Real Scots Internet Trolls Exposed

This website has been set up to expose the law-breaking website Scots-titles.com aka “Fake Scots Titles Exposed”, giving support to its victims and providing more reliable information on the sale of Scottish titles.

Well, you’ve got to hand it to these people. At least they are honest about their main objective, as stated on the front page, i.e. to EXPOSE those people using FAKE Scottish Titles Such as; Chief, Baron, Laird, Lord etc.”

According to Scots-titles.com the people using these titles are victims of a scam, but the ironic twist is that the declared purpose of Scots-titles.com is to attack these socalled victims! This the number one reason why this website must be distinguished from more respectable and serious sites. (The second reason being, of course, that the site is crammed with lies and wildly misleading statements.)

The fact that they are going after their victims tells you all you need to know, really. Scots-titles.com are not interesting in exposing any scam – they are Internet trolls, plain and simple, stirring up a mob and going after innocent people.

So what is an Internet troll?

You can start by reading Wikipedia’s definition here.

“In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response.”

Clearly, Scots-titles.com, with their penchant for abusing private persons, referring to them as “mentally debilitated”, ” insensitive, egotistical, pathetic little man”, “seriously deluded”, “talentless”, etc. fits the bill in every respect.

Internet trolls are attention-seekers who feed on emotional response. If they can manage to throw you off balance or scare you, they have succeeded. Hence, do not try to reason with them, do not be tempted into a discussion on their website and do not appear unsettled by their vicious attacks – that is exactly what they want. And – by all means – do not boost their page rank on Google by linking to them.

How to deal with these people:

=> Don’t feed the trolls!

Internet trolls on Facebook:

In the typical fashion of Internet trolls Scots-titles.com started off in a web community, Facebook:

Many of these trolls and their hangers-on post under their real names in this group:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_191794294170527

and here: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2231653698&topic=134701

The discussion thread shows that Scots-titles.com were previously booted off Facebook before setting up with Bluehost.com (understandably enough, since their defamatory remarks are strictly illegal and unacceptable to Facebook). However, they have not counted on the fact that even Bluehost.com will have to comply with legislation against defamation, harassment and abuse.

We have previously reported the group to Facebook, and Facebook have now removed the most vicious defamatory remarks from the thread. We encourage you to use Facebook’s facility to report any personal attacks.

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2 Responses to Real Scots Internet Trolls Exposed

  1. Auld Chiel says:

    Mr. John Duncan, the creator of the Fake Scots Titles website, is actually the proprietor of a business called Huntly Computer Sales and Service, located in Banff, Aberdeenshire, and is also the creator of http://www.clans-families.org/ and http://lochaber.freeforums.org/disturbing-website-t712.html#p4306 Evidently, Mr. Duncan, who is a petty Scottish landowner that refers to himself as "The Laird of Sketraw", has a vested interest in the possibility of a future recognition of a chief of the Clan Duncan, as expressed in his Clan Duncan Society wenpage. While this is all well and good, it seems that Mr. Duncan and others who frequent his Fake Scots Titles website obviously feel that the prestige of their social status is threatened by anyone else who holds a title relating to Scottish culture and heritage, ergo his campaign to cast aspersions on any holders of titles that he and his cronies are skeptical of. Mr. Duncan is also among a group of individuals who persist in perpetuating the fallacy that the Lord Lyon has any legal athority in determining clan chiefships – a widely held misconception that is clearly refuted in Scots Law: "The Lord Lyon King of Arms has…no jurisdiction to determine rights of precedence, nor to decide a disputed question of chiefship or chieftainship." (Maclean of Ardgour v. Maclean, 1938 S.L.T. 49; and see 1941 S.C. 613.)- Introduction to the Law of Scotland by Gloag and Candlish Henderson, 9th edition, 1987, p. 25.

  2. Auld Chiel says:

    Mr. Duncan also recently admitted that he is involved in a scheme calling itself "Burkes International Register of Arms" at: http://www.armorial-register.com/ which is in the business of publishing submitted coats of arms in their Register for a fee. The actual Burke's Peerage and Gentry website located at: http://www.burkespeerage.com/welcome.aspx makes no mention of this International Register of Arms, and according to their website, their last publication of Burke's General Armory was "Reprinted in 1996 from the 1884 last and best Edition."

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