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Re: Ignoring nodes

by a (Friar)
on Jan 16, 2001 at 04:36 UTC ( #52117=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Ignoring nodes

In all humble dumbness, what is a 'troll' ... in this context?

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Re: Re: Ignoring nodes
by chipmunk (Parson) on Jan 16, 2001 at 07:12 UTC
    A troll is a post written just to provoke a response, or the person who makes such a post.

    A prime example would be posting "Python is so much better than Perl!" It wouldn't matter whether the poster really believed that; he would write it because he knows it'll stir things up.

    Someone who responds to such a post is said to have been trolled.

    Also see troll in the Jargon File.

Re: Re: Ignoring nodes
by AgentM (Curate) on Jan 16, 2001 at 04:42 UTC
    It's a dud node, often but not necessarily posted by Anonymous Monk. It may contain some insulting, worthless, or obviously stupid information- like that recent British cheese poll.
    AgentM Systems nor Nasca Enterprises nor Bone::Easy nor Macperl is responsible for the comments made by AgentM. Remember, you can build any logical system with NOR.

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[ambrus]: ething that's both cleanly organized and mostly automated.
LanX in train, bad connection
[Corion]: ambrus: Yeah - we're in that situation too, except that there is no time to do the reorganizing :-/
[LanX]: ... so my boss started a project with the newest sun servers and invited the traders to come on weekend to test it... and they were so pleased, that they forced him to keep it in production...
[ambrus]: Corion: sure, this is the long-term plan. The short term is that I have to run this ungodly mess to get results from the new input data today.
[Corion]: ambrus: Most of our "automation" is tied to process exit codes and a shell pipeline :-\
[LanX]: ... a week later they realized that one of the databases - which recorded how much the other banks due to this bank - was not correctly plugged
[ambrus]: Corion: I have no problem with exit codes and shell pipeline. My problem is that the current process requires a lot of manual intervention from me, including editing the source codes.
[ambrus]: (Also a lot of manual intervention by two or three other co-workers, who do other parts of the process.)
[ambrus]: Some of the manual part is unavoidable, but not all.

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