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Define Trolling

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SweetJoe    278

Hello! I understand what trolling is, but im not clear as to everything that qualifies as trolling. could someone please clarify this for me? as id like to be able to identify it in the future when i see it. thank you!

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Zhunk    2

There is no "correct" definition of trolling (Yes, I Googled it), just follow the common sense.

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Trolling is a very broad term. Many kinds of negativity spread across the internet can be considered as trolling. This is as close as it gets: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)

And the definition stated here is the same as people here take it. There's no real requirements as to when you are able to claim whether someone's trolling or not. It will always be a matter of personal interpretation.

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SweetJoe    278

ok cool. thats pretty much what i thought. had to ask after a post in the reports section where 12 drunk men at the ravens nest noticed porn and one man decided to [email protected] it. he got banned for trolling. now i can understand why, but the quick response of the ban made me wonder what else can be trolling. maybe little things like making fun of accents with another american. ( people do this in real life, its funny and helps raise moral when you've been attacked by russians or asians or who ever really, even people from the south or north united states for that matter.) or other goofing off. (i understand that perverted act is rather bad)


and by that definition of trolling i should record more people and share their actions...like when im at a settlement and i talk to someone and they say F-U after everything, or you moms a wh0re, or other really mean and hostile things in response. lmao

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Like Zhunk said just use common sense. There is no absolute definition to what trolling is however bare in mind that this is a role playing server and that when role playing you have certain standards to meet to assure you and others have a positive role playing experience. Don't take jokes to far etc.

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Hofer    20

A good example is:

You get aimed at with 5 AKs being told to drop your weapons and surrender. You then suddenly starts running in circles saying "fuck you" over and over again.

But as the others above stated, the term "trolling" applies to many things.

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Guest Grumby   
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Guest Wookiebookie   
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Ban Grumby for spoiling GTA V :(

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PCJames    151

wow sweetjoe that was your 100th post!

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Guest Nath   
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Ban Grumby for spoiling GTA V :(

Scared to watch that video now :(

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Alec    0

I think the whole "Trolling" nonsense is a terrible rule, I mean it should apply to stupid stuff like rape RP and otherwise silly RP, but someone whacking it? Doesn't sound like trolling to me, just sketchy RP.

What if my character was like Trevor off GTA? Absolutely batshit insane? For instance a few days ago I had a guy try to rob me when I had just spawned, so I started squeeling like a banshee and telling him to shoot me, because life wasn't worth it anymore which was reasonable because my character I was using acts that way, would I get banned for trolling?

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Ice    0

Trolling in my book is acting too inappropriate for the given situation.

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Sin    113

What if my character was like Trevor off GTA? Absolutely batshit insane?

Don't do that.

For instance a few days ago I had a guy try to rob me when I had just spawned, so I started squeeling like a banshee and telling him to shoot me, because life wasn't worth it anymore which was reasonable because my character I was using acts that way, would I get banned for trolling?

It's not reasonable because your character acts that way, it's reasonable because some jerk is out robbing new spawns. He deserves to get trolled more than a little.

Trolling is basically anything done specifically to get a reaction from someone. If UMadBro.jpg could be considered an appropriate counter response, it's trolling. Furthermore, general immaturity and breaking immersion can also be considered trolling.

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Tomeran    3

My definition of trolling is basicly to get your own kicks and enjoyment out of the expense of other people. That's as close to some sort of short definition of the word I can get, although I could write a wall of text to explain the details of what I think about it, as I realize its easy to misinterpret my definition.

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SweetJoe    278

SO if i play jokes on people while we are all sitting around, its only trolling if they take offense? you know, while were waiting around for something to happen.

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theres a difference between jokes/roleplaying THAT QUIRKY GUY and trolling. know the diffference.

as long as your roleplaying it and being serious using *actions* stuff like that to show you know how to roleplay would help your case of not wanting to be a troll.

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Alec    0

What if my character was like Trevor off GTA? Absolutely batshit insane?

Don't do that.

For instance a few days ago I had a guy try to rob me when I had just spawned, so I started squeeling like a banshee and telling him to shoot me, because life wasn't worth it anymore which was reasonable because my character I was using acts that way, would I get banned for trolling?

It's not reasonable because your character acts that way, it's reasonable because some jerk is out robbing new spawns. He deserves to get trolled more than a little.

Trolling is basically anything done specifically to get a reaction from someone. If UMadBro.jpg could be considered an appropriate counter response, it's trolling. Furthermore, general immaturity and breaking immersion can also be considered trolling.

So all my characters have to be boring middle aged high school teachers?

Surely some people would go insane during a zombie apocolypse, like if I had a PKP and just ran through cherno gunning all the zombies down whilst screaming.

Once there was an attack on sanctuary and I RP'd eating someones heart out, is that bad too?

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SweetJoe    278

That should be allowed, sometimes you just go crazy you know?


i think anything of an unwanted sexual nature, or anything that would ruin roleplay for people.

what about something like yelling fire or "were under attack!" in a crowded room, if you want people to scatter so you can get away from the area?

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Trolling is any behavior that breaks immersion. Its not about being crazy or cussing like a sailor. Trolling behavior gets people frustrated and angry. If someone has to go OOC to tell you to stop....thats trolling. If you put your character into danger that would be completely unrealistic, thats trolling.

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SweetJoe    278

Trolling is any behavior that breaks immersion. Its not about being crazy or cussing like a sailor. Trolling behavior gets people frustrated and angry. If someone has to go OOC to tell you to stop....thats trolling. If you put your character into danger that would be completely unrealistic, thats trolling.

ok sounds good. i see the term thrown around alot for situations that make sense, so it gets a little confusing. it reminds me of playing halflife and people calling you a hacker for a headshot.

sometimes within a group saying or doing something makes sense, but an outside group doesnt get it and says that someones trolling, because they can hear you from 60m away through building and walls and trees.

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Yuval    2

In dayzrp i define trolling as doing an action a normal sane person would not do, of course, it's about common sense, but if you see a person blowing up his friends car for the lols, of shooting him in the leg just for the lols and stuff like that. i find that to be trolling.

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