Trolling hubs???????

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  1. RKHenry profile image76
    RKHenryposted 9 years ago

    What does trolling hubs mean?

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      Leta Sposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So, RK... I hate to tell ya, but one of the "Senior" Hubbers (term picked off of a person who had been here much longer than me, not my "lame" term, lol, lol, never to be used again,wink) thought you were a troll.  Because you have strong opinions (ALWAYS good in my book)and express them a certain way...and post interesting topics...

      Oh, you know the rest!  smile

      You know, when someone posts a topic on the forum, I suppose they do want others to post there, or do want to invite a discussion...

      1. SweetiePie profile image85
        SweetiePieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Are you poking fun of my dislike of the term senior and junior hubber.  I simply think it has negative connotations lol.

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          Leta Sposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          It does! Just assumes some things, doesn't it?  I only used it once because, you know, when in Rome, do as the Romans...  And that IS what those certain someones think, I believe.  smile

          1. SweetiePie profile image85
            SweetiePieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Sorry if anyone does not like that I find that term annoying.  It is just my opinion, and I am sure there are other terms people do not like either smile.  Certain acronyms just drive me buggy too, like sahm and ttyl.

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    Whikatposted 9 years ago

    That's a good question. I have seen that expression on a hub, and was unsure about the meaning also. I guess I just thought it was something like following someone else using the hubtivity, but I could be way off.

  3. brad4l profile image80
    brad4lposted 9 years ago

    Well a troll on the Internet "is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community...with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.

    Wikipedia: Internet Troll

    I would think that trolling hubs are hubs set up with the sole intention of trolling. Or, comments left on hubs with the sole intention of trolling.

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      Whikatposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      OH Damn, I am probably thought to be guilty of that, because of my last comment, I made to imadork(troll) on the religious forum. I was dealing with trolls, so I got stupid and said something to the effect that I was just trying to get a rise out of some people. I wish I would have known this information yesterday, before I posted my stupid comment.  In my defense:It is very frustrating when you post a religious question on a religious forum, and instead of getting an honest answer, you get nothing but crap from people who have no intention on answering the question.

      Thank you so much for letting me know what this means. Now, I can be very careful never to do it again. :-)

      It's probably best for me and my sanity to just stay away from the forum, that way I can stay out of trouble, and away from the many trolls on this forum. Thanks again for the definition.

  4. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    I read the other thread and the impression I got was the hubber was receiving unwanted comments.  The best thing to do is to spam and delete those comments, which means next time around comments from that IP will go to the spam filter.

  5. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    Trolling means that someone moves from hub to hub reading articles and making commnents. I troll , you troll, we all troll!!! lolololo big_smile

    1. relache profile image84
      relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Trolling is when your comments are made with the purposeful intention of being inflammatory, insulting and are meant to start fights.

      1. AEvans profile image78
        AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Well I was looking at the upside of things and didn't know that trolling also meant picking fights, I guess many do that in the religion forum. big_smile

        1. AEvans profile image78
          AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          By the way Relache I got the piercings, they are definitely a little uncomfotable but worth it, what would you recommend?

  6. goldentoad profile image60
    goldentoadposted 9 years ago

    I for one troll hubs with the intent to start a riot and to give bad, fake, duplicate writing hubbers with no avatars a hard time. It is my sick pleasure to do so.

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Now that's a good idea golden one. Let's all take out the garbage sometimes.

  7. Mrvoodoo profile image60
    Mrvoodooposted 9 years ago

    ^ I ain't gettin on no plane! (sorry, couldn't resist)

  8. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    "Learn something every day" - I always thought being a troll meant leaving spam-type links on discussions.  (Kind of makes a person a little more reluctant to post honest opinions and instead say either nothing, or something syrupy.)

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    Leta Sposted 9 years ago

    Bah!  Discussion boards are for discussion, Lisa.  And last time I checked, we all were allowed freedom of speech as a human right.  Why!  It's even listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Making it somewhat international in conception.

    smile

    1. SweetiePie profile image85
      SweetiePieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You are right Lita.  I admire your ability to always speak your mind.

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        Leta Sposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Well, I believe in it very much.  I think writers/artists/journalists/teachers, etc. should...  There are enough places where speech is somewhat stifled.  Say, in a corporation that is very political for fear of reprisal, I dunno...

        You and Countrywomen, Sweetie--you guys are just nice, I think...

        To quote hubber urimidden, lol, (who is darn scary-seriously, check his stuff out--though within reason I support his right to say it), !Freedom!

        1. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
          GeneriqueMediaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Agreed. I may not like what someone says, and I've actually yet to have a bad response to a Hub...but as long as it doesn't detract and only adds (even in a cynical, mocking tone..) than who am I to deny someone a comment?

          G|M

          1. AEvans profile image78
            AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I seoond that and to think I thought trolling was a positive thing.big_smile

            1. RKHenry profile image76
              RKHenryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Apparently not!mad

        2. AEvans profile image78
          AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I thought he was a bit odd as well until I really began to read his writing and he speaks the truth. He is a genuis by nature and that is why many find him odd, but he is also genuine when he speaks. smile

  10. MotherHubber profile image60
    MotherHubberposted 9 years ago

    Interesting discussion.  I thought the term "troll" simply pertained to my ex-husband.  I am enlightened.

    1. Lisa HW profile image66
      Lisa HWposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have an orange-haired troll standing in my kitchen cabinet over my stove.  I don't really know how he got there, but he's been there for years - right next to a tea canister.  When I see the word, "troll", I think of my kitchen troll.

      1. SweetiePie profile image85
        SweetiePieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Speaking of trolls, I thought those troll dolls with the colorful hair were always cute.

  11. flread45 profile image78
    flread45posted 9 years ago

    If you want to TROLL!!!Pop over to hubpages.com/hub/How-to- catch-trout and do some fishin..

  12. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    Urimidden is very deep in his thinking about break-ups, and I admire him for writing hubs like that.  Personally I just do not think about those type of things to that extent, but it is pretty amazing the thought he puts into it.

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    Leta Sposted 9 years ago

    OK...Um, noooo girls and boys, really, no...and I'm not afraid to say it (oops, that was not reference to a previous old comment).

    I defend to the death his right to say what he's saying (free speech until it hurts someone basically, here)--and also believe that it's good he's got an audience. Probably a very good thing.  However, as I'm really not bad at analyzing writing (and as in part that is what I do for a living...essentially), uh, Kaczynski's manifesto comes to mind.  Only Kaczynski was more readable.

    1. AEvans profile image78
      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Lita, you are so nutty , we only need one more of you on here.big_smile

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        Leta Sposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Well, lol, I suppose it is possible... smile.  But I'm not dangerous.  Not so sure about that guy.  Don't be giving out numbers or anything of that sort over there...

        1. AEvans profile image78
          AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          He is unique , very unique, thank goodness he can't come through the computer..big_smile so he is safe on this end. lololo big_smile

 
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