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OT: Troll definition (was RE: Mission Statement)
On Tue, 3 Aug 1999 18:26:37 -0500, "Ian Bicking" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > (mostly Slashdot trollers and journalists with a desire to
>> > spread FUD)
>> Wow! some words new to me :)
> This is often caused by trolls, which are
> people who say inflamitory things that cause long and pointless
> debate over a question that was never really sincere in the first
> place, a question usually posed by someone who won't even bother
> to read the followup. I don't know why they decided to call these
> people trolls, but they are infectious in Internet culture.
It comes from fishing, where trolling is dragging a baited line behind a boat,
hoping for a fish to strike it. The analogy is fairly obvious, I think.
Doug Loss Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw
firstname.lastname@example.org those in authority off their guard and give
(570) 326-3987 you the opportunity to commit more.