Trolling is a form of art.
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Resolved: Trolling is a form of art.
"deliberately, cleverly, and secretly pissing people off, usually via the internet, using dialogue. Trolling does not mean just making rude remarks: Shouting swear words at someone doesn't count as trolling; it's just flaming, and isn't funny. Spam isn't trolling either; it pisses people off, but it's lame. The most essential part of trolling is convincing your victim that either a) truly believe in what you are saying, no matter how outrageous, or b) give your victim malicious instructions, under the guise of help. Trolling requires decieving; any trolling that doesn't involve decieving someone isn't trolling at all; it's just stupid. As such, your victim must not know that you are trolling; if he does, you are an unsuccesful troll."
"A skill acquired by experience, study, or observation; an occupation requiring knowledge or skill... the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects."
1) Neither the definition of "trolling" or "art" may be questioned by debaters.
2) Sources in text.
Round 1: Introductions.
Round 2: Opening arguments.
Round 3: Rebuttals to opponents arguments in preceeding round (i.e. rd. 2)
Round 4: Responses to rebuttals and concluding arguments. No new arguments may be introduced.
"When we are born, we cry that we are come
To this great stage of fools"
King Lear; Act IV, Scene IV
Trollers be trolling.
Also, I question the definitions of "trolling" and "art."
Trolling is deliberately hiding under bridges to scare passers-by and not allow them passage over the bridge unless they answer your three riddles.
Also, art is a man's name, short for Arthur or Artholomew, or even Art.
I look forward to Pro's opening argument.
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May this debate, if voted on, remain a tie, pursuant to the nature of this debate's progression! Oh, and tomorrow never knows.
Yep. And may we all fly away on the backs of angels...
The world is coming to an end.
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