Monday, February 19, 2007

KT Cat gets its first Troll


My old friend over at KTCatspost has gotten their first Troll. For those new to such things, according to Wikipedia a troll is
... a person who enters an established community such as an online discussion forum and intentionally tries to cause disruption, often in the form of posting messages that are inflammatory, insulting, incorrect, inaccurate, absurd, or off-topic, with the intent of provoking a reaction from others. Trolls can also be existing members of such a community that rarely post and often contribute no useful information to the thread, but instead make argumentative posts in an attempt to discredit another person, more often than not based on what they thought was said rather than what was actually said by the other person, concentrating almost exclusively on facts irrelevant to the point of the conversation, with the intent of provoking a reaction from others.

2 comments:

K T Cat said...

What was interesting to me was that the ACLU troll was not defending the sex worker loons on a first amendment basis, but a moral superiority one.

Wow. Times they are a-changin'.

Kelly the dog said...

Yes, I threw me when you pointed out the generational differences. How's if feel to be an old man!