On the Edge of Trolling, Pt 1

By , June 11, 2009 12:39 am

The definition of Troll from Urban Dictionary:

One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.

Someone decided to grace a few of my posts with some comments that I would consider on the edge of trolling. That is, I think she believes what she’s saying and I’m not convinced she’s trying to cause “maximum disruption and argument,” but she’s definitely being rude and disruptive. Rather than approve her comments, or even just simply ignore them, I’m going to focus some posts on them and try to respond to what they’re saying as best I can. The goal of this is more to get my thoughts in order – and to hear from the peanut gallery – than to engage her in a discussion which her tone has indicate she isn’t willing to have.

First up, Anonymous posted a comment to Are You Undergoing a Transgender Experience:

I’m sorry, but it’s not rude to ask those kinds of questions– grow some thicker skin.  You decided to do this, become a woman, and so– figure it the fuck out and stop crying about it.

And if you don’t pass, then figure that out too.  You’re the one who wants this .

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