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DannyDisneyFreak
11-29-2005, 01:16 PM
I've seen this term used a few times on the DIS. From the posts I've seen it in I think it has somthing to do with a fake post but I'm not sure. Any one know what a Troll is?!?

safetymom
11-29-2005, 01:21 PM
Someone who signs on and posts to stir things up. Best advice is to ignore them.

Zip-a-dee-dude-da
11-29-2005, 01:30 PM
Sorry safteymom that definition is false.......A Troll in MB terms is an individual who reads the boards but does not post....also known as a Lurker (one who lurks around without adding to the info)....

A troll is not necessaraly a bad thing, some just wish to stay silent

Chicago Girl
11-29-2005, 01:35 PM
A troll is also an easy term for some to toss around when they don't like your post.

WebmasterKathy
11-29-2005, 01:37 PM
Actually, Safetymom's definition is more correct.

A troll tries to stir the pot, to create controversy or trouble. They often then will lurk to watch to enjoy the reactions from their posts.

Lurkers (who just read and don't post) are fine. Trolls (who annoy and cause trouble) are not.

iliketoby
11-29-2005, 03:11 PM
I don't know what the true definition is, but I learned that when folks around here say "Troll" they mean someone who likes to get their big old spoon out to stir up the trouble.

lil.disney.princess
11-29-2005, 03:13 PM
a troll is a nasty horrible creature that lives under a bridge-so when you hear them trip trapping around the forums ignore them........the best way to deal with them is 'dont feed the trolls' :D :D :D

canwegosoon
12-04-2005, 10:11 PM
Sorry safteymom that definition is false.......A Troll in MB terms is an individual who reads the boards but does not post....also known as a Lurker (one who lurks around without adding to the info)....

A troll is not necessaraly a bad thing, some just wish to stay silent
I belive this is more like "trolling". IMHO a troll is a low poster who is out to drag others into a big mess...lots of flames usually involved.

spiceycat
12-05-2005, 02:06 PM
gee - I though it was the one of the creatures in Norway's Maelstrom ride. :goodvibes

UnderTheMistletoe
12-06-2005, 11:28 PM
gee - I though it was the one of the creatures in Norway's Maelstrom ride. :goodvibes

HAHAHA! I got the bigest kick out of this!

Thanks for the chuckle!
xoxo

michaelwilliammidd
12-08-2005, 02:29 PM
gee - I though it was the one of the creatures in Norway's Maelstrom ride. :goodvibes

"BACK BACK OVER DE FALLS!!!!" :wave2:

Minniespal
12-08-2005, 03:36 PM
a troll is a nasty horrible creature that lives under a bridge-so when you hear them trip trapping around the forums ignore them........the best way to deal with them is 'dont feed the trolls' :D :D :D

Words to live by!

mill4023
12-08-2005, 05:47 PM
From Wikipedia:
In Internet terminology, a troll is a person who posts inflammatory messages on the internet, such as on online discussion forums, to disrupt discussion or to upset its participants. "Troll" can also mean the inflammatory message itself posted by a troll or be a verb meaning to post such messages. "Trolling" (the gerund) is also commonly used to describe the activity.

Orthotech
12-14-2005, 12:15 PM
I was just thinking of this when I saw the thread. Thanks for clearing it up for me also!

willis37862
12-14-2005, 01:22 PM
From Wikipedia:
In Internet terminology, a troll is a person who posts inflammatory messages on the internet, such as on online discussion forums, to disrupt discussion or to upset its participants. "Troll" can also mean the inflammatory message itself posted by a troll or be a verb meaning to post such messages. "Trolling" (the gerund) is also commonly used to describe the activity.

Yep. My DH looked it up also because We were wondering what it meant. :)

MJB
12-14-2005, 06:43 PM
Are you for real We always take or cups back to the same resort. No one has ever said anything.

calypso*a*go-go
12-14-2005, 06:46 PM
I've heard they taste like chicken....:rotfl:

Stacerita
12-14-2005, 07:08 PM
I thought trolls were those funky looking bug eye dolls with the brightly colored hair. I was always told if you rub their hair just right they could be good luck........guess I was mis informed. My bad!