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  • Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    What diameter troll & is the lever bar mounted?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    there’s a few more subtler ones about.

    the ‘big hitters argue’ thread derailment of old has stopped though.

    Elfin trolls himself on facebook now.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_cy4fricLU[/video]

    zangolin
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    Still plenty in the remote parts of Norway.

    daftvader
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    What tyres/wheels size for a troll?

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
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    Here’s a bike related troll for you

    http://surlybikes.com/bikes/troll

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    I think there was one seen on Mam Tor recently – actually, I take that back; was thinking of K Scout ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Seems like we’re not seeing enough of them these days.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    26 inch trolls are dead.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    The Mandela post had to be a troll. Why would you make yourself look that stupid without having a Google first?

    A quick whiz through the thread shows the OP never returned with further questions. Easist way to spot a troll.

    Naturally STWers lapped it up to show their political savvy.

    wordnumb
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    Why would you make yourself look that stupid without having a Google first?

    Should be written in bold text at the top of every forum on the internet.

    Trolling isn’t edgy anymore, once the BBC started running reports about the phenomena it suddenly looked like a lazy attempt to recreate Beadle’s About.

    fasthaggis
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    If trolls really are dead ,then there are some mind numbingly stupid posters that have taken their place. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    Trolling isn’t edgy anymore, once the BBC started running reports about the phenomena it suddenly looked like a lazy attempt to recreate Beadle’s About.

    No, the BBC reports ARE a massive troll, as they misuse the word and I’m always 4 paragraphs into a massive rant before I realise what’s happened. They use to describe online bullying/stalking. Troll is aimed at a community, not an individual. The moment you start to target an individual you step outside trolling. Richard Bacon doesn’t ‘have’ a troll, this perpetuated ignorance just because the word sounds good – AHHHHH… nope its happened again hasn’t it.

    #see what I mean

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’m with unklehomered – troll has become a term for an online attack/abuse whereas a proper troll is just deliberately derailing a thread/discussion.

    I think we need a new word for the latter.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    I’m with unklehomered – troll has become a term for an online attack/abuse whereas a proper troll is just deliberately derailing a thread/discussion.
    I think we need a new word for the latter.

    I can think of on it handily starts with T

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Nope – http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/is-obesity-really-a-disease

    Although Junkyard should really know better.

    *Considers starting a thread about appropriate names for the travelleing community.

    wordnumb
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    No, the BBC reports ARE a massive troll…

    True, but perhaps they dissuade trolling by reducing the ‘art’ to simple bullying by association.

    Bacon Troll.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    I think we need a new word for the latter.

    ASS. Abject **** stirrer.

    Don’t think “Assing” would be something desired as a label.

    camo16
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    On STW there seem to be less trolls around… but there’s also less interesting threads. So, maybe a few trolls are a necessary evil.

    I’d fill the gap, but I can’t seem to work up enough sustained irrationality. ๐Ÿ™

    I’m sure some of you lot could do better. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    See I’m not sure the STW definition of “trolling” really counts, certainly not in the BBC sense, they seem to consider a “Troll” someone who spends their time badmouthing dead children or soldiers on Facebook or doing their damndest to torment emotionally vulnerable people via the interwebz, which IMO sounds about the right description.

    STW’s definition of a “Troll” is anyone who starts a thread on 650b wheels or the relative merits of helmet use, or generally sets out to dissagree with the accepted wisdom of the STW “Hive Mind” on any given topic, normally arses, happy to offend the (rather thin skinned) users of this forum, but I don’t think they would even register on the Beebs “trollometer” scale. Our online bullys ain’t “proper” online bullys here I’m affraid.

    The odd off topic debates that get a bit heated on here are still relatively mild and pretty tightly policed IMO compared to some sites…

    troll has become a term for an online attack/abuse whereas a proper troll is just deliberately derailing a thread/discussion.
    I think we need a new word for the latter.

    I think the latter might already be quite accurately described by the term “Keyboard Warrior”…

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_%28Internet%29

    seems to reflect the changing use of the term in recent times.

    slackalice
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    STW’s definition of a “Troll” is anyone who starts a thread on 650b wheels or the relative merits of helmet use, or generally sets out to dissagree with the accepted wisdom dogma of the STW “Hive Mind” on any given topic.

    This.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    It’s worth noting that many STW users do probably drift in and out of the “troll” / “keyboard warrior” category on occasion and depending on the topic.

    I’m sure I’ve gotten to that point before simply by having a strong reaction to a topic or other users comments, or conversely, failing to take other posters and their opinions seriously, I’ll hold my hands up to it, but then upsetting an STW user isn’t all that hard…

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    wwaswas – Member
    I’m with unklehomered – troll has become a term for an online attack/abuse whereas a proper troll is just deliberately derailing a thread/discussion.

    I think we need a new word for the latter.

    How about a really bad word?

    I propose – derailleur!

    (single speed snicker) ๐Ÿ™‚

    CountZero
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    How about a really bad word?

    I propose – derailleur!

    (single speed snicker)
    ๐Ÿ˜†

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    “I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn’t it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailleur? We are getting soft… As for me, give me a fixed gear!”

    Henri Desgrange 1902

    Cheers

    Danny B

    dabble
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    those plasticine people look almost life like

    Mr Woppit
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    I’m one, apparently, and very nearly dead. Apparently… ๐Ÿ™„

    brakes
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    I’ve just realised, in August, I will have been on this website for 10 years.
    will I get long service award? or should I be publicly flogged for such a misdemeanor?

    maxtorque
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    Why is that bloke from “The Office” being chased by trolls??

    (referencing first pic posted in this thread way back in post #4)

    Toasty
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    Post another thread about a fantastic new Apple product and I’ll be out from under my bridge in seconds.

    IanW
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    Seems a troll is anyone called one by someone they disagre with, an easy accusation for those desperate to win a online debate.

    It was rolled out recently by a journalist for our local rag after he got mullered in a online debate, obviously didn’t like a two way discussion.

    maxtorque
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    If two trolls are having an argument, does one still call the other a troll when they disagree??

    CountZero
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    If a troll falls in a forest, would anybody hear it grunt?

    piemonster
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    If a troll falls in a forest, would anybody hear it grunt?

    ๐Ÿ˜†

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    Best not mention the ‘R’ word, lest somebody gets offended. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    piemonster
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    Rabelaisian?

    piemonster
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    racemiferous?

    piemonster
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    rampallian?

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