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Re: Troll naming

From: mike3
Subject: Re: Troll naming
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2008 18:05:31 -0800 (PST)
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On Dec 10 2007, 11:44 pm, 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 itwithout 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.

But that is not what I want -- I want answers, I want to understand
things, not
provoke flame-fights -- to fill my ignorance with knowledge.

> 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.

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