After reading David Allen Green and linkchasing to a posting about “David Mabus“ – who seems to have been a right piece of work – I thought back over the past 25 years (sigh) and a few names sprang to mind:
- Serdar Argic
- Robert E. McElwaine
- Julian Assange (yes, him, at one point)
- Ludwig Plutonium
- Canter & Siegel
…and a bunch of others too numerous to mention. Not all of them were trolls in modern day parlance but a few were positively unhinged, and others were right up there in the hate-mail-generating stakes.
And of course there was Kibo, the antidote to trolling.
It’s not new.
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