[CentOS] Dag's comment at linuxtag

Fri Jul 3 14:04:58 UTC 2009
Mihai T. Lazarescu <mtlagm at gmail.com>

On Fri, Jul 03, 2009 at 06:37:17AM -0700, Radu-Cristian FOTESCU wrote:

> > no, trolling works much better on high volume lists
> > like this one.
> I officially declare that whoever uses the word "troll"
> is underbrained (aka stupid moron). The verb "to troll"
> was invented by some ***arrogant*** F/LOSS developers
> to assert that any *conversation* that looks slightly 
> critical to them is not a "legitimate" one, but a "wicked"
> attempt to sabotage their prestige. Wait, maybe "trolling"
> was not invented by some Linux/BSD developer(s), but 
> rather by Stalin himself!

This excerpt is more informed:

    gnome-dictionary --look-up troll

    Troll Troll, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trolled; p. pr. &
    vb. n. Trolling.]  [OE. trollen to roll, F. tr[^o]ler,
    Of. troller to drag about, to ramble; probably of Teutonic
    origin; cf. G. trollen to roll, ramble, sich trollen to
    be gone; or perhaps for trotler, fr. F. trotter to trot
    (cf. Trot.). Cf. Trawl.]