Levels of Trolling

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    Nov 20, 2013 5:33 PM GMT

    Whatever you do, Be-aware! Don't fall into their traps!
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    Nov 20, 2013 8:37 PM GMT
    In the early days, trolling wasn't meant to be funny. Trolling was pretty much how you instigate flame wars. But over the years, the definition changed and now "trolling" is an excuse to say/do stupid shit for juvenile laughs.
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    Nov 20, 2013 9:01 PM GMT
    xrichx saidIn the early days, trolling wasn't meant to be funny. Trolling was pretty much how you instigate flame wars. But over the years, the definition changed and now "trolling" is an excuse to say/do stupid shit for juvenile laughs.

    And who remembers when a troll was some old man? It was a gay-specific term. You're at a bar and you say to your friend, "Eww, that old troll is checking me out!"
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    Nov 20, 2013 9:16 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    And who remembers when a troll was some old man? It was a gay-specific term. You're at a bar and you say to your friend, "Eww, that old troll is checking me out!"
    Yeah, that comes up once in a while here. I wonder how today's gay youngsters stumbled upon usage of that word, particularly since they grew up with internet culture.
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    Nov 20, 2013 9:32 PM GMT
    thebearerofbadnews said
    xrichx said
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    And who remembers when a troll was some old man? It was a gay-specific term. You're at a bar and you say to your friend, "Eww, that old troll is checking me out!"
    Yeah, that comes up once in a while here. I wonder how today's gay youngsters stumbled upon usage of that word, particularly since they grew up with internet culture.


    huh??? trolling is a general internet term. not just something used on gay web forums. maybe i'm misreading what you're saying.
    Lumpy was referring to the usage of the word before the internet.

    And I was questioning how some of today's younger gays associate troll = old gay man. Because they should be only associate it as an internet term.
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    Nov 20, 2013 9:44 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    thebearerofbadnews said
    xrichx said
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    And who remembers when a troll was some old man? It was a gay-specific term. You're at a bar and you say to your friend, "Eww, that old troll is checking me out!"
    Yeah, that comes up once in a while here. I wonder how today's gay youngsters stumbled upon usage of that word, particularly since they grew up with internet culture.


    huh??? trolling is a general internet term. not just something used on gay web forums. maybe i'm misreading what you're saying.
    Lumpy was referring to the usage of the word before the internet.

    And I was questioning how some of today's younger gays associate troll = old gay man. Because they should be only associate it as an internet term.

    For me the original troll is from the fairy tale about the troll under the bridge and the 3 goats crossing the bridge. Maybe they're making that connection.
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    Nov 20, 2013 11:43 PM GMT
    In first grade, I played a troll when we did a children's version of "Peer Gynt."
    My line was
    "A tail! He must have a tail!"
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    Nov 21, 2013 1:20 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    xrichx saidIn the early days, trolling wasn't meant to be funny. Trolling was pretty much how you instigate flame wars. But over the years, the definition changed and now "trolling" is an excuse to say/do stupid shit for juvenile laughs.

    And who remembers when a troll was some old man? It was a gay-specific term. You're at a bar and you say to your friend, "Eww, that old troll is checking me out!"




    I'm gonna let this one fly cos it was too easy.