Psychology of the Internet Troll

This page (a) shows a video on the psychology of the internet troll and (b) provides a list of the identifying details used by Woodsman, the arch troller of cat websites.

If you have time, try and play this video twice to allow yourself time to digest it. It is a good video and it explains the mentality behind trolling. For me, trolling is a cowardly and sordid human activity based on a destructive mentality. It is based on anonymity which is why it is cowardly. PoC gets some trolling. Woody is the classic case.

I dislike a lot about the world. People know that. However, in response to that emotion I try and make things better rather than mess around, insult people and make things worse, which is what trolls do.

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If you own a website about cats and are fed up with Woodsman (Woody) or someone else trolling, the software on your site may allow you to block trolling by listing these parameters:

  • IP address (the number identifying your computer).
  • Email address.
  • Username (the name you chose to represent yourself online on some websites).

If you can block trolls on your site and want to block Woody here is a list of the above parameters used by this nasty person and/or his associates (we don’t know if Woody is more than one person):

99.98.114.197
72.251.115.106
12.73.122.21
koyaanis1@yahoo.com
advanced_pser@yahoo.com
ttemp08105@yahoo.com
woodsman.001@gmail.com
72.251.115.78
69.95.62.51
72.251.115.61
72.251.115.150
216.27.216.194
69.95.203.189
69.95.62.113
truthbetold@gmail.com
cfearson@hotmail.com
12.73.122.84
frankt31153@aol.com
Dale Carnagy
dcarnagy@yanoo.com
69.95.62.232
jt2012@ml1.net
69.95.203.210
jeremyconnors28@yahoo.com
69.95.203.221
peteth77212@aol.com
69.95.203.197
Bob Smith
bobsmith20882@mindspring.com
12.73.123.116
WhomSoEver
sumbuddy@gmail.com
72.251.115.84
72.251.115.148
PeterThorne
72.251.115.156
sumbuddy@gmail.com
MoreThanWikiEducated
220.244.145.207
Fatima@live.com.au
Kgbhv
eremyconnors28@yahoo.com
69.95.203.248
NotesForInrediblyStupidMorons
69.95.203.29
tfortuna@gmail.com
Tofu
Sigh…
72.251.115.49
youpeoplearehopeless@aol.com
WhomSoEver
realityforme@yahoo.com
Reality Bytes
georgehant@aol.com
72.251.115.36
Astonished
youpeoplearehopeless@aol.com
72.251.115.200
seemoar
aw2987@yahoo.com
174.254.193.86
Name
sumbuddy@gmail.com
12.73.121.188
PleaseGetThingsRight
pgtr@aol.com
12.73.120.220
75.88.101.23
Sigh…
dcarnagy@yanoo.com
72.251.115.228
Bob Smith
bobsmith20882@mindspring.com
69.95.62.156
you.are.stupid@12minutemail.com
101.103.184.100
Michael
realityintomes@gmail.com
sueanchesterton@gmail.com

All you have to do is copy these en masse and paste them into your application. You can then either block Woodsman completely and make all his submissions “spam” or hold them for moderation (you’ll have to do lots of moderation like deleting a lot of it!).

Good luck.

Associated: Cat haters on the internet.

Note: there may be one or two IP addresses etc. that belong to other trolls in the above list but 99% are/were used by Woodsman.

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35 thoughts on “Psychology of the Internet Troll”

    • Hi Kitty Purr. “Nature Proponent” is Woody aka Woodsman001 aka Jim Stephenson (an ornithologist). He hates cats 🙂 Because they kill birds.

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  1. I’ve found a few new aliases he uses. On the Disqus commenting system he uses the username “Nature Advocate” and “Nature_Advocate”.

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  2. Hello Michael- new to your site when trying to find out who the nut job Woodsman was-!! Whew he is out there. I surely hope he gets put in jail soon with no computer access.

    A big thank you to everyone for outing him. Is there some way to get a weekly update on your discussions. If so please email me.

    Again thanks for all the work on this.

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