Definition of a troll....

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  1. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Wait!
    Do you mean the voices that tell you where the sharp knives are or the ones that remind you that everyone's watching you (and hates you)?
     
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  3. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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  5. Michael 345 Bali tonight Valued Senior Member

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    No that can not be right

    Politicians don't talk shit

    ????? Hang on ???? Malcolm is that you?

    Which house of Parliament did say you were in?

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  7. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, noes!

    You didn't even address the OP but tried to curry favor with another poster.

    But you have me on ignore anyway.
     
  8. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Hopefully not! Definitely a win-win if that's the case.
     
  9. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    Don't know - but a cheap two bit troll might.
     
  10. amber Registered Member

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    Sharp knives? Voices?
    If a politician was making an investigative report on science forums, do you not think they might talk some shit to establish what sort of reaction from the regulars occurs?
     
  11. Michael 345 Bali tonight Valued Senior Member

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    Problem

    How are we to distinguish between the shit politicians normally talk and shit being used to flush out a troll?

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  12. amber Registered Member

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    Good point and one I could not answer ....
     
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  13. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Also a troll with an anti-science agenda, or a crank "theory" axe to grind, might positively seek out the people and ideas he hates, in order to annoy them. Where better than a science forum?
     
  14. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    True, but also what better people to grind the troll to dust than on a science forum and administered the final punishment and humiliation of being relegated to the trash can or worse, being banned. .
     
  15. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Personal experience?

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  16. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    So far I have avoided the thrash can, but then my intentions are of "good will" and I think you will admit that, even as layman, on occasion I have actually contributed to the conversation. (361 likes)

    I like SciForums and respect the members and mods for being patient with me, allowing me to present my perspective on an issue (right or wrong) and defend it, but always within the rules
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  17. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    W4U is not a troll.
    He is creative, lateral and against the mainstream - he's just not a d*ck about it.

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  18. Michael 345 Bali tonight Valued Senior Member

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    What's W4U not being a duck got to do with anything?

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  19. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Just don't riffle my feathers......

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  20. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    When I was a young man
    Back in the 1960s
    We used to make our own amusements then
    Knocking on the neighbours' doors and running away

    Was that typical trollish behaviour?

    We also used to throw pebbles on the rooves of chapels during gatherings....
     
  21. amber Registered Member

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    That was boredom ....
     
  22. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Wow!

    R U really from the 60's? I thought you would have been extinct. Can I touch you? I feel so much like an archeologist at this point.

    Maybe I'm just trolling - my cat made me do it.
     
  23. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Not extinct, exstant (unlike my cats).
     

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