Post by Malte Runz Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
In Internet slang, a troll (/?tro?l/, /?tr?l/) is a person who sows
discord on the Internet by starting quarrels or upsetting people, ...
Like when we remind you of some of your past... confusions.
... by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an
online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with
the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of
otherwise disrupting normal, on-topic discussion, often for the troll's amusement.
Some of your material is fucking funny, you've got to admit. Like when
you try to wiggle your way out of cos(x)=12. Or when you feel the need
to prove that you can count to 30. I genuinely felt sorry for you,
man! I can see you typing it out, jaws tightened, popping another
bottle, making damned sure you didn't fuck it up... again.
Application of the term troll is subjective. Some readers may
characterize a post as trolling, while others may regard the same post
as a legitimate contribution to the discussion, even if controversial.
Like any pejorative term, it can be used as an ad hominem attack,
suggesting a negative motivation.
You could do yourself a lot of good, by not being so easily triggered.
We poke you with a stick because we know how you react. Just calm down
a bit and ignore our stupid comments once in a while.
Good advice. He needs just to relax.