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View Poll Results: What makes a troll different?

All are anti-social basement dwellers 15 34.88%
They just try to grab your attention all the time 23 53.49%
Their ability to create Fedal/Goat threads 13 30.23%
They have nothing else to do/bored all the time. 21 48.84%
They like to anger non-trolls with their persistence 26 60.47%
They love what they do 14 32.56%
They troll just for the lolz 19 44.19%
They live their deepest fantasy on the internet/feel they are invulnerable 18 41.86%
All of the trolls are just gifted more from god above 13 30.23%
Trolls don't exist/They are part of your imagination 8 18.60%
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default What makes a troll a troll?

I've been wondering. The word is probably the most used here on this site along with 'mug' and 'goat'.
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Default Re: What makes a troll a troll?

usually it is biased posters who think their opinion is fact. they normally deliberately stoke up trouble by posting things they know will get a reaction.

they tend to have very skewed logic.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:46 PM   #4
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usually it is biased posters who think their opinion is fact. they normally deliberately stoke up trouble by posting things they know will get a reaction.

they tend to have very skewed logic.
Ya, like the Goat debates on GM, its like a dog chasing his tail, goes just round and round in an endless circle.
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Trolls don't exist.
They are created by limited posters who have no clue how to deal with them.
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Default Re: What makes a troll a troll?

putting your fav in giant bolded red letters in your sig makes a solid start
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It takes talent. A lot of talent.
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Default Re: What makes a troll a troll?

A good troll lurks for a long time, a bad troll goes berserk and gets banned in 10 minutes - but I guess it depends on the modus operandi.

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A troll :
- trolls just for the lolz
- is gifted from God above
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Default Re: What makes a troll a troll?

I think they love what they do whether anyone else does or not!
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Someone whose views do not coincide with your own.
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Default Re: What makes a troll a troll?

Someone who successfully gets a bad reaction out of anyone.

However, seeing as how easily the majority of the posters here get offended, everyone can be labelled as a troll by MTF standards .
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Someone whose views do not coincide with your own.
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hard to define in words but you know one when you see one
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Default Re: What makes a troll a troll?

Trollolol usually is obvious.

However, there are also some trolls that aren't as obvious, namely those who somehow seem to believe that one isn't capable to appreciate both a certain top player AND that player's rival, just as much.
This specific kind of troll will at times even troll you on other tennis forums just the same, claiming that you're a 'fake fan!', as it's the kind of troll that thinks you should BOW DOWN to whatever the 'one-and-only' fav player says & does.
And, uhm, somehow, I just don't feel capable of that, as I don't have my brains stuck in [insert whatever fav player]'s ass. Whenever one, two, or even more of favs speak out rubbish, I will call them out on that.

And even then, I still remain being a fan.
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