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,) 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!
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...
Are you poking fun of my dislike of the term senior and junior hubber. I simply think it has negative connotations lol.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trolling means that someone moves from hub to hub reading articles and making commnents. I troll , you troll, we all troll!!! lolololo
Trolling is when your comments are made with the purposeful intention of being inflammatory, insulting and are meant to start fights.
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.
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.
"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.)
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.
You are right Lita. I admire your ability to always speak your mind.
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!
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?
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.
Interesting discussion. I thought the term "troll" simply pertained to my ex-husband. I am enlightened.
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.
If you want to TROLL!!!Pop over to hubpages.com/hub/How-to- catch-trout and do some fishin..
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.
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.
Lita, you are so nutty , we only need one more of you on here.
Well, lol, I suppose it is possible... . But I'm not dangerous. Not so sure about that guy. Don't be giving out numbers or anything of that sort over there...
by PoeticPhilosophy 7 years ago
Doesn't bother me one bit. I laughed and see the patheticness in these people so much now but decided I wanted to post about it and see if this has happened to anyone else. On one of my poems here is what someone wrote,"I am concerned about the image you selected, a silhouette of a woman...
by Tessa Schlesinger 4 years ago
Yup, there are trolls on hubpage forums. The goal of a troll is to make the 'victim' lose his/her cool. Then the troll is won. According to a recent study, trolls really are nasty people. They want to humiliate, embarras, belittle,, etc. They don't have any friends and are jealous people.They have...
by Dan W Miller 5 years ago
Why are these trolling HubPages members with no hubs written even allowed to stay on the site?So many say rude comments and give know-it-all "advice" yet don't even have ONE hub written. Like this person > LiveFreeBeFree Joined 2 years ago, has a 60 score and hasn't written a...
by Andrew 12 years ago
I still think comments should be comments, not discussions, that is the purpose of a forum. Maybe it would be a good idea that every author has a forum automatically made in a widget on there profile page and the topics are always the title of the Hub. That way you can discuss it and always edit...
by mythbuster 10 years ago
Okay, so this isn't intended to be a very serious topic/thread.Go ahead and express your opinion about forum trolls:(lookit all this space that needs to be filled)
by Kitty Fields 6 years ago
Do you all ever get soooo many negative comments on a single hub that you just get tired of dealing with it? If it was all positive comments that wouldn't bother me, heck I even like a good debate from time to time...but to have hundreds of comments from random people trying to shame my writing or...
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