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  1. SubscriberPonderable
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    22 Oct '12 14:40
    There is a challenge out there and I hope the community will know what to do.

    Cheers
  2. Subscriberrookie54
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    22 Oct '12 14:41
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    There is a challenge out there and I hope the community will know what to do.

    Cheers
    i was perplexed as to how to answer that silliness, and you sir, have shown me the high road...

    kudos...
  3. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    22 Oct '12 15:11
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    There is a challenge out there and I hope the community will know what to do.

    Cheers
    Silence can be the most eloquent reply.
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    22 Oct '12 15:26
    Billygoat Gruff will take care of the trolls, so no feeding will be needed.
  5. Subscriberrookie54
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    22 Oct '12 18:29
    don't feed the animals!!!
  6. Subscriberrookie54
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    22 Oct '12 20:35
    telling him what he is doing,
    is exactly what he wants to hear...
    yer anguished moans, the guttural groans,
    are sweet music to his ears...

    tsk...
  7. SubscriberKewpie
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    22 Oct '12 20:37
    "Don't feed the troll" used to appear in threads where trolls were frolicking, but not any more. Seems the trolls are winning. 🙁
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    22 Oct '12 20:40
    Originally posted by HandyAndy

    Silence can be the most eloquent reply.
    Imam Ali was correct.
  9. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    22 Oct '12 20:48
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Imam Ali was correct.
    Has he ever been incorrect?
  10. Standard memberapathist
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    22 Oct '12 23:30
    None of you can successfully define what a troll is.
  11. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    22 Oct '12 23:55
    Originally posted by apathist
    None of you can successfully define what a troll is.
    Enlighten us.
  12. Subscriberrookie54
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    23 Oct '12 00:03
    Originally posted by apathist
    None of you can successfully define what a troll is.
    *hangs head in shame*
    *kicks dirt*

    shuffles off aimlessly to find a cliff to jump off*
  13. Standard memberapathist
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    23 Oct '12 01:42
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Enlighten us.
    So you admit you don't know how to use the word.
  14. SubscriberKewpie
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    23 Oct '12 02:042 edits
    Originally posted by apathist
    None of you can successfully define what a troll is.
    1. A troll is someone who posts inflammatory or off-topic messages in an online forum, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response.
    2. A troll is someone who posts something for the sole purpose of inciting response or argument.
    3. People toss the term around now for anyone they don't agree with, but that's just what the internet has done for society.

    {all of the above are quotes from different web forums}

    RHP posters use the word "troll" to cover all the various internet pests who disrupt the smooth flow of conversational chat in forum threads. We know the original meaning was narrower than this, but we're using it in its wider sense.

    Posting racist, xenophobic or pornographic stuff earns a deletion and sometimes a forum or site ban, and rightly so. Posting irrelevant off-topic stuff, such as links to things which don't advance the discussion, is not in the same league and can be tolerated, provided that you don't have a short fuse. The General Forum is probably the only place on RHP where it SHOULD be tolerated, in my opinion.
  15. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    23 Oct '12 02:061 edit
    Originally posted by apathist
    So you admit you don't know how to use the word.
    I've never used the word. Tell us what you think it means.
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