[quote]Wow, very controlling, and defaming. …
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The term troll should be used with attention since it is a very easy way of undermining an opposing point of view. Sometimes, overly using the word “troll” may constitute trolling in itself.
Re: Defaming and controlling: “Stalkers may slander or defame the character of their victims which may isolate the victims and give the stalkers more control or a feeling of power.”
Ha ha ha! That’s rich, indeed. I point out that a particular act on your part is “trollish” and you start screaming, 'shenanigans!" meh … if you think for one minute, you have been “defamed” in any way that is actionable, locate some some money that you don’t mind wasting, throw it at a lawyer, and get yourself some education on the matter.
Wikipedia may be useful for a lot of things, but you have to be able to understand the different contexts in which words are used, particularly when it comes to things that have common usage meanings and legal meanings, or you will end up just looking ignorant when you repeat things you read.
This forum is for “3rd Party Software & Scripts”, and the thread was about BlueVoda. Your interjecting your whine/bitch/kvetch/protest/whatever with scjessey’s linking practices and/or sysop activity in the wiki does constitue “trolling” in my opinion, and blathering on about how you interpret Wikipedia’s definitions of such behavior is just as “off-topic” as your original trollish post.
If you don’t like your posts being referred to as “trollish”, then don’t make off-topic posts that attack others and hijack threads.
It’s simple enough to start your own thread, in an appropriate forum with an accurately descriptive subject/title, though I admit that might not meet the goals of a “troll”, because people could then actually choose to read the post based on it’s subject, rather than have it foisted upon them when viewing a thread about a WYSYWYG html editor. A lot of users use the “flat” view in this forum, and changing the subject line doesn’t remove the “off-topic” post from that view.