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Wed 09/11/05 at 09:07
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"Lisan al-Gaib"
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Once paragraph catching my eye: -

"I have the sneaking suspicion that if I asked one and actually got them to take the question seriously, I might get an answer like "I say the things I say because you all need to lighten up." Or "I'm just telling it like it is and you all are persecuting me."

The question then being, why do trolls repeatedly (and many have a history of the same modus operandi across successive message boards) feel the need to position themselves as 'lighteners-up' or 'straight-talkers' in the face of considerable opposition? What is it about these roles that appeals, particularly, to trolls? I suspect it relates, again, to early experiences of relating to one's peers and, as you suggest, putting an ego-protective gloss on what might otherwise be regarded as social failure. More positive to tell oneself 'people are too po-faced/pretentious to handle my edgy humour/no-bulls**t approach' than 'people avoid me because I'm irritating'."

[URL]http://www.barbelith.com/topic/22769[/URL]
Fri 11/11/05 at 19:19
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"8==="
Posts: 33,481
You just did! ;)
Fri 11/11/05 at 19:18
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"youngest regular"
Posts: 813
I have'nt!
(Or have I?)
Fri 11/11/05 at 13:00
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"8==="
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Like I said, everyone on this board's 'trolled' at some-point.

At-least by the definitions in this thread anyway.
Fri 11/11/05 at 12:59
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Posts: 1,296
um, reading through this, and what i understand to be "trolling" TECHNICALLY everyone here is "trolling" against Hedfix? SO you are fighting fire with fire, if you want someone to stop "trolling" then dont do it back! hipercrites(sp?) :P
Fri 11/11/05 at 12:34
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"8==="
Posts: 33,481
Monkey_Man, you lied to me! :D
Fri 11/11/05 at 08:53
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"@RichSmedley"
Posts: 10,009
5 minutes - now that's stamina!
Fri 11/11/05 at 05:52
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"Puerile Shagging"
Posts: 15,009
Ms Thraves wrote:
> I guess I have you to thank for "making" me? *two smacks*

Nah, I think you have a 5 minute knee-trembler down a side-alley to thank for that.

;)
Thu 10/11/05 at 21:45
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"8==="
Posts: 33,481
Now THAT'S trolling Smeddy.

I was agreeing with another post and giving my reasons for doing so.
Thu 10/11/05 at 21:31
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"@RichSmedley"
Posts: 10,009
Oh god Hedfix is ranting in here now.

Snake10 - a troll is a big ugly hairy creature that lives under a bridge or a person who delierately winds up a person on a chat forum.

Hedfix is both.
Thu 10/11/05 at 21:08
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"youngest regular"
Posts: 813
I was just wondering....wtf is a troll?

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