What is a troll by the way? [offtopic]

Fredrik Henbjork frehe491 at student.liu.se
Sat Aug 21 15:11:27 CEST 1999


On Sat, 21 Aug 1999, you wrote:
> Chad Netzer <chad at vision.arc.nasa.gov> wrote:
> : Robert Kern wrote:
> 
> :> _Troll_ is a USENET term for someone that deliberately posts an
> :> inflammatory message simply to stir up argument.
> 
> : I've found it funny to watch this term evolve over the past few years.
> : It started (I believe) as a reference to the fishing term, and used to
> : mean "trolling for flames" (ie. hoping to bring flames to the
> : discussion), perhaps employing "flame bait" for this purpose.
> 
> Anyone remember BIFF?

WH0 KANN F0R63T ZUCH AN AWZUM K001 D00D!!!!! BIFF R00LZ!!!!
If you miss him, just head over to the discussions at Slashdot. The only
difference is that the ones at Slashdot are *real* <shudder>.

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Fredrik Henbjork

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