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To think it's ridiculous to call posters trolls because they disagree with someone?

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Megatron Fri 05-Jun-20 18:27:29

This is becoming more and more common. A troll, to me, is someone whose sole goal is to be deliberately goady or inflammatory in order to upset a poster or derail a thread. Not someone who says, 'actually Marjory I don't necessarily think that's true'.

It seems that as soon as someone posts an alternative viewpoint, they are immediately being labelled a troll. It's a bit tiresome and stifling debate in some cases.

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Asthenia Fri 05-Jun-20 19:02:30

Completely agree - it’s a term that’s used way too much along with ‘gaslighting’ and ‘be kind’.

Megatron Fri 05-Jun-20 21:04:30

I've seen it 3 or 4 times today when it was just someone disagreeing with another poster. Nobody was 'trolling' anyone.

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MereDintofPandiculation Fri 05-Jun-20 21:42:17

it’s a term that’s used way too much along with ‘gaslighting’ and ‘be kind’. and "toxic' and "narcissistic"

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