What's a Troll?

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  1. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

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    I see lots of thread starters being called trolls here. Is it just someone who starts up an argument or something? I don't get it. Seems if you like windows over os x you are a troll too...
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)

    In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response[1] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[2]
     
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    This is a troll. ;)
    Usually found living below bridges. Have a look next time you're on a river…
    [​IMG]
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I thought this was a troll.

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  6. Melrose Suspended

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    Forum Trolls are the Rat's Patootie of the discussion boards; They nip, nibble and naw at other peaceful members to provoke an unnecessary response and delight in flaming.

    Sadly, Trolls would not have anything to feed on if other members wouldn't bother responding to them.
     
  7. IntheNet macrumors regular

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    Trolls are under-bridge vermin, as noted and illustrated above, or in fishing, those who troll - specific to dragging bait behind boat to attract a potential catch; to wit:

    [​IMG]

    There is also the general allegation of trolling (often made in error) specific to Discussion Boards, chiefly made by those who refuse to accept opposing opinion and wish to control and/or micromanage discussion to one point of view or their preconceived point of view and label all other points of view submitted as trolls or trolling.

    "You're gonna need a bigger boat."
    Chief Brody to Quint, "Jaws," (1975)
     
  8. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    MAC users all suck. Windows iz far better. Everyone on this board is retarded to use a MAC.
     
  9. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    I find that when I use a MAC it's much easier to get on the internet than without a MAC.

    MAC, is of course Media Access Control...

    So, you, yourself, are a MAC user, and thus you sux0rs.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAC_address
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    this... or that, or finally that one.
     

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  11. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, yes. You can use Google Images to search for pictures of trolls. We get it.
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Actually those are not google friendly. Check them out. You might find them by using their captions, but by using the word troll, no.
     
  13. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    See what I did there? A perfect example of successful trolling.
     
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    Flawless victory
     
  15. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Thank you, thank you. In a thread specifically about trolling, no less.
     
  16. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    I knew what you were doing.

    I was responding with an anti-troll response.
     
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    Has your mama never told you don't feed the troll. That's what they expect.
     
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    Hai.
    What? I'm sure a few people think this of me.
     
  22. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Troll.






    :p
     
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