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DEFINE Troll

Dantae87Dantae87 Camloops, ABPosts: 166Member
Im looking for the proper definition of a troll....cuz today i got a temp ban from mmorpg for being one cuz i simply posted that "a certain game sucks". Now how do ppl know who a troll is or what? is a troll sumoen who posts negative replys? Woudnt that just be someone who dosnt liek that certain thing? HOW CAN MMORPG.COM choose what is a troll post or not or anyone in that manner?

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  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 8,063Member

    A true troll is someone who causes damage like the "Basic Laws of Human Stupidity" say:

    1) Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.

     

    2) The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person.

     

    3) A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.

    (This is essentially the answer, what IS a Troll.)

    "When confronted for the first time with the Third Basic Law, rational people instinctively react with feelings of skepticism and incredulity. The fact is that reasonable people have difficulty in conceiving and understanding unreasonable behaviour. But let us abandon the lofty plane of theory and let us look pragmatically at our daily life. We all recollect occasions in which a fellow took an action which resulted in his gain and our loss: we had to deal with a bandit. We also recollect cases in which a fellow took an action which resulted in his loss and our gain: we had to deal with a helpless person. We can recollect cases in which a fellow took an action by which both parties gained: he was intelligent. Such cases do indeed occur. But upon thoughtful reflection you must admit that these are not the events which punctuate most frequently our daily life. Our daily life is mostly, made of cases in which we lose money and/or time and/or energy and/or appetite, cheerfulness and good health because of the improbable action of some preposterous creature who has nothing to gain and indeed gains nothing from causing us embarrassment, difficulties or harm. Nobody knows, understands or can possibly explain why that preposterous creature does what he does. In fact there is no explanation - or better there is only one explanation: the person in question is stupid."

    (Quoted from "The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity")

     

     

    4) Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.

     

    5) A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.

     

     

    Get enlightened. Read this wonderful text. It contains all you need to know about humans. Really.

    http://www.searchlores.org/realicra/basiclawsofhumanstupidity.htm

    People don't ask questions to get answers - they ask questions to show how smart they are. - Dogbert

  • GruntyGrunty Fort Worth, TXPosts: 7,039Member Uncommon

    http://www.mmorpg.com/disclaimers.cfm#conduct Read them and learn

    Game Attacks

    • Unsubstantiated comments about specific or general games will be penalized in nearly the same way attacks against people will. The exception is that you can say mean things about games provided you back it up with reasons.
      Example: "Game X sucks." is not a legitimate comment. "Game X sucks, because..." is acceptable.

     

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,717Administrator Uncommon
    Originally posted by Grunty

    http://www.mmorpg.com/disclaimers.cfm#conduct Read them and learn

    Game Attacks

    • Unsubstantiated comments about specific or general games will be penalized in nearly the same way attacks against people will. The exception is that you can say mean things about games provided you back it up with reasons.
      Example: "Game X sucks." is not a legitimate comment. "Game X sucks, because..." is acceptable.

    On the money!

    Feel free to express negative points of view about whatever you want, but simply posting X sucks just looks like youre trying to rile up other users and doesn't add anything to the discussion. Jumping into a thread about a game just to say the game sucks is pretty pointless. Participate meaningfully in the discussion and treat your fellow forum users with civility and respect in the process and you'll do just fine here!

     

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

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