Page Action: Troll
What would be the best way to fix the page?
The page Troll
is frequently being misused to refer to the trope known as The Gadfly
. It has also become clear that there may be a third trope here that needs its own page. Currently, The Gadfly
describes a character who says things they don't necessarily believe in order to get a reaction - a tactic often used by internet trolls - and can be a funny person, while Troll
refers to internet trolls. The third proposed trope is someone who manipulates others out of cruelty to hurt them.
Offsite and occasionally onsite trolling is used to refer to behavior we would refer to as either what The Gadfly
does or the proposed cruelty variant.
This issue has been resolved and voting is closed.
+7 (yeas:8 nays:1)
Redefine tropes to:
- The Gadfly: A prankster character who's not deliberately trying to be cruel. They play with people's heads for harmless amusement (for themselves or others).
- Troll: Malicious and actively seeking to cause ill will toward his victims, whether on the internet or otherwise.
+1 (yeas:6 nays:5)
's current definition to Internet Troll
and rework the current article to focus on the manipulative, cruel character. This will separate the two tropes into three.
0 (yeas:1 nays:1)
In addition to whatever else we decide, turn Troll
into a disambiguation page that points to both the current page and mythological troll tropes.
-4 (yeas:3 nays:7) -5 (yeas:1 nays:6)
-5 (yeas:2 nays:7) Total number: 6. Number shown: 6.
Total number of votes: 48