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I've been seeing (of course not on this board) some, well lets just say some not very nice posts. Some of these people that had been posting these things I would consider a “troll” and just wanted to get some (or all if you feel like it) of you guys and gals explanations of what you think makes up a internet, or post troll.
 

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I always thought of a troll as someone who just lurked and didn't post or contribute to a chat. Some boards i have posted on before had their share of "flamers". Those who just posted to insult or try to start a argument over something. so far this is the best "behaved" board i've ever posted on
 

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"Flamer" somebody calling me??

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. http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=troll
 

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So, a troll is different from a post whore? What about a post whore who doesn't know what he/she is talking about? I work with a guy, who from the above description is definately a troll, likes to 'lurk' in christian chatrooms. Lastly, do we have a comprehensive description of a post whore? 8)
 

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XRiderChuck said:
So, a troll is different from a post whore? What about a post whore who doesn't know what he/she is talking about? I work with a guy, who from the above description is definately a troll, likes to 'lurk' in christian chatrooms. Lastly, do we have a comprehensive description of a post whore? 8)
Yup, A retired hooker.
 

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silvervtx04s said:
XRiderChuck said:
....do we have a comprehensive description of a post whore? 8)
Yup, A retired hooker.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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