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Troll

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Honest Bob, Jan 27, 2014.

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  1. Honest Bob

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    I keep seeing the term Troll. being used to describe some members, or should I say X members. could someone tell me what is meant by this term. Thanks, Bob.
     
  2. Paul Cann

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    it's used to describe somebody who disagrees with the general opinions of others , although some will say its people who " troll" forums deliberately starting confrontations for the fun of it
     
  3. Donki Oaty

    Donki Oaty Where's the time going?

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    troll
    One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument
     
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    A good example in my view was a program that Richard Bacon presented about a year or so ago. I found it interesting, due to not having a full understanding of what it was all about. The program in question was called the anti social network on bbc 3.
     
  5. Paul Cann

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    Or somebody who posts an opinion that differs from the group members and upsets them , such as " ding dong the witch is dead " in reference to mrs T's demise on a forum full of conservative supporters , if it had been posted on a forum that dislikes mrs T it would not be considered trolling but as they were all Tory's it caused offence , so it really is a subjective term
     
  6. stevemandm

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    thought it was them ugly little blokes who lived under bridges.
     
  7. Fozz

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    No, you're thinking of anglers. ....... :p
     
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    as a troll was a nasty creature lurking round bridges catching passers by. so does an internet troll extract a price for using the net.....by ambushing/starting arguments. (there are rumours that its the extras from monty pythons "insults and arguments department").
     
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    Made me chuckle :)
     
  10. stevemandm

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    how very dare you .... you .... you .... you .... blaggard, scoundrel and boundah ! :mad:
     
  11. stevemandm

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    may i introduce you to matty (mattyts) ...... my angling son ! :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Trolling is an art form.
     
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    Why is mattyts holding up that young lad.....
     
  14. stevemandm

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    wheres that damned dislike button when you need it ! ;)
     
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    Gotcha...caught one,caught one..;-p
     
  16. stevemandm

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    damn you splat ! i was well hooked mate ! ;)
     
  17. edtwozeronine

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    Might I add that trolling can also be called baiting, flaming and more commonly Censored stirring .
     
  18. oldbugger

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    thanks for the "chuckles" dudes :cool: :D :up:
    to my mind a "troll" = someone who picks an argument, just to amuse themselves...also known as "fu*kwits" ......"fu**tards".....its quite popular by all accounts :confused: :rolleyes:
     
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    Some Trolls have targetted people who have lost loved ones in accidents/kids who have Leukemia etc, sending horrible E-Mails saying their loved ones deserved to die and got what they deserved... totally sick I know and they now face a jail sentence for their actions.
     
  20. stevemandm

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    quite an accurate description mate, methinks you've got it ;)
    ........... but why do these scrotes feel the need ?:confused:
     
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