply lack artistic ability as evidenced by Bristol whom she described as "dull" and lacking the talent and personality of Honey Boo Boo.
This troll made post after post bashing Sarah as crass and vulgar even talked about her dressing like a slut.
When another commentor pushed back at this nonsense, the troll went into high gear with lengthy tirades about her being a professional flamenco dancer with homes in Spain (excuse me, a villa) and Miami. Oh, she's an artist and a poet and blah, blah, blah. Oh, and so is her daughter . . . unlike that damned Bristol! It went on and on like this. Eventually in all caps.
And that's when I made a single, innocent comment. I simply noted that if you're gonna troll, you really should tone down your over-the-top bio, because the more you self-aggrandize, the less likely people are going to believe anything you have to say.
Then I paraphrased that old comic where it says something like "On the internet, no one knows you're a dog."
Bingo! Comment erased. lourdes' all-cap comments are gone too, but not some of her more demeaning shots at Sarah. And going by today, I see she's filling up the comment section with one conservative bashing, idiotic comment after another. Oddly, those aren't being removed. ?!?!
So, apparently at acculturated its okay to troll, just not to point out that someone's a troll.