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Good definition of trolling

19 10 12 - 21:48

Essentially, introducing opinion without explanation and translation of context.


Context matters, but it's not the only thing. Substance counts too. Although we are each taught in kindergarten that we are unique snowflakes, the reality is that on a site with 8 million readers, what you personally think probably doesn't really matter to many people… not unless you can explain why, and what's relevant about your opinion. Popping into a thread about a new Android phone and saying "I will never buy one of these Android phones" is going to get voted down, because this has nothing of merit to it at all. No one cares whether or not you're going to buy an Android phone. The only way such a post is going to survive down votes is if it adds some meaningful substance to the discussion, and that takes more work than just dropping some rage or haterism on a thread.

In all honesty, we continue to look for examples of collapsed posts that were expressing meaningful opinions or arguments without engaging in otherwise trollish behavior. - Arse Technica


This mainly savages nu-trolling, which is just being offensive in bulk, e.g. posting 2000 gay porn photo albums to a board. It's more like vandalism.

Old school trolling meant going into a place with some tempting bait, hooking in the suckers, and then forcing them to in their own words reveal the contradictions in their own thinking.

Not so easy.

two comments

Dude Jr
the "naive" troll is the best troll Dude Jr - 21-10-’12 08:09
gw2 gold
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