What is a troll?

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    What is a troll?

    Unfortunatly the thread in which this information would have been best fitted was closed too soon for enlightenment.

    To all the "new" or noob users of the forum this is what a Troll is.
    http://jargon.mu.nu/Archives/002047.html



    On another note - if your going to try to be a smart ass by stating definitions - it would be a good idea to check a source that relates to the subject matter AND syntax. Forum slang/lingo or JARGON definitions are found in Jargon Files - not websters dictionary.


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    I've been on BBSes for 43 years. Back when they had teletype terminals and printf really did just print "f"

    a troll is derived from the days of ultima online (1989), when an ascii character was actually a little picture of a troll
    people used to post it when they really got ........ed off.

    The troll was eventually replaced with # because Microsoft (inventors of ASCII) were sued by tolkiens daughter over patent infringement.
    Last edited by Brian; 09-19-2003 at 03:46 PM.

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