Don't feed the trolls

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Because they bite the feeding hand
"I WILL FUCKING RAPE YOUR SOUL IF YOU TWEET ONE MORE FUCKING TIME!" shouted Mary Poppins.
Metaphorical artwork of a man feeding a Facepunch Studios troll.
Cannibal trolls should never be fed no matter how much they beg or blowjob for food.
You too can beat the trolls by not feeding them and they'll end up forever alone.

A phrase often used on webforums and LiveJournal communities by moderators and those who think they're moderators. This is generally in response to someone "trolling" their community, which usually means "having an opinion different than one or more of the established members". It is however also used as a meme, by people who are too lazy to read the thread, automatically assume that it is a troll callout, and want to look mature.


Example:

Prima: So I was in this clothes shop the other day, and the sign said "Womenswear" instead of "Wymiyeynnswear" so I went over to this 16-year-old who worked there and totally started whining impotently at them for being employed by such a fascist institution! I feel so empowered!
Secunda: Well I think you all should take your heads out of your asses. It's just a fucking word, grow up and do something that actually makes a difference.
Prima: OMG don't feed the trolls!!!


In other words, "pretend they don't exist so we can continue to act as though our opinions are unrefuted fact". This is often accompanied by an image macro to illustrate to the would-be "troll" that they have just been pwned. Even though Secunda completely pwned Prima on that one. Caution: Even though people will tell you not to feed the trolls, this does not mean you cannot feed the lols.

dumbledoor ruins the lulz

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