Types of Forum Trolls

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Administrator Since: Apr 03, 2002

I found this kinda funny from elsewhere:

Blue Troll - A relatively benign species, interested primarily in the gathering and dissemination of useful and interesting information -- a "scholar among trolls", if you will.

Bee Troll - A species much like the above, butunfortunately, have an irresistable streak inside them that will not let them dly pass up a spelling mistake without correcting it.

Grey Troll - Who posts an inflammatory comment, and then claims later that they were asking a legitimate question. These trolls seem to have a problem with math, as they don't make their second post on any given number. Their alignment would probably be more Chaotic than the Bee, or the Blue.

Viva-Troll - Who subsists on a diet of straight caffein, and sugar injections. These trolls usually embroil themselves in a flame war, then post a "comeback" after every post by other users, any time of day, or night.

Math Troll - These Trolls are strictly lawful, beleiving victory can only be obtained through the sheer number of posts they made. To ensure their victory in a battle, they will post singular sentences over numerous posts, to counter one persons idea. These trolls are extremely annoying, and dangerous, seeing as how they continue to attack at every turn, but say very little at what it is they are attacking.

Rip Van Troll - Who wakes up in time to be in the middle of a flamewar, and decides to repost the first message on his/her newsreader with a nasty comment, while the world has already moved beyond the first post (whatever it may be) and delved into the deep psychology of Gary Gygax.

High Cleric Troll - These trolls are fully capable of resurrecting old flamewars and starting them fresh, simply by laying on hands, and a few words of wisdom. Unfortunately for us, their following is extremely large.

Anti-Troll (AKA Troll Hunter) - A special type of Ranger (read: Ranger kit) that has Trolls as their species enemy and will fixate on flaming a specific Troll and being rude to all other Trolls sometimes aleinating friends and allies in his quest to rid the world of Trolls or die trying.

Doppleganger Troll - This troll is really a regular in the newsgroup he's posting in, but in times when he wishes to troll, he forges his headers and assumes another email address and takes upon a separate identity. He sometimes enteres the thread as his old self to try to confuse other posters into not believing it's really him 8)

Cowardly Troll - I have encounterd him in my journeys among Usenet. This type of troll is quite obvious, but when a poster calls him a troll and points it out to him, this troll vehemently denies trolling and insists that he's enlightening the masses.

Ego Troll - Who seems to reply to his own comments or question under another personality. He starts a flamewar against himself hoping some people will hate and insult one of the two. He also likes waffles.

Noble Troll - This troll does his best to make an entire newsgroup into one huge flamewar. But, what separates this troll from the others is that this troll takes pride in being a troll and even starts to brag on a newsgroup that he gets fan mail. These trolls think their actions are works of art much like a Michaelangelo, but they turn out to be anything but.....

Impotent Troll - A troll who is genuinely malicious and malevolent, but the newsgroup readers regard him/her/it as comical in his/her/its monotonous rantings. It is usually highly susceptible to counter-trolling.

Thoul (Ghoul Troll) - This breed commonly feeds in soc.history.ancient. We could define it as someone who is at first glance seems to be very fearsome. He's ghoulishly attracted to issues long dead and theories long killed. His chief attack is a continuing flamefest, which will ultimately paralyse the victim with boredom.

PseudoTroll - That's the type who after getting brutally trolled and caught hook line and sinker, posting response after response to trolling, claims that, in actuality, THEY are the troll, trolling the original troll by pretending to be really worked up and upset at the troll.

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Since: Nov 27, 2007

Dec 23, 2008 07:18 pm

hahaha, tis pretty funny.
i actually dunno what to write without falling into a catagorey.

well at least for this time.
i've proly been in most those cats before.

Since: Nov 27, 2007

Dec 23, 2008 07:19 pm

uh, i think i just roasted myself, and again, by posting twice. ahh.

Ne'er ate 'er
Since: Apr 05, 2006

Dec 23, 2008 07:25 pm

Criminy, anyone who has hung out on the FARK threads for more than several hours has seen every one of these. A savvy user recognizes most of them within two posts.

Godwin's Law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies)states:

"As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."

This classic adage is still, and will always be, true:

Arguing on the Internet is like competing in the Special Olympics.


Even if you win, you're still retarded.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Dec 23, 2008 07:28 pm

Oh, yeah, I see Godwin's law invoked on the Google AdSense support group daily...and call it out often.

That picture is awesome...my wife and I apparently have very different senses of humor...

Eat Spam before it eats YOU!!!
Since: May 11, 2002

Dec 23, 2008 10:36 pm

when describing trolls one should include autotard or saladshooter...a script developed to mindlessly argue or say nonsense that can cause an arguement... just to anger trolls...

Eat Spam before it eats YOU!!!
Since: May 11, 2002

Dec 23, 2008 10:50 pm

example output of my HRC AutoTard perl script

Oh, From where I stand it doesn't look like (including any derivative, upgrades, updates or new releases of DAWs) which means that in the event that the interface driver fails to load so as to render the best sound.

The tutorial does not want to show how a gap is bridged, but how a bridge collapses, does it?

Actually, Which means that in the event that (and failing miserably) whether the audio was intended primarily to INCLUDE singing, the derivative works that the band was to develop?

Steve Jobs is going to pick up the pieces, isn't he?

Yes, Aside from the fact that in what part of workflow do third-party soudfonts never was part of then recording deal for the lable to create derivative work from.

It's all rapidly coming together now.


Ne'er ate 'er
Since: Apr 05, 2006

Dec 24, 2008 12:23 am

Online help:


Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
Since: Jun 24, 2004

Dec 24, 2008 02:37 pm

So, when someone says, "Go read the manual!" to the noob with the new program, which catagory is that?

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Dec 24, 2008 04:37 pm

Depends on if they did read the manual :)

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Dec 25, 2008 12:40 am

Nice, very funny for sure.

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