What is a Troll?

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  1. DannyDisneyFreak

    DannyDisneyFreak Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    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?!?
     
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  3. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

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    Someone who signs on and posts to stir things up. Best advice is to ignore them.
     
  4. Zip-a-dee-dude-da

    Zip-a-dee-dude-da If only I could find a woman like Tinkerbell!!

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    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
     
  5. Chicago Girl

    Chicago Girl Earning My Ears

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    A troll is also an easy term for some to toss around when they don't like your post.
     
  6. WebmasterKathy

    WebmasterKathy Administrator Administrator

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    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.
     
  7. iliketoby

    iliketoby Mouseketeer

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    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.
     
  8. lil.disney.princess

    lil.disney.princess Earning My Ears

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    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
     
  9. canwegosoon

    canwegosoon DIS Veteran

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    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.
     
  10. spiceycat

    spiceycat <font color=blue>Own at BWV, VWL and BLT<br><font

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    gee - I though it was the one of the creatures in Norway's Maelstrom ride. :goodvibes
     
  11. UnderTheMistletoe

    UnderTheMistletoe DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>DH calls me "Figg

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    HAHAHA! I got the bigest kick out of this!

    Thanks for the chuckle!
    xoxo
     
  12. michaelwilliammidd

    michaelwilliammidd DIS Veteran

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    "BACK BACK OVER DE FALLS!!!!" :wave2:
     
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    Words to live by!
     
  14. mill4023

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    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.
     
  15. Orthotech

    Orthotech Earning My Ears

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    I was just thinking of this when I saw the thread. Thanks for clearing it up for me also!
     
  16. willis37862

    willis37862 <font color=navy>Captain Jack is still my fave JD

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

    MJB Earning My Ears

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    Are you for real We always take or cups back to the same resort. No one has ever said anything.
     
  18. calypso*a*go-go

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    I've heard they taste like chicken....:rotfl:
     
  19. Stacerita

    Stacerita DIS Veteran

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    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!
     

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