Slashdot Trolling Defined

By Deane Barker on January 15, 2004

Slashdot trolling phenomena: Here’s an example of awesomeness of Wikipedia combined with some pretty interesting reading. It’s several thousand words on the trolling of Slashdot comments.

The Slashdot trolling phenomena make up a bizarre and complex subculture found on the popular Slashdot technology website. It is a mixture of juvenilia, sarcasm, deliberately bad jokes, tasteless nonsense and highly developed and artistic attempts to provoke outraged responses from other forum users, or amuse them. It is a subset and a microcosm of Internet trolling in general.