Recently I’ve noticed that extremists have kicked up their online bashing and trolling of some farmer pages. I really hate that – it’s a crappy tactic. But it does really show how the extremists are not interested in people having a choice, they are interested in people subscribing to only their choice. It makes them look like a crazy cult and that’s fine with me.
But because this is happening, I decided to re-release some of my past posts that deal with how to handle negative comments. Consider this kind of a quick index of negative links.
I will say though that you don’t have to read all of these to understand what I’m getting at. When handling negative comments or an online bashing by trolls, it’s pretty simple.
- If they aren’t attacking you in an obvious way, make sure to check their profile so you know they are a person and they seem normal. Usually extremists can’t hide the fact that they dislike your way of life and animal agriculture.
- If they are attacking – don’t answer them. Just delete the comment and block the person. Don’t feel bad about this. This is exactly the way they handle us when we question their logic or facts (at least what they consider facts).
- Answer only people who are asking questions in a normal way – respectful of opinions, curious, find the common ground, share your story kind of stuff, etc…
Here’s a bunch of pass posts dealing with negative comments.
You just received a negative comment online, now what do you do? – This post goes through the steps and also provides a quick social media response flowchart.
How To Handle Negative Comments On Your Facebook Profile – How to hide and unfriend people.
How To Handle Negative Comments On Your Facebook Page – How to respond, block, delete, hide and just deal with the trolls on your page.
How To Handle Negative Comments On Your Twitter Profile – How to respond and block if need be.
How Should You React to Cyberbullying – When Negative Comments Turn Ugly – How to dig in and find an attacker if things get real ugly. Also I never recommend handling it yourself – there are law enforcement that handles these types of things. Let them deal with it.
If you need help, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’ll do what I can.