In a recent message on this newsgroup someone asked what a troll is.
A troll can be someome who posts something outrageous or rediculous,
simply to get people outraged or excited, or start a flame war on the
However, most of the time this word is used simply because someone
does not like or agree with something that was said on a newsgroup,
and this is their way of calling that person a LIAR or worse. In this
case, the REAL troll is the person who calls someone a "troll". This
word is often used and often over-used on Usenet and other public
Unless there is strong evidense that the original message was an
attempt to incite others to argue, the best thing to do when someone
posts a message calling someone a troll, is to add this person to your
kill-file. This means to use your newsreader software's FILTER, and
simply add this person to the filter, thus removing all of their
messages in the future. The internet can be a friendly place, but in
many cases, it's full of idiots who only want to pick a fight online,
because they can not do it in real life.
If someone calls you or anyone else a troll. Filter them, and you
will never see their messages again.