Mudcat Café message #550069 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38864   Message #550069
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
14-Sep-01 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Stop the maddness (trolling that is)
Subject: RE: Stop the maddness (trolling that is)
Thgere are times when you have something to say that you kniw oither people are not going to agree with, and that in some ways may be contrversial.

I don't see that as trolling, or believe that we should only say things which we are sure everyone will agree with - what makes it trolling is when the aim is to start a fight, and raise the remperature while lowerinmg the tone - and when the person doing it doesn't even necessarily care one way or another about what they are saying.

One indication that this is the case generally seems to be a tendency to come in as unadorned GUEST.