(*-no, not because I wanted to be M2'd down, but because I thought they weren't unfair)
Another was this little gem. Now, my understanding of the term "Troll" is that "trolling" is a variation on "trauling", and originally referred to a sort of fishing, eg: "trolling one's hands through the water". It refers to (more or less) a comment designed purely to get a significant angry response- specifically a response in the form of replies, rather than somebody merely getting quietly offended.
Some others had modded it up as "insightful" and "interesting", but it seemed clear to me it had it all. It was:
- Offensively worded
- Able to generate at least 10 direct replies (I didn't try to count the total replies under those)
Anyway, no, this is not a reply to that. This is a reply to the M2ers who can't smell a troll when they're shown one. Yeah, I often m2 downmods as unfair, but if there's any doubt I prefer to leave them "dont' know". And it was a troll, I don't care if you agreed with him or not. People here often refer to "groupthink" on the site, but I still suspect this works both ways...
Any comments welcome, but bear in mind I'm still finding
myself not spending much time here nowadays, so
apologies if I don't respond (either soon or at all).
OTOH, I've got a bunch of other things to journal about
[Addendum: Oh yeah, and if you were one of the people that M2'd me down, don't be afraid to say. I won't foe you or beat you over the head with a blunt instrument or anything, I'll probably just scowl at you a bit and tell you that it was a troll so ner]