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Re: Beware the Trolls!

by andye (Curate)
on Dec 28, 2001 at 20:35 UTC ( #134901=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Beware the Trolls!

hmmm, dmm, a couple of comments on that...
  • It was the same poster twice, wasn't it? Accidental duplicate, surely.
  • Seemed like a reasonable question to me. If it hadn't already been answered, I would have answered it.
  • Doesn't look like homework. If it is, does it matter? Can't say I'm too bothered - it's still a specific, on-topic question.
  • 'Trolling' already means something else
Just my $.2,

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Re: Re: Beware the Trolls!
by TomK32 (Monk) on Dec 28, 2001 at 22:17 UTC
    The meanings of words are changing often, or would you call a hacker a evildoer (I like that crappy word) who breaks into the FBI-server and deletes his nighbour?

    > Just my $.2,
    wooo you rich boy!

    just my two € cent

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Re(2): Beware the Trolls!
by dmmiller2k (Chaplain) on Dec 28, 2001 at 22:03 UTC
    accidental duplicate

    Duplicate? Yes. Accidental? I'm not sure. It's possible the answers that the first one was getting weren't helping, so it was asked again in a new, slightly different, way.

    reasonable question... If it hadn't already been answered, I would have answered it

    Exactly! That's my point in a nutshell. I too, almost fell for the bait. It was just about an interesting enough question that, upon reading it, I began to think about how best to answer it. When I saw the existing replies, one or two of them already covered the points I'd have made, so I held back. Then I saw the other nearly identical post, which started me thinking about this whole phenomenon.

    doesn't look like homework.

    You're right. It didn't at first to me either. It took the second post for me to recognize it as such.

    'Trolling' already means something else.

    Okay, perhaps there's a better word. Or maybe in the context of PerlMonks, and all that entails, 'Troll' can have a specific, different other meaning, as I've suggested above.


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