Cyber bullying is a real horrible thing. If you wish to help try and shut them down please firstname.lastname@example.org and mention their policy stating they remove "overtly malicious" things.
More info: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/climate_desk/2014/02/internet_troll_personality_study_machiavellianism_narcissism_psychopathy.html
Or please see below:
In the past few years, the science of Internet trollology has made some strides. Last year, for instance, we learned that by hurling insults and inciting discord in online comment sections, so-called Internet trolls (who are frequently anonymous) have a polarizing effect on audiences, leading to politicization, rather than deeper understanding of scientific topics.
That’s bad, but it’s nothing compared with what a new psychology paper has to say about the personalities of trolls themselves. The research, conducted by Erin Buckels of the University of Manitoba and two colleagues, sought to directly investigate whether people who engage in trolling are characterized by personality traits that fall in the so-called Dark Tetrad: Machiavellianism (willingness to manipulate and deceive others), narcissism (egotism and self-obsession), psychopathy (the lack of remorse and empathy), and sadism (pleasure in the suffering of others).
It is hard to overplay the results: The study found correlations, sometimes quite significant, between these traits and trolling behavior. What’s more, it also found a relationship between all Dark Tetrad traits (except for narcissism) and the overall time that an individual spent, per day, commenting on the Internet.
In the study, trolls were identified in a variety of ways. One was by simply asking survey participants what they “enjoyed doing most” when on online comment sites, offering five options: “debating issues that are important to you,” “chatting with others,” “making new friends,” “trolling others,” and “other.” Here’s how different responses about these Internet commenting preferences matched up with responses to questions designed to identify Dark Tetrad traits:
To be sure, only 5.6 percent of survey respondents actually specified that they enjoyed “trolling.” By contrast, 41.3 percent of Internet users were “non-commenters,” meaning they didn’t like engaging online at all. So trolls are, as has often been suspected, a minority of online commenters, and an even smaller minority of overall Internet users.
The researchers conducted multiple studies, using samples from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk but also of college students, to try to understand why the act of trolling seems to attract this type of personality. They even constructed their own survey instrument, which they dubbed the Global Assessment of Internet Trolling, or GAIT, containing the following items:
I have sent people to shock websites for the lulz.
I like to troll people in forums or the comments section of websites.
I enjoy griefing other players in multiplayer games.
The more beautiful and pure a thing is, the more satisfying it is to corrupt.
Yes, some people actually say they agree with such statements. And again, doing so was correlated with sadism in its various forms, with psychopathy, and with Machiavellianism. Overall, the authors found that the relationship between sadism and trolling was the strongest, and that indeed, sadists appear to troll because they find it pleasurable. “Both trolls and sadists feel sadistic glee at the distress of others,” they wrote. “Sadists just want to have fun ... and the Internet is their playground!”
The study comes as websites, particularly at major media outlets, are increasingly weighing steps to rein in trollish behavior. Last year Popular Science did away with its comments sections completely, citing research on the deleterious effects of trolling, and YouTube also took measures to rein in trolling.
But study author Buckels actually isn’t sure that fix is a realistic one. “Because the behaviors are intrinsically motivating for sadists, comment moderators will likely have a difficult time curbing trolling with punishments (e.g., banning users),” she said by email. “Ultimately, the allure of trolling may be too strong for sadists, who presumably have limited opportunities to express their sadistic interests in a socially-desirable manner.”
I don't even know how to begin on this one! I thought I knew pretty much everything about 1972 Kenner Blythe dolls. Well actually I did not! Little did I know that there was a lot more that had been tucked away for decades until recently.
I'm not sure if you guys remember me blogging about this amazing new show on Travel Channel called Toy Hunters? Well soon after that I discovered Jordan on Facebook and started asking him about the show and if Kenner Blythes would be featured. He was so awesome and answered me, it's all on this blog, so I continued to support him and his show.
Out of the blue he sends me a note this past summer stating that he had something for my Blythe collection?!!! I was so very pleasantly surprised!!! I had no idea that he would do that because what I did I did because I truly and greatly enjoyed the show. I did not look for anything in return. HOWEVER, it wasn't like I was gonna refuse it, you know what I'm sayin' ;) He contacted me again and explained that what he had was a former Kenner employee's Kenner Blythe file copy.
" I am sending you the "blythe bible" that I got from a former Kenner employee. It is the file that belonged to the original inventor of Blythe.It contains all hand written notes and drawings, and tons of designs and cost sheets for non produced outfits. In addition, it has a list of all the names they considered as well." Jordan Hembrough. I was so floored!
At this point I have written Hasbro because without their permission I can not do a whole lot. I was thinking of writing about it with lots of pictures, including as much information as possible and it would be appropriately titled "Blythe Bible". I also would love it if CWC Hasbro would even consider producing the items that were never released.
I am hoping that I can go ahead with permission from Hasbro and share this information with you all in book form because I know that it would greatly improve our Blythe knowledge in the community for many more years to come!
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and all your support!
UPDATE: I was contacted by Hasbro Legal this morning and the paralegal wanted me to send them my request directly to them so that they could "expedite" the process!!! I will keep you all posted :D Thanks so much to those that supported me in this matter (: