People who end comments with an ellipsis…


I’ve noticed comments that end with an ellipsis disproportionately skew towards trolls and condescending people. They often accompany a “you do know that” as well.

Errrrrr, you do realise that not everyone who does this is a troll…

I just added ...$ (three full stops) and …$ (an ellipsis) to my social media and chat clients that support regex filters. Instant improvement!

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