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#235760 - 03/02/06 04:59 PM What exactly is "trolling"???
Ronin1966 Offline
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Hello:

Seperate asking questions for the purpose of beginning a dialog, having discussions, perhaps debates, honing ones thoughts (ie by posting publically) from that which presumedly would be the "dark side" of such writing....

What is this trolling, specifically? I could find no definition on here. Did I miss it?

Jeff

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#235761 - 03/02/06 06:15 PM Re: What exactly is "trolling"??? [Re: Ronin1966]
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General tip: When you have a question that starts with "What is...", you can more often than not, find it on wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll

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#235762 - 03/03/06 05:24 PM Re: What exactly is "trolling"??? [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Hello Ed:

I say freely I am in constant & genuine awe of your outstanding & excellent links. I suppose examining the Wikipedia description... I suppose my basic sentiment would be... is not the purpose of posting to a forum to generate discussion, debate, an essential presentation of ones ideas, views and thoughts? Now provided ones intent is a "positive one", (perhaps a genuine one being a more apt description)... it strikes me potentially as being "slippery slope"...

Volume contribution is not trolling, correct? Having strong beliefs, views both consciously or otherwise is also not trolling, yes? Thought this idea should be hashed out a bit... if something is not blatant "in my face" trolling... how does one tell the difference?

Jeff

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#235763 - 03/03/06 05:51 PM Re: What exactly is "trolling"??? [Re: Ronin1966]
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Do a search on users "Hedgehogey" and "Kickcatcher" for examples of more subtle trolls. After seeing enough of them, you start to be able to recognize them. More blatant trolls you may not find, because they get deleted quickly.
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#235764 - 03/03/06 11:51 PM Re: What exactly is "trolling"??? [Re: Ronin1966]
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Quote:

What is this trolling, specifically?




I suggest you find a qualified instructor in your area, and if you happen to live near Oldman, I am sure he can recomend one.
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#235765 - 03/04/06 12:20 AM Re: What exactly is "trolling"??? [Re: Ronin1966]
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HEY FOOLS! JUST ANSWER THE QUESTION FOOLS!!!! bE BIG LIKE SWARTZENEGGAR FOOLS!!! BRUCE LEE WAXED MORGAN FREEMANS MERCEDES FOOL!!!
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#235766 - 03/04/06 10:22 AM Re: What exactly is "trolling"??? [Re: BrianS]
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#235767 - 03/05/06 03:24 PM Re: What exactly is "trolling"??? [Re: harlan]
Ronin1966 Offline
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Hello Harlan:

Thank you for the contribution. (Jeff frustrated how he missed finding that specific thread using what surely should have given it as a hit...)

How do we tell the difference between an agenda, or preferring/enjoying being a ~devils advocate~ from "nasty" trolling? I post for example many things, sometimes simply being philosophic... having a thought (sometimes half baked, occasionally raw/uncooked entirely)... often merely trying to hone my thoughts a bit better at times... on occasion mental diarrhea at times... I realize.

Trying to be proactive, understand the idea better.

J

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#235768 - 03/05/06 11:58 PM Re: What exactly is "trolling"??? [Re: Ronin1966]
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it's a subjective decision. no formula. it's as inexact as people judging other people. At what point does a bartended cut someone off?

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#235769 - 03/06/06 12:00 AM Re: What exactly is "trolling"??? [Re: Ed_Morris]
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When he really needs to get into the other lane.

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