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Re: [atheists-55] MYSPACE & FACEBOOK GROUPS for Atheist Days (1st ever outdoo...

From: Jeff W.
Sent on: Thursday, May 15, 2008 1:25 PM
"Do not feed the trolls" and its abbreviation DNFTT redirects here. For the Wikipedia essay, see Wikipedia:What is a troll?
An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial and usually irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the intention of baiting other users into an emotional response[1] or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion

WE've had our fair share of trolls in Beltway Atheists...3 of them as a matter of fact (I would be happy to share with you the names of the 3 trolls off-line if you're curious...the 3 have become affectionately known as the King of the trolls, The court Jester, and the Town drunk)

On 5/15/08, nick S <[address removed]> wrote:
What is a troll? 
I see numerous references on various boards that I am on, and am not sure if there is a real meaning to it, or if it is juts a generalized insult, like 'fascist'.  Can someone enlighten me? 
This is not sarcasm: apart from in nursery rhymes, I do not understand the meaning of the word.

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