What are trolls/is a troll thread?

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    Aug 09, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    No mockery, I do have a basic idea what it is, but I often see people use the term on threads or to posters that I see no problem with, what are the qualifications to be diagnosed a troll?
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    Aug 09, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=troll
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    Aug 09, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    Posting things that are egregiously dramatic or controversial

    Being hot and conceited

    Provoking and insulting other members

    Spamming sailor moon gifs or apocalypse videos

    Using armies of fake (sock) accounts to back up one's point

    Those are the common varieties of trolling on here.
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    Aug 09, 2012 12:15 AM GMT
    No.. i get the confusion the OP is coming from.. because i wondered too.. and i know what troll is.. but here i think there's a different meaning because 80% of the people are using the term troll differently and calling people who simply disagree with them or say something they don't like a troll. It gets passed around her liberal i'd say.

    Traditionally a troll is the guy who just comes in an disrupts a thread.. and is inflammatory in spite of the thread and the people in it. He'll come into an HIV thread and flood the thread with pictures of dying AIDS patients to get a reaction.

    On real Jock.. everyone is a troll. half the people who say it.. it's like they say it just to say it.
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    Aug 09, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    The word troll is thrown around too lightly here. A true troll is someone is does something just to get a reaction out of people. They will post something inflammatory to see what people do. Just because someone disagrees or says something nasty, it doesn't make them a troll.
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    Aug 09, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidThe word troll is thrown around too lightly here.

    +1
    The trolls here are very tame compared to what's out there.
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    Aug 09, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
    Neight said
    DudeInNOVA saidThe word troll is thrown around too lightly here.

    +1
    The trolls here are very tame compared to what's out there.


    Old-school BELLO was not tame (think death threats and shock images errwhur), and neither was old-school Reaper. Now, the trolling is watered-down and largely unfunny.
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    Aug 09, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    Firebrand said
    Neight said
    DudeInNOVA saidThe word troll is thrown around too lightly here.

    +1
    The trolls here are very tame compared to what's out there.


    Old-school BELLO was not tame (think death threats and shock images errwhur), and neither was old-school Reaper. Now, the trolling is watered-down and largely unfunny.


    +1


    Trolls

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    Aug 09, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidThe word troll is thrown around too lightly here. A true troll is someone is does something just to get a reaction out of people. They will post something inflammatory to see what people do. Just because someone disagrees or says something nasty, it doesn't make them a troll.
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    Aug 09, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    Firebrand said
    Neight said
    DudeInNOVA saidThe word troll is thrown around too lightly here.

    +1
    The trolls here are very tame compared to what's out there.


    Old-school BELLO was not tame (think death threats and shock images errwhur), and neither was old-school Reaper. Now, the trolling is watered-down and largely unfunny.


    ^ And whose fault is that? Step up your game, boy. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 09, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    Firebrand saidPosting things that are egregiously dramatic or controversial

    Being hot and conceited

    Provoking and insulting other members

    Spamming sailor moon gifs or apocalypse videos

    Using armies of fake (sock) accounts to back up one's point

    Those are the common varieties of trolling on here.


    lmao bro?!
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    Aug 09, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    showme said
    Firebrand said
    Neight said
    DudeInNOVA saidThe word troll is thrown around too lightly here.

    +1
    The trolls here are very tame compared to what's out there.


    Old-school BELLO was not tame (think death threats and shock images errwhur), and neither was old-school Reaper. Now, the trolling is watered-down and largely unfunny.


    ^ And whose fault is that? Step up your game, boy. icon_wink.gif


    You saw my post in the vigilantes thread today icon_cool.gif

    If they ban me for it, well... let's leave it at... that would be a mistake.
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    Aug 09, 2012 3:59 AM GMT
    Firebrand said
    showme said
    Firebrand said
    Neight said
    DudeInNOVA saidThe word troll is thrown around too lightly here.

    +1
    The trolls here are very tame compared to what's out there.


    Old-school BELLO was not tame (think death threats and shock images errwhur), and neither was old-school Reaper. Now, the trolling is watered-down and largely unfunny.


    ^ And whose fault is that? Step up your game, boy. icon_wink.gif


    You saw my post in the vigilantes thread today icon_cool.gif

    If they ban me for it, well... let's leave it at... that would be a mistake.


    Yeah, pretty extreme. I like the funny stuff. That I'm not so sure about, too personal for me. Then again, I'm old.
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    Aug 09, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
    Firebrand said...
    Being hot and conceited
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    I'm hot and conceited, yet noone has ever accused me of being a troll.

    Your argument is invalid.
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    Aug 09, 2012 4:11 AM GMT
    showme said
    Yeah, pretty extreme. I like the funny stuff. That I'm not so sure about, too personal for me. Then again, I'm old.


    He got very personal with one of the conservaposse with one of his sock accounts in the past. I have no problem getting on his level if that is how he wants to play.
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    Aug 09, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    http://www.realjock.com/Firebrand
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    Aug 09, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    I don't see "troll" being thrown around where it's not appropriate to some degree. Maybe I'm not looking at the right threads. icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 09, 2012 5:23 AM GMT
    unfounded7 saidI don't see "troll" being thrown around where it's not appropriate to some degree. Maybe I'm not looking at the right threads. icon_confused.gif
    Maybe you're one of the bajillion people on here that don't know how actual trolls act.
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    Aug 09, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    unfounded7 saidI don't see "troll" being thrown around where it's not appropriate to some degree. Maybe I'm not looking at the right threads. icon_confused.gif
    I wanna troll your muscles.
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    Aug 09, 2012 5:28 AM GMT
    see this op as an example (although it's kinda bad but somehow so many people buy it anyway) : http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2582845
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    Aug 09, 2012 5:32 AM GMT
    Rita saidsee this op as an example (although it's kinda bad but somehow so many people buy it anyway) : http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2582845
    The first reply in that thread is the most accurate. icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 09, 2012 5:35 AM GMT
    I view trolling as a bid for attention/ reaction, to something you post. You want a reaction.

    Some guys don't care whether or not it's positive or negative, as long as someone responds....

    To that end, I definitely troll. I troll for attention from older hairy white guys. I like when they notice me and I want to turn them on, etc.

    So yeah, I troll.
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    Aug 09, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    Daas saidI view trolling as a bid for attention/ reaction, to something you post. You want a reaction.

    Some guys don't care whether or not it's positive or negative, as long as someone responds....

    To that end, I definitely troll. I troll for attention from older hairy white guys. I like when they notice me and I want to turn them on, etc.

    So yeah, I troll.
    FAIL!

    You're supposed to say "RICH older hairy white guys."
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    Aug 09, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    Daas saidI view trolling as a bid for attention/ reaction, to something you post. You want a reaction.
    Some guys don't care whether or not it's positive or negative, as long as someone responds....
    To that end, I definitely troll. I troll for attention from older hairy white guys. I like when they notice me and I want to turn them on, etc.
    So yeah, I troll.
    No, you don't.
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    Aug 09, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
    Trolls will post anything regardless of what they actually believe in reality as long as it offends people and invokes a negative reaction. This can be as simple as calling somebody "faggot" even if they aren't homophobic to posting images of gore (people run over by trucks, a guy cutting his dick off, etc).