Talk:Troll (disambiguation)

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Shouldn't trolling for fish be trawling for fish?

trolling for fish and trawling are different things. --Apoc2400 19:40, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia troll[edit]

Could someone add an entry for troll in the specific sense Wikipedia uses it? It seems to be in the same sense as internet slang troll but it isn't explicitly stated and I'm still looking for a good definition. 04:15, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I sugesst redirecting trolling to Trolling for fish instead of here.[edit]

Trolling for fish is after all the original meaning for other meanings of trolling. Trolling for fish would continue to refer here for disambig of course. --Apoc2400 19:44, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

Ok, I will redirect it now. --Apoc2400 21:13, 28 August 2005 (UTC)


I removed "definitions" that had been redlinked by AfDs that removed the articles. I also moved the Society for Creative Anachronism slang reference from "Other uses" to "Slang", and the WP:DNFT reference from near the end to the top of the article. Finally, I arranged the sections in alphabetical order to make the TOC easier to use. — (talk · contribs) 00:47, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Shouldn't a link to the page about trolleybuses also be here?[edit]

proposed 3 meanings in first para[edit]

I thought this was one of those words that deserves a common sense exception, as at the top of the Wikipedia:Manual of Style (disambiguation pages) (which is a guideline, not a policy). I think internet trolling is at least as likely to be the subject of interest for the readers accessing this page as any particular fictional troll, and wanted to bring that to the fore. How else do you think we could achieve this objective? BrainyBabe (talk) 17:24, 13 March 2009 (UTC)


A troll is a mythological creature, related to elves, dwarves, or monsters

Troll may also refer to:

  • Troll (angling), the practice of fishing by drawing a baited line or lure behind a boat
  • Troll (Internet), deliberately placing inflammatory material on the Internet in order to provoke vehement responses

- then continue with the People heading.

On this page we just need enough to tip them off to what page they want to be on, not go into detail into the derivation of the terms, etc. Make sense? (John User:Jwy talk) 17:51, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

I approve of removing the excess mythological links. I think what you propose is good, in general, but how is the first (1 + 2) set of definitions to be separated from the rest? Normally "Troll may also refer to" would go before the first header. How can that be kept visually and sensibly distinct? BrainyBabe (talk) 18:02, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
That's the point. They are in a special position BEFORE the first header. Others might object, I'm not sure, but I think it works. We can have the dab project comment on it later. (John User:Jwy talk) 18:10, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
I meant that the phrase "X may also refer to" usually goes immediately before the first header, but here it would be separated from it by the two lines re angling and the internet. Also, I think we could come up with a better definition for Troll (Internet), that doesn't repeat the word "internet". But that is a separate issue. BrainyBabe (talk) 18:32, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I wandered off. What you describe is exactly the exception I am suggesting. Slipping the two "most important" alternate targets just after the "refer to." I've seen it done (or maybe even I did it) on another page and it seems to work. Shall we try it on the main page and we can adjust the internet thing when we get inspired? (John User:Jwy talk) 21:15, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Sure, go ahead. (I realise Wikipedia is very much a non-synchronous medium, but it throws me a little when I am in the thick of a good productive conversation with another editor also logged on and active at the same time, and then ... absence ... the ball falls. I know there's absolutely no rule against it, and many reasons why it might be necessary, but it just feels ... oddly off-balance. I'm going to sign off soon.) BrainyBabe (talk) 21:53, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
No rule, but it was rude. Sorry. I should have given you notice - I had to get into work! Please forgive. (John User:Jwy talk) 01:39, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
All is well. I like the changes you've made, and have further refined the page. Have you seen Scan? If you are watch-listing dab clean-up, there's one to get your teeth into! My heart sank, and I left it alone. BrainyBabe (talk) 07:54, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
You seemed like such a nice person until you pointed me at THAT page! I'll dive into it at some point. (John User:Jwy talk) 15:52, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
"Seeming" is half the battle. Have fun diving! BrainyBabe (talk) 19:09, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Troll (climbing equipment)[edit]

My redlink for the above was deleted on the grounds of notability. It is included in the Climbing harness page. Troll were important innovators worldwide in climbing equipment. This page on their website outlines the details. Still looking for independant sources to put a page together. Watch this space. Alansplodge (talk) 21:12, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Troll which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 23:29, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 February 2017[edit]



Done - Mlpearc (open channel) 18:50, 25 February 2017 (UTC)