Do you call out Trolls?

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  1. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 2 years ago

    Do you call out Trolls?

    Ignore them or call them out? Most people say "Do not feed the Trolls" but if I call them out - aren't I'm the one being the Troll then?

  2. Austinstar profile image84
    Austinstarposted 2 years ago

    Well, it depends. Some trolls are harmless and some are toxic. It's best to ignore them, but trolling really shouldn't be tolerated. It brings down the overall quality of any site that allows trolling.

  3. tirelesstraveler profile image78
    tirelesstravelerposted 2 years ago

    Uh?  What does calling out trolls mean.  Are they like spirits?

    1. ptosis profile image73
      ptosisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Grendel is a man-eating demon (never a good sign) that lives in the land of the Spear-Danes and attacks King Hrothgar's mead-hall, Heorot, every evening

  4. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 2 years ago

    Main Question: Generally no. Consider a troll is firstly defined with complete subjectivity and then collective. To me to call someone out means to challenge them like “Hey let’s meet in the parking lot and discuss this”.

    Question #2: This question is regard to strategy IMO. I will ignore, probably won’t call them out, but may enter dialogue if I am not sure they are trolling. Thus, again, is defining some entity as a troll. Consider on the worldwide web a troll can be an entity composed of many persons.

    Question #3: No unless you decide to be one. A troll is specific to a nature. Without becoming a Hub (maybe later) a troll is based on olden Norse Myth. A troll is not a gnome or a ghoul / ghost. A troll lives in a cave or under bridge. Their intent is to scare or cause fright.

    They want to disrupt a traveler’s journey and then run back into their cave or under bridge. Their tactics are screaming like a banshee, throwing rocks and sticks, and they like the cover of darkness. Sometimes when the collective stops passing by their cave or bridge they may scare another troll out of their lair.  More can be learned of trolls with the Poetic Edda and some Scandinavian lore and legend.

    Of course this is based upon experience, is a humble opinion, and myth.

    1. ptosis profile image73
      ptosisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Got the audio from 'Beowulf and Grendel 2005 movie. The best version (now unable to find) is Beowulf radio drama, "Out from the misty moors came .. Grendel"  Wish I can find that version again.

    2. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks twice ptosis :-). Choosing as best and the interesting story to read. I am a fan of Norse myth and Britain legend. I enjoyed reading about Beowulf's life adventure. I found it inspiring. I have a story of patches now in that era.

  5. Ericdierker profile image44
    Ericdierkerposted 2 years ago

    I wonder what it is that I do but I don't seem to have any problem with trolls. Where do you go to find them? I think I might like to meet one. Are they hideous and disgusting. Or just harmless creatures looking for some attention. Can they hurt you if you do not let them?
    Come on little troll. Here is a biscuit.

    1. ptosis profile image73
      ptosisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Very Hideous and Disgusting

  6. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
    LoisRyan13903posted 2 years ago

    I don't have to walk over a bridge, so I never had that issue.  But I think I might have hit one with my car

    1. ptosis profile image73
      ptosisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Whoever wants to cross the 'Bridge of Death' must answer me these questions three:

      Full scene:

    2. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
      LoisRyan13903posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I have to watch that.  I was referring to the Three Billy Goats Gruff fairy tale.


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