The Difference Between Trolling and Being an Asshole



  • For some reason I’ve noticed more and more people across the web and in Chivalry get trolling and being an asshole mixed up. For example, today I was in a duel server and some dude from a pubstomper clan said he was better than one of Tempest’s Knights. We get in an argument and I tell him I’ll set up a duel between him and said knight if he wanted to back up his trash talk.

    He said “I don’t need to. Everyone knows I’m better than him”. Then the argument escalates and in the end he said “Hahaha dude, I was trolling you this whole time!”

    That’s not trolling. That’s being an idiot, who’s goal is to simply piss people off for no better reason than to get some kicks. This also goes with the new mentality that you can talk as much shit as you want without backing it up. It’s fucking pathetic. If I ever talk shit, I back it up, with facts, evidence, or I prove it myself by wrecking them.

    After this I brutally insulted him calling him an inbred ****** and said his clan was terrible and that they were too scared to ever fight us bla bla bla. Then to prove a point I said I was just trolling and that we could still be friends and that I was kidding about what I said.

    I just blocked him afterwards. Here’s the best definition of trolling I’ve found.

    “The art of deliberately, cleverly, and secretly pissing people off, usually via the internet, using dialogue. Trolling does not mean just making rude remarks: Shouting swear words at someone doesn’t count as trolling; it’s just flaming, and isn’t funny. Spam isn’t trolling either; it pisses people off, but it’s lame.” - http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=trolling

    Key words are “cleverly” and “secretly”. If you’re just spouting a bunch of horseshit and then to back out of it you say you were just trolling, you’re pathetic, and should have no internet privileges.

    There’s my rant. I had to vent after that stupid encounter.



  • Definetly agree. You should read this Crushed.



  • @Sophax:

    Definetly agree. You should read this Crushed.

    Crushed is cool. He’s just lost his patience arguing with idiots.



  • You even looked up a definition of trolling? How cute.



  • @DokB:

    You even looked up a definition of trolling? How cute.

    Urban dictionary, how reliable.



  • Well, the non-internet meaning of trolling is to cast a fishing line out the back of a boat while the boat is moving. I think, something like that.



  • That’s trawling, silly.



  • @Flippy:

    Crushed is cool. He’s just lost his patience arguing with idiots.

    I know Crushed outside this forum and how he acts there thats why I named him :P



  • @DokB:

    That’s trawling, silly.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/trolling?s=t&path=/

    "to fish for or in with a moving line, working the line up or down with a rod, as in fishing for pike, or trailing the line behind a slow-moving boat. "

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/trawling?s=t

    Silly.



  • You are the trolling expert here evidently.



  • 90% of all trolls are assholes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cV_q-mVAAA





  • shut up stickdick i make ur mum squeal all nite



  • @Oy:

    shut up stickdick i make ur mum squeal all nite

    Hey this post offends me too. Why do you have to use such vulgar language? Please edit it or I’ll file in a complaint because you’re making me very uncomfortable with your potty mouth.

    Please mods.



  • ur not funy sophex run home to ur cozy bed little man and leav forums to big boys. ur mum says to throw somethin in teh oven cause she gonna be out late tonite



  • I thought you were better than this Oy. You use to at least try when you trolled, instead you just sound like some angsty teen dickhead making mum jokes.



  • Yeah Oy, come on man you’re better than this!



  • @Oy:

    ur not funy sophex run home to ur cozy bed little man and leav forums to big boys. ur mum says to throw somethin in teh oven cause she gonna be out late tonite

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N5fagYtP2E

    Why do you talk bad about my mother? My beds cozy arright.



  • In response to Ser DokB and Ser Flip, sophax sarcastically, “at least I hope sarcastically”, responded to 4 or 5 separate comments I’ve made saying he’s offended and asking mods to ban me. This level of stupidity motivated me to make my own retarded, sarcastic comments back, and I’ve done just that.

    Sophax, I slap you with a glove and question your manhood, scullion.



  • @Oy:

    In response to Ser DokB and Ser Flip, sophax sarcastically, “at least I hope sarcastically”, responded to 4 or 5 separate comments I’ve made saying he’s offended and asking mods to ban me. This level of stupidity motivated me to make my own retarded, sarcastic comments back, and I’ve done just that.

    You know, that’s actually perfectly reasonable. I apologize.


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