There’s a certain type of thread that pops up very regularly and reeks of trolling (to me). Brand new poster, typically an ingenue asking for advice about a personal issue, usually relationship related. Garners responses, sympathy, mild controversy, the OP only interacts with some people in that thread, and once the thread runs its course, disappears.
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who’s noticed the pattern but these threads still get a fair number of responses, so I was wondering how the percentages break down.
I was thinking of satisfying my curiosity by linking to a thread, and asking people if they think it’s a troll and don’t respond, think it’s not a troll and respond, think it’s a troll but respond anyway etc.
Given the rules against accusations of trolling outside the pit, where would I make such a poll? Ideally it would be in MPSIMS/IMHO since that’s the natural habitat of those threads.