= T =
Common Usenet jargon for a notional
instrument used to measure the quality of a Usenet
troll. "Come on, everyone! If the above doesn't set off the
Troll-O-Meter, we're going to have to get him to run around with a
big blinking sign saying `I am a troll, I'm only in it for the
controversy and flames' and shooting random gobs of Jell-O(tm) at
us before the point is proven." Mentions of the Troll-O-Meter are
often accompanied by an ASCII picture of an arrow pointing at a
numeric scale. Compare bogometer.
--Jargon File, autonoded by rescdsk.