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    Professional Troll and Flaming Artists

    Is there any school, evening class for that? I already think of a number of posters with too much time on their hands who will be qualified to teach there And it shouldn't be too difficult to find some forums where to practice.


    More seriously, given the number of forum in need of "professional" hosts, there may be a future here.
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    ^Just a bit of fun, really, isn't it?

    Unless of course you are pushing some racist or political agenda?

    As diaw says, you have the choice of whether to feed them or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja View Post
    You can treat it the way you like, but this is serious matter. Actually it depends the way you want to look at it.

    Just to stay with local news, it has been said that some political parties have invaded local forums to promote their side of the story and discredit opponents.

    On the other hand, if you want a lively forum, one way is to hire "professional" posters, and if they are a bit provocative, it usually increases readership ...

    No trolling mate !

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    I found this definition in Wikipedia :"An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the intention of provoking other users into an emotional response[1] or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.


    So I would say a "professional" troll is "someone who posts controversial, inflammatory messages in an online community, with the intention of provoking other users into an emotional responseand to promote special interest (political trolls) or to manipulate traffic (commercial trolls)"

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    where are you from perota? you wanker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    where are you from perota? you wanker!
    South of London

    But you have to try better to qualify as an "artist"

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    Sorry Perota, but professional trolls have been around for a long time... Since before the Internet actually... Professional dirty-trick operatives hired by big business & political parties to spread dis-information and disrupt their adversaries... Perhaps you've heard of the Plumbers...

    As far as TD, I much prefer an open forum that allows their community to exercise free speech in order to express opinions & observations as apposed to a mealy-mouthed, politically correct, overly moderated, bullshite forum such as TV...

    One thing the lunatic fringe fails to realize from time to time is that this is ONLY THE INTERNET!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perota
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    me too, where abouts?

    are you there now or in LOS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perota View Post
    I found this definition in Wikipedia :"An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the intention of provoking other users into an emotional response[1] or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.


    So I would say a "professional" troll is "someone who posts controversial, inflammatory messages in an online community, with the intention of provoking other users into an emotional responseand to promote special interest (political trolls) or to manipulate traffic (commercial trolls)"
    Well if that's your official and technical definition - than everyone here on TD might be guilty at one time or another. Some more often than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muadib View Post
    Sorry Perota, but professional trolls have been around for a long time... Since before the Internet actually... Professional dirty-trick operatives hired by big business & political parties to spread dis-information and disrupt their adversaries... Perhaps you've heard of the Plumbers...

    As far as TD, I much prefer an open forum that allows their community to exercise free speech in order to express opinions & observations as apposed to a mealy-mouthed, politically correct, overly moderated, bullshite forum such as TV...

    One thing the lunatic fringe fails to realize from time to time is that this is ONLY THE INTERNET!!!!!
    Well said Muadib.

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    Trolling is so commonplace on the net that a lot of people believe it is normal, acceptable behaviour, and that trying to curb trolling is a violation of "freedom of speech" by "fascists" or "communists".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perota
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    Battersea

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    Lets see how I get on today on Thai visa when I copy and paste Missis miggins holocaust denial thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pot View Post
    Lets see how I get on today on Thai visa when I copy and paste Missis miggins holocaust denial thread
    ...rascal

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    Banned without being able to post

    Someone grassed me or I have a bad reputation as mister pot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pot View Post
    Banned without being able to post

    Someone grassed me or I have a bad reputation as mister pot
    Must have been that go you had with them - the merger of The Nation/TV thread? They were on you like shite atracts flies.

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    Yep look likes it

    RIP TV Mr Pot

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