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  Internet troll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A troll would then also be able to increase his or her influence in an entire online community by simply using those other self serving nicks to increase the attention towards his or her most favored account.
Trolling can be described as a breaching experiment, originally conceived of by sociologist Harold Garfinkel, which, because of the use of an alternate persona, allows for normal social boundaries and rules of etiquette to be tested or otherwise broken, without serious consequences.
Trolls can also, in some circumstances, be a source of genuine humour, which depends entirely upon whether the troll is a good or a bad troll.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Internet_troll   (6926 words)

 Troll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Sweden, trolls adopted many of the fairy-like traits of the land-wights (vättar, compare Icelandic landvættir) and thus came to be inclined to thieving and the abduction of humans which, in the case of infant abductees, was substituted with a changeling.
Female trolls may conspire to force the prince to marry their daughters, as in East of the Sun and West of the Moon, or practice witchcraft, as in The Witch in the Stone Boat, where a troll usurps a queen's place, or The Twelve Wild Ducks, where she turns twelve princes into wild ducks.
The green Forest Trolls of Zul'Aman (the Hinterlands), the icy blue Ice Trolls of Northrend and Khaz Modan, the large Dark Trolls of Ashenvale, the mysterious Desert Trolls of Tanaris, and the numerous Jungle Trolls.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Troll   (4708 words)

 Troll - WoWWiki
Trolls average seven feet in height and two hundred pounds in weight, save for two tribes, the Drakkari and the Zandalari, who tend to be somewhat larger than their kindred.
The Trolls of the Darkspear tribe, long since exiled from their ancestral lands in Stranglethorn Vale, were nearly destroyed by a band of aquatic Murlocs, but Thrall and the Horde managed to save them.
Eventually, due to the troll's persistence, the Aqiri kingdom split in half as its citizens fled to separate colonies in the far northern and souther regions of the continent.
www.wowwiki.com /Troll   (2153 words)

 troll - definition by dict.die.net
Troll plate (Mach.), a rotative disk with spiral ribs or grooves, by which several pieces, as the jaws of a chuck, can be brought together or spread radially.
Derives from the phrase "trolling for newbies" which in turn comes from mainstream "trolling", a style of fishing in which one trails bait through a likely spot hoping for a bite.
Some people claim that the troll (sense 1) is properly a narrower category than flame bait, that a troll is categorized by containing some assertion that is wrong but not overtly controversial.
dict.die.net /troll   (640 words)

 troll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The well-constructed troll is a post that induces lots of newbies and flamers to make themselves look even more clueless than they already do, while subtly conveying to the more savvy and experienced that it is in fact a deliberate troll.
Trolls are recognizable by the fact that they have no real interest in learning about the topic at hand - they simply want to utter flame bait.
The use of ‘troll’ in any of these senses is a live metaphor that readily produces elaborations and combining forms.
www.catb.org /~esr/jargon/html/T/troll.html   (274 words)

 Troll - Encyclopedia Dramatica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A person that throws around the troll insult to: anyone who defeats them in an argument, anyone points out facts the real troll doesn't want people to know, or someone the real troll picks at random to stick falsely with a troll label for sheer lulz.
As a verb, "to troll" is probably a corruption of "trawl." Troll is fine as a verb since trawling for comments and flames is innate troll behavior.
A "Troll" is a mythical monster that lives under a bridge and surprises people who try and cross the bridge with some bizarre puzzle or challenge that they must complete before crossing.
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/Troll   (725 words)

 The Subtle Art of Trolling
In Usenet usage, a troll is not a grumpy monster that lives beneath a bridge accosting passers-by, but rather a provocative posting to a newsgroup intended to produce a large volume of frivolous responses.
Trolls are aimed at two audiences, the respondees and the lurkers.
You then write an eight paragraph troll with a paragraph for each group and a spare one for yourself with which to lob in a gratuitous insult to everyone who was dumb enough to read your troll.
www.urban75.com /Mag/troll.html   (1622 words)

 Internet Trolls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Trolls are utterly impervious to criticism (constructive or otherwise).
Trolls have been known to become so irritated at having their spoofs identified that they have learned to write in another person's style.
When trolls find that their efforts are being successfully resisted, they often complain that their right to free speech is being infringed.
members.aol.com /intwg/trolls.htm   (2149 words)

 Meatball Wiki: WhatIsaTroll
Although the earliest reference to trolling in the Google Usenet archive was Miller (1990, February 8), trolling has only been recently described by the literature, initially by Donath (1999), who used several anecdotal examples from various Usenet newsgroups in her discussion.
Trolls, on the other hand, usually have a methodology and/or ideology behind their work, whether it be to press an agenda, reveal flaws in a system through subversive means, or merely provoke vitriol.
Trolls occasionally pose as a complete newbie by continually asking "Really Stupid Questions." Since there is no way to determine whether this person is a troll or a newbie, we AssumeGoodFaith and answer the questions.
www.usemod.com /cgi-bin/mb.pl?WhatIsaTroll   (6819 words)

 What is an Internet Troll? (Posting Guidelines - Netiquette) What is a Forum Troll?
Troll is usually an expert in reusing the same words of its opponents and in turning it against them.
Trolls were inclined to thieving, and fond of carrying off children.
Please remember that a troll does have an alternative if he has something of value to say: there are services on the net that provide messaging systems free of charge.
curezone.com /forums/troll.asp   (2153 words)

 The Troll Under My Bed
When it was dark and quiet he opened a small trap door and crept out, ever so gently, so as not to startle me. The first time I met the Troll, he told me he did not like lights, and he never allowed one to be turned on.
The home of the Troll was in the floor, though exactly where, I was not sure, because the living room was directly below my bedroom.
Jumping up, I started to run, but the Troll called to me in such a kindly manner that I stopped and listened to him, though he could not be seen.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/1071/80852   (475 words)

 Beware the Troll: A Practical Guide
To "troll" means to allure, to fish, to entice or to bait.
The term "troll" can mean a number of different things, but in essence, a troll is a person who aims to have 'pleasure' at your expense.
Such trolls are relatively easy to spot because their attack or provocation is fairly blatant, and the persona is fairly two-dimensional.
www.teamtechnology.co.uk /troll.htm   (503 words)

 The Martialist: The Magazine For Those Who Fight Unfairly
Trolls who claim they are leaving never do, of course; you can bet that anyone who proclaims, "I'm never coming back here," will most certainly at least check back for responses, and probably will not be able to resist posting again.
Agenda trolls are those participants who join a forum specifically to pursue an agenda of their own — often a feud or grudge with another member, or perhaps a dispute with some party not participating in that forum.
Sportfighter Trolls are exclusively male and, while fond of speaking of women as sexual objects, are not known for their prowess in the dating arena.
www.themartialist.com /pecom/fieldguidetotrolls.htm   (4213 words)

 The Bad Fads Museum - Troll Dolls
In 1959, Dam could not afford to buy his young daughter a birthday present and instead carved for her a doll inspired by the legendary trolls which were believed to live in the Nordic forests and would bring luck to any humans who could catch them.
Initially they were favored by high school and college girls but soon grown men were carrying them around on their travels.
United States First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson bragged that she owned one and apparently plenty of other people did as well, as in the late 1960s, Troll Dolls were the second largest selling dolls in the United States.
www.badfads.com /pages/collectibles/trolls.html   (241 words)

 Norway Info - Norwegian words - Troll
Some trolls were believed to be giants, and the biggest of them all was Dovregubben (their king in the mountain Dovre).
Many hunters and farmers were such lured into the mountains and captured, but the trolls could never hide their tails, if you only could get to see them from behind you would know if the captivating creature was a troll or just a beautiful shepardess.
The "Dovregubbens hall" (The hall of the king of the trolls) is one of the most known and famous part of this concert today.
www.cyberclip.com /Katrine/NorwayInfo/words/troll.html   (434 words)

 Urban Dictionary: troll
A troll usually flames threads without staying on topic, unlike a "Flamer" who flames a thread because he/she disagrees with the content of the thread.
Someone with nothing worthwhile to add to a certain conversation, but rather continually threadjacks or changes the subject, as well as thinks every member of the forum is talking about them and only them.
Sometimes compared to the Japanese ‘Oni’, a troll is a supernatural creature of Scandinavian folklore, whose race was thought to have carried massive stones into the countryside (although actually the result of glaciers).
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=troll   (910 words)

 Troll Definition
It's supposed to be troll in the sense of trawl.
A troll is deliberately crafted to provoke others with the intention of wasting their time and energy.
I generally consider a troll as somebody perceived to be trying to start an argument about their favorite topic perhaps because they like that topic, not necessarily to call people outright names.
c2.com /cgi/wiki?TrollDefinition   (3676 words)

 Fremont Troll
Once a year the Troll is a host to an artistic party every October 31st called Trollaween.
The Troll can usually be found on the north end of the Aurora Avenue Bridge (also known as the George Washington on some maps), not the smaller Fremont Bridge just to the west side of the bridge.
The Troll will be seen on the right side of the road directly under the bridge.
www.arfarfarf.com /troll   (359 words)

 Amazon.com: Troll/Troll 2: DVD: Shelley Hack,Michael Moriarty,Charles Band,James Beck (II),Jenny Beck,Sonny Bono,Jesse ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Synopsis An evil troll, Torok, the transformed state of the ex-husband of an old friendly witch named Eunice St. Clair, has chosen her apartment building to be the heart of the restoration of the world he once knew.
I imagine the troll would have had his work cut out for him considering he was the only one with a magic ring.
troll 2 is great; horrible, unintentionally funny piece of crap that it is. take note of the way the little boy saves his family by stopping them from eating the enchanted food.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00009PY4I?v=glance   (2208 words)

In Scandinavian myth, trolls are ugly, malicious creatures and the enemies of mankind.
They are much bigger and stronger than humans, and leave their caves only after dark to hunt.
Article "Troll" created on 03 March 1997; last modified on 30 March 2001 (Revision 2).
www.pantheon.org /articles/t/troll.html   (90 words)

 World of Warcraft - Trolls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
he vicious Jungle Trolls, who populate the numerous islands of the South Seas, are renowned for their cruelty and dark mysticism.
Barbarous and superstitious, the wily Trolls carry a seething hatred for all other races.
One tribe, however, was forced to overcome its prejudices when it encountered the Orc Warchief, Thrall, and his mighty Horde.
www.blizzard.com /wow/townhall/trolls.shtml   (193 words)

 Review for Troll
The Troll makes her into a forest nymph and him into something suitably slimy.
She gives him a magical spear to defeat the Troll's minions, good thing since she fares poorly against them.
In a bizarre twist ending the Troll foils his own plans, plunging the magical spear into the guardian beast to save Wendy's life.
www.badmovies.org /movies/troll   (628 words)

 Troll Touch Touchscreens
Troll Touch touchscreen products are compatible with all major computer operating sytems.
Troll Touch features PSRT® analog resistive touchscreen technology.
This provides touchscreen resolution of up to 4096 points by 4096points and you can activate our screens with a finger, gloved hand, or pointer.
www.trolltouch.com   (60 words)

 Troll stories
Trolls have always been a part of the Scandinavian Folklore, but did you know that in those old stories, most Trolls were bad!
In Finnish folklore, Trolls were mostly bad and dangerous, and sometimes not very smart, either.
Some Trolls live under bridges, but according to Billy Goats Gruff, those Trolls are not very friendly.
www.trollforest.com   (520 words)

 Troll (1986)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Plot Outline: A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will return him to his human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives.
I like how the little girl always has this really evil smirk on her face.But she faked me out a bit when she was eating....(huh, ew) The parts with Sonny Bono - those are so silly.
All the little earth wandering trolls keep coming out of the woodwork...
us.imdb.com /title/tt0092115   (315 words)

 Amazon.com: Troll (1986) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Goblins, Trolls, Fairies, Elves, Witches, along with an adorable Talking Toadstool are the chief players that inhabit the underworld.
troll is a good movie, it has a good plot.
the troll is sooo scary look at him he has moose in his hair!
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6302878640?v=glance   (864 words)

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