Trolls

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
How should I interpret troll as it is used here at AI?

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  • Reply 1 of 17
    <a href="http://www.winternet.com/~mikelr/flame29.html"; target="_blank">Troller</a> [quote]Troller is looking for a response...ANY response, and he will chum the waters with complaints, insults, compliments, and inflammatory tidbits hoping that someone...ANYONE, will take the bait. Generally quite harmless - practices a form of catch and release. Nonetheless, he can upset the delicate ecology of a discussion forum. Once a forum becomes aware of his presence, however, all feeding activity ceases and Troller must move on to more promising waters.<hr></blockquote>
  • Reply 2 of 17
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    [quote]Once a forum becomes aware of his presence, however, all feeding activity ceases and Troller must move on to more promising waters.<hr></blockquote>



    This may be true of your garden variety Troll, but AI is famous for attracting a particularly hearty breed. I believe Brad calls these "Super Trolls". These mutant Trolls thrive on the attention their behaviour brings them. In fact, at last count we had well over a dozen of them living in AI waters. VERY difficult to get rid of.
  • Reply 3 of 17
    murbot is right. In fact, we've also accidentally created a bit of a breeding grounds for trolls in the form of the Fireside Chat forum. Fortunately, they're easy to avoid if you just steer clear of FC altogether.
  • Reply 4 of 17
    haraldharald Posts: 2,152member
    [quote]Originally posted by iMud:

    <strong>How should I interpret troll as it is used here at AI?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    iMud, you must be one of the greenest new-bots I've ever come across.



    Knows how to post, but doesn't know what a "troll" is.



    Heard of "google?"



    <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
  • Reply 5 of 17
    imudimud Posts: 140member
    Yea I use google, I just really haven't used any boards before. I just thought all boards were lame till I ran across this place. Most boards are like the stuff in FC or worse.
  • Reply 6 of 17
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Trolls? Where? I'll be under my brigde if you need me. (or in trawler if I have the correct etymology)
  • Reply 7 of 17
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    no, i think under a bridge is just fine for you matsu.....
  • Reply 8 of 17
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    ah gelding... <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> go back to your doghouse



    [ 10-28-2002: Message edited by: Defiant ]</p>
  • Reply 9 of 17
    [quote]This may be true of your garden variety Troll, but AI is famous for attracting a particularly hearty breed. I believe Brad calls these "Super Trolls". These mutant Trolls thrive on the attention their behaviour brings them. In fact, at last count we had well over a dozen of them living in AI waters. VERY difficult to get rid of.<hr></blockquote>



    Names please.
  • Reply 10 of 17
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    [quote]Originally posted by Rick1138:

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    Names please.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    You can always dream ...

    There is no official list of trolls in AI. there is just a list of member and a list of disactivated login name.
  • Reply 11 of 17
    [quote]Originally posted by Powerdoc:

    <strong>There is no official list of trolls in AI.</strong><hr></blockquote>Well, there may not be an "official" list, but I know that I and one or two others keep a mental list of the repeat offenders.
  • Reply 12 of 17
    What happened to Scott_h and Scott_h_phd?I noticed that he is a non-person now.
  • Reply 13 of 17
    jimmacjimmac Posts: 11,898member
    Trolls here on AI? Say it isn't so.



    On another note I think it's great that the main page is posting info again.



    [ 10-29-2002: Message edited by: jimmac ]</p>
  • Reply 14 of 17
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    [quote]Originally posted by Rick1138:

    <strong>What happened to Scott_h and Scott_h_phd?I noticed that he is a non-person now.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Now it's simply Scott.
  • Reply 15 of 17
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    [quote]Originally posted by Rick1138:

    <strong>What happened to Scott_h and Scott_h_phd?I noticed that he is a non-person now.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    That's an insult, sir.
  • Reply 16 of 17
    Ah so it is one and the same
  • Reply 17 of 17
    [quote]That's an insult, sir. <hr></blockquote>



    Meant in no such way-I was referring to non-person as in unregistered,I was reading an old thread and scott_h_phd was listed as unregisterd.Much in the way that dissedents in the old Soviet system were referred to as non-persons.
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