I am sure you’ve come across ‘haters’ and trolls in your time using the Internet. While the temptation might be to write back, using expletives and anger, there are better ways that stop the haters which I have used successfully-
- First, try explaining or asking the hater what they mean? That usually stops them because they don’t want to!
- Use humour, without being sarcastic or bitter, to turn their comment into something funny!
- ‘Like’ their comment. This gets them really puzzled and they stop straightaway. I once had someone getting really angry and argumentative and then stooping to make fun of my name as well. So I ‘liked’ their comment and they stopped.
- Ignore them completely and they stop as well! There are some fights you can’t win. Trolls love to have a battle- don’t give in to that.
There is too much hatred in the world already and so the best way to stop that and spread some love is by having a laugh and using ‘likes’. I don’t think I will be using the Facebook ‘Dislike’ button because of this reason.