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What is a Troll ??

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  1. El Fiendo

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    Web troll is derived mainly from fishing terms, and it applies to your examples (except the Christmas troll thing). There is a technique used in fishing called trolling, where the boat drags bait along under the water luring fish to bite and be caught. When someone online does it, and posts 'I HATE AMD' in the AMDZone Forums (a very, very AMD centric website) they are trolling. They have effectively put bait (I HATE AMD) in the water (AMDZone) waiting to incite (lure) unsuspecting people into responding for the troller's amusement (caught).

    In your cases, the paid employees were looking to lure people into their stores for financial gain. Most times when troll is slung about nowadays, its not because of financial gain.

    Why you were called one, is you went into the Folding Sub-Forum, and called it a waste, incited an argument, and then de-railed the thread. All of which follows what I posted in post 7. That is what I assume this is about, and I'm not saying you are a troll (covering my ass here).
     
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    I did some thoughts about that , and said, that the mod was afraid that he will become " unemployed " , if every one, follows my advice .. :laugh:
     
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    Jesus DaMulta you havent changed a bit, your answers are still hilarious :)


    + 1000000000000 for DaMultas answers
     
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    lol nice links Damulta, i found yours much more useful than btarunr's :laugh:
     
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    Yeah, and he got 10 infraction points just for that.
    not :p
     
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    :laugh::roll::laugh: !Damulta:eek: nooo certainly not that man:laugh: lol
     
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    Can i get my infraction points in euro, from now and on ? :laugh:
     
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    No, but you can certainly exchange Euros for infraction points :)
     
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    Of course, I'd say a 5 point infraction equals a 50 Euro fine.
     
  10. TheMailMan78

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    No he started this thread/hissy fit because of this post. I understand his first language isn't English so maybe W1zz needs to make a new tool. One that translates the forum rules into other languages. Maybe a good translation to Trollish? That way guys like kiriakost won't break the rules as much.
     
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    @ sparky
    hey another XS refugee, coming to troll here :D just kidding, I'm from XS as well ;)
     
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    Thats a good idea MailMan ... specially if a forum , likes to be called international one. :)


    Still my web rate as Posts VS Ban , are low .
    120.000 messages ( in twelve years ) , and 5 times banned :laugh:
     
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    Then you should know very well what a Troll is. Plus you are not the only person on this forum that doesn't have English as their first language. However you are the only one that uses it as an excuse to be rude.
     
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    I suppose my understanding of it, is someone who goes around (primarily) internet forums, and just plays devil's advocate for the sake of being a nuisance.

    I don't understand the correlation between the word 'Troll,' except the actual verb, which is still a bit mis-leading.

    Either way it's become a very common internet lexicon.


    My dislike of this term is that it's far overused. Sometimes it's justified, but most of the time, if you're simply in disagreement with the majority, whether you come across as appropriate or inappropriate, you're considered a troll.

    It's a cheap and easy way for people to try and discredit anything you say.


    At this point, if I see someone actually using the world "troll" in a forum, I tend to further ignore them. If you still use it, knowing full well what a loose term it's become, then you aren't worth engaging with.
     
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    exactly. That's just what I've thought the first time I've been accused of trolling a thread, just because I disagreed with the majority. This said, I happen to use the word sometimes now myself in cases like a poster purposely being off topic, insulting etc...in a thread. The word might be misused most of the time, but in the case of actual misbehavior, it's very well understood :D...by the troller ;)...you sometimes have to use the troller's "weapons" to "fight" him :slap:
     
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    The problem with stepping in to an arguement or a 'bashing' to 'defend' someone, is that A)It's none of your business anways B) It won't solve anything and C) If the person IS intentionally being a 'troll,' then you're just giving them what they want, attention.

    I love how people bitch about 'negative' persons, calling them trolls, because they are dis-ruptive, yet they're the same people that will come along and try to 'defend' someone, as if they really care about a stranger over the internet. No, they don't. They just want the attention too, the attention of being the good guy. And go on to FURTHER disrupt, by spouting off their false concerns.
     
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    If you look in a mirror you see a troll
     
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    @ newconroer
    lol I was going to react to this expected argument while you were posting it. Saw your post pop up while I was in the middle of editing. OK, you just have to react sometimes, you can't always let go. Then come stronger measures like thread locking and banning. But you got to say something before going the censorship way."troll posts/threads" are not dying that fast.
     
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    Thats one way to take it. However when some people defend someone over the net its not the person they are defending but the argument. Anyway I agree with the term troll being over used but there is a difference between having a different view or just starting static. I mean this thread for instance was not started to find out what a "troll" is but to start static IMO.
     
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    Stop trolling the Troll thread .... I got finally some useful info after long time,
    Mods got educate too , that by calling Troll a Greek , its like to pee against the wind . :laugh:

    I am specialist on fishing , but with out a boat ... :D so my lexicon is poor in that way .

    By the new data , the Troll in Greek, called as " Tsapari " ( fishing method with a boat )
     
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    How do you say "I have a potty mouth" in Greek?

    Yes I know I got an infraction for that one.
     
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    Well i did not expected anything smarter as reply .... at list from some one , that all that it does to TPU , are to kill his boringness .
     
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    Calm down guys, no need to make Polaris or someone else come and lock this thread, or perhaps that would be better after all.

    TheMailMan i could tell you how we say that in Greek but you would have a hard time pronouncing it :)
     
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