Posted 5 years ago on March 11, 2012, 12:57 a.m. EST by RedJazz43
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Some people would like to view this forum as a virtual encampment. Are there trolls at encampments? I don't know what the would look like if there are. In my experience occasionally groups of fraternity boys would wander past an encampment intent on teasing and belittling us. I'm not sure but perhaps they were the equivalent of trolls. In any event we typically engaged them in banter and here and there we were occasionally able to inject a serious note. In every instance in my experience, while we didn't convince these fellows of our point of view, they were won over by our warmth. In any event, the whole experience was quite different from the kind of hostility which I see on this forum both towards opponents of the movement and in terms of internal disputes among supporters.
The only equivalent that I see is perhaps with the attitude toward police at encampments, though even there there is generally friendly interaction until the cops are getting ready to bust people.