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Old May 24, 2004, 01:57 PM   #10
Ben Swenson
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I think there is an important difference between people who hold and defend opinions that we may not like or agree with and trolls. "Troll" tends to refer to individuals who post a contentious or offensive post and then run away, or defend their post by being even sillier.

For instance, someone who posts on here saying "I want to make a machine gun to murder babies like all NRA members do." would be a troll.

Agricola, on the other hand, is someone who I may not agree with, and who holds views that I think can be downright silly, but defends his position factually and logically and doesn't just post to irritate people. Thus, he's not a troll in my book.
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