So we've had a few nice examples of trolling posted - how do they stack up against the definition?
I've broken down the definition and there seems to be some contradictory elements to it
- Posting inflammatory messages
- Posting off-topic messages
However, I think the thing that most people are complaining about is the first one? It would seem quite possible to troll someone without going off-topic
Setting aside the kind of moronic personal abuse that goes on on youtube etc, which I think everyone can agree is off-limits, 'inflammatory' can still encompass a range of different things
For example, John Oliver is inflammatory and I assume he's trying to provoke an emotional response and doing it for his own amusement (and that of his audience)
Other valid viewpoints can also be inflammatory - abortion for instance
'Inflammatory' is also a subjective term - what's inflammatory to one person is not to another
Is there a particular kind of 'inflammatory' that defines a troll?