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Thread created on Fri Jun 07, 2013 00:36:01
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So forums started about 1994 but before that what did everyone do to troll? was it just saying Emily Bronty books are crap 50 years ago or just complaining about a program on BBC on "Points of View" 20 years ago, was that the original trolling? has trolling always actually existed but just became more obvious with the advent of technology?

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Posted on Fri Jun 07, 2013 01:49:37
what's wrong with trolls?



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Posted on Fri Jun 07, 2013 01:52:56
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what's wrong with trolls?



BEST TROLLS EVER! those two were epic

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Posted on Fri Jun 07, 2013 02:54:37
Before the internet, everyone minded their own business

Sarcasm is the body's natural defense against stupid

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Posted on Fri Jun 07, 2013 03:10:21

By Jenocide [1282365]
So forums started about 1994 but before that what did everyone do to troll?


Bulletin board servers.

Before that, getting drunk and arguing in bars.


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Posted on Fri Jun 07, 2013 03:40:56
prank calls

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Posted on Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:10:46
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Bulletin board servers.

Before that, getting drunk and arguing in bars.


That's not trolling.
That was looking for a brawl. Good ole days

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Posted on Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:24:57
find dog poo put it in paper bag, set it on a porch, light it on fire ring doorbell and scatter.

not sure if trolling though, could be.....

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Posted on Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:38:28
School toilet grafitti

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Posted on Fri Jun 07, 2013 13:14:20
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School toilet grafitti


Yeah. Bathroom stalls, TP or egg someones house, ding dong ditch, spay paint. The only thing that has changed is the speed of the return. With old school trolling you had to be patient.

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Posted on Fri Jun 07, 2013 13:22:08
20 years ago, or longer it... it wasn't called "trolling" it was called: Being a dick!!!

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Posted on Fri Jun 07, 2013 15:34:18
1994 is before my time, but before I discovered interwebs I played PS2, PC & SEGA Megadrive, school toilet graffiti (as jtj mentioned), burn things in the garden, misbehaved at school & never listened.
God I must've been a little shit.

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Posted on Fri Jun 07, 2013 19:00:15
back in the late 80's & early 90's, me & friends used to do a lot of toilet paper, egg's, ring the doorbell & run & hide. Then of course we got caught 1 time & had to spend a saturday afternoon cleaning it up.

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Posted on Fri Jun 07, 2013 19:08:09
Knock down ginger - AKA knock on random peoples doors and run away, thinking back i have no idea why my childish teenage self done so but it was pretty funny. All to just get random people to walk to their front door, it was kinda like trolololo for us while we leg it up the street -.-

Then we grew some balls and use to really troll people by either playing garden gnomes where a group of you had to just freeze frame in a random shape or pull a funny face, last one to move wins... that also turned into sexual garden gnomes and many other random trolls like asking: "Is your washing machine still running?" "ummm yeah.." "then you better go catch it" trolololol

Then we sat in our rooms all day playing R unescape and Call of duty / pr0n

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Posted on Fri Jun 07, 2013 19:31:53
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By jtj [1640111]
School toilet grafitti


Yeah. Bathroom stalls, TP or egg someones house, ding dong ditch, spay paint. The only thing that has changed is the speed of the return. With old school trolling you had to be patient.


I live in Ireland and think what you call "ding dong ditch" is knocking on someone door and then doing a runner? we use to do that too but we called it "Knick Knack", one of our favourite games was to get someone to do the "knick knack" and we'd all be standing at the gate and when the person doing the "knick knack" knocked on the door we'd all close the gate to slow them down and we'd run away while they'd get caught

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Posted on Sat Jun 08, 2013 00:41:34
Kids are and always will be master 'trolls', when we were little we used to play a game in assembly where we had to say the word 'grandma' louder and louder until someone stopped us. Everyone in the hall would be laughing and we spoiled many an assembly like this.

Also, 'gullible' isn't in the dictionary...

It was just called playing around.

As to 'what was the original trolling', I'm sure that trying to be a funny dick has been around since cave times.

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Posted on Sat Jun 08, 2013 04:43:43
Trolling forums has been around since before the internet.

I remember back when...oh I'll just show you a screenshot I took.
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Posted on Sat Jun 08, 2013 04:50:18
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Also, 'gullible' isn't in the dictionary...


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Posted on Sat Jun 08, 2013 08:07:19
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prank calls




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Posted on Sat Jun 08, 2013 08:36:36
Chain mails were quite popular too. Especially when it involves the appearance of ghost in your closet on midnight.

Btw, it seems Beerstain likes old man in bathrobe.

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Posted on Sat Jun 08, 2013 09:05:53
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Chain mails were quite popular too. Especially when it involves the appearance of ghost in your closet on midnight.

Btw, it seems Beerstain likes old man in bathrobe.


You only just worked that out

I believe good old snail mail was used for trolling way back when

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