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#1 of 231 Clinton McClure

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Posted August 15 2008 - 01:24 PM

Is it just me or has there been a surge of trolling on the HTF as of late?

#2 of 231 RickER

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Posted August 15 2008 - 02:28 PM

Interesting thread, with no examples...OK...

I guess i have seen some difference of opinion. I have seen a lot of new people. Quite a few people i might assume are teens, that have nothing better to do than stir the pot, piss off people.

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#3 of 231 DaveF

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Posted August 15 2008 - 02:50 PM

Haven't noticed it. Although your post is possibly an example of it... Posted Image

#4 of 231 Greg_S_H

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Posted August 15 2008 - 03:10 PM

Other than that dude who welshes on Dark Knight bets, not really.

#5 of 231 DavidJ

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Posted August 15 2008 - 03:30 PM

Hey, I just learned something thanks to this thread. I never knew it was "welshes" or that it was derived from Welsh. Huh. Oh and what's trolling? Posted Image

#6 of 231 Lew Crippen

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Posted August 15 2008 - 03:43 PM

Well there was that guy Floyd or whoever, posting mostly in the hardware areas. He never made an upgrade that I would have chosen to afford, and the result was never less than outstanding and amazing.
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#7 of 231 Greg_S_H

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Posted August 15 2008 - 04:16 PM

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Hey, I just learned something thanks to this thread. I never knew it was "welshes" or that it was derived from Welsh. Huh. Oh and what's trolling? Posted Image

It'll probably turn out I insulted someone with that.

#8 of 231 Clinton McClure

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Posted August 15 2008 - 04:55 PM

I'm not going to name names, but some of the posts look like obvious attempts with a thread or two being closed recently. It just seems there have been more attempts than usual, that's all.

And there's no way I could be trolling, I love silica and salsa too much! :-)

#9 of 231 DaveF

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Posted August 15 2008 - 05:07 PM

Has it been in specific areas, Clinton? I've not noticed an uptick in locked threads in AHL. The other areas I loiter in also seem safe from trollish talk.

#10 of 231 Clinton McClure

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Posted August 15 2008 - 05:11 PM

HT Hardware and associated hardware forums.

#11 of 231 Bryan X

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Posted August 15 2008 - 11:37 PM

I noticed a couple, but not an absurd amount.

#12 of 231 Michael Reuben

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Posted August 16 2008 - 01:16 AM

Not from where I sit, no.

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#13 of 231 Holadem

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Posted August 16 2008 - 03:03 AM

Here is a brand new one: http://www.hometheat....3-post200.html

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#14 of 231 Joseph J.D

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Posted August 16 2008 - 05:03 AM

I remember one newbie getting a little unruly in one of RAH's Blu-ray threads a couple of months ago......fun times. Posted Image Haven't seen anything else notable though.
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#15 of 231 Michael Reuben

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Posted August 16 2008 - 07:05 AM

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I guess people should define what they mean by "trolling". To me, that doesn't qualify.

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#16 of 231 Joseph DeMartino

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Posted August 16 2008 - 10:01 AM

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I guess people should define what they mean by "trolling". To me, that doesn't qualify.

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I agree. "Trolling" is usually defined as "trolling for flames" - posting something solely for the purpose of provoking others to an angry or outraged response. Arguing the relative merits of various Olympic sports doesn't strike me as qualifying. Although I suppose there could be some really milltant badmitten afficiandos out there who might disagree. Posted Image

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Posted August 16 2008 - 02:58 PM

I think that Bose speakers are by far the best speaker brand there is!! Posted Image



No I haven't seen any trollers.

#18 of 231 Don Solosan

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Posted August 16 2008 - 03:01 PM

"I think that Bose speakers are by far the best speaker brand there is!!"

That's probably not trolling, but around these parts those sure are fightin' words.

#19 of 231 Clinton McClure

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Posted August 16 2008 - 05:00 PM

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Although I suppose there could be some really milltant badmitten afficiandos out there who might disagree.

That's even funnier because I watched Dodgeball the other day.

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Posted August 16 2008 - 05:57 PM

I don't remember seeing any trolls, just a few elves and wizards.
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