EvenBob
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October 5th, 2014 at 8:55:30 PM permalink
Quote: Sonuvabish

I think the average person has never heard of trolling.



I heard of it at least mid 90's. Trolling
is simple. It's making posts willfully
trying to get a reaction from someone.

It's not looking for info, or stating your
opinion, or making a smart assed remark.
You can state your case again and again
and not be trolling.

It's going on a Christian site and pretending
to be an atheist just to cause trouble. It's
always taking the opposing viewpoint just
to stir things up. It's singling out one person
and dogging them till they scream at you.
That's trolling.
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Sonuvabish
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October 5th, 2014 at 9:08:01 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I heard of it at least mid 90's. Trolling
is simple. It's making posts willfully
trying to get a reaction from someone.

It's not looking for info, or stating your
opinion, or making a smart assed remark.
You can state your case again and again
and not be trolling.

It's going on a Christian site and pretending
to be an atheist just to cause trouble. It's
always taking the opposing viewpoint just
to stir things up. It's singling out one person
and dogging them till they scream at you.
That's trolling.



Trolling Christian sites sounds incredibly fun. Let's look at the elements in your makeshift definition. "1) making posts willfully
2) trying to get a reaction from someone". Now a hypothetical post: 'Hey Bob, how are you?' Was that post willful? Yes. Am I trying to get a reaction? Yes. Simple pleasantries are trolling under the rule of what trolling is. So lets look at some 'case-law'.

1) Not looking for info. Well inquiring pleasantries are now OK. But what about..."Hello Bob" is still trolling.
2) Stating your opinion. I think you are a 'personal insult". Not trolling.
3) State your case again and again. A five year old gets on here and says "I'm awesome, you're not nananananana' over and over, not trolling.

These are some extreme examples...but I'm just trying to point out yes, I think we all grasp what trolling is. And it's vague and not subject to a strict definition in practice.
rxwine
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October 5th, 2014 at 9:55:39 PM permalink
Quote: Sonuvabish

I think we all grasp what trolling is. And it's vague and not subject to a strict definition in practice.



F*****g with the person you are communicating with as much as possible.

Maybe that's still vague, but best I can think of at the moment. (no not the literal carnal intercourse).

Trolls here can do that a lot without specifically breaking rules -- that's the problem the mods sometimes have. Not in IDing them, but in getting rid of them.

IMO.
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Sonuvabish
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October 5th, 2014 at 11:47:50 PM permalink
Quote: LondonBridge

I am new here but I was looking at the forum rules to acquaint myself. This guy named buzzard has 6 offenses like you said. According to suspension list for others, the punishment should go 3 days......7 days......14 days......1 month......2 months.......nuke.

How did this guy buzzard manage to avoid the martingale? There's another guy I think his name is DMSCR who also avoids punishment.



Cuz I am obviously completely and absurdly wrong and he hasn't historically evaded penalization...wait a second!
Deucekies
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October 5th, 2014 at 11:52:09 PM permalink
Quote: LondonBridge

I am new here but I was looking at the forum rules to acquaint myself. This guy named buzzard has 6 offenses like you said. According to suspension list for others, the punishment should go 3 days......7 days......14 days......1 month......2 months.......nuke.

How did this guy buzzard manage to avoid the martingale? There's another guy I think his name is DMSCR who also avoids punishment.


Hmmm. This post sure looks familiar.
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Sonuvabish
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October 6th, 2014 at 12:02:51 AM permalink
Welcome back B9...or egalite?

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