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I used to think (well kinda still do) that the best way to deal with an internet troll (i.e. people who tell you to kill yourself and other such vile spewing) is to either laugh at them or ignore them. My logic being that trying to reason with or get offended by such comments means that the troll has won. They want that attention, that spotlight, and if you give it to them, things aren't going to look pretty for the one getting trolled.
That logic is (sortof) getting tested everyday. Most of my outlook on life is learning from the mistakes I've made without being told I'm making the mistakes that I'm making. When we see someone making a mistake, most (most not all) of our gut reactions is to call out that person in the most negative way possible. We punish them, rather than try and discipline them. So most of the time when I was caught making a mistake, I didn't learn anything, I was just being called out for it with no reason to respect the person that did call me out. I wasn't learning anything.
Then I read this: http://patrickklepek.tumblr.com/post/78765268646/trolls-are-people-too
*I have more to say on this later, but read the link and also "Our Internet Empathy Problem".