Like any good on-line community, TTAC has its fair share of those little supernatural beings from Norse mythology, called trolls. If I tell you that some people call trolls fairies, this will immediately cause protests of LGBT discrimination, racism, or worse. How do you bring trolls out? Simple, you bait them. For instance with sentences such as the above. We have a better idea: We want you to elect TTAC’s SUPERTROLL.
What is a troll?
Wikipedia says it is “someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.”
The Urban Dictionary says a troll is “someone with nothing worthwhile to add to a certain conversation, but rather continually threadjacks or changes the subject, as well as thinks every member of the forum is talking about them and only them.”
Today and tomorrow, you can nominate TTAC’s most eminent and egregious trolls. Simply enter their TTAC handle in a comment, with a short explanation, if you insist.
Of course, TTAC’s master trolls will immediately try to deflect the poll by nominating TTAC editors or authors. Those are off limits, and by nominating a TTAC editor or author, you would immediately nominate yourself as a TTAC Top Troll candidate.
We will let the nomination run for a day or two, then we will vote.
- What does a TTAC Top Troll get? Freedom. As it is the common practice in this kind of a contests, you can vote the Top Troll off the island.
- You may nominate a maximum of three candidates. Nominate more, and you go on the list.
- Be the first to nominate the Top Troll and you get a TTAC Get Out Of Jail Card – unbannable for a year
- There is another sealed and secret rule. I shall reveal it when it is too late.
And now: Start the nominations.