Trolls

troll

"An Internet troll is a person who sends duplicitous messages to get angry responses. The term derives from the phrase "trolling for suckers" and ultimately from trolling for fish. The term is frequently abused to slander opponents in heated debates and is frequently misapplied to those who are ignorant of etiquette." – Wikipedia

I didn’t like trolls when I dabbled in Usenet, nor did I like them back in IRC‘s hayday. I’m even less fond of them when they pontificate in my comments. >:{

On the other hand, attracting gadflies could be taken as a sign of moving up in the blogosphere.

Funky’s First Law of Blogging: "You’re doing something right if trolls think you’re important enough to annoy."

There might be more laws someday. I wouldn’t hold my breath, though. 😉

P.S. *plonk*

Comments 5

  1. Funky Dung wrote:

    plonk

    Posted 15 Jan 2005 at 11:08 pm
  2. Robert Duncan wrote:

    I tend to take ur viewpoint … but it´s the spammers that get me. I´m averaging 2,000 a day now and spending tons of time banning them. anyway, good job!

    Posted 16 Jan 2005 at 9:00 pm
  3. Jerry Nora wrote:

    plonk?

    Posted 15 Jan 2005 at 10:54 pm
  4. Frederik Andre wrote:

    Your troll image is famous mate. You’ve made the big time. Go claim the credit for your troll. Goodlooking chap for a troll.

    http://www.countryliving.co.uk/index.php/chatroom/topic/3683

    Posted 06 Oct 2007 at 3:51 pm
  5. Funky Dung wrote:

    The funny thing is that I…um…appropriated the image from a Google images search.

    Posted 06 Oct 2007 at 4:26 pm

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