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  1. Waflix
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    I've heard the word "trolling" or "troll" on this Forum a lot, but since this is the first Forum where I am really active, I don't know what trolling is. Could someone explain it to me? Because I don't want to troll accidentally.
     
  2. Raika

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    uguu
  3. Wizerzak

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    and this topic is wat you call 'trollbait'
     
  4. Waflix
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    I don't think I was accidentally a Troll. [​IMG]
    Thank you for explaining it to me, Raika.

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    And... why then?
     
  5. xist

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    Because any admission of ignorance on an online board will inevitably encourage the lowest common denominator to turn up and be as abusive as they can be whilst remaining hidden behind a shield of pretence to try and dodge a moderation.
     
  6. Wizerzak

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    couldn't have put it better myself
     
  7. AlanJohn

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    Whats trolling?
    Look at my posts to see 100% real hard-core trolling.
     
  8. Narayan

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    aye... my head hurts...
     
  9. Rydian

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    People like alanjohnj and sop don't actually troll, they just joke about it.

    Real trolling tends to get removed, or it gets a thread locked if too many people reply.
     
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    inside a post-apocalyptic world.
    Hahaha! Yeah, you're right. [​IMG]
     
  11. Sterling

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    Trolling is when someone posts, or says something to get the absolute worst responses. Whether it is the most controversial stance of a subject, ignorance, personal attacks, or just plain stupidity. The statements and stuff are all made purposely and with no intention of furthering the discussion. Kinda like topics about religion, politics, or [un]important topics currently discussed elsewhere. Trolling however should never be thrown around between two people with differing opinions, because generally the troll is only trying to derail everyone and [almost] never one person.
     
  12. Waflix
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    So trolling is, for example, when you open a topic about gay marriage and let people discuss it, but without ever reacting yourself?
     
  13. Sterling

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    Precisely. Which is why it is now closed.
     
  14. Rydian

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    No, that's normal forum stuff.

    The trolling version would be making a thread titled "GAYS CAN BURN IN HELL" with a first post consisting of nothing but more insults. That's a thread specifically designed to incite anger.

    Just because somebody's talking about something you don't want to talk about doesn't mean it's trolling.
     
  15. Shinigami357

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    Y'know, if you were here when a certain temper [Let's hide him under the name Naruto Freak] was not yet banned, you'd know what a troLL is, fer sure...
     
  16. Sausage Head

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    alanjohn check ur pm
    trolling=moosh
     
  17. Quietlyawesome94

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    Has anyone made a tutorial on trolling yet? I'll have to go look. [​IMG]
     
  18. Narayan

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    i wish i'd known what happened. my curiosity says i gotta know.
     
  19. Vulpes Abnocto

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    Urm, don't bother with a trolling tutorial.
    It'll just be deleted.
     
  20. Shinigami357

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    There's one on becoming a bLack-beLt troLL right here in the EOF...


    @Narayan

    Suffice to say he was given as many chances to change [or at Least tone it down]. Then one day, on a heated discussion thread, Dave [IIRC] sent him packing back to troLLopoLis... I think he [Dave] said something akin to "Since Naruto Freak contributes nothing of vaLue to this forum, he is now banned. I win!"