Sometimes the difference is hard to determine (or impossible) because there's no way to know the intent behind it. A troll question is one asked to intentionally inflame others or elicit a strong reaction, without a lot of regard for knowledge or truly wanting to know the opinions of the respondents.
Some people will ask questions on controversial topics because they honestly want to know what others think about that issue and why, and although some people may get riled up and 'react', the question wasn't asked with the intent or hope of that happening.
What's offensive to someone is subjective, but what violates the rules here is still a violation, whether anyone is actually offended by it or not.
· 11 months ago