How Can I Shut Up All These Social Media Randos?

Sealioning and harassment mobs are a real problem with social media (including, but not limited to, Twitter).

Sealioning comic, courtesty of WonderMark.com
Comic Courtesy of WonderMark

In order to effectively solve the problem, you must first understand why the problem exists. And the reason is very simple:

Social Media is Inherently Asymmetric

The asymmetry of social media can be a good thing: If you have "clout" (a.k.a. a large follower count that isn't entirely bots), you can amplify important messages and ensure they're received by more people.

Sealioning represents the dark side of this asymmetry: Lots of "randos" demanding answers to loaded questions, often from throw-away accounts, asking the same, tired line of questioning over and over again. Even people who are successful at dealing with sealioning attempts are exhausted by them.

That is why we created FAQ Off (the platform you're currently reading).

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