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Why do some of you respond to trolls?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by paste, Mar 21, 2014.


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  1. paste

    paste

    Oct 3, 2011
    Michigan
    Are you genuinely trying to change the trolls opinion? Are you simply trying to enlighten the troll? I know some of you guys are smart enough to realize if you stop responding to trolls, it'll go away yet you keep arguing with it. I'm quite puzzled as to why you do it even though you know the outcome. I'm starting to think you guys feel superior to the troll or what?
     
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

    Trolls know how to push the right buttons to make people react.
    It is the definition of a troll. Sometimes it is hard to resist.
     
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  4. Milk

    Milk

    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Well i'll respond to any damn post I want trolls or not! why are you concerned about controlling who I respond to? do you know who controlled what people were allowed to say or think or who they were allowed to talk to?

    that guy

    [​IMG]


    Just sayin....
     
  5. UncleFluffy

    UncleFluffy Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2009
    California
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    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
  6. Wow. A troll thread/post about troll posts.

    How unique. It gives a whole new meaning to "wasting time."
     
  7. Trolls brush right up against my desire to stir the pot. If a troll is successfully stirring the pot, I can maybe grab onto their spoon and push a little harder. I don't want to be the alpha troll, but being the beta, delta, or gamma troll is pretty fun sometimes. :p Honestly, that's why.
     
  8. lokikallas

    lokikallas

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    One upmanship can be fun.
     
  9. I have a bad temper, and sometimes a troll makes me blow my stack. I really have to control myself sometimes.
     
  10. paste

    paste

    Oct 3, 2011
    Michigan
    I sometimes respond to trolls for the lulz. Other times I start responding to them and go "wait a minute" and delete the post.
     
  11. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Basstalk247.com
    Oh OT.....

    I am so disappointed. You fell for it again.
     
  12. Boom762

    Boom762 I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    Ill only respond directly if the troll is incorrect. If they have proven their point then they win.
     
  13. Humbled

    Humbled Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    East of the Sun
    Because one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter?
     
  14. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Basstalk247.com
  15. paste

    paste

    Oct 3, 2011
    Michigan
    lol not sure why some of you guys think I'm trolling in the OP but there is a new troll around OT lately and im sure most of you guys know who it is without mentioning it. In two of the bigger threads, a lot of you guys keep debating this troll and keep using this thing called logic while feeding the troll rolls of logic and sources. Obviously troll's gonna troll and not read half your post while ignoring any sources you throw at it, yet, a lot of you continue to debate it. I don't think there's an exercise in futility more perfect then trying to debate a troll.

    And seriously, not even two posts into this thread and Hitler is mentioned. I love you guys.
     
  16. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
  17. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Bingo. In answer to the OP's question, it's entertainment.
     
  18. kenneffdupriest

    kenneffdupriest Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2013
    Kansas City
    Might wanna check you pants there OP.......but I think your a troll.

    I'm just sayin
     
  19. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
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    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I disagree.
     
  20. paste

    paste

    Oct 3, 2011
    Michigan



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