[TenTec] Trolls (was: amplifiers)
Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:59:07 -0400
At 08:26 PM 10/9/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>A Troll ??
>I thought a troll was some ugly guy who lived under a bridge...like
>me, in other words. What do you mean in this context ? A guy
>who is just looking for trouble ??
This is internet jargon. A "troll" refers to a message that is posted for
the sole purpose of provoking a response. As in, "trolling for suckers."
It's a stretch, but over the last two decades, the word "troll" has come to
be used for the WRITERS of trolls, as well. :)
Scott Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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