I think we're all going to gain a lot of skills in learning to identify trolls.
Hi, I'm new to this site but I've been hanging around for the past few days. At first, it was very cool, but I started to see nazis post porn and hate speech. How long is this going to last? Can we fight back in any way? Like maybe post the same stuff back to their places? I'm willing to help out in any way possible.
"At first, it was pretty cool, but" He's simultaneously trying to make a narrative of and taking credit for 'making it uncool'
"hate speech" - this person is liberal at best - hardly going to think we're "pretty cool". Either way, they have a hackneyed idea of what we believe in.
"how long is this going to last?" Meaningless question, coming either from a 10-year-old or a troll. Since a ten-year-old would probably be saying different things in the rest of the message, leaves us with one option.
"Like maybe post the same stuff back to their places?" None of us would agree to this given the content of their posts, but presumably a troll is stupid enough to think that some might, and that would put us on their level? Again, this person has no idea of our politics. Also, super-vague "their places" is telling.
"I'm willing to help out in any way possible." In short, trying to appear sympathetic as bait.
From here. Other observations, here and elsewhere, are welcome.