Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/09/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Kodak Focus (Now Troll)
From: Jerry Lehrer <>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:48:17 -0700
References: <> <004701c383a4$132bab10$>


Right, like your friend Phill Kneene,  trollmeister.


Sonny Carter wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 2:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Kodak Focus on Digital - Clucking home
> > In a message dated 9/25/03 11:17:13 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > writes:
> >
> > > Anyone who says that film will rebound and digital will fade is
> > >  either smoking crack, or being a troll.
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > The classic definition of a troll is the little guy under the bridge who
> > warns you the bridge is about to collapse. If you define a troll as
> someone who
> > meanders about in a boat trying to fish, you got the wrong landlubber.
> Wrong again, After:
> The Jargon Dictionary -
> troll
> troll     v.,n.     1. [From the Usenet group alt.folklore.urban] To utter a
> posting on Usenet designed to attract predictable responses or flames; or,
> the post itself. Derives from the phrase "trolling for newbies" which in
> turn comes from mainstream "trolling", a style of fishing in which one
> trails bait through a likely spot hoping for a bite. The well-constructed
> troll is a post that induces lots of newbies and flamers to make themselves
> look even more clueless than they already do, while subtly conveying to the
> more savvy and experienced that it is in fact a deliberate troll. If you
> don't fall for the joke, you get to be in on it. See also YHBT.
>  2.  An individual who chronically trolls in sense 1; regularly posts
> specious arguments, flames or personal attacks to a newsgroup, discussion
> list, or in email for no other purpose than to annoy someone or disrupt a
> discussion. Trolls are recognizable by the fact that the have no real
> interest in learning about the topic at hand - they simply want to utter
> flame bait. Like the ugly creatures they are named after, they exhibit no
> redeeming characteristics, and as such, they are recognized as a lower form
> of life on the net, as in, "Oh, ignore him, he's just a troll."
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