No offence, but you haven't been here long, have you? Says someone with a username from Sep 02... (Ok, conceding the fact that you use OMG for JC, and thus we know the JC isn't your only message board , but the point is, don't judge a poster by their reg date.) Trolling is more along the lines of deliberately going into the "OFFICIAL Like Mike Fan Thread" and saying "Like Mike sucked" etc. It's deliberatley goading for attention, like cetera said, but usually negative attention. Before you say my example was an example of flaming, flaming, (which hasn't been discussed) shares some attributes with trolling, but is generally more personal. One of the definitions of Spamming is posting the same thing over and over again, but it's usually posting the same ad or the same rubbish e.g. asfnwoeng;wljngiouwouwewaoe#########33oainowue over and over to make a chatroom unpleasant. Not contributing to a conversation is spamming on the JC, but the real problem lately has come up in a definition between "spamming" and "community building fluff" Nope, that's SPAM and has been since the old BitNET days and when the term came into popular use after AOL allowed they're members to post on USENET groups in the early 90's. This is true, but Qui-Gon-Jim used the wrong form of the word "their". "They're" is a contraction for "they are".