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People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 16:14:50 Reply

Fooling someone is not the same as trolling. Trolling is supposed to invoke great emotions, most commonly rage. Showing a person a mundanely interesting link that just turns out to be Rick Astley isn't anger invoking. It just makes you go "Well this isn't what I was expecting. Shucks." Then people freak out and yell "OOOH LOLOLOL, YOU GOT TROLLED."

Another example is a picture circulating the internet. At the top, it asks you what the pictures are of. Most people say they look like planets, and I thought they looked like fish-eye picture of sidewalks on various seasons. Turns out they where the bottoms of pots and pans. Then there was a troll face at the bottom... That's actually pretty neat. Not anger inducing.

Trolling is most effectively done after fooling somebody, but fooling itself is not trolling. True trolling is something that would get you punched in real life. Like setting the printer darkness to 100%. Screen capping someones desktop, setting it as their background, and deleting the icons is usually pretty good. Sometimes people know right away, or just give up. They don't always get pissed off. But it's still trolling.

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Unless it's some sort of meta-trolling, whereby calling it "trolling" when it's not, is anger inducing, and in itself, trolling.

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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 16:15:46 Reply

TL;DR
u mad?


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 16:19:01 Reply

Unfortunately, people tend to use "trolling" as a way of 'winning' an argument when they are clearly losing.

User A: The ocean is yellow
User B: Uh, no dumbass - the ocean is clearly blue
User A: Dude, stfu - the ocean is purple
User B: Here is a link to a picture of the ocean, which is clearly blue.
User A: That's photoshopped. You're a dumbass.
User B: Here's a link to a scientific article describing how the ocean is blue.
User A: ...dude, I trolled you so badly.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 16:19:48 Reply

At 2 minutes ago, tox wrote: TL;DR
u mad?

Idk, is there a PROBLEM?


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 16:19:54 Reply

I think the term has lost any original meaning it had.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 16:21:16 Reply

Yes because as we know Trolling is an art that was born out of 4chan which the media claims as high art.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 16:21:26 Reply

At A few seconds ago, Timmy wrote: Unfortunately, people tend to use "trolling" as a way of 'winning' an argument when they are clearly losing.

User A: The ocean is yellow
User B: Uh, no dumbass - the ocean is clearly blue
User A: Dude, stfu - the ocean is purple
User B: Here is a link to a picture of the ocean, which is clearly blue.
User A: That's photoshopped. You're a dumbass.
User B: Here's a link to a scientific article describing how the ocean is blue.
User A: ...dude, I trolled you so badly.

That's another thing I was gonna mention. People always tend to say they trolled you when you correct their stupid mistakes.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 16:40:02 Reply

If you're ranting about it then I think there's been a sort of meta-trolling going on by people devaluing the currency of the word troll.

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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 16:45:41 Reply

<RANT>What I hate most is when fail trolls are successful. Someone will post some blatantly sarcastic, unfunny post without the slightest bit of wit or subtlety to it, but NO ONE thinks they're kidding. The whole thread will just be people saying "you're stupid" "you're ignorant". Or my favorite, taking apart the original post piece by piece and dissecting points that were supposed to be SARCASTIC! I hate this shit so much.

Piss-poor generic "humor" like this:

"I think Rick Santorum would be a great president. Even though he's not the smartest guy, and is clearly bigoted and whatnot, I think he's awesome. I'll vote for him because I'm Christian and Christians blindly follow and herp de derpa derp derp derp derp"

Then the whole thread replies:

"Santorum is horrible! How could you support him!"
Or "I agree. I'll vote for Santorum too!"

When I see these threads I just want to punch everyone in the face. Especially the unfunny, unoriginal OP. God I hate this shit!</RANT>


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 17:15:04 Reply

4chan and reddit promote the mistaken assumption that being obnoxious and getting any reaction is trolling.

Actual funny trolling is getting people to behave really foolishly over something really minor and obvious.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 17:30:16 Reply

Stealth trolls, are the best Trolls. The easiest places to get your troll on is defiantly Facebook and YouTube no doubt


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 17:57:51 Reply

Why the hell are you teaching people how to troll!? Last thing we need on this site is more trolls!


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 18:12:16 Reply

Mfw.

People don't know how to troll.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 18:15:21 Reply

At 1 hour ago, Gagsy wrote: I think the term has lost any original meaning it had.

Much like terrorist or racist.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 18:26:50 Reply

I have a friend who's a total internet noob, and he finds all of the memes HILARIOUS and uses them in the wrong context all the time, it pisses me and my other friend off a lot.

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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 18:27:57 Reply

Hey guys, I am an atheist and I think all christians are fucking retarded, because of their overrated imaginary friend.

That's just an example of trolling websites, which just results in shitloads of posts, that end up in huge flame wars.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 18:28:08 Reply

At A few seconds ago, MasterSwank wrote: I have a friend who's a total internet noob, and he finds all of the memes HILARIOUS and uses them in the wrong context all the time, it pisses me and my other friend off a lot.

If it pisses you off a lot, he's using them just right


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 18:32:32 Reply

At 2 minutes ago, FairSquare wrote: If it pisses you off a lot, he's using them just right

Memes aren't really supposed to piss people off. It's just that some people don't really know when and how to use them.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 18:34:33 Reply

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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 18:46:45 Reply

Those trained in the art of trolling, like myself, know very well how to troll, but restrain themselves greatly because it's only worth trolling if you do it occasionally.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 18:50:29 Reply

Eh, I like to refer and use them a different genres of trolling, what your describing is what I would call "Proper" trolling, whiles what you are against I would call "Dumb" trolling. Both would in reality are trolling, but they contain completely different levels of complexion. Similar to comparing people to being just "Animals."

Proper trolling is never defined or confirmed to a be troll.

IMO, dur.

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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 19:16:23 Reply

At 1 hour ago, Rummy0 wrote:
At 30 minutes ago, Swag-in-a-Bag wrote: Stealth trolls, are the best Trolls.
No shut up, there's no such thing as a "stealth troll", what you think are "stealth trolls" are probobly real trolls, all the others aren't.

To me there is.

I see so called trolls that do a poor job, and are obviously trying to provoke anger. Others ive seen do it in a method where you cant really tell if they is trollin , being serious or just plain dumb. Those kind are stealthy and make you think 2wice as hard as the normal troll.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 19:16:42 Reply

Facebook, and Chatroulette are probably the easiest places to troll.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 19:21:00 Reply

This is a mastermind's magnum opus. The original poster has shown us how trolling ought be done.

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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 19:36:43 Reply

Trolling has become bastardized over the years.

There are those guys who claim to be trolling whenever they lose an argument, then there are those even more annoying guys who shout "troll!" every time someone says something they disagree with.

I remember when trolling was a art. A process done by the most clever of people.

It's sad really.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 20:48:14 Reply

At 2 hours ago, ZagmenO wrote: Why the hell are you teaching people how to troll!? Last thing we need on this site is more trolls!

Honestly there aren't any real trolls on NG. All they do is say "umad?" or "problem"


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 21:08:47 Reply

Gosh, I dont like trolls.
Even though the real trolling is gone, trolling is still annoying.
Also, problem is, I sometimes am too gullible to believe them.
However, some trolls are actually quite funny...
Just please stop being annoying.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 21:23:31 Reply

At 5 hours ago, Timmy wrote: Unfortunately, people tend to use "trolling" as a way of 'winning' an argument when they are clearly losing.

User A: The ocean is yellow
User B: Uh, no dumbass - the ocean is clearly blue
User A: Dude, stfu - the ocean is purple
User B: Here is a link to a picture of the ocean, which is clearly blue.
User A: That's photoshopped. You're a dumbass.
User B: Here's a link to a scientific article describing how the ocean is blue.
User A: ...dude, I trolled you so badly.

My friend does stupid shit like that all the time and thinks he's trolling. I'm surprised he found the fucking internet.


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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-16 21:49:39 Reply

OP is correct in that very few people know how to do it but he is not among then

it's not 'setting the printer jet to black wall' you asshole


you talk a good one but u dont do what your supposed to do

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Response to People don't know how to troll. 2012-02-17 04:34:37 Reply

Trolling is when I keep commenting on Dickbuns news posts and he takes me seriously and deletes my comments and blocks me then he takes me seriously again on the forums and thinks I'm an angsty butthurt teenager and he then PM's one of his moderator friends and asks them to look for ways to ban me.


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