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Topic: A Guid on Trolling [Engels, want heb hem op internet gevonden]

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What Trolling is in a Nutshell

Trolling is intentionally and persistently posts inflammatory messages about sensitive topics to bait users into responding or provoke a confrontation. (Source: Yahoo!)

Origins

Many people have put forward various different possible origins of the term “trolling”. The most widely accepted one is that it started in the late 80s/early 90s on alt.folklore.urban where it meant reposting questions and topics that had been repeatedly overdone. In this sense, it was a harmless way of “baiting” new users into replying and making arses of themselves. Trolling here coming from the fishing technique where you bait one or more lines and slowly reel the fish in if they bite.

What Trolling is Not

Over the years, cases of amateur failtrolls and users on the losing side of an argument have created a misconception about what trolling really is. Some interwebs users have found the internet an excellent place to get on their soapbox and spout unsolicited opinions, which is the major cause of arguing on the internet. Trolling both sides, though entertaining, is a very easy form of trolling and thus is often used by newer, inexperienced trolls. As it’s become commonplace, it’s also become a common excuse for a user who loses an internet argument. To say that they never intended to win the argument the entire time is a justification for their inadequate argument skills.

Since then, the definition of trolling (through eliciting an argument) has devolved into anyone trying to elicit an argument altogether. Though this technically fits the definition of the troll, the intention behind arguing is what makes the difference. Remember: to be considered a troll, the user must have had the intention of trolling from the beginning. If there isn’t some subtle hint of the intention to troll during the argument, the user is either a failtroll or a fail arguer.

Additionally, as stated before, many interwebs users only choose to argue as an excuse to spout their unwanted opinions. By failing, the troll has given that user an excellent excuse to do so; causing the troll to backfire and thus troll himself.

How to Identify a Troll

Despite the small size of each of them,trolls pose a great threat to mankind and all the internets by possessing incredibly high numbers

Most people who identify as a troll are, unsurprisingly, 12 year old kids with nothing of value to contribute, people angered by a ban, or users upset that no one pays attention to them. As expected, the only harm they do is make themselves look like butthurt idiots. Typically their posts are overly abusive, conspicuous and badly written. The topics are generally well known to be abused by Trolls and the poster would never be able to pass for genuinely interested in their question because of it. A good troll on the other hand is usually extremely difficult to out: knowing what they’re doing, they are able to bluff through a whole argument, giving the impression that they’re truly interested in the topic while watching the whole community go down on the thread in a mass of flame wars, ad hominem attacks and much generally much anger. (Source: Encylopedia Dramatica)

Pictures

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11 reacties

  1. 615 XP
    thibaut peeters's avatar

    haha die met die lift is echt gieren ! en die met de boobs ook XD

  2. 1377 XP
    xFatalz's avatar

    Trolllollolllolllollllolllollllllllll was echt leuk in BO als iemand last stand was ;P

  3. 728 XP
    joeythekilla's avatar

    lol maus faal;p

  4. 1611 XP
    BloodlyKill's avatar

    Maus kopieert en plakt te veel. Guide heb ik niet nodig. ik zelf zit op een goed lvl in trolling!
    http://img.tapatalk.com/4df838a9-c4bb-b577.jpg

  5. 1377 XP
    xFatalz's avatar

    Maus kopieert en plakt te veel. Guide heb ik niet nodig. ik zelf zit op een goed lvl in trolling!
    http://img.tapatalk.com/4df838a9-c4bb-b577.jpg

    Beter gaan we een keer met zen allen trollen in mw3 bijv mensen opsluiten in hoekjes met riots en dan carepacks gooie ;P

  6. 2623 XP
    saidddd93's avatar

    Beter gaan we een keer met zen allen trollen in mw3 bijv mensen opsluiten in hoekjes met riots en dan carepacks gooie ;P

    hahahahahaa dat moeten we echt doen die reacties zijn dan goud waard xD

  7. 1377 XP
    xFatalz's avatar

    hahahahahaa dat moeten we echt doen die reacties zijn dan goud waard xD

    Idd, of met zen 6 rond een last stand gaan rennen !

  8. 615 XP
    thibaut peeters's avatar

    Idd, of met zen 6 rond een last stand gaan rennen !

    hahaha hilarisch je ideeën zijn geniaal 🙂
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUztQNIbEaE&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaqC5FnvAEc

  9. 1377 XP
    xFatalz's avatar

    hahaha hilarisch je ideeën zijn geniaal 🙂
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUztQNIbEaE&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaqC5FnvAEc

    Je speelt echt teveel skyrim !

  10. 2623 XP
    saidddd93's avatar

    Idd, of met zen 6 rond een last stand gaan rennen !

    ik ben down bro meld ma wann xD

  11. 615 XP
    thibaut peeters's avatar

    Je speelt echt teveel skyrim !

    ik typte het in in youtube en toen zag ik deze … en volgens mij heeft sauruman toch niets te maken met skyrim hoor 🙂
    en trouwens het is niet voor niets een game forum he 🙂