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  1. kiriakost

    kiriakost New Member

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    Many people who dislike something that you say .... calls you as Troll .

    Define " Troll " by your words ... i am interested to read your thoughts . :)
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    no kidding, I like this topic. the word troll is so commonly used in internet forums these days...it means whatever the poster using it has on his mind...or just when he doesn't know what to say to retaliate when he feels attacked. No big deal, troll means nothing. The worse is that I'm using this word sometimes now as well lol :laugh:
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    @ damulta: best answer ever ;)
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    A troll is someone who posts deliberately provocative messages to a thread, or starts a whole new thread along the same lines. The intention is usually causing maximum disruption and argument for either their own amusement, out of ones sheer ignorance (forced ignorance, as they refuse to learn or even acknowledge other viewpoints), or simply to be a dick.

    Responses are often made without, in any way, listening to the arguments presented by the others of the forum / message board and are quite often repetitive and asinine. No matter how many times the arguments presented by the troll are proven wrong, he or she will continue blindly along the same ignorant path touting his or her view as the only correct one.

    An argument will usually be started via the use of stereotypical attacks (using the 'you're a fanboy' phrase is often popular) often having no evidence or relevance to back them up. Also, trolls often directly attack a person's arguments by misrepresenting what the person is arguing about and then refuting it. This is an example of a Straw Man argument.

    Often a troll will stray from the original topic of the thread, all the while slinging insults, which denotes the difference from a Flamer who usually stays on topic but expresses the dislike of the topic in question. Along with threadjacking, idle threats and 'internet tough guy' acts are common.
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    Also, my favourite (in English and Google-translated to Greek) :)

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    in order to call someone a troll you actually have to troll yourself, think about it?
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    No, in order to call someone a murderer, you don't have to murder someone yourself. Trolls murder discussions.
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    Yes you do!

    YOU HAVE TO DO IT!

    HAVE TOO!
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    It's quite simple:

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    but by doing that you yourself are trolling
    the only way to defeat a troll is use the report button

    you dont need to post big ass troll pics and say they are trolling
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    But where would be the self-satisfaction of telling a troll to shut the f*ck up?! -sarcasm
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    I LOVE BIG TROLL PICS

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    I love trolls. They make internets fun!
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    hahaha i leave this one to you guys, all this trolling a thread about trolls is confusing
    EDIT: that pic lol
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    sorry, had to edit my post. I don't like trolling even when joking.
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    Well , the word Troll is meaningless at my region , but still comparable with some things.

    Trolls , called the little creatures , that every Christmas they start cutting the tree of mother earth ,
    and the blessings of our religion , makes them run away , forcing them to let the job, half made .

    And start over the next Christmas from point zero , as the tree have got healed .


    Twelve years back , the internet was new born , forums where truly few .
    Some freelancers professionals on computer repairs , had think that if they invade in the forums,
    they could attract customers in their shops .
    Those people were called also as Trolls .

    Later on , there where rumors , that some called ( Fun boys ) were under payment employs ,
    of large companies , in order to spreed publicity , for the brand that was getting paid from .
    Those was called again Trolls .

    The wikipedias idea , of what is considered as Troll , does not make sense to me .
    Our society is totally based on feelings , pride envy joy faith respect , all feelings .
    Only things, has no feelings .
    Or more well said , everything with life in it, has feelings .


    In my explanation of what is a Web Troll …. I would say … any one who has a financial benefit under the table .

    I would never call as Troll , some one who are enthusiastic about a well performing device that he owns .
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