I believe strongly in supporting my community, in helping people, in the greater good. However, if I were ever to run into the abusive parents, I don’t know what I would do.
In online communities, there are constant discussions on whether or not it is better to have many followers (most of them fake) or to have a few good followers (most of them real).
I’m surprised they didn’t send me back outside, especially when you consider that this was in downtown Reno which is known for oddballs. But they didn’t. And I respect them for that.
Don’t look at trolls as the Big Bad Wolf. They’re not. They are just people who have a access to the internet, and can say and do things online – the same as you, they just do it differently.
Twice over the last weekend, I witnessed this happen – where someone couldn’t connect – and I have found a solution. Not for every instance, but so far, it has worked.