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What does it mean to be identified as a "Troll" in Fluther?

Asked by spresto (898points) May 6th, 2009
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J0E's avatar

It means you are probably doing something you shouldn’t be.

cwilbur's avatar

It means you’re asking questions and making responses with the goal of getting people agitated rather than with the goal of having interesting discussions.

Master's avatar

It could also mean you’re standing up for your beliefs and rights.

Lightlyseared's avatar

The same as is does if your are identified as a troll in any internet community, ie posting controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages with the intent of pissing people off.

edited for grammar

cookieman's avatar

From the Urban Dictionary:
1. One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.

2. One who purposely and deliberately (that purpose usually being self-amusement) starts an argument in a manner which attacks others on a forum without in any way listening to the arguments proposed by his or her peers. He will spark of such an argument via the use of ad hominem attacks (i.e. ‘you’re nothing but a fanboy’ is a popular phrase) with no substance or relevence to back them up as well as straw man arguments, which he uses to simply avoid addressing the essence of the issue.

From cprevite
1. One who is an assholean.

jrpowell's avatar

It is intent.. Lets take a simple statement.

“Obama is a socialist.”

You could actually believe that—Not a troll

You don’t believe that and just want to piss people off and want to see their reaction—Troll

spresto's avatar

Just because you don’t like what you see, does not give you the right to judge.

syz's avatar

@spresto Oh, I can judge anytime. It’s human nature.

wundayatta's avatar

@spresto—you’re right. However, if someone keeps on making assertion after assertion with absolutely no evidence to back those assertions up, then they really aren’t a serious person. That means they are just trying to rile others up. Now, to some extent, I hold people responsible for letting themselves be riled up. I’ve experienced this over and over with Crusader, so I know that he’ll say anything to make a point, but it’s just because he has a particular point of view and has no interest in letting the facts get in the way of his opinions.

If I fall into his trap, I have only myself to blame. I might let myself give one or two answers, but then I walk away. I know he isn’t listening, so what’s the point of talking? That’s troll-like behavior. However, I don’t believe he should have his posts deleted or be banned from the site. I think that anyone can “vote with their feet” if they want to. It is not necessary to have the last word.

As an individual, I get to judge for myself. Not for anyone else. Mods can judge for the entire site. I think if enough individuals make the same judgment, the person being judged will get a message. They may not react to it, but they will get it.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Anyone trying to begin their time on here with a “flame war”.

So far, this is the only side of you, you’ve shown us!

gailcalled's avatar

@spresto; Daloon’s is better and he was here first. ^^^

Dog's avatar

I addition to posting for the intent to cause controversy sometimes trolls also post with the intent to amuse on another web site.

@gailcalled I agree Dallon’s posterior is much nicer and has the added benefit of being a good world reference.

gailcalled's avatar

@Dog: It is multipurpose, of course. Now where was The United Arab Emirate?

SpatzieLover's avatar

@spresto It is to the point now, that when you post a question I imagine you in your parents basement on your ‘puter drooling away.

loser's avatar

It means that you have very bright spazzy hair and little to no clothing.

spresto's avatar

Personally I don’t understand why you all are having such an issue with me. Just ignore me if I bother you that much.

spresto's avatar

Really what is the problem. I see sarcastic remarks all the time. The second I put one down I am obviously a menace to the site. Maybe if you tried talking to me and getting to know me before you can pass any judgement. By the way up to this point you are all wrong mind you. Not even close. Especially you @SpatzieLover

I am not a fan of being ganged up on. Finally, the more you do it the worse I will get. Try being nice to me and respect my thoughts no matter how sarcastic they may be and you might be surprised.

Really…who would like to be first?

spresto's avatar

Come on smiles all around. : D

Mine has teeth.

dynamicduo's avatar

Nevermind, not worth my time.

spresto's avatar

Hey thats great @dynamicduo. You almost got it right. But next time don’t message at all.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@spresto You asked the collective what a troll is and why we think we’re better than you. Maybe you need some counseling. You’re getting answers (though we should ignore you), NOT getting “ganged” up on.

Check yourself, NOT “us”!

spresto's avatar

Ah. Perhaps. But this issue is only with you. So I am not to worried.

dynamicduo's avatar

Don’t tell me what to do on this site. Don’t ever. You simply have no right.

You are a troll because you are posting things to get a rile out of people! Look at you! Come on! You’re ridiculous.

spresto's avatar

Yeah. But your the one bent out of shape about a site.

spresto's avatar

Oh, I thought I was not worth your time?

spresto's avatar

Really, I am honored.

spresto's avatar

Hows that big job comin?

wundayatta's avatar

@spresto—What happened to get everyone so riled up at you? I obviously have missed it.

Dog's avatar

I simply anwered the question. I did not direct it at anyone. Though I never miss an opportunity to make a nice comment on your posterior Daloon :)

cookieman's avatar

I too simply answered the question.

I actually have no idea what you’re talking about @spresto – “ganged up on”?!?

In fact, I never even noticed who you were until this thread.

spresto's avatar

@daloon I don’t care if the fluther gets riled up or not. I just want them to keep their personal opinions about me out of the conversation. Who cares if I write something crude.

@cprevite a valid point. However, if the fluther did not understand the question or took offense to it…why comment? You could have easily ignored it. But obviously some folks do have an issue with me. So I created the string so they could get it out of their system. I personally wish them the best, but they don’t know me and are fools for getting so keyboard tappy over a website.

@squirbel What up, dude?

squirbel's avatar

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

That’s what this thread is. Please, put the horse to death. It’s screaming.

spresto's avatar

I love killing horses. The make good glue.

squirbel's avatar

Not much, I just think this thread is like a dog chasing its tail.

spresto's avatar

Yeah a little. sorry to drag you in, but Im nearly done. Really despite what you read I am a nice guy.

squirbel's avatar

I know, I think I know who you are. * wink *

less trouble please?!

spresto's avatar

ah. good stuff. Then I have nothing to worry about. lol.

spresto's avatar

Anywho, I have much to do. Life is busy for a troll. So I must gracefully bow out of this thread and find another to troll around in. See you soon.

tinyfaery's avatar

You know, I’m not really sure. TaoSan once called me a troll, but I don’t know why. At the time I had around 9000 lurve, and I am known for saying what I think. I must admit that at times I say off-handed comments to people I know will be irritated by it. But it’s usually very subtle, and I only do it to certain people—people who I don’t like.

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