Originally posted by Daniel Moszkowicz
A "true troll" is one who uses a persona, to bring a level of entertainment to their posts which makes for enjoyable reading for members. Combine
truth with entertainment in such posts and you have the makings of a (master) troll or Troll-King, in my view. However, using animation at the
conclusion of your posts, such as the menacing one you have employed on this occasion, is hardly the example to which I refer.
Firstly, your definition of "troll" is vastly incorrect. Seeing as the definition for "internet troll" has been detailed in full for many years, I
thought I'd share it with you so you no longer misquote (or misunderstand) what a "troll is".
Definition of Web Troll
Quoted from link-
Trolling is a game about identity deception, albeit one that is played without the consent of most of the players. The troll attempts to pass as a
legitimate participant, sharing the group's common interests and concerns; the newsgroups members, if they are cognizant of trolls and other identity
deceptions, attempt to both distinguish real from trolling postings, and upon judging a poster a troll, make the offending poster leave the group.
Their success at the former depends on how well they — and the troll — understand identity cues; their success at the latter depends on whether
the troll's enjoyment is sufficiently diminished or outweighed by the costs imposed by the group.
Trolls can be costly in several ways. A troll can disrupt the discussion on a newsgroup, disseminate bad advice, and damage the feeling of trust in
the newsgroup community. Furthermore, in a group that has become sensitized to trolling — where the rate of deception is high — many honestly
naïve questions may be quickly rejected as trollings. This can be quite off-putting to the new user who upon venturing a first posting is immediately
bombarded with angry accusations. Even if the accusation is unfounded, being branded a troll is quite damaging to one's online reputation.
See? Nothing as "self-promoting" or as "cool" as you have colored for yourself. And nothing "welcomed here or anywhere but in a troll's
absorbed/misguided sense of "self-worth".
It is basically a trouble maker who has little skill "delivering important info" and more of a "gift at making waves".
Boy o boy, if you think you are the KING of that...You are going to have one hell of a time keeping your crown around here.
Thanks for the welcome, and for allowing me to increase the sample you so need to gauge my talent.
You build sentences in a way that shows you are not as intelligent as you seem to picture yourself.
Sounds like run-on babble with too few (or too many) words in-between each point. Where such a thing may "amaze the typical goon-minded simpleton",
you will find Shakespeare's quote of- "brevity is the soul of wit"
-leading you more to the truth.
In other words-
"Wasting valuable time and space in conversation or text, does not impress anyone with a basic grasp on the art of conversation".
Alas, you seem very prideful on this cyber-title you place on yourself, and I wouldn't want to crack your arrogant shell this early in our
interactions. I will simply leave you with three warnings.
1) Trolls and trolling are both forbidden on this website. If you have gotten jollies or giggles in "trolling" on lesser sites, then I am happy for
you. Try it here and you will not last long.
2) We have a circle of some really outstanding/brilliant minds here on ATS. If you stand to claim such a "high intellect", you will have to do more
then walk around cocksure.
3) You are not the first, last, or even hundredth person in the recent past to come in here boasting about his intellect in a badly written fashion. I
hope you do not fail in delivering "more thought provoking" material in the future. As it stands now, you are coming off as a nothing "kingly" or
"above average trollship".
With all that said...welcome to ATS.
You have painted your agenda and your apparent desire to shine as some "troll god".
Sadly, you have just come off as a new stranger bragging about qualities that "not only do not last long here", but also do better to annoy then
challenge a working mind.
I hope I have not judged you incorrectly.
But...I am very sure I have not.
Good day, your majesty.
[edit on 1-2-2010 by Mr Mask]