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Lichen
28-10-2005, 03:57 PM
My guess is that a troll is a lurker who clambers occasionally from underneath his bridge and says something unpleasant to a goat.

I'm worried I may have behaved in a troll-like manner. But I'm a blurting lurker, not a troll.

sufi
28-10-2005, 04:23 PM
nope
trolling afaik is a fishing term about dragging long lines in the ocean to see what's dragged up, the online metaphor is that if you post up something inflammatory, no matter how dumb, the chances are you'll get a bite sooner or later.
http://www.smsnoveltiques.com/images/5-20-troll.jpg
check wikipedia...their page on slashdot trolling phenomena is most educative

Lichen
28-10-2005, 04:30 PM
Sir,

I remain,

Yours


A blurting lurker

p.s not a troll (phew)

Ness Rowlah
28-10-2005, 07:44 PM
or as the case may be just one line,
not to be confused with trawling (a net dragged after the boat).

Nessie (summers spent in fishing factories in the Arctic north)