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Trolls: a definition

posted 2/19/2008 5:33:25 PM |
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  belle1010

I thought this would be appropriate since there has been some contraversy about what a troll really is.

A troll is...

"...someone who intentionally posts derogatory or otherwise inflammatory messages about sensitive topics in an established online community such as an online discussion forum to bait users into responding." Wikipedia

"(v.) (1) To deliberately post derogatory or inflammatory comments to a community forum, chat room, newsgroup and/or a blog in order to bait other users into responding.
(2) To surf the Internet.
(3) To hang around a chat room reading the posts instead of contributing to the chat.

(n.) One who performs any of the above actions." Webopedia


Will people PLEASE stop flinging this word around anytime you don't like someone or whenever someone says something that you don't like???


Multiple profiles does not a troll make
A bitch email does not a troll make
A ranting blog does not a troll make


Get a fucking clue!

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MIGHTY_SACK

Feb 19 @ 5:35PM  
Fuck the trolls hows the baby thing coming along? You pop yet?
surfin4fun

Feb 19 @ 6:58PM  
Hello Belle, good point. My guess is that the online definition of 'troll' will keep changing over time, to include who knows what? It may even come to mean some weird sexual position, who knows? I remember when a Troll was this ugly thing that lived under a bridge and demanded a toll of everyone to cross it, even at the cost of someone's virtue , and probably some were willing subjects.... see the bestiality blog


Loveyoulongtime2

Feb 19 @ 7:24PM  
Yep, all of us are trolls! But some are real assholes. Trolls R us!
DarkKnightWalking

Feb 19 @ 9:19PM  
Hey gurrl....good ta see ya back. Many were worried bout you....
NachoBaby

Feb 19 @ 10:21PM  
An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial and usually irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, with the intention of baiting other users into an emotional response[1] or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion. Wiki

There are several definitions of what Troll means. And yes, having multiple profiles in order to create emotional response and havoc.. and we all know who she is.. is Trolling.

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Trolls: a definition