Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Word for the day - Troll

An internet Troll, is decribed by Wikipedia as :

In Internet slang, a troll (pron.: /ˈtrl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is someone who posts inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[3] The noun troll may also refer to the provocative message itself, as in: "That was an excellent troll you posted."

Success !!

After just 6 weeks, I have attracted my first Troll.

Calvin Brock, probably not his real name, as the man was a world class heavyweight boxer, has taken to copying my words, as if they are the cures to all evils, and posting them, as a comment.

I dont especially mind this, but, its normal for the commenter, to then actually .. say something .. but, this is where he falls down.

Maybe he will find an intelligent thought, maybe he wont.

We shall no doubt discover.

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