On Forum Moderation

NaN divide at by.zero
Tue Oct 22 20:40:52 UTC 2019

On Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at 20:11:56 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 10/22/2019 1:01 PM, Jonathan Marler wrote:
>> How do you decide when someone is trolling and when someone is 
>> making valid criticism?
> Great question.
> Trolling is when the criticism lacks any sort of actionable 
> specifics. Even if it isn't intended as trolling by the writer, 
> it has that effect. For example:
>  Trolling: D is no good.

That's only trolling if the person saying it is doing so 
specifically to wind people up. Otherwise it's just regular 

Trolling is literally defined by the intent. You cant say the 
intent is irrelevant, it's the whole point of trolling.

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