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Meli
05-11-2012, 10:37 PM
I've been accused of being a troll.:confused:
people here and other forums seem to throw the term around a lot.

To me, a troll is someone that posts something to set the cat among the pigeons, then disappears or only posts to add fuel.(like that schooner dude)

They rarely post anything that is non contentious to everyone.



To me, a person that tosses in a C&P and replies to the responses is not a troll, just someone supplying a topic for our amusement and engagement.

2MeterTroll
05-11-2012, 10:48 PM
Well I am Really a troll. Bit crippled up but it took a mid sized car doing 40 mph slamming into a wall with me the squishy filling to do the job. or you could look up at the god is a man thread and see a real honest to goodness internet troll.

epoxyboy
05-11-2012, 11:11 PM
I've been accused of being a troll.:confused:
people here and other forums seem to throw the term around a lot.

To me, a troll is someone that posts something to set the cat among the pigeons, then disappears or only posts to add fuel.(like that schooner dude)

They rarely post anything that is non contentious to everyone.



To me, a person that tosses in a C&P and replies to the responses is not a troll, just someone supplying a topic for our amusement and engagement.

I think your definition is correct, but "Schooner Dude" can't have been a troll, unless he was being paid by TrollsRUS. That ran for pages and pages over several months, and would have taken far more time and dedication than your typical "hit and run" amateur troll has to put into incendiary thread maintenance.

Pete

SaltyD from BC
05-11-2012, 11:24 PM
Someone who posts mainly to make other people mad and stir up fights. A lot of vitriolic snipes are the norm but in a passive aggresive manner trying to stay just below the ban button, that's my take.

Ian McColgin
05-12-2012, 05:45 AM
There is a real difference between a controversialist and a troll. We have deep values clashes - epoxy cold mold v. plank on frame as well as the less significant reality based liberals versus fact free righties . . . . Have I by example gotten the point across or must I explicate?

Paul Pless
05-12-2012, 05:48 AM
:d ...

John Smith
05-12-2012, 05:54 AM
One who "pushes buttons" just for the sake of the reaction.

wardd
05-12-2012, 08:46 AM
a troll is anybody that annoys me and has different political views

botebum
05-12-2012, 08:50 AM
a troll is anybody that annoys me and has different political viewsYou're confusing 'trolls' with 'twits' :D

Doug

wardd
05-12-2012, 08:53 AM
You're confusing 'trolls' with 'twits' :D

Doug


one can be both, twoll

Bob Adams
05-12-2012, 08:55 AM
a troll is anybody that annoys me and has different political views

Spoken like a true twit.

jack grebe
05-12-2012, 08:56 AM
Anyone who makes a post opposite
to your point of view in which you
feel the need to feverishly attack
them......yep, the hell with free speech

Bob Adams
05-12-2012, 08:57 AM
http://files.sharenator.com/gu_20100326_The_Internet_Troll-s600x750-61277-580.jpg

bobbys
05-12-2012, 10:04 AM
When you are stumped for any reasonable reply the person you are engaged with is a Troll..

If the person is really embarrassed he pulls out the troll with picture but without the realization they have just identified themselves as a troll.

Pretty much all Australian Men, Half of NZ men, All Canadians, All Brits, All liberals here Are Trolls....

However its hard to understand what the Brits are saying so we are never sure but the Aussies call them Pommies which is old school for troll.

Canadians are just sore about not being American, if they were not so sore they would not be trolls.

Aussie Barney and SeanNZ are not trolls they are undercover agents

Glenn and DavidG are Commie pinko trolls but sometimes get a hall pass.

Anybody posting articles from the Huff post is a Huff post super user troll.

No Woman are or can be a troll unless they are Menopausal..

Then they just scary.

Ian McColgin
05-12-2012, 10:48 AM
bobbys is clearly still but a child. Women who have reached full maturity are totally wonderful. It's getting there that's a bit daunting.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
05-12-2012, 01:55 PM
http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/warriorshtm/troller.htm

Meli
05-12-2012, 06:49 PM
bobbys is clearly still but a child. Women who have reached full maturity are totally wonderful. It's getting there that's a bit daunting.

Bah Bumbug :p

Art Reinhert
05-12-2012, 07:13 PM
a troll is anybody that annoys me and has different political views

This defines who you are on this forum.
I'm pleased that you are able to speak the truth about yourself.

Glen Longino
05-12-2012, 07:19 PM
This defines who you are on this forum.
I'm pleased that you are able to speak the truth about yourself.

You would not recognize the truth if it bit you on the arse!
How many troll threads do you see started by wardd?
None?
I figgered!

wardd
05-12-2012, 07:19 PM
This defines who you are on this forum.
I'm pleased that you are able to speak the truth about yourself.

why, thank you but i do believe you missed the point

Bob Adams
05-12-2012, 07:21 PM
This defines who you are on this forum.
I'm pleased that you are able to speak the truth about yourself.

Ayup.

Meli
05-12-2012, 07:25 PM
This defines who you are on this forum.
I'm pleased that you are able to speak the truth about yourself.
Ay up indeed!!

"To me, a troll is someone that posts something to set the cat among the pigeons, then disappears or only posts to add fuel.(like that schooner dude)

They rarely post anything that is non contentious to everyone."

Troll alert !! :D