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# 1 : Wednesday 27-6-2007 @ 19:05
 
 
Trolling the most common and frequent problem for any online discussion forum.Gaire is one of any forum that has suffered from this and will continue to do so.Many variations of trolls exist.Take a harmless troll and an abusive troll.Let's compare the two to each other.Does the harmless troll you just ask stupid questions have the same effect on other users compared to the abusive troll who is malicious and nasty.
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# 2 : Wednesday 27-6-2007 @ 19:30
 
 
I don't know. People shouldn't get too uptight about a few jibes or a strongly worded opinion posted online. However, there's a few posters who are utterly vile people in reality and should come with a government health warning. These would concern me far more than the odd bit of banter getting out of hand.
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# 3 : Wednesday 27-6-2007 @ 19:44
 
 
love the disclaimer!
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# 4 : Wednesday 27-6-2007 @ 19:48
 
 
You can't be too careful.
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# 5 : Wednesday 27-6-2007 @ 19:52
 
 
I reckon it's quite obvious not just to yourself, but to the others present on the boards at the time, if you are being trolled. Its great to have your opinion challenged, that's what is great about on here, but if all of a sudden the same person is questioning every thing you post, and not just in the same thread.
In the same thread it can be understandable because some folk are just never going to see eye to eye on some subjects. But, when everything you say in nearly all your posts is called into question by the same poster.... smacks of trolling to me anyway.
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# 6 : Wednesday 27-6-2007 @ 19:56
 
 
Someone said :
But, when everything you say in nearly all your posts is called into question by the same poster.... smacks of trolling to me anyway.

Either that, or the person who feels they are being trolled are just consistant in the mistakes they make, or in the flaws of their reflections.
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# 7 : Wednesday 6-5-2009 @ 16:04
 
 
Someone said :
But, when everything you say in nearly all your posts is called into question by the same poster.... smacks of trolling to me anyway.

I have several members who regularly troll my posts.
I take it as a compliment.
People normally troll those who they envy. They would hate to admit that to themselves but its really obvious to everybody else.
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# 8 : Wednesday 6-5-2009 @ 16:06
 
 
Someone said :
Trolling the most common and frequent problem for any online discussion forum.Gaire is one of any forum that has suffered from this and will continue to do so.Many variations of trolls exist.Take a harmless troll and an abusive troll.Let's compare the two to each other.Does the harmless troll you just ask stupid questions have the same effect on other users compared to the abusive troll who is malicious and nasty.

The good thing about trolls is that the starve to death if ignored.The misanthropic and nasty variety of trolls irritate me the most but it's pretty easy to make them feel stupid and shut them up.
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# 9 : Wednesday 6-5-2009 @ 16:09
 
 
Someone said :
I have several members who regularly troll my posts.
I take it as a compliment.
People normally troll those who they envy. They would hate to admit that to themselves but its really obvious to everybody else.

alanis morissette wrote a song about irony, although she got a little mixed up between bad luck and irony, you sir have it down perfectly
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# 10 : Wednesday 6-5-2009 @ 16:09
 
 
whats trolling?
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# 11 : Wednesday 6-5-2009 @ 16:10
 
 
Someone said :
whats trolling?

picking on people online to get a rise out of them.

Usually a troll's ultimate aim is the get threads locked by causing them to descend into chaos.
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# 12 : Wednesday 6-5-2009 @ 16:11
 
 
ah ic... thankyou for your precise explanation your worshipfullness
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# 13 : Wednesday 6-5-2009 @ 16:12
 
 
Someone said :
whats trolling?

following someone around the boards and basically being an arsehole..
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# 14 : Wednesday 6-5-2009 @ 16:13
 
 
Someone said :
whats trolling?

It is also a tactic used online to 'avenge' friends they believe were wronged.
It can be quite organised and tactical but is almost always doomed to failure.

It is widespread on internet forums and I have witnessed it on many different types of board.
It is nothing more than a tiresome irritant and can be easily ignored.

If you ever feel you are being trolled Sligoguy, just mail a mod and they will slap them on the wrist.
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# 15 : Wednesday 6-5-2009 @ 16:18
 
 
Someone said :

It is also a tactic used online to 'avenge' friends they believe were wronged.
It can be quite organised and tactical but is almost always doomed to failure.

I've seen this in action on plenty of forums whereby the innocent party gets banned due to social pressure on the forums....it can get really nasty very quickly. You need to have completely objective admin to sort it out.
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