• Dig up arguments from the past
    Dig up arguments from the past
    A common troll trait is to dig up arguments from the past and try to focus on them instead of the...
  • One for all
    One for all
    A common technique of the troll is to use "One for all" logic and it is commonly expressed by rep...
  • Quote editing
    Quote editing
    Snipping out large chunks of unrelated material isn't really a troll trademark, but doing a littl...
  • Misinterpretation
    Misinterpretation
    This is the act of wilfully "misinterprete" someone else. Poster A may say something like "People...
  • Diversion
    Diversion
    When the troll gets tangled up in his lies and obfuscation in a way where there is no way to move...
  • Having an agenda
    Having an agenda
    A troll always have an agenda, a goal or a motive. Something that drives the troll. This is very ...
  • Lying
    Lying
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  • Role Reversal
    Role Reversal
    Role Reversal, in short, means that the troll interpretes what was written to be about the writer...
  • Insults
    Insults
    When the troll can't respond with actual arguments, he will more often than not respond with insu...
  • Forging posts and material
    Forging posts and material
    As mentioned - any given troll is often met with substantiated facts and in response to that he w...
  • Unsubstantiated refutations
    Unsubstantiated refutations
    Any given troll will likely be met with actual argument based on actual facts, which are substant...
  • Thread hijacking
    Thread hijacking
    When a troll has issues with a specific person (or several), the troll will be inclined to bring ...
  • Projection
    Projection
    Entire essays could be written on this particular criteria. Suffice it to say, that a troll is of...
  • Unsubstantiated claims
    Unsubstantiated claims
    A troll needs to accuse or claim things about their opponents, and since substantiating claims is...
  • Antagonizing through other media
    Antagonizing through other media
    Sometimes the "time limited" usenet media isn't enough for the troll and his agenda, and he needs...
  • Quote-scavanging
    Quote-scavanging
    In a trolls "off-time" he might be inclined to do some research about his opponents and gather qu...
  • Antagonizing threads
    Antagonizing threads
    A troll needs attention to his trolling, so whenever he is in a lengthy thread arguing only with ...
  • Ignoring evidence
    Ignoring evidence
    A troll is likely to end up in situations where he has made some really wild claims about somethi...
  • Obfuscation
    Obfuscation
    This is a trolls main weapon. Most trolls are not very good debaters or have very good or compell...
  • Objective Troll Criteria
    Objective Troll Criteria
    What defines a troll? That would seem to be an odd question to say the least - but sometime you m...