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Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
22-Apr-02 - 07:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: Proposed solution to Guest/Troll problem
Subject: RE: BS: Proposed solution to Guest/Troll problem
Except that laughter, including mockig laughter, is a form of attention and a reward. So I think they should only be laughed at if they are truly funny, which is rare. (To be distinguished from being ridiculous, which is not.)

Actually I think being truly funny disqualifies someone from being a (lower case) troll; there's probably a separate word for it.