Don’t pass off trolling as simple scepticism

Friday 1 October 2010, 10.00am HKT

Scepticism is fine in itself, but not when it’s being used as a tactic to troll people.”

(27 Sept 2010)

P.S. “Trolling” is Internetspeak for the act of posting intentionally provocative, offensive and/or off-topic remarks with the primary intent to cause disruption. It isn’t limited to the Internet. In normal English, it’s called fishing for trouble or sniffing for the fight. So there.

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