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Re: Troll naming

From: rjack
Subject: Re: Troll naming
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 08:52:16 -0500
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Andy Baxter wrote:
On Wed, 05 Dec 2007 11:54:03 -0800, mike3 wrote:

On Dec 5, 6:57 am, David Kastrup <> wrote:
"Noah Slater" <> writes:
On 05/12/2007, David Kastrup <> wrote:
I think it is enough to feed the trolls with a reference.
I don't think OP was trolling.
Look up his posting history in this group.  If you entertain the notion
that he is not a troll in the Usenet sense, he would certainly appear so
in the classical sense when considering the leasurely speed and the
time-limited nature of his comprehension.

The problem is though I really want to understand this,
and to see if it's really as reasonable as is said. And
perhaps, if I (or anyone else) find a problem, then it
may be remedied.

How can I do it without trolling, when questions pop up
in my mind that I want to ask?

Trolling, as I understand it, properly means something like 'asking
ignorant and provocative questions /that you know are ignorant and
provocative/, with the /deliberate intention/ of winding up newbies on the
group and starting a flame war. Some people get off on this.

If this isn't what you're doing, then you're not a troll. If it is, then
you are. Just disagreeing strongly or asking questions people think are
stupid doesn't count IMHO.

From the Wikipedia.

"An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who intentionally posts controversial or contrary messages in an on-line community such as an on-line discussion forum or group with the singular intention of baiting users into an argumentative response.[1] It often has a broader meaning referring to any shady trouble making Internet activity."

Posting accusations of "troll" against other posters can easily fall under the definition of trolling. What delicious self-referential irony. Trollers and trollees alike entwined in an orgasmic, communicative and collaborative embrace.


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