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Is Trolling Real?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by TheLordOfChaos201, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. MyPad

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    Here's a double post. Do what you will with it.
     
  2. San

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    i hate troll
     
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    trolling very much depends on intent.

    a person who disagrees with the majority opinion and behaves in a childish opinion isn't necessarily a troll. if the person is deliberately trying to provoke an overreaction or emotional response, often (but not necessarily) to demonstrate a certain point, then he's trolling.
    sometimes, though, people genuinely have a contrary opinion and are just immature/unable to respond well to criticism.

    your naruto fans & islamic argument (lol) examples probably aren't trolling.
     
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    and my harry potter example?

    it is basically the same but obviously they are trolling
     
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    I think that what's going on in this example is not really related to trolling as much as you let on in the title and first post.
    What is going on here is a common rethorical strategy used in arguments among people, discredit. "If I can't defeat your logic, I'll cast doubt over you as a person" is the theme. The person that tells you that you're a troll is trying to make your opinion less acceptable by showing that it comes from a person whose motivations are despicable: what you wrote, no matter how true or logical, was written to provoke and sow discord, therefore should not be considered seriously.
    At this point I suggest you expose the rethorical trick: "this person is targeting me because he cannot find flaws in my logic" and the sense of unacceptability is reversed onto your adversary.

    Trolling in itself has little role to play here, it's just a handy "discrediting label". The person who answered could have said you were a liar, or a crazy person.
     
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    words, we can play with words forever.
     
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    IIT:

    A human behind the keyboard with many ignorant ideas is often mistaken for being a troll and posts a rant/conspiracy how there are no real trolls... in a trolling board.

    The internet responds: challenge accepted.
     
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    Not real, I was not trolled here before. I dont think so.
     
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    NOPE.
     
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    BETTER ARTHAS VERSION...
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    (Get your avatars now!)
     
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    Just join LAMAS (League of Angtheists, Madniacs, Abnostics and Saddicts) on facebook and see what trolling means.
     
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    I feel like I'm trolled by this thread :D

    But on a more serious note, yes - trolling is absolutely real. The idea of trolling is that you don't just post your opinion, no matter how controversial it is, but that you write or say something that you don't necessarily think or which might not be real only to get people to react to it and get attention. Do people do that? Yes, absolutely.

    It's also true that nowadays, a lot of people blame way too much on "trolling", i.e. accuse others of trolling/lying/joking to discredit their opinion. It's one of the things that annoy me in the internet. The other major one being people trying to sell their subjective opinions as objective facts, which kinda often goes in line with the issue brought up by the OP.
     
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    And they say there are no stupid questions...
     
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    Of course it is. We had to go through a purge to address it.
     
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    - And it was fun.
     
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    Oh yeah, zero tolerance was a fucking blast.
     
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    Well, let's remember "Zero Tolerance" even if i'm not active in hive anyway.
     
  18. TheLordOfChaos201

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    I wasn't around for the purge... I saw the start and when ralle started permanently banning people I decided it was too much of a bad scene to stick around
     
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    How can trolling be real if our eyes aren't real?
     
  20. Teaches others to stay alert online and not take everything seriously.