Why do some of you respond to trolls?

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  1. paste

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    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

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    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.
  3. Milk

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    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

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    Just sayin....
  4. Downunderwonder

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    In TBOT trolls ignore ME!
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  6. UncleFluffy

    UncleFluffy Gold Supporting Member

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    for the sport of it
  7. electracoyote

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    Wow. A troll thread/post about troll posts.

    How unique. It gives a whole new meaning to "wasting time."
  8. zachoff

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    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.
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    One upmanship can be fun.
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    I have a bad temper, and sometimes a troll makes me blow my stack. I really have to control myself sometimes.
  11. paste

    paste Supporting Member

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    I sometimes respond to trolls for the lulz. Other times I start responding to them and go "wait a minute" and delete the post.
  12. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star Supporting Member

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    Oh OT.....

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

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    Ill only respond directly if the troll is incorrect. If they have proven their point then they win.
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    Because one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter?
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    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star Supporting Member

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    So disappointed.
  16. paste

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    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.
  17. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Bingo. In answer to the OP's question, it's entertainment.
  19. kenneffdupriest

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    Might wanna check you pants there OP.......but I think your a troll.

    I'm just sayin
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    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I disagree.
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