Brandon's abrasive style (was Re: What's better about Ruby than Python?)

Ben Finney bignose-hates-spam at
Tue Aug 19 06:36:33 CEST 2003

On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 21:43:12 -0700, Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> Cliff Wells wrote:
>> finally I've come to the conclusion that you're not trolling, rather
>> merely arrogant and abrasive.
> Bingo!  Guilty as charged.  And I get more and more abrasive the more
> people call me a troll.  As do most people who aren't actually
> trolling.

Quite the opposite -- "get[ting] more and more abrasive the more people
call [one] a troll" is *exactly* how a troll acts.

People who aren't actually trolling will make efforts to depart from
troll-like behaviour when accused of it, to avoid confirming the

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