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rather... super troll

Jul 19 '05 #2

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Do Re Mi chel La Si Do wrote:
rather... super troll


100% Agreed.

Can anyone say, "This looks like spam... Feels like spam... and is about
as useful here in the Python forums as spam -- therfore my conclusion is
that his VB message probably IS SPAM." :-D

Brian
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Jul 19 '05 #3

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On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 14:50:48 GMT, Brian <de**********@netscape.com> wrote:
Do Re Mi chel La Si Do wrote:
rather... super troll


100% Agreed.

Can anyone say, "This looks like spam... Feels like spam... and is about
as useful here in the Python forums as spam -- therfore my conclusion is
that his VB message probably IS SPAM." :-D

Brian
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Hmmmm . . .tough call.

After all, Spam is nearly ALWAYS ON topic for a Python group.

*enjoys his spam bacon eggs spam spam and spam*

Jul 19 '05 #4

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Brian said unto the world upon 25/06/2005 10:50:
Do Re Mi chel La Si Do wrote:
rather... super troll

100% Agreed.

Can anyone say, "This looks like spam... Feels like spam... and is about
as useful here in the Python forums as spam -- therfore my conclusion is
that his VB message probably IS SPAM." :-D

Brian
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What would settle it is finding out if it floats :-)

Brian vdB

Jul 19 '05 #5

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Hi,

Not being from anglo-saxon heritage, I keep wondering why spammers always
(or very often) get called 'trolls' ?

I mean fantasy fiction has brought us many hugly beasts (goblin, warlock,
orc, dark elf ....)

The trolls, as I recall, grow back their limns once those have been cut by
the nice folks.

Is that the reason ?

Regards,

Philippe


Do Re Mi chel La Si Do wrote:

rather... super troll


Jul 19 '05 #6

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Sorry, limbs (plus I check in a dictionnary first!)
Philippe C. Martin wrote:
limns


Jul 19 '05 #7

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Philippe> Not being from anglo-saxon heritage, I keep wondering why
Philippe> spammers always (or very often) get called 'trolls' ?

Fishing from a boat that is moving slowly is called "trolling". You're
slowly dragging bait or a lure through the water to entice a fish to bite
your hook. Similarly, when someone posts a provocative message to a mailing
list or Usenet newsgroup (or other discussion forum, I suppose) they are
often trying to get someone else to "take their bait".

See also: http://www.answers.com/troll

Skip
Jul 19 '05 #8

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Woof!

And I thought my english was improving !

I'm laughing very hard right now, thanks !

Philippe


Skip Montanaro wrote:

Philippe> Not being from anglo-saxon heritage, I keep wondering why
Philippe> spammers always (or very often) get called 'trolls' ?

Fishing from a boat that is moving slowly is called "trolling". You're
slowly dragging bait or a lure through the water to entice a fish to bite
your hook. Similarly, when someone posts a provocative message to a
mailing list or Usenet newsgroup (or other discussion forum, I suppose)
they are often trying to get someone else to "take their bait".

See also: http://www.answers.com/troll

Skip


Jul 19 '05 #9

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On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 15:36:06 -0400, Philippe C. Martin wrote
(in article <Gm*****************@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com> ):
Hi,

Not being from anglo-saxon heritage, I keep wondering why spammers always
(or very often) get called 'trolls' ?

I mean fantasy fiction has brought us many hugly beasts (goblin, warlock,
orc, dark elf ....)

The trolls, as I recall, grow back their limns once those have been cut by
the nice folks.

Is that the reason ?

Regards,

Philippe


Do Re Mi chel La Si Do wrote:

rather... super troll


Actually there are many understandings, but many stem from a "something ugly"
sense as in the old Norse legend.

In the context of the internet, the meaning is usually:
To "troll" means to allure, to fish, to entice or to bait. An internet troll is someone who fishes for people's confidence and, once found, exploits it.
Internet deception relies on exploiting trust and building confidence, and
the rewards can be financial or psychological.


As you can see, though, the context could be any communication, from anyone
from the common criminal to the established political, religious, or business
leader :~)

Lee C
"God save us from those that would save us." -- my grandmother c1945


Jul 19 '05 #10

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"Philippe C. Martin" <ph******@philippecmartin.com> writes:
Woof!

And I thought my english was improving !

I'm laughing very hard right now, thanks !

Philippe
You might note that a fisherman who is trolling is *not* called a
troll. In that context, the "troll" is the lure/line that is being
used to troll.

And to think people wanted to *program* in this language!

<mike
Skip Montanaro wrote:

Philippe> Not being from anglo-saxon heritage, I keep wondering why
Philippe> spammers always (or very often) get called 'trolls' ?

Fishing from a boat that is moving slowly is called "trolling". You're
slowly dragging bait or a lure through the water to entice a fish to bite
your hook. Similarly, when someone posts a provocative message to a
mailing list or Usenet newsgroup (or other discussion forum, I suppose)
they are often trying to get someone else to "take their bait".

See also: http://www.answers.com/troll

Skip


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