What is a troll?

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Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 02:46 pm
Forgive my ignorance but i have been reading this word around and about and dont fully understand what it is.

So could someone please tell me;
What is a troll?
 
PappasNick
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 02:50 pm
@sometime sun,
sometime sun;149310 wrote:
Forgive my ignorance but i have been reading this word around and about and dont fully understand what it is.

So could someone please tell me;
What is a troll?


This definition seems pretty good:

Troll (Internet) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
 
mister kitten
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 02:55 pm
@sometime sun,
This works too- Urban Dictionary: troll
 
Fido
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 03:20 pm
@sometime sun,
To experience one is to know them all....
 
sometime sun
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 03:30 pm
@Fido,
Fido;149333 wrote:
To experience one is to know them all....

Am i a troll????? Not sure i care if i am but am i?
 
GoshisDead
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 03:47 pm
@sometime sun,
Lol Sun, if you had discernable bad intent you might be.
 
Fido
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 03:48 pm
@sometime sun,
sometime sun;149341 wrote:
Am i a troll????? Not sure i care if i am but am i?

Did some one call you a troll???
 
sometime sun
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 03:54 pm
@GoshisDead,
GoshisDead;149358 wrote:
Lol Sun, if you had discernable bad intent you might be.

I have not a bad intention in my being, but this could just make me an even worse kind of troll, an ignorant one.
At least if you know you doing bad things you are in control of them.
Or are they you?
You they?
 
GoshisDead
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 03:57 pm
@sometime sun,
Well I have been known to troll, I must admit, I know trolls, you aren't one.
 
sometime sun
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 03:57 pm
@Fido,
Fido;149360 wrote:
Did some one call you a troll???

No but others have called others this word and i dont trust this is what they actually are.
Which was why i needed a broader degree of exploration of the meaning.
Some people may be fools but not necessarily trolls.

And i know i can be a fool.
 
Fido
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 03:59 pm
@sometime sun,
sometime sun;149366 wrote:
I have not a bad intention in my being, but this could just make me an even worse kind of troll, an ignorant one.
At least if you know you doing bad things you are in control of them.
Or are they you?
You they?

Isn't that what Socrates said, that the one who does evil on purpose is better than the one who does it by accident... I suppose one may hold out more hope for the one than the other to be good some day...
 
sometime sun
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 04:12 pm
@Fido,
Fido;149376 wrote:
Isn't that what Socrates said, that the one who does evil on purpose is better than the one who does it by accident... I suppose one may hold out more hope for the one than the other to be good some day...

I would simply say there is more hope for that which recognises the evil after the fact and can learn or be trained otherwise puprposefuly or accidentaly, than one who is either consciously unconscious or unconsciously conscious, as long as they can be woken up form either and accept evil is wrong, wrong is evil it only matters by honouring the self and others.

edit; forgot unconsciously unconscious and consciously conscious

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Evil is more real than good, because good is often that which is undone and evil undone is also good as well as good being done.
More good does not exist than 'evil' does.
It is only left up to the descion if more good is done than evil is done.
Just because if more good does not exist doe snot make there more good.
What counts is what exists, so does more evil exist than good?

(i hope you see what i've just written, because i 'm not sure i do)
 
HexHammer
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 05:48 pm
@sometime sun,
Google "troll", stop asking simple questions, attention whore.
 
Krumple
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 06:00 pm
@sometime sun,
Trolls are myths, they are not real.
 
Pepijn Sweep
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 06:32 pm
@Fido,
A male trollop hanging around cyberspace ?:bigsmile:
 
Jebediah
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 06:34 pm
@HexHammer,
HexHammer;149431 wrote:
Google "troll", stop asking simple questions, attention whore.


In it's own way, this is a great answer to sun's question.
 
VideCorSpoon
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 06:46 pm
@sometime sun,
sometime sun;149310 wrote:
Forgive my ignorance but i have been reading this word around and about and dont fully understand what it is.

So could someone please tell me;
What is a troll?


A look at internet trolls in the wild (NSFW - bad language);

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMEe7JqBgvg
 
HexHammer
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 06:48 pm
@Jebediah,
Jebediah;149440 wrote:
In it's own way, this is a great answer to sun's question.
Hmmm ..is this poetic justice? The audience takes the credit for the judges role?
 
Fido
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 07:35 pm
@Krumple,
Krumple;149433 wrote:
Trolls are myths, they are not real.

Ogres are, were real, and so were the boogie men...
 
William
 
Reply Wed 7 Apr, 2010 10:31 pm
@sometime sun,
I know one thing, that troll is getting off on this thread. He's getting the attention he has never gotten in his life. Sun, please don't think I am referring to you because it is your thread. You are most definitely not a troll.

William

---------- Post added 04-08-2010 at 12:13 AM ----------

Actually they are quite easily identifiable. They don't have enough knowledge to respond to the message and attack the messenger. That gives them away every single time. Name calling is what their cap pistol is loaded with.
 
 

 
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