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to wonder how the hell in 2007 people still have to ask what a troll is

(61 Posts)
Twiglett Thu 28-Jun-07 18:49:18

on every single feckin' thread where the troll-hunters appear

hana Thu 28-Jun-07 18:49:45

maybe they are new to mumsnet, not everyone is as old as us lol

Twiglett Thu 28-Jun-07 18:50:32

its not a mumsnet term though

its a generic internet fora term

and the internet has been going an awfully long time

Pan Thu 28-Jun-07 18:52:39

What is a troll?

wordgirl Thu 28-Jun-07 18:52:49

It's fairly easy to work out from the context I would have thought

Twiglett Thu 28-Jun-07 18:53:00

Pan wins the points

wordgirl Thu 28-Jun-07 18:53:15

That wasn't in reply to Pan!

Twiglett Thu 28-Jun-07 18:53:44

don't worry wordgilr .. he's just being an ass

lulumama Thu 28-Jun-07 18:54:13

i did not know what a troll was until I joined mumsnet, around 9 months ago...had only been on a more fluffy forum..so never heard the term before.

Pan Thu 28-Jun-07 18:55:34

bit harsh.

McDreamy Thu 28-Jun-07 18:56:55

I agree, had never used the term troll until mumsnet and tbh only see it used on here.

JoanCrawford Thu 28-Jun-07 18:57:02

It suggests to me that those asking, 'have a life'!

If you can, not only, say what a troll is but can spot one at a hundred paces, you clearly need to get out more!

lulumama Thu 28-Jun-07 18:57:02

and if the only internet forum you use is mumsnet, you would be forgiven for thinking it is a musmnet word, like fanjo, twunt or norks

FrannyandZooey Thu 28-Jun-07 18:59:11

Why would you know, if you haven't used an internet forum before?

Hulababy Thu 28-Jun-07 19:01:26

I bet my DH doesn't know what a troll is in internet terms. He has never been on a forum site, and rarely uses the internet other than for news and sport updates.

Pan Thu 28-Jun-07 19:03:11

I haven't been on an internet forum before, and am unlikely to develop this, ahem, practice. I am not entirely sure waht a troll is or defined by, though am aware of some behavioural traits. IS this a 'real' concern Twiglet??

WigWamBam Thu 28-Jun-07 19:04:15

I didn't know what a troll was until I started using MN.

It didn't take long to work it out though ...

obimomkanobi Thu 28-Jun-07 19:11:15

Fanjo, twunt and norks aren't just mumsnet words.

hatrick Thu 28-Jun-07 19:14:15

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ladymariner Thu 28-Jun-07 19:25:25

I didn't know what a troll was either till mumsnet ( aaprt from the 3 billy goats gruuff one and i don't think that counts!!!)
Still don't know what fanjo is Could someone gently enlighten me, please?

ladymariner Thu 28-Jun-07 19:26:10

Need typing practice aswell, methinks! again!

quint Thu 28-Jun-07 19:28:29

I've never heard of the term troll before, I've asked several times on MN and still no-one has answered so I'm still none the wiser.

Just asked DH and he hasn't heard of it either so yes YABU

cat64 Thu 28-Jun-07 19:29:48

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Rubyslippers Thu 28-Jun-07 19:30:02

this is what a troll is

ladymariner Thu 28-Jun-07 19:30:51

Thank god it's not just me!!!!

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