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.
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