Re: Discussion of Logic re Physics

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 14:20:08 +1100

That is digression, not trolling. According to Wikipedia:

"An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who
posts controversial and usually irrelevant or off-topic messages in an
online community, such as an online discussion forum, with the
intention of baiting other users into an emotional response[1] or to
generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.[2]"

It is fine to request the thread to refocus on your original question,
when you feel it is drifting offtopic. It might also help to post your
question in its original form to this list, rather than relying on a
link to another forum.

It is not fine to accuse someone of being a troll when they're clearly not.

On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 06:43:33PM -0800, Brian Tenneson wrote:
> By trolling, I mean that by the third post in my thread, nothing there
> is directly connected to any ideas in my original post.
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