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Definition of a Troll????

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by mcshow2, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. mcshow2

    mcshow2 Senior Member
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    I'm sorry, I'm new to the whole forum thing...

    what is the definition of a troll? And I still don't get the bump thing.

    Slow learner, sorry.
     
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    More time you spend on here, you will learn more about the guests and certain terms used. That is however inversely correlated with your GPA though!
     
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    inversely correlated with your GPA...... :laugh:

    nice.
     
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    a troll is just someone who posts for the sake of causing trouble
     
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    From what I understand, a troll is someone who basically acts like a jerk and or says inappropriate or stupid comments. B.U.M.P. means something like bring up my post. It's a way of bringing a thread you like up to the top of the list and making it more visable.
     
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    A troll is someone who posts just to get people upset. They often do not even believe what they say. All they want is a bunch of people geting all razzled up and posting to the "trolled" thread. To them, the goal is to get the thread flaming hot with posts.

    Trolls are hard to spot from just one thread but if you hang out in the forum enough they are easy to pick out.


    Remember the rule. Don't feed the trolls! :laugh:
     
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    Dictionary Definition...


    troll

    An electronic mail message, Usenet posting or other
    (electronic) communication which is intentionally incorrect,
    but not overtly controversial (compare flame bait), or the
    act of sending such a message. Trolling aims to elicit an
    emotional reaction from those with a hair-trigger on the reply
    key. A really subtle troll makes some people lose their
    minds.


    troll


    v.,n. 1. [From the Usenet group alt.folklore.urban] To
    utter a posting on Usenet designed to attract predictable
    responses or flames; or, the post itself. Derives from the phrase
    "trolling for newbies" which in turn comes from mainstream
    "trolling", a style of fishing in which one trails bait through a
    likely spot hoping for a bite. The well-constructed troll is a post
    that induces lots of newbies and flamers to make themselves look
    even more clueless than they already do, while subtly conveying to
    the more savvy and experienced that it is in fact a deliberate
    troll. If you don't fall for the joke, you get to be in on it. See
    also YHBT. 2. An individual who chronically trolls in sense 1;
    regularly posts specious arguments, flames or personal attacks to a
    newsgroup, discussion list, or in email for no other purpose than to
    annoy someone or disrupt a discussion. Trolls are recognizable by
    the fact that the have no real interest in learning about the topic
    at hand - they simply want to utter flame bait. Like the ugly
    creatures they are named after, they exhibit no redeeming
    characteristics, and as such, they are recognized as a lower form of
    life on the net, as in, "Oh, ignore him, he's just a troll." 3.
    [Berkeley] Computer lab monitor. A popular campus job for CS
    students. Duties include helping newbies and ensuring that lab
    policies are followed. Probably so-called because it involves
    lurking in dark cavelike corners.

    Some people claim that the troll (sense 1) is properly a narrower
    category than flame bait, that a troll is categorized by containing
    some assertion that is wrong but not overtly controversial. See
    also Troll-O-Meter.
     
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    I thought a troll was something short with warts and a funny voice?

    oh well..
     
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