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renstar
Sep 7th, 2011, 02:08 AM
Seems whenever a fan of a player hears anything whatsover negative by a poster their automatically a "troll"

Just wondering what the correct definition of this is anyway

Moveyourfeet
Sep 7th, 2011, 02:11 AM
Just wondering what the correct definition of this is anyway

You in the Lord Munkton global warming thread.

You're welcome.

renstar
Sep 7th, 2011, 02:12 AM
You in the Lord Munkton global warming thread.

You're welcome.

Kiss my arse bitch:lol:

Mary Cherry.
Sep 7th, 2011, 02:15 AM
Mega DC.

In The Zone
Sep 7th, 2011, 02:20 AM
Smitten (Serenidad), Mega DC, Vikapower, madmax.

pedropt
Sep 7th, 2011, 02:21 AM
It's a tie between Mega DC and Claycourter.

cowsonice
Sep 7th, 2011, 02:27 AM
TWAT awards happened a couple of months ago...:tape:

Brad[le]y.
Sep 7th, 2011, 02:28 AM
It's a tie between Mega DC and Claycourter.

Graftard ;)

Valupatitta
Sep 7th, 2011, 02:30 AM
Pushniacki is the biggest troll on the WTA tour.

Moveyourfeet
Sep 7th, 2011, 02:57 AM
Pushniacki is the biggest troll on the WTA tour.

lol

Njalle
Sep 7th, 2011, 03:08 AM
Trolling is not acknowledging what a great player Wozniacki really is. She's the future of the WTA, after all. Serena, Venus, Masha, Kim, Henin are all in the past.

rimon
Sep 7th, 2011, 03:20 AM
Someone who tries to cause trouble, and get a rise out of people. They are really just a s waste of time, and others should (but don't) ignore them.

Burisleif
Sep 7th, 2011, 03:24 AM
Pushniacki is the biggest troll on the WTA tour.

^Pure troll message... designed to provoke a fight.

Trolling is not acknowledging what a great player Wozniacki really is. She's the future of the WTA, after all. Serena, Venus, Masha, Kim, Henin are all in the past.

^This is flaming or flame baiting, it's more subtle, and by leaving out Maria will cause an emotional response of high pitched, out of bounds, troll posts increasing the disruptive effect by causing disruption from various sources, rather than just the original troll.

Valupatitta
Sep 7th, 2011, 03:26 AM
Trolling is not acknowledging what a great player Wozniacki really is. She's the future of the WTA, after all. Serena, Venus, Masha, Kim, Henin are all in the past.

Serena is in the past????? i dunno what year you're living in but apparently this year is 2011 and serena is the FAVOURITE to win the US Open. Where's Pushniacki? oh we all know she won't win LOL. please... figure out what year you're living in. its not the year 2020 yet

Le Tenisse
Sep 7th, 2011, 03:32 AM
To mention examples here is gonna be :rolls:

btw, where´s Claycourter?.

Brad[le]y.
Sep 7th, 2011, 03:34 AM
To mention examples here is gonna be :rolls:

btw, where´s Claycourter?.he got banned, came back as Graftard, and got banned again.

shame, he was my favortie troll :awww:

Njalle
Sep 7th, 2011, 03:41 AM
Serena is in the past????? i dunno what year you're living in but apparently this year is 2011 and serena is the FAVOURITE to win the US Open. Where's Pushniacki? oh we all know she won't win LOL. please... figure out what year you're living in. its not the year 2020 yet

Sometimes this is just too easy...

tkutsaar
Sep 7th, 2011, 04:12 AM
I have always wondered what the definition of a troll is as applied to this forum. In general a troll is considered to be a poster who goes against the grain of a message board. For example I opine on a political message board which espouses a certain political point of view and a troll is a poster who argues against the political view of the board. Similarly I dabble in message boards of certain authors I like and a troll there would be a poster that does not like the author’s works. I’ve also perused Caro’s message board and obviously a troll there would be a Caro hater.

So at first blush it would seem that a troll here would be one who does not like women’s tennis and thinks “real” tennis is men’s tennis. But one is only allowed to post about women’s tennis so that those who truly do not like women’s tennis have no scope to opine their vitriol.

I would have thought that since this board does celebrate women’s tennis then a troll would be one who posts uncomplimentary remarks about a player. But I find this board tolerates an amazing amount of pure venom directed at players and not just Caro either although as No 1 player she seems to attract the most hatred in this board.

I notice when Caro wins especially a match where the opponent nearly beats her, then this board goes ballistic. The most egregious example was the SF victory she had over Jankovic at Charleston. It would appear that as Caro was on a roll but Jankovic’s forte is clay surface so there were great expectations for a Jankovic victory. When that did not transpire the comments in the rehash thread were so virulent that the thread was stopped by the mods within one hour of the conclusion of the match and the output had reached 15 outrageous pages.

I do scratch my heads at this state of affairs. Given the prevalence of so many Caro haters in this forum, one gets the impression that is the norm or consensus for this forum. I recall one poster proudly claim that he/she was a Caro hater long before it was fashionable to be one. Perhaps the definition of a troll on this board then is a Caro fan. And if that is truly the right definition I believe we could rename this forum as the Twilight Zone for Women’s Tennis.

Dazza01
Sep 7th, 2011, 05:14 AM
1. Troll:

One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.


3. Troll:

1a. Noun
One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.

1b. Noun
A person who, on a message forum of some type, attacks and flames other members of the forum for any of a number of reasons such as rank, previous disagreements, sex, status, ect.
A troll usually flames threads without staying on topic, unlike a "Flamer" who flames a thread because he/she disagrees with the content of the thread.

1c. Noun
A member of an internet forum who continually harangues and harasses others. Someone with nothing worthwhile to add to a certain conversation, but rather continually threadjacks or changes the subject, as well as thinks every member of the forum is talking about them and only them. Trolls often go by multiple names to circumvent getting banned.


I generally agree with these definitions. I can only hazard a guess what the modus operandi trolls have, in many ways; but I guess that they are masochistic. :shrug:

(In the sense that they get a rise out of acerbic diatribes and continue to incite anger for said kicks.)


I have always wondered what the definition of a troll is as applied to this forum. In general a troll is considered to be a poster who goes against the grain of a message board. For example I opine on a political message board which espouses a certain political point of view and a troll is a poster who argues against the political view of the board. Similarly I dabble in message boards of certain authors I like and a troll there would be a poster that does not like the author’s works. I’ve also perused Caro’s message board and obviously a troll there would be a Caro hater.

So at first blush it would seem that a troll here would be one who does not like women’s tennis and thinks “real” tennis is men’s tennis. But one is only allowed to post about women’s tennis so that those who truly do not like women’s tennis have no scope to opine their vitriol.

I would have thought that since this board does celebrate women’s tennis then a troll would be one who posts uncomplimentary remarks about a player. But I find this board tolerates an amazing amount of pure venom directed at players and not just Caro either although as No 1 player she seems to attract the most hatred in this board.

I notice when Caro wins especially a match where the opponent nearly beats her, then this board goes ballistic. The most egregious example was the SF victory she had over Jankovic at Charleston. It would appear that as Caro was on a roll but Jankovic’s forte is clay surface so there were great expectations for a Jankovic victory. When that did not transpire the comments in the rehash thread were so virulent that the thread was stopped by the mods within one hour of the conclusion of the match and the output had reached 15 outrageous pages.

I do scratch my heads at this state of affairs. Given the prevalence of so many Caro haters in this forum, one gets the impression that is the norm or consensus for this forum. I recall one poster proudly claim that he/she was a Caro hater long before it was fashionable to be one. Perhaps the definition of a troll on this board then is a Caro fan. And if that is truly the right definition I believe we could rename this forum as the Twilight Zone for Women’s Tennis.


I totally agree with you here Tkutsaar. But I can understand, to a certain extent, why members on this forum would assume a Caroline fan would automatically equate to being a troll, as some prolific posters fans come under this banner. (The squeaky wheel gets the attention, after all.)

But people disliking or hating her to the point of absurdity (either because of her game style, or because of the blatant archetype one assumes all her fans to be, therefore making them "hate" her as if she has control over her fan base) is something I cannot fathom.

Mistress of Evil
Sep 7th, 2011, 03:30 PM
The OP should just go through some of his previous posts/look himself in the mirior and will get a pretty good idea what trolling is about :yeah:

Smitten (Serenidad), Mega DC, Vikapower, madmax.

that one is actually enjoyable to read;

Brad[le]y.
Sep 8th, 2011, 04:08 AM
Graftard/Claycourter, is the best troll:

:happy:

Of course Kuz has better variety despite being quite one dimensional because Clijsters has ZERO variety. She camps behind the baseline and grinds her opponents down. Why do you think she had so many injuries in her career despite playing less than other players?

Her serve is atrocious. Laughable to compare her to Kuz at all. Kuz at her best is has a decent serve. Clijsters has NO serve. She regularly DF's 10+ per match and her hold serve % is pathetic for a top player. What the hell does speed have to do with it? Soderling serves harder than Federer, is he a better server? NO.

Kuz's FH is much better as well, it doesn't break down to such horrific levels as Clijsters'. BH's are roughly equal.

I can't believe so many clowns actually think that big talent= automatic achievements. Clijsters' talent is limited, but she works harder/less of a headcase so she has better results.

:happy::lol:

renstar
Sep 8th, 2011, 04:13 AM
The OP should just go through some of his previous posts/look himself in the mirior and will get a pretty good idea what trolling is about :yeah:



that one is actually enjoyable to read;

If your referring to my thread on the scam/sham of so called man made climate change, then think again. This board is on tennis, nothing to do with politics, so an opinion on a political issue, which this is, cannot possibly be trolling.

You are entitled to your deluded opinion, but guess what, thats just YOUR opinion, which doesn't make it fact or reality.

In fact I file your opinion in the same rubbish file as the AGW so called consensus science rubbish bin file.

ta ta

LUVMIRZA
Sep 8th, 2011, 04:22 AM
The OP should just go through some of his previous posts/look himself in the mirior and will get a pretty good idea what trolling is about :yeah:



that one is actually enjoyable to read;



until it doesnt post anything abt Vika;)