Who's "trolling" now?
Don't we have enough vituperative political "debates" around here without somebody singling out and baiting certain individuals by name?
posted by davy
on Sep 20, 2005 -
I grant that my first comment
in this thread
was a little troll-ish, and I'm sorry about that. I probably contributed a pretty bad atmosphere to the discussion there. But was this
posted by koeselitz
on May 2, 2005 -
Excuse me ignorance for a few moments, but I in all honesty cannot for the life of me understand why bevets
is being considered a troll/flamer in this thread about evolution
Now, I am a full proponent of the Theory of Evolution. However, that said, all bevets is doing is disagreeing
with the Theory. Some people like orthogonality
decide to actually respond to bevets' ideas
. Not to pick on any one user, but then you get bshort
who sounds more like a troll than bevets by not even thoughtfully
responding to bevets' creationist ideas.
In all honestly, if byver wants to have an open dialogue about this topic, what is the problem? Does that make him a troll if he earnestly wants to discuss the topic, even if you all think he sucks at it because if so, then a whole LOT of users would be trolls with whom the masses just happen to agree with.
*note* I do NOT intend this thread to be a pileon over bevets (enough of that happened in the thread), but rather what makes a troll vs. a good poster since all I see here is a very strong disagreement in ideologies.
posted by jmd82
on Mar 26, 2005 -
Ok, I wasn't going to say anything when Witty decided to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to ruin amberglow's thread
with his particular (read: vapid, boring) brand of insane troll logic. However, he then decided an interesting course of action would be to make a similarly unwarranted (perhaps even moreso) comment
in an unrelated thread.
Therefore, I politely and humbly request that Witty please refrain from making similarily irrelevant--and snide--comments in the future, at least in in the blue.
posted by The God Complex
on Jun 14, 2004 -
We've all seen what can happen when MeFi devolves into pointless personality conflicts: the site gets hijacked to propogate something that 99.9% of the users don't care about. We've also all seen one member virtually drag another into such conflicts, making a two-way crapfest out of what was originally just one-sided goofiness...[more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly
on Oct 7, 2003 -
Us declares itself above the law.
Other than one or two people here and there talking about the topic at hand, this thread was basically a shouting match and trolling session. Is this the level of debate that now passes for inteligent from the MetaFilter community?
posted by Zool
on May 6, 2002 -
I'd use the word troll
in this case, but it has some connotations that are a bit loaded given the subject.
posted by briank
on May 1, 2002 -
Was I trolling?
I had an admittedly heated reaction to an issue I care about, and blasted "conservatives/republicans/the right" as a group. But was I way outta line?
posted by owillis
on May 13, 2001 -