Why? Political conflicts cause harm here. The values of Hacker News are intellectual curiosity and thoughtful conversation. Those things are lost when political emotions seize control. Our values are fragile-they're like plants that get forgotten, then tr... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia%3AAdministrators%27_noticeboard/IncidentArchive904#Dozens.2CThousands_upon_thousands_of_unnecessary_redirects It's a long thread, and it's full of fun stuff. And it was a reasonaly long lasting attack on Wikipedia t... A guy pretends to be deaf, paraplegic and to have cerebral palsy in order to get women. http://observer.com/2012/10/meet-hunter-dunn-the-young-man-whose-identity-was-stolen-for-the-dave-on-wheels-hoax/ That article links to here: http://dave-on-wheels-exp... Have a look at these dashes: – — - One of these is an n-dash, one is an m-dash, and the other is a minus. (Or maybe hyphen.) Wikipedia has several hundred thousand words of discussion about which of these to use, and where to use it. Here's a 15,000 word ... This is a great example of reasonably early, and big, WWW drama. Anandtech is a well known PC tech discussion site (sort of). A woman opened an account and started posting. She was kind of popular. And she became really friendly with a guy. And they move... Sorry for the horrible header images. I'm not particularly attached to them, so please do feel free to suggest something nicer.
Internet Trolling as a hybrid warfare tool: the case of Latvia -- 93 pages of rigorous dissection of different state sponsored trolling techniquesThis is long, but it's thorough and it documents several different types of state sponsored trolls that are currently active on the Internet.