July 19, 2006

do not feed the trolls

Posted in Idioms at 10:02 am by Feng

do not feed the trolls — to give no attention to the person who posted inflammatory messages [thefreedict]

Responding to the rude posts left on the security-research blog, someone gave a piece of advice: “Do not feed the trolls“. This phrase originates from “Do not feed the animals”. The meaning is intuitive: feeding the animals in a zoo will spur them to ask for more. People who attempt to make a scene in a forum simply ask for attention. Giving them no attention is often the best solution.

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