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posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 11:57 AM
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Hi all,

I was wondering if you could help me?

I am fairly new to this forum and haven't quite gotten used to the terminology, could anyone possibly tell me what a troll is?

Regards,
Neo!




posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 11:59 AM
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A Troll is a negative term for someone that generally posts about the forum trying to create havoc and flame people.



posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 12:01 PM
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also see here:

dictionary.reference.com...


troll

v.,n. 1. [From the Usenet group alt.folklore.urban] To
utter a posting on Usenet designed to attract predictable
responses or flames; or, the post itself. Derives from the phrase
"trolling for newbies" which in turn comes from mainstream
"trolling", a style of fishing in which one trails bait through a
likely spot hoping for a bite. The well-constructed troll is a post
that induces lots of newbies and flamers to make themselves look
even more clueless than they already do, while subtly conveying to
the more savvy and experienced that it is in fact a deliberate
troll. If you don't fall for the joke, you get to be in on it. See
also YHBT. 2. An individual who chronically trolls in sense 1;
regularly posts specious arguments, flames or personal attacks to a
newsgroup, discussion list, or in email for no other purpose than to
annoy someone or disrupt a discussion. Trolls are recognizable by
the fact that the have no real interest in learning about the topic
at hand - they simply want to utter flame bait. Like the ugly
creatures they are named after, they exhibit no redeeming
characteristics, and as such, they are recognized as a lower form of
life on the net, as in, "Oh, ignore him, he's just a troll." 3.
[Berkeley] Computer lab monitor. A popular campus job for CS
students. Duties include helping newbies and ensuring that lab
policies are followed. Probably so-called because it involves
lurking in dark cavelike corners.

Some people claim that the troll (sense 1) is properly a narrower
category than flame bait, that a troll is categorized by containing
some assertion that is wrong but not overtly controversial. See
also Troll-O-Meter.



posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by Jonna
A Troll is a negative term for someone that generally posts about the forum trying to create havoc and flame people.


Thanks



posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 01:36 PM
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Feel free if you have anymore questions to u2u me....

Asala



posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by asala
Feel free if you have anymore questions to u2u me....

Asala


Thanks


So there are kind people on here after all LMAO

Regards,
Neo!



posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by Neodaemon
So there are kind people on here after all LMAO


Don't look at me! I eat kittens.



posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by Jonna

Don't look at me! I eat kittens.


Stay away from my cat
ROFL, (And a sense of humour too
)



posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by Neodaemon

Originally posted by Jonna

Don't look at me! I eat kittens.


Stay away from my cat


What flavor....I mean breed, BREED! Ya, that's what I meant.



posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by Jonna

Originally posted by Neodaemon

Originally posted by Jonna

Don't look at me! I eat kittens.


Stay away from my cat


What flavor....I mean breed, BREED! Ya, that's what I meant.


Siamese so stay away
or i'll cry
plus it's really ugly anyway and u no wat they say.... You are wat u eat mmmwwwahhahahahahahah

Regards,
Neo!



posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 02:13 PM
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Originally posted by Neodaemon
Siamese so stay away


Siamese? Huuummmm! Ah, forget it! I would just get hungry again an hour later anyway.



posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 02:15 PM
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Lol,

anyway, nice to meet you all.

Regards,
Neo!



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