View Full Version : Whats the meaning of the TROLL thing

08-10-2003, 04:36 AM

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08-10-2003, 04:36 AM

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08-10-2003, 05:03 AM
troll ( P )
v. trolled, trollā·ing, trolls
v. tr.

syn. Whiner, trash talker, RBJ.

Trolling as in fishing or casting a net by starting a forum thread with the goal of inciting other forum members into an argument using inflammatory comments or misinformation.

He started a troll thread about how the P-47 sucked, and it quickly ballooned into 500 pointless replies.

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Message Edited on 08/09/0310:09PM by StG77_Fennec

08-10-2003, 06:05 AM
Fennec snagged it right on target there I'd say!


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08-10-2003, 06:28 AM
fjuff79 wrote:
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Are you for real? Or are you purposly acting like an A$$?

If WAR was not the ANSWER.. Than what the H was your QUESTION?


08-10-2003, 07:28 AM
i'm pretty sure it's a safe bet not to "assume" that people are purposely posting things to P.O. people on this forum... i'd suggest posting something relevant / constructive next time.

08-10-2003, 08:15 AM
A troll: A creature in D&D that can only be destroyed by fire. Once it appears, flames follow.

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As real as you want it to be.

08-10-2003, 08:50 AM
The not-internet meanings:

Trolling is fishing by dragging a net or hook behind a moving boat.

A Troll is a creature known in Norse tales, there are many forms big and small though none are good news for people. In the Billygoats Gruff story the Troll lived under a bridge and would eat those who crossed.

On internet forums sometimes you see messages just begging for hot replies and/or attention, like a hook and bait dragged through the water to attract and catch a nice, unsuspecting fish. People who do that on purpose are trolling and they are also Trolls hiding under the bridge to attack those who would cross.

The questions is who are the trolls in this thread? Does the hunter in turn become the hunted? ;^)


08-10-2003, 09:12 AM
WWMaxGunz wrote:
- The not-internet meanings:
- Trolling is fishing by dragging a net or hook behind
- a moving boat.

Trawling /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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08-10-2003, 10:11 AM
hobnail wrote:
- WWMaxGunz wrote:
-- The not-internet meanings:
-- Trolling is fishing by dragging a net or hook behind
-- a moving boat.
- Trawling

Yes, trawling is like that but on a larger scale.

It is also trolling but then it is mainly for sport.
Honest. You troll in a boat at low speed and as quietly as possible so not to disturb the fish from feeding, at least in freshwater ponds and lakes. There are even small, quiet, electric boat motors just for this.

go here:


and search for the word troll then see all the links.

And I'm not totally sure about the net part, to be honest, I've only trolled with rod and tackle. I preferred dry-fly fishing more anyway.

There was something I read once where the Troll is saying something like "You cross the bridge, you gotta pay the Troll -- it's a Troll Bridge."


08-10-2003, 10:36 AM
Thanks for the explanation guys but wrong forum.

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