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boates
02-12-2008, 15:35
Reading rules I came upon "no trolling". Where I live this means dropping a fishing line off the back of the boat while in motion (the boat!). That can't be it, is it?:smiley29:

NitroWill
02-12-2008, 15:41
From wiki


An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial and usually irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, with the intention of baiting other users into an emotional response[1] or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.[2]

They tend to reside on ScubaBoard - not many if any here ;)

BobbyWombat
02-12-2008, 15:42
from Wikipedia:
Troll (Internet) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll)

"An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_slang), is someone who posts controversial and usually irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_forum), with the intention of baiting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiting_%28Internet%29) other users into an emotional response[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll#_note-0) or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll#_note-1)"

BobbyWombat
02-12-2008, 15:43
By the way:

I think kicking puppies is a great way to get exercise.

A little off topic, I know, but I just thought I'd share.

-BW

hoobascooba
02-12-2008, 15:47
"...everybody must get stoned!" - Bob Dylan

Foo2
02-12-2008, 16:17
By the way:

I think kicking puppies is a great way to get exercise.

A little off topic, I know, but I just thought I'd share.

-BW

BobbyWombat you crack me up!:smilie39:

boates
02-12-2008, 16:53
from Wikipedia:
Troll (Internet) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll)

"An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_slang), is someone who posts controversial and usually irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_forum), with the intention of baiting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiting_%28Internet%29) other users into an emotional response[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll#_note-0) or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll#_note-1)"

Thank you, B

KGNickl
02-12-2008, 18:01
When you got trolls there's only one solution, lock them up or lock them out. :smiley_troll:

DZorn00
02-13-2008, 11:55
Thats what those things were in Labrynth! isn't it?

KGNickl
02-13-2008, 13:57
Thats what those things were in Labrynth! isn't it?
I believe that is correct. David Bowie made that movie!

mitchy
02-13-2008, 14:55
Trolling before the Internet had a whole other meaning, and often required about 10 days antibiotics to clear up any problems associated with it!:smiley30:

pyre24
02-20-2008, 13:58
I found this about trolling also.
Like prank calls, baiting is illegal in most jurisdictions as it is a form of targeted abuse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abuse) or harassment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harassment). On IRC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_relay_chat) or instant messaging (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_messaging) this can take the form of a denial of service (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack) attack and is frequently coupled with otherwise illegal practices such a flooding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack) or ping bombing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack). For example a baiter may join an IRC chat channel dedicated to gay rights. By baiting the chatters or ops, the baiter dominates the venue creating a hostile environment for the other users of the IRC service. by concentrating on certain groups the baiter focuses his or her hostility in order to harass members of that group. When members of this community attempt to regain control of the venue the baiter will sometimes resort to DoS attacks in order to escalate the issue. Frequently chat logs are then typically posted on the world wide web (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_wide_web) in order to humiliate specific members of the community.
[Scuba Gear and Scuba Diving Equipment - Discount dive gear (Cheap online!) (http://edit)] Baiters

Baiters can be extremely friendly posters, attempting to increase activity on a forum or gain attention for themselves. Alternatively they may be unfriendly, closer to Trolls (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll), and trying to shut forums down or scare people away.
Most 'professional' Baiters do it for attention and consider Baiting either a game or a skill.

[Scuba Gear and Scuba Diving Equipment - Discount dive gear (Cheap online!) (http://edit)] Internet Baiting

On the Scuba Gear and Scuba Diving Equipment - Discount dive gear (Cheap online!) (http://Internet), baiting is similar to trolling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll), in that baiters, like trolls, try to elicit a response (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Response) from other users. The difference is that the response is supposed to be embarrassing to the user in question, and humorous to others. Baiters frequently concentrate on unpopular groups (in that forum), such as pedophiles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedophilia), fraudsters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraud) (often 419 fraudsters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance_fee_fraud)), religious fundamentalists (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_fundamentalist), or homosexuals (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual). What the baiter says does not need to make sense, it is often simply written to baffle the baitee, and to produce an interesting result. In that respect, baiting is similar to telephone prank calls (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prank_calls), but often much more elaborate.
On Internet forums (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_forum), baiting is sometimes used in attempts to empty forums or reduce a forum's usage. This type of baiting is usually done to make the atmosphere of a forum appear unpleasant or to make forum owners, moderators and long-time users look foolish. A person using this kind of baiting may post comments to elicit rude responses from prominent members of a forum, thus making the responding member or members appear as trolls or flamers to bystanders. As a result, forum users in general may become disgusted and leave the forum.

[Scuba Gear and Scuba Diving Equipment - Discount dive gear (Cheap online!) (http://edit)] Scam baiting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scam_baiting)

So called scam baiting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scam_baiting) has become popular in the last few years, with several thousand people taking part, attempting to either put a stop to advance fee scams, or at least having fun at the scammer's expense. This has given rise to several websites filled with transcripts, funny pictures and other trophies. Welcome to the 419 Eater (http://419eater.com) is one of the largest and best known of these sites.

[Scuba Gear and Scuba Diving Equipment - Discount dive gear (Cheap online!) (http://edit)] Response

Some of these pranks have grown into Internet phenomena. For example, Richard "Lowtax" Kyanka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Kyanka) from the popular website Something Awful (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Something_Awful) engaged in a long ICQ session where he talked to a gullible user about "space robots" who supposedly "protected" humans from the "Terrible Secret of Space (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrible_Secret_of_Space)" by pushing them down stairs, later posting the transcript under the title Space Robot Bonanza!.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiting_%28Internet%29#_note-0) This was later turned into a song by The Laziest Men on Mars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Laziest_Men_on_Mars), with lyrics such as:
We are the space robots We are here to protect you We are here to protect you From the terrible secret of space The song, in turn, was adapted into a flash video.
Baiters are sometimes long time residents of a comment posting arena. They see a newbie visit, and toss a question or comment at some remark the newbie posted. It may be hostile, challenging, aggressive, just to see what the newbie is made of, if he or she has conviction, or knows the subject well.
Thus, baiting can be a sort of "hazing" or humiliation prior to initiation into a posting "club."
I didnt know all that. I just fried my brain for the day.:smiley11:

Sparkyvett
04-16-2008, 12:19
By the way:

I think kicking puppies is a great way to get exercise.

A little off topic, I know, but I just thought I'd share.

-BW

Thanks I just spit coffee on my computer!:smilie39:

Scotttyd
05-24-2008, 08:04
why would anyone want to troll, BTW if you buy from an online dealer you will die