[Air-l] Lachlan Brown

Alex Kuskis akuskis at ican.net
Thu Mar 21 12:55:12 PST 2002

A related term is "flame bait", which Netlingo.com defines as:
An intentionally inflammatory posting in a newsgroup or discussion 
group designed to elicit a strong reaction thereby creating a flame war. 
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon
alex.kuskis at utotonto.ca

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jeremy hunsinger" <jhuns at vt.edu>
To: <air-l at aoir.org>
Cc: "'robert m. tynes '" <rtynes at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: [Air-l] Lachlan Brown

> troll from the jargon file:
> troll
> 1. v.,n. [From the Usenet group alt.folklore.urban] To utter a posting 
> on Usenet designed to attract predictable responses or flames; or, the 
> post itself. Derives from the phrase "trolling for newbies" which in 
> turn comes from mainstream "trolling", a style of fishing in which one 
> trails bait through a likely spot hoping for a bite

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